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Czech Republic August 2020: Mercedes (+15%) only island of growth in devastated market (-33.6%)

Mercedes is the only Top 10 brand in positive in August.

After almost stabilising in June (-5.2%) and sightly worsening in July (-9.4%), the Czech new car market falls apart anew in August at -33.6% year-on-year to 16.611 units, leading to a year-to-date tally of -25% to 131.410. Local behemoth Skoda (-17%) manages the best hold in the Top 4 but drops to 35.2% share vs. 38.1% so far this year. Hyundai (-43.4%) follows while Toyota (-33.3%) matches the market at #3 but Volkswagen (-61.9%) completely freefalls at #4. Peugeot (-10.6%) holds best in the Top 7 with Kia (-24.2%) and Ford (-31.8%) also losing less ground than the market in the Top 10 but it’s Mercedes (+15%) that scores the only year-on-year gain in the Top 10. Below, Ssangyong (+600%), DS (+87.5%), Tesla (+60%), Bentley (+16.7%), Dodge (+14.3%), Volvo (+9.8%), Honda (+3.4%) and BMW (+2.5%) are also up.

The Skoda Octavia (-4.4%) remains the best-selling vehicle at home above the Skoda Fabia (-20%), while the Scala (-13.4%) rallies back up two spots on last month to climb back on the podium ahead of the Skoda Karoq (0.4%) and Kamiq (+174%) up 3 ranks to #5. For the second month in a row and replicating the YTD situation, Skoda places 7 models in the Top 8, with the Superb (+0.4%) and Kodiaq (+13.6%) in row. The Hyundai i30 (-8.6%) is once again the only non-Skoda model to point its bonnet in the Top 8. The Hyundai Tucson (+28.8%) is back inside the Top 10, with the Renault Clio (+92.6%), Peugeot 2008 (+29%), Rifter (+13.2%) and Toyota RAV4 (+8.7%) also shine in the Top 20. The Ford Puma (#25) is the most popular recent launch above the Toyota Proace City (#56) and Mazda CX-30 (#79).

Previous month: Czech Republic July 2020: Skoda places 7 models in Top 8, Peugeot 2008 breaks record in worsening market (-9.4%)

One year ago: Czech Republic August 2019: Skoda Scala on podium, Kamiq in Top 30 in market down -10.1%

Full August 2020 Top 52 All-brands and Top 255 All-models below.

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