Moldova May 2017: Dacia Logan leads, Dokker up to #2

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Based on data published by our Central European market data partner CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market shoots up 35% year-on-year to 422 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 28% to 1.883 units. The Dacia Logan remains the most popular nameplate in the country, even surging 85% year-on-year this month. The #2 vehicle is unusual: the Dacia Dokker makes a rare appearance inside the Moldovan Top 10 in May, equalling the Hyundai Tucson. The Suzuki Vitara (+138%) and Toyota RAV4 (+100%) make it three SUVs in the Top 5, with the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (#7) and Dacia Duster (#9) also pointing their bonnet in the Top 10 this month.

Previous month: Moldova April 2017: Dacia Logan and Hyundai Tucson lead

One year ago: Moldova May 2016: Hyundai Tucson confirms leadership

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Moldova April 2017: Dacia Logan & Hyundai Tucson lead

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According to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, 431 new vehicles found a buyer in Moldova in April, a 32% year-on-year increase leading to a year-to-date tally of 1.461 units, up 26% on the same period a year ago. The Dacia Logan and Hyundai Tucson are equal leaders this month with 8.1% share each but it’s the Dacia Logan that holds it traditional pole position year-to-date. The Hyundai Accent confirms it is now a force to be reckoned with in third place, distancing the Ford Focus and Renault Kadjar, the latter snapping a 9th place year-to-date, higher than at home in France.

Previous post: Moldova January 2017: Hyundai Tucson leads, Mercedes GLS #6

One year ago: Moldova April 2016: Suzuki Vitara most popular

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Moldova January 2017: Hyundai Tucson leads, Mercedes GLS #6

The Mercedes GLS ranks 6th in Moldova in January.

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According to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, new car sales in Moldova are up 1.3% year-on-year to 237 registrations. Teasing the perennial leader the Dacia Logan all through 2016 with three monthly wins, the Hyundai Tucson brilliantly takes charge in January with 9.7% market share, distancing the Skoda Superb (7.2%) and Hyundai Accent (6.3%). The Dacia Logan is relegated to a paltry 5th position below the Suzuki Vitara with just 4.6% share and sales down 68% year-on-year. The surprise of the month in Moldova is the appearance of the über luxurious Mercedes GLS in 6th place. Granted, only 8 units were enough to reach that ranking, but still.

Previous post: Moldova Full Year 2016: Dacia Logan resists Hyundai Tucson assault

Two years ago: Moldova Full Year 2015: Dacia Logan challenged for the first time

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Moldova Full Year 2016: Dacia Logan resists Hyundai Tucson assault

 The Hyundai Tucson topped the monthly Moldovan charts three times in 2016.

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According to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, new car sales in Moldova are up 18.5% year-on-year in 2016 to 4.195 registrations. Although the Dacia Logan lodges an 11th consecutive year in pole position with deliveries up 17% to 348, its domination was challenged this year by the Hyundai Tucson, #1 in January, March and May and finishing the year at a stunning 2nd place with 6.3% share, up 148% on its 2015 result. In third place, the Skoda Rapid also takes off with sales up 167% to 5.3% share, even ranking #1 in December. The Octavia (+13%) and Superb (+59%) make it three Skodas in the Top 5 just as the Fabia drops 18% and 5 spots to $10. Notice also the Suzuki Vitara (+45%) and Toyota RAV4 (+48%) both frankly outpacing the market.

Previous month: Moldova November 2016: Dacia Logan leads, Volvo XC90 in Top 10

Previous year: Moldova Full Year 2015: Dacia Logan challenged for the first time

Two years ago: Moldova Full Year 2014: Dacia Logan leads, Hyundai Santa Fe #5

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Moldova November 2016: Dacia Logan leads, Volvo XC90 in Top 10

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According to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market is up 11% year-on-year in November to 368 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 15% to 3.639 units. The Dacia Logan remains the uncontested market leader with 8.4% share, distancing the Skoda Rapid (4.9%), Hyundai Tucson (4.1%) and Skoda Superb (3.8%). The Hyundai Accent jumps to equal 4th place, the Volvo XC90 breaks into the Top 10 and Dacia places three nameplates in the Top 8, adding the Duster (#7) and Dokker (#8).

Previous month: Moldova October 2016: Skoda Rapid and Dacia Sandero on podium

One year ago: Moldova November 2015: Skoda Fabia surges to 14.2% share

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Moldova October 2016: Skoda Rapid and Dacia Sandero on podium

Dacia Sandero Moldova October 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Dacia Sandero leaps onto the Moldovan podium in October.

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Thanks to our partnership with Central European market data specialists CE Auto, we can share with you today October data for Moldova, a market up a flamboyant 38% year-on-year to 404 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 15% to 3.271 sales. The Dacia Logan holds onto the pole position with 7.2% share, with the Skoda Rapid and Dacia Sandero tying for 2nd place at 6.4%. This enables the Rapid to jump to third place year-to-date, becoming the best-selling Skoda in the country so far in 2016 above the Octavia (#4) and Superb (#5). The Hyundai Tucson lurks at #4 but remains at #2 year-to-date. The VW Passat and BMW X5 make an incursion in the Top 10.

Previous month: Moldova September 2016: Dacia Logan resumes clear domination

One year ago: Moldova October 2015: Hyundai Tucson and VW Passat tie for #1

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Moldova September 2016: Dacia Logan resumes clear domination

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According to data published by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market is up 12% year-on-year in September to 416 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 13% to 2.867 units. Threatened by the Skoda Rapid in August, the Dacia Logan resumes in September its clear domination of the sales charts with an imposing 10.4% market share vs. just 5% for the #2, the Hyundai Tucson. The Dacia Duster gains one spot on August to #3, the Skoda Octavia is up 5 to #4, the Chevrolet Captiva makes a rare appearance inside the Top 10 at a flamboyant 5th place and the Hyundai Accent manages a third consecutive Top 10 ranking while failing to break into the YTD Top 10 itself.

Previous month: Moldova August 2016: Skoda Rapid teases Dacia Logan for #1

One year ago: Moldova September 2015: Hyundai Tucson soars to 2nd place

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Moldova August 2016: Skoda Rapid teases Dacia Logan for #1

Skoda Rapid Moldova August 2016. Picture courtesy zr.ruThe Skoda Rapid is only one sale away from leading the Moldovan market in August. 

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Thanks to our partnership with Eastern European market specialist CE Auto we can share with you today August results for Moldova, a market up 55% year-on-year to 314 units, lifting the cumulative 2016 total up 12% to 2.451 after 8 months. The Dacia Logan improves on its YTD market share this month to 10.2% vs. 8.1% in 2016 but this doesn’t prevent it from feeling the heat from the Skoda Rapid, shooting up 5 spots on July to #2 just one sale below the Logan at 9.9% share. It is now #4 year-to-date. The Hyundai Tucson is kicked down to #3 but the Dacia Duster is back inside the Top 10 at #4, the Hyundai Accent resists at #5 and the Toyota Corolla shines at #8.

Previous month: Moldova July 2016: Mercedes GLE now in year-to-date Top 10

One year ago: Moldova August 2015: Dacia Logan leads, Suzuki Vitara #3

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Moldova July 2016: Mercedes GLE now in year-to-date Top 10

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Based on data published by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, new car sales in Moldova are stable in July, up just 1% to 303 registrations, leading to a year-to-date total up 9% on the same period in 2015 to 2.137. The Dacia Logan reclaims the year-to-date leadership (it tied with the Hyundai Tucson as of last month) thanks to 8.3% share in July and 7.8% so far in 2016 with the Hyundai Tucson tucked into 2nd place in both July and YTD. The Hyundai Accent surges to 3rd place over, with the Santa Fe at #5 making it an impressive three Hyundais in the Moldovan Top 5. The Toyota RAV4 is up to #4, the VW Passat up to #8 and although it doesn’t appear in the July Top 10, the Mercedes GLE now ranks #10 year-to-date in Moldova, the only country in the world where it does so.

Previous month: Moldova June 2016: Dacia Logan reclaims throne

One year ago: Moldova July 2015: Dacia Logan resumes domination

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Moldova June 2016: Dacia Logan reclaims throne

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According to data published by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, new car sales in Moldova are up a stunning 34% year-on-year in June to 362 units. Lagging behind for most of this year, perennial leader the Dacia Logan return to a comfortable pole position in June with 47 sales and 13% share, instantly allowing it to tie with the Hyundai Tucson year-to-date at 142 units. The BMW X5 also impress, shooting up to tie #3 with the Skoda Octavia at 20 sales and 5.5% share.

Previous month: Moldova May 2016: Hyundai Tucson confirms leadership

One year ago: Moldova June 2015: Skoda Octavia beats all Dacias

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