Skoda produces 780,000 vehicles worldwide in 2022, India market grows in stature

The Czech carmaker manufactured 780,000 vehicles at its global production sites last year; its Indian plants accounted for 7% with 56,000 units.

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Against the backdrop of multiple global crises, Skoda Auto produced almost 780,000 vehicles at its global production sites in 2022, including almost 56,000 at its Indian plants alone. In addition, the company manufactured bodies and numerous components such as MEB battery systems, engines, axles, gearboxes and high-voltage traction batteries that are also installed in vehicles of other Group brands.

“It is thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our strong team that we were able to produce almost 780,000 Skoda vehicles in our production plants worldwide, even under the current, extremely challenging overall conditions. This achievement impressively proves the high resilience and flexibility of our team and deserves great recognition. In 2023 we will be pushing further ahead with electrification and have clearly defined our goal: By 2030, all our three Czech plants will be producing E-components or E-vehicles," said Michael Oeljeklaus, Škoda Auto Board Member for Production and Logistics

415,000 vehicles roll out of Mlada Boleslav plant
In 2022, the Czech carmaker produced around 415,000 vehicles including the Skoda Fabia, Scala, Octavia, Octavia iV, Kamiq, Enyaq iV and Enyaq Coupé iV series at its main plant in Mlada Boleslav. The models in the all-electric Enyaq iV family are based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB).

Since May 2022, battery systems for the Volkswagen Group’s MEB vehicles – Skoda, Volkswagen, Audi and SEAT models – have also been manufactured in Mlada Boleslav. This step will increase the total capacity by more than 340% to 1,500 battery systems a day.

The EA211 engine is produced in the three-cylinder variants: 1.0 MPI, 1.0 MPI EVO, 1.0 TSI and 1.0 TSI EVO as well as the four-cylinder 1.6 MPI and 1.4 TSI. 

In addition, the company produced 366,000 engines, 1,390,000 axles as well as 356,000 transmissions of the types MQ100 and MQ200 at its main plant. Skoda achieved the milestone of 4 million EA211 engines and manufactured the 15 millionth transmission of the current generation across all types.

At the Kvasiny site, Skoda produced a total of 221,000 units of the Superb, Superb Combi and Superb iV model series as well as the Kodiaq and Karoq SUVs.

At the component plant in Vrchlabí, the carmaker built 538,000 units of the DQ200 automatic direct-shift transmission. By mid-February 2022, the plant had produced the four millionth transmission in total. This is installed in the Czech carmaker’s models as well as in vehicles of other Group brands.

Leveraging the potential in Asia, India shines
In 2022, the carmaker built almost 56,000 vehicles at its Indian plants in Pune (Kushaq SUV and Slavia sedan) and Aurangabad (Octavia, Kodiaq and Superb). The Aurangabad plant uses 100% ‘green’ energy and is on track to being CO2-neutral by 2025.

The Slavia is the second model Skoda has successfully launched in India after the Kushaq SUV. The Slavia and Kushaq are based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, especially developed for the Indian market as part of the India 2.0 project. From 2024, Skoda will be exporting both model series in CKD format to Vietnam, where they will be completed at the newly built CKD assembly plant. With this strategic move, Skoda is underlining the strategic importance of India for its further development in Asia and the company’s overall internationalisation strategy.

Skoda produced around 42,000 vehicles at its Chinese plants in Changsha (Kodiaq and Kodiaq GT), Nanjing (Kamiq, Kamiq GT and Superb), Ningbo (Octavia, Octavia Pro and Karoq) and Yizheng (Rapid).

In February 2022, the company decided to suspend production in and exports to Russia indefinitely due to the Russian attack on Ukraine. This decision affects the two Russian plants in Nizhny Novgorod and Kaluga.

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