Skoda’s August sales up 33 percent

September 1st, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Skoda Auto India Tuesday reported sales of 1,463 units in August as against 1,103 units in the like month last year, reflecting a year-on-year growth of 33 percent.
According to the company, its Skoda Octavia and the New Skoda Laura proved to be the hottest selling cars in the high-end C+ segment with sales figure of 627 units in August 2009.

The C+ segment in India comprises cars such as the Honda Civic, Toyota Altis, Chevrolet Optra, Volkswagen Jetta and Mitsubishi Cedia, apart from Skoda Octavia and Skoda Laura.

The Skoda Superb secured sales figures of 276 units in August, having garnered a 21.7 percent share in the D segment between January and July. Its share was 5.8 percent in the corresponding period last year.

The D segment includes Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat and Nissan Teana in addition to Skoda Superb.

“Our combined leading position in the C+ and D segments is a result of the new engine options and choice of variants introduced through our two new launches - the Superb and the Laura as well as the expansion of our dealer network in the country,” said Skoda India board member Thomas Kuehl.

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