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Poland February 2017: Toyota #1 brand for the first time

The C-HR helps Toyota to pole position in Poland this month. Picture

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The Polish new light vehicle market is up 12.6% year-on-year in February, lifting the year-to-date tally to 85.076 units, up 14.8% on the same period a year ago. The big surprise this month is the pole position of Toyota in the brands ranking. It is the first time since BSCB has been following the Polish market in 2010 that Toyota achieves this ranking – and potentially the first time ever. The Japanese manufacturer frankly outpaces the market with deliveries up 22% year-on-year to 4.771 units for a 11.1% market share, outselling Skoda at 4.525 (+3%) and Volkswagen at 3.978 (+19%). Toyota places the Auris at #4 (+9%), the Yaris at #5 (-13%) but most significantly it is the success of the C-HR at #11 for the second month running with 723 sales that enables Toyota to take the brands lead.

Further down the brands charts, Renault (+20%), Opel (+22%), BMW (+24%), Fiat (+37%) and Dacia (+44%) all progress faster than the overall market while Peugeot (-8%) is the only brand in negative territory inside the Top 15. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia reclaims the top spot despite sales down 6% year-on-year and should see its volume improve now that the facelift is hitting Polish dealerships, yet this month it is only 10 units above the Opel Astra (+28%) and 20 above the Skoda Fabia (+18%). Other great gainers this month include the Renault Clio (+83%), Dacia Duster (+24%), Toyota RAV4 (+43%), Opel Corsa (+47%), Renault Clio (+83%), Megane (+84%) and Volvo XC60 (+128%). The Honda HR-V makes its 2nd ever apparition inside the Polish Top 10 after last April (#44) at a record #39.

Previous month: Poland January 2017: Toyota C-HR up to 11th place

One year ago: Poland January-February 2016: Skoda Fabia edges past Octavia

Full February 2017 Top 15 brands and Top 50 models below.

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