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Slovakia September 2012: Kia Sportage at #2 in market up 47%

Kia Sportage

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Boosted by a the start of a new scrappage scheme, the Slovak new car market takes off in September, up a mammoth 47% year-on-year to 7,329 registrations. This is the strongest September on record and the highest monthly volume since June 2009. Year-to-date, sales are up 8% on 2011 to 53,845 units. The Skoda Octavia keeps the lead by far with 506 sales (6.9%) this month and 3,965 (7.4%) year-to-date. Sales of the previous generation, the Octavia Tour, are now counted separately (#8 in September and #3 year-to-date).

In the wake of the imminent arrival of the Skoda Rapid on the market, the Skoda Fabia dives to just 3.4% share, meaning it also drops to third place in September. It is passed by the Kia Sportage, ranking #2 for the very first time in Slovakia thanks to 288 sales and 3.9%, its best share in the country since April 2011. The Kia Cee’d is back up 6 spots to #4, ahead of the Hyundai i30 (-2) and Skoda Yeti (+6).

Previous month: Slovakia August 2012: Hyundai i30 #3, BMW 5 Series up to #8

One year ago: Slovakia September 2011: Skoda Octavia leads, Kia Rio up to #15

Full September 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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