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150511 ŠKODA continues growth in April

150511 ŠKODA continues growth in April

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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ŠKODA continues growth in April

› ŠKODA’s best April ever: 92,100 deliveries to customers
› International success: Sales increases in Western & Central Europe, China and
India
› Fantastic response: Double-digit growth in ŠKODA Fabia sales in Europe
› New era: New ŠKODA Superb preparing for market launch

Mladá Boleslav, 11 May 2015 – ŠKODA’s deliveries increased 2.8% to 92,100
vehicles in April (April 2014: 89,600), making this the best April in the
company’s 120-year history. The Czech car manufacturer grew in Western &
Central Europe, as well as in China and India. Both the estate and hatch
versions of the ŠKODA Fabia have been very well received on the markets with
an overall increase of around 40% in Western Europe alone. The new ŠKODA
Superb is preparing for its imminent launch on the market, heralding the next
stage of ŠKODA’s model campaign in June.

“We have continued the positive trend of the first quarter into April,” says Werner
Eichhorn, ŠKODA Sales and Marketing Director. “These developments show that we are
winning over increasing numbers of new customers to the brand with our new models.”
Eichhorn continues, “The 2015 automotive year, however, is not proving to be easy. The
situation on certain markets, particularly Russia, remains challenging.”

In Western Europe, ŠKODA achieved growth of 4.5 % in April, delivering 38,200
vehicles to customers (April 2014: 36,600). In Germany, ŠKODA’s second-largest market
in the world, the brand’s deliveries increased 7.0 % to 13,800 (April 2014: 12,900).
ŠKODA reaffirmed their position as the number one import brand on the German market.
ŠKODA achieved double-digit growth in Spain (2000 vehicles; up 16.8 %), Italy (1600
vehicles; up 24.1 %), Finland (900 vehicles; up 13.5 %), Ireland (600 vehicles; up 30.1
%) and Portugal (300 vehicles; up 15.4 %).

In Eastern Europe, including Russia, ŠKODA delivered 7400 vehicles in April (April
2014: 10,700). In this challenging market environment, ŠKODA’s market share had risen
to 4.7 % by the end of April, compared to 3.9 % in April last year. In Russia, ŠKODA
sold 4500 vehicles this April, compared to 7700 units in April 2014. The brand’s share of
the Russian market reached 4.1 % after the first four months of this year (January to
April 2014: 3.4 %). The brand achieved double-digit growth in Rumania (800 vehicles;
up 25.5 %) and in Bulgaria (up 28.5 %; 200 vehicles) this April.

ŠKODA is doing excellently in Central Europe, where deliveries increased 6.1 % to
15,500 vehicles this April (April 2014: 14,600). The company’s market share increased to
21.5 % during these four months (January to April 2014: 20.0 %). In their Czech home
market, ŠKODA’s sales increased 8.1 % to 7700 vehicles delivered in April (April 2014:

ŠKODA Media Services:
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7100). ŠKODA recorded double-digit growth in Hungary (1000 vehicles; up 20.5%) and
Slovenia (500 vehicles; up 18.8%).

ŠKODA is showing strength in China. In their strongest market in the world, the
manufacturer’s sales increased 4.9 % to 23,000 vehicles delivered in April (April 2014:
21,900). ŠKODA has been doing very well with the Octavia, sales of which have
increased by 49.4 %. In India, ŠKODA’s deliveries increased 9.6 % to 1300 in April.
ŠKODA is also doing excellently in Turkey (2600 vehicles; up 187.1%), Egypt (700
vehicles; up 109.4%) and Australia (300 vehicles; up 33.7%).

ŠKODA’s deliveries to customers in April 2015 (in units, rounded off, by model;
+/- in percent compared to April 2014):

ŠKODA Octavia (36,400; +10.3 %)
ŠKODA Rapid (18,000; +6.6 %)
ŠKODA Fabia (16,500; +9.5 %)
ŠKODA Yeti (7200; -30.8 %)
ŠKODA Superb (7800; +4.4 %)
ŠKODA Roomster (2900; +1.2 %)
ŠKODA Citigo (only sold in Europe: 3.300; -15.7 %)

For more information:
Jozef Baláž, Corporate Communications Tomáš Kubík, Corporate Communications
T +420 326 811 773 T +420 326 811 749
jozef.balaz@skoda-auto.cz tomas.kubik@skoda-auto.cz

Media image:

New ŠKODA Superb in the starting blocks
ŠKODA continues profitable growth with their
attractive model range. The new ŠKODA Superb will
be available on the first markets in June.

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ŠKODA Media Services:
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ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,900 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.