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Czech Republic April 2017: Skoda monopolises Top Five, Kodiaq at #5

The Skoda Kodiaq hits a record-breaking 5th place at home this month.

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The Czech Republic is now back on BSCB with more complete figures. In March, the market broke the all-time record volume set last June (25.714) to push it to 26.786 units, but in April it marks a rare decline at -1.7% to 22.749 units. The year-to-date total remains in positive territory however at +9.8% to a record 90.808 units after four months. Market leader Skoda evolves like the market at -1% to 32.4% share but its year-to-date level remains low at 30.4% vs. 33.7% a year ago. Volkswagen (-6%) and Hyundai (-14%) both lose share this month but gain significant ground year-to-date at +32% and +7% respectively. Renault (+27%), Mercedes (+26%) and Ford (+22%) are by far the best performers inside the Top 10. Just outside, Toyota impresses with a 53% gain to #11 and +76% year-to-date, with Smart (+233%), Nissan (+57%), Lexus (+33%), Jaguar (+32%) and Jeep (+18%) among the biggest gainers further down.

In the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia remains in the lead despite sales down 14% to 9.8% share with the Fabia catching up at +4% to 9.1%. The Rapid (-15%) and Superb (-26%) lose significant ground and it’s worthwhile noting all Top 4 nameplates lose volume year-to-date: the Octavia is down 7%m the Fabia down 5%, the Rapid down 1% and the Superb down 18%. Thankfully for Skoda, a new arrival is now making sparks: the Kodiaq leaps up to 5th place overall this month – its best so far – to make the Top 5 100% Skoda for the first time since March 2016. If the Kodiaq manages to remain at that level for the rest of the year and rank 5th over the Full Year it would be the first time in history that Skoda monopolises the annual Top 5 at home, with its best 5 nameplate-performance so far being 5 Skodas in the Top 6 in 2012. Notice also the VW Tiguan up 290% thanks to the new model, the Hyundai i20 up 75% and the Renault Megane up 66%.

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