Poland November 2012: Opel Astra stops 44 months of Skoda Octavia domination!
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The Polish new car market is down 8% year-on-year in November to 26,867 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 287,025 units vs. 287,083 at the same time last year, so pretty stable! Massive event atop the models ranking: for the first time since February 2009, the Skoda Octavia is not #1, with the title of most popular model in Poland going to the Opel Astra this month thanks to 1,179 sales and 4.4% share. Note that this coincides with the launch of the Astra sedan version (picture above) and that these figures also include the previous generation Astra, which was also the #1 model in Poland in February 2009, the last time the Octavia wasn’t #1. The Octavia is down to #2 at 953 units and 3.5% this month but stays #1 year-to-date by far with 14,843 sales and 5.2% with the Astra at #3 with 8,246 units and 2.9%.
It’s an excellent month for Opel indeed, up to #2 brand in November at 2,478 sales and 9.2% vs. 2,497 and 9.3% for Skoda, and also placing the Corsa at #3 with 781 sales and 2.9%, up 13 spots on October. The Skoda Fabia stays #4 and ranks #2 year-to-date at 9,103 units and 3.2%. Notice also the Renault Clio up 21 ranks to #6, the Ford Fiesta up 19 to #7, the Kia Cee’d up 3 to #16, the VW Tiguan up 15 to #22, the Peugeot 308 up 54 to #25 and the Dacia Lodgy cuts its ranking in half, up to #41 with 200 sales.
Further down, the Citroen DS4 is up a further 30 spots to #54 vs. #111 year-to-date while its big sis the Citroen DS5 is up 49 to #90 vs. #152 YTD… A few recent launches progress this month: the Volvo V40 is up 14 ranks to #59, the Skoda Rapid up 66 to #80, the Dacia Dokker up to #106 at 62 units and the Mercedes Citan up 20 to #113. Finally, we welcome the Peugeot 301 in the Polish ranking this month, landing at #159 with 26 sales.
Previous month: Poland October 2012: Toyota Yaris and Nissan Qashqai impress
One year ago: Poland October 2011: VW Golf up to #4 (no November post)
Full November 2012 Top 200 Ranking Table below.