The Toyota Corolla is #1 in Poland for the 11th straight month.
After widespread business closures ordered on March 12, Poland was placed under a national lockdown on March 25 to contain the spread of the coronavirus. This was originally scheduled to last until April 11. As a result new car sales in the country fall -39.9% year-on-year in March to 39.927 including light commercials, down -40.6% to 29.164 when only including passenger cars. Year-to-date, the market is now down -22.8% to 120.947 or -22.7% to 105.953 passenger cars. Company/fleet sales now account for 69.7% of the YTD volume at 84.183 vs. 36.764 private sales (30.4%). Petrol holds a 71.2% share at 86.094 vs. 28.3% for diesel at 34.228 and 0.5% for EV at 612.
Toyota (-6.1%) resists very well to old onto the brands top spot at 14.2% share vs. 12.9% for Skoda (-25.6%) while Volkswagen (-43.4%) and Renault (-45%) crumble down. Mercedes (-20.7%), Volvo (-25.6%) and Kia (-25.7%) post the best holds in the Top 15 but Opel (-69.7%), Ford (-64.7%), Dacia (-56.6%), Fiat (-54.1%) and Peugeot (-46.2%) are hit the hardest. When only taking into account passenger cars, Kia stays at a record 4th place, BMW Is up 4 spots on last month to #6, Volvo cracks the Top 10 at #10 and both Seat and Nissan lift into the Top 15.
Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Corolla (+50.3%) is getting closer to celebrate a full year of pole position, securing an 11th straight win in March above the Skoda Octavia (-23.3%), Fabia (-37%), Toyota Yaris (-26.3%) and Dacia Duster (-47%). The Skoda Superb (+4.6%) shoots up 19 spots on February to land at #6, with the Toyota RAV4 (+45.9%) also posting a spectacular gain at #10. Below the Skoda Kamiq (#16) and Scala (#25) losing ground on last month, another recent launch smashes its Polish ranking record for the 2nd straight month: the Kia Xceed up 11 spots on February to #31. The Volvo XC40 (#29) breaks into the Top 30 for the first time, eclipsing last month’s record at #31, and the Seat Arona also aligns a second consecutive ranking record at #34. Looking at passenger cars only, the Volvo XC60 (#11), XC40 (#24), Kia Xceed (#26) and Seat Arona (#29) all logically fare even better while the Mercedes CLA (#41) repeats inside the Top 50.
Note: Since June 2019, we also publish the Top 15 brands and Top 50 models for passenger cars excluding light commercials. Once we have a full 12 months of data we will shift to passenger cars only to align with the rest of the EU.
Full March 2020 Top 15 brands and Top 50 models, Passenger cars Top 15 brands and Top 50 models below.