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  1. Wooky
    December 13, 2012

    Hey guys,
    no idea about ds3 sales.
    The reason for low sales of SEAT is some kind of fight between Polish dealership and VW. I don’t know the details but SEATs are sold by some local company (or together with it). The same for VW, Audis and Skoda, but now VW took over. And they want to take over SEAT as well, they sign some agreement 3 or 4 years back and the price is based also on the number of sales of SEATs in recent years. So you can clearly see the incentives for VW, they keep wholesale prices of SEATs high so that local dealership is forced to keep high prices (which are above market levels for similar prices) and sales are low. Once they take over, SEAT should be back in the game.
    I am just wondering how this local company agreed to sign such deal.
    And another thing – Seat has just Ibiza, nothing more. Leon is old, Altea is old, Mia is not really in the market, Exco is old. And Toledo is not yet in the market I guess, tho given how Rapid was priced I do not except good sales for Toledo. So only Ibiza is interesting

  2. AndyT
    December 13, 2012

    Poland must be one of the weakest main markets for SEAT. As with Italy, what has gone wrong here?

  3. karrol
    December 13, 2012

    I’m wondering why Citroen ds3 sells that bad in Poland whereas the ds4 is quite successful

  4. Pedro
    December 11, 2012

    No surprise the Octavia is # 2 only, since the new generation Octavia is just around the corner.

  5. Wooky
    December 10, 2012

    And this is because Opel had a great discounts for their 150 anniversary. And Astra III with aircon costed just slightly more than B-class car with aircon, Astra IV costed slighly less than similar Cee’d or I30 and so on. The share of individual purchasers went up significantly for Opel. Next month (or January) they will be back to 3rd place or so I guess. Although Skoda will have troubles if they stop selling Octavia Tour, since Rapid is way too expensive. And despite a lot of buzz in the media, only 88 rapids were sold, mostly for dealerships.

    • matgasnier
      December 11, 2012

      Many thanks for this insight Wooky!
      Cheers,
      Matt

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