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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

Full October 2014 Top 30 brands and Top 175 models Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full August & September 2014 Top 30 brands and Top 170 All-models Ranking Tables below.

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Bulgaria July 2014: Ford Fiesta and Nissan Qashqai in control

August 27th, 2014 5 comments

Nissan Qashqai Bulgaria July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan Qashqai

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New car sales in Bulgaria are down 2% year-on-year in July to 1,974 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still up on 2013 at an estimated 15,104 units, up 10%. Keep in mind Bulgarian sales data is always to be taken with a pinch of salt: a large portion of new car sales in the country never make it to local roads but are re-exported elsewhere in the European Union, given Bulgaria is home to some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon. In this context, Ford delivers a particularly strong month in July, jumping to pole position with 12.5% share and placing the Ford Fiesta in the lead of the models ranking at 7.2%. Volkswagen follows at 10.3% ahead of Nissan (7.6%), Dacia and Toyota (both at 7.5%).

Boosted by the new model, the Nissan Qashqai is the 2nd best-selling model in the country this month thanks to 80 sales and 4.1% share, with the Dacia Dokker rounding up the monthly podium but still in the lead year-to-date at 677 units and 4.5%. Notice also the Renault Captur up 10 spots on June to an excellent 4th position, the Kia Cee’d and Ford Focus both up 12 to #5 and #6 respectively, the Opel Astra up 17 to #7 and the Great Wall Steed maintaining itself inside the Top 10 at #9 vs. #22 year-to-date. Finally, the Peugeot 308 is up 53 ranks to #13. the Mazda CX-5 up 19 to #20 and the BMW X5 up 25 to #22.

Previous month: Bulgaria June 2014: Dacia Dokker back in charge

One year ago: Bulgaria July 2013: Toyota Auris and Kia Sportage on top

Full July 2014 Top 30 brands and Top 163 All-models Ranking Tables below.

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Bulgaria June 2014: Dacia Dokker back in charge

July 10th, 2014 1 comment

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

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The Bulgarian new car market is up 8% year-on-year in May to an estimated 2,624 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 13,130 units, up 12.5% on 2013. 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 European Union, given Bulgaria is home to some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon. Brand-wise, Dacia continues to reign supreme at 15.3% share, way above Toyota (9.1%), Volkswagen (8.8%), Renault (7.7%), Ford (7.6%) and Skoda (7.5%).

Great Wall Steed Bulgaria June 2014.-Picture-courtesy-of-Top-GearThe Great Wall Steed is back inside the Bulgarian Top 10.

In the models ranking, the Dacia Dokker reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to 183 sales and 7%, more than double any other vehicle in the country. The Skoda Octavia is knocked down to 2nd place but is up to #3 year-to-date below the Nissan Qashqai. Other great performers include the Toyota Yaris up 13 spots on May to #7, the Great Wall Steed up a huge 73 ranks to make its reappearance inside the Bulgarian Top 10 at #8, the VW Golf up 65 to #15 and the Toyota Aygo up 65 to #19.

Previous month: Bulgaria May 2014: Skoda Octavia takes the lead

One year ago: Bulgaria June 2013: Nissan Qashqai and Dacia Sandero dominate

Full June 2014 Top 179 models and Top 33 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Bulgaria May 2014: Skoda Octavia takes the lead

June 14th, 2014 1 comment

Skoda Octavia Bulgaria May 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruSkoda Octavia

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New car sales in Bulgaria are up 6% year-on-year in May to an estimated 2,163 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 10,506 units, up 14% on 2013. 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 European Union, given Bulgaria is home to some of the lowest car prices in the EU. See here for more on this phenomenon. In this context, Dacia keeps the brands lead by far with 267 sales and 12.3% ahead of Volkswagen (9.2%), Skoda (8.8%), Renault (8.7%) and Ford (8%).

Nissan Note Bulgaria May 2014 Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Nissan Note breaks into the Bulgarian Top 10 this month.

For the first time since BSCB started to follow monthly Bulgarian sales (August 2012), the Skoda Octavia is the best-seller in the country with 101 sales and 4.7%, passing the year-to-date leader the Dacia Dokker at 96 units and 4.4% and the Ford Fiesta at 84 and 3.9%. The Dacia Sandero and Renault Captur round up the Top 5, with other great performers this month including the Nissan Qashqai up 19 spots on April to #6, the Peugeot 208 up to #8 vs. #20 year-to-date, the Nissan Note up 148 ranks to #10, Dacia Lodgy up to #12 vs. #28 and the Ford Focus up 44 to #15.

Previous month: Bulgaria April 2014: Dacia Dokker reaffirms leadership

One year ago: Bulgaria May 2013: Dacia Dokker and Sandero on podium

Full May 2014 Top 33 brands and Top 170 models Ranking Tables below.

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Bulgaria: 1980-2013 Historical info now available!

June 10th, 2014 No comments

Lada 2101 Bulgaria 1980Lada 2101

Historical Data covering the past 9 years is now available for Bulgaria on BestSellingCarsBlog. If you have any official data before 2005 for this country and for 2006 and 2009 please make sure you get in touch!

In addition to this, thanks to Alek I can also share with you information on the most popular models in the country in the eighties. The predominant cars there in the early eighties were clearly Ladas, with the 2101 most popular followed by the 2102, -03, -04, -05 and -06. At the time Ladas were considered a luxury while locally produced Moskvitches were lower end. A notch below were the Skoda 105 and 120 L and only just a few West European cars like the BMW 2000, Opel Rekord, Fiat 131 and a Ford Taunus. After 1989 everything changed as the market was deregulated and allowed many more imports.

You can find the links to all the Bulgarian annual articles below.

Bulgaria 2005: Skoda Fabia edges out Clio & 307

Bulgaria 2007: Dacia Logan ahead

Bulgaria 2008: Dacia Logan strong leader

Bulgaria 2010/2011: Ford Fiesta best-seller

Bulgaria 2012: Last year at #1 for the Dacia Logan MCV?

Bulgaria 2013: Dacia Dokker surprise leader

Bulgaria 2013: Now onto real sales data… (EXCLUSIVE)

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Bulgaria April 2014: Dacia Dokker reaffirms leadership

May 14th, 2014 3 comments

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

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New car sales in Bulgaria are up an estimated 18% year-on-year in April to 2,381 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,380 units, up 15% or over 1,000 sales on 2013. As a reminder Bulgarian 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 the Dacia Dokker is impressively back in pole position both this month and year-to-date, a ranking it held over the Full Year 2013, thanks to a huge month of April at 153 sales and 6.4% share, almost double any other model. The Ford Fiesta is back up to #2 and #4 year-to-date, the Renault Captur climbs on the Bulgarian podium for the very first time at #3 and the VW Golf is up 35 spots on March to #9.

Previous month: Bulgaria March 2014: Renault Clio and Nissan Qashqai on top

One year ago: Bulgaria April 2013: Great Wall Voleex C10 and Dacia Dokker shine

Full April 2014 Top 175 models and Top 32 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Bulgaria March 2014: Renault Clio & Nissan Qashqai on top

April 10th, 2014 3 comments

Renault Clio IV Bulgaria March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Clio is the best-selling car in Bulgaria this month.

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New car sales in Bulgaria are up a splendid 25% year-on-year to an estimated 2,354 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 5,999 units, up 15% on 2013. As a reminder Bulgarian 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. Keeping that in mind, the Renault Group dominates the Bulgarian sales charts this month with Renault up to #1 brand at 14.2% share ahead of Dacia at 10.1% and Volkswagen at 8.5%. Dacia remains #1 year-to-date at 10.6%.

Great-Wall-Steed-Bulgaria-March 2014Great Wall Steed

The Renault Clio climbs into pole position thanks to 113 sales and 4.8% followed by the Nissan Qashqai at 4.2% (and #1 so far in 2014 at 4.6%) and the Dacia Dokker at 4%. Let’s also salute the Renault Captur at #8, the Great Wall Steed up 27 spots on February to #8, the Renault Mégane up 15 to #10, the Renault Fluence up a gargantuan 93 ranks to #11, Dacia Logan MCV up 16 to #16 and the Ford Fiesta, leader last month but down to… #56 in March. Ouch.

Previous month: Bulgaria February 2014: Ford Fiesta #1, Great Wall Haval H6 almost in Top 10

One year ago: Bulgaria March 2013: Kia Sportage now in command

Full March 2014 Top 160 All-models and Top 28 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Bulgaria February 2014: Fiesta #1, Great Wall H6 almost in Top10

March 10th, 2014 No comments

Great Wall Hover H6 Bulgaria September 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.bgThe Great Wall Hover H6 misses the Bulgarian Top 10 for 8 sales this month.

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New car sales in Bulgaria are up 9% year-on-year to an estimated 1,925 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 3,645 units, up 10% on 2013. As a reminder Bulgarian 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, brand-wise Dacia reclaims the top spot it held over the Full Year 2013 thanks to 225 sales and 11.7% share but this is not enough to dislodge Volkswagen from #1 year-to-date at 364 units vs. 375. Ford, Toyota, Skoda and Renault follow. #2 in January, the Ford Fiesta becomes the best-seller in Bulgaria this month with 99 sales and 5.1% share.

Ford Fiesta Bulgaria February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Ford Fiesta is the best-seller in Bulgaria this month.

The Nissan Qashqai is kicked down to #2 equal with the Dacia Sandero at 90 units and 4.7% while the Kia Sportage is down 2 spots to #4. Excellent showing of the Dacia Duster up 14 ranks to #5, the Renault Clio IV is back up 35 spots to reclaim a spot in the Top 10 at #8 but the big event in the Bulgarian models ranking this month is the progression of the Great Wall Hover H6, assembled locally, up a mammoth 86 ranks to stop 8 units short off a spot in the Top 10 at #11 with 2% share, instantly becoming the brand’s best-seller here.

Previous month: Bulgaria January 2014: Nissan Qashqai and Ford Fiesta impress

One year ago: Bulgaria February 2013: Toyota Auris triumphs

Full February 2014 Top 162 All-models and Top 29 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Bulgaria January 2014: Nissan Qashqai and Ford Fiesta impress

February 22nd, 2014 2 comments

Nissan Qashqai Bulgaria January 2014. Picturce courtesy of largus.frNissan Qashqai

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New car sales in Bulgaria are up 10% year-on-year in January to an estimated 1,720 registrations. Brand-wise, Toyota (11.3% share), Volkswagen (9.9%) and Ford (8.4%) steal the show ahead of Dacia (8.1%) and Kia, up 5 spots on its FY2013 ranking to #5 and 7% share. #2 in 2013, the Nissan Qashqai tops the models ranking this month thanks to 83 sales and 4.8% share, ahead of the Kia Sportage at 70 and 4.1%. The Ford Fiesta is up from #12 in 2013 to #3 in January at 3.1% share, ex-aequo with the Renault Captur also very impressive. Other great performers this month include the VW Golf up to #9 vs. #20 in 2013, the Toyota Corolla at #11 vs. #54, Toyota RAV4 at #13 vs. #27, Ford Focus at #17 vs. #34, Skoda Rapid at #20 vs. #38 and the Citroen C-Elysée at #24 vs. #91.

Previous post: Bulgaria Full Year 2014: Now onto real sales data… (EXCLUSIVE)

Full Year 2013: Bulgaria Full Year 2013: Dacia Dokker surprise leader

One year ago: Bulgaria January 2013: Volkswagen and Peugeot dominate weak month

Full January 2014 Top 30 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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