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Poland September 2013: Skoda Octavia back in charge

October 7th, 2013 5 comments

Skoda Octavia Poland September 2013Skoda Octavia

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New car sales in Poland are up a magnificent 16% year-on-year in September to 24,669 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total well into positive at 239,723 units, up 3.5% on 2012. After a two-month absence, the Skoda Octavia reclaims the title of most popular vehicle in the country thanks to 930 sales and 3.8% share. It’s the 4th time the Octavia finishes at #1 this year, but still now enough to dethrone the Skoda Fabia year-to-date at 7,988 units and 3.3% vs. 8,609 and 3.6%. Excellent month for the Fiat Ducato up 4 spots on August to land at #2 with 831 sales and 3.4% vs. #11 and 1.8% year-to-date.

Mazda6 Poland September 2013Mazda6

The Ford Focus remains #4 but is now up to #3 year-to-date while the Toyota Auris, surprise leader last month, is down 5 ranks to #6. The Hyundai ix35 impresses, up 9 spots to break into the Polish Top 10 for the third time in the last 10 months. Notice also the Skoda Superb up 26 spots to #20, the Renault Captur up a further 4 to a best-ever #22, the Toyota RAV4 up 8 to #26 vs. #38 year-to-date and the Mazda6 up 10 to #28 vs. #50 year-to-date.

Previous month: Poland August 2013: Toyota Auris best-seller for the first time!

One year ago: Poland September 2012: Nissan Qashqai beats records

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

September 6th, 2013 2 comments

Toyota Auris Poland August 2013The Toyota Auris tops the Polish sales charts for the first time ever this month.

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New car sales in Poland are up 5% to 21,632 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 215,054 units, up 2% on 2012. After the Toyota Yaris brilliantly took the lead of the Polish sales charts last March for the first time in 5 years, it’s the turn of the Toyota Auris to have this honour this month, for the first time ever, in the 6-year existence of the nameplate. And it’s not just a victory, it’s a triumph: with 867 sales and 4% share, the Auris is over one percentage point above any other model in the market this month! It smashes its previous bests of #3 and 2.8% share last March, with this month being its 2nd best-ever monthly volume below the 978 units it sold in April 2008. Add this to the #1 spot it holds in Finland and its best-ever #31 spot in France, we are starting to see a clear trend for European Auris salesthis month, boosted by the new Sports Tourer hybrid variants.

Renault Captur Poland August 2013The Renault Captur breaks into the Polish Top 50, directly at #26.

In other news, the Skoda Octavia remains #2 at 632 units and 2.9%, this time clearly beating its lil sis the Skoda Fabia down to #5 with a paltry 536 sales and 2.5%, however the Fabia stays in pole position year-to-date thanks to 7,809 units sold so far vs. 7,058 for the Octavia. The VW Golf keeps a robust third place at 2.7% share, above the Ford Focus up 3 ranks to #4. The Fiat Ducato and Renault Clio are both up 7 spots to #6 and #7, the VW Up is up a further 2 to #15 vs. #36 year-to-date, the Dacia Sandero is up 15 to #21 vs. #44 YTD, the Renault Captur lands directly at an excellent #26 with 1% share, the Mazda6 ranks #38, the Dacia Lodgy is up to #40 and the Ford B-Max breaks into the Polish Top 50 for the first time at #50.

Previous month: Poland July 2013: ‘Not dead yet’ says Skoda Fabia to Octavia

One year ago: Poland August 2012: Toyota Yaris at its highest in over 2 years

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

August 9th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Fabia Poland July 2013

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Happy times in Poland, with new car sales up 18% year-on-year in July to 27,647 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 193,422 units, up 2% on 2012. While we thought the Skoda Octavia had reclaimed its hold on the models ranking (#1 both in May and June) thanks to the new generation of the model, the Skoda Fabia says ‘I’m not dead yet’ this month and passes it big sister to find itself at #1 once again with 1,169 sales and 4.2% vs. 878 and 3.2% for the Octavia, this way reinforcing its 2013 year-to-date lead at 7,273 units and 3.8% vs. 6,426 and 3.3% for the Octavia.

VW Up Poland July 2013The VW Up! breaks into the Polish Top 20 for the first time in July.

The VW Golf remains third thanks to 738 sales and 2.7%, whereas the Toyota Auris jumps up an impressive 10 spots on June to land in 4th place at 723 units and 2.6%, now ranking #8 year-to-date. Absent from the monthly Polish Top 10 for 3 full years until last month, the Hyundai i30 reiterates this feat in July by dropping only one rank to #9. Other great performers include the Ford Mondeo up 7 spots to #16, the VW Up! up 21 to break into the Polish Top 20 for the very first time at #17, the Opel Insignia up 11 to #18, Suzuki Swift up 13 to #20, Mazda6 up 16 to #32 and the Peugeot 301 making its way up the ladder at #42 (+8).

Previous month: Poland June 2013: Hyundai i30 in Top 10 for the first time in 3 years

One year ago: Poland July 2012: Opel Astra and Toyota Yaris on podium

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Poland June 2013: Hyundai i30 in Top 10 for the 1st time in 3 years

July 8th, 2013 No comments

Hyundai i30 Poland June 2013Hyundai i30

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Polish car dealers can grin: their market is up a very healthy 9% year-on-year in June in an otherwise very depressed European climate, bringing the year-to-date total to 165,775 units, now down just 0.5% on 2012. For the third time so far in 2013 and the 8th time in the last 12 months, the Skoda Octavia is the favourite vehicle in Poland thanks to 1,077 sales and 3.8%, however this is still not enough to catch up on the Skoda Fabia in the year-to-date ranking at 5,548 units and 3.3% vs. 6,107 and 3.7%. The VW Golf holds itself inside the Polish podium for the 2nd month running with 840 sales and 3% and is now #4 year-to-date.

Dacia Sandero Poland June 2013Dacia Sandero

Another solid month for the Renault Clio, stable at #6 with 2.3% share, while the Hyundai i30 breaks into the Top 10 for the first time since October 2010, up 3 spots on May to #8 at 617 units and 2.2% and the Kia Cee’d is up 5 to #11. Further down, notice the Dacia Sandero jumping from outside the Top 50 last month to #24 in June and both the Citroen C-Elysee (#47) and Peugeot 301 (#50) appearing within the Polish Top 50 in the same month for the first time.

Previous month: Poland May 2013: Skoda Octavia back in charge

One year ago: Poland June 2012: Nissan Qashqai on podium for the first time

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

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Poland May 2013: Skoda Octavia back in charge

June 6th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Octavia Poland May 2013Skoda Octavia

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For the third time this year the Polish market loses ground year-on-year at -5% to 25,462 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 137,301 units, down 2% on 2012. After two months off, the Skoda Octavia is back in pole position with 894 sales and 3.5% share. However the Skoda Fabia, down to #2 in May, remains the most popular model in the country so far in 2013 at 5,201 units and 3.8% vs. 4,471 and 3.3% for the Octavia.

The VW Golf delivers an excellent month, up 2 spots on April to reach its best ranking since last September and only its third time on the Polish podium in 3 years at #3 with 804 sales and 3.2%, followed by the Toyota Yaris (+4) and the Ford Focus (+2). Other great performers this month include the Hyundai i30 up a further one spot to #11, the Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb both up 15 to #14 and #18 respectively, the Hyundai i20 up 7 to #20 and the Mazda6 up from outside the Top 50 last month to #36. Finally, notice the Skoda Rapid down 5 ranks to #26.

Previous month: Poland April 2013: Renault Clio on podium

One year ago: Poland May 2012: Dacia Duster higher and higher

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Poland April 2013: Renault Clio on podium

May 10th, 2013 10 comments

Renault Clio Poland April 2013. Picture courtesy of autokult.plRenault Clio

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I can happily report that Polish new car sales are back in positive territory in April, up 1% year-on-year to 27,140 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 111,839 units, down 2% on 2012. After an eventful month of March, Skoda reclaims the Top 2 positions but as it has been the case since the beginning of 2013, it’s the Skoda Fabia that has the advantage once again, selling 1,082 units for a solid 4% market share vs. 829 and 3.1% for the Skoda Octavia. Year-to-date, the Fabia is at 4,386 and 3.9% vs. 3,577 and 3.2% for the Octavia…

Skoda Fabia 2013The Skoda Fabia is still #1 year-to-date

Outstanding month for the Renault Clio, up 9 spots on March to land on the third step of the podium thanks to 739 sales and 2.7%. This is by far the Clio’s best ranking in Poland in at least 5 years…so clearly the 4th generation of the model has been extremely well received here. The Toyota Auris is down one rank to a still excellent 4th place while the Opel Astra, even though it only ranks #6 this month, is now up to #3 year-to-date like in 2012.

Peugeot 301 2013. Picture courtesy of Beirutnightlife.comPeugeot 301

Other great performers in April in Poland include the Hyundai i30 up 4 spots to #12, the Kia Cee’d still very robust at #14, the Toyota RAV4 up 8 ranks to #16, Honda CR-V up 15 to #20 and the Skoda Rapid maintaining itself at #21. Finally, the Peugeot 301 breaks into the Polish Top 50 for the very first time, up 16 spots on March to #47 with 187 sales.

Previous month: Poland March 2013: Toyota Yaris and Auris at highest in 5 years

One year ago: Poland April 2012: Dacia Duster and Kia Sportage at highest ever

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Poland March 2013: Toyota Yaris & Auris at highest in 5 years

April 10th, 2013 4 comments

Toyota Yaris Poland March 2013Toyota Yaris

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Polish new car sales finally align with the rest of the European gloom, down a painful 15% year-on-year in March to 28,586 registrations. This brings the year-to-date total to 85,326 units, down 3% on 2012. Generally relatively stable (the Skoda Octavia managed to stay at #1 for 44 consecutive months until last November), the Polish models ranking offers us a staggering mix of surprises this month. First things first, the Toyota Yaris is the most popular car in the country in March with 898 sales and 3.1% share. It is the first time in 5 years (since August 2008 exactly) that the Yaris manages to top the Polish models ranking.

Toyota Auris Poland March 2013Toyota Auris

The Skoda Fabia remains #2 at 819 units and a weak 2.9% share but stays #1 year-to-date at 3,303 sales and 3.9%. The second massive surprise is the arrival of the Toyota Auris in third position at 797 units and 2.8% share, up 14 spots on February and 160% on March 2012. This is the first time the Auris ever manages to jump onto the Polish monthly podium and its 2nd strongest ever monthly volume since the nameplate’s launch in early 2007 below the 978 units it sold in April 2008. Add in the VW Golf up 5 ranks on last month passing the Skoda Octavia down 5 spots to #6 and you have a pretty interesting top of the ranking this month!

Skoda Rapid 2013Could the Skoda Rapid be held responsible for all the changes atop the ranking this month?

Also to notice: the Kia Cee’d breaks into the Top 10, up 3 spots to #10, the Skoda Rapid is up 8 to break into the Top 20 for the first time at #20 with 358 sales and 1.3% – and probably the indirect source of all the troubles above, the Toyota RAV4 is up 44 ranks to #24, Dacia Lodgy up 4 to #36 and the Dacia Dokker breaks into the Top 50 at #40.

Previous month: Poland February 2013: Ford Fiesta jumps onto podium

One year ago: Poland March 2012: Nissan Qashqai and Dacia Duster at best-ever

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Poland February 2013: Ford Fiesta jumps onto podium

March 8th, 2013 5 comments

Ford Fiesta Poland February 2013Ford Fiesta

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The Polish new car market is down just 1% year-on-year in February, a solid performance given the current depressed environment in Europe. This brings the year-to-date total to 56,740 units, up 5% on 2012. Passed by the Skoda Fabia for the first time in 4 years last month, the Skoda Octavia reclaims the pole position in February but is still very shy at 836 sales and 3.1% share, or less than half the 6.3% it hit one year ago in February 2012… #2 this month at 774 units and 2.9%, the Fabia still leads year-to-date with 2,484 sales and 4.4% vs. 1,989 and 3.5% for the Octavia.

Outstanding performance of the Ford Fiesta, potentially helped by the arrival of the new model and up 5 spots to land on the third step of the podium at 736 units and 2.7%. This is by far the Fiesta’s best monthly ranking in the country for at least 4 years. Other great performers this month in Poland include the Kia Sportage extremely solid at #6, the Hyundai ix35 up 15 ranks on January to #8, the Dacia Duster up 10 to #9, Peugeot 208 up 19 to #11, Kia Cee’d up 11 to #13, Skoda Rapid at #28, Suzuki SX4 up 15 to #29 and Dacia Lodgy up 5 to #40.

Previous month: Poland January 2013: Skoda Fabia #1 for the first time in 4 years

One year ago: Poland February 2012: Chevrolet Aveo and Hyundai ix35 shine

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

February 8th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Fabia Poland January 2013Skoda Fabia

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After finishing 2012 down 3% year-on-year, new car sales in Poland start 2013 on the up: +10% in January vs. January 2012 at 29,859 registrations. Massive event atop the models ranking: for the first time since December 2008, the Skoda Fabia is above the Octavia and takes the lead in Poland with a whopping 1,650 sales and 5.5%, its best volume and share in 4 years and third highest monthly volume in the last 5 years behind December 2008 (1,890) and January 2008 (1,856)2008 was a year of transition in Poland that saw the Octavia clawing its way to #1 four times before definitely taking the lead in 2009. 2012 could turn out to be the same, with the arrival of the Skoda Rapid, up 53 spots to #21 with 387 sales and 1.3% in January, and the ‘premiumisation’ of the new gen Octavia redistributing the cards…

Kia Sportage Poland January 2013Kia Sportage

The Octavia is down to #2 at 1,148 units and 3.8%, still well below its 2012 level (5%) while the Opel Astra rounds up the podium with 851 sales and 2.9%. The Kia Sportage delivers a record month, up 5 spots to a best-ever #5 with 804 units and 2.7%, beating its previous best of #8 it hit last April. The Ford Fiesta is up 16 ranks to #8, the VW Passat up 4 to #10, VW Polo up 30 to #12, Skoda Citigo up 16 to a best-ever #15 and the Dacia Lodgy is up 10 to #39.

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

Previous month: Poland December 2012: Renault Clio and Hyundai ix35 strong

One year ago: Poland January 2012: Chevrolet Aveo up to #8

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

January 22nd, 2013 3 comments

The 2013 Octavia could enable the model to stay of top in Poland for a 5th year…

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The Polish new car market is down 3% year-on-year in 2012 to 311,732 registrations. The Skoda Octavia manages to lead the models ranking for the 4th consecutive years and behaves like the market at 15,639 sales and 5%, down 3% on 2011. In fact the podium is unchanged on last year, with the Skoda Fabia ranking #2 also for the 4th year in a row at 9,743 units and 3.1%, down 13%. The Opel Astra  is down 19% to 8,997 sales and 2.9% but managed to put an end to 44 consecutive months of Skoda Octavia domination in November when it ranked #1 for the first time since February 2009.

Dacia Duster

The Toyota Yaris is up 13% and 2 spots to #4 at 7,828 units and 2.5% while the Nissan Qashqai is up 18% and 3 ranks to #5 with 7,526 sales and 2.4%. The other great performer in the Top 10 is by far the Dacia Duster, nearly doubling its sales compared to 2011 (+93%) and up 19 spots to land at #9 with 5,875 units and 1.9%. Notice also the Kia Sportage up 8 ranks to #12, the Chevrolet Aveo up 9 to #13, the Hyundai ix35 up 16 to #16 and the Honda Civic up 13 to #22.

Further down, the Peugeot 208 is the most popular all-new model this year at #32 with 2,744 sales, the VW Tiguan is up a huge 40 spots and 113% to #34, the Citroen C4 up 11 to #35, the Chevrolet Cruze up 30 to #43, Dacia Logan up 20 to #44, Chevrolet Spark up 22 to #48, Dacia Sandero up 38 to #49, the Kia Rio sees its sales increase 6-fold to 1,562 at #61, the Skoda Citigo lands at #62, the VW Up! at #66 and the Hyundai i40 at #83.

Previous post: Poland December 2012: Renault Clio and Hyundai ix35 strong

Previous year: Poland Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia and Fabia still in command

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