TNBiz (TNBiz)
Czech markets  |  April 04, 2013 14:45:35

Auto ESA increase in first quarter sales by a fifth, the trend as diesel engines

In sharp increase sales even in times of stagnation automotive industry is in the words of the growing interest in bazaar motorists quality used cars middle and upper classes, extending Prague retail space, but also opening the first branch outside Prague Auto ESA in Pardubice.

"From the results we can see that the branch in Pardubice, which we opened at the turn of the year, quickly integrating into the network structure of car dealerships ESA. Expansion we have planned for this year, allowing an increase in retail space and expanding the range of quality used cars," said Tomas Svoboda from Auto ESA.

He added that the increased interest of motorists autobazaar ESA also contributed to the quality certification of the German TÜV NORD, which the company acquired Auto ESA first bazaar in the territory of the Czech Republic, both for all Prague as well as the newly opened Pardubicebranch.

And what kind of cars most high?

The increase in sales recorded during the period in all categories tracked vehicles. Remains the best-selling brand Skoda (+17 percent). From the perspective of the individual models are then Skoda Octavia II, Skoda Fabia I, Skoda Octavia I, Ford Mondeo, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Passat. "The signs, however, experienced the sharpest increase in Volkswagen cars, and by as much as 45 percent, very interesting is also a big boost for the Ford brand," said Svoboda.

Hit early this year, however, in his words also remain combi cars, whose sales increased by 42 percent. The best-selling cars remain lower middle class (+18 percent), however, reduces customer demand for small cars (+16 percent) and an increased interest in the middle-class cars (+32 percent) and upper middle class and luxuryautomobiles (+22 percent).

Best-selling family car MPV remains the Ford S-Max, the ranking is dominated by Hyundai SantaFe SUV. As for the choice of engines, moving increasingly interested motorists to diesels. While last year it sold 59 percent of cars with diesel engine and gasoline with 41 percent, and this year it's 62 percent diesel and only 38 percent of vehicles equipped with gasoline engines.

And what are the plans for this year?

This year, Auto ESA to continue the planned expansion into other regions of the Czech Republic and to the evolution of the market is about to open another one or two branches. The total number of traded cars should in 2013 for the first time to overcome the limit of 20,000 cars.

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