Skoda rules out Mexican entry

Munich. Skoda Auto, the Czech high-volume brand of the VW Group, has put on hold plans to enter Mexico. "Following the results of a feasibility study we would prefer to devote our efforts to strengthening our position in other markets," Winfried Vahland, deputy chairman of the Skoda board, told Automobilwoche.

Skoda has developed a so-called "sponsor-system" for important growing markets in which top managers are appointed to oversee the further development of selected regions. Vahland, for example, is responsible for Skoda's Polish operations.

After the presentation of the concept family car Roomster at the IAA in Frankfurt, Skoda now also wants to investigate opportunities for a compact off-roader.

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