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Czech Republic February 2020: Toyota (+34.1%), Hyundai (+33.7%) stand out in market down -7.8%

The Hyundai i30 is up 72.7% year-on-year in February.

New car sales in the Czech Republic accelerate their fall in February at -7.8% to 17.377 units, leading to a year-to-date volume down -4.2% to 36.509. Homegrown brand leader Skoda (-2.7%) resists better than the market but sees its share thaw from a 13-year high 43.3% last month to 36.8%, meaning it now holds 40.2% YTD. Hyundai (+33.7%) brilliantly overtakes Volkswagen (-13.2%) for 2nd place overall, while Dacia (-40.9%) leaps back up 6 spots on January to #4 despite a ghastly year-on-year fall. Toyota (+34.1%), Mercedes (+28.4%) and Kia (+14.3%) also post fantastic gains in the remainder of the Top 10 whereas Renault (-28.8%), Ford (-28.3%) and Peugeot (-19.5%) freefall.

In the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia (+6%) cements its lead over the Fabia (-24.7%) with the Scala up one spot on January to return to #3 for the 5th time in the past 7 months. The Skoda Karoq (-4.6%) is also up one rank to #4 ahead of the Hyundai i30 (+72.7%) up spectacularly year-on-year but down two spots on last month to #5. The Skoda Kamiq 3peats at a record 6th place, with the Kodiaq (+45.3%) and Superb (-7%) ensuring there are 7 Skodas in the Top 8 like last month and over FY2019. The Toyota Corolla (+178%), Proace (+103.2%), Yaris (+98.3%), Hyundai i20 (+78.2%), Tucson (+74.2%), Peugeot Rifter (+49.1%) and VW Passat (+46.9%) also sport stunning gains in the remainder of the Top 30, while the Ford Puma (#49) breaks into the Czech Top 50 for its 2nd month in market.

Previous month: Czech Republic January 2020: Skoda hits largest market share in over 13 years (43.3%) in stable market (-0.8%)

One year ago: Czech Republic February 2019: Skoda Fabia leads, Peugeot (+35.8%) shines in 6th consecutive market decline

Full February 2020 Top 40 All-brands and Top 255 All-models below.

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