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The Slovak car market resists and grows by 2% year-on-year in April to 5,794 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 22,392 units, up 4% on 2011. It’s the usual suspects atop the models ranking: the Skoda Octavia and Fabia lead the way with 10% and 8% respectively, both still slightly below their 2012 year-to-date levels. Boosted by a much improved new generation and like in neighbouring Czech Republic, the Hyundai i30 is up 5 spots on March to climb on the Slovak podium for what could well be the first time in the nameplate’s career, thanks to 188 sales and 3.2%.
This means the Kia Cee’d is kicked down to a still respectable 4th place at 150 units and 2.6%. The Suzuki SX4 displays excellent resistence for a model that has been in market virtually unchanged for 6 years: it is up 2 ranks on last month to #5 with 143 sales and 2.3%. The Kia Sportage (+7) and Rio (-3) make it 3 Kias in the Top 7 like in the 2012 year-to-date ranking: even Skoda hasn’t managed this feat!
Other great performers this month in Slovakia include the Nissan Qashqai maintaining itself within the Top 10 for the 2nd time ever, the Hyundai i20 up 12 spots to #12, the BMW 5 Series up 40 to #21, the Nissan Juke up 57 to #27 and the Skoda Citigo making its very first appearance in the Slovak Top 50 to land directly in 34th place with 48 sales and 0.8% share.
Previous month: Slovakia March 2012: Kia Cee’d and Rio get noticed
One year ago: Slovakia April 2011: Kia Sportage back to #3
Full April 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.