The Mercedes GLB is inside the Czech Top 30 in January.
New car sales in the Czech Republic drop -22.7% year-on-year to 14.794 registrations in January. Homegrown brand leader Skoda (-30.8%) falls faster than the market to 38.7% but January 2020 was a particularly high comparison base as it hit its highest share in over 13 years at 43.3%. Volkswagen (-7.8%) holds up well and crosses the 10% share milestone for the third consecutive month at 10.9%. Hyundai (-29.8%) manages to maintain its market share at the same level as FY2020 at 8%. But it’s just below that we witness the best performances of the month: Mercedes soars 31.6% year-on-year and 7 spots on last month to land in 4th place with 5.5% share while Ford (+56.8%) does even better in 5th position with 4.3% share. This is believed to be Mercedes’ highest ranking and share ever in the Czech Republic, holding more than double the share as last month. Peugeot (+7.8%) is also in positive in the remainder of the Top 10 while further down, Ssangyong (+462.5%), Tesla (+107.7%), Volvo (+54.2%), Porsche (+36.8%), Nissan (+27.3%), Lexus (+16.1%), Opel (+9.9%) and Mazda (+4.2%) all gain ground year-on-year.
Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (-48.3%) remains the best-seller overall despite a ghastly year-on-year fall, distancing the Skoda Fabia (-24.8%) and the Skoda Kamiq (-3.7%) hitting a record third place for the third time after June and September 2020. The Hyundai i30 (-22.4%) is down one spot on December to #4, while Skoda places 7 models in the Top 8 with the Kodiaq (+2.3%), Karoq (-22.4%), Scala (-30%) and Superb (-19.5%) in tow. The VW Golf (+197.8%) continues to evolve at markedly higher levels than a year ago but drops 4 ranks on December to #9. Mercedes places the GLE (+78.2%) at #19, the E-Class (+92.7%) at #27 and the GLB (+4550%) at #28.
Full January 2021 Top 43 All-brands and Top 255 All-models below.