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Thanks to Kalo, Bulgaria is receiving lots of attention this year. A month ago I described how Great Wall, now the first Chinese manufacturer to have initiated production in Europe in Lovech, Bulgaria, managed to climb within the Top 10 most successful brands in the country over the first 6 months of 2012. Well in July Great Wall does even better: it is up to #8 with 111 sales and 5.4% and only 4 units from the 6th spot! Opel is indeed #6 with 114 sales followed by Chevrolet at 113…
It now seems reasonable to expect Great Wall to enter within the Top 5 favourite brands in Bulgaria before the end of 2012… Over the first 7 months of 2012, Great Wall has sold 627 units in Bulgaria (4.5% and #10), including 226 Steed, 220 Voleex C10 and 181 Hover. Ford tops the brands ranking in July with 214 sales and 10.3% vs. 6.7% year-to-date. Volkswagen is down to #2 with 194 units and 9.4% just above Toyota at 192 and 9.3%. Year-to-date, VW still leads by far with 1,498 sales and 10.7% followed by Toyota at 1,243 and 8.9% and Dacia at 1,053 and 7.5%.
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Full July 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.