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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.
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.