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Skoda Auto registers 7.1% global growth in 2008

Skoda Auto registers 7.1% global growth in 2008
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Jan 14 2009. 05 17 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Jan 14 2009. 05 17 PM IST
Mumbai: Skoda Auto Wednesday said its global sales in 2008 was 674,530 vehicles, up 7% in comparison to 2007.
The company’s sales grew primarily in China and Eastern Europe, Skoda said in a statement.
The company did not give 2007 figures.
“Despite the current difficulties, we have managed to keep positive sales trends in some of our markets. We are going to continue monitoring Russia, China and India,” Skoda Auto Board Member Fred Kappler said.
The company in 2008 delivered 59,284 vehicles to China, up 117% than in 2007.
It delivered 16,051 vehicles in India for the reporting year, up 31.9% more than previous year.
The company sold 3.4 lakh Octavia more than 11.3% in 2007. Its other brands include Fabia and Superb.
“We believe that the demand for small vehicles such as the Skoda Fabia will grow worldwide as this category offers financial savings and is in line with the growing environmental awareness,” Kappler said.
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First Published: Wed, Jan 14 2009. 05 17 PM IST