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Moldova February 2014: Chevrolet Trax invites itself at #2

March 20th, 2014 No comments

Chevrolet Trax Moldova February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frChevrolet Trax

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, I can share with you today models data for Moldova over the first two months of 2014. And a dynamic market this is, that’s for sure! Moldovan new car sales are up 51% year-on-year over the period to 653 registrations. The Dacia Logan is still unattainable on top with 69 sales and 10.6%, to which you can add 20 Logan MCV (#8) to bring the Logan family up to 13.7% share. But the big surprise in Moldova is the appearance at the very top of the ranking of the Chevrolet Trax: #3 with 4.6% share in January, it improves to #2 and 7.1% in February! The Hyundai Santa Fe also impresses at #3 and 7.1% while the Hyundai Elantra comes up inside the Top 10 for the first time in recent memory at #5.

Previous post: Moldova Full Year 2013: Dacia Logan and Duster on top

One year ago: Moldova January-February 2013: Dacia Logan still on top

Full January and February 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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Moldova Full Year 2013: Dacia Logan and Duster on top

January 28th, 2014 No comments

Dacia Duster Moldova 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Duster

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, I can share with you a models ranking for Moldava, this is exclusive to BestSellingCarsBlog! New car sales in Moldova are up 9% year-on-year in 2013 to 4,343 registrations. The most popular model in the country is once again the Dacia Logan thanks to 518 sales and 11.9% share, down 1% on 2012. This year it is followed by the Dacia Duster, up 71% and 3 spots to 220 units and 5.1%, and we have an all-new model ranking as high as #3: the Skoda Rapid sells 182 units for a 4.2% market share for its first year in market. Notice also the Toyota Land Cruiser at #4, 3 additional Skodas in the Top 8: the Octavia (#5), Superb (#6) and Fabia (#8) and one additional Dacia in the Top 10: the Sandero at #9.

Previous post: Moldova October 2013: Dacia Logan and Duster in the lead

Previous year: Moldova Full Year 2012: Dacia Logan and Chevy Aveo dominate

Two years ago: Moldova Full Year 2011: Dacia Logan best-seller, Skoda Superb #5

December and Full Year 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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Moldova October 2013: Dacia Logan and Duster in the lead

December 11th, 2013 No comments

Dacia Logan MCVDacia Logan MCV

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, I can share with you the latest sales figures for Moldova. 442 new vehicles found a buyer in the country in October and as usual the Dacia Logan is the most popular model thanks to 51 sales and 11.5% share, however it is now followed closely by the Dacia Duster at 48 units and 10.9%. The Skoda Octavia rounds up the podium as it did over the Full Year 2012, and in fact Skoda places 3 models inside the Top 5 this month with the Rapid at #4 and Superb at #5. Notice also the Mercedes M-Class at #8, Toyota Land Cruiser at #9 and Honda CR-V at #10.

Previous post: Moldova August 2013: Dacia Logan and Lada Niva on top

Previous year: Moldova Full Year 2012: Dacia Logan and Chevy Aveo dominate

Full October 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Moldova August 2013: Dacia Logan and Lada Niva on top

September 19th, 2013 2 comments

Lada Niva Moldova August 2013Lada Niva

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, I can share with you the latest sales figures for Moldova. Over the first 8 months of the year, 2,413 passenger cars found a buyer in the country. The Dacia Logan easily keeps the lead in August with 11.3% share, adding up to 294 sales and 12.2% year-to-date. Great jump of the Lada Niva up to second place at 3,9% share, ahead of the Skoda Octavia at 3.4% and the Dacia Sandero and Skoda Rapid both at 2.8%. The Hyundai Tucson and Mitsubishi ASX shine at #6 and #7 respectively. Year-to-date, the Dacia Duster is #2 above the Skoda Rapid and Toyota Land Cruiser, with the Porsche Cayenne still at #9!

Previous post: Moldova 6 months 2013: Dacia Logan #1, Porsche Cayenne in Top 10!

Full August and 8 months 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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Moldova 6 months 2013: Logan #1, Porsche Cayenne in Top10!

August 2nd, 2013 1 comment

Dacia Logan Moldova June 2013. Picture courtesy of autoevolution.comDacia Logan

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, I can share with you with a little bit of delay halfyear 2013 figures for Moldova. Like in 2012, the Dacia Logan dominates the models ranking thanks to 211 sales for a mammoth 13% market share. In fact Dacia delivers a ‘one-two’ here, with the Duster in 2nd position at 119 units 7.3% share, equal with an all-new model: the Skoda Rapid which shoots directly to #2 for its first time in the Moldovan ranking!

Porsche Cayenne Moldova June 2013Porsche Cayenne (US version pictured)

The Toyota Land Cruiser impresses and gains two spots on its Full Year 2012 ranking to #4 thanks to 66 sales and 4.1% sales, followed by the Chevrolet Aveo (-3), the Toyota RAV4 (new in the Top 10) and the Skoda Octavia (-4). Dacia also places the Sandero at #8. Astoundingly, the Porsche Cayenne lands in 9th place with 36 sales!

Previous post: Moldova January-February 2013: Dacia Logan still on top

Previous year: Moldova Full Year 2012: Dacia Logan and Chevy Aveo dominate

Full 6 months 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Moldova January-February 2013: Dacia Logan still on top

March 29th, 2013 1 comment

2013 Dacia Logan MCV Moldova February 20132013 Dacia Logan MCV

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu I can share with you once again official sales data for Moldova. 227 new vehicles found a buyer in the country in January and 205 in February, with the Dacia Logan still leading the way by far with 38 sales and 8.8% share over the period. The Chevrolet Aveo ranks #2 in January but drops out of the Top 10 in February when the Skoda Octavia gains one spot to land at #2, followed by the Toyota Land Cruiser. Other great performers include the Dacia Duster at #4 in January, Skoda Superb at #4 in February, Mitsubishi L200 at #5 in January and Skoda Fabia at #5 in February.

Previous post: Moldova Full Year 2012: Dacia Logan and Chevy Aveo dominate

Full January-February 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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Moldova Full Year 2012: Dacia Logan and Chevy Aveo dominate

March 15th, 2013 No comments

2013 Dacia Logan MCV Moldova 2012The 2013 model (MCV pictured) should help the Dacia Logan stay #1 in Moldova this year.

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For only the second time ever on BestSellingCarsBlog and thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu I can share with you the Top 10 most popular models in Moldova. Over the Full Year 2012, 3,972 new light vehicles found a buyer in the country and like in 2011 the Dacia Logan dominates the ranking by far in spite of sales down 25% to 521 units and 13.1%. The Chevrolet Aveo retains its 2nd spot thanks to 297 sales and 7.5%, up a very healthy 19% year-on-year, while the Skoda Octavia is up one spot to round up the podium at 180 units and 4.5%.

Chevrolet Aveo Moldova 2012Chevrolet Aveo

The Skoda Superb brilliantly ranks 4th with 131 sales and 3.3%, down 18%, followed by the Dacia Duster up 6% and 3 ranks to #5 at 129 units and 3.2%, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Nissan Qashqai. We welcome the Skoda Yeti (#8) and Kia Sportage (#10) in the Top 10 this year.

Previous year: Moldova Full Year 2011: Dacia Logan best-seller, Skoda Superb #5

Full Year 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Moldova Full Year 2011: Dacia Logan best-seller, Skoda Superb #5

April 7th, 2012 No comments

Dacia Logan MCV

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For the first time on Best Selling Cars Blog I can share with you an official models ranking for Moldova, bringing the number of country with official Full Year 2011 data to 72! As predicted based on YouTube videos of the streets of Chisinau, the best-selling car in the country is the Dacia Logan with 695 sales, the MCV version being a big part of this success. The Chevrolet Aveo follows far below at 250 units and the Lada Niva rounds up the podium with 229 sales.

Skoda Superb

Further down, Skoda places the Octavia at #4 and 223 units and the Superb at #5 with 159 sales. Below the Nissan Qashqai at #6 the rest of the Top 10 is solely composed of 4WDs: the Toyota Prado/Land Cruiser 200 is #7 followed by the Dacia Duster, Mitsubishi Outlander and Toyota RAV4.

There is also March 2012 data available for Moldova but it is only a brands ranking: 423 vehicles were sold in March and 1,083 over the first 3 months of the year and Dacia leads the way this month with 88 sales followed by Chevrolet at 58 and Skoda & Toyota at 35. Year-to-date, Chevrolet is on top at 193 units ahead of Dacia at 186, Skoda at 99 and Toyota at 74.

Previous post: Moldova: Dacia Logan should top the ranking

Full Year 2011 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Moldova: Dacia Logan should top the ranking

November 7th, 2010 No comments

No official car sales figures available from Moldova, so my estimation is solely based on the observation of You Tube videos of the streets of the capital Chisinau. Please shout if you have any Moldavian car sales data!

The Moldavian market seems to be strongly influenced by its neighbour Romania, with a keen interest for station-wagons. The Dacia Logan and Logan MCV appear to be the best-selling cars, ahead of possibly the Chevrolet Lacetti and the Daewoo Nexia. Again, this is only pure speculation in the absence of official data.

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USSR 1989-1991: VAZ (Lada) and Izh most popular brands

January 30th, 1992 No comments

Lada 2105

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The last years of existence of the Soviet Union see new car sales stagnate in the region: down 6% to 710,525 registrations in 1989 and up 0.1% in 1990 to 711,454. Sales to state organisations, intelligence services and the army are more on a rollercoaster: down 15% to 141,700 in 1989 and back up a massive 59% in 1990 to 225,446.

Izh 2125 Kombi

As expected VAZ (Lada) is the most popular brand in the country with 381,594 sales and 53.7% share in 1989, then 373,579 and 52.5% in 1990. It is followed by Izh at 133,750 then 127,503 and ZAZ at 92,768 then 86,732. The Moskvich 2141 Aleko is counted as a model given it now forms the entirety of the Moskvich range and sales are up 318% to 62,675 and 8.8% in 1989 for its first full year in market, then down 18% to 51,429 in 1990.

Note that in 1989, Soviet citizens were allowed to purchase the UAZ 3151 Patriot again, it was previously only delivered to the army and police. Car imports kick started in the USSR on March 16, 1988 but no data is available until 1990 when a significant 37,400 units were sold, this figure going up 51% in 1991 to 56,300…

Previous post: USSR 1988: Lada 2106 leads, Samara on podium

Full Year 1989 and 1990 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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