Poland July 2016: Volkswagen up 28%, Dacia up 49% in market up 5%

Dacia Dokker Poland July 2016. Picture courtesy autoevolution.comDacia sales are up 49% year-on-year in Poland in July, and the Dokker ranks inside the Top 40. 

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The Polish new car market adds another 5% year-on-year gain in July to 35.687 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up a stunning 17% to 276.158. Surprise atop the brands ranking: Volkswagen overtakes its stablemate Skoda to take the lead thanks to sales up 28% to 4.031 and 11.3% share vs. 3.743 and 10.5% (+10%) for Skoda, which remains #1 year-to-date. Toyota (-11%) and Opel (-10%) follow but struggle, ahead of Ford (+20%), Renault (+9%) and Dacia particularly impressive at +49%, by far the largest gain inside the Top 15 brands in July. Mercedes also impresses with deliveries up 21% to 1.301 for a 3.6% market share. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+9%), Fabia (+1%), Opel Astra (+9%), VW Golf (-10%) and Toyota Yaris (-2%) reproduce the year-to-date Top 5, followed by the VW Passat (+32%) and Ford Focus (+30%) both posting sizeable gains. The Dacia Duster is up 28% to #9, the Hyundai Tucson is up 8 spots on June to a stunning 11th place, the Suzuki Vitara is up to #27 and the Dacia Dokker up to #37.

Previous month: Poland June 2016: Opel Astra teases Skoda Octavia for #1

One year ago: Poland July 2015: Skoda Fabia confirms top spot

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Poland June 2016: Opel Astra teases Skoda Octavia for #1

Opel Astra Poland June 2016The Opel Astra stops 18 units short off a Polish pole position in June.

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Once again the Polish market displays extravagant growth with sales up 28% to 44.126 units, leading to a half year tally up 19% to 240.471. Skoda holds onto the brands pole position with sales up 26% to 5.146 ahead of Volkswagen at 4.055 (+34%) and Toyota at 3.683 (+48%). Ford (+25%) overtakes Opel (+20%) for 4th place while Dacia (+52%), Kia (+36%), Mercedes (+63%) and Mazda (+54%) frankly outpace the market further down the Top 15. The Skoda Octavia (+30%) remains the most popular nameplate in the country in June but its advantage over the Opel Astra (+44%) thaws to just 18 units at 1.555 vs. 1.537. The Skoda Fabia rounds up the podium but only gains 11%, resulting it a market share drop to 3.2%. The Toyota Yaris (+66%), Auris (+126%), Dacia Duster (+48%), Renault Master (+59%), Skoda Superb (+211%) and Dacia Sandero (#21) make themselves noticed while the VW Tiguan leaps to #22 and #50 year-to-date thanks to the new model.

Previous month: Poland May 2016: Octavia #1, Astra and Duster strong

One year ago: Poland June 2016: Skoda Fabia takes control

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Poland May 2016: Octavia #1, Astra and Duster strong

Mazda CX-3 Poland May 2016The Mazda CX-3 breaks into the Polish Top 50 for the first time at #36 in May.

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The Polish new car market continues to evolve a clear notch above its 2015 level, with May volumes up another 21% to 37.928 units including Light Commercials, leading to a year-to-date total up 17% to 196.345. Skoda follows the market this month at +20% to 4.404 deliveries for a 11.6% market share, distancing Volkswagen at 9.7% (+19%), Opel at 8.5% (+32%) and Toyota at 7.9% (+30%). Dacia (+61%) and Mazda (+45%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 15. Over in the models aisle, the Skoda Octavia continues to dominate with 1.434 sales (+18%) while in 2nd place the Opel Astra (+49%) overtakes the Skoda Fabia (+19%) at 1.255 units vs. 1.248, distancing the VW Golf (+4%), Toyota Yaris (+43%) and a Dacia Duster in outstanding form: up 89% to 774 deliveries at #6. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai up 60% to #15, the Skoda Superb up 123% to #18 and the Dacia Sandero up a further 9 spots on April to #24 vs. #45 year-to-date. Finally, the Mazda CX-3 (#36) and Suzuki Baleno (#41) both make their very first appearance among Poland’s Top 50 best-sellers.

Previous month: Poland April 2016: Skoda dominates, Dacia, Kia shine in market up 44%

One year ago: Poland May 2015: Skoda Fabia improves, Ford Focus #3

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Poland April 2016: Skoda dominates, Dacia, Kia shine in market up 44%

Dacia Duster Poland April 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Duster is up 84% to #7 in Poland this month. 

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There’s no stopping Polish new car sales in 2016: April volumes are up a mammoth 22% year-on-year to 39.788 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 16% to 158.417 including light commercial vehicles. Skoda (+21%) reclaims the brands top spot it traditionally holds with 11.6% share, distancing Toyota at 9.2% (+19%) and Volkswagen at 8.6% (+22%). Within the Top 15 brands, Renault (+34%), Dacia (+57%), Kia (+42%), Hyundai (+30%) and Mercedes (+41%) even manage to outpace the galloping market. The models sales charts also return to its more traditional self after the VW Golf took the lead in March: the Skoda Octavia is the most popular at 3.5% share above the Skoda Fabia (3.2%), Opel Astra (2.8%) and Toyota Auris (2.8%) with the VW Golf down to #5. The Dacia Duster is up a flamboyant 84% to 7th overall, the Skoda Superb is up 87% to #13, the Toyota RAV4 up 89% to #18 and the Seat Ibiza up 88% to #19. Further down, notice the Dacia Sandero up 77% to #33, the Fiat Tipo at #38, Suzuki Vitara at #41 and now inside the Year-to-date Top 50 (#44) and the Honda HR-V making its very first appearance in the Polish monthly Top 50 at #44.

Previous month: Poland March 2016: Volkswagen and Golf step up, both lead charts

One year ago: Poland April 2015: Skoda Fabia climbs back up the ladder

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Poland March 2016: Volkswagen and Golf step up, both lead charts

VW Golf Poland March 2016The VW Golf is the best-selling nameplate in Poland in March, beating all Skodas. 

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Exceptional start of the year for new car sales in Poland at +16% in March to 44.549 registrations and +14% year-to-date at 118.629. Volkswagen frankly outpaces the market with sales up 27% to 4.946 and 11.1% share, distancing Skoda (9.7%) and Toyota (8.9%) with Ford (8%) in tow. This is however not enough for VW to snatch the YTD pole position, still held by Skoda (13.462) above Toyota (11.681) with VW at #3 (11.557). Renault gains 21% in 6th place, Fiat is up 19% at #7 and Dacia up 33% at #8. Model-wise, the VW Golf is now getting into the habit of leading the overall Polish sales charts in March: like in 2015 it is #1 this month thanks to 1.545 sales, followed by the Skoda Octavia (1.362) and Opel Astra (1.326). #1 YTD at end-February, the Skoda Fabia loses its title to the Octavia due to weaker March sales (1.166). The Dacia Duster leaps up 48% to #10, the Kia Sportage is up 57% to #15, the Volvo XC60 up 54% to a spectacular #19, the Hyundai Tucson remains solid at #21, the Toyota Avensis is up 45% to #25, the Suzuki Vitara up 9 spots on February to #32 and the Fiat Tipo breaks into the Polish Top 50 for the first time at #37 thanks to 323 sales.

Previous post: Poland January-February 2016: Skoda Fabia edges past Octavia

One year ago: Poland March 2015: VW Golf edges past Skoda Octavia

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Poland January-February 2016: Skoda Fabia edges past Octavia

Skoda Fabia Poland February 2016. Picture carkeys.co.ukThe Skoda Fabia is #1 in Poland so far in 2016, thanks to sales up 75%.

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The Polish new car market is up 9% in January to 35.792 registrations and a further 19% in February to 38.288 units, lifting the year-to-date total after two months to 74.080 sales, up 14% on the same period in 2015. Skoda is still master in command but gains less ground than the market (+8%) resulting in a reduced 12.3% share. Toyota is up 16% to snap the 2nd spot away from Volkswagen (+10%) at 7.737 sales and 10.4% share vs. 6.611 and 8.9%. Renault (+29%), Hyundai (+32%), Mercedes (+21%), BMW and Mazda (both at +76%) also shine. Thanks to a particularly strong January score (1.728 sales), the Skoda Fabia is in the lead year-to-date ahead of the Octavia at 2.902 deliveries (+75%) vs. 2.884 (+8%). This is going to be one tight battle this year. The Toyota Yaris (+8%) rounds up the podium above the Opel Astra (+44%) and Toyota Auris (+16%). The Hyundai Tucson lands at #16, the Ford Mondeo is up 165% to #22 and the Renault Kadjar is up to #29 in February, #41 so far in 2016.

Previous post: Poland Full Year 2015: Skoda Fabia catches up on Octavia

One year ago (Jan): Poland January 2015: Skoda places 3 models in Top 5

One year ago (Feb): Poland February 2015: Skoda Octavia leads, Ford Focus up to 2nd place

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Poland Full Year 2015: Skoda Fabia catches up on Octavia

Skoda Fabia Poland 2015Skoda Fabia sales are up 21% year-on-year in Poland. 

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The Polish new car market is up a very dynamic 10% year-on-year in 2015 to 407.945 registrations, with a very stable brands ranking: the Top 7 is unchanged on 2014. Skoda dominates once again but sees its market share slide from 11.9% to 11.2% due to sales up just 3% to 45.522. Parent brand Volkswagen follows (+14%) ahead of Toyota (+16%), Opel (+14%), Ford (+12%) and Renault (+15%). Inside the Top 20, Peugeot (-7%) and Citroen (-18%) are the only carmakers to see their volume decline year-on-year while reversely Nissan (+21%), Mercedes (+26%), BMW (+24%), Mazda (+24%) and Seat (+30%) post very strong gains. Further down, Lexus (+46%), Jaguar (+50%), Jeep (+54%), Smart (+54%), Iveco (+59%) and SsangYong (+93%) take off.

Ford Mondeo Poland 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Ford Mondeo is up 69% in Poland. 

The Skoda Octavia tops the models ranking for the second year running and the 6th time in total, a reign it started in 2009, only interrupted in 2013 by the Skoda Fabia. The Fabia is catching up fast though, with sales up 21% to 12.389 vs. +1% and 14.193 for the Octavia. The VW Golf (+27%), Opel Astra (+21%), Toyota Yaris (+22%) and Auris (+21%) follow and all outpace the market. The VW Passat is up 29% to #10, the Renault Clio up 23% to #11, Nissan Qashqai up 22% to #13, Ford Mondeo up 70% to #17 and Opel Mokka up 63% to #19. The Suzuki Vitara is the most popular all-new model, breaking into the Top 50 for its very first annual listing at #49 with 2.391 sales.

Previous month: Poland November 2015: Opel Astra on podium, outsells VW Golf

Previous year: Poland Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia reclaims top spot

Two years ago: Poland Full Year 2013: Skoda Fabia edges past Octavia

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Poland November 2015: Opel Astra on podium, outsells VW Golf

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Euphoric month for new car sales in Poland, up a splendid 25% year-on-year in November to 35.264 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 7% to 364.384 units. Overtaken by Volkswagen last month, Skoda reclaims the brands top spot and outpaces the market at +34% to 4.069 units and 11.5% share. Volkswagen for its part lodges another incredible month, completely unaffected by its diesel emissions scandal here, up 46% to 3.823 units and 10.8% share vs. 9.6% so far in 2015. Notice also Ford (+38%), Mercedes (+47%) and Mazda (+36%) also posting spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date off the Skoda Fabia at 3.7% share vs. 3.3%, while the Opel Astra, boosted by the new generation slowly creeping into Polish dealerships, outsells its archenemy the VW Golf at 1.037 units vs. 1.034. The Ford Mondeo shoots up 7 spots on last month to #14, the Hyundai Tucson posts a 2nd consecutive month inside the Top 15 at #15, ranking #2 SUV in the country below the Dacia Duster (#13), the Mazda6 jumps back up to #26, the VW Polo is at #30 and the Renault Kadjar breaks into the Polish Top 50 for the first time at #39.

Previous month: Poland October 2015: Volkswagen up 30% to #1, Hyundai Tucson in Top 15

One year ago: Poland November 2014: Toyota Yaris and Lexus NX shine

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Poland October 2015: Volkswagen up 30% to #1, Tucson in Top 15

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The Polish new car market is up 3% year-on-year in October to 33.938 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 329.120 units, up 6% on 2014. Flying in the face of its current turmoil, Volkswagen gains 30% year-on-year to edge past sister company Skoda and take the lead of the brands ranking in Poland in October at 3.733 sales and 11% share vs. 3.621 and 10.7% (-13%). Toyota (-2%) remains third, followed by Ford (+14%), Opel (-2%) and Renault (+14%). Notice also BMW (+24%), Volvo (+30%), Mercedes (+41%), Audi (+43%), Mini (+57%) and Lexus (+71%) all delivering very vigorous results. Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia manages to win the race for the 4th time in the past 5 months thanks to 1.115 sales and 3.3% however the Skoda Octavia remains the year-to-date leader at 11.437 sales (-3%) vs. 10.079 (+12%). The Fabia may have better luck in 2016. The VW Golf solidly rounds up the podium at 3.1% share, the Ford Focus is back up 6 ranks on September to #5, the Hyundai Tucson leaps up 18 spots to a spectacular #14 ranking for its 2nd full month of sales, the VW Up jumps to #24, the Renault Captur to #36, Suzuki Vitara to #37 and the Audi Q5 to #44.

Previous month: Poland September 2015: Skoda Fabia reclaims lead

One year ago: Poland October 2014: Suzuki SX4 and Opel Mokka up

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Poland September 2015: Skoda Fabia reclaims lead

Skoda Fabia Poland September 2015The Skoda Fabia is #1 in Poland for the third time in four months.

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Another very dynamic month for new car sales in Poland, up 16% year-on-year in September to 31.907 registrations including light commercials, lifting the year-to-date total to 295.182 units, up 6.5% on 2014. Skoda holds onto the brands pole position with sales up 3% to 10.1% share, above Volkswagen at 9.3% (+43%), Toyota at 8.2% (+15%) and Ford at 8.1% (+23%). Notice also Renault up 26%, Suzuki up 38%, Nissan up 40%, Lexus up 51%, BMW up 54%, Porsche up 82%, Jeep up 117% and Mini up 131%. For the third time in four months, the Skoda Fabia is the most popular vehicle in Poland thanks to 999 sales and 3.1% share, distancing the year-to-date leader the Skoda Octavia at 922 and 2.9%. The VW Golf rounds up the podium, the Nissan Qashqai is up 17 spots on August to #4, the Toyota Avensis is solid at #14 thanks to the new model, the Skoda Superb surges up to #18, the Hyundai Tucson breaks into the Top 50 at #32, the Suzuki Vitara is holding strong at #38 as is the Lexus NX at #50.

Previous month: Poland August 2015: Renault Clio shoots up to pole position

One year ago: Poland September 2014: Nissan Qashqai and Opel Mokka shine

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