Czech Republic November 2015: Annual record broken at 211.089 sales

Skoda Superb Czech Republic October 2015The new generation pushes the Skoda Superb up 79% in November.

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No surprise: November is a new all-time record in the Czech Republic with 20.421 registrations, up 25% on the previous record established just last year (16.365) and only the fifth time in Czech history that more than 20.000 new vehicles are registered in a single month after last March, April, June and July. This means that for the first time ever, the Czech new car market breaks the symbolic 200.000 annual sales at 211.089, up 20% on 2014 and with one month to spare before the end of the year. Keep in mind though that roughly 17% of all new car registrations in the Czech Republic are immediately re-exported towards other European Union nations. Brand-wise, local carmaker Skoda follows the market at +25% to 31.2% share, Volkswagen is weaker at +15% to 9.2% and Hyundai is catching up at +29% to 9.1% share. Dacia struggles (-2%) but parent brand Renault shines (+41%).

VW Passat Czech Republic November 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe VW Passat is up 3-fold on November 2014.

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia ends four consecutive months of Skoda Fabia reign thanks to a very strong 12% share and 2.454 sales (+27%) vs. 1.679 and 8.2% (+126%). The Skoda Rapid is stable in third position, the Hyundai i30 is up 63% to #4, the Skoda Superb up 79% to #5 and the VW Passat up 212% to #8. Further down, the Hyundai Tucson breaks into the Top 20 at #19, the Suzuki Vitara gains a further two spots on October to #25 and the Renault Kadjar is up four to #42.

Previous month: Czech Republic October 2015: Volkswagen Group holds 51% of the market

One year ago: Czech Republic November 2014: New gen brings Skoda Fabia back to #3

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Czech Republic October 2015: Volkswagen Group holds 51% of market

Skoda Fabia Czech Republic September 2015The Skoda Fabia has been #1 in the Czech Republic for four months running.

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It has become the norm: new car sales in the Czech Republic break a new record in October, up 10.5% year-on-year to 19.658 registrations, the best October ever recorded. The year-to-date total is up a flamboyant 20% to 190.668 units, also a record and only a few days away from beating the all-time annual high hit last year (192.314). Keep in mind though that roughly 17% of all new car registrations in the Czech Republic are immediately re-exported towards other European Union nations. It would appear that the emissions scandal that is rocking Volkswagen’s boat worldwide has been the best advertising for all brands of the group in the Czech Republic, with the four flagship marques all frankly outpacing the market… Skoda is up 23% to 34.9% share, Volkswagen up 21% to 10.7%, Seat up 37% to 3% share and Audi up 45% to break into the Top 10 at 482 sales and 2.5%. All-in-all, these four brands account for 51.1% of the Czech new car market this month.

Skoda Superb Czech Republic October 2015Skoda Superb sales are up 106% in October.

Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia is up almost 5-fold on a year ago to holds the title of best-selling nameplate at home for the 4th consecutive month thanks to a strong 2.265 sales and 11.5% share. This time it also outsells the Octavia in real terms – meaning reported sales minus re-exports – at 2.060 vs. 2.024. Despite volumes down 32% the Skoda Rapid remains on the podium, while the Hyundai i30 is the most popular foreigner at #4 and the Skoda Superb more than doubles its sales year-on-year (+106%) to round up the Top 5 at 3.5% share thanks to the new model. Notice also the VW Passat up 149%, the Ford Focus up 107%, Seat Ibiza up 144%, the Suzuki Vitara up to #27 and the Renault Kadjar breaking into the Top 50 at #46.

Previous month: Czech Republic September 2015: Skoda Fabia #1, or is it?

One year ago: Czech Republic October 2014: 4 Hyundais in Top 10

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Czech Republic September 2015: Skoda Fabia #1, or is it?

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Nothing seems to be able to stop record new car sales in the Czech Republic, up another 14% year-on-year in September to 18.156 registrations – the best September score ever recorded, lifting the year-to-date up 21% to an all-time high 171.010 deliveries after 9 months, already above the Full Year 2013 (164.036) with three months to spare! Keep in mind though that roughly 17% of all new car registrations in the Czech Republic are immediately re-exported towards other European Union nations. The Skoda Fabia posts a third consecutive month in pole position at home with a stunning 11.5% market share – its highest so far for this generation – vs. 10.8% for the Octavia. However the Octavia stays well ahead year-to-date at 10.4% vs. 8.7%, and the rankings are also reversed when only taking into account real sales – that is reported sales minus re-exports – with the Octavia at 1.868 vs. 1.773 for the Fabia. Notice also the Skoda Superb up to #5, the Ford Fiesta back up 9 spots on August to #6 (100% re-exported though), the Nissan Qashqai up 20 to #9, the Hyundai Tucson up 11 to #25 and the Fiat 500X breaking into the Top 40 at #38.

Previous month: Czech Republic August 2015: Skoda Fabia confirms pole position

One year ago: Czech Republic September 2014: Hyundai above Skoda in private sales

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Czech Republic August 2015: Skoda Fabia confirms pole position

Skoda Fabia Czech Republic August 2015. Picture courtesy rad-ab.comThe Skoda Fabia is the best-selling nameplate at home for the 2nd month running.

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No respite for the Czech new car market: August sales are up a whopping 31% year-on-year to 18.378 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 22% to 152.954 units, already more than the Full Year 2008 total of 143.661… Keep in mind though that roughly 17% of all new car registrations in the Czech Republic are immediately re-exported towards other European Union nations. In this context the Skoda Fabia confirms it has resumed its domestic domination, lodging a second consecutive month atop the Czech sales charts with 1.773 units, distancing the Skoda Octavia at 1.545 and the Rapid at 719. The Hyundai i30 is the best-selling foreigner once again at 584 sales above the VW Golf at 512 and the Hyundai ix35 pushed up by runout discounts to 365 units. The VW Passat is up 5 spots on July to #8, the Opel Insignia up 24 to #11, Ford Transit Custom up to $13, Seat Ibiza up 27 to #17 but 100% are re-exported and the Hyundai Tucson breaks into the Czech Top 50 at #36 for its 2nd month in market.

Previous month: Czech Republic July 2015: Skoda Fabia ends Octavia domination

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

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Czech Republic July 2015: Skoda Fabia ends Octavia domination

Skoda Fabia Czech Republic July 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Skoda Fabia is #1 at home for only the 2nd time in five years.

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Re-exports towards other European Union countries – accounting for 17 to 20% of monthly new car sales in the Czech Republic – are playing a large role in lifting the market to record heights in 2015. July marks the third time after March (21.155) and June (21.315) the all-time monthly volume record is beaten at 21.415 registrations, the 5th time the market is above 20.000 monthly units (along with April at 20.360) whereas before this year the highest-ever monthly score was 18.171 hit in June 2014. Summer had traditionally beeen the weakest time for new car sales in the Czech Republic, showing how much of an overdrive the market is experiencing at the moment. Both July and year-to-date sales (134.692) are up 21% year-on-year.

Homegrown Skoda outpaces the market with sales up 30% year-on-year to 7.142 units, accounting for exactly 1 in every 3 new cars sold in the country. Hyundai (9.3%) overtakes Volkswagen (9.1%) for 2nd place, Dacia is back up to #5 and both Peugeot (#8) and BMW (#9) stay inside the Top 10. But the biggest event of the month in the Czech Republic is the pole position of the Skoda Fabia, enjoying a logical return of form after the new generation went on sale in November last year. This is the first time the Fabia outsells the Octavia in its current generation, the first time the Fabia tops the sales charts at home since October 2012 and only the second time in five years. The last time the Fabia held the annual top spot at home was in 2008, with the Octavia enjoying 6 consecutive wins from 2009 to 2014.

Other great performers this month include the Hyundai i30 up 3 spots on June and 1 percentage point above its year-to-date share at 3.7% in 4th place, the Dacia Duster jumping to #9, the Hyundai ix35 up 11 ranks to #11, the BMW 5 Series up a further 5 spots to #25 vs. #47 year-to-date, the Suzuki Swift up 21 to #29 and the Opel Insignia up to #35 vs. #65 so far in 2015. Note the models ranking conveniently includes columns titled “REAL” published by Czech organisation Madea, indicating the July sales minus re-exports. We then learn that the Ford Fiesta (#5 overall), Seat Ibiza (#44), Audi Q3 (#45), Audi A1 (#48) and Fiat 500L (#49) had 100% of their Czech sales re-exported outside the country…

Previous month: Czech Republic June 2015: Skoda Fabia teases Octavia in record month

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

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Czech Republic June 2015: Skoda Fabia teases Octavia in record month

Skoda Fabia Czech Republic June 2015The Skoda Fabia is only 35 sales off the pole position at home this month.

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The Czech new car market is boosted by re-exports to levels never explored before this year: May marks another all-time record at 21.315 registrations, up 17% year-on-year and beating the previous best of 21.155 established last March. Halfway through 2015 sales add up to a record 113.377 units, up 21% on 2014. Skoda remains above 30% share thanks to 6.751 units sold and 31.7% above Volkswagen at 9.1%, Ford at 8.1% and Hyundai at 7%. Opel overtakes Dacia to rank 5th, Kia is up one spot to #7 and BMW brilliantly surges to #8 overall. But the big news this month is the Skoda Fabia stopping just 35 sales short off a historical pole position, selling 2.101 units for a 9.9% market share – over one percentage point above May – vs. 2.136 for the Octavia. If logic prevails, the Fabia should overtake its larger counterpart in the coming month. Finishing 2015 in the lead will be a harder task, one that the Fabia hasn’t achieved since 2008.

Previous month: Czech Republic May 2015: Skoda Fabia at highest in almost 3 years

One year ago: Czech Republic June 2014: Seat Leon confirms Top 10 spot

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Czech Republic May 2015: Skoda Fabia at highest in almost 3 years

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The Czech new car market continues on its extraordinary run this year: up another 18% year-on-year in May to 18.167 registrations – the 5th largest monthly total ever – lifting the year-to-date total to a record 92.062 units, up a fantastic 21% on 2014. Homegrown Skoda outpaces the market, up a splendid 27% to 5.794 sales and 31.9% share, ahead of Volkswagen at 1.788 (+25%), Hyundai at 1.368 and Ford at 1.267. Dacia is up 39% to #5 and Opel up 26% to #7. The Skoda Octavia is the best-selling nameplate at home once again with 1.991 sales and 11% share but the Skoda Fabia, boosted by the new generation, is closing the gap at 1.597 deliveries and 8.8%, its strongest market share since October 2012 when it hit 11.4%. The last time the Fabia took the annual top spot in the Czech Republic is 2008. Other great performers this month include the Ford Fiesta at #6, Seat Leon at #9, Opel Astra at #11 and Nissan Qashqai at #18. Finally, notice the Peugeot 2008 at #32, outselling the 208 (#35), Clio (#36) and Captur (#45).

Previous month: Czech Republic April 2015: Second biggest month in history

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Czech Republic April 2015: Second biggest month in history

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This year the Czech new car market is pushing boundaries of what we thought possible up until now. After breaking an all-time record last month at 21.155 registrations, April sales, up 18% year-on-year, mark only the 2nd month in history over 20.000 monthly deliveries at 20.360. Year-to-date, sales of light vehicles in the Czech Republic are up a solid 22% to 73,895 units. Skoda is up 28% to 7.092 sales and 34.4% share, monopolising the Top 4 with the Octavia (10.8%), Fabia (7.7%), Rapid (5.8%) and Superb (3.6%) in the lead and the entire lineup fitting within the Top 9 with the Citigo at #7, Yeti at #8 and Roomster at #9. Volkswagen is up a whopping 48% to 2.450 units and 11.9. In fact, this month the Volkswagen Group (including Seat and Porsche) holds 51% of the Czech market.

Previous month: Czech Republic March 2015: Skoda Fabia up again in all-time record month

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

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Czech Republic March 2015: Fabia up again in all-time record month

Skoda Fabia Czech Republic March 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Skoda Fabia holds 7.5% of its home market this month.

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The Czech new car market is up an astounding 28% year-on-year in March to 21,155 registrations, the biggest ever month in the history of automobile in the country and the first time more than 20,000 new cars found a buyer in a single month, smashing the previous record of 18,171 units established last June. The year-to-date total now stands at 53,265 deliveries, up 24% on 2014. Local manufacturer Skoda continues to dominate the sales charts head and shoulders with 6,650 sales and 31.4% share, ahead of Volkswagen with 2,510 units and 11.9% share (1,936 without re-exports), Hyundai at 1,715 and Ford at 1,299 (808 without re-exports). Dacia, #5 in the overall ranking with 1,028 sales, is #4 once again with re-exports removed.

Hyundai ix20 Czech Rep March 2015Hyundai ix20

In the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia slips down just under 10% share while the Fabia continues to progress thanks to the new model, gaining one percentage point on February to 7.5% thanks to 1,597 registrations. The Skoda Rapid and VW Golf follow and hold onto their positions, while the Hyundai ix20 is up 3 spots to a shiny 5th place. Notice also the Skoda Citigo up 5 to #8, the Seat Leon up 7 to #11, Nissan Qashqai up 8 to #16, Opel Astra up 16 to #21, the Nissan Pulsar up to #78 and the Fiat 500X breaking into the Czech Top 100 for the first time at #80.

Previous month: Czech Republic February 2015: Skoda Fabia at highest in 20 months

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

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Czech Republic February 2015: Skoda Fabia at highest in 20 months

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The Czech new car market is up a huge 28% year-on-year in February to a record 16,383 registrations (previous best for the month: 13,544 in 2012), bringing the year-to-date total to 32,110 units, up 22% on 2014. However exclusive data from Medea Research show that 17% of new cars registered in the country this month were re-exported to other European Union nations, accounting for the majority of the year-on-year increase. Skoda remains sovereign at home with 5,180 sales and 31.6% share above Volkswagen with 2,234 units (1,583 without re-exports), Hyundai at 1,330 and Ford at 1,054 (514 without re-exports). Dacia, #5 in the overall ranking with 869 deliveries, is #4 once re-exports are removed. Notice also Renault up to #6 and Peugeot back in the Top 10 brands.

VW Golf Sportsvan Czech Republic February 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe VW Golf Sportsvan is up to #15 in the Czech Republic this month.

The Skoda Octavia dominates the models ranking as usual with an imposing 10.5% share and 1,664 sales, however this month its little sister the Fabia, finally reaping the benefits of a new generation, hits its highest market share at home in 20 months (since June 2013) at 6.4% and 1,052 units, and could come tease the Octavia for the pole position in the coming months. The Skoda Rapid is knocked down to #3 with 6.1% but remains #2 year-to-date for now. The Skoda Yeti is up two spots on January to #5, the Dacia Duster brilliantly maintains itself inside the Top 10 at #9, the VW Polo is up 6 ranks to #10 (64% are re-exports though), the VW Golf Sportsvan shoots up to #15, the Renault Captur is up to #28 and the Peugeot 2008 up to #36.

Previous month: Czech Republic January 2015: New figures reveal re-export culprits

One year ago: Czech Republic February 2014: Skoda Rapid consolidates 2nd spot

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