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Bulgaria November 2012: Last hurrah for the Dacia Logan MCV?

Dacia Logan MCV

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Thanks to Kaloyan it looks like Bulgaria could become a monthly fixture on BSCB with an all-models ranking available for only the third time ever on here! Great to see some countries becoming transparent... An estimated 2,189 new vehicles found a buyer in Bulgaria in November, bringing the year-to-date total to 22,291 units, keeping in mind around 25% get unofficially re-exported to neighbouring countries. After hitting an amazing 2nd spot last month in the brands ranking, Chinese carmaker Great Wall, now assembling cars locally, is back to a more reasonable but still impressive #6 with 129 sales and 5.9% and is now #7 year-to-date. Volkswagen keeps the lead at 271 units and 12.4% while Dacia is up 4 spots to #2 with an outstanding 245 sales and 11.2%, ahead of Toyota (8.6%) and Skoda (7.5%).

Great Wall Steed

Potentially in runout mode as the model is soon to be discontinued, the Dacia Logan MCV is more dominant than ever in the models ranking with a huge 131 sales for a 6% market share vs. 3.4% year-to-date. The VW Caddy shines and takes the 2nd spot at 62 units and 2.8%, followed by the Ford Fiesta, Great Wall Steed and Toyota Auris all at 2.6% and the Kia Sportage at 2.4%. Boosted by the arrival of the new model, the Dacia Logan sedan is up to #7 with 50 sales and 2.3% vs. #24 year-to-date. Notice also the Great Wall Voleex C10 down 6 spots to #9.

2013 Dacia Logan

Other great performers in Bulgaria this month include the Skoda Citigo up 34 spots to a fantastic 14th place, the Isuzu D-Max landing at #21, the Dacia Lodgy up 28 ranks to a best-ever #43 with 15 sales and the Ford B-Max up 86 to #105. No less than 4 all-new models make their first appearance in the Bulgarian ranking in November: the Citroen C-Elysee arrives directly at a shiny 36th place at 17 units, the Peugeot 301 ranks #51 with 13 sales, the Opel Mokka at #122 and the Skoda Rapid at #170.

Previous month: Bulgaria October 2012: Great Wall up to #2, places Voleex C10 & Steed on podium!

Original Great Wall post: Bulgaria 2011-2012: Where it all started for the Chinese in Europe

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  1. Madalina
    January 18th, 2013 at 19:03 | #1

    Waiting forward to seeing the top at the end of 2012. Nice work with this blog! Congratulations on behalf of me and my collegue, we follow your posts with genuine interest given that we do something similar at work. The amount of work here, on your blog, is impressive but keep doing the good work! :D

    • matgasnier
      January 18th, 2013 at 19:11 | #2

      Thank you so much for your praise Madalina, I really appreciate it!
      I hope you continue to enjoy the blog, and please do let me know if you think there are things I could do better on the site.
      Best,
      Matt

  2. Achtung
    December 14th, 2012 at 00:50 | #3

    Congratulations on the addition of a new member in the monthly rankings. Bulgaria is a test market for Chinese cars before the invasion into Western Europe :)

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