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Poland October 2018: Mercedes (+59%), BMW (+37%) help market up 1.5%

The Mercedes GLC Coupe scores its first Top 50 finish in Poland this month.

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After two months impacted by the new WLTP testing standards ( +58% in August and -22.3% in September), new car sales in Poland stabilise in October at +1.5% to 46.532 units including light commercials, bringing the year-to-date total up 11.9% to a record 498.553. Brand leader Skoda (-0.4%) posts a strong share at 12.7% vs. 11.6% year-to-date, while Volkswagen (+10%) is back into the 2nd spot int holds YTD ahead of Toyota (-4%) particularly weak at 7.8% share vs. 9.7% so far this year. Mercedes (+59%) and BMW (+37%) post the largest gains in the Top 15, followed by Dacia (+20%), Kia (+19%) and Ford (+11%) now #4 YTD above Opel. Nissan (-35%), Renault (-23%) and Fiat (-20%) struggle. In the models ranking, the Skoda Fabia (+8%) posts a 2nd consecutive month at #1 thanks to its facelift, whereas the Skoda Octavia (-11%) is in difficulty but remains #1 YTD for now. The VW Golf (+34%) is back up 15 spots on last month to #3, distancing the Opel Astra (-21%), Toyota Yaris (+14%) and Dacia Duster (+17%). The Ford Fiesta (+96%), Dacia Sandero (+68%), Volvo XC60 (+65%), Mercedes Sprinter (+55%), Kia Cee’d (+42%) and VW Polo (+41%) post the largest gains further down while the Peugeot 3008 (#42) and Mercedes GLC Coupe (#45) score their first Polish Top 50 finish.

Previous month: Poland September 2018: Dacia up, ignores post-WLTP blues (-22.5%)

One year ago: Poland October 2017: Fabia closes in on Octavia YTD, Opel Insignia up

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Poland September 2018: Dacia up, ignores post-WLTP blues (-22.5%)

Dacia sales are up 11% year-on-year this month, the only Top 15 carmaker in positive.

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Following a pre-WLTP-fuelled 58% surge in August, Polish new car sales crumble down 22.3% year-on-year in September to 32.640 including light commercials, yet the year-to-date tally remains comfortably positive at +13.1% to 452.021. Skoda (-9%), Toyota (-8%) and Ford (-4%) limit their fall in the single-digits to compose the September podium, leaving Renault (-22%) and Volkswagen (-47%) reeling. Dacia (+11%) is the only manufacturer to post a year-on-year gain in the Top 15 where BMW (#13), Mazda (#14) and Volvo (#15) invite themselves. Fiat (-48%) and Opel (-36%) also suffer while Nissan (-81%) smashes to the ground. Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia (-13%) manages its first monthly win since last January, distancing its stablemate the Skoda Octavia (-1%), the latter remaining #1 YTD with a 1.500 unit-advantage. The Renault Master (+26%) uncharacteristically corners the 3rd overall spot, up 14 ranks on August, with the Toyota Yaris (-17%) and Ford Focus (-16%) both up 7 spots on last month to complete the Top 5. The Dacia Duster (+9%) at #6, Toyota Auris (+10%) at #7, Dacia Sandero (+11%) at #13 and Toyota C-HR (#28%) at #15 are the only Top 15 nameplates in positive.

Previous month: Poland August 2018: Pre-WLTP rush lifts market up 58%, Seat up to #8

One year ago: Poland September 2017: Skoda Fabia tops market up 12.3%

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Poland August 2018: Pre-WLTP rush lifts market up 58%, Seat up to #8

Clearance of non WLTP-compliant stock boosts the Seat Leon up 448% to #4 in Poland.

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Poland is another European Union market to be completely biased by artificial sales aimed at clearing stock ahead of the adoption of a new, stricter emissions standards called WLTP. Non-compliant cars aren’t able to be sold after September 1, so carmakers with large stocks of such models had to get rid of them by any means (demo sales, self-registrations, short-term rentals, discounted retail sales, etc). As a result the Polish market soars 57.9% year-on-year in August to 61.913 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 17.3% to a new record 419.381 sales. Volkswagen (+80%) and Toyota (+96%) vastly outpace the market in the brands lead, overtaking YTD leader Skoda (+30%) with Opel (+29%) and Renault (+51%) rounding out the Top 5. Seat soars to a record 8th place whereas it doesn’t rank in the YTD Top 15 while Citroen (+124%),  and Nissan (+110%) also post extravagant gains. The Skoda Octavia (+64%) is undisturbed, cementing the models pole position it holds YTD. Nameplates benefiting from a last minute pre-WLTP rush include the Toyota Auris up 220% to #2, the Seat Leon up 448% to #4, Nissan Qashqai up 251% to #7, Toyota Avensis up 221% to #9, as well as the Citroen C3 (+168%), Seat Ibiza (+155%), Hyundai i30 (+130%), Toyota RAV4 (+120%) and Renault Megane (+106%).

Previous month: Poland July 2018: Fiat Tipo hits record 4th place, market up 24.8%

One year ago: Poland August 2017: Fiat Tipo now established in Top 10

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Poland July 2018: Fiat Tipo hits record 4th place, market up 24.8%

The Fiat Tipo is up to a record-breaking 4th place overall in Poland this month.

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The Polish new light vehicle market gallops ahead in July at +24.8% to 51.936 registrations, the largest year-on-year gain in over two years, since the +28% of June 2016. The year-to-date volume is now up 12.3% to a new record 357.468 units including light commercial vehicles. As it has been the case in almost every single European market so far in July, Volkswagen is particularly strong at +58% and 11.6% share, helped by forwarded sales in the lead-up to the new WLTP emissions standards that will come into effect on September 1. Skoda (+17%) is knocked down to 2nd place at 10.6% but remains comfortably in the YTD lead. Nissan (+53%), Renault (+47%), Fiat (+36%), Opel (+31%) and Peugeot (+29%) also impress. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+34%) remains on top, the Opel Astra (+60%) is up to #2 for the first time since May 2017 and the Fiat Tipo (+70%) is up a smashing 17 spots on June to #4, a new ranking record for the nameplate eclipsing the #6 hit in May 2017. The Ford Fiesta (+141%), Renault Megane (+106%), VW Polo (+90%), VW Passat (+85%), Seat Leon (+84%), Nissan Qashqai (+66%) and Jeep Renegade (#50) also make themselves noticed.

Previous month: Poland June 2018: Volkswagen, Kia, Dacia strong in market up 10.8%

One year ago: Poland July 2017: Skoda Fabia edges past Octavia to lead for two units

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Poland June 2018: Volkswagen, Kia, Dacia strong in market up 10.8%

The Dacia Duster is now the best-selling SUV in Poland in 2018.

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New car sales in Poland soar 10.8% year-on-year to 52.415 registrations, a new record for the month leading to a YTD volume up 10.4% to 305.532 units including LCVs, also a new record. Brand leader Skoda (+11%) follows the market to 12.4% while Volkswagen surges 44% to 10.5% yet this is in line with its YTD share of 10.2%. Toyota (+10%) trails the market slightly but operates two percentage points below its YTD level at 7.9% vs. 9.9%, opposite to Renault (+8%) one point above at 7.2% vs. 6.2%. Kia (+27%), Dacia (+17%), Mercedes (+16%) and Opel (+13%) also beat the market in the Top 10 whereas Fiat (-16%) plunges. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (-5%), Fabia (+14%) and Opel Astra (+6%) hold onto their YTD positions on the podium, followed this time by the VW Golf (+8%) and Dacia Duster (+13%) which overtakes the Nissan Qashqai (-25%) to become the best-selling SUV in the country so far in 2018 at #9. Note Dacia also places the Sandero (#20), Dokker (#33) and Lodgy (#48) in the Top 50. The VW Polo (+104%), VW Tiguan (+76%), Renault Megane (+68%), Toyota Corolla (+67%), Renault Master (+55%), Skoda Citigo (+51%), Toyota C-HR (+42%), Suzuki Vitara (+33%) and Toyota Auris (+27%) also impress. The Skoda Karoq (#24) leads recent launches ahead of the VW T-Roc (#26) and Kia Stonic (#36) breaking into the Top 50 for the first time.

Previous month: Poland May 2018: Renault, Ford, Mercedes impress in record market

One year ago: Poland June 2017: Renault Clio, Fiat Tipo and Volvo XC60 shine

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Poland May 2018: Renault, Ford, Mercedes impress in record market

The Captur (+61%) helps Renault up 21% in Poland in May.

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The Polish new car market gains 7.4% year-on-year in May to 47.729 registrations including light commercials, leading to a YTD tally up 10.3% to a record 253.117 units. Skoda (+0.4%) is stable in the brands lead at 10.9% share above Volkswagen (+6%) and Toyota (+8%) but it’s Renault (+21%) that posts the largest gain in the Top 10 followed by Ford (+19%) and Mercedes (+13%) with Hyundai (+17%) and BMW (+19%) also impressive just below and Seat (#15) remaining in the Top 15 for the month. At the opposite end of the scale, Fiat (-12%) and Citroen (-10%) are hit the hardest. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (-10%) holds onto the top spot above the Skoda Fabia (-1%) with the Ford Focus (+77%) propelled by heavy discounts on the outgoing generation. The Toyota Corolla (+34%) and Renault Master (+43%) also shine in the Top 10 while further down the Seat Leon (+107%), Hyundai i30 (+87%), Toyota C-HR (+82%), VW Polo (+70%) and Renault Captur (+61%) make themselves noticed just as the BMW X5 breaks its ranking record at #23.

Previous month: Poland April 2018: VW soars 32%, Skoda Octavia reclaims YTD lead

One year ago: Poland May 2017: Fiat Tipo breaks into Top 10 for the first time

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Poland April 2018: VW soars 32%, Skoda Octavia reclaims YTD lead

The VW Tiguan (+45%) isn’t suffering from the arrival of the T-Roc.

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Another outstanding month for new car sales in Poland: up 13.1% year-on-year in April to 50.161 units, a new record for the month boosting the YTD tally up 11% to an all-time high 205.388. Brands leader Skoda trails the market slightly at +12%, with Volkswagen surging 32% on April 2017 to end the month only 46 sales below. Toyota (+16%) and Ford (+16%) follow just above the market growth whereas Opel (+7%), Renault (-6%) and Fiat (+2%) all underperform. Hyundai (+26%), Peugeot (+24%) and Kia (+15%) also shine while Seat (#14) and BMW (#15) break into the Top 15, knocking Citroen and Audi out. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+14%) reclaims the YTD lead off the Skoda Fabia (+7%), both nameplates distancing the Opel Astra (-8%), Toyota Yaris (+20%) and Auris (-3%) in April. The Toyota Corolla (+55%), Ford Focus (+28%) and Fiat Tipo (+21%) post the largest gains in the Top 10 with the Nissan Qashqai (+66%), VW Polo (+57%), Tiguan (+45%), Passat (+32%), Dacia Sandero (+28%), Skoda Superb (+28%) and Toyota C-HR (+28%) also in great shape. The Skoda Karoq tops all recent launches at #35 (+6 on March) whereas the VW T-Roc disappears from the Top 50.

Previous month: Poland March 2018: Audi Q5 breaks record, T-Roc and Karoq in Top 50

One year ago: Poland April 2017: Opel Astra leads in market up 11%

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Poland March 2018: Audi Q5 breaks record, T-Roc and Karoq in Top 50

The Audi Q5 hits an all-time high #26 in Poland in March.

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New car sales in Poland continue to surge ahead at +3.1% in March to 57.282 units, leading to a Q1 volume up 10.4% to 155.227. Brand leader Skoda follows the market at +3%, but its two followers both lose ground: Volkswagen is down 5% and Toyota down 6%. Opel (+2%) overtakes Ford (+2%) to rank 4th like in 2017 above Renault (+7%) while Dacia soars 42% to #7, passing Kia also very healthy at +25%. Audi (+33%), Hyundai (+21%) and Peugeot (+11%) shine but Fiat (-27%) struggles and Volvo breaks into the Polish Top 15 for the first time since March 2016. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (-5%) remains on top for the 2nd month running above the Fabia (-4%) but the latter is still #1 YTD. The Opel Astra (+18%) is up two spots on February to climb on the podium while its archenemy the VW Golf (-22%) is in great difficulty. The Renault Clio (+65%), Dacia Duster (+41%) and Toyota Yaris (+25%) post the largest gains in the Top 10. Further down, notice the Dacia Sandero (+52%) and Kia Cee’d (+34%) while the Audi Q5 shoots up to a record 26th spot and both the VW T-Roc (#40) and Skoda Karoq (#41) break into the Polish Top 50 for the first time.

Previous month: Poland February 2018: Skoda (+26%) again outpaces market up 8.8%

One year ago: Poland March-April 2017: Opel Astra leads in market up 11%

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Poland February 2018: Skoda (+26%) again outpaces market up 8.8%

The Skoda Octavia returns to #1 in Poland.

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The Polish new car market is up 8.8% year-on-year in February to 46.895 registrations including LCVs, lifting the year-to-date tally up 15.1% to 97.945. Skoda holds onto the brands pole position thanks to deliveries shooting up 26% to 12.2% share, distancing Toyota up 11% to 11.3% and Volkswagen up 22% to 10.3%. Ford is up 25% to 7.4% in 4th place, meaning the Top 4 best-selling brands all outpace the market. Reversely, Opel (-20%), Renault (-15%) and Fiat (-13%) drop heavily in the Top 10 whereas Hyundai (+17%) and Kia (+16%) shine as do Mercedes (+24%), Nissan (+25$) and Citroen (+15%) outside.

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia leaps 25% year-on-year to reclaim the #1 spot off the Skoda Fabia (+17%) but the latter is still on top YTD. The VW Golf surges 53% to third place, followed this month by the Toyota Yaris (+29%) and Opel Astra (-24%). The Nissan Qashqai (+44%), Ford Focus (+22%) and Skoda Rapid (+14%) also impress in a Top 10 rounded up by the Toyota C-HR, up 9 spots on last month. Notice also the Toyota Aygo (+103%), Hyundai i30 (+78%), Seat Leon (+57%), Ford Fiesta (+56%) and Dacia Sandero (+35%) posting spectacular gains and the Ford Kuga (#32), Citroen C3 (#33) and Opel Insignia (#39) breaking into the Top 40.

Previous month: Poland January 2018: Skoda (+30%) outpaces market up 21.7%

One year ago: Poland February 2017: Toyota #1 brand for the first time

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Poland January 2018: Skoda (+30%) outpaces market up 21.7%

The Kodiaq helps Skoda up 40% year-on-year in Poland in January. 

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Sales of new light vehicles in Poland are up a very impressive 21.7% year-on-year in January to 51.051 units including commercials. Skoda soars 30% to 13.6% share, two percentage points above its FY2017 level, Toyota is up 14% to 11.1$ and Volkswagen up 13% to 9.2%. Mercedes (+76%), Citroen (+40%), Peugeot (+39%), Dacia (+29%), Ford (+27%) and Nissan (+23%) also outpace the market in the Top 15. Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia (+26%) keeps the lead it snapped last year for only the second time in 10 years, followed by the Skoda Octavia (+38%) and Toyota Yaris (+43%). Only the Fiat Tipo (+46%) also beats the market in the Top 10 while below, the Dacia Sandero (+102%), Seat Leon (+96%), Toyota Aygo (+46%), Skoda Citigo (+40%), Superb (+39%), Citroen C3 (#29), Ford Kuga (#32), Opel Insignia (#34), Mazda CX-5 (#41), Skoda Kodiaq (#47) and Mazda CX-3 (#50) make themselves noticed.

Previous post: Poland Full Year 2017: Skoda Fabia leads for 2nd time in 10 years

One year ago: Poland January 2017: Toyota C-HR up to 11th place

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