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New car sales in Croatia are back into positive territory in May at +2% year-on-year to a suspiciously round 5.000 registrations, lifting the year-to-date almost level with a year ago at 16.850 units vs. 16.864. I give you the rankings for now, complete analysis will follow shortly. In a battle of the Germans, Volkswagen manages to hold onto the brands pole position this month but Opel is getting dangerously close: 834 sales and 16.7% vs. 801 at 16%. Same story in the models ranking: just as the new generation (facelift, rather) Opel Astra was unveiled, it flattens all competition in Croatia with 8.3% share in May vs. 5% for the VW Golf at #2. Year-to-date, the Astra is now just 26 units below the Golf at 952 deliveries vs. 978. Notice also Ford up 5 spots on April to #5, Kia up 6 to #6 and Fiat up 7 to #11. Model-wise, the Opel Corsa at #3 (+3), VW Up at #4 (+13), Ford Focus at #8 (+10), Fiat Panda at #15 and Audi A3 at #16 shine.
One year ago: Croatia May 2014: Skoda Octavia and Opel Corsa on top
Full May 2015 Top 33 All-brands and Top 20 models below.