Exactly 60 months after production of the ŠKODA Octavia began at Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW)’s premises, the company presents an impressive track record, having sold around 740,000 cars and soon to top the magical mark of 750,000 cars built locally.
China is ŠKODAs largest individual market, accounting for 25 per cent of the brand’s worldwide sales. Currently, ŠKODA’s dealer network is about 400 strong with plans to increase this number to over 600 mid-term. Over the past five years, the brand has been expanding by leaps and bounds in China. ŠKODA now aims to shift up a gear in the years ahead thanks to new models, expanded production capacity and strengthened dealer presence. This underscores China’s importance for the brand’s growth strategy.
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