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Czech Republic May 2021: Skoda Kamiq breaks share record, sales up 62.4%

The Skoda Kamiq is up to a record 5.5% share in the Czech Republic in May.

The Czech new car market is up 62.4% year-on-year in May to 21.734 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 21.5% to 90.244. However it’s worth noting that May 2021 volumes remain down -9.7% on pre-pandemic May 2019. Homegrown best-seller Skoda (+66.9%) edges past the market to 34.3% share vs. 35.5% so far this year while Volkswagen (+98.6%) is on fire at #2 with 9.5% share, identical to its YTD level. Hyundai (+63.2%) almost matches the market while Toyota (+54.3%) falls behind but climbs to #4 overall at 4.6% share. All remaining Top 10 brands beat the market, starting with Seat (+101.9%) and Peugeot (+81.%) but also including Ford (+76.2%) and Renault (+63.7%). Below, Land Rover (+153.6%), Audi (+130.5%), Citroen (+109.6%) and Mazda (+93.5%) stand out.

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+41%) trails its home market but remains the overall best-seller above the Fabia (-3.1%) down on May 2020 when it ranked #1. The Skoda Kamiq (+153.1%) breaks its market share record at 5.5% and scores a fourth ever podium finish at #3 after June 2020, November 2020 and last January. It also climbs to #4 year-to-date. The Skoda Karoq (+175.3%) is toppled to #4 but remains #3 so far this year. The Kamiq and Karoq SUVs have never been closer to the top of the charts at home. The Hyundai i30 (+85.6%) remains the best-selling non-Skoda, distancing the Skoda Scala (+74.5%) and Kodiaq (+130.8%). Outstanding performances also by the Hyundai Tucson (+108.5%) at #8, the VW Golf (+401.9%) at #9 and the Skoda Superb (+124.9%) at #10.

Previous month: Czech Republic April 2021: Market back up 77.7% on 2020 but down -17.2% on 2019

One year ago: Czech Republic May 2020: Skoda Fabia interrupts Octavia reign in market down -44.4%

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