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Czech Republic October 2021: Skoda Scala breaks records in market down -24.7%

The Skoda Scala breaks its ranking and share records at home in October.

New car sales in the Czech Republic fall -24.7% year-on-year in October to 12.670 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 5.7% at 174.494. Local behemoth Skoda (-38.4%) falls apart to 29.7% share vs. 34.3% so far this year, meaning it is also in negative year-to-date at -4.6% in a positive market. The Top 5 is unchanged on September, with Hyundai (+14.6%) defying the depleted context to soar to 11.2% share vs. 9.4% year-to-date, Volkswagen (-49%) imploding to just 6.4% share vs. 8.6% in 2021 overall, Kia (+1.3%) stirring itself up to 6.1% of the market vs. 4.7% year-to-date and Toyota (-17.1%) limiting its fall to below the market rate to reach a 5.5% share vs. 4.8% so far this year. Peugeot (-8.2%) rallies back up 7 spots on September to #6, distancing Mercedes (-13.8%), Renault (-38.8%) and Ford (-29.9%) while Dacia (-57.5%) is the hardest hit in the Top 10. Ssangyong (+224.4%), Nissan (+166.7%), Porsche (+114.3%), Lexus (+82.1%), Opel (+46.9%), Subaru (+43.3%), Mazda (+27.2%), Volvo (+18.9%) and Seat (+0.3%) are among additional year-on-year gainers further down the charts.

Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia (-17.3%) resists relatively well thanks to the new generation, improving its market share to 8.5% vs. 7.6% year-to-date. The Skoda Scala (-13%) does sightly better and advances to a record 2nd place after ranking 3rd nine times including last month. The Scala also breaks its share record at 6.4%, eclipsing its previous best of 5.5% hit a year ago in October 2020. The Skoda Octavia (-57.8%) continues to implode but climbs back onto the podium at #3 and easily remains #2 year-to-date. The Hyundai i30 (-11.6%) is up one spot on September to #4 and is once again the best-selling non-Skoda in the country, distancing the Hyundai Tucson (+24.6%) which posts the only year-on-year gain in the Top 8. The Peugeot 2008 (+117.9%) surges 34 ranks on last month to break into the Czech Top 10 for the first time since July 2020. The Skoda Karoq (-46.2%), Kodiaq (-61.3%) and Superb (-50.6%) are all in dire straits. The Hyundai Bayon remains the best-selling recent launch at #21 but the Opel Mokka (#23) and Renault Arkana (#24) are catching up.

Previous month: Czech Republic September 2021: Seat (+77.7%), Kia (+31.3%) can’t prevent market down -16.2%

One year ago: Czech Republic October 2020: VW Golf up 183.3% to #5 in market back in hell (-15.5%)

Full October 2021 Top 45 All-brands and Top 260 All-models below.

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