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Slovakia July 2022: Kia Sportage leads for the first time, sales off -19.2%

The Kia Sportage is the best-selling vehicle in Slovakia in July.

6,221 new cars found a buyer in Slovakia in July, a steep -19.2% year-on-year drop. Thanks to a strong start of the year, the year-to-date tally remains in positive (just!) at 46,174 units, up 30 sales over the same period in 2021. Skoda (-24.4%) falls faster than the market but easily remains the most popular brand with 18.3% share. Kia (+7.5%) defies the market decline to post the only year-on-year gain in the Top 10 and overtakes sister brand Hyundai (-14.5%) to snap the 2nd place overall. Volkswagen (-33.2%) freefalls and distance Toyota (-8.6%) and Peugeot (-8.3%) both resisting well as do Dacia (-8.9%), Mercedes (-11.5%) and Opel (-12.9%). Citroen (-56.5%) closes the Top 10 in paltry fashion. Below, Seat (+66.2%) compensates for a particularly low year-ago score, with DS (+583.3%), Cupra (+130%), Subaru (+63.6%), Land Rover (+43.8%), Lexus (+40%), Fiat (+29.1%) and Ssangyong (+26.9%) all managing fantastic gains.

Model-wise, the Kia Sportage (+61%) rises to its first ever pole position in Slovakia with 5.2% share, it ranks #5 year-to-date (+64.7%) with 3.4% of the market. The Skoda Octavia (-5.3%) remains in 2nd place above the #1 year-to-date, the Hyundai i30 (-34.6%) in difficulty this month. The Kia Ceed (+33.2%) posts a robust year-on-year gain at #4 while the Hyundai Tucson (+3.4%) is also in positive at #5. The Skoda Fabia (-55.1%) is in total perdition at #6 vs. #3 year-to-date and #1 over the Full Year 2021. The Skoda Karoq (+67.3%) and Peugeot 208 (+32.5%) both score outstanding gains below, with the Dacia Duster (+0.6%) also in positive. The Toyota Yaris Cross is up 15 spots on June to break into the Slovak Top 10 for the first time at #10.

Previous month: Slovakia June 2022: Hyundai i30 #1, Toyota RAV4 and Dacia Duster impress in market edging down -2.4%

One year ago: Slovakia July 2021: Skoda Scala up to #4 in market down -6.9%

Full July 2022 Top 35 all brands and Top 240 all models below.

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