The Kia Sportage CUV accounted for nearly 48% of output, while the cee’d with its three body styles – 5- and 3-door hatchbacks plus wagon – represented more than 42%. The Venga multipurpose vehicle made up the remaining 10%.
Despite the revival of a massive public-relations campaign, the prototype vehicles’ technical problems are noted by critics who see the company merely as a project to support majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s political ambitions.
Skoda sold only locally made cars after launching production in 2007. The auto maker this spring began importing two vehicles from Czech Republic to China, where it has identified a market segment that favors imported cars.