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Slovakia August 2013: VW Golf surprise leader!

VW Golf Slovakia August 2013VW Golf

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New car sales figures for Slovakia always have a bit of delay, and today I can share with you the August models ranking. The Slovak new car market is down a horrendous 29% year-on-year this month to just 4,243 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 41,996 units, down 10% on 2012. We know that with a smaller market traditionally comes more volatility, but this month the Slovak models ranking has literally gone mad. The VW Golf gains 5 spots on July to land in… pole position with 221 sales and 5.2%! I am pretty confident in saying this is the first time a foreign model manages to top the Slovak ranking!

But wait there’s more: the Kia Cee’d is up 3 spots to rank equal #2 with the Skoda Octavia III at 186 units and 4.4%! No doubt these scores are temporary but still very impressive. Down to #4 with only 3.7% share, the Skoda Fabia however remains leader year-to-date with 2,547 sales and 6.1%, followed by the Skoda Rapid at 1,532 units and 3.6%. Notice also the Hyundai ix35 up 6 ranks to #9 and the Peugeot 301 also up 6 spots to a best-ever #11 at 66 units and 1.6%.

Previous month: Slovakia July 2013: Dacia Sandero in Top 10

One year ago: Slovakia July 2012: Hyundai i30 and Kia Cee’d improve further

Full August 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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