Romania November 2017: Dacia up to 29.8% share in market down 3.5%

The Dacia Duster is up 17% just as the new generation is about to hit dealerships. Picture largus.fr

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New car sales in Romania lose ground year-on-year for the second time in the past four months at -3.5% to 9.311 registrations, yet the year-to-date volume remains comfortably in positive territory at 98.116 units, up 14.6% on the same period a year ago. Homegrown market leader Dacia goes against the grain with a 1% improvement to 29.8% share, well above the 28% it commands year-to-date. Skoda remains in 2nd place despite a 10% drop, followed by Renault surging 27% to #3, Opel up 7% and Volkswagen imploding down 38% to #5. Ford (-11%) and Mercedes (-8%) also struggle whereas Toyota (+35%) and Suzuki (+50%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10. Below, Mazda (+21%), Nissan (+35%) and Fiat (+43%) impress while Hyundai (-24%), Porsche (-32%), Peugeot (-33%), Volvo (-36%), Land Rover (-41%), Honda (-47%) and Mitsubishi (-48%) are all in great difficulty.

Over in the models ranking, the Dacia Logan unsurprisingly holds onto the top spot in spite of a 9% year-on-year drop to 17.4% share. The Dacia Duster is enjoying a 17% revival just as the outgoing generation is getting discounted, selling more than double the next best-seller the Skoda Octavia (-6%) with the Dacia Samdero (-7%) and Opel Astra (-10%) rounding out the Top 5. The Renault Megane (+165%) is the big winner in the Tp 10, while below the Nissan Qashqai (+89%), Ford Kuga (+219%), Dacia Dokker (+309%), Kia Cee’d (+75%) and Fiat Tipo (+121%) shine. The Opel Crossland X (#40) dominates recent launches above the Toyota C-HR (#42), Skoda Kodiaq (#44) and Suzuki Ignis (#54).

Previous month: Romania October 2017: Dacia Duster up 55% in market up 26.2%

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

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Romania October 2017: Dacia Duster up 55% in market up 26.2%

The new generation Dacia Duster will arrive in Romania in early 2018.

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The Romanian new car market posts a second consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year gains in October at a splendid +26.2% to 10.036 registrations, lifting the year-to-date volume up 16.9% to 88.805 units. Homegrown brand leader Dacia trails the market at +13% to 28.6% share, a tad above its YTD level of 27.8%, as does Skoda also up 13% to 9.5%. The remainder of the Top 5 beats the market though: Volkswagen is up 33%, Renault up 35% and Ford, most impressively, is up 84%. Notice also Kia up 96%, Suzuki up 74%, Fiat up 120%, Jeep up 129% and Alfa Romeo up 1600%. Model-wise, the Dacia Logan logically stays ahead but only gains 1% to 16.2% share, while the Dacia Duster surges 55% to 7.4% share vs. 6.2%, potentially a combination of discounts on the outgoing first generation in the wake of the arrival of the second gen in early 2018. The Skoda Octavia (+4%) is back above the Dacia Sandero (+14%) like YTD, with the Opel Astra (+12%) rounding up the Top 5 above the Ford Focus (+163%). Let’s also salute the Renault Clio (+57%) and Megane (+143%) inside the Top 10 while beyond, the Ford Fiesta (+106%), Kuga (+112%), Kia Cee’d (+408%) and VW Up (+461%) make themselves noticed. The Toyota C-HR (#39), Skoda Kodiaq (#51) and Suzuki Ignis (#78) top recent launches.

Previous month: Romania September 2017: Dacia up 47% in market up 11.4%

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

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Romania September 2017: Dacia up 47% in market up 11.4%

Dacia Sandero sales are up 134% year-on-year at home.

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New car sales in Romania are up 11.4% year-on-year in September to 10.425 registrations, leading to a year-to-date total up 15.8% to 78.769 units. Exceptional performance of homegrown market leader Dacia surging 47% on September 2016 to 31.9% share vs. 27.7% year-to-date, distancing Skoda (-1%) and Volkswagen (-9%), both struggling. Opel (+18%), Toyota (+22%), Renault (+36%) and Suzuki (+53%) also shine inside the Top 10 while beyond, Volvo (+22%), Porsche (+24%), Citroen (+28%) and Fiat (+40%) make themselves noticed. Like last month, the top three best-sellers are Dacias, and in September they all surge ahead: the Logan is up 32% year-on-year to 18.4% share vs. 15.9% year-to-date, the Duster is up 71% to 6.6% vs. 6.1% so far this year and the Sandero is up 134% to 5.2% vs. 3.6% in 2017. The Skoda Octavia (+14%) returns to the most popular foreigner title ahead of the Opel Astra (-2%) and VW Golf (+34%) while the Renault Clio soars 120% to #7. Other impressive performers include the Renault Megane up 184% to #10, the Opel Mokka up 111% to #15 and the Ford Kuga up 126% to #17. The Toyota C-HR (#50), Skoda Kodiaq (#54), Suzuki Ignis (#78) and VW Arteon (#91) dominate recent launches (<12 months).

Previous month: Romania August 2017: Dacia Logan celebrates 13 years/156 months at #1

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

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Romania August 2017: Logan celebrates 13 years/156 months at #1

The Dacia Logan has dominated its home monthly sales for 13 consecutive years. 

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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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Romania July 2017: Dacia monopolises podium, VW up 67%

Dacia Duster sales are up 47% in July.

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New car sales in Romania slow down their growth in July: after +47% in June, they edge up 5% to 11.335 this month, leading to a year-to-date tally up 22% to 56.343 units. Homegrown market leader Dacia drops 12% but holds a round 30% market share, well above its YTD level of 25.8%. Volkswagen surges 67% to 10.3% in second place while Skoda is up two spots on June to #3 thanks to deliveries up 27%. Ford (+32%), Hyundai (+18%), Mercedes (+40%) and Suzuki (+45%) also beat the market inside the Top 10. Further down, notice BMW (+25%), Nissan (+45%), Fiat (+162%), Seat (+96%), Volvo (+105%), Jeep (+50%) and Lexus (+167%) all posting spectacular year-on-year gains. Model-wise, Dacia monopolises its home podium for the first time since August 2016 with the Logan one month away from celebrating 13 consecutive years (156 months) in pole position, the Duster up 47% to 2nd place and the Sandero up 3% to #3. The Skoda Octavia soars 46% to #4, the VW Golf is up 73% to #5, with the VW Polo (+66%), Renault Megane (+110%), VW Jetta (+105%), Passat (+81%) and Ford Kuga (+321%) also impressive.

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

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

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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.

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

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%).

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

One year ago: Romania January-February 2016: Dacia places four models in Top 5

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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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