July 10, 2013

Skoda celebrates one-million production success with Shanghai Volkswagen

 Shanghai Volkswagen plant produced its one-millionth Skoda car since 2007, a white 1.6 l Skoda Rapid. In the years ahead, Skoda intends to grow further in its strongest sales market, expanding its model range produced in the country from a current three to
then six models by mid-2014.

"Making one million cars in China within just six years is evidence of our brand’s impressive growth," said Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland. Working closely and trustfully with its partner Shanghai Volkswagen, SVW for short, Skoda has written an unparalleled success story in China since mid-2007. "We are definitely going for more growth in China, reinforcing our model offensive and expanding our capacities. We intend to raise our sales in China to half-a-million cars per year," said Vahland. In 2012, China accounted for about a quarter of Skoda's worldwide sales of 939,200.

Since the beginning of its activities in China, Skoda has relied on cooperation with Shanghai Volkswagen.

"SVW is a dependable and competent partner with whom we will continue to write Skoda's success story in China in the years to come," added Vahland.


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