More than 1.2 million cars sold by Skoda in the last year. 6.6 percent more than the year before. 2017 was by far the best year in the company's history. And in 2018, the success story seems to seamlessly continue. Skoda has just announced the best January and February ever. With a 196.600 cars you brought up 12.4 percent more to the man than in the first two months of last year. Because you should forge while the iron is still hot, announced the company a new model flood, which will bring us within the next two years, 19 new Skodas.
2019 we are pleased to introduce a production version of the Compact Crossover Vision X, the Czechs at the beginning of March 2018 presented at the Geneva auto salon. The final Name of the Seat-Arona-competitors is not out yet. And also the drive of the study, we will not see so for the time being. The Vision X Concept can drive on both petrol as well as natural gas, or (very briefly) of a purely electrically. The production model will take, but rather the conventional drives that we know from the other B-Segment SUVs from the VW group.
Another Highlight for 2019, the arrival of the first Skoda-Plug is likely to be-in Hybrids. The honorable role of the brand's flagship Superb. So far, there is not yet solid to the technical circumstances, but one can assume that the Plug-in Superb genetically will not be all too far away from the 218-horsepower Passat GTE. The same is yet to receive the 2018 Facelift. If the pure electric range currently, there are officially 50 km increases, remains to be seen.
And where wor's "pure electric": The first electric car of Skoda will also come 2019 on the market. Almost a little unspectacular it is an E-variant of the small Citigo. A year later, it will be really serious with regards to the E-plans from Skoda. In 2020, namely the Vision of E in series. He is the Czech counterpart to the VW I. D. Crozz, could offer such as this 306 HP of system power and a range of about 500 kilometers. By 2025, Skoda wants to have ten electrified models in the Portfolio.
A further focus in addition to the electrical Offensive, the magnification of one's own presence on the automotive map. Currently in 102 countries. This number is expected to grow to 120. 2018 starts in Singapore, 2019 in South Africa.Currently the largest market for Skoda China, where it was able to last discontinuation of 325,000 cars. Germany will follow with 173.300 vehicles and the home market of the Czech Republic, with 95,000 cars. Skoda's Bestseller is, as in previous years, the Octavia.(sw)