Czech automobile industry sees record sales in 2009
Despite the ongoing global financial crisis, the Czech automobile industry is doing better than ever, registering in 2009 the highest sale of cars in the country’s history. Car sales in the Czech Republic have grown by about 11 percent this year, with 1,125 million vehicles sold in 2009. The lion’s share of automobiles was sold by the company Škoda Auto, which retailed 675.000 cars this year. The director of the Automotive Industry Association told journalists that the record numbers had two reasons: an increase in production at the Czech Hyundai plant in Nošovice, and a dramatic growth in production of Škoda cars in China.