Czech Republic Car Market in 2012 hit a new record.

In December car sales were 12.784, down 14.9% with a full year total volume at 174.009 units, up 0.4% from last year. The 2012 was the new all-time record for the 5th consecutive year, confirming the robustness of automotive sector in Czech Republic.

The 2012 light passenger vehicles volume (including also LCV segment) was 185.000 units resulting the world’s 39th.

Looking at the best brands performance in the last month:

Skoda performance was stable around the 30% of market share. Last month sales were 3.819 with a share of 29.9%. Full Year sales were 53.790, with a share of 31.0%. While the Octavia and the Fabia were stable on top of the market, the new Citigo was gaining positions and surged in 6th place.

Volkswagen won the run for the second place against Hyundai, with only 23 units more than the rival. In December sales were 1.244 with a stable share at 9.7%. Full Year 2012 sales were 15.185 with a share of 8.7%. The Golf seventh generation is taking off, surging in the 6th place this month.

Hyundai has lost the run for the second place, but the year was anyhow really positive. In December sales were 1.205 with a share of 9.4%. Full Year sales were 15.162 with a share of 8.7%. The top model was the i30 3rd this month and full year.

Ford in 4th sold 808 vehicles with a share of 6.3%, down 0.7 points from the previous month. Full Year sales were 12.719 with a share of 7.3%. The top model was the Fiesta, 9th last month and in the year.

Renault was 5th, selling 704 units with a share of 5.5%, down 0.7 points of share from the previous month. Full Year sales were 10.456 with a share of 6.0%. The top model was the Megane, in 15th.

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

Rank

Brand

Dec

2012

Q2

Q3

Nov

Dec

2012

1

Škoda

3.819

53.790

31,4%

29,8%

31,0%

29,9%

31,0%

2

Volkswagen

1.244

15.185

8,3%

8,6%

9,6%

9,7%

8,7%

3

Hyundai

1.205

15.162

9,2%

8,6%

7,8%

9,4%

8,7%

4

Ford

808

12.719

8,2%

7,0%

7,0%

6,3%

7,3%

5

Renault

704

10.456

5,3%

6,8%

6,2%

5,5%

6,0%

6

Kia

542

8.544

5,0%

5,2%

5,0%

4,2%

4,9%

7

Peugeot

413

6.725

3,9%

3,7%

3,3%

3,2%

3,9%

8

Citroën

342

5.711

3,2%

3,8%

3,1%

2,7%

3,3%

9

Toyota

294

3.951

2,1%

2,6%

2,0%

2,3%

2,3%

10

BMW

355

3.901

2,1%

2,4%

2,0%

2,8%

2,2%

11

Opel

371

3.836

2,2%

2,4%

2,2%

2,9%

2,2%

12

Dacia

330

3.805

1,9%

2,1%

2,7%

2,6%

2,2%

13

Audi

227

3.710

1,9%

2,6%

1,8%

1,8%

2,1%

14

Mercedes

296

3.236

2,0%

1,9%

2,2%

2,3%

1,9%

15

Nissan

244

3.163

1,4%

1,2%

1,9%

1,9%

1,8%

16

Chevrolet

154

2.824

1,8%

1,6%

1,3%

1,2%

1,6%

17

Seat

176

2.680

1,9%

1,6%

1,8%

1,4%

1,5%

18

Fiat

194

2.592

1,5%

1,6%

1,9%

1,5%

1,5%

19

Suzuki

174

2.339

1,3%

1,4%

1,6%

1,4%

1,3%

20

Honda

165

1.680

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,3%

1,0%

21

Volvo

159

1.535

0,9%

0,7%

0,9%

1,2%

0,9%

22

Mazda

94

1.205

0,7%

0,9%

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

23

Mitsubishi

96

1.115

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

0,8%

0,6%

24

Subaru

109

879

0,4%

0,4%

0,9%

0,9%

0,5%

25

Land Rover

67

685

0,4%

0,3%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

Looking at the best models, Skoda Octavia maintained the share above 10% in spite of the new generation is near to be launched. Sales were 1.360 this month and 22.406 in the full 2012.

The Skoda Fabia was 2nd again, with 1.057 sales and 8.3% of share, up 0.3 points from the previous month, followed by the Hyundai i30, surged in 3rd from 5th with 492 sales and a share of 3.8%, up 1.1 points from the previous month.

The Skoda Yeti was 4th (6th YTD) with 317 units and a share of 2.5%, down 0.4 points from November, followed by the Golf, surged in 5th from 10th and the Citigo, in 6th from 11th.

Behind, it was a positive month for the Passat, in 8th from 13th, the Skoda Rapid, in 12th from 20th, the Hyundai ix35, in 13th from 24th and the Astra, in 18th from 30th.

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

Rank Dec

Rank Nov

Rank 2012

Models

Dec

2012

Q2

Q3

Nov

Dec

2012

1

1

1

Skoda Octavia

1.360

22.406

12,7%

13,1%

10,9%

10,6%

12,9%

2

2

2

Skoda Fabia

1.057

14.355

9,3%

6,2%

8,0%

8,3%

8,3%

3

5

3

Hyundai i30

492

4.888

3,0%

2,6%

2,7%

3,8%

2,8%

4

4

6

Skoda Yeti

317

4.160

2,2%

2,4%

2,9%

2,5%

2,4%

5

10

7

Volkswagen Golf

311

3.651

2,1%

1,9%

2,4%

2,4%

2,1%

6

11

13

Skoda Citigo

291

2.659

1,2%

1,9%

1,9%

2,3%

1,5%

7

6

5

Skoda Roomster

286

4.226

2,6%

2,9%

2,6%

2,2%

2,4%

8

13

11

Volkswagen Passat

284

3.018

1,5%

2,0%

1,9%

2,2%

1,7%

9

9

9

Ford Fiesta

280

3.368

1,8%

2,6%

2,4%

2,2%

1,9%

10

3

4

Skoda Superb

262

4.608

2,9%

2,5%

3,4%

2,0%

2,7%

11

8

8

Kia Cee’d

231

3.545

2,0%

2,3%

2,5%

1,8%

2,0%

12

20

42

Skoda Rapid

230

839

0,0%

0,0%

1,0%

1,8%

0,5%

13

24

17

Hyundai ix35

227

2.236

1,5%

1,2%

0,9%

1,8%

1,3%

14

12

10

Hyundai ix20

215

3.355

2,0%

2,1%

1,9%

1,7%

1,9%

15

18

18

Renault Megane

203

2.182

0,9%

1,6%

1,1%

1,6%

1,3%

16

17

16

Volkswagen Polo

196

2.250

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

1,5%

1,3%

17

22

21

Nissan Qashqai

168

1.856

0,7%

0,5%

1,0%

1,3%

1,1%

18

30

27

Opel Astra

167

1.417

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

1,3%

0,8%

19

7

12

Renault Thalia

163

2.907

1,3%

1,7%

2,6%

1,3%

1,7%

20

14

19

Ford Focus

148

2.108

1,3%

1,1%

1,6%

1,2%

1,2%

21

25

25

Kia Sportage

126

1.456

0,6%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,8%

22

39

40

Dacia Logan

120

880

0,0%

0,3%

0,6%

0,9%

0,5%

23

16

22

VW Tiguan

115

1.837

1,1%

1,0%

1,4%

0,9%

1,1%

24

15

20

Seat Ibiza

114

1.960

1,5%

1,2%

1,4%

0,9%

1,1%

25

23

26

Suzuki SX4

111

1.455

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

26

26

14

Hyundai i20

104

2.644

1,8%

1,8%

0,9%

0,8%

1,5%

27

35

61

Honda CR-V

101

262

0,0%

0,0%

0,6%

0,8%

0,2%

28

64

34

Renault Fluence

99

1.142

0,6%

0,8%

0,5%

0,8%

0,7%

29

37

29

Peugeot 308

98

1.333

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

30

29

52

Hyundai i40

96

629

0,0%

0,0%

0,8%

0,8%

0,4%

31

43

33

Kia Venga

95

1.170

0,8%

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

32

27

24

Dacia Duster

93

1.648

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

0,9%

33

28

35

VW Caddy

93

1.130

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

34

34

63

Fiat Panda

86

255

0,0%

0,0%

0,6%

0,7%

0,1%

35

31

57

Dacia Lodgy

84

366

0,0%

0,0%

0,7%

0,7%

0,2%

36

40

36

Toyota Yaris

81

1.090

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

37

21

23

Renault Clio

72

1.759

1,0%

1,4%

1,0%

0,6%

1,0%

38

47

38

BMW 5 Series

72

1.004

0,6%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

39

53

44

VW Transporter

71

752

0,0%

0,2%

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

40

49

45

Toyota Auris

66

730

0,0%

0,3%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

41

38

37

Citroen Berlingo

62

1.075

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

42

33

48

Peugeot 208

62

687

0,0%

0,0%

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

43

55

41

Chevrolet Orlando

61

846

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

44

50

51

BMW 3 Series

59

633

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

45

60

66

Citroen C4 Picasso

55

164

0,0%

0,0%

0,3%

0,4%

0,1%

46

45

30

Ford Mondeo

53

1.267

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

0,7%

47

51

43

Ford C-Max

48

792

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

48

57

59

Peugeot 5008

48

316

0,0%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,2%

49

54

64

Peugeot Partner

47

196

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,4%

0,1%

50

42

56

Citroen C3

46

452

0,0%

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

0,3%

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