The Skoda Fabia launches in October 1999 and is the first Skoda model with all of its mechanical parts developed by or in conjunction with Volkswagen. It replaces the Felicia at the lead of Czech car sales in 2000, keeping its title in 2001 and 2002 when it sells 52,375 units for a mammoth 35.4% market share.
In 2002, the Skoda Octavia places 2nd with 19,047 sales and 12.9% share. As far as imports are concerned, Peugeot dominates with the 206 #3 overall at 2.7% and the 307 #4 at 2.1%. The VW Passat, Renault Thalia (a Clio Sedan) and Skoda Superb follow.
Full Year 2002 Top 50 Ranking Table below.