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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

Full January 2015 Top 32 All-brands and Top 148 All-models below.

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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

Full November 2014 Top 30 brands and Top 160 models Ranking Tables below.

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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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