The Skoda Karoq is hitting record shares at home.
New car sales in the Czech Republic are back up 77.7% year-on-year in April to 18.976 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 12.5% to 68.510. April 2021 volumes remain however down -17.2% on April 2019 pre-pandemic results. Local behemoth Skoda (+85.6%) is consistent with the market and its traditional share at 35.1% vs. 35.9% so far this year. Volkswagen (+110.4%) returns to the 2nd place it holds year-to-date, passing Hyundai (+50.3%) which underperforms. As it has been the case for the past three months, Seat (+278.3%) and Ford (+173.5%) score the largest gains in the Top 10. Kia (+85.3%) also outpaces the market at #8. Further down, Nissan (+554.5%), Ssangyong (+391.7%), Land Rover (+314.3%) and Audi (+93.9%) stand out.
Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+33.1%) advances at less than half the speed of the market but retains the top spot with 7.1% share above the Skoda Fabia (+58.5%) at 6.8%. The Skoda Karoq (+195.9%) triples its sales year-on-year to soar to 6% share, its second highest below the 6.1% it hit just last month. The Skoda Kamiq (+133.6%) is up one spot on last month to #4, passing the Hyundai i30 (+113%) which remains the best-selling non-Skoda in the market. The Czech manufacturer has 7 models in the Top 8 as it did last month and year-to-date with the Scala (+81.4%), Superb (+152.8%) and Kodiaq (+150.2%) in tow. Below, the VW Golf (+205.6%) and Seat Arona (+375.4%) impress.
Full April 2021 Top 45 All-brands and Top 255 All-models below.