Volkswagen and Skoda: What's the difference?
In the Volkswagen Group’s hierarchy of brands, Skoda is regarded as the practical, budget-oriented option.
It’s meant to offer all the essentials alongside a range of handy ‘Simply Clever’ features such as umbrellas in the front doors, for less than its Volkswagen counterpart.
The brand remains a wholly-owned subsidiary of the wider Volkswagen Group, and despite presenting itself as the more wallet-friendly option, remans outsold by its sibling locally.
In May 2021, Volkswagen (4005 units) outsold Skoda (1069) on an almost 4:1 basis, while according to annual 2020 figures, Volkswagen (39,266) was almost six times as popular as Skoda (6607).
Indeed, Skoda was even less popular than luxury stablemate Audi, which had annual sales totalling 15,868.