SKODA'S one millionth SUV has rolled off the production line, marking a significant milestone in the brand's 123 years. Boasting a metallic emerald green finish, the millionth vehicle in question is the SKODA KAROQ, initially launched in 2016.
Since it's release, it has went on to establish itself as one of the most important drivers of growth for SKODA's UK portfolio. Infact, of the one million SUVs produced by SKODA cars to date, more than 100,000 have found homes with customers in the UK.
Mladá Boleslav, 22 August 2018: Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics, commented, “It is a great achievement to have produced one million SUVs. We are currently taking the necessary measures to continue meeting the growing demand for vehicles in this segment in the future.
For example, we are expanding our Kvasiny plant into a centre of excellence for SUV production. In addition, since the beginning of the year the ŠKODA KAROQ has been the brand’s only vehicle to be produced at two of our Czech sites”.
SKODA's success in the world of SUVs originates with the SKODA Yeti, a family-favourite originally introduced in 2009. By the end of its production in 2017, more than 680,000 of these units had been sold. Since then, SKODA has only expanded its SUV market with the release of both the KAROQ and the popular SKODA KODIAQ.
These much-loved SUV models boast impressive sales figures and are a key segment of SKODA's 2025 Strategy. Included in this plan, is SKODA's forward-thinking ideas for electric mobility, connectivity and even autonomous driving. With ideas like these up their sleeves, we can only expect even greater success for SKODA as we head for 2025.