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Poland October 2014: Suzuki SX4 and Opel Mokka up

November 7th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki SX4 Poland October 2014Suzuki SX4

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New car and light commercial vehicle sales in Poland are up another robust 8% year-on-year in October to 32,753 units, with the YTD total now standing at 306,773 sales, up 14% on 2013. Brand-wise, the usual suspects Skoda, Volkswagen and Toyota are on top, with Mazda notching up one spot to #14. The Skoda Octavia remains the most popular model in the country thanks to 1,243 sales ahead of its lil sis the Skoda Fabia not disrupted in the least by its imminent generation changeover at 3.1% share vs. 2.9% YTD. The Suzuki SX4 (the previous gen still on sale) is turning out to be an attractive low-cost option for Polish customers: it shoots up to #17 this month whereas it doesn’t even rank inside the Top 50 year-to-date. The Opel Mokka for its part shatters its best-ever Polish ranking for the 2nd straight month, up a further 9 spots to break into the Top 20 for the first time at #19. Notice also the Mitsubishi ASX up to #27, Fiat Punto up to #28, Kia Rio up to #30 and the Peugeot 508 making a very rare appearance inside the Top 50 at #48 thanks to the refreshed model.

Previous month: Poland September 2014: Nissan Qashqai and Opel Mokka shine

One year ago: Poland October 2013: Skoda up to 14% share, places Superb #8

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

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Poland September 2014: Nissan Qashqai & Opel Mokka shine

October 10th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Qashqai Poland September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan Qashqai

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New Polish cars and light commercial vehicle sales are up a very robust 11% year-on-year in September to 27,301 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 274,020 units, up 14% on 2013. Brand-wise, below Skoda at 11.5%, Toyota takes advantage of a particularly weak month from Volkswagen (down to #5) to take 2nd place at 8.3% share, followed by Opel and Ford. Notice also Nissan up to #9 and 4.3% vs. #13 year-to-date. In the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date, kicking its lil sis the Skoda Fabia to #2, while the VW Golf rounds up the podium once again, earning it a #4 spot year-to-date above the Toyota Auris. Excellent performances of the Fiat Ducato at #6, Nissan Qashqai at #9 (its first Top 10 ranking in Poland since July 2013), Renault Master at #10, Toyota Corolla at #18, Mazda3 at #19, the Opel Mokka breaking its all-time ranking record at #28, Ford Ka at #29 and Volvo XC60 at #31.

Previous month: Poland August 2014: Skoda Fabia #1, Ford Ka in Top 20

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

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

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Poland August 2014: Skoda Fabia #1, Ford Ka in Top 20

September 8th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Fabia Poland August 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Fabia

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Sales of new passenger and light commercial vehicles in Poland are up a robust 6% year-on-year in August to 22,998 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 246,719 units, up a beautiful 15% on 2013. Brand-wise, Skoda and Volkswagen maintain their stranglehold and add up to 20% share, Toyota is back to the #3 spot it holds year-to-date with the Top 6 in actual fact identical to the ytd ranking. In the models ranking, the Skoda Fabia edges out the Octavia for only 4 units just as the 2015 model was unveiled but stay way below year-to-date at 7,212 sales and 2.9% vs. 9,567 and 3.9% for the Octavia. The Toyota Yaris is up 5 spots on July to #4, the Fiat Ducato up 3 to #8, the Renault Mégane is back up from outside the July Top 50 directly to #13, the Ford Ka is up a huge 31 ranks to #18, the Mazda3 holds at #23 vs. #41 ytd, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is up 13 spots to #25, the Opel Mokka up 8 to #31 and the Dacia Dokker reappears inside the Top 50 best-sellers in Poland at #50.

Previous month: Poland July 2014: Opel Astra up to 2nd place

One year ago: Poland August 2013: Toyota Auris best-seller for the first time!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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