Dacia Logan MCV. Picture by t-zajac, all rights reserved.
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The Romanian new car market is definitely see-sawing this year: After gaining 86% in January, 27% in February, 29% in March but losing 13% in April, it is down another 9% in May to 7,745 units. All in all the year-to-date total is still largely in positive at +12% to 26,017 registrations. The Dacia Logan is getting back in shape at 1,487 sales and 19.2%, its strongest volume and market share so far in 2012. At #2 with 542 units and 7% the Skoda Octavia delivers its strongest market share since last August and passes the Dacia Duster, down to 4.1% in May, in the 2012 year-to-date ranking.
The next 3 models all have an outstanding month: the Renault Symbol is up 7 spots on last month to #4 with 313 sales and 4%, the Chevrolet Aveo is also up 7 to #5 at 236 units and 3% and the Dacia Sandero is up 22 to #6 with 213 sales and 2.8%. There is still no trace of the Dacia Lodgy in the Romanian ranking… Other great performers this month include the Opel Astra up 5 ranks to #8, the Toyota Auris up to #19, the Volvo S40 up to #32, Renault Twingo up to #33 and Fiat Linea up to #34.
Previous month: Romania April 2012: Suzuki SX4 and VW Jetta hit record heights
One year ago: Romania May 2011: Dacia Logan at 23% share
Full May 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.