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Croatia August 2012: Skoda Fabia and Citroen C4 shine

Skoda Fabia

* NOW UPDATED with actuals for the Top 20 best-selling models! Click on title to see *

New car sales are traditionally slow during summer in Croatia but this August is taking it a little too far: at 1,727 units, the market is down a worrying 39% year-on-year and hits its lowest monthly result in over 10 years, since April 2001 exactly. Year-to-date, the market is down 17% on 2011 to 24,634 units. Keeping in mind that the models ranking takes into account the Top 20 year-to-date best-sellers only (and therefore don't include the Peugeot 208, #2 last month), the Opel Astra manages to hold the top spot for the 2nd consecutive month and the third time this year with 78 sales and 4.5%, reinforcing its 2012 year-to-date leadership at 987 units and 4%.

Citroen C4

The following 4 models all do exceptionally well this month: the Skoda Fabia is up 12 spots on July to a fantastic 2nd place with 70 sales and 4.1%, ahead of the Citroen C4 up 7 spots to #3 (its highest ranking anywhere in the world this month), ex-aequo with the Chevrolet Aveo up 11 ranks, with the Kia Cee'd down 2 spots to a still shiny 5th place vs. #14 year-to-date. Notice also the Peugeot 208 down 5 ranks to #7, the Kia Rio up 9 to #13 and the Hyundai i20 up to #14.

Previous month: Croatia July 2012: Opel Astra and Peugeot 208 on top

One year ago: Croatia August 2012: Hyundai i30 is the summer hit

Full August 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Luka
    September 15th, 2012 at 00:54 | #1

    I finally found more information for August in car magazine Auto Klub. To fill the top 20 table, it’s missing Peugeot 208 (48 cars), Hyundai i20 (35 cars), Kia Sportage (31 cars), Dacia Sandero (28 cars) and Citroen C3 (26 cars).

    • matgasnier
      September 15th, 2012 at 13:08 | #2

      Many thanks for this Luka! The article is now corrected on the site :)

  2. Luka
    September 6th, 2012 at 09:05 | #3

    Actually, this is the worst month in Croatia since April 2001 (best-selling month is still May 2001 with 10.013 new cars sold and such difference between two months was result of the new law). Interestingly, in August Mitsubishi sold 0 cars (33 in May), Mercedes just 6 (52 in July) and Fiat 16 cars (132 in May), while for example Audi sold 60 cars in August and 124 in July.

    • matgasnier
      September 6th, 2012 at 09:11 | #4

      Many thanks for this Luka – I have now amended my post.

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