Czech Car of the Year 2018 knows its winner. The title was won by Škoda Karoq, who just defeated the silver BMW 5. Bronze medail beats the Opel Insignia, Kia Stinger ranked 4th and Subaru Impreza fifth.
The secretary of the Association of Automobile Importers Josef Pokorný commented on ČT 24 about the development of vehicle registrations in 2017. What did car sales mean for a new record?
Czech Car of the Year 2018 goes to it’s final day. For the title fight (in alphabetical order): BMW 5, Kia Stinger, Opel Insignia, Subaru Impreza and Škoda Karoq. Besides the main competition, the jury also votes the most interesting Technical Innovations of last year.
Czech Car of the Year 2018 poll has passed final test rides and the jury has received ballot papers for the 2nd round of the competition. Their voices must be handed over to the organizers by 22 December 2017.
The Prague Automotive Community, including jury members of the Car of the Year 2018, met on Friday 24th November in Čertousy near Prague to test the candidate cars of the competition. The jury will vote at the end of November 2017. Two cars were excluded from the list just two days before the elections.
The secretary of the Car Importers’ Union Josef Pokorny reported to journalists the statistics of registration of vehicles in the period January – September 2017. In September the registrations grew only slightly, but they are still on a record year-round.
Registration of new passenger cars in the CR remained at last year’s level in August, but statistics showed a larger share of SUVs and gasoline engines. New car registrations grew by 7.25% compared to the period 1-8 / 2016 (from 172,768 to 185,292 units, ie 12,524 items), and remained almost at last year’s level in August.
In the period 1-6 / 2017, a total of 144,451 new passenger cars, 9,292 light commercial vehicles, 385 buses, 4,960 trucks and 9,618 motorcycles were registered in the Czech Republic.
New car registrations increased by 10.04% over the period 1-5 / 2017 (from 107,064 units in 2016 to 117,817 units, ie by 10,753 pieces). In May, 27,009 vehicles were registered, which is historically the highest monthly value, SDA Secretary Josef Pokorny said.
Czech new cars registrations grew by 9.77% this year, compared to the period 1-4 / 2016 (from 82 729 to 90 808 pieces, ie 8 079 pieces). In April, there was a slight decrease of 1.65% due to fewer working days, SDA Secretary Josef Pokorný said.
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