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Croatia Full Year 2011: Skoda Octavia best-seller for the first time December 2011: VW monopolises the podium!

Skoda Octavia

* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

Car sales in Croatia are down 20% in December to 2,876 registrations, bringing the final 2011 total to 41,561 units, up 8% on 2010. In December, the Croatian models ranking looks like Germany with Volkswagen managing the incredible feat of placing 3 models onto the podium: the Golf is #1 for the first time ever in the country with 119 sales and 4.6% and is followed by the Polo at 4% and the Passat at 3.5%...

VW Golf

Over the full year 2011, the Skoda Octavia becomes the best-selling car in the country for the first time, breaking 6 consecutive years of Opel Astra domination and 7 consecutive years of Opel domination, the Corsa being #1 in 2004... It sells 1,864 units for a 4.5% market share, up 60% on last year. What seemed like a fluke at the start of the year with Octavia sales boosted by Croatian Police orders has actually translated into a year-long trend.

VW Polo

2011 was a turbulent year with no less than 7 models taking the lead in the monthly rankings: the Octavia did it 5 times, the Hyundai i30 twice and the Opel Astra, Corsa, VW Polo, Passat and Golf all did it once... The VW Polo manages to pass the Opel Astra this year by limiting its fall to 4% at 1,754 sales and 4.2% vs. 1,723 and 4.1% for the Astra, down 23%. Below, the Opel Corsa and VW Golf both drop one spot to #4 (-3%) and #5 (+4%) respectively. Boosted by excellent summer sales, the Hyundai i30 is up a massive 57% and 5 spots to #6 with 1,301 sales and 3.1%.

Hyundai i30

There are 4 newcomers in the 2011 Croatian Top 20: the VW Passat is by far the most succesful, landing directly at #8 with 1,241 sales and 3% share, followed by the Citroen C4 at #11 and 2.3%, the Citroen C3 at #18 and the Renault Fluence at #20.

Previous month: Croatia November 2011: VW Polo now #2 year-to-date

Previous year: Croatia Full Year 2010: VW Polo or Opel Corsa #1?

Full Year 2011 Top 20 and December 2011 Top 15 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. JJ
    March 2nd, 2012 at 22:18 | #1

    If you add Megane + Fluence then you will have no1 selling compact.

  2. STAC
    January 8th, 2012 at 11:44 | #2


    1)Ah ok, je viens de regarder sur net! La Lacetti se vend mieux que la Cruze, c’est très étonnant!!!!!

    2)On verra… En fait je ne les ai pas encore eu (bientôt reçu dans 1-2 semaines), je les ai trouvé sur le site! C’est la 1ère fois que j’aurai cette hors série spéciale! Je ne les connais pas, donc je ne sais pas si je pourrai scanner combien de page, si c’est trop long, donc je pourrai te donner tous les chiffres par mail. Car ces magazines sont très chères (20€ tout compris).
    Bon je t’expliquerai par mail.

    je ne sais pas si tu as eu mon dernier mail cette semaine.
    à très bientôt

  3. STAC
    January 7th, 2012 at 12:34 | #3

    La Lacetti n’est elle pas une Cruze ???

    Matt: pour info j’ai trouvé 3 l’argus “salon” qui ont les statistiques, les chiffres d’immatriculations, etc… dans les années 80 et 92.
    Bon courage, à très bientôt.

    • matgasnier
      January 7th, 2012 at 12:50 | #4

      Salut STAC!
      Non la Lacetti est toujours en vente en Croatie avec la Cruze qui a d’ailleurs disparu du Top 20 alors que la Lacetti y est reste!
      Cool pour les Argus: tu peux les scanner et me les emailer?
      A bientot

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