Skoda announced on Tuesday that global sales fell 12.6% in 2021 to 878,200 cars delivered last year.
According to Reuters, the decline is due to a shortage of semiconductors and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The largest decrease was recorded in the Chinese market, where sales decreased by 58.8% compared to 2020.
Most cars were sold in Western Europe, about 409,000 units. It is followed by Central Europe where 164,100 units were sold.
Eastern Europe remains a weak market for Skoda, after the car maker sold only 35,800 cars in this region in 2021.
Locally, the Czechs delivered 79,900 units, a decrease of 4%. In December alone, 7,100 Skoda cars were sold in the Czech Republic.
Which were the best selling models
The Octavia remains Skoda’s best-selling model, with 200,800 units delivered last year. Next is Kamiq, a model sold in 120,700 units.
Another SUV, the Karoq, finished in the top 3 of the best-selling Skoda models, with 119,200 units sold last year.
The lowest-selling model is the Citigo (4,400 units), noting that it is only available for purchase in Europe.