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Bulgaria June 2015: Renault Captur confirms leadership

July 27th, 2015 No comments

Renault Captur Bulgaria June 2015The Renault Captur is #1 in Bulgaria for the 2nd straight month.

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New car sales in Bulgaria are up a whopping 23% year-on-year in June to an estimated 3.220 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 14.607 units, up 11% on 2014. Renault overtakes its low-cost counterpart Dacia to take the lead of the brands ranking at 12.5% share vs. 9.3% for Dacia and is now threatening the French-Romanian brand for the year-to-date pole position at 1.763 units (+54%) vs. 1.788 (+8%). Volkswagen and Skoda round up the Top 4 as they have done so far in 2015. In the models ranking, the Renault Captur manages a 2nd consecutive (and ever) month on top thanks to 147 sales and 4.6% share above the Dacia Dokker, Kia Cee’d and Nissan Qashqai. Notice also the Great Wall Steed up 17 spots to #7, the Nissan X-Trail up 47 to #24 and the Lada Niva up 32 to #25.

Previous month: Bulgaria May 2015: First market to crown Renault Captur

One year ago: Bulgaria June 2015: Dacia Dokker back in charge

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Bulgaria May 2015: First market to crown Renault Captur

June 26th, 2015 No comments

Renault Captur Bulgaria May 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Captur is the best-selling vehicle in Bulgaria this month.

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The Bulgarian new car market is up a very dynamic 13% year-on-year to an estimated 2.438 registrations in May, lifting the year-to-date total up 8% to 11.387 units. Sales data for Bulgaria is always to be taken with a pinch of salt as a significant part (a rumoured 30%) go straight to re-export to other European countries and never sees domestic roads. Brand-wise, Dacia continues to dominate with 13.7% but parent-brand Renault is ssnapping at its heels with a very strong 13.4% share in May. Volkswagen (10.4%) returns to the podium above Skoda, Ford (both at 8.4%) and Nissan (5.7%).

Over on the models ranking, we witness a world first this month in Bulgaria which becomes the first country in the world to crown the Renault Captur in a monthly ranking thanks to 156 sales and 6.4% share vs. 146 and 6% for the year-to-date leader: the Dacia Dokker. Again this performance may have been boosted by re-export sales. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai up to #3, the VW Passat up to #7, Peugeot 308 up to #9 and the Citroen C4 Cactus up to #31.

Previous month: Bulgaria April 2015: Renault/Dacia monopolises Top 4

One year ago: Bulgaria May 2014: Skoda Octavia takes the lead

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Bulgaria April 2015: Renault/Dacia monopolises Top 4

May 19th, 2015 No comments

Dacia Sandero Bulgaria April 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Sandero is back up to #4 in Bulgaria in April.

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The Bulgarian new car market is up 3% year-on-year in April to an estimated 2.460 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8.949 units, up 7% on 2014. As a reminder Bulgarian sales data is always to be taken with a pinch of salt as a large portion of new car sales in the country never make it to local roads but are re-exported elsewhere in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon. In this context, Dacia maintains its stranglehold on Bulgarian sales with a very strong 15.8% market share this month (12.8% year-to-date) above Renault (11.7%) and Skoda (8.3%), replicating the 2015 year-to-date podium. Volkswagen, Toyota and Ford follow. Model-wise, this month the Renault Group monopolises the Top 4 with the Dacia Dokker at its traditional pole position (6.5% share) followed by the Renault Clio, Captur and Dacia Sandero.

Previous month: Bulgaria March 2015: Dacia Dokker leads, Lada Niva in Top 10

One year ago: Bulgaria April 2014: Dacia Dokker reaffirms leadership

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Bulgaria March 2015: Dacia Dokker leads, Lada Niva in Top 10

April 14th, 2015 No comments

Dacia Dokker Bulgaria March 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Dokker

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The Bulgarian new car market is up an estimated 14% year-on-year in March to 2,694 registrations, bringing the first quarter total to an estimated 6,489 units, up 8% on 2014. The Renault Group places its two brands atop both the March and first quarter sales charts: Dacia leads with 351 units and 13% ahead of Renault at 336 and 12.5% in March, 766 and 749 respectively over the first 3 months of 2015. Toyota rounds up the podium at 9.7% followed by Ford at 9.1% and Skoda at 7.3%. Local manufacturer Great Wall is stuck at a paltry 18th spot with just 35 sales, down 57% over Q1 2015…

Renault Captur Bulgaria March 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Captur is #4 in Bulgaria in March.

In the models ranking, the Dacia Dokker has now well and truly grabbed the reins of the sales charts with 222 sales and 8.2% share in March, almost double any other nameplate on sale in the country. The Renault Clio IV is up to 2nd place with 118 units, just above the Ford Fiesta at 110 and the Renault Captur at 106. Excellent performance of the Toyota Auris at #7, Lada Niva at #9 and Renault Fluence at #11. As a reminder Bulgarian sales data is always to be taken with a pinch of salt as a large portion of new car sales in the country never make it to local roads but are re-exported elsewhere in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon.

Previous month: Bulgaria February 2015: 3 Dacias in Top 4

One year ago: Bulgaria March 2014: Renault Clio and Nissan Qashqai on top

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Bulgaria February 2015: 3 Dacias in Top 4

March 11th, 2015 No comments

Dacia Dokker Lodgy Bulgaria February 2015The Dacia Dokker is back atop the Bulgarian models ranking.

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The Bulgarian new car market stabilises in February at -2% year-on-year to an estimated 1,892 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 3,795 deliveries, up 4% on 2014. First the usual caveat to Bulgarian data which are significantly skewed by re-exports to other European Union countries. A large portion of new deliveries never makes it to local roads – as much as 30% – thanks to Bulgaria displaying some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon. Dacia resumes its domination with 273 sales and 14.4% share this month, lifting the brand up to #1 year-to-date also at 10.9%. The French-Romanian brand places 3 models in the Top 4 this month: leader in 2013 and 2014, the Dokker is back to pole position in February with 4.6% share, the Duster ranks #3 with 4% and the Sandero is #4 at 3.3%. Skoda monopolises the remaining two spots in the Top 5 with the Octavia at #2 (but #1 year-to-date) and the Rapid at #5.

Previous month: Bulgaria January 2015: Renault Master surprise leader

One year ago: Bulgaria February 2014: Ford Fiesta #1, Great Wall Haval H6 almost in Top 10

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Bulgaria January 2015: Renault Master surprise leader

February 11th, 2015 No comments

Renault Master Bulgaria January 2015Renault Master

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Excellent start of the year for new car sales in Bulgaria, up 11% to an estimated 1,903 deliveries. First the usual caveat to Bulgarian data which are significantly skewed by re-exports to other European Union countries. A large portion of new deliveries never makes it to local roads – as much as 30% – thanks to Bulgaria displaying some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon. In this context, Renault triumphs this month with 275 sales and 14.5% share, over 25% of which being an exceptionally high score from the Renault Master, #1 in the models ranking with 123 sales and 6.5% vs. 262 sales and 1% over the FY2014. This sounds very much like a re-export order. The Skoda Octavia ranks #2 like last year and the Renault Captur is up to a brilliant third spot above the Clio and the Dacia Sandero. Leader in 2013 and 2014, the Dacia Dokker is down to #8 this month.

Previous post: Bulgaria Full Year 2014: Dacia Dokker tops again, Skoda Octavia #2

One year ago: Bulgaria January 2014: Nissan Qashqai and Ford Fiesta impress

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Bulgaria Full Year 2014: Dacia Dokker tops again, Octavia #2

January 15th, 2015 No comments

Dacia Dokker Bulgaria 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Dokker is the best-selling nameplate in Bulgaria in 2014.

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The Bulgarian new car market is up 7% year-on-year in 2014 to an estimated 25,939 registrations. Dacia accentuates its domination of the market with sales up 23% to 3,085 units, almost reaching 12% market share. It is followed by Volkswagen and Toyota keeping their ranking vs. 2013, while Skoda (+20%) and Renault (+19%) both advance one spot and Ford (+61%) gains two. A caveat to these results: Bulgaria sales are skewed by re-exports to other European Union countries, with a large portion of new deliveries never making it to local roads – as much as 30% – thanks to Bulgaria displaying some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon.

Over in the models ranking the Dacia Dokker is up a splendid 30% on an already winning year in 2013 to top the charts for the 2nd consecutive year, becoming the only nameplate to sell over 1.000 units this year in Bulgaria (1,224). The Skoda Octavia gains even more ground at +61% in 2nd place, knocking the Nissan Qashqai down to #3. The Ford Fiesta is up 80% to #4, the Renault Captur up 122% to #7, the Skoda Rapid up 134% to #9 and the Toyota Corolla up 204% to #10.

Previous month: Bulgaria November 2014: Peugeot Boxer shoots up

One year ago (1): Bulgaria Full Year 2013: Now onto real sales data… (EXCLUSIVE)

One year ago (2): Bulgaria Full Year 2013: Dacia Dokker surprise leader

Two years ago: Bulgaria Full Year 2012: Last year at #1 for the Dacia Logan MCV?

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Bulgaria November 2014: Peugeot Boxer shoots up

December 25th, 2014 No comments

Peugeot Boxer Bulgaria November 2014Peugeot Boxer

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New car sales in Bulgaria are down 5% year-on-year in November to an estimated 2,063 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 23,498 units, still up 6% on 2013. Brand-wise, Dacia reclaims the top spot off Toyota for just 4 sales and 211 deliveries and 10.2% share vs. 207 and 10% for the Japanese manufacturer. Skoda is strong in third position and 9.1% share, passing Renault to move up to #4 year-to-date. The Dacia Dokker is back to the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to 110 units and 5.3% share, adding up to 1,094 and 4.7% so far in 2014 with just one month to go. The Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Octavia follow like in the 2014 ranking, while the Peugeot Boxer shoots up to #4 vs. #23 YTD, the Ford Focus is up to #5 vs. #14, the Toyota Auris up to #7 vs. #19 and the Renault Master up to #9 vs. #25. Further down, the Lexus NX is up 14 ranks on October to #36, already becoming the brand’s best-seller in Bulgaria year-to-date thanks to 30 sales, and the Nissan Pulsar makes its reappearance in the ranking at #86.

A caveat to these results is the fact that Bulgaria sales figures are skewed by re-exports to other European Union countries, with a large portion of new car sales in the country never making it to local roads – as much as 30% – thanks to Bulgaria displaying some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon.

Previous month: Bulgaria October 2014: Skoda Octavia shines, Dacia Dokker #1 YTD

One year ago: Bulgaria November 2013: Nissan Qashqai and Great Wall Voleex C10 shine

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Bulgaria October 2014: Skoda Octavia shines, Dokker #1 YTD

November 25th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Octavia Bulgaria October 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Skoda Octavia is the most popular vehicle in Bulgaria in October. Or is it?

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An estimated 2.177 new cars found a buyer in October in Bulgaria, up 3% on October 2013 and bringing the year-to-date total to 21.435 units, up 8% on 2013. Bulgaria sales figures however are skewed by re-exports to other European Union countries, with a large portion of new car sales in the country never making it to local roads – as much as 30% – thanks to Bulgaria displaying some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon. So the best-sellers in the monthly rankings are only hypothetical. Toyota becomes the #1 brand in October thanks to a round 10% with Dacia, Renault (both at 9.6%), Skoda (9%) and Volkswagen (8.8%) following. The Skoda Octavia jumps to pole position thanks to 113 units sold for a 5.2% market share, however the Dacia Dokker – down to #2 in October – remains the best-seller YTD ahead of the Nissan Qashqai. The Renault Captur (#4 in October) is now only 5 units below the Clio YTD. Notice also the Toyota Corolla up to #6, the Peugeot Boxer up to #7 and Renault Master up to #13, as well as the Lexus NX landing directly in 50th place with 14 sales.

Previous month: Bulgaria September 2014: Dacia Dokker and Duster on top

One year ago: Bulgaria October 2013: Nissan Qashqai #1, Dacia Dokker leads year-to-date

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Bulgaria September 2014: Dacia Dokker and Duster on top

October 13th, 2014 3 comments

Dacia Dokker Bulgaria September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Dokker

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The Bulgarian new car market is up 3% year-on-year in September to an estimated 2,050 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 19,258 units, up 8% on 2013. One thing to remember is that sales data for Bulgaria is skewed by re-exports to other European Union countries, with a large portion of new car sales in the country never making it to local roads – as much as 30% – thanks to Bulgaria displaying some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon. Dacia cements its domination in the country and shoots up to a magnificent 16.7% market share this month thanks to 342 sales, adding up to 2,351 and 12.2% year-to-date. It places the Dokker (6.4%) and Duster (4.8%) atop the models ranking. Skoda (9.7%), Ford (9%), Toyota (8%) and Volkswagen (7.7%) follow. The Ford Mondeo jumps to #5 while the Opel Astra is up to #7, Renault Master up to #8 and Great Wall Stead up to #14.

Previous post: Bulgaria July 2014: Ford Fiesta and Nissan Qashqai in control

One year ago: Bulgaria September 2013: Renault Clio IV and Captur on podium

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