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Slovakia May 2019: Skoda Octavia now #1 YTD, Kia (+23.9%) and Cee’d (+27.4%) shine

The Kia Cee’d is up to #2 overall in Slovakia in May.

New car sales in Slovakia edge up 2.2% year-on-year in May to 9.888 registrations, edging the year-to-date tally further into positive territory at +0.6% to 42.679. Brand leader Skoda (+11%) vastly outperforms the market to reach 20.4% share vs. 19.5% so far this year, followed by Volkswagen (+3.1%) with Kia (+23.9%) ousting sister brand Hyundai (-4.7%) from the podium. Dacia (+39.7%) is the most dynamic carmaker in the Top 20 ahead of Citroen (+37%), Toyota (+25.3%) and Opel (+12.2%) whereas Suzuki (-35%), Ford (-30.4%), Mercedes (-27.1%) and Renault (-21.9%) sink. Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia (+24.1%) reclaims the both the monthly and YTD leads off the Skoda Fabia (-21.6%) with the Kia Cee’d (+27.4%) soaring 5 spots to #2 and leaping up to #3 year-to-date. The Skoda Karoq (+3.1%) is up 4 ranks to #6 and the only other Top 10 nameplate in positive.

Previous month: Slovakia April 2019: Dacia Duster, Renault Clio shine in market up 5.8%

One year ago: Slovakia May 2018: Skoda Fabia cements lead, Seat, Renault shoot up

Full May 2019 Top 35 brands and Top 10 models below.

Slovakia May 2019 – brands:

PosBrandMay-19%/18Apr2019%/18PosFY18
1Skoda2,01420.4%11.0%18,31319.5%-1.1%11
2Volkswagen9439.5%3.1%23,6838.6%-4.9%32
3Kia8048.1%23.9%43,2547.6%3.6%44
4Hyundai7787.9%-4.7%33,7898.9%12.4%23
5Dacia6236.3%39.7%62,8136.6%25.9%56
6Peugeot5825.9%-4.4%52,7316.4%4.1%65
7Opel5235.3%12.2%82,2995.4%32.1%78
8Citroen5115.2%37.0%101,7724.2%3.1%1011
9Toyota4854.9%25.3%91,9424.6%1.7%87
10Renault3863.9%-21.9%71,9164.5%25.3%910
11Suzuki2943.0%-35.0%111,5063.5%-24.9%119
12BMW2522.5%-9.0%121,1602.7%-13.6%1213
13Mercedes2182.2%-27.1%131,0432.4%-17.2%1312
14Seat2092.1%2.5%177101.7%-6.6%1516
15Audi1791.8%2.9%166061.4%-25.6%1717
16Mazda1521.5%-4.4%147971.9%-8.3%1415
17Ford1491.5%-30.4%156861.6%-32.1%1614
18Honda1251.3%-5.3%185391.3%3.1%1921
19Fiat1211.2%-17.7%205621.3%-3.3%1818
20Mitsubishi1081.1%-1.8%194881.1%1.5%2020
21Nissan1031.0%-14.2%213570.8%-40.3%2319
22Lada830.8%48.2%233820.9%49.2%2123
23Volvo710.7%12.7%223660.9%24.1%2222
24Jeep370.4%-72.0%252050.5%-21.5%2424
25Subaru330.3%-25.0%291330.3%-20.8%2625
26Land Rover280.3%-3.4%241990.5%-1.5%2526
27Mini240.2%-14.3%30890.2%-31.0%2927
28Porsche190.2%26.7%27700.2%-13.6%3030
29Lexus110.1%-21.4%26940.2%11.9%2829
30Jaguar100.1%-37.5%281020.2%45.7%2728
31Alfa Romeo100.1%-9.1%31510.1%10.9%3131
32Ssangyong10.0%n/a32120.0%n/a32 –
33Maserati10.0%-50.0% –60.0%-33.3%3334
34Smart10.0%-80.0% –40.0%-71.4%3432

Slovakia May 2019 – models:

Note: This ranking includes the Top 10 models YTD based on their May sales and may therefore not be 100% accurate.

PosModelMay-19%/18Apr2019%/18PosFY18
1Skoda Octavia5095.1%24.1%22,1805.1%-0.5%12
2Kia Cee’d4194.2%27.4%71,5413.6%14.6%35
3Skoda Fabia3994.0%-21.6%12,1445.0%-11.8%21
4Hyundai i302572.6%-24.2%61,4463.4%13.7%44
5Skoda Rapid2552.6%-33.6%51,2813.0%-17.4%53
6Skoda Karoq2312.3%3.1%109322.2%1.3%88
7Hyundai Tucson1891.9%-12.5%89262.2%-9.2%96
8VW Golf1601.6%-36.8%n/a8051.9%-17.4%107
9Dacia Duster1481.5%-13.5%31,1492.7%75.7%6n/a
10Renault Clio1241.3%-12.7%49332.2%75.0%7n/a

Source: ZAP SR, JATO Dynamics

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