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Slovakia May 2020: Toyota (-35.1%), Renault (-35.8%) resist in market down -58.3%

…meanwhile Ssangyong is up 3700%!

30/06 update: Now with YTD Top 10 models.

Slovak new car sales continue to be battered by the coronavirus crisis with May registrations down another -58.3% year-on-year to 4.123, showing only a slight improvement on the -61.5% from April. The year-to-date tally is now down -37.9% to 26.513. Brand leader Skoda (-57.1%) roughly follows the market to 21% share vs. 22.1% so far this year, while Hyundai (-46.9%) overtakes Volkswagen (-63.7%) both this month with 10% share and YTD with 9.4%. For its part Toyota (-35.1%) manages the best hold in the Top 13, earning the May 4th spot and toppling Kia (-62.7%). Renault (-35.8%) does almost as well, with Mercedes (-38.5%) and BMW (-48.4%) also shining with somewhat thinned drops in the current context. However Opel (-80.7%), Citroen (-70.3%), Suzuki (-67.3%), Dacia (-65.7%) and Peugeot (-63.7%) all underperform. Further down, Mitsubishi (-32.4%) rallies back up 10 spots on last month to #14, Volvo (-28.2%) posts the best performance in the Top 20 while Ssangyong (+3700%), Lexus (+54.5%) and Land Rover (+32.1%) secure the only year-on-year gains in market just as Porsche (-5.4%) limits its fall. Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia (-34.8%) remains in the lead above the Skoda Octavia (-39.4%) while the Skoda Scala (+730.9%) rounds out the podium only 14 units above the Hyundai i30 (-40.2%). The Skoda Kamiq appears at #6 and the Citroen C3 (-1.2%) ranks #8.

Previous month: Slovakia April 2020: Citroen C3 triumphs in market down -61.5%

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

Full May 2020 Top 35 All-brands and YTD Top 10 models below.

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