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Czech Republic March 2011: Ford Focus and Hyundai i20 strong

April 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Ford Focus

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In a stable market at 17,501 registrations, the Skoda Octavia and Skoda Fabia see their share slip down rather significantly, at 11.6% and 8.6% respectively, compared to 16.2% and 9.4% in February. They however stay distant leaders both this month and year-to-date.

Boosted by the arrival of the new generation, the Ford Focus gains 6 spots on last month and climbs onto the podium at #3 with 788 sales and 4.5% share, way ahead of the Ford Fusion, also in very good shape in 4th place at +8 spots and 490 sales (2.6%).

Below the Skoda Superb down one place, the Hyundai i20 continues its remarkable progression to land 6th this month with 455 units. For its 2nd month of sales only, the Chevrolet Orlando breaks into the Top 50 for the first time at #42 with 85 sales and 0.5%.

Full Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Czech Republic February 2011: Thalia, Duster & i20 shine

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

The Czech car market is up a very healthy 16% in February at 12,847 registrations. Very stable on top, the Skoda Octavia leads at 16.2% followed by the Skoda Fabia at 9.4%. Excellent performance of the Renault Thalia, up to #3 with 4.4% whereas the Skoda Superb drops to 4th at 3.3%.

The Dacia Duster continues its progression at #8 with 317 sales (2.5%), up 2 spots over January. Hyundai has an excellent month: the i20 is up to a very solid 11th spot at 256 units (2%), the ix35 is #15 at 173 sales and the ix20 is #18 at 153 sales.

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Hyundai i20

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Czechoslovakia: 1969-2009 Historical Data now available

February 27, 2011 Leave a comment

The Skoda 120 was #1 in Czechoslovakia in the 1980’s.

Looking at the rare new posts over the last week it doesn’t seem like I have done much work lately, but believe me I have! You can now check out Historical Data as far as 1969 for Czechoslovakia, split between Czech Republic and Slovakia from 1993 onwards.

Witness different Skoda models take the lead of these markets along the years: the 100 (1969), 120 (1977), Favorit (1988), Felicia (1995), Fabia (2000) and finally Octavia (2009 in Czech Republic, 2010 in Slovakia), most of them reaching 30%+ market shares…

Click on ‘Read more’ below for the direct links to these 20 new posts.

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Czech Republic January 2011: Duster #10, Hyundai ix20 #19

February 7, 2011 Leave a comment

11,678 new cars were registered in Czech Republic in January, up 8%. Skoda is on each step of the podium with the Octavia #1 at 16.2% share, the Fabia #2 at 9.3% and the Superb at a superb 4.1%.

The Renault Thalia is back to its historical level in the country in 4th place at 3.1%, and the Dacia Duster breaks into the Top 10 at #10 with 191 sales (1.6%), the Czech Republic being only the 3rd country in the world to welcome the Dacia SUV model in its Top 10 after Romania and Spain.

Built in Nošovice, near the Polish border in Czech Republic’s East, the new Hyundai ix20 breaks into the Top 20 this month at #19 with 124 sales and 1.1% of the market, whereas its twin the Kia Venga is #24 at 1%.

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Czech Republic Full Year 2010: Octavia, Fabia & Superb on top

January 8, 2011 Leave a comment

The Czech car market is up 5% in 2010 at 169,236 registrations, and Skoda delivers a 1-2-3 for the first time. The Octavia reinforces its leadership with 25,819 sales and 15.3%, up 18%, the Fabia is down 9% but still #2 at 15,588 sales and 9.2%, and the Superb had a stunning year, going from #9 to #3 with 4,476 sales (+46%).

Were it not for a very solid December from the Hyundai i30, 4th overall with 4,309 units, another Skoda would be 4th, but the Yeti finishes its first full year in 5th with 4,264 sales. The only Skoda not in such good shape is the Roomster, down 27% in 13th place.

More commentaries, December Top 30 and Full Year 2010 Top 60 below.

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Czech Republic November 2010: Octavia at 16.2%

December 11, 2010 Leave a comment

In a very stable market (+2% year-on-year), Skoda delivers a 1-2-3 in November: the Skoda Octavia reaches a very solid 16.2% share (vs. 15.4% YTD) whereas the Skoda Fabia slips back below 10% at 8.8%, and the Superb climbs back onto the podium with 3.1%.

The Ford Focus is #4 thanks to promotions on the current gen about to be replaced, the Hyundai i30 delivers another strong month in 5th, ahead of the Skoda Yeti and Kia Cee’d. The Kia Sportage continues its progression at #15 (1.1%).

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Czech Republic 10 months 2010: 4 Skodas on top!

November 7, 2010 1 comment

Skoda Superb

The Czech car market is handling ok in 2010, with +7% vs.09 over 10 months at 138,979 registrations, but -7% in October at 13,126.

Skoda is extremely strong at home with 4 models in the first 4 spots! The Octavia leads at a massive 15.3% market share, ahead of the Fabia at 9.4%, the Superb at 2.6% and the Yeti at 2.5%.

It is actually the very first year that Skoda has so many models on top of the Czech ranking, for the simple reason that for a long time the Skoda range only included 2 big sellers (Fabia & Octavia), the Superb not playing a significant role until the current generation, and the Yeti only reaching its full potential now. The 5th Skoda, the Roomster, is 13th with just under 2,000 sales and 1.4%.

No foreign model delivers market shares above 2.5% over 10 months: the Kia Ceed, built in neighbouring Slovakia, is equal-4th, followed by the Hyundai i30 which, thanks to an enormous October month (805 sales, 6.1%!), climbs to 6th at 2.5%. The VW Golf is 7th at 2.3%. Notice the Ford Fusion in 9th which, although it used to be ranked much higher, is a Czech specialty: no other country in the worlds ranks the Fusion that high.

October highlights also include the 13th position of the Kia Venga (build here) at 152 sales and 1.2% and the 19th place of the Kia Sportage, #2 4WD behind the Skoda Yeti.

Skoda Yeti

Full Top 50 ranking table below.

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