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Slovakia February 2019: Skoda Fabia back in charge, Hyundai i30 (+72.3%) strong

Hyundai sales soar 18.3% with the i30 up 72.3% in Slovakia.

The Slovak new car market is down again in February at -2.1% to 7.579 units, leading to a year-to-date volume down 7.1% to 14.675. Brand leader Skoda (-11.7%) underperforms at 18.2% share whereas Hyundai (+18.3%) is in fantastic shape, just as Kia (-4.9%) and Volkswagen (-2.6%) recede and Dacia (+4.2%) is up. Renault (+93.6%), Opel (+55.35) and Peugeot (+18.7%) post the largest gains in the Top 10 but Suzuki (-15%) and Citroen (-10%) struggle. Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia (+16.5%) resumes its domination but the Octavia (-14.1%) remains #1 YTD, while the Hyundai i30 (+72.3%) surges to third place ahead of the Skoda Rapid (+7.9%) and Kia Cee’d (+18.2%). The Dacia Duster (#6) and Renault Clio (#7) leap into the Top 10 just as the Skoda Karoq (-11.7%) drops 3 spots on January to #10.

Previous month: Slovakia January 2019: Hyundai, Dacia, Renault strong, Kia Cee’d up to #2 in market down 11.8%

One year ago: Slovakia February 2018: Dacia (+46%) and Citroen (+29%) shine in market down

Full February 2019 Top 35 All-brands and Top 10 models below.

Slovakia February 2019 – brands:

PosBrandFeb-19%/18Jan2019%/18PosFY18
1Skoda1,37818.2%-11.7%12,76518.8%-16.4%11
2Hyundai7259.6%18.3%21,4169.6%24.3%23
3Kia6238.2%-4.9%51,0917.4%-14.1%44
4Volkswagen6088.0%-2.6%31,2388.4%-12.6%32
5Dacia5487.2%4.2%69796.7%22.8%66
6Peugeot4826.4%18.7%41,0257.0%6.2%55
7Opel4415.8%55.3%87665.2%32.3%78
8Renault3624.8%93.6%77064.8%94.0%810
9Suzuki3114.1%-15.0%115683.9%-25.0%109
10Citroen3064.0%-10.0%105643.8%-14.9%1111
11Toyota3014.0%-8.2%96184.2%-15.7%97
12BMW1652.2%-32.1%124122.8%-26.0%1213
13Mazda1411.9%-17.1%142821.9%-10.2%1415
14Seat1411.9%-7.8%192221.5%-17.8%1516
15Mercedes1391.8%-29.1%133512.4%-33.6%1312
16Ford1271.7%-38.3%172201.5%-38.5%1614
17Fiat1251.6%26.3%201961.3%-1.0%1718
18Mitsubishi961.3%-16.5%221591.1%-21.3%2020
19Audi881.2%-42.5%151861.3%-39.4%1817
20Honda881.2%3.5%181711.2%1.2%1921
21Lada801.1%33.3%211481.0%38.3%2223
22Volvo610.8%41.9%161551.1%25.0%2122
23Nissan540.7%-67.1%23980.7%-65.0%2319
24Land Rover460.6%24.3%24750.5%-18.5%2426
25Jeep380.5%5.6%27590.4%-4.8%2624
26Subaru340.4%41.7%25610.4%32.6%2525
27Jaguar310.4%342.9%29440.3%76.0%2728
28Alfa Romeo130.2%30.0%30230.2%35.3%3031
29Mini100.1%-41.2%28240.2%-54.7%2927
30Lexus90.1%-35.7%26310.2%-13.9%2829
31Porsche30.0%-72.7%31110.1%-68.6%3130
32Ssangyong30.0%n/a3350.0%n/a32 –
33Maserati10.0%-50.0%3240.0%0.0%3334
34Smart10.0%-75.0%3420.0%-71.4%3432

Slovakia February 2019 – models:

PosModelFeb-19%/18Jan2019%/17PosFY18
1Skoda Fabia4806.3%16.5%37214.9%-30.7%21
2Skoda Octavia4285.6%-14.1%17485.1%-20.3%12
3Hyundai i303985.3%72.3%55914.0%43.8%34
4Skoda Rapid3014.0%7.9%45013.4%-6.9%53
5Kia Cee’d2733.6%18.2%25423.7%25.2%45
6Dacia Duster2383.1%3.5%n/a3382.3%47.0%6n/a
7Renault Clio2002.6%n/an/a2952.0%78.8%8n/a
8VW Golf1682.2%14.3%63152.1%-13.5%77
9Hyundai Tucson1602.1%-8.6%82861.9%-16.6%96
10Skoda Karoq1431.9%-11.7%72801.9%11.6%108

Source: JATO Dynamics

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