Skoda has produced its 14-millionth car. The celebratory vehicle rolled off the assembly line at the Czech plant at Kvasiny earlier this week.
“This celebratory car is an impressive expression of our growth strategy,” says Skoda chairman of the board, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “We are expanding at a high speed. Almost two thirds of the 14 million cars built by the company were produced and sold in the past 20 years, four million of which were produced in the past 5 years alone.”
Skoda plans to increase its worldwide sales to at least 1.5 million units per year by 2018. With a total of 879,200 units in 2011, the company sold more cars than ever in its history.
This current milestone illustrates the very dynamic development of the brand and, at the same time, points toward the great significance of its affiliation with the Volkswagen Group in the year 1991.
“We thank the entire Skoda team, which has made this development possible and which can rightly be proud of its achievement,” emphasises Vahland.