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Czech Republic September 2014: Hyundai>Skoda in private sales

October 9th, 2014 1 comment

Hyundai i30 Czech Republic September 2014Hyundai i30. Hyundai places 3 models inside the Top 9 this month in Czech Republic.

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The Czech new car market continues to evolve at records levels this year: up another 19% year-on-year in September to 15,775 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 141,470 units, up 18% on 2013 and the strongest 9 months score ever in Czech Republic. Skoda is back up to 31.6% share vs. 28.9% year-to-date but vs. 35.6% in September 2013. Hyundai is up to a very robust 11.6% share vs. 9.7% so far in 2014 but the big news is elsewhere: according to local website Vybermiauto.cz, Hyundai was the most popular brand with private buyers, above Skoda (!), both in August and September. They also quote Skoda PR manager as relativising the situation by saying “According to our reports, Škoda continues the undisputed leader in private and corporate sales. For example car leasing is counted as a corporate sale although the car is used by private customers.” Still, an interesting and significant development. Ford shoots up to #4 with 7.4% vs. 3.8% year-to-date while Opel ranks 5th at 4.2% and Dacia is down to #7 vs. #4 so far in 2014.

Model-wise, Skoda still monopolises the podium with the Octavia (11%), Rapid (7.4%) and Fabia (4.3%) while the Ford Fiesta becomes the best-selling foreign model in 4th position with 576 sales and 3.7% above the VW Golf and Hyundai i30. The Hyundai i20 is down 3 spots on August to #8 but remains way above its year-to-date level at 2.8% share vs. 1.8%. Other great performers this month include the Opel Zafira at #16 vs. #42 year-to-date, Opel Meriva at #17 vs. #35, Mitsubishi ASX at #24 vs. #44, Hyundai i10 at #25 vs. #48 and the Mercedes GLA up 31 ranks on August to #60. Finally, we welcome two newcomers in the Czech Top 100 in September: the Mercedes V Class and BMW X4 both equal #96 with 25 units sold.

Previous month: Czech Republic August 2014: Hyundai i20 up to 5th place

One year ago: Czech Republic September 2013: Skoda Octavia shoots up to 15% share

Full September 2014 Top 100 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Czech Republic August 2014: Hyundai i20 up to 5th place

September 8th, 2014 No comments

Hyundai i20 Czech Republic August 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frHyundai i20

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New car sales in the Czech Republic are up a great 20% year-on-year in August to 13,937 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 125,695 units, up an equally satisfying 18% on 2013. The Top 4 best-selling models are identical to the year-to-date ranking, however all Skodas lodge market shares below their 2014 average (the Octavia is at 7.7%, the Rapid at 5.9% and the Fabia at 4.7%) while the VW Golf is slightly above at 3.8% in 4th position. Without a doubt helped by run-out prices on the outgoing 1st generation added to the first deliveries of the 2nd gen to dealerships, the Hyundai i20 shoots up 9 spots on July to a beautiful 5th place and 2nd foreigner thanks to 490 sales and 3.5% share, just above its big sister the i30 at 3.3%.

BMW X5 Czech Republic August 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe BMW X5 is up to #22 in Czech Republic this month!

Notice also the Opel Zafira up to #17 vs. #47 ytd, the BMW X5 jumping 19 ranks to reach an extremely impressive 22nd spot with 144 sales and 1% share vs. #39 and 0.6% so far in 2014, the Mazda3 up a further 14 spots to #29 vs. #50, the Seat Toledo doing much better than in Spain and up 59 ranks to #33 vs. #82 in 2014 and the Citroen C4 Cactus landing directly at #65 with 44 units for its first full month of sales in the country.

Previous month: Czech Republic July 2014: 6 Skodas in Top 8, Yeti shoots up

One year ago: Czech Republic August 2013: Skoda Rapid confirms #2 spot

Full August 2014 Top 100 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Czech Republic July 2014: 6 Skodas in Top 8, Yeti shoots up

August 6th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Yeti Czech Republic July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Yeti

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New car sales in Czech Republic are up a great 22% year-on-year in July to 17,700 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 111,758 units, up 17% on 2013. Brand-wise, Skoda accounts for 3 out every 10 new cars sold in the country at 31.1% share this month, while Hyundai overtakes Volkswagen to snap up the 2nd spot thanks to 1,826 sales and 10.3% vs. 1,808 and 10.2%. Ford and Dacia round up the Top 5, with Opel particularly strong in July at #6. In the models sales charts, below the Skoda Octavia sovereign at 9.1% share, the Skoda Rapid reclaims the #2 spot it holds year-to-date off the Fabia at 6.3% vs. 5.6%, and the Hyundai i30 passes the VW Golf to become the best-selling foreigner. In fact, local manufacturer Skoda places 6 models inside the Top 8 this month, with the Yeti now benefiting fully from its facelift, up to 6th place with 3% share vs. #9 and 2.1% year-to-date. The Citigo also shines: up 6 ranks to #8, while the Seat Leon lodges a third consecutive month inside the Czech Top 10 at #9, also the third time it ever ranks among the country’s 10 best-seller, and the Dacia Duster is up 11 ranks to #10.

Previous month: Czech Republic June 2014: Seat Leon confirms Top 10 spot

One year ago: Czech Republic July 2013: Skoda Rapid up to #2 for the first time

Full July 2014 Top 100 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Czech Republic June 2014: Seat Leon confirms Top 10 spot

July 8th, 2014 5 comments

Seat Leon Czech Republic June 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSeat Leon

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The Czech new car market gains a beautiful 25% year-on-year in June to 18,171 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 94,058 units, up 16% on 2013. Below the Skoda Octavia still head and shoulders above the competition at 9.8% market share, the Skoda Fabia reclaims the #2 spot it held over the Full Year 2013 off its big sis the Skoda Rapid thanks to 1,069 units and 5.9% vs. 1,004 and 5.5%. It is the first time since last December that the Fabia outsells the Rapid at home. The VW Golf is back up to the 4th place overall and #1 foreigner spot it holds year-to-date, knocking the Hyundai i30 down to #5, while the Skoda Superb and Yeti make it 5 Skodas in the Top 7. Notice also the Seat Leon lodging its 2nd consecutive month (and ever) in the Top 10 at #9, the Hyundai i20 up 13 spots on May to #10, the Nissan Qashqai up 12 to #22, Opel Meriva up 33 to #23 and the BMW 4 Series back inside the Top 100 at #92.

Previous month: Czech Republic May 2014: Seat Leon inside Top 10 for the first time

One year ago: Czech Republic June 2013: First study suggests Rapid cannibalised Ocatvia & Fabia

Full June 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Czech Republic May 2014: Seat Leon inside Top 10 for first time

June 7th, 2014 2 comments

Seat Leon Czech Republic May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSeat Leon

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New car sales in the Czech Republic are up 4% year-on-year in May to 15,396 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 75,887 units, up a splendid 14% on 2013. The models sales charts podium is unchanged on April and year-to-date with the Skoda Octavia in the lead at a round 10% share, followed by the Rapid at 6.9% and the Fabia at 4.9%. The Hyundai i30 reclaims the title of best-selling foreign model it held over the Full Year 2013 in 4th place with 508 sales and 3.3% above the Ford Fiesta at 3.2%, VW Golf at 3% (but still 4th year-to-date) and Hyundai ix20 at 2.7%.

Mercedes GLA Czech Republic May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frMercedes GLA

But the big event in the Top 10 this month is the arrival of the Seat Leon for the first time in the nameplate’s 15 year-career, up 4 spots on April to a record 8th place thanks to 320 units sold and a 2.1% market share. In fact, with the entire Skoda range fitting inside the Top 12 this month and the VW Polo at #13, the Volkswagen Group places no less than 10 models in the May Top 13. Other great performers include the Mitsubishi ASX up to #31 vs. #45 so far in 2014, the Opel Zafira up 40 ranks on April to #38, Hyundai i10 up to #42 vs. #60, Mercedes E-Class up 27 to #63 and the Mercedes GLA breaking into the Top 100 at #90.

Previous month: Czech Republic April 2014: Skoda Rapid here to stay at #2

One year ago:  Czech Republic May 2013: Skoda fits entire range within Top 10 for the first time

Full May 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Czech Republic April 2014: Skoda Rapid here to stay at #2

May 9th, 2014 4 comments

Skoda Rapid Czech Republic April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid

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New car sales in Czech Republic are up another cool 17% year-on-year to 17,498 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 60,491 units, also up 17% on 2013. Some welcome stability in the models ranking this month: the trio Octavia-Rapid-Fabia is quickly turning into cement: it has now ranked in this order at home for four consecutive months. The VW Golf is up one spot on March to reclaim the title of most popular foreign model in the country at #4 with 703 sales and 4%, ahead of the Hyundai i30 at 3.4%, the Ford Fiesta at 2.3% and the Hyundai ix20 at 2.2%. The rest of the Top 11 best-sellers are 100% Skoda, rounding up the entire range: the Roomster (#8), Citigo (#9), Yeti (#10) and Superb (#11). Notice also the Seat Leon up 6 spots on March to #12, the Hyundai ix35 up 9 to #13, the Peugeot 301 up 40 to #41, the BMW X5 extremely solid again at #42 and the Hyundai i10 up 17 ranks to #46.

Previous month: Czech Republic March 2014: Skoda Octavia, Rapid and Fabia on top

One year ago: Czech Republic April 2013: Skoda Octavia back in the groove

Full April 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Czech Republic March 2014: Skoda Octavia, Rapid and Fabia on top

April 5th, 2014 1 comment

Skoda Octavia Czech Republic March 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frSkoda Octavia

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New car sales in the Czech Republic are up a flamboyant 20% year-on-year in March to 16,576 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to 42,993 units, up a splendid 18% on 2013. Very stable models ranking, with the Top 3 best-sellers cementing their position this month: the Skoda Octavia reigns supreme with 1,724 sales and 10.4%, the Skoda Rapid is up to 1,158 units and 7%, its strongest ever monthly volume, highest share since last August and 6th time at #2 in the last 9 months. In third place the Skoda Fabia falls to 4%, its 2nd lowest ever share at home behind the 3.8% it hit last January.

Mercedes GLA Czech Republic March 2014The Mercedes GLA lands at #100 this month.

Further down, the Hyundai i30 reclaims the 4th spot and #1 foreigner title it held over the Full Year 2013 off the VW Golf, the Hyundai ix20 is up two ranks on February to #6, the Dacia Duster is up 7 to #9 and the Logan up two to #13, making it two Dacias in the Top 11, the Seat Leon is up 6 spots to #18, Ford Ka up 99 to #37, BMW X5 up one further to #40 vs. #103 over the Full Year 2013 and the Mercedes GLA lands directly inside the Top 100 for its very first month of sales in the country at #100 with 30 units sold.

Previous month: Czech Republic February 2014: Skoda Rapid consolidates 2nd spot

One year ago: Czech Republic March 2013: Skoda Rapid gets serious

Full March 2014 Top 226 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Czech Republic February 2014: Skoda Rapid consolidates 2nd spot

March 9th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Rapid Czech Republic February 2014Skoda Rapid

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Thanks to a tip from Jan I can share with you the sales of absolutely every single model in the Czech Republic even though SDA restricted access to data for members only. New car sales in the Czech Republic are up a splendid 21% year-on-year in February to 12,779 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 26,417 units, up 17% on 2013. Below the Skoda Octavia forever solid at 11.3% share, for the 5th time in the last 8 months the Skoda Rapid holds the 2nd post thanks to 886 sales and 6.9% while the Skoda Fabia delivers the 2nd lowest market share of the nameplate’s career at 4.3% behind the 3.8% it fell to last month.

Mercedes S Class Czech Republic February 2014The Mercedes S Class is about to enter the Czech Top 100 best-sellers.

Like in January the VW Golf is the most popular foreigner at #4 with 520 units and 4.1%. Further down, notice the Seat Ibiza up one further spot to #12, the Dacia Logan up 8 to #13 vs. #36 over the Full Year 2013, the Ford B-Max up to a fantastic 15th place vs. #27 in 2013, the Fiat 500L up to #23 vs. #47, the BMW X5 up to #41 vs. #103 and the Mercedes S-Class up to #113 vs. #176.

Previous month: Czech Republic January 2014: Dacia Logan/Sandero shine

One year ago: Czech Republic February 2013: Skoda Rapid #3, Peugeot 301 in Top 20

Full February 2014 Top 221 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Czech Republic January 2014: Dacia Logan/Sandero shine

March 1st, 2014 No comments

Dacia Logan Czech Republic January 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Logan

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My call for help has been heard! Thanks to Matěj and auto.cz I can share with you Czech data this month. The market is up a fantastic 13% year-on-year in January to 13,638 registrations, and the Skoda Octavia remains by far the favourite thanks to 1,805 sales and 13.2% while the Skoda Rapid is back up to #2 at a strong 832 units and 6.1%, its best market share in the country since last August. Reversely, after diving under the 5% milestone for the first time last month, the Skoda Fabia tumbles down even further in January, lodging its first ever month below 4% share at 3.8%, down 34% year-on-year. The VW Golf is back up 2 spots to #4 and the Hyundai i30 is down 3 to #5.

Skoda Fabia Czech Republic January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Skoda Fabia is below 4% share for the first time at home this month.

But the big news this month in the Czech models ranking is the arrival of the Dacia Logan/Sandero couple in the Top 10 for the first time. Czech website Auto.cz does not separate the two models indeed which earned them a #14 spot over the Full Year 2013, and a 7th position both last December and this month thanks to 354 sales and 2.6% share, up 149% on January 2013. Other great performers in January in the Czech Republic include the Skoda Roomster up 56% year-on-year to #8, the Skoda Citigo up 46% to #12, Seat Ibiza up 64% to #13, Honda CR-V up 116% to #17, Seat Leon up 148% to #18 and the Peugeot 308 up 100% to #20.

Full January 2014 Top 20 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Czech Republic Full Year 2013: Octavia #1, Rapid on podium

January 9th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Rapid Czech Republic 2013The Skoda Rapid lands on the Czech podium for its first full year of sales.

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Czech new car sales are down 5% year-on-year in 2012 to 164,736 registrations. Skoda still dominates the brands ranking of course and manages to maintain itself above 30% share in spite of sales down 7% to 49,973. Exceptional performance of local producer Hyundai, passing Volkswagen to establish itself as the #2 brand in the country thanks to sales up 7% to 16,239, stopping just short of delivering a round 10% market share! Volkswagen is down 2% but improves its share to 9.1%, ahead of Ford at 5.7% (-26%), Peugeot at 4.4% (+8%) and Kia at 3.8%, surprisingly down 26% on 2012. Notice also Dacia up 49% to #9 and Seat  up 63% to #11.

Skoda Octavia Czech Republic 20135th consecutive year of reign for the Skoda Octavia at home.

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia is the most popular vehicle in the Czech Republic for the 5th consecutive year in spite of sales down 19% to 18,189 units and 11% share, its lowest since 2008. The Skoda Fabia remains #2 but is testing new lows this year, feeling its old age a bit: it is down a harsh 31% on 2012 to just 9,890 sales and 6%, the nameplate’s lowest ever annual scores. The big event in the 2013 Czech models ranking is the arrival of the Skoda Rapid directly in third place for its first full year of sales with 8,355 units and 5.1%. The Rapid is here to stay: it climbed onto the podium in January and never left it, peaking at #2 in July, August and November. The big question was whether the Rapid has cannibalised the Octavia and Fabia, and looking a Skoda’s market share (30.9% in 2012, 30.3% in 2013) and the steep declines of the latter two models, the answer is yes.

Hyundai i30 Czech Republic 2013The Hyundai i30 is the best-selling foreign model for the 2nd year in a row.

2013 marks the third year in the last 4 that Skoda monopolises the models sales charts podium after 2010 and 2011. The Hyundai i30, produced locally in Nošovice, remains the most popular ‘foreign’ model in the country at #4 with 5,045 sales and 3.1% share, new records for the nameplate and boosted by an astounding 2nd place and 5.8% share in December. This is the highest year-end market share achieved by a non-Skoda since the Ford Fusion hit 4.3% in 2009.  The VW Golf is in awesome shape, up 35% and two spots on 2012 to #5 at 4,917 units and 3%, followed by the Skoda Superb (-14%). The Hyundai ix20 up 13% to #7 and Hyundai i20 up 23% to #8 reach their best-ever annual levels and make it 3 Hyundais in the Top 8.

Seat Leon Czech Republic 2013. Picture courtesy of autozeitung.deThe Seat Leon multiplies its sales by 10 year-on-year in 2013!

Skoda for its part fits its entire range (7 models) inside the Top 11: the Roomster is down 25% to #9, Citigo up 15% to #10 and Yeti down 28% to #11. Other great performers in the Czech Republic this year include the Peugeot 308 up 15 spots and 79% to #14, Dacia Sandero up 88% to #22, the Seat Leon multiplying its sales by 10 year-on-year (!) and up an unbelievable 118 spots to #24, the Ford B-Max up to #27 for its first full year, Honda CR-V up 45% to #31 and Hyundai i40 up 58% to #37. The best-selling all-new model for 2013 is the Dacia Dokker at #73, followed by the Seat Toledo at #90, Kia Carens at #94 and Renault Captur at #96.

Previous post: Czech Republic December 2013: Hyundai i30 shoots up to #2!

Previous year: Czech Republic Full Year 2012: Hyundai i30 on podium for the first time

Two years ago: Czech Republic Full Year 2011: Skoda Octavia, Fabia and Superb on podium again

Full Year 2013 Top 200 models and Top 45 brands Ranking Tables below.

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