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Romania March 2011: Skoda Octavia & Dacia Duster very strong

April 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Car sales in Romania are down 6% in March at 3,793 registrations, but still up 10% year-to-date at 9,679. The Top 4 stays unchanged, however each model behaves very differently: the Dacia Logan is down 5 percentage points on February at 15.7% share and 595 sales…

…the Skoda Octavia delivers its best market share (ever?) at 8.8% and 332 sales, and the Dacia Duster is above 5% share for only the second time ever in Romania at 5.1% this month with 192 units. The VW Golf stays very strong at 4.1%, followed by the VW Passat, in very good shape at 2.8%. The Renault Fluence is back in the Top 10 at #9 (2.2%).

Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Romania February 2011: Dacia Logan & Skoda Octavia up

March 15, 2011 4 comments

The Romanian car market is up 22% in February but stays very limited at 3,238 registrations. Only four models sell more than 100 units this month and the Top 4 stays unchanged. The Dacia Logan gains 6 percentage points on January at 21% share but is still way below its 2010 level (26.2%).

The Skoda Octavia is almost 2 percentage points above its 2010 share at an excellent 7.5% and 243 sales. The Dacia Duster seems to have found its place on the podium, 3rd again this month at 4.4%, ahead of the VW Golf at 3.3%. The Skoda Fabia shines in 5th (2.9%).

Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Romania: 1969-2009 Historical Data now available

February 20, 2011 3 comments

The Dacia Logan is Romania’s best selling car since 2005, as the Dacia 1300 was from 1969 to 2000.

Witness the launch of the Dacia Logan in September 2004, instantly grabbing 33% of the market and growing to 44% share in 2005-2006. Watch the success of the Dacia SupeRNova and Solenza in the early 00’s, and follow the three decade-long domination of the Dacia 1300/1310, a rebadged Renault 12…

Click on ‘Read more’ below for the direct links to these 11 new posts.

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Romania January 2011: Logan at 15%, Passat #7

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Traditionally the weakest month of the year in Romania, January sales are however up 24% at 2,648 registrations. The Dacia Logan is 11 percentage points below its 2010 market share at 15.1%, followed by the Skoda Octavia (5.7%) and a Dacia Duster (4.6%) consolidating its presence on the podium.

Below the VW Golf (3.2%), the Dacia Sandero is also doing well in 5th with 2.7% share, and the new VW Passat gains 8 spots over its 2010 ranking in 7th place with 2.4%. The Suzuki Alto is #14 and the BMW X5 is #19.

Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Romania Full Year 2010: Logan at 26.2%, Duster #4

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

In 2010, the Romanian car market slowed down by 19% at 94,541 registrations, but the trend should reverse in 2011 as the year’s last months were up (December is at +10%).

The Dacia Logan is the best selling car in Romania for the 6th consecutive year, and is still extremely strong in its native country at 26.2% market share, only a slight decrease on ’09. It reached its best share in April at 38.5%. The Skoda Octavia (5.9%, best share in June at 7.3%) and Renault Symbol (4.1%) complete the podium.

Launched in May, the Dacia Duster managed an excellent 4th position over the Full Year at 3,575 sales and 3.8%. It is #3 in December and peaked at 8.8% in August. The Opel Astra is safely above the VW Golf in this market. The Dacia Sandero hasn’t managed to climb higher than #8 in the Full Year ranking at 2.6%.

Full Year 2010 Top 40 and December Top 30: see below.

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Romania November 2010: Logan close to 30%

December 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Very healthy Romanian market in November: up 35% year-on year at 11,440 registrations, however the year-to-date figure is still down 22% at 82,069.

The Dacia Logan is in very good shape again this month at 29.5% market share, a level it has attained a few times this year which is still very impressive considering the car hasn’t changed that much in the last 6 years.

Behind a Skoda Octavia stable at 6%, the Renault Symbol delivers a very strong month in 3rd at 5% (4.1% YTD). Thanks to a solid 4.3% November share, the Dacia Duster passes the Opel Astra in the YTD ranking to land 4th.

Full Top 30 Ranking table below.

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Romania October 2010: 3 Dacias in Top 4!

November 24, 2010 Leave a comment

The Romanian market is starting to recover from a catastrophic start in 2010 (-85% in January vs. ’09!): October is at +9% with 8,281 sales, with the Year-to-date figure still down 27% with 70,629 registrations.

No surprises on top: the Dacia Logan is king with 27.7% of the market, very close to its YTD figure (18,960 sales at 26.8%). The Skoda Octavia is very solid in #2 with 6.7% (YTD: 4,375 sales and 6.2%) and was #2 in 6 out of the last 8 months.

Dacia places its 3 models in the Top 4 this month: the Duster is 3rd with 4.6% (#5 YTD at 3.7%). Its best month-to-date is August at #2 and 8.8%. The Sandero is 4th with 3.7%, which actually is its best month of the year: it has failed to shine up until now with a weak 8th spot YTD at 2.5%.

Very strong in 5th is the Renault Symbol, #3 YTD at 3.9%, it even spent 3 months above 5% market share this year. The Astra, Golf and Aveo follow. Exceptional performance of the Hyundai ix35: 11th in October (up from 30th in September) with 1.8% of the market.

Full Top 30 ranking table below.

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