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Czech Republic January 2018: Skoda Karoq up to #7 in record market

The Skoda Karoq continues to climb its home sales charts.

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After posting a fourth consecutive record year in 2017, the Czech new car market seems to be headed towards one more, with January sales up 11.5% to 23.219, a new record for the month. Homegrown brand leader Skoda tightens its grip on the market even further with a fantastic 32% year-on-year gain to 36.7% share vs. 31% over the Full Year 2017. In contrast, Volkswagen dives 21% to 10.2% share ahead of Hyundai (+1%), Ford (+7%) and Dacia (+13%). Peugeot (+35%), Kia (+25%) and Toyota (+23%) also frankly beat the market inside the Top 10 while below, Suzuki (+66%), Lexus (+55%), Land Rover (+51%), Citroen (+50%), Tesla (+40%), Mitsubishi (+39%), Subaru (+37%), Mini (+25%), Nissan (+25%) and Honda (+20%) also impress.

Skoda places four nameplates in the Top 4 as it did over the Full Year 2016 and 2017: the Octavia (+22%) leads above the Fabia (+26%), Rapid (+62%) and Superb (+2%) but this month it also has 6 models in the Top 7, its best result since monopolising the Top 6 last May. The Kodiaq rallies back up 11 spots on December to #6 while the Karoq is up two to hit a new ranking record at #7. The BMW 5 Series (+337%), Citroen C3 (+193%), Suzuki S-Cross (+152%), Dacia Sandero (+151%), Ford Focus (+81%), Peugeot 2008 (+54%) and Kia Cee’d (+49%) also make themselves noticed while among recent launches the Hyundai Kona is up 92 spots on December to #36 and the VW T-Roc up 80 to #80.

Previous post: Czech Republic Full Year 2017: Octavia #1, 4 Skodas in Top 4, record market

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