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Poland July 2014: Opel Astra up to second place

August 7th, 2014 No comments

Mazda3 Poland July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Mazda3 is up to to #23 this month in Poland.

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The Polish new car market is up by a very satisfying 6% year-on-year in July to 29,253 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 223,721 units, up 16% on 2013, keeping in mind these figures include LCVs. Skoda is the master of the brands ranking once again and the only manufacturer above 10% share with 3,619 sales and 12.4%, ahead of Volkswagen (9.4%) and Opel particularly strong this month at #3 and 8.9%, placing the Astra at #2, the Corsa at #10, Insignia at #13 (vs. #22 year-to-date) and Mokka up 11 spots on June at #39. The Skoda Octavia is the most popular model in the country once again at 4%, while the Skoda Rapid (#6), Hyundai ix35 (#14), VW Caddy (#20), Mazda3 (#23), Mitsubishi ASX (#25), Mazda6 (#27), Seat Leon (#28) and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (#38) also shine this month.

Previous month: Poland June 2014: Skoda Octavia leads, Dacia Duster shines

One year ago: Poland July 2013: ‘Not dead yet’ says Skoda Fabia to Octavia

Full July 2014 Top 50 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Poland June 2014: Skoda Octavia leads, Dacia Duster shines

July 7th, 2014 No comments

Kia Rio Poland June 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frKia Rio

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The Polish new car market is up a timid 0.7% year-on-year in June to 28,671 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 194,468 units, up 17% on 2013, keeping in mind these figures include light commercial vehicles. The Skoda Octavia remains the most popular vehicle in the country thanks to 1,206 sales and 4.2% share, ahead of the Ford Focus at 3.2%, Skoda Fabia at 2.7% and Opel Astra at 2.6%. The Dacia Duster shines: up 7 spots on May to #6 with 703 units and 2.5%, lifting Dacia to #7 brand overall. Notice also the Renault Clio up 3 to #8, the Renault Master #10 again, the Renault Captur up 23 to #22, Kia Rio up 14 to #24, the Mazda6 at #31 vs. #44 year-to-date and the Suzuki Swift up to #33.

Previous month: Poland May 2014: Skoda Octavia and Ford Focus dominate

One year ago: Poland June 2013: Hyundai i30 in Top 10 for the first time in 3 years

Full June 2014 Top 50 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Poland May 2014: Skoda Octavia and Ford Focus dominate

June 5th, 2014 No comments

Citroen C4 Picasso Poland May 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frFirst appearance in the Polish Top 25 (and Top 50!) for the new gen Citroen C4 Picasso.

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New car sales in Poland are up a robust 10% year-on-year in May to 27,724 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 165,797 units, up a fantastic 21% on 2013. Note these figures include light commercial vehicles. Brand-wise, below an ultra-dominant Skoda (12.3% share), Ford (8.6%), Volkswagen (8.4%) and Opel (8.2%) benefit from a weak month at Toyota (6.9%) to all gain one spot on April while the Japanese manufacturer drops 3 to #5. Citroen is up to #9 and Mazda up to #15.

Ford Focus Poland May 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Ford Focus is #2 in Poland this month (US model shown).

In the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia reclaims the top spot it has held for 8 of the last 10 months off the Skoda Fabia (leader in April) thanks to 1,014 sales and 3.7% share while the Ford Focus excels, up 3 spots on last month to #2 at 919 units and 3.3%, and now #3 year-to-date like in 2013. The VW Golf remains extremely strong in third position and 3% share vs. #6 and 2.2% so far in 2014, the Opel Astra is up 2 ranks on April to #5, the Renault Master up 8 to #10, Opel Insignia up to #18 and the new gen Citroen C4 Picasso breaks into the Polish Top 50 and Top 25 for the first time at #25. Notice also the Ford Ka up 18 spots to #32, Opel Mokka up to #34, Mazda3 up to #37 and Kia Rio up to #38.

Previous month: Poland April 2014: Skoda Fabia and VW Golf on top

One year ago: Poland May 2013: Skoda Octavia back in charge

Full May 2014 Top 50 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Poland April 2014: Skoda Fabia and VW Golf on top

May 8th, 2014 1 comment

Skoda Fabia Poland April 2014The Skoda Fabia is the best-selling vehicle in Poland in April.

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The Polish new car market is up a splendid 13% year-on-year in April to 30,908 registrations including LCV, even as the special period (Jan-Mar) when cars purchased as LCV by companies got a VAT-exemption has now ended. Brand-wise, Toyota impressively teases perennial leader Skoda with 3,204 sales and 10.4% vs. 3,412 and 11% while Ford is up one spot on March to #3 and Volkswagen down two to #4. As the current model is nearing the end of its life, the Skoda Fabia manages to take the lead of the Polish models charts in April and for the 4th time in the last 16 months with 942 sales and 3% share. The next 3 models all fit within two units! The VW Golf brilliantly takes the 2nd spot thanks to 916 sales ahead of the Toyota Auris (915) and Skoda Octavia (914), nevertheless retaining its year-to-date crown at 5,483 units and 4% share.

Toyota RAV4 Poland April 2014. Picture courtesy of The Motor ReportToyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 breaks into the monthly Polish Top 10 for the very first time, up 13 spots on March to #9 with 626 sales and 2%, the Toyota Corolla is up 27 ranks to #16, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross enters the Top 20 for the first time at #20 with 391 units and 1.3%, the Mazda6 jumps to a fantastic 28th place, the Mitusbishi Outlander is up to #35, the Mitsubishi ASX up to #39 and the Mazda CX-5 up to #42! It is a great month indeed for Japanese carmakers in Poland.

Previous month: Poland March 2014: Skoda Rapid at best-ever 6th place

One year ago: Poland April 2013: Renault Clio on podium

Full April 2014 Top 50 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Poland March 2014: Skoda Rapid at best-ever 6th place

April 4th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Rapid Poland March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid

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Polish new car sales continue on their impressive upwards trend this year, up another 39% year-on-year in March to 39,527 registrations including LCV, bringing the first Quarter total to 107,165 units, up 26% on 2013. However, keep in mind that for the first 3 months of the year, cars purchased as LCV by companies get a VAT-exemption for the price of thr car and petrol, which messes up the rankings somewhat. Brand-wise, the entire Top 7 is unchanged vs. February and year-to-date, with Skoda (13.5%), Volkswagen (10.1%) and Toyota (8.1%) leading the way. The Skoda Octavia is once again the most popular model in the country, followed for the 2nd time running by the Ford Focus at 3.1% share while the Skoda Fabia is back up 2 spots on February to round up the podium at 3% share.

VW Passat Poland March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe VW Passat is #5 so far in 2014 in Poland.

For the 4th time in the last 5 months there is a Volkswagen in the Polish 4th position: after the Passat in January and the Tiguan in February, it’s the turn of the Golf which already ranked #4 last November. The Passat for its part is up one rank to shine once again at #5 both this month and year-to-date. The Skoda Rapid is up one spot to reach its all-time best ranking in the country at #6, the Skoda Superb remains 8th vs. #24 over the Full Year 2013, the Kia Cee’d is up 13 to #10, the Toyota RAV4 is back inside the Top 50 at #22 and the BMW X5 is up 7 to #39. Finally, let’s salute the appearances of the Jeep Grand Cherokee at #47, BMW X3 at #48 and Ford Ka at #49.

Previous month: Poland February 2014: VW Tiguan jumps up to 4th place

One year ago: Poland March 2013: Toyota Yaris and Auris at highest in 5 years

Full March 2014 Top 50 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Poland February 2014: VW Tiguan jumps up to 4th place

March 8th, 2014 2 comments

VW Tiguan Poland February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Tiguan

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The Polish new car market continues to display outstanding health in this early 2014: up a fantastic 33% year-on-year to 35,573 registrations including LCVs. Skoda (13.8%), Volkswagen (10.7%) and Toyota (8.4%) dominate the brands ranking while Ford passes Opel to rank #4 and Dacia breaks into the Top 10 at #10. In the models charts, the Skoda Octavia takes off to 4.6% share thanks to 1,620 registrations and has already built up a one percentage point advantage over the #2 year-to-date, the Toyota Auris solid at 3% this month. The Ford Focus is up 8 ranks on January to land at a very impressive 2nd place with 1,103 sales and 3.1%.

Volvo XC60 Poland February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVolvo XC60

However the picture is very different if we remove LCVs: in this case Skoda monopolises the podium for the first time in Polish history with the Octavia, Fabia and Rapid leading the way in this order. A similar ranking to neighbours Czech Republic and Slovakia. Back to the overall ranking where the VW performer of the month is the VW Tiguan, hitting a record 4th place thanks to 1,011 sales and 2.6% after the Passat reached the same level last month. Other great performers in Poland this month include the Skoda Superb up 20 spots on January to #8, the Volvo XC60 up to an incredible 12th place with 573 sales and 1.6% share, the Renault Mégane up 29 ranks to #13, Citroen Berlingo up 25 to #16 and the Peugeot 308 up to #38.

Previous month: Poland January 2014: VW Passat #4, Skoda Rapid in Top 10

One year ago: Poland February 2013: Ford Fiesta jumps onto podium

Full February 2014 Top 50 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Poland January 2014: VW Passat #4, Skoda Rapid in Top 10

February 7th, 2014 1 comment

Skoda Rapid Poland January 2014Skoda Rapid

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New car sales in Poland are up a very nice 8% year-on-year in January to 32,065 registrations. Skoda, Volkswagen and Toyota are the most popular carmakers in the country this month as they were over the FY2013, however they all lodges significantly higher market shares in January: 13.3% vs. 11.5%, 11.2% vs. 8.8% and 9.9% vs. 7.6% respectively, while Opel gets a boost up to 4th place with 6.9% vs. #6 and 5.9% in 2013. Below the Skoda Octavia (3.6%), Toyota Auris (3.4%) and Skoda Fabia (3.2%), the VW Passat shoots up 19 spots on December to land at a record 4th place, its previous best being #6 in July 2011.

VW Passat Poland January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Passat

The Skoda Rapid for its part breaks into the monthly Polish Top 10 for the very first time at #7 with 696 sales and 2.2%, beating the its previous record of #15 it set just last month. Inside the Top 10, notice also the Opel Corsa up to #5 vs. #13 in FY2013 and the VW Polo up to #6 vs. #25. Stopping 10 units short off also breaking into the Top 10 for the first time, the Skoda Citigo is up 14 ranks on last month to #11 with 548 sales and 1.7%, beating its previous best of #17 reached exactly one year ago in January 2013.

Dacia Logan MCV Poland January 2014Dacia Logan MCV

Further down, let’s point out the Toyota Avensis up 18 spots to #15, the VW Tiguan up 23 to #16, the Toyota Corolla up a further 9 to #22, VW Up up 12 to #25, Skoda Roomster up 15 to #42, the Dacia Logan MCV making its very first appearance in the Polish Top 50 (at least for this generation) at #30, the Mazda3 up to a splendid #32 and Mitsubishi ASX at #35.

Previous post: Poland Full Year 2013: Skoda Fabia edges past Octavia

One year ago: Poland January 2013: Skoda Fabia #1 for the first time in 4 years

Full January 2014 Top 50 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Poland Full Year 2013: Skoda Fabia edges past Octavia

January 8th, 2014 5 comments

Skoda Fabia Poland 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Skoda Fabia is the most popular vehicle in Poland for the first time since 2008.

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New car sales in Poland are up a solid 7% year-on-year in 2013 to reach 328,426 registrations, and for the first time since 2009 we have a new best-seller this year! The Skoda Fabia edges past (this is the right expression) its big sister the Octavia to finish the year at 11,624 sales (+19%) vs. 11,523 (-26%) for the Octavia, both models commending a 3.5% market share. This result is due to the combination of very robust results for the Fabia in spite of its old age (this generation launched in 2007) and the generation changeover of the Octavia which was a little patchy in Poland. However once the new generation kicked in, the Octavia led the Polish market during the last 4 months of the year and should reclaim the top spot in 2014.

Toyota Auris Poland August 2013The Toyota Auris topped the Polish sales charts for the first time ever in August.

One side note to this result: Polish car sales data include light commercial vehicles, and without them the Fabia would be #2 with 10,812 sales and 3.7% share vs. 11,463 and 4% for the Octavia. The Ford Focus delivers a very strong year, up 3 spots and 20% on 2012 to land on the third step of the podium at 8,024 units and 2.4%, passing the Toyota Yaris down 1% to #4 even though it topped the monthly ranking in March for first time in 5 years (since August 2008). The VW Golf is up a splendid 28% to #5 while the Opel Astra drops 16% and 3 ranks to #6. The best performer inside the Top 10 this year in Poland is the Toyota Auris: up a huge 129% and 21 spots year-on-year to land at #7 with 7,304 sales and 2.2%, spectacularly dominating the monthly sales charts in August.

Kia Sportage Poland 2013The Kia Sportage passes the Nissan Qashqai & Dacia Duster to become the #1 SUV in Poland in 2013.

Other great performers this year in Poland include the Renault Clio up a massive 66% and 12 ranks thanks to the new model to #8, the Kia Sportage up 25% to #9, Hyundai i30 up 37% to #12, Kia Cee’d up 40% to #14, the Skoda Rapid landing at #21 with 3,688 sales for its first full year in market, the Chevrolet Cruze up 62% and 20 ranks to #23, Skoda Citigo more than doubling its 2012 sales to 3,167 at #27, the Toyota RAV4 doing the same and gaining 34 spots to #36, VW Up up 91% to #37 and the Honda CR-V up 50% to #41. Reversely the Fiat Panda drops 58% and 31 ranks to #39. Finally, notice the Renault Captur stopping a few units shorts of an annual Top 50 ranking and peaking at #18 in December.

Previous post: Poland November 2013: Skoda Fabia and Octavia now head-to-head

One year ago: Poland December 2012: Renault Clio and Hyundai ix35 strong

Previous year: Poland Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia #1, Dacia Duster in Top 10

Two years ago: Poland Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia and Fabia still in command

Full Year and December 2013 Top 50 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Poland: 1992-2013 Historical Data now available

December 11th, 2013 No comments

fso-polonez-caro-poland-1992FSO Polonez

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Historical sales data covering the last 20 years is now available on BestSellingCarsBlog for Poland. Back in 1992, Polish brand FSO (Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych) places the Polonez Caro, a rebodied Fiat 125p built under licence from Fiat, atop the sales charts with a huge 18.1% market share. Daewoo is on fire in the nineties with the Tico and Lanos at #1 and #2 in 1998.

After the the Fiat Cinquecento holds a 11% market share in 1997 while the dated Fiat 126 still has 10%, locally-produced Fiat Seicento tops the ranking 5 times between 1997 and 2002, hitting in 1999 what will probably remain for many decades the highest annual volume reached by a single model in Poland: 83,391 units sold for a 13% share of a record market (640,183 registrations).

The Seicento then gives the relay to the Skoda Fabia, #1 between 2003 and 2008 with one interruption by the Fiat Panda in 2004. Polish customers have since upgraded to the Skoda Octavia, best-seller in the country since 2009, only to return to the Fabia in 2013.

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Fiat Seicento Poland 2002Fiat Seicento

Poland 1992: FSO Polonez Caro and Fiat 126 dominate

Poland 1997: Fiat Cinquecento and FSO Polonez on top 

Poland 1998: Daewoo’s year: Tico and Lanos best-sellers

Poland 1999-2000: Fiat Seicento & Daewoo Matiz rule

Poland 2001: Fiat Seicento #1, Skoda Fabia arrives

Poland 2002: Last year of reign for the Fiat Seicento

Skoda Fabia PolandSkoda Fabia

Poland 2003: Skoda Fabia takes the lead

Poland 2004: Fiat Panda best seller

Poland 2005: Skoda Fabia back in pole position

Poland 2006: Skoda Fabia and Opel Astra dominate

Poland 2007: Skoda Fabia and Octavia in command

Poland 2008: Skoda Octavia closes in on Fabia

Skoda Octavia PolandSkoda Octavia

Poland 2009: Skoda Octavia new leader

Poland 2010: Skoda Octavia, Fabia and Opel Astra on podium

Poland 2011: Skoda Octavia and Fabia still in command

Poland 2012: Skoda Octavia #1, Dacia Duster in Top 10

Poland 2013: Skoda Fabia edges past Octavia

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Poland November 2013: Skoda Fabia & Octavia now head-to-head

December 5th, 2013 2 comments

Skoda Fabia Poland November 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frCan the Skoda Fabia resist the Octavia one more month to lodge its first #1 finish since 2008?

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The Polish new car market is up a reassuring 4% year-on-year in November to 27,707 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 297,870 units, up 5% on 2012. The Skoda Octavia celebrates its third consecutive month atop the models ranking (and 7th time in the last 12 months) thanks to 1,173 sales and 4.2% share vs. 928 and 3.3% for the Skoda Fabia. After 11 months this year, the Fabia adds up to 10,823 units vs. 10,592 for the Octavia, both models commending an identical 3.6% market share! This means that if the Octavia reproduces exactly the same lead over its little sister as in November (245 units), it could claim the Full Year 2013 pole position in-extremis by a dozen units! Reversely, if the Fabia stays ahead, it will be its first #1 ranking in a Full Year in Poland since 2008… Needless to say this is one of the closest finish Polish sales charts have ever witnessed!

Ford Fiesta Poland November 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frFord Fiesta

Slowly but surely the 4th generation helps the Renault Clio makes its way towards the top of the Polish models ranking: it is up one further spot on an already outstanding month of October to land in third place with 832 sales and 3%, by far the best market share this generation has achieved so far. The Ford Fiesta bounces back from a horrid October score and is up 26 ranks to #5 vs. #17 year-to-date, the Skoda Superb reiterates an extremely solid month at #11 vs. #24, as does the Renault Master at #14 vs. #23 while the Renault Captur is back up 4 spots to #26 and the Seat Leon makes a rare appearance within Poland’s 50 most popular cars at #44.

Previous month: Poland October 2013: Skoda up to 14% share, places Superb #8

One year ago: Poland November 2012: Opel Astra stops 44 months of Skoda Octavia domination!

Full November 2013 Top 50 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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