Moldova February 2016: Dacia Logan reclaims #1 spot, Tucson #2

Dacia Logan Moldova February 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Logan

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According to Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Moldavian new car market is up by a solid 18% year-on-year in February to 295 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 8% to 529 units after two months. After relinquishing the pole position for four consecutive months between October and January, the Dacia Logan, the annual best-seller in Moldova for the past decade, reclaims its title in February with 11.5% share. #1 in December and January, the Hyundai Tucson doesn’t fall far off and ranks 2nd in February with a very strong 9.2% share. The Tucson remains #1 year-to-date for now with 10% of the market. The Mercedes Vito (#3) and Skoda Fabia (#4) also shine, while the Suzuki Vitara is up to #6.

Previous month: Moldova January 2016: Hyundai Tucson holds onto top spot

One year ago: Moldova February 2015: Dacia Duster takes the lead

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Moldova January 2016: Hyundai Tucson holds onto top spot

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According to data published by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market is down 2.5% year-on-year in January to 234 registrations. The Hyundai Tucson manages to rank #1 for the second month running thanks to 26 sales and 7.2% share, distancing the Skoda Rapid (5.2%) and the Dacia Logan, stuck at #3 whereas it has led new car sales in Moldova for a decade now. The Ford Transit (#5) and VW Transporter (#6) also lodge great performances.

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

One year ago: Moldova January 2015: Porsche Cayenne up to 5th place

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

Dacia Logan Moldova July 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.esIs this the last year the Dacia Logan tops the Moldovan sales charts?

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According to data published by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, it has been a tough year to sell cars in Moldova, with total registrations down a harsh 30% in 2015 to just 3.539. Traditionally completely dominated by the Dacia Logan in a similar way to neighbouring Romania, the Moldovan market is suddenly going through a significant structural change: the Logan, albeit leader for what is likely to be 10 consecutive years, sees its sales implode by 61% to just 297 and its share fall well below 10% for the first time at 8.4%. In fact, the Logan hasn’t been #1 since September with its market share falling as low as 3.8% in October… Could 2016 see a new leader? It is well within the realm of possibilities.

Hyundai Tucson Moldova 2015. Picture courtesy itempo.noThe Hyundai Tucson ranked #1 in October and December.

The Skoda Octavia limits its fall to 15% to knock the Dacia Duster out for 2nd place, while the Hyundai Tucson takes full advantage of the new generation to improve its annual sales by 6% and its ranking by 5 spots to #4. It even led the overall market in both October and December. The Skoda Fabia, leader in November, returns into the Top 10 at #5 after a one year-hiatus and the Suzuki Vitara lands directly at #9.

Previous month: Moldova November 2015: Skoda Fabia surges to 14.2% share

Previous year: Moldova Full Year 2014: Dacia Logan leads, Hyundai Santa Fe #5

Two years ago: Moldova Full Year 2013: Dacia Logan and Duster on top

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Moldova November 2015: Skoda Fabia surges to 14.2% share

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According to data published by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, 332 new vehicles found a buyer in Moldova in November, adding up to 3.177 year-to-date, down a harsh 30% year-on-year. After the Hyundai Tucson and VW Passat tied for #1 last month, the November pole position is another surprise: the newly refreshed Skoda Fabia surges to 14.2% share thanks to 47 units sold, distancing the Skoda Octavia at 8.7% while the year-to-date leader, the Dacia Logan, is back up 3 spots on October to #3 at 7.2% vs. 8.8% so far in 2015. The Suzuki Vitara and Hyundai Tucson both fit within the Top 5 again.

Previous month: Moldova October 2015: Hyundai Tucson and VW Passat tie for #1

Last year: Moldova Full Year 2014: Dacia Logan leads, Hyundai Santa Fe #5

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

Hyundai Tucson Moldova October 2015The Hyundai Tucson is the best-selling vehicle in Moldova in October.

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Based on data published by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, new car sales in Moldova are down a harsh 59% year-on-year to 292, due to an October 2014 figure artificially boosted by fleet sales. The year-to-date total is down 28% to 2.843 units. Big surprise atop the models ranking this month: it’s not the perennial leader the Dacia Logan, down to #6 with just 11 sales, but the Hyundai Tucson and VW Passat holding the top spot, albeit only 18 units were enough to achieve this feat. The Suzuki Vitara remains 4th and the BMW X5 reappears at #10.

Previous month: Moldova September 2015: Hyundai Tucson soars to 2nd place

One year ago: Moldova October 2014: Dacia Logan at 31%, Porsche Cayenne in Top 10

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Moldova September 2015: Hyundai Tucson soars to 2nd place

Hyundai Tucson Moldova September 2015. Picture courtest autoexpress.co.ukThe All-new Hyundai Tucson is an instant blockbuster in Moldova.

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According to data published by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market is back to very dynamic growth in September at +31% year-on-year to 372 registrations, yet the year-to-date total is sill down 22% on 2014 at 2.535 units. Traditional leader the Dacia Logan keeps the lead at 11.8% share, and is followed this month by the all-new Hyundai Tucson, an instant blockbuster in Moldova at 6.5% share. The Skoda Superb is up 5 spots to #3, the Suzuki Vitara stays at an impressive 4th position and the VW Passat breaks into the Top 10 at #9.

Previous month: Moldova August 2015: Dacia Logan leads, Suzuki Vitara #3

One year ago: Moldova September 2014: BMW X5 now in year-to-date Top 10

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

Suzuki Vitara Moldova August 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukSuzuki Vitara

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According to data published by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, new car sales in Moldova continue their freefall at -32% year-on-year in August to 202 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 26% to just 2.181 units. It only takes 10 sales for the Dacia Logan to hold on to its traditional pole position, while the Toyota RAV4 stays in 2nd place with 9 units and the Dacia Dokker, all-new Suzuki Vitara and Nissan Qashqai all rank equal 3rd with 8 sales.

Previous month: Moldova July 2015: Dacia Logan resumes domination

One year ago: Moldova August 2014: BMW X5 up to 6th position

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Moldova July 2015: Dacia Logan resumes domination

Dacia Logan Moldova July 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.esThe Dacia Logan holds 13% of the Moldovan market in July.

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According to data published by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market is struggling again in July at -17% year-on-year to 300 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1.967 registrations, down 27% on 2014. The Dacia Logan reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date with a whopping 13% market share this month and is followed by the Toyota RAV4 up one further spot on June to #2 vs. #8 so far in 2015. Three Skodas follows: the Rapid, Fabia and Superb. Notice the BMW X5 holding its rank inside the Top 10 at #7 like in June.

Previous month: Moldova June 2015: Skoda Octavia beats all Dacias

One year ago: Moldova July 2014: Dacia monopolises podium

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Moldova June 2015: Skoda Octavia beats all Dacias

Skoda Octavia Moldova June 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Skoda Octavia is the best-selling nameplate in Moldova in June.

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According to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, the Moldovan new car market is down a harsh 23% year-on-year in June to 270 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1.721 units, down an equally depressing 25% on 2014. For the first time since BSCB has started following Moldova monthly in 2013, it is not a Dacia that appears atop the sales charts but the Skoda Octavia, up 6 spots on May to brilliantly land in pole position with 7.8% market share and now #2 year-to-date at 4.2%. The Dacia Logan is outsold this time at 7% but remains in the lead by far in 2015 at 150 deliveries and 8.7% of the market. Notice also the Toyota RAV4 jumping up to #3, the Dacia Dokker at #4, Iveco Daily at #6, BMW X5 at #7 and Porsche Cayenne at #10.

Previous month: Moldova May 2015: UAZ Bukhanka jumps to 2nd place

One year ago: Moldova June 2014: BMW X5 up to 4th place

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Moldova May 2015: UAZ Bukhanka jumps up to 2nd place

UAZ 3909 Moldova May 2015The antediluvian UAZ 3909 ranks 2nd in Moldova in May.

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According to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, the Moldovan new car market is down a harsh 23% year-on-year in May to a round 300 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 28% to 1.402 units. No threat for the Dacia Logan in pole position with a majestic 11.3% market share, however the #2 spot is a surprise: the antediluvian UAZ 3909, in production since 1965 (that’s 50 continuous years), holds 4.7% of the market – granted, only 14 sales were enough to achieve this. It’s the first time the UAZ 3909 (aka Bukhanka, Russian for loaf of bread) makes its appearance in the Moldovan monthly Top 10 since BSCB started following this country two years ago. Notice also the BMW X5 up to a stunning 5th place with 4% share and now #10 year-to-date.

Previous month: Moldova April 2015: Chevrolet Aveo up to #2

One year ago: Moldova May 2014: Skoda Superb back up to 2nd place

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