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It’s still not looking good in Romania this month, with new car sales down 31% year-on-year in September to 4,736 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 49,128 units, down 12% on 2011. The Dacia Logan leads the way for the 97th consecutive month with a so-so 15.9% market share and 752 sales, figures that should get a boost when the second generation of the model goes on sale locally in November. Both the Skoda Octavia (5.6%) and Dacia Duster (3.9%) lodge shares below their 2012 year-to-date level.
Dacia Lodgy. Picture by L’Argus, all rights reserved.
The Renault Symbol is up 4 spots on August to land at #4 with 181 units and 3.8%, it is followed by the Ford Focus up 2 to #5 and now #4 year-to-date at 3% share and the Ford Fiesta stable at #6. Solid month for the Toyota Yaris up 5 ranks to #12 and the Hyundai i20 up 7 to #13. The VW Up! and Dacia Lodgy both break into the Romanian Top 20 for the very first time, respectively at #14 with 65 sales and 1.4% (+12) and #20 with 54 units and 1.1% (+34).
Further down, notice also the Peugeot 208 breaking into the Top 30 for the first time, up 21 spots to #24 at 46 sales and 1%, the BMW X5 up 5 to #29, the Nissan Micra up a massive 50 ranks to #30 with 37 units and 0.8% and the Mercedes GLK up 30 spots to #40 at 31 sales and 0.7%.
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Full September 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.