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Slovakia October 2023: Hyundai i30 (+55.8%) up to #3 year-to-date

The Station Wagon accounts for 67% of Hyundai i30 sales in October.

The Slovak new car market edges up 3.7% year-on-year in October to 7,807 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 15.2% to 75,611. Skoda (-13.2%) endures a disappointing month but at 19.1% share it almost matches its year-to-date level of 19.7%. Meanwhile Toyota (+54.6%) surges ahead to 13.1% vs. 11.8% so far this year. Kia (+0.9%) can’t catch up with the market growth while Hyundai (+24.4%) is in great shape. Volkswagen (-28.8%) struggles in 5th place, distancing Peugeot (-1.4%) also weak and Mercedes (+13.1%) stronger. Suzuki (+58.6%) and BMW (+43.2%) are the other spectacular gainers inside the Top 10. Below, Ford (+86.2%) impresses, with Ssangyong (+186.8%) and Volvo (+65.3%) also strong.

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+29.3%) soars year-on-year to reach 5.3% share, albeit only slightly above its YTD level of 5%. The Hyundai i30 (+55.8%) jumps to 2nd place overall and snaps the third spot YTD as a result. The Kia Ceed (+27%) and Toyota Corolla (+54.5%), up nine spots on September to #4, also shine below. The Toyota Yaris Cross (+32.8%) is the only additional Top 10 member to beat the market, with the Skoda Fabia (-47.3%) imploding. The Suzuki S-Cross (+137.7%), Peugeot 2008 (+75.3%) and Dacia Sandero (+90.6%) stand out below. #2 in September, the Skoda Kamiq (-43.1%) freefalls to #13.

Previous month: Slovakia September 2023: Skoda Octavia and Kamiq lead surging market (+31%)

One year ago: Slovakia October 2022: Podium 100% Skoda, market soars 30.5%

Full October 2023 Top 42 All brands and Top 260 All models below.

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