Czech Republic Car market dropped 19% in March 2013. Hyundai over 10%.

In March the Czech Republic car market posted again a double digit loss with 13.820 sales, losing the 19.0% from last year. First quarter 2013 sales were 36.453, down 16.3%. Next month’s trend will stand on this degree as economic environment is not improving. As in case of others strong middle size European countries, like Netherlands. Switzerland or Austria, the decline of the car market is a  widespread phenomenon that will last not before next year.

Skoda in 1st sold 3.849 units with a share of 27.9%, down 1.0 points of share from the previous month. First quarter sales were 10.558 with a share of 29.0%, down 2.8 points from Q4 2012. This was the worst quarter in last five.

Hyundai in March had broken two records selling 1.4.08 units. For the first time it share was above 10% and Hyundai was 2nd, overtaking Volkswagen, thanks to strong demand on its SUV, the ix20 and the ix35. In the first quarter it was third with 3.581 sales and 9.8% of share. This was the best quarter in the last five.

Volkswagen was 3rd selling 1.382 units with a share of 10.0%, down 1.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.864 with a share of 10.6%, up 0.9 points from the previous. In terms of market share, this was the best Volkswagen quarter in last five.

Ford was 4th far from the third with 692 sales and 5.0% of share, down 0.9 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.854 with a share of 5.1%, down 1.6 points from the previous quarter. This was the worst Ford quarter in last five.

Peugeot was 5th selling 591 units with a share of 4.3%, down 1.7 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.647 with a share of 4.5%, up 0.8 points from Q4 2012. This was the best quarter in last five.

In the table below, the Top 25 Brands ranked by year to date performance:

Rank Ytd

Mar

Ytd Mar

Q1 2012

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Feb

Mar

Ytd Mar

1

Skoda

3.849

10.558

30,6%

31,4%

29,8%

31,8%

28,9%

27,9%

29,0%

2

Volkswagen

1.382

3.864

8,4%

8,3%

8,6%

9,7%

11,4%

10,0%

10,6%

3

Hyundai

1.408

3.581

9,0%

9,2%

8,6%

8,1%

9,9%

10,2%

9,8%

4

Ford

692

1.854

7,3%

8,2%

7,0%

6,7%

5,9%

5,0%

5,1%

5

Peugeot

591

1.647

4,2%

3,9%

3,7%

3,7%

6,0%

4,3%

4,5%

6

Citroen

509

1.558

3,1%

3,2%

3,8%

3,2%

3,8%

3,7%

4,3%

7

Renault

428

1.514

6,7%

5,3%

6,8%

5,5%

4,2%

3,1%

4,2%

8

Kia

536

1.418

4,6%

5,0%

5,2%

5,0%

4,3%

3,9%

3,9%

9

Dacia

368

933

2,3%

1,9%

2,1%

2,5%

2,5%

2,7%

2,6%

10

Opel

459

896

2,1%

2,2%

2,4%

2,2%

1,7%

3,3%

2,5%

11

Toyota

389

884

2,4%

2,1%

2,6%

2,1%

1,9%

2,8%

2,4%

12

BMW

368

776

2,1%

2,1%

2,4%

2,4%

2,0%

2,7%

2,1%

13

Audi

331

775

2,0%

1,9%

2,6%

2,1%

1,9%

2,4%

2,1%

14

Seat

327

746

1,3%

1,9%

1,6%

1,3%

1,7%

2,4%

2,0%

15

Nissan

264

707

2,7%

1,4%

1,2%

1,9%

1,7%

1,9%

1,9%

16

Fiat

281

696

1,3%

1,5%

1,6%

1,7%

2,3%

2,0%

1,9%

17

Mercedes

266

652

1,6%

2,0%

1,9%

2,0%

1,9%

1,9%

1,8%

18

Suzuki

237

512

1,3%

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

1,2%

1,7%

1,4%

19

Mazda

147

437

0,6%

0,7%

0,9%

0,6%

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

20

Chevrolet

144

428

1,8%

1,8%

1,6%

1,2%

1,1%

1,0%

1,2%

21

Honda

169

399

0,7%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

22

Volvo

121

387

1,0%

0,9%

0,7%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

1,1%

23

Land Rover

90

247

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

24

Mitsubishi

150

245

0,9%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

1,1%

0,7%

25

Subaru

65

197

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,8%

0,7%

0,5%

0,5%

Of course, Skoda Octavia was the Top Seller with 1.149 units and a share of 8.3%, down 1.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.803 with a share of 10.4%, down 0.5 points from Q4 2012.

Skoda Fabia in 2nd posted 849 units with a share of 6.1%, down 0.4 points from the previous month, followed by the Skoda Rapid in 3rd with 654 sales and a share surged at 4.7%.

The Golf was stable in 4th with 483 units and a share of 3.5%, up 0.1 points from the previous month, followed by Skoda Citigo, surged in 5th from 15th with 373 units.

Then three Hyundai: the i20 with 358 sales, the ix20 with 353 and the i30 with 342. In 9th there was the Skoda Superb, down 4 spots, with 294 units. Skoda Yeti ended the Top 10 with 261 units.

In the table below, the Top 50 models, ranked by last month position:

Rank Mar

Rank Feb

Rank 2012

Model

Mar

Ytd Mar

I Half 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Feb

Mar

Ytd Mar

1

1

1

Skoda Octavia

1.149

3.803

13,7%

13,1%

10,9%

9,6%

8,3%

10,4%

2

2

2

Skoda Fabia

849

2.342

8,6%

6,2%

9,4%

6,5%

6,1%

6,4%

3

3

42

Skoda Rapid

654

1.423

0,0%

0,0%

0,9%

3,4%

4,7%

3,9%

4

4

7

Volkswagen Golf

483

1.214

2,0%

1,9%

2,5%

3,4%

3,5%

3,3%

5

15

13

Skoda Citigo

373

726

1,1%

1,9%

2,1%

2,0%

2,7%

2,0%

6

6

14

Hyundai i20

358

884

1,7%

1,8%

0,9%

2,7%

2,6%

2,4%

7

9

10

Hyundai ix20

353

853

2,0%

2,1%

1,8%

2,3%

2,6%

2,3%

8

7

3

Hyundai i30

342

950

2,8%

2,6%

3,1%

2,6%

2,5%

2,6%

9

5

4

Skoda Superb

294

845

2,7%

2,5%

2,7%

2,9%

2,1%

2,3%

10

12

6

Skoda Yeti

261

707

2,3%

2,4%

2,6%

2,1%

1,9%

1,9%

11

13

5

Skoda Roomster

254

663

2,2%

2,9%

2,5%

2,1%

1,8%

1,8%

12

11

8

Kia Cee’d

244

672

1,9%

2,3%

2,2%

2,1%

1,8%

1,8%

13

8

9

Ford Fiesta

237

689

1,6%

2,6%

2,1%

2,5%

1,7%

1,9%

14

10

16

Volkswagen Polo

217

654

1,2%

1,2%

1,6%

2,2%

1,6%

1,8%

15

14

11

Volkswagen Passat

210

676

1,5%

2,0%

2,0%

2,0%

1,5%

1,9%

16

17

17

Hyundai ix35

208

485

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

1,5%

1,3%

17

21

20

Seat Ibiza

174

407

1,2%

1,2%

0,9%

1,1%

1,3%

1,1%

18

31

27

Opel Astra

169

345

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

1,2%

0,9%

19

28

26

Suzuki SX4

164

348

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

1,2%

1,0%

20

18

29

Peugeot 308

161

369

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

1,3%

1,2%

1,0%

21

16

22

Volkswagen Tiguan

137

411

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,4%

1,0%

1,1%

22

22

25

Kia Sportage

134

355

0,7%

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

23

43

144

Fiat 500L

131

202

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,5%

0,9%

0,6%

24

55

32

Citroen C4

131

267

0,7%

0,8%

0,5%

0,4%

0,9%

0,7%

25

24

21

Nissan Qashqai

128

416

1,3%

0,5%

1,1%

1,0%

0,9%

1,1%

26

26

24

Dacia Duster

124

314

1,1%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

27

50

36

Toyota Yaris

124

252

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

0,4%

0,9%

0,7%

28

49

91

Dacia Sandero

120

193

0,0%

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

0,9%

0,5%

29

29

81

Ford B-Max

115

267

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

30

60

82

Audi A3

107

200

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,3%

0,8%

0,5%

31

23

19

Ford Focus

106

316

1,3%

1,1%

1,2%

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

32

27

18

Renault Megane

103

360

1,2%

1,6%

1,1%

0,9%

0,7%

1,0%

33

25

12

Renault Thalia

101

375

1,7%

1,7%

1,7%

1,0%

0,7%

1,0%

34

56

51

BMW 3 Series

95

160

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,7%

0,4%

35

81

125

Opel Corsa

91

149

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,2%

0,7%

0,4%

36

46

38

BMW 5 Series

90

180

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

0,5%

37

36

107

Honda CR-V

87

227

0,0%

0,0%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

38

40

45

Toyota Auris

81

209

0,0%

0,3%

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

39

103

56

Mitsubishi ASX

81

120

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,2%

0,6%

0,3%

40

47

84

Dacia Lodgy

79

206

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

41

39

35

Volkswagen Caddy

78

201

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

42

86

75

Opel Meriva

77

130

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,2%

0,6%

0,4%

43

19

145

Peugeot 301

75

237

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,2%

0,5%

0,7%

44

44

52

Hyundai i40

75

228

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

45

41

89

Mazda CX-5

71

275

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,5%

0,5%

0,8%

46

54

33

Kia Venga

71

151

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

47

37

109

Peugeot 3008

70

167

0,0%

0,3%

0,3%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

48

42

37

Citroen Berlingo

70

242

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,7%

49

62

39

Nissan Juke

69

145

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

50

75

54

Honda Civic

68

135

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

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