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Poland August 2015: Renault Clio shoots up to pole position

Renault Clio Poland August 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Clio is the surprise best-seller in Poland in August.

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The Polish new car market is up by a fantastic 16% year-on-year in August to 27.112 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 5.5% to 263.275 units. Skoda, with its volume up just 3% to 9.6% market share, is now threatened for pole position by both Volkswagen (+25%) and Toyota (+35%) at 9.4% this month. Renault surges 40% to 4th place with 8.2% share, riding the wave of the Renault Clio’s outstanding success: the French supermini simply takes the lead of the Polish sales charts in August, something BSCB had not seen happen before. Looking at these very unusual scores, it’s impossible not to look at other European countries such as Belgium where Renault uses re-export and 0km/demo sales massively to boost registrations. See STRATEGY: Renault champion of “fake” registrations to find out more.

Lexus NX300h Poland August 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Lexus NX ranks within the August Polish Top 50.

Other great performers in August in Poland include Kia (+23%), Mazda (+27%) and Peugeot (+40%), as well as – in the models aisle – the Toyota Auris up to third place, the VW Passat up to #5 and the brand’s best-seller in the country, the Toyota Avensis at #12 thanks to the new model, the Hyundai ix35 in runout mode up 10 ranks on July to #14, the Dacia Dokker at #22, Suzuki Vitara at #28, Ford Transit Custom at #41 and Lexus NX at a brilliant 50th spot.

Previous month: Poland July 2015: Skoda Fabia confirms top spot

One year ago: Poland August 2014: Skoda Fabia #1, Ford Ka in Top 20

Full August 2015 Top 50 models and Top 40 All-brands below.

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