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Poland 2003: Skoda Fabia takes the lead

Skoda Fabia

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After 3 consecutive years of reduced sales, the Polish car market is back on the up in 2003 at 363,800 registrations, 17% better than in 2002. For the first time in Poland, the Skoda Fabia is the best-selling model in the country, up 20% to 31,418 sales and 8.6% share and putting an end to the 4 years reign of the Fiat Seicento, down 4% to #2 with 28,158 units and 7.7%. The Fiat Punto rounds up the podium again with 14,189 sales and 3.9%, up 18%.

Excellent year for the Toyota Yaris, up 4 spots and 46% to #4 at 13,985 units and 3.8%, followed by the best newcomer in the ranking: the locally produced Fiat Panda landing directly in a fantastic 5th place with 13,741 sales and 3.8%. Only 7 units below is the Toyota Corolla continuing its progression at +34% ahead of the Opel Corsa at +39%, the Peugeot 206 at +9%, Ford Focus at +15% and Skoda Octavia at +21%. Notice also the Toyota Avensis up 179% to #16, the Citroen C3 up 160% to #22 and the Opel Vectra up 214% to #23.

Previous year: Poland 2002: Last year of reign for the Fiat Seicento

Full Year 2003 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

Poland Full Year 2003:

PosModel2003%/022002%Pos
1Skoda Fabia31,4188.6%20%26,2418.4%2
2Fiat Seicento28,1587.7%-4%29,2679.4%1
3Fiat Punto14,1893.9%18%12,0243.9%3
4Toyota Yaris13,9853.8%46%9,5613.1%8
5Fiat Panda13,7413.8%n/an/an/an/a
6Toyota Corolla13,7343.8%34%10,2333.3%5
7Opel Corsa13,2333.6%39%9,5383.1%9
8Peugeot 20613,0233.6%9%11,9753.9%4
9Ford Focus11,7513.2%15%10,1803.3%6
10Skoda Octavia10,9813.0%21%9,0982.9%10
11Opel Astra10,5422.9%19%8,8872.9%11
12Renault Megane10,3062.8%46%7,0632.3%14
13Peugeot 3079,3552.6%28%7,2812.3%13
14Renault Thalia8,6132.4%24%6,9222.2%15
15Ford Mondeo6,8661.9%37%5,0031.6%22
16Toyota Avensis6,6021.8%179%2,3630.8%34
17Renault Clio6,4871.8%8%6,0111.9%20
18VW Golf6,4441.8%0%6,4282.1%18
19Daewoo Matiz5,7551.6%-42%9,9803.2%7
20Fiat Albea/Palio5,5351.5%42%3,9041.3%24
21Renault Laguna5,2761.5%-17%6,3612.0%19
22Citroen C35,1491.4%160%1,9770.6%38
23Opel Vectra4,9701.4%214%1,5850.5%44
24Renault Kangoo4,7471.3%59%2,9781.0%31
25Nissan Almera4,5011.2%10%4,0961.3%23
26VW Polo4,4101.2%-34%6,7062.2%16
27Peugeot Partner4,3931.2%57%2,8040.9%32
28Fiat Stilo4,2421.2%62%2,6160.8%33
29Citroen Berlingo4,1361.1%34%3,0871.0%29
30Seat Ibiza3,8541.1%19%3,2341.0%28
31Honda Civic3,5561.0%19%2,9821.0%30
32Seat Cordoba3,3340.9%-10%3,7201.2%25
33VW Passat3,2350.9%-36%5,0291.6%21
34Ford Fiesta3,1200.9%150%1,2470.4%49
35Ford Fusion2,6360.7%n/an/an/an/a
36Opel Agila2,4800.7%12%2,2240.7%36
37Citroen C52,3040.6%3%2,2370.7%35
38Nissan Primera2,2660.6%18%1,9250.6%40
39Citroen Xsara2,1840.6%-35%3,3701.1%27
40Opel Combo2,1070.6%54%1,3660.4%46
41Daewoo Lanos2,0730.6%-69%6,6052.1%17
42Renault Scenic2,0050.6%2%1,9630.6%39
43Fiat Doblo1,9980.5%36%1,4720.5%45
44Suzuki Swift1,6870.5%-20%2,1040.7%37
45Nissan Micra1,6830.5%n/an/an/an/a
46Seat Leon1,5410.4%-4%1,6060.5%43
47VW Bora1,5080.4%-10%1,6700.5%41
48Citroen Xsara Picasso1,3660.4%-16%1,6280.5%42
49Honda Accord1,3360.4%n/an/an/an/a
50Honda CR-V1,3050.4%n/an/an/an/a

Source: SAMAR, many thanks to Mariusz for sharing the data!

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