Czech Republic Full Year 2021: Skoda Fabia ends 12 years of Octavia reign, market up 1.9%
The Skoda Fabia is #1 at home for the first time since 2008.
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The Czech new car market edges up 1.9% year-on-year in 2021 to 206,876 registrations. Local behemoth Skoda (-5.1%) goes against the market evolution and sees its share drop from 36.8% to 34.3%. In contrast, Hyundai (+26%) almost gains two percentage points of share, going from 7.9% to 9.8% and overtaking Volkswagen (+0.3%) in the process. Toyota (+3.1%) is also solid in 4th place above Kia (+17.5%) and Mercedes (+17.1%) up two and three ranks respectively. Peugeot (-9.6%) and Dacia (-30%) struggle whereas Seat (+46.2%) lodges the largest gain in the Top 10 and Ford (+3.4%) posts a sturdy score. Below, Ssangyong (+167.7%), Nissan (+61.3%), Mazda (+39.3%), Porsche (+38.3%), Lexus (+36.3%), Volvo (+23.5%), Land Rover (+21.9%) and Audi (+18.8%) make themselves noticed, Cupra shoots up to #26 and Tesla (-36.1%) is in difficulty.
Over in the models charts, the Skoda Fabia (-3.3%) ends 12 consecutive years of reign by the Skoda Octavia (-26.6%) potentially thanks to the new generation of the model. It is the first time since first time since 2008 that the Fabia is the best-seller at home. The Skoda Kamiq (+40.5%) surges ahead to ensure the podium is 100% Skoda. However if last year the Top 5 was monopolised by Skoda this time the Hyundai i30 (+38.9%) inserts itself at #4 thanks to a splendid gain. Just below, the Skoda Karoq (+20.2%), Scala (-1.2%) and Kodiaq (-4%) make it 6 Skodas in the Top 7 vs. 7 in Top 8 in 2020. The Hyundai Tucson (+27.9%) also secures a stellar gain to climb to #8 while the VW Golf (+18.1%) rounds out the Top 10 like last year. Outstanding performance by the Seat Arona (+184%) up 28 spots to #13. The Hyundai Bayon (#55) is the best-selling 2021 launch above the Opel Mokka (#66) and Citroen C4 (#67).
Previous month: Czech Republic November 2021: Hyundai (+51.9%), Kia (+35.4%) ignore market off -7.5%
Previous year: Czech Republic 2020: Skoda monopolises Top 5 for the first time, Scala up to #3 in market down -18.8%
Two years ago: Czech Republic 2019: 7 Skodas in the Top 8 for the first time, Karoq scores first ever podium
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