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Poland: 1992-2013 Historical Data now available

December 11th, 2013 No comments

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

November 7th, 2013 2 comments

Skoda Superb Poland October 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Superb

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Another very satisfying month for new car sales in Poland, up a splendid 21% year-on-year in October to 30,440 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 270,163 units, up 5% on 2012. Outstanding performance of Skoda shooting up to 14.3% market share: double any other brand in the country this month! Both the Skoda Octavia, #1 for the 5th time this year with 1,431 sales and 4.7%, and the Skoda Fabia, #2 at 1,286 units and 4.2%, are above their year-to-date levels with the Fabia still in control so far in 2013 in spite of landing the pole position only 3 times.

But the best performer in the Top 10 is the Skoda Superb, up 12 spots on September to #8 with 542 sales and 1.8%, almost assuredly the nameplate’s first time inside the Polish Top 10. Notice also the Renault Clio up 3 ranks to #4, the Peugeot Partner up 6 to #12, Renault Master up 10 to #14, Opel Insignia up 26 to #23, Skoda Roomster up to #37, Mitsubishi ASX up to #41 and the Skoda Yeti up to #48.

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

One year ago: Poland October 2012: Toyota Yaris and Nissan Qashqai impress

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Full July 2013 Top 50 models and Top 44 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

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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

Full March 2013 Top 50 models and Top 43 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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