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For the third time this year after April and August, the Czech new car market actually drops year-on-year albeit ever so slightly at -1% to 22.925 registrations. 2016 had only one month of decline, so it would appear new car sales in the Czech Republic are slowing down their all-guns blazing growth in 2017. A fourth consecutive annual record is however now certain, with year-to-date sales up 5.8% to 251.628 units after eleven months. Home hero Skoda beats the market with a 1% gain to 33% share vs. 31.2% year-to-date, distancing Volkswagen (-15%), Hyundai (+5%), Ford (+8%) and Renault (-5%) with the Top 5 unchanged on October. Dacia drops 1% but is up four spots on October to #6 while Kia (+16%), Peugeot (+20%) and Toyota (+41%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10. Further down, Lexus (+183%), Land Rover (+59%), Mini (+52%), Subaru (+32%), Mazda (+24%) and Honda (+21%) impress.
Over in the models ranking, the podium is consistent with October and YTD with the Skoda Octavia in the lead despite a 13% year-on-year drop, ahead of the Skoda Fabia (-5%) and Rapid (+46%). The Hyundai i30 (+6%) reclaims the title of best-selling foreigner off the VW Golf (-10%) with the Skoda Superb (-39%) stuck at #6. Below the Ford Focus shooting up 68% at #7, the all-new Skoda Karoq nudges up two spots on last month to become the country’s best-selling SUV above its big brother the Skoda Kodiaq (+122%) remaining 9th. The Hyundai Tucson soars 65% to break into the Top 10 at #10, while the Dacia Duster is up 7 ranks on October to #11. The Ford Kuga continues to gallop ahead: now up 8-fold on a year ago to #18 whereas it ranked #98 over the Full Year 2016. Notice also the Peugeot 2008 (+52%), Toyota Corolla (+83%) and Peugeot 3008 (+45%) posting solid gains. Below the Karoq, the Opel Crossland X (#39) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the VW Arteon (#69), Kia Stonic (#70), Citroen C3 Aircross (#100) and Hyundai Kona (#114).
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