Category Archives: skoda

Shanghai Volkswagen launched China-made Skoda Yeti


The joint venture of SAIC and Volkswagen unwrapped the locally-built Skoda Yeti at the 2013 Chengdu Motor Show, which opened on August 30. Compared with the current imported model, the show car has an extended wheelbase of 2638mm and a stance slightly longer and lower. Modifications in exterior styling are largely limited to two places–the […]

Skoda Rapid Goes on Sale, Priced from 79,900 Yuan

chinese-made skoda rapid

The collection of Chinese-built Skodas officially increased to four items on April 18 as Shanghai-Volkswagen (SVW) released the Rapid. Available in three trim levels–Active, Ambition, and Elegand, the compact sedan is priced between 79,900-116,900 Yuan (US$12,927-18,927), and thus noticeably cheaper than its two siblings, the re-designed Jetta from FAW-Volkswagen and Santana from SVW. Built on […]

Shanghai Volkswagen Opens New Plant in Yizheng, to Roll out Skoda Rapid and Yeti Next Year

svw new factory in yizheng

On July 26, Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW) celebrated the opening of its new fifth vehicle plant, which boosted its annual production capacity from the current level of 1.2 million to 1.5 million. Last year, SVW sold 1.16 million cars, including close to 200,000 of the Skoda brand. The new plant was built on the site of […]

China Accounted for 1/3 of Global Sales of Volkswagen-brand Vehicles in 2010

Volkswagen AG (VOW.XE) reports today that consumers in mainland China and Hong Kong bought over 1.51 million Volkswagen-brand vehicles last year, 35% more than 2009, as global deliveries grew 14% to 4.5 million units. China Sales of vehicles of all the marques owned by Volkswagen AG gained 37% to 1.92 million units, including 227,938 Audis […]

Shanghai-VW to Roll Out Skoda Yeti in 2013


Skoda Auto and Shanghai-Volkswagen jointly announced on Dec. 10 that the Chinese-built Yeti compact SUV will be launched in 2013. It will be the fourth Skoda model to roll out of Volkswagen’s Shanghai factory, following Octavia, Fabia and Superb. With a 2578mm wheelbase, Yeti shares the PQ35 platform with VW Tiguan, Skoda Superb, and VW […]

China Became Skoda’s Largest Market


Three short years after Shanghai-Volkswagen released the first Skoda car in China, an Octavia, the country has become the Czech automaker’s largest market, accounting for over 23% of its worldwide sales so far this year. The three Skoda models currently built in China–Octavia, Superb, and Fabia–delivered a total of 83,234 units in the first half […]

September Sales: Shanghai-GM, Shanghai-VW (Skoda), Hyundai-Kia, Chery

New vehicle sales at Shanghai GM rose 41% year-on-year last month to 100,825 units, hitting a record monthly high. For the first three quarters, the joint venture sold 742,176 cars, surpassing last year’s annual sales of 727,000. In September, Buick delivered 57,948 units (LaCrosse 10,339, Regal 7,669, Excelle 22,607), Chevrolet 40,860 (Cruze 17,264), Cadillac 2,017 […]

August Sales: Ford, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Mazda, Shanghai Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi

Ford and its Chinese joint ventures sold 44,074 new vehicles in August, up 24% year-on-year. In the first eight months, sales increased 42% from the same period last year to 368,103 units, including 251,046 from Chang’an-Ford-Mazda. 13,039 units of Focus and 4,629 of Fiesta, both from Chang’an Ford, were delivered last month. Sales of the […]

July Sales: Chang’an Ford, Shanghai VW, GM China

Chang’an Ford: The passenger car joint venture sold 18,255 Ford brand vehicles in July (not including commercial vehicles, mainly Transit MPV, sold by Jiangling Ford). Focus continued to be its No.1 selling model, delivering 11,413 units, followed by Fiesta at 4,246 units. In the first seven months of this year, Chang’an Ford sales reached 170,053 […]

Shanghai Volkswagen Releases Skoda Octavia GreenLine at Changchun Auto Fair


2010 China Changchun International Automobile Fair opens to the public today after four press days. Although it is a tier-1 auto event in China and has attracted 132 companies from around the world showing off nearly one thousand vehicles in total, no important new cars are premiered or launched here. And the theme "eco-tech for […]

Shanghai Volkswagen H1 Sales Up 40%, Skoda Soaring

Shanghai Volkswagen, one of VW’s two passenger car ventures in China (the other being FAW VW), announced yesterday that new vehicle sales in the first half of 2010 increased 39.8% from a year ago to 447,008 units. June sales increased 27.7% year-on-year to 83,066 units, with Lavida delivering 21,305, Passat Lingyu (Passat B5) 12,650, and […]

China Accounted for A Quarter of Volkswagen’s Global Sales in the First Five Months This Year

Figures from Volkswagen Group show that the Chinese market has continued to contribute most to its global sales. Out of the total of 2.94 million vehicles it sold from Jan. to May 2010 (not including the Scania brand), a quarter were bought by the Chinese. Compared with the same period 2009, Volkswagen sold 18.1% more […]

Shanghai Volkswagen Plans for Skoda Yeti Production in 2011


Images of Skoda’s Yeti mini SUV, believed to be from a production application for the year 2011 prepared by Shanghai Volkswagen, have been disclosed on several Chinese auto web sites. They provide convincing proof that Yeti will be the fourth Skoda model to have Chinese-made versions. In Europe Yeti shares platform with VW’s Tiguan, which […]