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Romania May 2015: Fiat 500L climbs further up

June 29th, 2015 No comments

Fiat 500L Romania May 2015Fiat 500L hits a record-breaking 6th place in Romania in May.

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May marks the second month of 2015 in negative in Romania after January with overall registrations down 1% to 5.927 units but the year-to-date total remains 6% above its level one year ago at 25.842 deliveries. Despite sales down 3% on May 2014, domestic manufacturer Dacia lodges a market share of 31.1%, above its year-to-date level of 30.5%. It is followed by Skoda (+25%), Volkswagen (+10%), Renault (-12%), Ford (-22%) and Opel (-21%). Further down, notice Mercedes and Audi up 18%, BMW up 48%, Land Rover up 53%, Citroen up 50% and Jeep up 44%. Over in the models ranking, the Dacia Logan and Duster stay in command, with the Skoda Rapid now #4 year-to-date below its larger sibling the Octavia. The Fiat 500L is up a further 4 spots to a record-breaking 6th place, the Renault Clio is up 10 to #7, the Captur up two to #9, the Ford Mondeo up 8 to #15, Opel Mokka up 33 to #21 and the Honda Civic up 43 to #30.

Previous month: Romania April 2015: Ford and Fiat pull market up 11%

One year ago: Romania May 2014: Podium 100% Dacia in market up 46%

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Romania April 2015: Ford and Fiat pull market up 11%

May 20th, 2015 No comments

Fiat 500L Romania April 2015. Picture courtesy of quattroruote.itSecond consecutive month inside the Top 10 for the Fiat 500L.

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New car sales in Romania are up 11% year-on-year in April to 5.482 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 19.915 units, up 9% on 2014. Local manufacturer Dacia keeps control of the market of course with 1.671 sales and 31.3% share, above Volkswagen at 10.8% (+31%) and Ford up a fantastic 122% on April 2014 to 10.2% share. Skoda drops to #4 ahead of Renault and Mercedes (+21%), while Fiat (+62%), Honda (+69%), Mitsubishi (+78%), Jeep (+150%) and Kia (+164%) take off. The Dacia Logan posts a 128th consecutive month in pole position with a strong 17.3% market share above the Dacia Duster at 8.8% and the Ford Fiesta staying on the podium at 4.6%. The Skoda Rapid at #5 makes it two Skodas inside the Top 5 with the Octavia, the Fiat 500L delivers a second consecutive month inside the Top 10 and the Renault Captur is up 17 ranks on March to #11.

Previous month: Romania March 2015: Ford Fiesta on podium, Fiat 500L in Top 10

One year ago: Romania April 2014: Dacia Logan and Duster keep stranglehold

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Romania March 2015: Ford Fiesta on podium, Fiat 500L in Top 10

April 23rd, 2015 No comments

Fiat 500L Romania March 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Fiat 500L is among the 10 best-sellers in Romania for the first time.

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New car sales in Romania are up a very satisfying 17% year-on-year in March to 5,339 registrations, bringing the first quarter total to 14,433 units, up 8% on 2014. Dacia logically keeps the pole position despite sales down 2% to 28.1% share (30.2% year-to-date), followed by Ford up a gigantic 104% on a year ago to 698 units and 13.1% and Skoda up 15% to 606 deliveries and 11.4%. Volkswagen (+29%), Mercedes (+16%), Renault (+19%), Hyundai (+15%) and Fiat (+50%) follow and all outperform the market this month. Notice also Peugeot up 118%, Kia up 142%, Citroen up 95% and Volvo up 4-fold year-on-year.

Ford Fiesta Romania March 2015The Ford Fiesta lands on the Romanian podium in March.

The Dacia Logan (15.5%) and Duster (9%) dominate the models ranking head and shoulders and stay very close to their year-to-date levels of 15.3% and 9.1% respectively. #12 last month, the Ford Fiesta shoots back up to third place thanks to 349 sales and 6.5%, becoming the most popular foreign nameplate in the country in March. It is followed by the Skoda Octavia (4.9%), Ford Focus (4.6%) and Skoda Rapid (3.8%) and all other nameplate are below 2% market share. The Fiat 500L is up 15 spots on February to crack the Romanian Top 10 for the first time at #9, the VW Up is up to #27 and the Peugeot 301 up 58 spots on last month to #31.

Previous month: Romania February 2015: Dacia and Skoda monopolise Top 4

One year ago: Romania March 2014: Dacia Dokker back up to 4th place

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Romania February 2015: Dacia and Skoda monopolise Top 4

March 18th, 2015 No comments

Skoda Rapid Romania February 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid

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After dropping by 3% in January, the Romanian new car market is back up an encouraging 13% year-on-year in February to 4,116 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 9,094 units, now up 4% on 2014. Local manufacturer Dacia outperforms its home market with sales up 40% to a gargantuan 32.3% share, almost 3 times that of any other manufacturer. Skoda (+11%) follows at 11.1% share, ahead of Volkswagen (+9%) and Ford (-47%) while Opel (+104%) and Kia (+447%) deliver the largest improvements in the Top 15. Model-wise, the Dacia Logan is faithful to the pole position it has been holding without interruption for 126 consecutive months now, beating the Dacia Duster, Skoda Octavia and Skoda Rapid.

Previous month: Romania January 2015: Dacia Duster threatens Logan sedan for #1

One year ago: Romania February 2014: Range Rover Evoque in Top 10!

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Romania January 2015: Dacia Duster threatens Logan sedan for #1

February 14th, 2015 No comments

Dacia Duster Romania January 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frDacia Duster

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After gaining an encouraging 22% in 2014, the Romanian new car market starts 2015 with the brakes on: down 3% in January to 4,978 registrations. Home brand Dacia is up a trend-bucking 5% to 1,528 sales and 30.7% share, Volkswagen is back above Skoda – just, at 448 deliveries vs. 444, Renault is up 34% to #4, Mercedes up 42% to #7, Audi up 21% to #11, Fiat up 47% to #12, Nissan exactly doubles its sales year-on-year to #15, Seat is up 81% to #18, Citroen up 50% to #19 and Porsche up 56% to #25.

Dacia Logan Romania May 2014. Picture courtesy of autoevolution.comStill #1, but just: the Dacia Logan sedan.

For the first time on BSCB and from this month onwards I give you an all-models ranking for Romania, and in January the Dacia Logan – albeit lodging its 125th consecutive month in pole position – is particularly weak at just 12.2% market share. Even more interesting: if we remove the MCV variant (146 sales), the Logan sedan comes to just 462 sales and 9.3% share vs. 444 and 8.9% for the Duster posting another very strong month. Like in December, the Skoda Octavia ranks #3 and the Dacia Sandero #4, they are followed this month by the Skoda Rapid while the Ford Focus is back up 5 spots to #6.

Previous post: Romania Full Year 2014: Dacia Logan celebrates one decade at #1

One year ago: Romania January 2014: Ford Focus and Fiesta inside Top 5

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

January 14th, 2015 No comments

Dacia Logan Romania 2014. Picture courtesy of autoevolution.comThe Dacia Logan has now topped the Romanian new car market for 10 consecutive years…

Dacia Logan Romania 2005the first one being 2005.

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In 2014 new car sales in Romania end five consecutive years of decline which took the market from an all-time high of 343,080 registrations in 2008 down to just 57,710 in 2013. 2014 is up an encouraging 22% to 70,172 deliveries. Local manufacturer Dacia strengthens its already iron-clad grip on its home market by outperforming the market at +28% to 22,383 sales and 31.9% share. It is followed by Skoda overtaking its parent brand Volkswagen thanks to sales up 35% to 6,913 to bring the Czech brand just below 10% share. Below, Ford, Renault, Opel and Hyundai hold onto their 2013 ranking while Mercedes is up 19% to #8, Fiat up 45% to #10, Nissan up 52% to #14, Mazda up 44% to #17 and Jeep up 38% to #25.

Ford Fiesta Romania 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frRomanian Ford Fiesta sales are up 130% year-on-year in 2014.

The Dacia Logan celebrates 10 consecutive year atop the Romanian models ranking and even improves its market share year-on-year thanks to sales up 25% to 13,394 and 19.1%. The Dacia Duster (+52%) and Skoda Octavia (+16%) follow like in 2014 while the Ford Fiesta (+130%) knocks the Dacia Sandero down to #5 and the Skoda Rapid gains 91% and 4 spots to #6. Notice also the Renault Clio up 75% to #9, the VW Passat up 49% to #11, the Fiat 500 improving its sales by an incredible fourfold on 2013 to #13, the Renault Captur slicing its 2013 ranking in two to #20, the Nissan Qashqai more than doubling its sales to #23, the Toyota Corolla up 221% to #31, Opel Mokka up 270% to #38 and the Opel Antara up 12-fold to #50. The Mercedes GLA is the most popular new nameplate at #75.

Previous month: Romania November 2014: Dacia Duster hits highest ever market share

Previous year: Romania Full Year 2013: Dacia Logan and Duster dominate

Two years ago: Romania Full Year 2012: Dacia Logan #1 for 8th year in a row

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Romania November 2014: Duster hits highest ever market share

December 18th, 2014 No comments

Dacia Duster Romania November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Duster holds 10.3% of its home market in November.

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New car sales in Romania are up by a shy 4% year-on-year in November at 5,669 deliveries, bringing the year-to-date total to 64,577 units, up a much more impressive 24% on 2013. Nevertheless many manufacturer vastly outperform the market this month in Romania: below local carmaker Dacia evolving like the market at +4% YOY and 31.9% share, Skoda is up 10% to 11.4% share vs. 9.7% YTD. Mitsubishi is up 97%, Fiat up 78%, Mercedes up 71%, Honda up 43%, Seat up 30%, Nissan up 38%, Renault up 37% and BMW up 22%. Model-wise, on face value the Dacia Logan keeps the lead for the 123rd consecutive month and by far thanks to 865 sales for a 15.3% market share, however when we remove the MCV variant (150 sales in November), its advantage on the Dacia Duster thaws significantly. That’s because the Duster hits its highest-ever market share at home (and in the world) in November at 10.3% thanks to 582 units sold. Note a study by format shows no Duster pickups sold yet.

Below, the Skoda Rapid shines in 4th place, the Dacia Dokker is up a further two spots on October to #6 and makes it four Dacias in the Top 6 along with the Sandero at #5, the Fiat 500L is up to #12 vs. #25 YTD, the Renault Captur is up to #13, the Opel Mokka up to #17 vs. #43 YTD and the Opel Antara up to #24 vs. #48 YTD. Finally, notice the BMW X4 up to #87 and the Citroen C4 Cactus making its first appearance in the Romanian Top 100 at #88.

Previous month: Romania October 2014: Dacia Duster and Logan over perform

One year ago: Romania November 2013: Dacia Logan at 2nd best share in 2 years

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Romania October 2014: Dacia Logan and Duster overperform

November 14th, 2014 1 comment

Dacia Duster Romania October 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Duster

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Nothing seems to be able to stop the progression of the Romanian new car market this year: up another 31% year-on-year in October to 7,344 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 58,908 deliveries, up 26% on 2013. Brand-wise, Dacia is up a fantastic 35% to reach 32.3% share, above its YTD level of 31.3%, ahead of Skoda up just 1% and only two units above Ford up a gargantuan 122% on October 2013. Inside the Top 10, Renault (+36%), Opel (+46%), Fiat (+115%), Hyundai (+38%) and Mercedes (+46%) also outperform the market.

Dacia Duster Pick up Romania October 2014Dacia has started selling a pick-up variant of the Duster in Romania – albeit in small numbers

The Dacia Logan (20.1% share) and Duster (7.4%) are back in control of the models sales charts and both deliver scores above their YTD levels of 19.6% and 6.2% respectively. Note the Logan MCV accounts for 15% of overall Logan sales this month. Notice also the Dacia Dokker up to #8, Fiat 500 up to #9, Renault Captur solid at #14 vs. #21 YTD, the Ford Mondeo up to #16, Fiat 500L up 37 spots on September to #18, the Opel Mokka up 38 to #20, the VW Touareg at #25 and the Opel Antara up a spectacular 41 ranks to an excellent 26th place.

Previous month: Romania September 2014: Skoda Rapid jumps up to 2nd place

One year ago: Romania October 2013: Skoda Rapid in Top 5

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Romania September 2014: Skoda Rapid jumps up to 2nd place

October 14th, 2014 2 comments

Skoda Rapid Romania September 2014Skoda Rapid

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The evolution of the Romanian new car market in September is consistent with the rest of 2014 so far: up 24% year-on-year to 5.561 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 51,564 units, up 26% on 2013. No surprises, local manufacturer Dacia continues to dominate the brands ranking in spite of sales down 4% to 1.445 units for a 26% market share, however if year-to-date it is the only brand above 10, 20 and 30% share, in September Volkswagen (+111% to 14.7% share) and Skoda (+36% to 10.1%) also break the symbolic 10% market share milestone. Notice also Ford up 71%, Renault up 53%, Opel up 63%, Mazda up 97%, Seat up 76% and Volvo up 125%. Model-wise, below the Dacia Logan #1 for the 121st straight month (just over one decade!), the Skoda Rapid jumps 4 spots to smash its ranking record in Romania in 2nd place with 4.2% share, the VW Golf is up 5 to #3, the VW Jetta up 8 to #5, Passat up 4 to #8, Fiat 500 up 9 to #10, Dacia Dokker up 10 to #11 and the VW Touareg above its lil bro the Tiguan at #23 vs. #35 year-to-date.

Previous month: Romania August 2014: Opel Antara jumps inside Top 20

One year ago: Romania September 2013: Dacia Sandero at highest in 4 years

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Romania August 2014: Opel Antara jumps inside Top 20

September 20th, 2014 2 comments

Opel Antara August 2014Opel Antara

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New car sales in Romania slow down their growth at +1% year-on-year in August to 6,410 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 46,003 units, up 26% on 2013. I give you the models ranking for now, more data and complete analysis will follow shortly. Like in July, local manufacturer Dacia monopolises the podium with the Logan (20.6% share), Duster (6.9%) and Sandero (4.1%) all slightly above their year-to-date levels. The Skoda Octavia overtakes the Ford Fiesta at #4, the Skoda Rapid holds onto an excellent 6th place and the Renault Clio is up 5 ranks to #7. Further down, notice the Opel Antara up 31 spots to #16, the Fiat 500L up 12 to #18, Peugeot 308 up 40 to #23 and Nissan Juke up 27 to #32. Finally, the BMW X4 breaks into the Romanian Top 100 for the first time at #99.

Previous month: Romania July 2014: Podium 100% Dacia

One year ago: Romania August 2013: Dacia Logan just under 30% share!

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