Romania June 2017: Dacia up 109%, Logan up 163% in market up 47%

The Dacia Logan is approaching 13 consecutive years in the monthly #1 spot at home. 

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The Romanian new car market displays explosive growth in June at +47% year-on-year to 8.030 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 27% to 45.008 units. Homegrown market leader Dacia recovers spectacularly from a very paltry result in June 2016, with sales up 109% year-on-year to 26.1% share, as does Volkswagen up 84% to 10.1% share. Ford follows the market at +46% but Renault is in great difficulty at -14% to 4th place as is Skoda down 3% to 6.7%. Opel (+53%), Hyundai (+77%), Toyota (+86%) and Suzuki (+105%) also beat the market inside the Top 10, while further down Nissan (+97%), Fiat (+107%), Seat (+188%), Honda (+81%) and Porsche (+79%) are among the most dynamic. In the models ranking, the Dacia Logan rallies back up 163% to 16.3% share, signing a 154th consecutive p[ole position. In fact, all Top six best-sellers more than double their sales compared to June 2016 and the Top seven beat market growth: the Dacia Duster is up 108%, the VW Golf up 214%, the Renault Megane up 658%, Dacia Sandero up 172%, Ford Fiesta up 118 and the Opel Astra up 81%. Further down, notice the Ford Kuga is up 282%, the Hyundai i20 up 140%, the VW Tiguan up 305% and the Toyota Yaris up 204%.

Previous month: Romania May 2017: Volkswagen up 76% in market up 27%

One year ago: Romania June 2016: Sales drop 37%, Dacia Logan at lowest ever share

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Romania May 2017: Volkswagen up 76% in market up 27%

The VW Polo (+339%) helps Volkswagen up 76%. Picture autobild.de

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Excellent May results in Romania, with new car sales shooting up 27% year-on-year to 8.062 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 23% to 36.978 units. Homegrown brand leader Dacia trails the market with a shy 10% gain this month leading to a 20.4% share, four percentage points below its year-to-date level of 24.4%. Reversely, Volkswagen delivers the largest year-on-year gain inside the Top 10, up a fantastic 76% to hit 12.7% share, overtaking Ford year-to-date to now rank #2 with a round 10% share. Ford (+32%), Mercedes (+35%), Hyundai (+52%) and Toyota (+56%) all brilliantly outpace the market in the Top 10. The best performers beyond include Porsche (+93%), Seat (+103%), Honda (+105%), Kia (+132%) and Citroen (+146%).

The Skoda Octavia is back on the Romanian YTD podium.

Over in the models ranking, the Dacia Logan (10.7%) and Duster (5.2%) post market shares that are significantly lower than year-to-date (13.2% and 6.3%). They are joined on the podium by the Skoda Octavia which reclaims the #3 spot year-to-date it held over the FY2016 off the Ford Focus, down 27% to #10 this month. The VW Polo is up 4-fold year-on-year and 5 spots on last month to #4, the Ford Fiesta is up 68% to #5 and the Renault Megane up 4-fold to #7 thanks to the new generation. Notice also the VW Passat up 59% year-on-ytear and 18 ranks on last month to #9, the VW Tiguan up 4-fold and both the Kia Sportage and Ford Kuga up 3-fold.

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One year ago: Romania May 2016: Dacia down 18% in market up 7%

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Romania March-April 2017: Ford, Kia and Hyundai impress

The Ford Focus is the best-selling foreign model in Romania so far in 2017.

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The Romanian new car market is up 5% in March to 6.915 registrations and up 7.5% in April to 6.640. However due to larger gains earlier in the year, the year-to-date tally jumps 22% to 28.916. Both March and April brands and models data tables are included below the jump but we will focus here on April results. Market leader and homegrown manufacturer Dacia logically continues to dominate the brands ranking but sees its volumes drop 5% to 24% share this month vs. 25.6% year-to-date. Skoda is stable at a strong 10% share vs. 8.8% so far this year, earning it the 2nd spot whereas it ranks 4th year-to0date. Ford jumps 36% in April and 56% year-to-date (#2), with Volkswagen (+8%) and Renault (+10%) rounding up the Top 5. Kia (+155%) and Hyundai (+49%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10 while beyond, Fiat (+35%), Peugeot (+47%) and Seat (+58%) impress.

Kia sales are up 155% year-on-year in Romania this month, helped by the new Rio. 

Model-wise, the Dacia Logan leads once again but drops 3%, followed by the Skoda Octavia (+27%) and Dacia Duster (-17%). #2 in March, the Ford Focus gains another 58% to rank 4th this month and is up 97% year-to-date to #3 and best-selling foreigner. The new generation Dacia Sandero gains a solid 26% in 6th place, the Renault Megane is up 3-fold (+223%) thanks to the new generation and ranks 7th and the VW Polo is up 54% in 9th place. Justifying their respective brands’ progressions, notice also the Kia Sportage up 102%, Hyundai i20 up 91%, Kia Cee’d up 111% and the Kia Rio up 9-fold (+840%) thanks to the new generation.

Previous post: Romania January 2017: Market up 22%, Renault Megane up to #6

One year ago: Romania April 2016: Mercedes GLE solid again in market up 13%

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Romania January 2017: Market up 22%, Renault Mégane up to #6

Renault Mégane sales are up 438% year-on-year in Romania thanks to the new gen. 

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New car sales in Romania surge 22% year-on-year in January to 7.059 registrations, with homegrown market leader Dacia trailing market growth at +14% but deliveries a stronger-than-FY16 30.6% market share thanks to 2.159 sals. The next six best-selling brands all frankly outpace the market on the other hand:  Volkswagen (+58%) distances Skoda (+43%), Renault (+57%), Ford (+37%), Opel (+75%) and Toyota (+79%). We have to go down to #16 and Citroen (+38%) to find the next outperforming carmaker, with Volvo (+50%), Seat (+114%) and Lexus (+250%) also making themselves noticed.

Model-wise, the Dacia Logan posts a 149th consecutive month in pole position, gaining 27% to 1.257 sales and 17.8% share thanks to its recent facelift. It is followed like last month by the Dacia Duster (+53%), Skoda Octavia (+23%) and Ford Focus (+51%), with the Skoda Rapid (+45%), Renault Mégane (+438%), VW Polo (+312%) and Passat (+56%) also frankly beating the market. The Dacia Dokker (-49%) and Sandero (+19%) underperform. Among other big gainers, notice the Opel Astra (+71%), Corsa (+216%), Renault Kadjar (+54%), Toyota Aygo (+200%), Skoda Fabia (+125%) and Superb (+110%).

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Romania Full Year 2016: Dacia Logan leads strongest market this decade

Dacia Logan Romania 2016. Picture courtesy autodato.comThe Dacia Logan is #1 at home in Romania for the 12th consecutive year.

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New car sales in Romania sign a third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 at +17% to 94.919 units, when 2015 was at +16% and 2014 at +22%. This is the Romanian market’s highest annual result this decade, since the 147.962 sales recorded in 2009 but still very far from its all-time high of 343,080 registrations reached in 2008. Homegrown market leader Dacia fails to match the market’s pace at +3% to see its market share fall below 30% at 29.1%. This is still more than 3 times the amount of the #2, Skoda, also seeing its share thaw slightly to 9.1% with sales up 15%. Volkswagen follows the market at +16% to remain #3 while Renault surges 41% and overtakes Ford (+19%) for 4th place. Opel does even better (+54%) but stays 6th, ahead of Mercedes (+35%), Hyundai (+22%), Toyota (+8%) and BMW (+40%). Other great gainers include Kia (+28%), Audi (+32%), Honda (+33%), Subaru (+40%), Mazda (+43%), Suzuki (+76%), Peugeot (+78%), Lexus (+132%) and Jaguar (+145%). Reversely, Mitsubishi (-29%) and Fiat (-42%) tumble down.

Mercedes GLE Romania 2016The Mercedes GLE ranks at a stunning 23rd place in Romania in 2016. 

Over in the models aisle, the Dacia Logan easily celebrates 12 consecutive years on top despite trailing the market at +4% to 17.8% share vs. 20% in 2015. This is the Logan’s 2nd lowest annual share at home above the 16.9% hit in 2012. Hopefully, its late-year facelift will help in 2017. The Top 5 best-sellers are unchanged compared to last year, with the Dacia Duster (-8%), Skoda Octavia (+9%), Dacia Sandero (+13%) and Skoda Rapid (+21%) in tow. Below, the Renault Clio is up 43% to #6, the Opel Astra gains 146% and 11 spots to #7, the VW Jetta is up 42% to #11 and the Suzuki Vitara up 134% to #12. Other impressive performers include the Renault Kadjar (+255%) and Mercedes GLE (+213%) both inside the Romanian Top 25 for their first full year of sales, as well as the Peugeot 208 (+139%), 308 (+116%), Hyundai Tucson (+223%), Honda Civic (+68%), Mercedes GLC (+337%), Mazda CX-3 (+279%) and Audi A4 (+146%).

Previous month: Romania December 2016: Opel Astra on podium in market up 20%

Previous year: Romania Full Year 2015: Dacia Logan celebrates 11 years on top

Two years ago: Romania Full Year 2014: Dacia Logan celebrates one decade at #1

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Romania November 2016: Opel Astra on podium in market up 20%

Opel Astra Romania November 2016Opel Astra sales are up 365% in November in Romania.

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It’s another very dynamic month for new car sales in Romania, up 20% year-on-year in November to 9.645 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 18% to 85.588. Local manufacturer Dacia goes against the overall trend with a 3% drop this month but remains ultra-dominant at 28.4% share. Volkswagen (+51%), Skoda (+29%) and Ford (+56%) follow, all beating the market, with Audi (+57%), Nissan (+65%), Honda (+67%), Jaguar (+125%), Opel (+138%) and Peugeot (+190%) also posting spectacular year-on-year gains this month. The Dacia Logan (-3%), Duster (+17%) and Skoda Octavia (-3%) top the models ranking in the same order as year-to-date, while the Opel Astra shoots up 5-fold on the previous model a year ago in equal third place with 335 sales, knocking the Dacia Sandero (+10%) to #5. Other great performers this month include the Skoda Rapid (+55%), VW Golf (+137%), Ford Fiesta (+77%) and VW Jetta (+72%).

Previous month: Romania October 2016: Renault (+41%) and Opel (+70%) shine

One year ago: Romania November 2015: Dacia Logan hits highest share in 17 months

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Romania October 2016: Renault (+41%) and Opel (+70%) shine

Opel Astra Romania October 2016 The Opel Astra is up 247% in October in Romania.

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After surging 62% in September, new car sales in Romania are up a more modest 5% year-on-year in October to 7.951 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 18% to 75.943. Market leader Dacia lags behind its home market at -1% but still commands one in every three new sales at 32% share vs. 29.3% so far in 2013. Skoda follows the market at +5% to 10.6% share, distancing Volkswagen (+7%) while Renault (+41%) and Opel (+70%) both post spectacular gains. Notice also Mercedes (+23%), Hyundai (+19%), Audi (+38%), Suzuki (+79%), Mazda (+28%), Land Rover (+37%) and Citroen (+79%) all signing very healthy improvements inside the Top 20. Among smaller brands, Jaguar (+183%) and Lexus (+114%) impress. At the other end of the stick, Nissan (-12%), Ford (-13%), Toyota (-13%), Mitsubishi (-43%), Seat (-51%) and Fiat (-77%) struggle.

Model-wise, the Dacia Logan (+8%) evolves above its YTD level at 20.2% share vs. 17.8% and ranks ahead of the Dacia Duster (-14%), Skoda Octavia (+14%) and Dacia Sandero (-17%), replicating the YTD order. The Opel Astra shoots up 247% to 5th place thanks to the new model, with other great performers including the VW Jetta (+122%), Renault Captur (+173%), Renault Kadjar (+135%), Dacia Lodgy (+171%), Ford Kuga (+105%), Audi Q5 (+195%) and Toyota Aygo (+129%). Recent launches are discreet, lead by the Renault Talisman (#67), Fiat Tipo (#73) and Jaguar F-Pace (#94).

Previous month: Romania September 2016: Skoda Rapid on podium in market up 62%

One year ago: Romania October 2015: Mercedes GLE among Top 20 best-sellers

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Romania September 2016: Skoda Rapid on podium in market up 62%

skoda-rapid-romania-september-2016Skoda Rapid

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Another stunning month for the Romanian new car market: after gaining 69% in August, sales are up 62% year-on-year in September to 9.361 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 20% to 67.992. Market leader Dacia fails to match the galloping pace of the market with sales up ‘just’ 40% to 2.257, resulting in a weak 24.1% market share vs. 29% so far this year. Skoda on the other hand surges 113% to 2nd place with 10.4%, overtaking Volkswagen at 10.2% (+47%) with Ford (+105%), Opel (+73%), Renault (+81%), Mercedes (+107%), Hyundai (+78%), Peugeot (+234%) and BMW (+90%) in tow and all beating the market to hit higher shares. Notice also Audi (+167%), Suzuki (+126%), Honda (+165%), Jaguar (+450%), Lexus (+113%) and Maserati (+100%) all posting spectacular gains.

Mercedes GLC Romania September 2016Mercedes sales are up 107% year-on-year in Romania to #7 overall.

Model-wise, the Dacia Logan (+36%) and Duster (+75%) are joined on the podium by the Skoda Rapid (+108%) while the Opel Astra shoots up 218% year-on-year to #4 thanks to re new generation. The VW Jetta (+212%), Ford Focus (+120%) and Skoda Fabia (+228%) also impress inside the Top 10 while further down the Opel Corsa (+204%), Renault Captur (+246%), Peugeot 308 (+410%), Ford Mondeo (+169%), Renault Kadjar (+272%) and VW Tiguan (+257%) take off. The Fiat Tipo (#57) leads newcomers (<12 months) ahead of the Mercedes GLC (#62), Renault Talisman (#72), Ford Ecosport (#79), Jaguar F-Pace (#90) and Ford Edge (#98). We welcome the Infiniti QX30, Maserati Levante, Tesla Model X and Volvo S90 in the Romanian charts this month, each with one single sale.

Previous month: Romania August 2016: Opel Astra shines in market up 69%

One year ago: Romania September 2015: VW Polo and Dacia Dokker shine

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Romania August 2016: Opel Astra shines in market up 69%

Opel Astra Romania August 2016Opel Astra

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August sales in Romania are up 69% year-on-year to 12.411 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 15% to 58.631 units in 8 months. Dacia evolves like its home market at +70% to 4.175 sales, resulting in a mammoth 33.6% share vs. 29.7% so far in 2016. Volkswagen (+37%) and Skoda (+53%) are back above Renault which ranked #2 last month but gains another 110% in August. Inside the Top 10, Ford (+76%), Opel (+93%) and Hyundai (+141%) stand out, outside, Peugeot (+150%), Honda (+198%) and Lexus (+220%) impress. Model-wise, Dacia monopolises the podium again with the Logan (+64%), Sandero (+114%) and Duster (+74%) in the lead but the Opel Astra at #4 and best-selling foreigner (+254%) and the Ford Fiesta at #9 (+249%) deliver the largest year-on-year gains inside the Top 10. Notice also the Renault Clio (+110%), Skoda Rapid (+129%), Suzuki Vitara (+153%), Renault Captur (+221%) and Hyundai i20 (+308%) posting spectacular gains.

Previous month: Romania July 2016: Dacia recovers to 35.8% share, Logan to 24.5%

One year ago: Romania August 2015: Dacia monopolises podium again

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Romania July 2016: Dacia recovers to 35.8% share, Logan to 24.5%

Dacia Logan Romania May 2016. Picture courtesy automarket.roThe Dacia Logan is back to stratospheric market shares at home.

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After an uncharacteristic 37% drop in June, the Romanian new car market is back to solid growth at +17% in July to 10.768 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 6% to 46.220. Dacia returns to more familiar market shares at 35.8% thanks to sales up 12% to 3.850 with Renault surging 73% to 2nd place overall at 993 units. Skoda (797), Volkswagen (696) and Ford (577) follow but all lose market share. Toyota (+61%), Opel (+69%), Honda (+93%), Suzuki (+102%) and Peugeot (+146%) post the most spectacular gains inside the Top 20.

After plunging to a lowest ever 9.1% share last month, the Dacia Logan catches up on lost time at 24.5% in July vs. 17.1% year-to-date. The Dacia Sandero is back up 12 spots on June to #2 overall with 5.1% ahead of the Dacia Duster up 2 to #3 despite sales down 23% to 478. The Renault Clio is up 64% to #4, the Opel Astra up 184% to #6, the Suzuki Vitara up 255% to #8, Toyota Corolla up 118% to #9 and Peugeot 208 up… 7-fold to #10. Notice also the Renault Kadjar up 6 spots on June to #14, the Honda Civic up 30 to #26 and the Citroen C-Elysée up 107% on July 2015 to #40.

Previous month: Romania June 2016: Sales drop 37%, Dacia Logan at lowest ever share

One year ago: Romania July 2015: Dacia Logan and Skoda Fabia strong

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