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Romania 1998-2000: Dacia 1310’s last years of domination

1999 Dacia 1310 (aka ‘Berlina’ or ‘Clasic’)

The Dacia 1310 celebrates its 30th year on top of Romanian car sales in 1998 with 56,249 ‘Berlinas’ (sedans) and 16,027 ‘Breaks’ (station wagons) sold for a total market share of 63.1%… The new Dacia Nova fails to threaten this domination at #3 with just 11,910 sales (10.3%). The Skoda Felicia is the best selling import at #7, however with only 0.7% of the market…

Restyled in 1999, the Dacia 1310 is stable that year at 46.1% share for the Berlina and 16.9% for the Break for a total market share of 63%. The locally produced Daewoo Tico follows at 8.1% and the Dacia Nova is #4 at 7.6%. There are no imports in the Top 10 this year, with Daewoo and ARO monopolising the next 6 spots.

2000 is the last year the Dacia 1310, renamed Clasic, holds the pole position in Romania. It does so with 35,422 sales or 48.9% of the market, ahead of the Nova at 7.3% and the Tico ay 6.6%. Exceptional performance of the Renault Megane, the best of only 3 imports in the Top 10, landing in 5th place with 2,938 sales (4.4%), the other two imports being the Renault Clio (#8 with 1,234 sales) and Skoda Octavia (#10 with 911 sales).

Full Year 1998, 1999 and 2000 Ranking Tables below.

Romania Full Year 1998:

Pos Model 1998 % Pos
1 Dacia Berlina 56,249 48.5% 1
2 Dacia Break 16,927 14.6% 2
3 Dacia Nova 11,910 10.3% 3
4 Daewoo Tico 9,262 8.0% 4
5 Daewoo Cielo 8,562 7.4% 5
6 ARO 24 1,158 1.0% 6
7 Skoda Felicia 829 0.7% 7
8 Daewoo Nubira 758 0.7% 8
9 Daewoo Leganza 577 0.5% 9
10 Ford Mondeo 560 0.5% 10
11 VW Polo Classic 451 0.4% 11
12 VW Passat 369 0.3% 12
13 Skoda Octavia 356 0.3% 13
14 Daewoo Matiz 310 0.3% 14
15 VW Golf 241 0.2% 15

Romania Full Year 1999:

Pos Model 1999 % 99/98 1998 % Pos
1 Dacia Berlina 44,774 46.1% -20.4% 56,249 48.5% 1
2 Dacia Break 16,453 16.9% -2.8% 16,927 14.6% 2
3 Daewoo Tico 7,873 8.1% -15.0% 9,262 8.0% 4
4 Dacia Nova 7,384 7.6% -38.0% 11,910 10.3% 3
5 Daewoo Cielo 5,805 6.0% -32.2% 8,562 7.4% 5
6 Daewoo Matiz 3,412 3.5% 999.0% 310 0.3% 14
7 Daewoo Nubira 1,457 1.5% 92.2% 758 0.7% 8
8 Daewoo Leganza 812 0.8% 40.7% 577 0.5% 9
9 ARO 24 638 0.7% -44.9% 1,158 1.0% 6
10 ARO 10 579 0.6% 185.2% 203 0.2% 16
11 VW Passat 463 0.5% 25.5% 369 0.3% 12
12 Skoda Felicia 451 0.5% -45.6% 829 0.7% 7
13 Skoda Octavia 381 0.4% 7.0% 356 0.3% 13
14 Renault Megane 353 0.4% 256.6% 99 0.1%
15 VW Golf 314 0.3% 30.3% 241 0.2% 15
16 Peugeot 206 296 0.3% 854.8% 31 0.0%
17 Opel Vectra 279 0.3% 155.9% 109 0.1%
18 Ford Mondeo 276 0.3% -50.7% 560 0.5% 10
19 Opel Astra 219 0.2% 180.8% 78 0.1%
20 VW Polo Classic 218 0.2% -51.7% 451 0.4% 11

Romania Full Year 2000:

Pos Model 2000 % 00/99 1999 % Pos
1 Dacia Clasic (Berlina+Break) 32,422 48.9% -47% 61,227 63.0% 1
2 Dacia Nova 4,815 7.3% -35% 7,384 7.6% 3
3 Daewoo Tico 4,344 6.6% -45% 7,873 8.1% 2
4 Daewoo Matiz 3,249 4.9% -5% 3,412 3.5% 5
5 Renault Megane 2,938 4.4% 732% 353 0.4% 13
6 Daewoo Cielo 2,738 4.1% -53% 5,805 6.0% 4
7 Dacia SupeRNova 2,164 3.3% new 0 0.0%
8 Renault Clio 1,234 1.9% 1638% 71 0.1%
9 Daewoo Nubira 924 1.4% -37% 1,457 1.5% 6
10 Skoda Octavia 911 1.4% 139% 381 0.4% 12
11 VW Passat 557 0.8% 20% 463 0.5% 10
12 Peugeot 206 532 0.8% 80% 296 0.3% 15
13 ARO 24 497 0.7% -22% 638 0.7% 8
14 Skoda Felicia 480 0.7% 6% 451 0.5% 11
15 Fiat Punto 469 0.7% 133% 201 0.2% 20
16 VW Bora 440 0.7% 210% 142 0.1%
17 VW Golf 382 0.6% 22% 314 0.3% 14
18 Ford Focus 376 0.6% 382% 78 0.1%

Source: APIA

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