+17% for the Slovak car market in 2008, reaching 70,040 registrations. Skoda places the Fabia and Octavia on top of the sales ranking again, and the Fabia continues its slow decline at -5% this year and 7,922 sales or 11.3% of the market. The Octavia grows faster than the market at +31% with 4,863 sales and 6.9%.
After the Ignis in 2005 and the Swift in 2007, the SX4 is the ‘Suzuki du jour’ in Slovakia, growing 136% year-on-year to reach 2,619 sales, a very solid 3.7% market share and an outstanding 3rd place. Both the Kia Cee’d (2.8%) and the Citroen C3 (2.7%) grow 9% in 4th and 5th positions respectively, ahead of the Renault Thalia in 6th, up 23%.
Full Year 2008 Top 50 Ranking Table below.