Škoda car sales down by nearly a third in first half of 2020

Czech automobile manufacturer Škoda Auto has seen its year-on-year sales fall by 31.3 percent in the first half of 2020, the German owner of the company Volkswagen Group announced on Friday. Thus far, Škoda has sold 426,700 cars this year and the automobile manufacturer has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

However, a sign of improvement may be the fact that the year-on-year decrease lay at only 16 percent for the month of June, compared to more than 45 percent in May.

Volkswagen Group itself has seen year-on-year sales go down by 27.4 percent in the first half of 2020.