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Slovakia October 2018: Skoda Octavia holds off Fabia for top spot, market dips 4.4%

The Skoda Octavia is the best-seller in Slovakia for the third time in the past 4 months.

After freefalling 37% in September, the Slovak new car market significantly slows down its fall by dipping only 4.4% in October to 8.071 registrations, meaning the year-to-date total is now up 5% at 83.792. Both Skoda (+13%) and Hyundai (+7%) swim upstream like last month and add up to one-third of the market combined (31.3%). Volkswagen (-34%) on the other hand is still in difficulty even though it climbs back up four spots on last month to #3. The next three carmakers all post stunning gains: Peugeot (+42%), Toyota (+23%) and Kia (+18%) ignore the surrounding gloom. Further down, notice Jaguar (+33%), Honda (+31%), Volvo (+26%) and Jeep (+24%). Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia (+1%) manages to hold off its smaller sibling the Skoda Fabia (+14%) for the #1 spot for the third time in the past 4 months, yet the Fabia (+8%) remains #1 YTD above the Octavia (-5%). Nearing the end of its life, the Skoda Rapid (+23%) posts a swan song month ahead of the Kia Cee’d (+58%) up two spots on last month and the Hyundai i30 (+19%) down one. The Skoda Karoq celebrates one year in market by climbing up to #6 vs. #9 YTD. The Kia Sportage (+34%) is in great shape but it’s not the case of the VW Golf (-60%) nor the Suzuki Vitara (-44%).

Previous month: Slovakia September 2018: Skoda (29.3%), Hyundai (10.7%) shine in market down 37%

One year ago: Slovakia October 2017: VW Golf jumps 156% to 2nd place

Full October 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 10 models below.

Slovakia October 2018 – brands:

PosBrandOct-18%/17Sep2018%/17PosFY17
1Skoda1,81322.5%13%116,23619.0%4%11
2Hyundai7088.8%7%26,4527.6%8%33
3Volkswagen6738.3%-34%77,3158.8%-5%22
4Kia6367.9%18%55,9647.0%6%44
5Peugeot6307.8%42%65,2656.1%22%55
6Toyota4785.9%23%44,1754.9%19%69
7Opel3294.1%0%33,9164.7%10%88
8Citroen2993.7%-1%103,4824.2%21%1113
9Dacia2963.7%-5%134,0434.9%8%77
10Mercedes2963.7%5%122,5753.0%-7%1212
11Suzuki2443.0%-40%93,6774.5%-9%106
12BMW2232.8%-16%82,3762.8%-20%1311
13Renault2212.7%-26%153,6994.6%12%910
14Ford1632.0%1%162,0772.5%5%1414
15Mazda1612.0%-5%111,6922.0%7%1515
16Mitsubishi1301.6%7%211,0911.3%-1%2020
17Honda1281.6%31%171,0401.2%14%2121
18Fiat1021.3%-18%141,2041.5%-13%1917
19Audi1001.2%-46%231,4311.8%4%1718
20Volvo730.9%26%185950.7%29%2323
21Nissan680.8%-58%281,2181.5%-15%1816
22Seat630.8%-64% –1,6482.1%41%1619
23Jeep420.5%24%244710.6%115%2426
24Land Rover410.5%-62%203620.4%-35%2622
25Subaru380.5%-21%193810.5%19%2525
26Lada350.4%-41%225950.7%47%2224
27Jaguar280.3%33%261530.2%20%2930
28Mini190.2%6%271930.2%-13%2727
29Lexus170.2%-35%251760.2%14%2829
30Alfa Romeo80.1%-60%29930.1%-17%3131
31Smart50.1%-29% –310.0%48%3232
32Porsche40.0%-43%301290.2%-34%3028
33DS00.0%-100% –170.0%-43%3333
34Maserati00.0%-100%31130.0%-35%3434
35Mahindra00.0%-100% –60.0%-40%3535

Slovakia October 2018 – models:

PosModelOct-18%/17Sep2018%/17PosFY17
1Skoda Octavia4956.1%1%14,2155.0%-5%21
2Skoda Fabia4816.0%14%24,6665.6%8%12
3Skoda Rapid4005.0%23%33,2733.9%2%33
4Kia Cee’d3113.9%58%62,5293.0%10%54
5Hyundai i302623.2%19%42,5383.0%19%46
6Skoda Karoq2322.9%2220%71,7742.1%17640%9n/a
7Hyundai Tucson2212.7%0%51,8142.2%-4%68
8VW Golf1782.2%-60%101,7782.1%-17%85
9Kia Sportage1431.8%34%91,5661.9%10%1010
10Suzuki Vitara1241.5%-44%81,7862.1%-16%77

Sources: ZAP SR, JATO Dynamics

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