The Czech VW subsidiary Skoda delivered fewer cars worldwide last year. Compared to 2020, the number fell by 12.6 percent to 878,200. In the previous year there had been a million cars, in 2019 even 1.2 million vehicles. “The Covid-19 pandemic and the shortage of semiconductors have slowed our growth course significantly,” said Skoda boss Thomas Schäfer. In view of the difficulties, he nevertheless spoke of a “decent result”. It is assumed that the semiconductor supply situation will gradually relax from the second half of the year.
The new electric SUV Enyaq iV recorded almost 45,000 deliveries. In India, production of the new Skoda Kushaq began in the summer, which was developed specifically for the Southeast Asian growth market as part of the “India 2.0” group strategy. The number of vehicles delivered there more than doubled to 22,800. Schäfer is leaving the Skoda headquarters in Mlada Boleslav on July 1 after almost two years and takes over the management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. (Dpa / swi)
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