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New car sales in Romania recede by 3.3% year-on-year in August to 12.001 registrations, keeping in mind August 2016 was up 69% on the year before. The year-to-date total remains however in frank positive territory at +16.6% to 68.344 units. Homegrown leader Dacia falls slightly faster than the market at -6% but posts a particularly high market share at 32.7% vs. 27% so far this year. In fact, the entire Top 7 best-selling brands lose market share this month, headed by Volkswagen (-12%), Skoda (-8%) and Renault (-7%). On the other hand, strong performers include Suzuki (+41%), Kia (+27%), Fiat (+59%), Citroen (+45%) and Seat (+38%). Model-wise, Dacia monopolises the podium for the second consecutive month with the Logan celebrating 13 consecutive years (156 months) in pole position since the nameplate’s launch in September 2004 when it held a mammoth 33% share. The Duster (-1%) and Sandero (-21%) complete the podium – with the Sandero now ranking #4 year-to-date – above the Opel Astra (-15%), Renault Clio (-19%), Skoda Octavia (-12%) and Rapid (-20%), all losing significant ground. Notice the Suzuki Vitara up to #9, the Opel Corsa up to #11 and Citroen C3 u to #33.
Previous month: Romania July 2017: Dacia monopolises podium, VW up 67%
One year ago: Romania August 2016: Opel Astra shines in market up 69%
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