500,000th Skoda Superb rolls off the assembly line
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- 05:14 pm, June 26, 2012
It took 11 years for the company to cross the 500,000 units production milestone.
Skoda Auto has crossed yet another milestone, this time announcing the production of 500,000th unit of its Skoda Superb model that rolled off the assembly line today, at the company's plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. The millstone comes after 11 years, since the launch of the first-generation Superb model.
While the sales of first-generation Skoda model was more so like an experiment that attracted only 136,068 units, the second-generation model is the one that managed to put the company on sales map, clocking in total sales of 363,932 units, since its launch in 2008.
According to the company, the Asian market has contributed to 40 per cent of total sales of the Skoda Superb model till date with most of the sales coming from China. Skoda Superb is available in 85 countries around the world and the current generation model is being built in Czech Republic, India, China and in Kazakhstan.
“Half a million SKODA Superb produced – that is a number which makes us proud,” said Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland. “The SKODA Superb is our brand’s flagship. It shows the great capability of the entire SKODA team and symbolises like hardly any other model our company’s outstanding performance. Since we introduced the car eleven years ago, total sales of our model palette have almost doubled.” Vahland added.
First Published on 05:14 pm, June 26, 2012
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