In October, first Škoda cars are going to be delivered to new customers in Australia.
The brand will offer the Škoda Roomster and Škoda Octavia models, including their RS versions. The launch is planned for the Australian International Motor Show 2007 in Sydney (October 11 – 21). Škoda will start its operations with approx. 14 dealerships across the country.
“The launch in Australia is another symbol of Škoda Auto´s international expansion,“ said Fred Kappler, Škoda Auto BOD Member responsible for sales and marketing.
Australia will become the fifth continent where Škoda Auto sells its cars. At the same time, the country is rounding off the number of the brand´s markets to 100.
Škoda Auto sold altogether 311,062 cars worldwide over the first six months of 2007 (+13.2 % compared to 2006). In 2006, Škoda Auto´s total sales worldwide exceeded the half-a-million threshold for the first time in the Company´s history, reaching 549,667 Škoda vehicles delivered to costumers (+11.7% compared to 2005).