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Czech Republic March 2016: Skoda monopolises Top Five

Skoda Octavia Czech Republic March 2016Local carmaker Skoda is up 21% at home so far in 2016.

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Third monthly record in a row for the Czech new car market: March volumes are up a further 8% year-on-year to 22.799 units, a new all-time monthly record volume for this market. Year-to-date, Czech sales are up 12% to a record 59.598 units over Q1. Local carmaker Skoda does the heavy lifting in its home market, improving by 15% in March to 7.637 sales and 33.5% share and by a very impressive 21% year-to-date to 20.446 and 34.3%. Volkswagen holds onto its 2nd place despite sales worryingly down 20% in March and 15% YTD. Hyundai (-6%), Ford (-3%) and Dacia (+5%) follow with Kia (+23%) catching up. However when only taking into account “real” registrations (i.e. removing re-exports), Hyundai ranks 2nd, Dacia 4th and Seat steps out of the Top 10.

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (11% share) and Fabia (9.5%) remain at insurmountable levels, and this moth the entire Top 5 is 100% Skoda with the Rapid (4.5%), Superb (4.4%) and Yeti (2.8%) in tow. The VW Golf is the best-selling foreigner above the Hyundai i30 and ix20. The Nissan Qashqai jumps 21 spots on February to #10, the Kia Sportage holds onto a solid #15 and the Hyundai Tucson stays inside the Top 20 at #19.

Previous post: Czech Republic January-February 2016: Top 4 best-sellers 100% Skoda

One year ago: Czech Republic March 2015: Skoda Fabia up again in all-time record month

Full March 2016 Top 10 brands and Top 245 All-models below.

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