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Czech Republic January 2013: Skoda Rapid on podium for 1st time

Skoda Rapid Czech Republic January 2013bSkoda Rapid

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New car sales in the Czech Republic are down 7% year-on-year to 12,071 registrations. For the 7th time in the last 12 months, the models podium is 100% Skoda in January but there is a newcomer in the gang this month… Now that the new generation Octavia has been introduced, the model is back up to stratospheric heights with 1,640 sales and 13.6% share, while the Fabia is shy again at 807 units and 6.7%. After a few months of stop-and-go, the Skoda Rapid takes off in January, up 9 spots on last month to land at #3 with 405 sales and 3.4%. It could go further up later on in 2013, but it is very difficult to predict where the Rapid will stabilise, because it is the first time a model of that size gets introduced in the Skoda range, and some cannibalisation with the Fabia and newly ‘premiumised’ Octavia will occur.

Skoda Octavia Czech Republic January 2013Skoda Octavia

The Hyundai ix20 is up 8 spots on December to reach a record 6th place at 255 units and 2.1%, beating its previous best of #8 reached first in January 2012. Other great performers this month include the Hyundai i20 up 17 ranks to #9, the Mazda CX-5 up 34 to a best-ever #18, Hyundai i40 up to #28 vs. #60 in 2012, Audi A3 up 38 to #47 and the Citroen C3 Picasso up 86 to #48. Finally, the Citroen C-Elysee lands directly inside the Czech Top 50 at #45 with 60 sales, the Peugeot 301 is up 14 spots to #69, the Seat Toledo lands at #136 and the Range Rover, boosted by the new model, is up to #150.

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