William Malcolm

Czech New Car Sales Continue Upward Trend

Sales of new passenger cars increased by 12.37 percent year-on-year to 147,659 vehicles in the first eight months of this year. Compared to 2019, however, it is still a decrease of almost 16 percent. In August, sales fell by less than one percent year on year. This was announced by the Association of Car Importers (SDA) in a press release.

The first is Škoda with 51,151 registered cars, followed by Hyundai with sales of 13,562 cars and the third is Volkswagen with 13,163 cars sold. Other places are Toyota, Kia, and Mercedes-Benz.

The best-selling models are the Škoda Fabia (10,763 cars) before the Octavia (9991) and the Kamiq (8063). This is followed by the Škoda Karoq and the Hyundai i30. The share of SUVs is already over 43 percent. In terms of fuel, gasoline leads with 67.9 percent.

Sales of light commercial vehicles increased by 24.8 percent to 12,577 vehicles. Compared to the same period in 2019, this is a decrease of 9.8 percent. The first is the Fiat brand with 1637 registered cars, the second is Renault with the sale of 1584 cars, and the third is Peugeot with 1373 cars. Overall, truck registrations increased 31.6 percent to 5,800 vehicles. The best-selling brands were Mercedes-Benz, MAN, and DAF. Compared to 2019, however, it is a decrease of more than 19 percent.

Bus registrations are 14.3 percent lower this year than a year ago, representing 745 registered vehicles. The first is the Iveco Bus brand, followed by SOR and Setra.

Motorcycle sales rose 5.6 percent to 17,435 machines. Compared to 2019, it was 14 percent higher. In August, registrations fell by ten percent year on year. The first is the Honda brand with 3382 registered motorcycles, followed by Yamaha with 1464 machines and CF Moto with sales of 1240 machines.