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Serbia May 2014: Skoda Fabia holds off Fiat 500L

July 1st, 2014 No comments

Skoda Fabia Serbia May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Fabia

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Based on data reported by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, 2,014 new car sales found a buyer in Serbia in May, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,751 units. For the second month running, the Skoda Fabia holds off the locally-produced Fiat 500L to rank first with 130 sales and 6.5% vs. 122 and 6.1%. The 500L remains in pole position year-to-date though at 576 units and 6.6% vs. 519 and 5.9% for the Fabia. The Skoda Octavia is stable in third place in both rankings, while the Skoda Rapid shoots up to #4 (making it 3 Skodas in the Top 4) and the Ford Focus is up to #6.

Previous month: Serbia April 2014: Skoda Fabia reclaims pole position

Previous year: Serbia Full Year 2013: Locally produced Fiat 500L grabs top spot

Full May 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Serbia April 2014: Skoda Fabia reclaims pole position

May 26th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Fabia Serbia April 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deSkoda Fabia

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Based on data reported by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, 2,100 new car sales found a buyer in Serbia, bringing the year-to-date total to 7,055 units. Leader over the Full Year 2013 and both in February and March, the Fiat 500L drops to 2nd place in April at 139 units and 6.6% share, passed by the Skoda Fabia at 142 sales and 6.8%. The 500L, produced locally at the Fiat Srbija plant in Kragujevac, holds onto its year-to-date pole position however thanks to 454 units and 6.4% vs. 389 and 5.5% for the Fabia. The Skoda Octavia remains in third place with 102 sales and 4.9%, while the Kia Cee’d jumps from outside the Top 10 in March directly to #4 and Hyundai manages to place 3 models inside the Top 8: the i30 at #6, i20 at #7 and ix35 at #8.

Previous month: Serbia March 2014: Fiat 500L leads, Doblo up to #2

One year ago: Serbia March 2013: Skoda Fabia catches up on Fiat Punto Classic

Full April 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Serbia March 2014: Fiat 500L leads, Doblo up to #2

April 24th, 2014 No comments

Fiat Doblo Serbia March 2014Fiat Doblo

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According to data from Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, Serbian new car sales are up a splendid 23% year-on-year in March to 2,402 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to 4,955 units, now up 9% on 2013. Serbian consumers confirm their patriotism, keeping the locally-produced The Fiat 500L in pole position thanks to 133 sales and 5.5%, adding up to 315 units and 6.4% year-to-date. Fiat even manages a 1-2 this month with the Doblo shooting up to 2nd place with 110 sales and 4.6% while the Skoda Octavia rounds up the podium like last month at 97 units and 4%. The VW Golf is up 5 spots to #4, the Skoda Fabia down 3 to #5 and the Dacia Sandero up one to #6. Hyundai places the i20 at #7 and the i30 at #8.

Previous month: Serbia February 2014: Fiat 500L just under 11% market share

One year ago: Serbia March 2013: Skoda Fabia catches up on Fiat Punto Classic

Full March 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Serbia February 2014: Fiat 500L just under 11% market share

March 20th, 2014 No comments

Fiat 500L Serbia February 2014. Picture courtesy of quattroruote.itFiat 500L

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, I can share with you today models data for Serbia over the first two months of 2014, when new car sales are down 2% year-on-year to 2,553 units. Confirming the pole position it grabbed over the Full Year 2013, the locally produced Fiat 500 reigns supreme in February thanks to 145 sales and 10.9%, making up for a weak start of the year in January (#5) and taking the lead in the 2014 year-to-date ranking with 182 units and 7.1%. Leader in January, the Fiat Punto Classic is out of the Top 10 this month. Skoda places 4 models in the Serbian Top 10: the Fabia at #2, Octavia at #3, Rapid at #6 and Superb at #10.

Previous post: Serbia Full Year 2013: Locally produced Fiat 500L grabs top spot

One year ago: Serbia January-February 2013: Fiat Punto Classic resists

Full January and February 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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Serbia Full Year 2013: Locally produced Fiat 500L grabs top spot

January 28th, 2014 2 comments

Fiat 500L Serbia 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frFiat 500L

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, I can share with you a models ranking for Serbia over the Full Year 2013, when the market is down 4% to 22,499 registrations. Serbia is a great example of a country where ‘buying local’ is important. If last year the Fiat Punto Classic, produced at the Fiat Srbija plant in Kragujevac, topped the sales charts, this year it is the Fiat 500L, also produced in Kragujevac, that grabs the top spot. This makes Serbia the first country in the world the Fiat 500L has managed to top so far. It sells 2,061 units for a massive 9.2% share, while the Punto is down 36% to 1,240 units and 5.5%. The Skoda Fabia (-30%) round up the podium and is one of 3 Skodas in the Top 5 with the Octavia at #4 and Yeti at #5.

Previous post: Serbia 6 months 2013: Locally produced Fiat 500L pops up at #1!

Previous year: Serbia Full Year 2012: Fiat Punto, Skoda Octavia and Fabia lead

December and Full Year 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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Serbia 6 months 2013: Locally produced Fiat 500L pops up at #1!

August 2nd, 2013 No comments

Fiat 500L Serbia June 2013The Fiat 500L is the new most popular vehicle in Serbia

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu I can share with you today half-year 2013 data for a third ex-Yugoslavia country: Serbia. Big event atop the ranking, but a logical one when you think about it, the Fiat 500L which has replaced the Punto Classic in the only car factory in the country, is the new best-seller in Serbia thanks to 981 sales and 9.3%. Most of these sales occurred in last 2 months as the 500L did not appear in the Top 10 in April! As a result the Fiat Punto Classic is kicked down to #2 at 563 units and 5.7%. The next 3 models are all Skodas! The Fabia leads the charge at 4.7% share, followed by the Yeti at 3.7% and the Octavia at 3.4%.

Previous post: Serbia April 2013: Skoda Fabia catches up on Fiat Punto Classic

Previous year: Serbia Full Year 2012: Fiat Punto, Skoda Octavia and Fabia lead

Full 6 months 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Serbia March 2013: Skoda Fabia catches up on Fiat Punto Classic

April 12th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Fabia Serbia March 2013Skoda Fabia

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu I can share with you the Top 10 best-selling models in Serbia in March, when 1,957 new vehicles found a buyer. The Fiat Punto Classic, which was produced locally until the 500L replaced it, is starting to slow down with 132 sales and 6.7%, now finding itself only 9 units above the Skoda Fabia at 123 and 6.3%. The Punto still leads by far year-to-date at 8.3% vs. 4.3% for the Fabia but could see its supremacy threatened later in the year as its stock goes dry. Notice also the VW Golf up to #3, Hyundai i30 up to #7 and Dacia Duster at #10.

Previous post: Serbia January-February 2013: Fiat Punto Classic resists

Previous year: Serbia Full Year 2012: Fiat Punto, Skoda Octavia and Fabia lead

Full March 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Serbia January-February 2013: Fiat Punto Classic resists

March 30th, 2013 No comments

Fiat Punto Classic Serbia February 2013Fiat Punto Classic

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu I can share with you once again the Top 10 best-selling models in Serbia in this start of 2013. Interestingly, the Fiat Punto Classic, produced locally, manages to lodge higher market shares than over the Full Year 2012: it holds 9.6% of the Serbian market in January thanks to 117 sales and 9.5% in February thanks to 131.

Lada Niva Serbia February 2013Lada Niva

Other great performers include the 35 year-old Lada Niva up to an exceptional 2nd place in January with 69 sales and 5.6%, the Skoda Yeti up to #2 in February at 97 units and 7%, the VW Golf at #3 in January with 5.5%, the Hyundai i20 at #3 in February with 5.7%, the Skoda Rapid making its first appearance in the ranking at #8 in February and the Honda Civic breaking into the Serbian Top 10 at #10 that same month.

Previous post: Serbia Full Year 2012: Fiat Punto, Skoda Octavia and Fabia lead

Full January-February 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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Serbia Full Year 2012: Fiat Punto, Skoda Fabia & Octavia lead

March 15th, 2013 3 comments

Fiat Punto Classic Serbia 2012Fiat Punto

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Thanks to Misa and Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu I can share with you a Top 10 models ranking for Serbia for the first time since 2007! Very rare data indeed. As we explored in the original Serbia 2012 article, the Serbian new car market struggles this year, losing 26% on 2011 to 23,510 registrations, its lowest annual tally in the last 10 years and less than half the 2007 record of 56,231 units… As expected, the Fiat Punto Classic leads the way but with sales down a horrendous 54% on 2011 to 2,036 units and 8.7% share (vs. 14% in 2011), it is now threatened by the Skoda Fabia, up 14% and one spot to #2 at 1,510 units and 6.4%.

Skoda Fabia 2012Skoda Fabia

Skoda confirms it is now the favourite brand in Serbia by placing a second model on the podium: the Skoda Octavia, in spite of sales down 13%, is up one rank to #3 with 1,047 units and 4.5%. The Dacia Sandero follows but halves its sales figure compared to 2011, the Ford Fiesta is up 3 spots and 17% to #5, the Opel Astra remains in 6th position and the VW Golf is up a whopping 47% to #7 with 705 sales and 3% share.

Previous post: Serbia Full Year 2012: Skoda #1 brand, Fiat Punto should still reign

Full Year 2012 Top 10 models and Top 25 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Serbia Full Year 2012: Skoda #1 brand, Fiat Punto should still reign

January 22nd, 2013 7 comments

Fiat Punto Classic

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Like most markets in the region (Croatia down 25%, Slovenia down 17%, Macedonia down 31%), the Serbian new car market struggles in 2012, dropping 26% year-on-year to 23,510 registrations, its lowest annual tally in the last 10 years and less than half the 2007 record of 56,231 units… There is only a brands ranking available for Serbia for now so if you have more info please make sure to get in touch by either commenting on this article or filling up the ‘Contact’ form above. One of the particularities of the Serbian car market is the presence of local carmaker Fiat Automobili Srbija (FAS), formerly known as Zastava, with sales counted separately from Fiat’s.

Skoda Fabia

Massive event atop the brands ranking this year: for the first time in potentially decades, it is not the local manufacturer that tops the charts: Skoda is the new #1 thanks to sales down just 1% to 3,665 units and 15.6% share whereas FAS is down a horrid 51% year-on-year to 2,317 sales and 9.9%. Given FAS only sells the Punto Classic, that model should still be the most popular in the country in 2012, with the Skoda Fabia a possible close 2nd. Great performance of Volkswagen, down just 5% and up 4 spots to #3. Hyundai is stable at #4, Ford (#5) and Opel (#6) exchange position while Kia is up 19% to #10 and Lada up 118% to #14.

Previous post: Serbia August 2012: Fiat Punto Classic should still be #1

Full Year 2012 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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