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Czech Republic October 2019: Skoda Scala breaks volume and share records

The Skoda Scala is the third best-selling vehicle in the Czech Republic.

New car sales in the Czech Republic edge up 1.2% year-on-year in October to 19.935 units, leading to a year-to-date volume down -7.2% to 211.045. Homegrown brand leader Skoda (+8.8%) vastly outpaces the market to remain above 40% market share (40.1%) for the 2nd straight month and only the third time this decade after September 2018 (41.1%). Hyundai (+3.4%) manages to hold off Volkswagen (+22.6%) to remain in 2nd place overall, with Peugeot (-8.4%) in difficulty and Kia (+15.4%) in great shape rounding out the Top 5. Seat (+164.1%) and Renault (+38.2%) post the largest gains in the Top 10 just as Ford (-19.8%) and Toyota (-12.4%) freefall and Mercedes (+8.8%) is very solid. Further down, Tesla (+400%), Lada (+250%), Porsche (+153.3%), Honda (+31.9%), Jeep (+31.9%) and Mazda (+24.9%) shine whereas Nissan (-78.5%), Jaguar (-58.5%), Dacia (-56.4%), Mini (-50%), Subaru (-38.6%), Suzuki (-29.3%), Lexus (-24.5%), BMW (-22.1%) and Mitsubishi (-22.1%) all implode.

Model-wise, Skoda monopolises the October Top 5, with the Octavia (-12.5%) and Fabia (-19.4%) in the lead again despite very scary falls, while the Scala breaks both its volume (1.028) and share (5.2%) records this month to remain at #3 ahead of the Karoq (+48.3%) and Kodiaq (+208.4%) both scoring spectacular year-on-year gains. The Hyundai i30 (+24.7%) is the best-selling non-Skoda nameplate in the country again, up one spot to #6 and knocking the Skoda Superb (+35.7%) down to #7. The Hyundai Tucson (+124.2%) soars to #8 vs. #15 YTD, the Skoda Rapid (-74.3%) is back inside the Top 10 at #9 and the Dacia Duster (-35%) closes the Top 10. Just outside, the new Skoda Kamiq edges up one spot to a record #12, missing out on a first Top 10 finish at home (and in the world) by just 22 sales.

Previous month: Czech Republic September 2019: Skoda above 40% share for 2nd time this decade, places record 6 models in Top 6

One year ago: Czech Republic October 2018: Dacia soars 86% in market down -15%

Full October 2019 Top 45 All-brands and Top 260 All-models below.

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