The 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
Full November 2014 Top 100 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.
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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 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
Full October 2014 Top 100 models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.
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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
Full September 2014 Top 75 models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.
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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!
Full August 2014 Top 100 models and Top 32 brands Ranking Tables below.
The Dacia Sandero is up to #3 at home this month.
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The Romanian new car market continues on its fantastic run this year: up 46% year-on-year in July to 8,368 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 39,593 units, up 31% on 2013. Dacia excels at home with sales up a gigantic 75% in July to 34.2% market share, above its year-to-date level of 31.8% at 12,804 sales (+59%). In fact this month Dacia monopolises the podium with the Logan at 21.5% share, the Duster at 5.7% and the Sandero at 5%. Other spectacular gains in the brands ranking include Ford up 95%, Renault up 105%, Fiat up 101%, Mazda up 87% and Jeep up 164%. Model-wise, notice also the Fiat 500 up 17 spots on June to #7, the Renault Mégane up 15 to #8 and the Dacia Lodgy up 17 to #20.
Previous month: Romania June 2014: Dacia Logan up to 27% share in market up 75%
One year ago: Romania July 2013: Dacia Logan hits 20% share, highest in a year
Full July 2014 Top 100 models and Top 38 brands Ranking Tables below.
Dacia Logan MCV
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Euphoric times for new car sales in Romania, now up 75% year-on-year in June to 6,947 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 31,225 units, up 27% on 2013. The Dacia Logan shoots up to its strongest market share since last August at 27% thanks to 1,876 sales, while the Ford Fiesta is up 3 spots on May to a splendid 2nd place at 369 units and 5.3%, kicking the Dacia Duster (#3), Sandero (#4) and Skoda Octavia (#5) all down one rank compared to last month. The Skoda Rapid for its part maintains itself in 6th position with 2.8% share while the VW Passat reappears inside the Top 10 at #10, up 6 spots on May. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai up 7 to #11, the Peugeot 308 up 33 to #28, Peugeot 2008 up 23 to #35 and Jeep Grand Cherokee up 46 to #41.
Previous month: Romania May 2014: Podium 100% Dacia in market up 46%
One year ago: Romania June 2013: Skoda Octavia back up to 2nd place
Full June 2014 Top 100 models and Top 37 brands Ranking Tables below.
The Dacia Logan holds 18% of the Romanian new car market in May.
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The Romanian new car market is up a spectacular 46% year-on-year in May to 6,001 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 24,278 units, up 18% on 2013. For the first time since last December, Dacia monopolises the podium at home with the Logan at 17.9% share, the Duster at 5.4% and the Sandero at 5.2%. The Skoda Octavia is kicked down to #4 with 4.4% but remains third year-to-date, the Ford Fiesta is back up 7 spots on last month to reclaim the #5 ranking it holds year-to-date and the Skoda Rapid is up 3 to #6, its 2nd best ranking in Romania below the #5 it reached last October. Further down, the Hyundai i20 is up 14 ranks to #14, the Renault Captur is up 38 to #15, the Nissan Qashqai up 24 to #18 and the Fiat 500L up a further 4 to #19.
Previous month: Romania April 2014: Dacia Logan and Duster keep stranglehold
One year ago: Romania May 2013: Podium 100% Dacia, Sandero highest since 2009
Full May 2014 Top 100 models and Top 36 brands Ranking Tables below.
The Dacia Logan holds 19% of the Romanian market in April.
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After 4 consecutive months of year-on-year growth including 3 double-digit gains, Romanian new car sales are sadly and worryingly back into negative in April at -6% to 4,932 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total after 4 months to 18,277 units, still up 11% on 2013. This month the Top 4 most popular models in Romania are identical to the 2014 ranking: the Dacia Logan unsurprisingly holds onto the pole position by far with 927 sales and 18.8% share, ahead of the Dacia Duster at 5.7%, Skoda Octavia at 4.9% and Dacia Sandero at 4.4%. The VW Golf is up two spots on March to #5, the Opel Corsa up 11 to #6, the Peugeot 301 is up to #21, Fiat 500L up 41 ranks to #23 and the Mazda CX-5 is up 27 to #31.
Previous month: Romania March 2014: Dacia Dokker back up to 4th place
One year ago: Romania April 2013: Dacia Logan up, Dokker in Top 5
Full April 2014 Top 80 models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.
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Now we’re talking. Romanian new car sales are up a mammoth 38% year-on-year in March to 4,577 registrations, that’s the 4th consecutive month of year-on-year gain and the third double-digit gain in the last 4 months. Year-to-date total is up 19% to 13,345 units. As is the rest of Europe, would Romania now be on the mend? Local champion Dacia is up an even more impressive 64% on March 2013 to grab 33.6% of the market vs. 29.6% year-to-date. The models charts podium is identical to FY2013 and YTD2014 with the Dacia Logan in the lead (16.8% share) followed by the Dacia Duster (7.5%) and Skoda Octavia (6.6%). Up from outside the Top 80 in February to #4 with 225 units and 4.9%, the Dacia Dokker delivers its 2nd best month ever after last December when it reached #3 with 303 sales and 5.4% share, and the Dacia Sandero is up 9 spots on last month to #5 and a very solid 4.1% market share, making it 4 Dacias in the Top 5.
Previous month: Romania February 2014: Range Rover Evoque in Top 10!
One year ago: Romania March 2013: Dacia Logan on the rebound?
Full March 2014 Top 80 models and Top 35 brands Ranking Tables below.
Range Rover Evoque. Picture by Beast 1
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The Romanian new car market gains ground year-on-year for the third month in a row in February at +5% to a still very shy 3,650 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,768 units, up 11% on 2013. Yes the Dacia Logan is a little weak this month at 14.2% share, yes the Dacia Duster is boosted by its facelift at a best-ever 10% share, yes Ford places two models inside the Top 5 for the 2nd consecutive month with the Fiesta at #3 and a splendid 6.1% share and the Focus at #5 with 3.7%, but the big question mark this month is in spot #10 where we find the Range Rover Evoque with 51 sales and 1.4% share.
The Range Rover Sport is among the 30 most popular cars in Romania. Or is it?
This is potentially the Evoque’s best-ever monthly ranking anywhere in the world and it does raise once again the question of re-exports, which are a headline topic in neighbouring countries like Bulgaria and Hungary, or Latvia more to the North. The Romanian market is very small in the European context and new car prices are among the cheapest in the European Union, so it does make sense to assume that a potentially significant part of higher-end new vehicles sold here actually never see Romanian roads. If you live in Romania and have some insight on this phenomenon please share it with us by commenting on here. In the same vein, notice the BMW X5 up to #17 vs. #47 in 2013, the BMW 3 Series up to #22 vs. #46, BMW 5 Series up to #23 vs. #54 and the Range Rover Sport up to #27 vs. #79.
Previous month: Romania January 2014: Ford Focus and Fiesta inside Top 5
One year ago: Romania February 2013: Skoda Octavia threatens Dacia Logan
Full February 2014 Top 50 models and Top 36 brands Ranking Tables below.