The Puma (+252.6%) helps Ford up 57.9% this month. Picture garaz.cz
The Czech new car market is down -15.5% year-on-year in February to 14.687 units, leading to a year-to-date tally off -19.2% to 29.481. Local behemoth Skoda (-24.1%) loses significantly more ground than its home market and sees its share thaw to 33% vs. 35.9% so far in 2021. The next five carmakers however beat the market, starting with Volkswagen (-4.6%) and Hyundai (-11.7%) containing their losses somewhat but the best performers near the top are Ford (+57.9%) and Peugeot (+4.7%) both in progress year-on-year. Mercedes (-0.7%) is virtually stable while further down the Top 10 Seat (+25.3%) stands out but Dacia (-51.9%), Kia (-32.4%) and Toyota (-25.8%) struggle. Below, Audi (+34.4%), Volvo (+36.2%) and Ssangyong (+326.3%) shine.
Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia (-14.8%) scores a second win in the past three month, distancing the traditional leader the Skoda Octavia (-36.8%) in perdition despite a new generation. The Hyundai i30 (+17%) is back up to third place just as Skoda places 7 models in the Top 8 like last month, the Kamiq (+2.2%) and Superb (+0.2%) faring best, the Kodiaq (-14.8%) matching the market and the Karoq (-17.1%) and Scala (-42.5%) underperforming. Below, the Ford Puma (+252.6%), VW Golf (+139.5%) and Peugeot 2008 (+89.1%) all post spectacular year-on-year gains.
Full February 2021 Top 45 All-brands and Top 245 All-models below.