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Czech Republic May 2014: Seat Leon inside Top 10 for first time

Seat Leon Czech Republic May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSeat Leon

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New car sales in the Czech Republic are up 4% year-on-year in May to 15,396 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 75,887 units, up a splendid 14% on 2013. The models sales charts podium is unchanged on April and year-to-date with the Skoda Octavia in the lead at a round 10% share, followed by the Rapid at 6.9% and the Fabia at 4.9%. The Hyundai i30 reclaims the title of best-selling foreign model it held over the Full Year 2013 in 4th place with 508 sales and 3.3% above the Ford Fiesta at 3.2%, VW Golf at 3% (but still 4th year-to-date) and Hyundai ix20 at 2.7%.

Mercedes GLA Czech Republic May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frMercedes GLA

But the big event in the Top 10 this month is the arrival of the Seat Leon for the first time in the nameplate’s 15 year-career, up 4 spots on April to a record 8th place thanks to 320 units sold and a 2.1% market share. In fact, with the entire Skoda range fitting inside the Top 12 this month and the VW Polo at #13, the Volkswagen Group places no less than 10 models in the May Top 13. Other great performers include the Mitsubishi ASX up to #31 vs. #45 so far in 2014, the Opel Zafira up 40 ranks on April to #38, Hyundai i10 up to #42 vs. #60, Mercedes E-Class up 27 to #63 and the Mercedes GLA breaking into the Top 100 at #90.

Previous month: Czech Republic April 2014: Skoda Rapid here to stay at #2

One year ago:  Czech Republic May 2013: Skoda fits entire range within Top 10 for the first time

Full May 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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