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Croatia April 2011: Opel Astra and VW Polo back in command

Opel Astra

The Croatian car market is up 33% in April at 4,153 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 14,641 units, up 21%. After 4 months of odd, Police-fleet induced Skoda Octavia domination, the ranking is back to its more traditional self this month, with the Opel Astra #1 at 192 sales, just one unit above the VW Polo at 191.

The Hyundai i30 rounds up the podium, up 16 spots on March with a strong 4.5% share, ahead of the VW Golf (4.2%) and Renault Megane (3.6%). The Skoda Octavia drops to 6th but is still #1 year-to-date by far at 6.8% share over the period. The VW Passat breaks into the Top 10 at #8, up 4 spots.

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  1. daniele
    January 24th, 2012 at 04:23 | #1

    ancora non ho questro mostro ma penso che sia la macchina piu bella al mondo PRESTO SARAI MIA

  2. Petar
    May 14th, 2011 at 18:52 | #2

    Petar :
    Hi Matt,
    this is an article about the police fleet additions in the first three months of 2011:
    http://www.automotorisport.hr/clanak/trziste-automobila-policiji-u-tri-mjeseca-cak-757-novih-vozila
    It says that the police bought 757 new cars. Most of them are Skoda Octavia, but there are also Toyota Land Cruiser jeeps.
    The number of Skoda Octavia cars might be 697, but the article doesn’t say so explicitly. It just mentions personal cars program as opposed to economic program (jeeps or trucks or vans) and motorbikes.
    Cheers,
    Petar

    Sorry,

    the jeeps are included into personal cars program. It says so in the article.

    Cheers,
    Petar

  3. Petar
    May 14th, 2011 at 18:50 | #3

    Hi Matt,

    this is an article about the police fleet additions in the first three months of 2011:
    http://www.automotorisport.hr/clanak/trziste-automobila-policiji-u-tri-mjeseca-cak-757-novih-vozila

    It says that the police bought 757 new cars. Most of them are Skoda Octavia, but there are also Toyota Land Cruiser jeeps.

    The number of Skoda Octavia cars might be 697, but the article doesn’t say so explicitly. It just mentions personal cars program as opposed to economic program (jeeps or trucks or vans) and motorbikes.

    Cheers,
    Petar

  4. Petar
    May 14th, 2011 at 04:13 | #4

    http://www.online-zagreb.hr/moj_zagreb/zagreb-hr/taxi-cammeo-usluge-na-zagrebackim-ulicama-od-travnja/

    The link says the three new taxi companies in Zagreb have already bought 150 Skoda Octavia cars. It was written in February 2011.

    The three taxi companies might be the mother company and its branches. I am not familiar with the other two companies, but from the context they should be branches or children companies.

    Cheers,
    Petar

  5. Petar
    May 14th, 2011 at 04:08 | #5

    “After 4 months of odd, Police-fleet induced Skoda Octavia domination, the ranking is back to its more traditional self this month”

    I came to an idea what an additional factor to Skoda Octavia domination might be.

    On April 22nd in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, an entirely new taxi company started to operate. All of their cars are Skoda Octavia. Now, the article below says that they started to operate with 76 vehicles (Skoda Octavia).

    http://www.dobrevijesti.info/kategorije-vijesti/auto-moto/5796-taxi-cammeo-zagreb-zapoeo-sa-radom

    My subjective impression is that there are more of these cars operated by the new taxi company, but anyway it is still a factor regardless of the final number.

    Cheers,
    Petar

    • matgasnier
      May 14th, 2011 at 12:40 | #6

      Hi Petar this is great information! I will make sure to include it in the posts.
      Thank you very much!
      cheers
      Matt

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