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Slovakia Full Year 2022: Hyundai i30 ends 30 years of Skoda domination

The Hyundai i30 is the favourite of Slovak buyers in 2022.

Discover over 50 years of Slovak Historical Data here.

78,841 new cars hit Slovak roads in 2022, a 4.2% year-on-year increase. Brand leader Skoda (-9.8%) goes against the market with a hefty loss and sees its share fall from 20.3% in 2021 to 17.6% now. On the other hand the next 3 best-selling brands outrace the market. Hyundai (+13.6%) sees its share climb from 10.8% to 11.7%, Kia (+15.7%) goes from 10.2% to 11.3% and Toyota (+36.8%) surges from 8% to 10.5%. Volkswagen (-2.3%) underperforms at #5 while Dacia (+36%) is up two spots on last year to #6. Peugeot (-15.1%), Opel (-6.1%), BMW (-3.6%) and Mercedes (+1.3%) all trail the market in the remainder of the Top 10. Notice also DS (+179.5%), Cupra (+115.1%), Lexus (+64.3%), Ssangyong (+57.9%), Seat (+38.8%), Ford (+32.6%), Fiat (+17.9%) and Audi (+16.9%) all in great shape.

We have a historical moment in the models ranking: for the first time since the birth of Slovakia in 1993, it is not a Skoda on top. The Hyundai i30 (+8.5%) takes a convincing lead with 4.8% share, toppling the Skoda Fabia (-21.7%) in complete freefall from 5.5% share a year ago to 4.1% now. The i30 topped the charts five times this year. In third place and #1 in November, thanks to the new generation the Kia Sportage (+78.5%) surges ahead and gains six spots on 2021 to round out the podium. The Kia Ceed (+9.7%) stays at #4 with the Skoda Octavia (-20.1%) closing the Top 5 in paltry fashion. The Dacia Duster (+48.7%), Toyota RAV4 (+44.4%) and Hyundai Tucson (+11%) all beat the market in the remainder of the Top 10.

Previous year: Slovakia 2021: Skoda Fabia celebrates 4 years at #1, resists Hyundai i30 in stable market (-0.8%)

Two years ago: Slovakia 2020: Skoda Fabia 3peats at #1, Scala #5, sales down -24.9%

Full Year 2022 Top 37 all brands and Top 299 all models below.

Full December 2022 Top 37 all brands and Top 240 all models below.

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