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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.
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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Historical data has now been added for 10 additional countries: Canada (up to 2004), Czech Republic (1969), Malaysia (2000), Poland (1992), Romania (1969), Slovakia (1969), Slovenia (2003), Switzerland (2004), Turkey (1993) and Venezuela (2002).
Witness the growth of the Skoda Octavia in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland, the domination of Tofas in Turkey, the crowning of the Perodua Kancil and Myvi in Malaysia and much more.
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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…
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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.
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.
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.