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Poland April 2016: Skoda dominates, Dacia, Kia shine in market up 44%

Dacia Duster Poland April 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Duster is up 84% to #7 in Poland this month. 

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There’s no stopping Polish new car sales in 2016: April volumes are up a mammoth 22% year-on-year to 39.788 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 16% to 158.417 including light commercial vehicles. Skoda (+21%) reclaims the brands top spot it traditionally holds with 11.6% share, distancing Toyota at 9.2% (+19%) and Volkswagen at 8.6% (+22%). Within the Top 15 brands, Renault (+34%), Dacia (+57%), Kia (+42%), Hyundai (+30%) and Mercedes (+41%) even manage to outpace the galloping market. The models sales charts also return to its more traditional self after the VW Golf took the lead in March: the Skoda Octavia is the most popular at 3.5% share above the Skoda Fabia (3.2%), Opel Astra (2.8%) and Toyota Auris (2.8%) with the VW Golf down to #5. The Dacia Duster is up a flamboyant 84% to 7th overall, the Skoda Superb is up 87% to #13, the Toyota RAV4 up 89% to #18 and the Seat Ibiza up 88% to #19. Further down, notice the Dacia Sandero up 77% to #33, the Fiat Tipo at #38, Suzuki Vitara at #41 and now inside the Year-to-date Top 50 (#44) and the Honda HR-V making its very first appearance in the Polish monthly Top 50 at #44.

Previous month: Poland March 2016: Volkswagen and Golf step up, both lead charts

One year ago: Poland April 2015: Skoda Fabia climbs back up the ladder

Full April 2016 Top 15 brands and Top 50 models below.

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