The VW Golf is up 7-fold year-on-year in November. Picture auto.cz
The Czech new car market is down another -13.3% year-on-year in November to 17.484 registrations, bringing the year-to-date volume down -21% to 182.638. Once again homegrown brand leader Skoda (-27%) loses a lot more ground than the market and falls to 32.1% share vs. 37.4% so far this year. In contrast, Volkswagen (+30.8%) sports a comfortable gain and reclaim the #2 YTD spot off Hyundai (-25.9%). Toyota (+24.3%) also impresses at #5 while Ford (+9.6%) and Renault (+4.5%) also manage year-on-year lifts. Lada (+2450%), Fiat (+38.2%), Suzuki (+23.9%) and Audi (+19.7%) stand out in the remainder of the Top 25.
Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia (-27.7%) and Fabia (-38%) remain on top despite steep year-on-year losses while the hero of the month is once again the VW Golf (+597.3%) striking even harder than last month. The Golf crosses the 1.000 monthly sales milestone for what is believed to be the first time ever in the Czech Republic, reaching 5.9% share which is likely to also be a record. It looks like a bottleneck of new generation deliveries has been released over the past couple of months. The Renault Clio (+163.5%) is the other spectacular gainer in the Top 10, with the Skoda Kodiaq (+7.1%) the only additional model in positive. The Ford Puma (#33) leads new launches above the Toyota Proace City (#37) and Mercedes GLB (#51).
Full November 2020 Top 45 All-brands and Top 250 All-models below.