Škoda manufactures its 22 millionth vehicle

Apr 12, 2019   OEM

The 22 millionth Škoda vehicle, a Škoda Kodiaq GT in Velvet Red, rolled off the production line at the SAIC Volkswagen plant in Changsha. The vehicle will be presented at the ‘ Škoda Day’ which is taking place ahead of this year’s Auto Shanghai.

Škoda Auto CEO Bernhard Maier said, “ Škoda is growing very dynamically. We have sold more than a quarter of all the Škoda vehicles produced in our company’s 124-year history in the last five years alone. The passing of the 22-million mark is yet another milestone that motivates us to consistently continue this growth. We will be doing this by launching more than 30 new models in the markets by the end of 2022 as part of our product campaign. China will play a crucial role in this: since we entered the Chinese market twelve years ago, Škoda Auto has developed very well there – China is now our largest single market. Our attractive model range as well as our great and trusting collaboration with our long-standing joint venture partner, SAIC Volkswagen, are the foundations for this success.”

 

Škoda Auto Board Member for Production and Logistics, Michael Oeljeklaus, added, “As part of our growth strategy, we utilise an international and efficient production network. At present, we manufacture at a total of 16 sites in nine countries. The fact that our 22 millionth vehicle was produced in China is also proof of the Škoda brand’s successful internationalisation.”

 

In recent years, the Czech car manufacturer has further expanded its production capacity. To this end, the brand has invested more than CZK300 billion ($13.2 billion) in production processes and factories in the Czech Republic alone since 1991. In 2014, Škoda Auto produced more than one million vehicles in a calendar year for the first time. In September 2017, the long-established Czech brand’s 20 millionth vehicle rolled off the production line at the Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic.

 

In years to come, Škoda will continue its growth strategy by launching more than 30 new models worldwide by the end of 2022, ten of which will be electrified.

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