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Slovak car sales are down 15% in December to 6,595 units, bringing the final 2011 total to 68,203 registrations, up 7% on 2010. The Skoda Octavia is the best-selling car in Slovakia for the 2nd year in a row with 6,100 sales and 8.9% share, up 7%. The Skoda Fabia comes in 2nd place at 4,973 units and 7.3%, up 4%. The Octavia was #1 for 11 months out of 12, with the Fabia leading by just 2 units in August.
The best performer this year in Slovakia is by far the locally produced Kia Sportage, up 18 spots and 181% to land on the year-end podium at #3 with 1,908 sales and 2.8%! The Sportage was very regular at the highest level, ranking on the podium 6 times out of 12 this year. The Suzuki SX4 stays 4th but sees its sales drop by 12% to 1,684 units, followed by the Kia Cee’d (-20%), VW Polo (+39%) and Golf (-11%).
The Dacia Duster has an outstanding first full year of sales in Slovakia, jumping 47 ranks and 310% to #8 with 1,200 sales and 1.8%. It even broke into the monthly podium in March. Other great 2011 performers include the VW Passat up 5 spots to #10, Renault Thalia up 80% to #13, Seat Ibiza up 92% to #15 and Ford Focus up 53% to #18. The best-performing all-new model is the Hyundai ix20 landing directly at #40, followed by the Peugeot 508 (#53) and Chevrolet Orlando (#60).
In December, two Skodas (Octavia, Fabia) are followed by two Kias (Cee’d, Sportage) and two VWs (Polo, Golf), the Hyundai ix35 is up to #13, the Seat Leon up to #14, the Kia Rio up to #15 and the VW Tiguan up to #17.
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Full Year 2011 Top 60 and December 2011 Top 50 Ranking Tables below.