Czech Republic: car sales down 3% in September 2012. Skoda was the Queen.

Czech Republic car market remains positive after 9 months of 2012, in spite the summer was negative under the influence of European economy deterioration. Final year forecast posted by Focus2move.com was unchanged at 177.000 units, up 2.5%, from last year, the new all-time record.

Skoda strong leadership on the market was confirmed last month with 4.020 sales and a share of 32.2%. Third quarter share at 29.8%, was down 1.6 points from Q2. However, Skoda performance is quite solid around the outstanding 30% quota. Year-to-date sales were 40.156. Skoda holds 5 models of the best sixth.

Hyundai was 2nd with 1.073 sales and 8.6% of share. Q3 share at 8.6% was down 0.6 points from Q2. The best-selling model was the i30, 7th this month.

Volkswagen in 3rd was only 8 units below Hyundai with a share of 8.5%, flat from previous month. Q3 share was 8.6%, down 0.6 points from Q2. The best-selling model was the Golf, 8th year-to-date.

Ford in 4th sold 978 cars with a share of 7.8%. In Q3, the share was 7.0%, down 1.2 points from Q2. The best-selling model was the Fiesta, 10th year-to-date.

In the table below, the Top 20 Brands ranked by year to date performance:

Rank

Brand

Sep

Q3

YTD Sep

2011

Q1

Q2

Sep

Q3

YTD Sep

1

Škoda

4.020

10.949

40.156

30,4%

30,6%

31,4%

32,2%

29,8%

30,7%

2

Hyundai

1.073

3.154

11.688

6,9%

9,0%

9,2%

8,6%

8,6%

8,9%

3

Volkswagen

1.065

3.158

11.011

8,5%

8,4%

8,3%

8,5%

8,6%

8,4%

4

Ford

978

2.556

9.855

8,3%

7,3%

8,2%

7,8%

7,0%

7,5%

5

Renault

635

2.515

8.095

7,1%

6,7%

5,3%

5,1%

6,8%

6,2%

6

Kia

652

1.907

6.409

4,9%

4,6%

5,0%

5,2%

5,2%

4,9%

7

Peugeot

419

1.341

5.134

4,2%

4,2%

3,9%

3,4%

3,7%

3,9%

8

Citroën

383

1.382

4.324

3,0%

3,1%

3,2%

3,1%

3,8%

3,3%

9

Toyota

296

946

3.056

2,2%

2,4%

2,1%

2,4%

2,6%

2,3%

10

BMW

246

868

2.882

1,9%

2,1%

2,1%

2,0%

2,4%

2,2%

11

Opel

316

871

2.874

2,6%

2,1%

2,2%

2,5%

2,4%

2,2%

12

Audi

301

960

2.812

2,1%

2,0%

1,9%

2,4%

2,6%

2,2%

13

Dacia

210

771

2.730

2,3%

2,3%

1,9%

1,7%

2,1%

2,1%

14

Mercedes

232

697

2.394

1,6%

1,6%

2,0%

1,9%

1,9%

1,8%

15

Nissan

153

457

2.365

1,1%

2,7%

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

1,8%

16

Chevrolet

204

591

2.305

1,7%

1,8%

1,8%

1,6%

1,6%

1,8%

17

Seat

168

574

2.108

1,9%

1,3%

1,9%

1,3%

1,6%

1,6%

18

Fiat

196

570

1.871

1,3%

1,3%

1,5%

1,6%

1,6%

1,4%

19

Suzuki

181

521

1.726

1,7%

1,3%

1,3%

1,5%

1,4%

1,3%

20

Honda

112

370

1.210

0,9%

0,7%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

Looking at the best models, Skoda kept five products in the Top sixth, with the two leaders, Octavia and Fabia, improving their share from previous month. The Superb surged in 3rd, 8 position better than last month, while the Roomster was 4th.

Last month Fiesta performed well surging in 5th with 372 units as the Skoda Yeti, 7th from 12th before.

Another Skoda, the Citigo, performed well this month in 12th position (15th year-to-date).

In the table below, the Top 30 best-selling models, ranked by year to date position:

Rank

Models

Sep

Q3

YTD Sep

I Half

Sep

Q3

YTD Sep

1

Skoda Octavia

1.614

4.827

17.748

13,7%

12,9%

13,1%

13,6%

2

Skoda Fabia

900

2.262

10.342

8,6%

7,2%

6,2%

7,9%

3

Hyundai i30

344

970

3.574

2,8%

2,8%

2,6%

2,7%

4

Skoda Superb

461

936

3.473

2,7%

3,7%

2,5%

2,7%

5

Skoda Roomster

382

1.078

3.141

2,2%

3,1%

2,9%

2,4%

6

Skoda Yeti

316

867

3.038

2,3%

2,5%

2,4%

2,3%

7

Hyundai ix20

257

756

2.604

2,0%

2,1%

2,1%

2,0%

8

Volkswagen Golf

237

693

2.599

2,0%

1,9%

1,9%

2,0%

9

Kia Cee’d

307

843

2.591

1,9%

2,5%

2,3%

2,0%

10

Ford Fiesta

372

970

2.486

1,6%

3,0%

2,6%

1,9%

11

Ford Fusion

56

314

2.348

2,2%

0,4%

0,9%

1,8%

12

Hyundai i20

193

665

2.242

1,7%

1,5%

1,8%

1,7%

13

Renault Thalia

159

607

2.177

1,7%

1,3%

1,7%

1,7%

14

Volkswagen Passat

242

738

2.149

1,5%

1,9%

2,0%

1,6%

15

Skoda Citigo

211

698

1.761

1,1%

1,7%

1,9%

1,3%

16

Hyundai ix35

146

429

1.716

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

17

Renault Megane

148

572

1.698

1,2%

1,2%

1,6%

1,3%

18

Ford Focus

179

403

1.593

1,3%

1,4%

1,1%

1,2%

19

Volkswagen Polo

127

441

1.586

1,2%

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

20

Seat Ibiza

118

439

1.558

1,2%

0,9%

1,2%

1,2%

21

Nissan Qashqai

45

169

1.377

1,3%

0,4%

0,5%

1,1%

22

Volkswagen Tiguan

130

360

1.356

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

23

Renault Clio

113

531

1.338

0,9%

0,9%

1,4%

1,0%

24

Dacia Duster

63

301

1.313

1,1%

0,5%

0,8%

1,0%

25

Kia Rio

110

336

1.200

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

26

Suzuki SX4

96

294

1.078

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

27

Peugeot 207

0

124

1.061

1,0%

0,0%

0,3%

0,8%

28

Opel Astra

117

300

1.041

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

29

Kia Sportage

99

344

1.037

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

30

Peugeot 308

64

233

1.031

0,8%

0,5%

0,6%

0,8%

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