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

Opel Astra Poland November 2015Opel Astra

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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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Poland August 2015: Renault Clio shoots up to pole position

Renault Clio Poland August 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Clio is the surprise best-seller in Poland in August.

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The Polish new car market is up by a fantastic 16% year-on-year in August to 27.112 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 5.5% to 263.275 units. Skoda, with its volume up just 3% to 9.6% market share, is now threatened for pole position by both Volkswagen (+25%) and Toyota (+35%) at 9.4% this month. Renault surges 40% to 4th place with 8.2% share, riding the wave of the Renault Clio’s outstanding success: the French supermini simply takes the lead of the Polish sales charts in August, something BSCB had not seen happen before. Looking at these very unusual scores, it’s impossible not to look at other European countries such as Belgium where Renault uses re-export and 0km/demo sales massively to boost registrations. See STRATEGY: Renault champion of “fake” registrations to find out more.

Lexus NX300h Poland August 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Lexus NX ranks within the August Polish Top 50.

Other great performers in August in Poland include Kia (+23%), Mazda (+27%) and Peugeot (+40%), as well as – in the models aisle – the Toyota Auris up to third place, the VW Passat up to #5 and the brand’s best-seller in the country, the Toyota Avensis at #12 thanks to the new model, the Hyundai ix35 in runout mode up 10 ranks on July to #14, the Dacia Dokker at #22, Suzuki Vitara at #28, Ford Transit Custom at #41 and Lexus NX at a brilliant 50th spot.

Previous month: Poland July 2015: Skoda Fabia confirms top spot

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

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Poland July 2015: Skoda Fabia confirms top spot

Skoda Fabia Czech Republic July 2015The Skoda Fabia is the best-selling vehicle in Poland again in July – but just.

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The Polish new car market is up another very dynamic 15% year-on-year in July to 33.972 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 4% to 236.163 units including commercials. Skoda remains the most popular manufacturer in the country but its market share thaws to 10.1% this month vs. 11.6% year-to-date, just above Toyota up 3 spots on June to #2 and 9.3%, Volkswagen also at 9.3% and Opel at 9.1%. Kia is back above Hyundai at #8, Mazda is back inside the Top 15 and Volvo is up to #17.

Toyota Avensis Poland July 2015The new model pushes the Toyota Avensis inside the Polish Top 10 in July.

The Skoda Fabia celebrates two consecutive months atop the Polish sales charts thanks to 1.166 sales, however the finish was close with the VW Golf (1.155), Skoda Octavia (1.104) and Opel Astra (1.027). Toyota places three nameplates inside the Top 10: the Auris is up 10 spots on June to #5, the Yaris is up one to #6 and the Avensis up 13 to #10 thanks to the new model. Further down, the Mazda6 is up 18 ranks to #25, the Suzuki Vitara is back up 19 spots to equal its best Polish ranking so far at #28 and the Seat Toledo makes its very first appearance inside the Top 50 at #50 with 176 sales.

Seat Toledo Poland July 2015First Top 50 ranking in Poland for the Seat Toledo.

Previous month: Poland June 2015: Skoda Fabia takes control

One year ago: Poland July 2014: Opel Astra up to 2nd place

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Poland June 2015: Skoda Fabia takes control

Skoda Fabia Poland June 2015Skoda Fabia

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Another very satisfying month for new car sales in Poland: up 19% year-on-year in June to 34.545 registrations including commercials, lifting the year-to-date total halfway through 2015 to 202.191 units, up 3% on 2014. Skoda remains sovereign in the brands ranking at 11.8% share above Volkswagen at 8.8% while Opel overtakes Ford to rank third with 8.6% of the market vs. 8.3%. Toyota stays 5th, well below its YTD level at 7.2% vs. 8.9%, Nissan is up 6 spots on May to #7 and up 31% year-to-date, Dacia is back inside the Top 10 and BMW breaks into the Top 15 both this month and year-to-date.

Ford Mondeo Poland June 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Ford Mondeo stops 3 units short off a Polish Top 10 finish in June.

Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia outpaces its larger stablemate the Octavia to land in pole position for the third time in the past 18 months after April and August 2014 – the first time for the new generation – and with 1.273 sales and 3.7% share it lodges its highest market share in almost two years (since October 2013 when it hit 4.2%). The Octavia remains #1 year-to-date with 7.361 units (-4%) vs. 6.030 (+5%) for the Fabia. Excellent month for the Opel Astra up two spots on May to #3 and knocking the Ford Focus down to #4, and for the Dacia Duster at #9 (+7), Nissan Qashqai at #10 (+11), Ford Mondeo at #11 (+4), Skoda Citigo at #18 (+29), Toyota Avensis at #23, Nissan Micra at #31 and Nissan Note at #39. The all-new Suzuki Vitara holds itself inside the Top 50 despite dropping 12 ranks on May to #47.

Previous post: BSCB featured in Polish newspaper “Pols Biznesu”

Previous month: Poland May 2015: Skoda Fabia improves, Ford Focus #3

One year ago: Poland June 2014: Skoda Octavia leads, Dacia Duster shines

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BSCB featured in Polish newspaper “Puls Biznesu”

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Thanks to BSCB reader Adrian Stachowski I can share with you an article published on Polish business newspaper Puls Biznesu featuring BestSellingCarsBlog. This article was triggered by our coverage of the “best-selling cars you’ve never heard of” on British magazine Auto Express but also focuses on BSCB itself and its business model, using information from the “About” section of the site.

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

Ford Focus Poland May 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deFord Focus

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Excellent month for new car sales in Poland, up 12% year-on-year in May to 31.430 registrations and single-handedly lifting the year-to-date total back into positive territory at 167.646 units, up 0.1% on 2014. Skoda remains sovereign in the brands ranking at 11.7% share, placing the Octavia (3.9%) and Fabia (improved again at 3.3%) atop the models sales charts. Volkswagen (9.8%) reclaims the #2 spot it holds year-to-date off Toyota, distancing Ford (8.3%) and Opel (7.8%) while Hyundai is up two ranks to #8 at 1.364 units and 4.3% share. Mercedes is up 31%, Nissan up 23% year-to-date and Mazda holds onto its spot in the Top 15.

VW Passat Poland May 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe VW Passat ranks #7 in Poland this month.

Model-wise, the Ford Focus is back on the podium after ranking #2 in February: up 9 spots on April to #3, the VW Passat is up 3 ranks to a fantastic 7th place, the Hyundai i20 is up 22 to #13, the Ford Mondeo up a further two to #15, the Mazda6 up 6 to #23 and the Suzuki Vitara down 7 to a still very satisfying #35. Rare appearances inside the monthly Top 50 of the Nissan Note at #33, VW Up at #37 and Renault Captur at #40.

Previous month: Poland April 2015: Skoda Fabia climbs back up the ladder

One year ago: Poland May 2014: Skoda Octavia and Ford Focus dominate

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Poland April 2015: Skoda Fabia climbs back up the ladder

Skoda Fabia Poland April 2015. Picture courtesy rad-ab.comSkoda Fabia

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The Polish new light vehicle market is up an encouraging 5% in April to 32.586 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 136.209 units, still down 2% on 2014. Brand-wise, Skoda remains sovereign with 11.7% share above Toyota at 9.4% and Volkswagen at 8.6% while Opel is up 28% year-to-date to 4th place, Fiat and Peugeot both gain one spot to #7 and #8 respectively, Nissan falls down from #7 in March to #13 now, Hyundai breaks into the Top 10 and Mazda into the Top 15. If the Skoda Octavia reclaims its traditional pole position off the VW Golf thanks to 1.129 sales, the Fabia is climbing back up the ladder thanks to its new generation: #2 in April with 1.045 deliveries and now #3 year-to-date (3.710) below just the Octavia (4.953) and the Toyota Yaris (3.786).

Suzuki Vitara Poland April 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukThe Suzuki Vitara is up to #28 in Poland.

Notice also the Toyota Corolla up 11 spots on March to #11, the Ford Mondeo up a further 3 ranks to #17 vs. #31 year-to-date, the Suzuki Vitara landing directly at #28 (292 sales) for its first appearance inside the Polish Top 50, the Mazda6 jumping from outside the Top 50 in March to #29, the Mazda CX-5 up to #45, the Lexus NX up to #46 and the Honda CR-V up to #47.

Previous month: Poland March 2015: VW Golf edges past Skoda Octavia

One year ago: Poland April 2014: Skoda Fabia and VW Golf on top

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Poland March 2015: VW Golf edges past Skoda Octavia

VW Golf GTE Poland March 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe VW Golf is the best-selling nameplate in Poland in March.

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New light vehicle sales in Poland are down 4% year-on-year both in March to 38,380 registrations and year-to-date at 103,623 registrations, however sales during the corresponding period in 2014 were boosted by by VAT-exemptions for cars purchased as LCV by companies. All-in-all not a bad performance so far in 2015 then. March shows a big push by Volkswagen up to 10.2% share thanks to 3,903 sales vs. 10.7% and 4,093 for traditional leader Skoda. Ford is also particularly strong at 8.2% while Opel (+27%) and Nissan (+29%) are the biggest year-on-year gainers in the Top 10 so far in 2015.

Ford Mondeo Poland March 2015The Ford Mondeo is inside the Polish Top 20 this month.

The models ranking offers a big surprise on top: the VW Golf manages to steal the pole position off the Skoda Octavia for a mere 19 units: 1,171 sales and 3.1% share vs. 1,152 and 3% for the Czech sedan, a testimony of the ever-increasing fragmentation of the Polish car market. The Octavia remains at #1 year-to-date however at 3,824 units and 3.7%, followed by the Toyota Yaris, extremely impressive at 3,051 units and 2.9%. In fact Toyota places two nameplates inside the March Polish Top 4: the Auris at #3 and the Yaris at #4. Notice also the VW Passat up 6 spots on February to a splendid 9th position, the Ford Ka up 26 to #19, the Ford Mondeo up 28 to #20, Nissan Micra up 18 to #25 and Honda Civic back up to #26.

Previous month: Poland February 2015: Skoda Octavia leads, Ford Focus up to 2nd place

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

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