Skoda announces details of record year

Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda has announced a record year.

The company has commented that it sold close to 40,000 vehicles over the course of 2007, which represents a 1.7 per cent market share.

It adds that international sales were over 630,000 for the year, which means that the firm has increased its volume by 200 per cent in a decade.

And Skoda believes that with the launch of the new Fabia Estate and Superb to come, 2008 will be just as successful.

"[It] looks set to be an even more prolific year for the Czech firm in Britain with the launch of several exciting new models," commented the firm.

Skoda was originally founded in 1895 as Laurin & Klement.

The firm merged with Skoda Works in 1924 to form Czechoslovakia’s largest industrial enterprise and served as part of the German World War II effort.


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