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Slovakia Full Year 2016: Skoda Fabia leads, Suzuki Vitara & Hyundai Tucson shine

The Skoda Fabia leads the Slovakian charts for the 18th time in the past 22 years.

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Check out 25 years worth of Historical data for Slovakia here

The Slovakian new car market is up 13.7% year-on-year in 2016 to 87.901 units excluding Light Commercial Vehicles. Skoda remains distant leader in the brands sales charts with a round 20% share and sales up 5% on last year. It distances Volkswagen, struggling at -4%, Hyundai (+6%) and Kia following the market at +14%. Opel (+5%) overtakes Peugeot (-14%) while Suzuki is up by a smashing 51% and 6 spots to break into the Top 10 at #7. The Japanese manufacturer is boosted by the tremendous success of the Vitara – up 86% to 5th place overall for its first full year of sales. Renault (+10%) and Dacia (+14%) both sport double-digit gains and hold onto their position but Mercedes (+9%) is the 2nd carmaker to break into the Top 10 for 2016, knocking Citroen and Ford out.

The Suzuki Vitara misses out on the title of best-selling foreigner for just 47 sales. 

Model-wise, the Skoda Fabia drops 1% but remains the best-seller in Slovakia for the second year running and the 18th time in the past 22 years. It holds off the Skoda Octavia, leader in 201020112013 and 2014, up 11% but still #2. The Skoda Rapid (-2%) makes the Slovakian podium 100% Skoda for the fourth consecutive year. The Kia Cee’d (+12%) is once again the most popular foreign nameplate but the Suzuki Vitara ends 2016 only 47 units below, overtaking the Hyundai i30 (-1%) and VW Golf (-11%), The Hyundai Tucson is up 4-fold on its 2015 score to land at #7 for the first full year of this generation, the Opel Astra is lifted up 51% by the new model and the Skoda Superb doubles its 2015 result to break into the 10 most popular nameplates in the country.

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2015: Skoda Fabia reclaims title off Octavia

Two years ago: Slovakia Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia holds off Fabia and Rapid for #1

Full Year 2016 Top 10 brands and models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.

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