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Skoda Auto September sales up 11%

Skoda worldwide deliveries were up 12.8% to 568,990 vehicles.

The Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda Auto has reported sales of 75,790 vehicles for September 2010, an increase of 11% compared to 69,023 vehicles sold during the same period a year ago.

In the first nine months of 2010, Skoda worldwide deliveries were up 12.8% to 568,990 vehicles, compared to 504,625 vehicles during the same period last year.

Geographically, the company's sales in Czech Republic increased 9.2%, and delivered 43,666 vehicles, compared to 39,974 vehicles last year, while its market share increased to 34.7%.

In Russia, the company reported an increase in sales by 35.2% with sales reaching 34,273 vehicles.

In Western Europe (excluding Germany), Skoda Auto's deliveries were up 25.5%, and sales in Netherlands improved 75.9% compared to the previous year.

The company said that the GreenLine models, which distinguish themselves through low fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions, registered increased sales in UK, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, and in Switzerland.

In China, Skoda's sales increased by 65% to 134,470 vehicles compared to 81,652 vehicles in the same period last year, while in India, 14,224 vehicles were delivered.

The Skoda sales organisations registered growth 168.8% in Egypt, Israel registered growth of 63.1%, and Turkey 61.4%.

In addition, the company's Octavia sales increased by 16.5% to 31,546 vehicles, Superb sales were up 139.3% to 9,962 vehicles, and Yeti sales increased by 240% to 5,389 vehilces, while the sales of Fabia, Roomster and Octavia Tour decreased by 16.5%, 29.5% and 37.7%, respectively.