In 2020, global Skoda sales worldwide were down 19% to just over a million cars. The Octavia was the top-selling Skoda model.
In full-year 2020, Skoda delivered 1,004,800 cars (-19.1%) worldwide for the seventh consecutive year of over a million cars. Skoda increased its market share in Europe to 5.4% but sales in China, its largest market, were down 39%. The Skoda Octavia was the top-selling model.
Global Skoda Car Sales by Market in 2020
Globally, ŠKODA AUTO delivered 1,004,800 vehicles to customers worldwide in 2020 despite major challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the ongoing challenging conditions, the Czech car manufacturer delivered 578,100 vehicles worldwide from July to December (first half of 2020: 426,700 vehicles).
In addition, ŠKODA AUTO confirmed its successful course in numerous markets over the past 12 months: 24,200 vehicles were sold in Turkey (+56.3%) and 5,500 vehicles in Egypt (+52.8%). In Europe, the car manufacturer also increased its market share to 5.4 %. In Russia, a new record was set with 94,600 vehicles delivered (+6.8%).
In Western Europe, the carmaker recorded 434,500 deliveries in 2020 (January to December 2019: 520,500 vehicles; -16.5%). In Germany, the brand’s second-largest single market, deliveries totaled 161,800 vehicles last year (January to December 2019: 191,200 vehicles; -15.4%).
In Central Europe, ŠKODA AUTO delivered 181,900 vehicles from January to December 2020 (January to December 2019: 215,800; -15.7%). ŠKODA AUTO increased its market share in the region by 1.74 points to 19.65 %. In the domestic market of the Czech Republic, deliveries decreased by 11.6% to 83,200 between January and December 2020 (January to December 2019: 94,200 vehicles), with market shares increasing by 3.34 percentage points to 41.0%.
In Eastern Europe excluding Russia, ŠKODA AUTO delivered 39,800 vehicles to customers from January to December 2020 (January to December 2019: 50,200 vehicles; -20.8%).
In Russia, the car manufacturer grew by 6.8% in 2020, with deliveries reaching a new record of 94,600 vehicles (January to December 2019: 88,600 vehicles).
In its largest single market worldwide, China, the carmaker delivered 173,000 vehicles to customers between January and December 2020 (January to December 2019: 282,000 vehicles; -38.7%). The broader Chinese market was only around a tenth down in 2020 and boosted global sales figures for many other European car producers, especially premium German brands.
In India, ŠKODA AUTO delivered 10,900 vehicles between January and December 2020 (January to December 2019: 15,100 vehicles; -27.9%).
ŠKODA AUTO was able to make significant gains in Turkey. From January to December 2020, the manufacturer increased its vehicle deliveries by 56.3% to 24,200 units (January to December 2019: 15,500 vehicles).
Global Skoda Sales by Model in 2020
The top-selling Skoda models worldwide in 2020 were:
ŠKODA OCTAVIA (257,400; -29.2%)
ŠKODA KAROQ (137,200; -10.1%)
ŠKODA KODIAQ (131,600; -23.4%)
ŠKODA KAMIQ (128,500; +99.0%)
ŠKODA FABIA (105,500; -39.0%)
ŠKODA SUPERB (86,200; -17.8%)
ŠKODA RAPID (79,700; -43.9%)
ŠKODA SCALA (63,200; +61.7%)
ŠKODA CITIGO (only sold in Europe: 15,000; -)
ŠKODA ENYAQ iV (600; –)
Deliveries of the ŠKODA brand in 2020 (in units, rounded off, listed by model; +/- in percent compared to 2019):
Global Worldwide Car Sales by Brand in 2020 (Full Year)
- BMW (including Mini & Rolls Royce)
- Mercedes-Benz (including Smart)
- PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel / Vauxhall)
- Renault Group (including Dacia)
- Volkswagen (VW Car Brand)
- Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV)
- Volkswagen Group
“Sales” as reported by brands generally refer to deliveries and not necessarily sales to the customer and final registration. Terms and definitions may vary.
About ŠKODA AUTO
Skoda currently offers its customers ten passenger-car series: the CITIGOe iV, FABIA, RAPID, SCALA, OCTAVIA, and SUPERB cars, as well as the KAMIQ, KAROQ, KODIAQ, and ENYAQ iV SUVs.
Skoda has belonged to the Volkswagen Group for 30 years. Skoda operates at three locations in the Czech Republic; manufactures in China, Russia, Slovakia, and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine with a local partner. Skoda employs approximately 42,000 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.