By on January 23, 2012

Over the past couple of weeks, we have traveled to IcelandThe Entire World (yep!), France and Germany. This week again we won’t go too far and cross just another border to land in the Czech Republic.

Now if beer, beer, Prag and beer are not your thing, I don’t believe you – but hey that’s fine because I have prepared 159 additional countries for you to visit in my blog, so don’t be shy and click away!

The Czech Republic is, logically, the kingdom of Skoda, but with Skoda’s range expanding every year the brand now has a stronger hold than ever on the best-selling models ranking…

Car sales in Czech Republic are up 2 percent in 2011 at 173,282 units and Skoda monopolizes the podium like in 2010:

The Skoda Octavia is the best-selling model in the country for the third consecutive years albeit with sales down 8 percent to 23,661 units and 13.7 percent share.

The Skoda Fabia stays #2 with 16,532 sales, up 6 percent…

… and the Skoda Superb rounds up the podium at 4,659 units, up 4 percent.

Both Korean in 2010, the Top 2 best-selling foreign models are German this year: the Ford Focus is up 4 spots and 26 percent on 2010, thanks to the new generation to #4 and 4,536 sales or 2.6 percent of the market…

…and the VW Golf is up 2 ranks and 7 percent to #5 with 4,128 units and 2.4 percent share.

They are followed by the Skoda Yeti down 1 spot and 7 percent at #6…

…the Kia Cee’d (-9 percent) at #7…

…and the Hyundai i30 (-16 percent) at #8.

The only two Skodas not ranking in the Top 10 are the Roomster at #13…

…and the all-new Citigo at #81 but already #15 in December.

Outside the Top 10, great 2011 performers include the Renault Thalia up 51 percent to #11, Hyundai i20 up 98 percent to #12, Dacia Duster up 344 percent to #17, Hyundai ix20 landing directly at #19 and Kia Sportage up 101 percent to #26.

Czech Republic Full Year 2011 Top 30

Pos Model 2011 Share Growth 2010 Share Pos
1 Skoda Octavia 23,661 13.7% -8% 25,819 15.3% 1
2 Skoda Fabia 16,532 9.5% 6% 15,588 9.2% 2
3 Skoda Superb 4,659 2.7% 4% 4,476 2.6% 3
4 Ford Focus 4,536 2.6% 26% 3,596 2.1% 8
5 VW Golf 4,128 2.4% 7% 3,844 2.3% 7
6 Skoda Yeti 3,968 2.3% -7% 4,264 2.5% 5
7 Kia Cee’d 3,841 2.2% -9% 4,228 2.5% 6
8 Hyundai i30 3,618 2.1% -16% 4,309 2.5% 4
9 Renault Megane 3,392 2.0% 8% 3,141 1.9% 11
10 Ford Fusion 3,267 1.9% -7% 3,530 2.1% 9
11 Renault Thalia 3,206 1.9% 51% 2,119 1.3% 15
12 Hyundai i20 3,202 1.8% 98% 1,617 1.0% 22
13 Skoda Roomster 3,179 1.8% 37% 2,318 1.4% 13
14 VW Passat 2,493 1.4% 12% 2,220 1.3% 14
15 VW Polo 2,419 1.4% 4% 2,326 1.4% 12
16 Ford Fiesta 2,345 1.4% -30% 3,372 2.0% 10
17 Dacia Duster 2,324 1.3% 344% 523 0.3% 65
18 Seat Ibiza 2,132 1.2% 27% 1,674 1.0% 21
19 Hyundai ix20 2,075 1.2% new 112 0.1% 145
20 Opel Astra 2,069 1.2% 59% 1,301 0.8% 28
21 Peugeot 207 1,998 1.2% 1% 1,982 1.2% 16
22 Suzuki SX4 1,853 1.1% 43% 1,295 0.8% 29
23 Hyundai ix35 1,830 1.1% 53% 1,197 0.7% 32
24 Ford Mondeo 1,813 1.0% 28% 1,418 0.8% 26
25 Peugeot 308 1,757 1.0% 2% 1,719 1.0% 20
26 Kia Sportage 1,501 0.9% 101% 747 0.4% 45
27 VW Tiguan 1,479 0.9% -3% 1,522 0.9% 24
28 Renault Clio 1,390 0.8% -23% 1,810 1.1% 18
29 Toyota Auris 1,201 0.7% -3% 1,244 0.7% 31
30 Toyota Yaris 1,169 0.7% -35% 1,801 1.1% 19

You can see the Full Year 2011 Top 150 ranking here 

For the golden nugget this week you will have to click here to discover Historical Data for Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia up to 1969! Obviously a Skoda model has led sales all the way since then…

Matt Gasnier, based in Sydney, Australia, runs a blog named Best Selling Cars, dedicated to counting cars all over the world.

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2 Comments on “Best Selling Cars Around The Globe: Skoda King At Home In Czech Republic...”


  • avatar
    Littlecarrot

    I had a chance to visit the Skoda factory in Mlada Boleslav last summer. It’s a very modern facility. The company appears to value their workers highly. The Czechs seem to take great pride in making a “better” Volkswagen. Sadly, no Skodas for North America in the future–like everyone else, they’re looking towards the east.

    • 0 avatar
      jruhi4

      Indeed, the last time I checked J.D. Power / WhatCar-style British surveys 3 or so years ago, the only European car ranking up with the Japanese in reliability were Skodas.


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