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

April 5th, 2014 No comments

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

January 9th, 2014 No comments

Hyundai i30 Czech Republic December 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Hyundai i30 is the first non-Skoda to rank #2 in at least 20 years!

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New car sales in the Czech Republic are up a cool 14% year-on-year in December to 14,697 registrations, bringing the final 2013 total to 164,736 units, down 5% on 2012. If the Skoda Octavia is the most popular model in the country this month as usual at 10.6% share, the big event comes in 2nd place: after reaching the third position 5 times back in 2012, the Hyundai i30 unexpectedly rises to a fantastic 2nd spot thanks to 847 sales and 5.8% share, the nameplate’s highest ever ranking in the country and 2nd best-ever market share below the 6.1% it reached in October 2010. Even though the i30 is produced locally in Nošovice, it is still a technically a ‘foreign’ model and the first non-Skoda to manage to climb into 2nd place, since… well ever actually. At least as long as I have data for the Czech Republic which is 1998. Talk about an achievement!

Dacia Logan Czech Republic 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Logan is back inside the Czech Top 20 this month.

It’s fair to say Skodas encircle the Hyundai i30 atop the ranking this month, with the Fabia at #3 with 699 sales and 4.8%, the Rapid at #4 with 696 units and 4.7% and the Superb at #5 with 439 units and 3%. Add the Yeti up 7 spots on November to #7 and the Roomster up 3 to #9 and you have a reasonably successful month for Skoda. Other great performers this month in the Czech Republic include the Ford Focus up 7 ranks to #10, the Dacia Sandero up 11 to a best-ever #12 also reached in July, the Dacia Logan back up 11 to #18, Honda CR-V up 9 to #23 and the Mazda3 jumping up to #42 vs. #98 over the full year.

Previous month: Czech Republic November 2013: Skoda Rapid back up to 2nd place

One year ago: Czech Republic December 2012: Skoda Citigo and Rapid shine

Full December 2013 Top 150 models and Top 42 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Czech Republic November 2013: Skoda Rapid back up to 2nd place

December 5th, 2013 6 comments

Skoda Rapid Czech Republic November 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid

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New car sales in the Czech Republic are up an encouraging 3% year-on-year in November to 14,697 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 150,197 units, down 7% on 2012. Below the Skoda Octavia evolving in the upper-stratosphere at 2,003 sales and 13.6% this month vs. 11.1% year-to-date, the Skoda Rapid reclaims the 2nd spot it held last July and August thanks to 794 sales and 5.4%. Meanwhile, the Skoda Fabia drops to a new low of 737 units and 5%, the nameplate’s lowest ever monthly market share at home. The VW Golf is in great shape at #4 and #1 foreigner with 562 sales and 3.8%, while the Ford Fiesta is up a fantastic 8 spots on October to land at #5 with 421 units and 2.9%.

Audi A6 Czech Republic November 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frPosh tastes: the Audi A6 is up to #19 this month!

Further down, let’s salute the Peugeot 308 lodging a second consecutive month inside the Czech Top 10 at #9, the Audi A6 up an unbelievable 46 ranks on last month to #19 and 1% share, the Fiat 500L up 16 spots to #26, Dacia Logan up 10 to #29, Dacia Dokker up 17 to #36, BMW X5 up 73 to #48, the Renault Captur holding up inside the Top 50 – just – down 2 to #50 and the Peugeot 2008 up 32 to #70. Finally, let’s notice the Lada Granta commencing its westward expansion and selling its very first Czech unit this month…

Previous month: Czech Republic October 2013: VW Golf back to #1 foreigner

One year ago: Czech Republic November 2012: Ford B-Max and Peugeot 301 up

Full November 2013 Top 150 models and Top 42 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Czech Republic October 2013: VW Golf back to #1 foreigner

November 7th, 2013 5 comments

VW Golf Czech Republic October 2013VW Golf

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New car sales in Czech Republic are back into negative in October at -4% year-on-year to 15,346 registrations, which means the year-to-date total remains down 8% at 135,500 units. The podium is 100% Skoda once again with solid performances of all three models: the Octavia leads the way by far thanks to 2,012 sales and 13.1% share vs. 10.8% year-to-date, followed by the Fabia at 5.8% vs. 6.2% and the Rapid at 5.6% vs. 5.1%.

The VW Golf is back to the #1 foreign model position it holds year-to-date at #4 with 522 sales and 3.4%, its strongest monthly volume so far in 2013, ahead of the Hyundai i30 at 2.5% and the Skoda Superb at 2.3%. Other great performers this month in the Czech Republic include the Peugeot 308 up a huge 11 ranks on September to #9 and 1.8% share, the Dacia Duster up 4 to #12, Citroen C4 up 15 to #23, Ford Kuga up 56 to #37, Mitsubishi ASX up 14 to #38 and the Renault Captur breaking into the Czech Top 50 for the first time, up 52 spots to #48.

Previous month: Czech Republic September 2013: Skoda Octavia shoots up to 15% share

One year ago: Czech Republic October 2012: Skoda Fabia #1, Citigo #9, Rapid #12

Full October 2013 Top 150 models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Czech Republic September 2013: Skoda Octavia shoots up to 15%

October 6th, 2013 2 comments

Skoda Octavia Czech Republic September 2013The Skoda Octavia delivers its strongest market share since February 2012.

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New car sales in the Czech Republic are up a reassuring 6% year-on-year in September to 13,208 registrations, reducing the year-to-date fall to 8% at 120,154 units. For the first time since last November, the Top 4 best-sellers are all Skodas this month, led by a flamboyant Octavia up to 1,940 sales and 14.7% share, its highest since February 2012. The Fabia reclaims the 2nd spot at 785 units and 5.9%, still a shy share but better than the last two months. After two months at #2 the Rapid’s market share is down almost two percentage points on August to 5.3% at 694 sales while the Superb is up 5 spots to #4 at 462 units and 3.5%.

Hyundai ix20 Czech Republic September 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Hyundai ix20 is the best-selling foreigner for the first time.

This month and for the first time ever, the Hyundai ix20 becomes the best-selling foreigner in Czech Republic, reaching an all-time high 5th place with 409 sales and 3.1% which are also volume and market share records for the model! The ix20 has been discreetly but steadily improving since its first appearance in the Czech ranking back in December 2010. Other great performers this month include the Skoda Yeti up 7 ranks to #8, the Seat Ibiza and Leon at #12 and #13 respectively, Ford B-Max up 6 spots to #17, Toyota Auris up 8 to #25, BMW 5 Series up to #27 vs. #43 year-to-date, Fiat 500L up 47 ranks to #30, BMW 1 Series up 99 spots to #44 and the Mercedes GL-Class up 71 to #56.

Previous month: Czech Republic August 2013: Skoda Rapid confirms #2 spot

One year ago: Czech Republic September 2012: 4 Skodas in Top 4, Superb #3

Full September 2013 Top 150 models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Czech Republic August 2013: Skoda Rapid confirms #2 spot

September 6th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Rapid Czech Republic August 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid

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The Czech new car market is down a harsh 12% year-on-year in August to 11,595 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 106,946 units, down 10% on 2012. Below the Skoda Octavia back above 10% share for the first time in 4 months at 10.2% (and a round 10% year-to-date), the Skoda Rapid confirms the #2 spot it hit for the first time at home last month thanks to 838 sales and 7.2% share, very close to the 7.3% it held in July. For its part the Skoda Fabia is stuck at 5.2%, the nameplate’s lowest ever share here. Compared to August 2012, Skoda goes from 27.1% to 29.6% share, which could infer the Rapid may not be a total cannibal after all. Let’s continue to monitor this over the next few months because this month’s results may have been biased by a particularly weak month for the Fabia one year ago.

Seat Leon Czech Republic August 2013Seat Leon

The VW Golf remains the most popular import at #4 with 347 sales and 3% while Hyundai places 3 models inside the Czech Top 7 in August like year-to-date and like Skoda! The i30 is #5 at 2.8% followed by the ix20 at 2.7% and the i20 at 2.5%. The Kia Cee’d is up 2 spots on July to #8, the Seat Ibiza up 3 to #10, the Leon up a further 7 to a fantastic #12 contrasting with the #142 spot it held over the Full Year 2012! Further down, notice the Renault Megane up 7 to #21, Ford B-Max up 12 to #23, Renault Clio up 16 to #27, Dacia Dokker up 55 to break into the Czech Top 50 for the first time at #41 and the Kia Carens up 30 to #51.

Previous month: Czech Republic July 2013: Skoda Rapid up to #2 for the first time

One year ago: Czech Republic August 2012: Skoda Citigo up to #6, Rapid #32

Full August 2013 Top 150 models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Czech Republic July 2013: Skoda Rapid up to #2 for first time

August 8th, 2013 2 comments

Skoda Rapid Czech Republic July 2013Skoda Rapid

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New car sales in the Czech Republic get a summer boost: up an impressive 30% year-on-year in July to 14,533 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still frankly in negative at 95,351 units, down 10% on 2012. If the Skoda Octavia keeps its pole position with 1,279 sales and 8.8% (lower than the 10% share it holds year-to-date), the big event this month is the arrival in second place for the very first time of the Skoda Rapid, breaking its ranking, volume and market share records all at once and passing the 1,000 monthly-sales milestone also for the first time at 1,059 units and 7.3%. As a result the Skoda Fabia is down one spot to #3 with 753 sales and 5,2%, well below its year-to-date level of 6.5%. However as we have studied last month, this doesn’t result in Skoda improving its market share (29.3% in July vs. 29.4% year-to-date) which could mean the Rapid is a cannibal…

Seat Leon Czech Republic July 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frSeat Leon

The VW Golf is the best-selling foreign model this month, up 5 spots on June to land in 4th place at 422 units and 2.9% share, it is followed by the Skoda Roomster up 3 to #5, the Hyundai i30 and i20 both down 2 ranks to #6 and #7 respectively. The Dacia Sandero continues to progress: it is up 4 spots on last month to #12 with 292 sales and 2% whereas it finished last year at #40, the Seat Ibiza is up 14 to #13, the Ford Focus up 7 to #15 and the Seat Leon brilliantly maintains itself inside the Czech Top 20 at #19 while it ranked… #142 in 2012!

Chevrolet Trax Czech Republic July 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frChevrolet Trax

Further down, notice the Citroen C4 Picasso up 23 ranks to #26, the Fiat Panda up 45 to #30, Peugeot 3008 up 53 to #34 and the Audi Q3 up 37 to #45. As for newcomers, the Chevrolet Trax is up a fantastic 50 spots to #75 to now rank well above its twin the Opel Mokka (#119), the Peugeot 2008 is down 28 ranks to #93, the Dacia Dokker up 61 to #96 and the Renault Captur up 18 to #129.

Previous month: Czech Republic June 2013: First study suggests Rapid cannibalised Ocatvia & Fabia

One year ago: Czech Republic June 2012: Skoda Roomster at highest in 4 years

Full July 2013 Top 150 models and Top 42 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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