Poland Full Year 2016: Opel Astra catches up with Skoda Octavia, Fabia

Opel Astra Poland 2016The Opel Astra ranked #1 in Poland in December. 

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Excellent year for new light vehicle sales in Poland: up 17% on 2015 to 475.738 units including LCVs. Traditionally very stable, the Polish brands ranking makes no exception in 2016 with the Top 8 best-seller in the exact same order as last year. Skoda (11.3% share) and Volkswagen (10%) both gain slightly more ground than the market at +18%, increasing the gap with their followers Toyota (+14%), Opel (+17%) and Ford (+15%). Renault (+22%), Dacia (+29%), Mercedes (+31%), BMW (+31%) and Mazda (+20%) also beat the market inside the Top 15.

Skoda Octavia Poland 2016The Skoda Octavia ends the year in pole position for the 7th time in Poland.

The Skoda Octavia remains the best-selling nameplate in the country thanks to sales up 19% to 16.967, reaching #1 for the third year in a row and the 7th time overall, a reign it started in 2009, only interrupted in 2013 by the Skoda Fabia. Speaking of which, the Fabia gains 25% to get closer to pole position at 15.483 but the most impressive growth in the Top 10 is delivered by the Opel Astra up 39% to overtake the VW Golf and land on the podium at 14.819 sales. It even ranked #1 in December. The VW Passat is up two spots to #8, the Dacia Duster up 4 and 32% to slide into the Top 10 at #10, the Nissan Qashqai up 21%, Renault Master up 20% and Hyundai Tucson up 220% to end its first full year in market at #15.

Fiat Tipo Poland 2016. Picture courtesy auto.czThe Fiat Tipo is the most popular all-new model in 2016. 

Other great gainers in 2016 in Poland include the Skoda Superb (+56%), Iveco Daily (+57%), Renault Megane (+29%), VW Tiguan (+53%), Mercedes Sprinter (+53%), Dacia Sandero (+46%), Renault Captur (+39%) and VW Golf Sportsvan (+53%) while the Fiat Tipo is the most popular all-new nameplate in the country, landing directly at #47 and peaking at #19 in November.

Previous month: Poland November 2016: Fiat Tipo, Renault Mégane and Talisman shine

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

Two years ago: Poland Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia reclaims top spot

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Poland November 2016: Fiat Tipo, Renault Megane and Talisman shine

fiat-tipo-poland-november-2016-picture-courtesy-auto-swiat-plFirst monthly Top 20 ranking for the Fiat Tipo in Poland. 

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The Polish new car market soars 19.5% year-on-year in November to 42.159 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 17% to 426.235 units. Skoda continues to outpace the market with sales up 28% to 12.4% share, distancing Volkswagen at 11% (+22%), Toyota at 8.7% (+18%) and Ford at 7.9% (+25%). Mercedes (+28%), Renault (+29%), Hyundai (+32%), Audi (+39%) and BMW (+46%) also shine inside the Top 15. Model-wise we are witnessing a consolidation around the most popular nameplates, with the entire Top 5 outpacing the market: the Skoda Octavia (+31%), Fabia (+28%), Opel Astra (+28%), VW Golf (+25%) and Ford Focus (+31%) all post very impressive gains. Notice also the Skoda Rapid up 31%, the Renault Megane up 214% to #10 thanks to the new generation, the Hyundai Tucson up 59%, Skoda Superb up 43%, the Fiat Tipo breaking into the monthly Top 20 for the first time (#19) and the YTD Top 50 (#50), the VW Tiguan (+63%), Toyota Corolla (+48%), Ford Fiesta (+95%), Skoda Citigo (+68%) and the Renault Talisman breaking into the Top 50 for the first time at #46.

Previous month: Poland October 2016: Skoda (+26%) beats market up 8.5%

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

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Poland October 2016: Skoda (+26%) beats market up 8.5%

Skoda Octavia Poland October 2016Skoda Octavia sales are up 29% year-on-year in Poland in October.

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The Polish new car market is up 8.5% year-on-year in October to 36.821 registrations including light commercials, bringing the year-to-date tally up 17% to 384.076 units. Skoda outpaces the market at +26% to 12.4% share vs. 11.3% year-to-date, distancing Volkswagen (-3%) and Opel up a stunning 25% to 8.2%. Hyundai is up 4 spots on last month to #8, Kia is up 13% to #9, Mercedes up 27% to #10, Dacia up 16% to #12 and BMW up 46% to #13. The Top 5 best-selling models replicate the year-to-date order, with the podium being particularly dynamic: the Skoda Octavia (+29%) leads the way above the Skoda Fabia (+22%) and Opel Astra (+31%) with the VW Golf (-6%) and Toyota Yaris (+8%) in tow. Just below, the Skoda Rapid (+29%), Hyundai Tucson (+26%) and Opel Corsa (+34%) impress. Notice also the Renault Megane (+138%), VW Tiguan (+67%), Skoda Citigo (+91%) and Toyota Corolla (+49%). Among recent launches, the Fiat Tipo (#34) and Mazda CX-3 (#42) dominate.

Previous month: Poland September 2016: Skoda (+33%), Mercedes (+49%) outpace market up 17%

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

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Poland September 2016: Skoda (+33%), Mercedes (+49%) outpace market up 17%

skoda-octavia-poland-september-2016The Skoda Octavia gains a whopping 54% year-on-year in September in Poland. 

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The Polish new car market is up another mammoth 17.2% year-on-year in September to 37.395 units including LCVs, lifting the year-to-date tally up 17.6% to 347.255. Skoda almost doubles the market growth rate at +33% to 4.288 sales and 11.5% share, distancing Volkswagen at 10% (+26%), Toyota at 8% (+14%) and Ford at 7.7% (+11%). BMW (+18%), Opel (+21%), Dacia (+21%), Renault (+25%) and Mercedes (+49%) all beat the market but Hyundai (-3%), Nissan (-4%) and Peugeot (-4%) are in negative. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia surges 54% year-on-year to cement its leadership ahead of the Skoda Fabia (+14%), Opel Astra (+35%) and Nissan Qashqai (+15%). The Toyota Yaris (+24%), Dacia Duster (+37%), Skoda Superb (+60%), Opel Corsa (+79%), Hyundai Tucson (+81%), VW Tiguan (+89%) and Toyota Corolla (+176%) post strong gains with the Ford B-Max (#20), Skoda Citigo (#24) and Renault Megane (+28%) reappear inside the Top 30.

Previous month: Poland August 2016: Opel (+40%), Dacia (+46%) help market up 24%

One year ago: Poland September 2015: Skoda Fabia reclaims lead

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Poland August 2016: Opel (+40%), Dacia (+46%) help market up 24%

Opel Astra Skoda Octavia Poland July 2016. Picture courtesy aut-motor-und-sport.deThe Opel Astra is only outsold by the Skoda Octavia this month in Poland.

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Fantastic result for new light vehicle sales in Poland in August: up 24% year-on-year to 33.702 units including light commercials. The year-to-date tally is up by an equally satisfying 18% to 309.860. Skoda (+31%) reclaims the brands top spot it holds year-to-date off Volkswagen (+27%), leader in July. Opel shoots up 40% to 2.805 units and 8.3% share, overtaking Toyota for third position above Ford (+20%) and Renault (+5%). Dacia (+46%) continues to evolve  at levels frankly above the same period in 2015 while luxury brands Mercedes (+62%) and BMW (+53%) are even more impressive.

Iveco Daily Poland August 2016The Iveco Daily shoots up to 4th place overall in August. 

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+19%) holds onto the pole position but is followed this month by the Opel Astra (+50%) outselling the Skoda Fabia (+20%) for second place overall. The Iveco Daily stuns with a 244% year-on-year gain propelling it to #4, the Renault Master is up 52% to #6, the Skoda Rapid up 77% to #8, the Dacia Duster up 64% to #11 and the Ford Mondeo up 36% to #14. The Nissan Qashqai (+44%), Seat Leon (+58%), Opel Corsa (+72%), Toyota Corolla (+79%), RAV4 (+92%)  and VW Tiguan (+170%) also impress inside the Top 25.

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

One year ago: Poland August 2015: Renault Clio shoots up to pole position

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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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