In this decade of transformation, the NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030 sets the company’s course towards an even more electric, digital and international future. ŠKODA AUTO aims to be one of the five best-selling brands in Europe by 2030 with particularly affordable entry-level models and a strong, electric model portfolio, to become the leading European brand in India and North Africa and to take on additional responsibility within the Volkswagen Group. The company also has ambitions to be the benchmark for a ‘Simply Clever’ user experience, to produce with net-zero CO2 emissions at its Czech and Indian plants by 2030, and to foster diversity.
Despite the semiconductor shortage and coronavirus pandemic, ŠKODA AUTO delivered 878,200 vehicles to customers worldwide in the 2021 fiscal year. Newly launched models, including the FABIA and the refreshed KODIAQ, are enjoying high demand. The ENYAQ iV, the brand’s first all-electric SUV, significantly exceeded expectations with almost 45,000 units delivered. The Czech carmaker is adding an attractive coupé variant to its model portfolio with the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV. In addition, a new software package increases the maximum range, shortens charging times, increases comfort and optimises operation. In India, the new KUSHAQ, the first model developed under the INDIA 2.0 project, has ensured significant growth for ŠKODA (+108.9 % compared to the previous year). Production of the second model, the notchback saloon SLAVIA, recently started and will ensure further growth in the popular A0 segment.
At the same time, ŠKODA AUTO has taken on even more responsibility at the Group level, for example, for the regions of North Africa and Russia as well as for the existing MQB-A0 Global Platform. Based on this, ŠKODA and Volkswagen will be developing new entry-level models for regions with high growth potential, such as India, Africa, the ASEAN countries and Latin America. The Czech car manufacturer is also enlisting the expertise of a sustainability advisory board; the five internationally experienced members of the independent committee are providing new impetus and suggestions to promote dialogue between the company and its stakeholders. In addition, the brand surpassed the EU’s CO2 fleet target by three grams last year thanks to the ENYAQ iV.