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Poland January 2014: VW Passat #4, Skoda Rapid in Top 10

Skoda Rapid Poland January 2014Skoda Rapid

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New car sales in Poland are up a very nice 8% year-on-year in January to 32,065 registrations. Skoda, Volkswagen and Toyota are the most popular carmakers in the country this month as they were over the FY2013, however they all lodges significantly higher market shares in January: 13.3% vs. 11.5%, 11.2% vs. 8.8% and 9.9% vs. 7.6% respectively, while Opel gets a boost up to 4th place with 6.9% vs. #6 and 5.9% in 2013. Below the Skoda Octavia (3.6%), Toyota Auris (3.4%) and Skoda Fabia (3.2%), the VW Passat shoots up 19 spots on December to land at a record 4th place, its previous best being #6 in July 2011.

VW Passat Poland January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Passat

The Skoda Rapid for its part breaks into the monthly Polish Top 10 for the very first time at #7 with 696 sales and 2.2%, beating the its previous record of #15 it set just last month. Inside the Top 10, notice also the Opel Corsa up to #5 vs. #13 in FY2013 and the VW Polo up to #6 vs. #25. Stopping 10 units short off also breaking into the Top 10 for the first time, the Skoda Citigo is up 14 ranks on last month to #11 with 548 sales and 1.7%, beating its previous best of #17 reached exactly one year ago in January 2013.

Dacia Logan MCV Poland January 2014Dacia Logan MCV

Further down, let’s point out the Toyota Avensis up 18 spots to #15, the VW Tiguan up 23 to #16, the Toyota Corolla up a further 9 to #22, VW Up up 12 to #25, Skoda Roomster up 15 to #42, the Dacia Logan MCV making its very first appearance in the Polish Top 50 (at least for this generation) at #30, the Mazda3 up to a splendid #32 and Mitsubishi ASX at #35.

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Full January 2014 Top 50 models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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