Skoda has posted strong registration figures for 2018. Most impressive is the drastic increase in sales of its SUV models: Kodiaq and Karoq. The overall new car market fell by 6.83 per cent. Skoda recorded 74,724 registrations in 2018 (2017: 79,758), representing a 6.31 per cent decline.
The critically-acclaimed Kodiaq and Karoq SUVs enjoyed strong demand throughout 2018. With a combined registrations figure of 22,555, they accounted for 30.2 per cent of Skoda’s UK registrations. That represents a significant increase from 2017 when the figure stood at 8.5 per cent.
Key to Skoda’s SUV expansion has been the introduction of the new Karoq and the ongoing expansion of the seven-seater Kodiaq range. Both model ranges are set to grow again in 2019 with the arrival of the Kodiaq vRS and Karoq SportLine and Scout models.
Once again, the Octavia was the brand’s best-selling model, with 17,927 registrations recorded during the year. The Fabia was a close second with 17,763 registrations, followed by the Karoq with 14,541 registrations. Kodiaq registrations reached 8,014, with exceptional demand throughout the year.
2019 will see Skoda introduceof the new Scala model in the summer followed soon after by the brand’s first electrified models.
More information on the Skoda range can be found here: https://www.skoda.co.uk/