Czech car registrations dropped 36% in March as coronavirus spreads

Prague, Czech Republic

Czech new passenger car registrations declined by 36% year-on-year to 13,685 in March as dealerships shut down because of the measures taken to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, the Car Importers’ Association stated on Friday. The drop put first-quarter sales at 50,194, dropping 15.8% from 59,616 a year earlier. Volkswagen‘s Skoda Auto led the market […]

Skoda extends Czech factory outages to April 14

Images of Skoda Fabia R5

Czech automaker Skoda Auto, part of the Volkswagen Group, will increase stoppage at its domestic plants to April 14, thus modifying their original return date of April 6, the automaker said. Skoda is the country’s largest exporter and halted production on March 18 as part of measures to deal with the spread of the coronavirus that has many countries of Europe […]