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Slovakia Full Year 2015: Skoda Fabia reclaims title off Octavia

Skoda Fabia Slovakia 2015. Picture courtesy Skoda Fabia signs its first win in Slovakia since 2012.

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New car sales in Slovakia are up 9% year-on-year to 85.386 registrations, and we have a new market leader in the models ranking. Thanks to the new generation boosting sales up 34%, the Skoda Fabia reclaims the title of best-selling car in Slovakia it last held in 2012 off the Octavia (+9%), leader in 2013 and 2014. It is the 12th time in the past 16 years that the Fabia is #1 in Slovakia. The Skoda Rapid rounds up the podium for the third consecutive year but gains only 1%, resulting in a smaller share at 4.6%. Despite sales down 4%, the Kia Cee’d reclaims its foreigner crown off the VW Golf (-12%) with the Hyundai i30 (+7%) in tow.

Suzuki Vitara Slovakia 2015. Picture courtesy Suzuki Vitara lands directly in 7th place in Slovakia.

Exceptional welcome for the Suzuki Vitara, landing directly in 7th place with 1.475 sales and 1.7% share, by far the most popular new entrant of 2015 ahead of the Hyundai Tucson (#41) and Mercedes GLE (#105) and, most impressively, already the #1 SUV in the country above the Kia Sportage (#11) and Skoda Yeti (#12). The Hyundai i20 (+42%) and Fiat Ducato (+21%) also shine in the Top 10, while outside let’s single out the VW Passat, up 39% to #13.

Over in the brands ranking, Skoda stays sovereign at 19.5% share, even outpacing the market with sales up 10%, above Volkswagen (+3%) while Hyundai (+18%) overtakes sister brand Kia (-3%) to take the third place. Peugeot (+9%) and Opel (+20%) post dynamic gains while outside the Top 10 Fiat (+25%), Mitsubishi (+38%), Nissan (+47%), Jeep (+54%) and Volvo (+60%) shine.

Previous post: Slovakia September-October 2015: Hyundai Tucson on podium

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia holds off Fabia and Rapid for #1

Two years ago: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full Year 2015 Top 40 All-brands and Top 325 All-models vs. Full 2014 figures below.

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