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The Polish new car market continues to gallop ahead all guns blazing with October volumes up 24.5% to 45.848 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 16% to 445.341 units. Market leader Skoda advances even faster at +30% to 13% share vs. 11.7% year-to-date, followed by Volkswagen at 9.8% (+25%) and Toyota at 8.2% (+32%). Opel edges up a meagre 5% to 6.8%, just ahead of Renault (+23%) and Ford (+21%). Dacia (+44%), Audi (+44%) and Nissan (+45%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 15. Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Fabia manages a second consecutive month in the lead (the third time in the past four months) and is now just 138 units below the Octavia year-to-date. For reference, the Fabia has led the annual Polish rankings only once in the past decade: in 2008 and 2013. Below the Opel Astra up a shy 7%, the Ford Focus more than doubles its sales year-on-year (+108%) to lift to #4, while the VW Passat also impresses at +51% at #5. Further down, the Fiat Tipo (129%), Seat Leon (+148%), VW Golf Sportsvan (+167%), Dacia Sandero (+105%) and Seat Ibiza (+107%) step up but the performance of the month is delivered by the Opel Insignia boosted up to #20 thanks to the new model and now inside the YTD Top 50.
Previous month: Poland September 2017: Skoda Fabia tops market up 12.3%
One year ago: Poland October 2016: Skoda (+26%) beats market up 8.5%
Full October 2017 Top 15 brands and Top 50 models below.