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Albania 2011 UPDATED: The land of luxury SUVs

April 28, 2011 5 comments

Range Rover

* Many thanks to Matthias from Germany who made this post’s update possible! *

The Albanian car market is very particular, with as much as 1 in every 3 cars in circulation in Tirana and Durres second-hand Mercedes. The best selling new cars are also unique: a mix of luxury SUV’s dominated by the Range Rover, BMW X5, Mercedes M-Class, Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport and Mercedes GL-Class!

Only then normal passenger cars follow, among them the Chevrolet Aveo, Fiat Punto, VW Golf and Opel Corsa. A few models have Albania as their only European port of call like the VW Gol, Chery QQ and Toyota Avanza… So a very interesting market indeed.

This rough speculation is based on Matthias’s observations in the streets of Tirana and Durres. Thanks again Matthias!

More pictures below.

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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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