Romania September 2015: VW Polo and Dacia Dokker shine

VW Polo Romania September 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe VW Polo ranks third in Romania in September.

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The Romanian new car market remains in positive in September, just: at +3% to 5.752 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 56.839 units, up 10% on 2014. Local manufacturer Dacia is still master in command by far with 28% share (+11%), while Volkswagen outpaces Skoda year-to-date despite sales down 10%. Ford is down 25% in 4th place, distancing Opel (+40%), Renault (-11%) and Fiat (+24%). Notice also BMW (+20%), Nissan (+52%) and Kia (+83%) lodging spectacular year-on-year gains. In the models aisle, the Dacia Logan signs a 133rd consecutive month in pole position with 18.6% share above the Duster at 4%, while the VW Polo is 9 spots on August to round up the podium. The Dacia Dokker (#6), Fiat 500 (#10), Suzuki Vitara (#23) and Mercedes GLE (#33) also shine.

Previous month: Romania August 2015: Dacia monopolises podium again

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

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Romania August 2015: Dacia monopolises podium again

Dacia Sandero Romania August 2015. Picture courtesy honestjohn.co.ukDacia Sandero

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Nothing is getting in the way of the Romanian new car market’s slow but steady recovery: sales are up 15% year-on-year in August to 7.362, lifting the year-to-date total to 51.087 units, up 11% on 2014. Exactly one in every 3 new light vehicle sales in Romania this month are branded Dacia, with the domestic manufacturer once again outperforming its home market at +16% to 2.450 sales and 33.3% share. It is followed by Volkswagen surging 29% and overtaking Skoda to rank #2. Ford, Opel (both at -7%) and Renault (+5%) follow with weak score whereas Mercedes (+25%), Toyota (+43%), BMW, (+41%), Audi (+53%), Kia (+183%), Suzuki (+64%) and Nissan (+53%) take off, all ranking within the Top 15 best-selling brands.

Suzuki Vitara Romania August 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukThe Suzuki Vitara ranks #15 in Romania this month.

Dacia monopolises the models podium for the third consecutive month with the Logan at 21.2% share followed by the Duster (5.2% vs. 7.3% year-to-date) and the Sandero (5% vs. 3.7%). The Skoda Octavia is the most popular foreigner in the country as usual at #4 above the VW Golf up 8 spots to #5. The VW Jetta is up 3 ranks to #8, the Opel Antara up 22 to #17 and among recent launches the Suzuki Vitara is up 17 spots on July to #15, the Renault Kadjar up 14 to #34 and both the Mercedes GLE (+74 to #42) and the Hyundai Tucson (+109 to #48) break into the Czech Top 50 for their 2nd appearance.

Previous month: Romania July 2015: Dacia Logan and Skoda Fabia strong

One year ago: Romania August 2014: Opel Antara jumps inside Top 20

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Romania July 2015: Dacia Logan and Skoda Fabia strong

Dacia Logan Romania July 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Logan is up to 23.5% share at home

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The Romanian new car market is up another healthy 11% year-on-year in July to 9.253 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 43.725 units, up 10% on 2014. Homegrown manufacturer Dacia once again outpaces its domestic market with sales up a stunning 20% to 3.434 for a strong 37.1% market share vs. 33.1% so far this year. Skoda (+2%) overtakes Volkswagen (-5%) to return to the #2 spot it holds year-to-date, as does Ford with Renault. In order of sales, Kia (+163%), Nissan (+67%), Audi (+41%), Suzuki (+57%), Seat (+104%), Honda (+38%) and Citroen (+248%) all take off.

Skoda Fabia Romania July 2015The Skoda Fabia is approaching the Romanian Top 10 best-sellers.

Model-wise, the Dacia Logan, perennial leader at home, delivers its strongest market share in over a year (since June 2014) at 23.5% thanks to 2.177 sales, with the podium 100% Dacia for the 2nd month running: the Duster is #2 at 6.7% and the Sandero #3 at 4.5%. The Fiat 500L is back inside the Top 10 at #9, the Skoda Fabia is up 15 spots on June to #12, the Nissan Qashqai up 8 to #20, the Seat Toledo up 15 to #28, Hyundai Elantra up 7 to #30 and the Suzuki Vitara holds strong at #32 vs. #57 year-to-date. The Renault Kadjar breaks into the Romanian Top 50 for its first full month of sales in the country at #48 while the Mazda CX-3 shoots up to #68. We welcome the Mercedes GLE at #116, the Hyundai Tucson at #157 and the Ssangyong Tivoli at #179.

Previous month: Romania June 2015: Sandero makes podium 100% Dacia

One year ago: Romania July 2014: Podium 100% Dacia

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Romania June 2015: Sandero makes podium 100% Dacia

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The Romanian new car market takes off in June: up 24% year-on-year to 8.630 registrations, lifting the year-to-date up 10% to 34.472 deliveries halfway through 2015. Homegrown manufacturer Dacia outpaces the market with sales up 26% to 3.185 for a splendid 36.9% share vs. 32.1% year-to-date. Volkswagen (+32%) overtakes Skoda (+5%) while Renault (+51%) remains above Ford (-21%), Hyundai (+43%) is up 4 spots on May to #6 and both Toyota (+107%) and Fiat (+96%) double their sales year-on-year. Further down, Suzuki (+44%), BMW (+48%), Mazda (+81%), Seat (+130%), Kia (+173%) and Honda (+205%) all impress. Model-wise, the podium is 100% Dacia with the Logan (22.8%), Duster (6.6%) and Sandero (4.7%) in the lead, knocking the Skoda Octavia (3.1%) and Rapid (2.3%) to #4 and #5 respectively. The VW Polo at #8, Renault Captur at #9, Toyota Corolla at #21 and Honda Civic at #25 also make themselves noticed, while the Suzuki Vitara is up 36 spots on May to land at #29.

Previous month: Romania May 2015: Fiat 500L climbs further up

One year ago: Romania June 2014: Dacia Logan up to 27% share in market up 75%

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Romania May 2015: Fiat 500L climbs further up

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%

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

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

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

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

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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