The Skoda Fabia is the best-selling vehicle in Poland in May.
The COVID-19 curve hasn’t been flattened in Poland with total infections still on the rise: from 2.311 as of March 31 to 12.877 as of April 30 and 23.786 as of May 31. The Polish new car market does a little better than in April (-65.9%) at -54% to 24.496 registrations in May leading to a year-to-date tally down -37.7% to 163.229. When only taking account passenger cars, sales are down -54.8% to 20.757 for the month and -37.9% to 141.667 year-to-date.
Toyota (-49.3%) remains the best-selling carmaker in the country at 12.2% share above Skoda (-52.7%) while Renault (-55.1%) is back up 5 spots on April to #3, knocking Volkswagen (-70.7%) out of the podium. Audi (-17.7%), Kia (-31.7%), BMW (-34.6%) and Mercedes (-36.4%) post the best holds in the Top 15 but Opel (-71%), Hyundai (-60.1%) and Dacia (-57.1%) continue to struggle. Removing light commercials means Skoda (13.2% share) is a lot closer to Toyota (13.6%), Kia (7.4%) is up to #3 above Volkswagen and Dacia, BMW ranks #6 and Peugeot #13.
Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia (-50.6%) ends 12 consecutive months of reign by the Toyota Corolla (-61.2%) and snaps the Polish pole position for the first time since February 2019 but only ranks 4th year-to-date. The Skoda Octavia (-59.5%) drops to #3 just as the Dacia Duster (-50.4%) and Toyota RAV4 (-29.5%) round out the Top 5 like in April. In the remainder of the Top 10, the Fiat Ducato (-14%), Renault Clio (-31.4%), Toyota Yaris (-37.1%) and Kia Ceed (-37.5%) all post solid holds in context. The Skoda Scala advances to #14, the Toyota Camry to #25, the BMW X5 posts another stellar month at #27 and both the Mercedes C-Class (#36) and Suzuki Swift (#37) make rare appearances in the Polish 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 built a full 12 months of data we will shift to passenger cars only to align with the rest of the EU.
Full May 2020 Top 15 brands and Top 50 models below.