The Czech company Skoda lost 700 million euros due to the withdrawal from the Russian market: “In 2022, the company delivered 731,300 vehicles. Due to the stoppage of production in Russia and the shortage of components, deliveries decreased by 16.7% compared to 2021.”
At the same time, the company sees no chance of producing and selling its cars in Russia in the near future. This was announced to journalists on Thursday by the chairman of the board of the company, Klaus Zellmer, who added that Skoda is solving the issue of selling its assets in Russia. Negotiations on this matter are already in the final phase.
The Volkswagen Group has analyzed various scenarios for the development of events. The most preferred option is to sell all assets in Russia, and hence the plant in Kaluga, to a third party. There is no chance that we will resume the production and sale of cars in Russia in the near future.
In 2022, the Czech automaker delivered 18.3 thousand of its vehicles to Russia, almost five times less than in 2021, when Russian dealers received 90.4 thousand cars, and the Russian market was the brand’s second export market after Germany.