Serbia Full Year 2016: Fiat 500L leads, Opel Astra on podium

The locally-produced Fiat 500L is #1 in Serbia for the third time.

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According to our Central European data partner CE Auto and local publication Vrelegume.rs, the Serbian new car market is up a stunning 20% year-on-year in 2016 to 27.194 registrations. Fiat trails the market with a 18% gain but this is enough to take the brands lead with 15.9% share and pass last year’s leader Skoda up just 0.3% to 13.8% of the market. Volkswagen (+14%) rounds up the podium like a year ago while Renault is up three spots and 65% to #4. Opel (+29%), Dacia (+22%) and most strikingly Hyundai (+201%) also outpace the market inside the Top 10. Further down, notice Porsche (+37%), Volvo (+43%), Alfa Romeo (+46%), Peugeot (+66%) and Seat (+392%) also posting spectacular gains.

Model-wise, the Fiat 500L – assembled locally in the Kragujevac Fiat factory – holds onto the pole position for the second year running and the third time overall (add 2013) despite seeing its sales drop 6% to 1.709. The Skoda Octavia gains 8% and one spot to climb to 2nd place overall, while the Opel Astra posts a new generation-boosted 55% surge to land on the third step of the podium vs. #6 in 2015. Both nameplates knock the Skoda Fabia (-31%) down two spots to #4. The Dacia Sandero soars 26% but is down to #5, with the Skoda Superb at a very satisfying +30%. The Hyundai i30, Renault Clio and Hyundai Tucson all break into the Serbian Top 10 for 2016. Finally, notice the Fiat Tipo sliding into the monthly Top 10 twice: in May (#10) and December (#9), making Serbia the third country in the world where it has done so so far alongside Italy and Turkey where it is sold as the Egea.

Previous month: Serbia November 2016: Skoda and Octavia take the lead

Previous year: Serbia Full Year 2015: Local hero Fiat 500L reclaims throne

Two years ago: Serbia Full Year 2014: Skoda Fabia overtakes Fiat 500L

Full Year and December 2016 Top 35 All-brands and Top 10 models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.

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Serbia November 2016: Skoda and Octavia take the lead

Skoda Octavia Serbia November 2016The Skoda Octavia is #1 in Serbia in November. 

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According to our Central European data partner CE Auto, new car sales in Serbia are down 1% year-on-year to 1.969 units but remain in positive year-to-date at +18% to 24.208 deliveries. Skoda overtakes Fiat to become the best-selling brand in the country this month with 15.1% share vs. 14.1%, while Volkswagen soars 3 spots on October to land at #3, above Renault, Dacia and Opel. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia overtakes the Fiat 500L to take the lead in November with 5% share vs. 4.2% but the 500L remains comfortably the best-seller year-to-date at 1.523 sales vs. 1.089 for the Octavia. The Skoda Fabia is up one spot to #3,  the Opel Astra up two to #4 and both the Ford Fiesta (#5) and Renault Clio (#6) reappear in the Top 10.

Previous month: Serbia October 2016: Fiat Doblo leaps onto podium

One year ago: Serbia November 2015: No threat on the horizon for the Fiat 500L

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Serbia October 2016: Fiat Doblo leaps onto podium

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Thanks to our partnership with Central European market data specialists CE Auto, Serbian sales figures are now available for October, with a market up 5% year-on-year to 2.155 registrations leading to a year-to-date tally up 20% to 22.239 units. If the locally-produced Fiat 500L (6.6% share) and the Skoda Octavia (6.3%) retain their dominant positions in the Serbian sales charts, the surprise of the month goes to the Fiat Doblo, surging directly to third position in what is the nameplate’s first appearance inside the Serbian Top 10 since last November. The Fiat Ducato (#8), Lada Niva (#9) and Ford Focus (#10) also shine.

Previous month: Serbia September 2016: Fiat places Punto and 500L on top

One year ago: Serbia October 2015: Locally-assembled Fiat 500L ultra-dominant

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Serbia September 2016: Fiat places 500L and Punto on top

Fiat Punto Serbia September 2016. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auThe Fiat Punto ranks 2nd in Serbia this month. 

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According to data shared with us by our partner, Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up 4% year-on-year in September to 1.944 units, a much slower growth rate than year-to-date up 22% to 20.078. Fiat monopolises the Top 2 ranks in the models charts with the 500L faithful to its YTD pole position at 8.1% share above the Punto at 4.6%, above the Skoda Octavia, VW Golf and Fiat Ducato.

Previous month: Serbia August 2016: Hyundai Tucson breaks into podium

One year ago: Serbia September 2015: Now with Top 250 All-models (BSCB Exclusive)

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Serbia August 2016: Hyundai Tucson breaks into podium

Hyundai Tucson Serbia August 2016The Hyundai Tucson posts its very first podium ranking in Serbia in August.

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According to data shared with us by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, new car sales in Serbia are up 14% year-on-year in August to 1.900 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 24% to 18.134. The locally-assembled Fiat 500L sells over twice as fast as any other nameplate in the market with 175 deliveries this month for an imposing 9.2% market share. The Skoda Ocatvia takes the 2nd spot with 3.9% ahead of the Hyundai Tucson, i30 and Dacia Sandero. The Renault Twingo (#8) and VW Polo (#10) make rare appearances inside the Serbian Top 10 in August.

Previous month: Serbia July 2016: Fiat 500L leads, Hyundai i30 and Tucson shine

One year ago: Serbia August 2015: Fiat 500L strong, Dacia Duster up to #4

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Serbia July 2016: Fiat 500L leads, Hyundai i30 and Tucson shine

Fiat 500L Serbia July 2016The Fiat 500L cements its leadership of the Serbian market

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According to data shared with us by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up by a splendid 25% year-on-year in July to 2.282 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 26% to 16.303. Local publication VreleGume reports more modest figures at 2.131 for July and 15.763 YTD. Fiat remains the most popular manufacturer in the country at 16.2% share ahead of Skoda at 13.8%, Renault at 10.9%, Hyundai at 8.8% and Opel at 8.3%. Model-wise, the locally-produced Fiat 500L is the best-seller for the 5th consecutive month at 5.2% share. Jeep Renegade sales reported earlier were in fact a mistake from the data source. The updated ranking shows the Opel Astra in 2nd place above the Skoda Octavia, Renault Clio, Hyundai i30 and Tucson.

Previous month: Serbia June 2016: Local fare Fiat 500L holds onto leadership

One year ago: Serbia July 2015: Fiat 500L hits 10% market share

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Serbia June 2016: Local fare Fiat 500L holds onto leadership

Fiat 500L Serbia June 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frFiat 500L 

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Based on data shared by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up a stunning 27% year-on-year in June to 2.801 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 26% to 14.021 units. The locally-produced Fiat 500L continues to gallop ahead with 6.5% share, distancing this month the Ford Fiesta shooting from outside the May Top 10 straight into 2nd place, the Opel Astra and the Skoda Octavia.

Previous month: Serbia May 2016: Fiat Tipo breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Serbia June 2015: Fiat 500L takes control year-to-date

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Serbia May 2016: Fiat Tipo breaks into Top 10

Fiat Tipo Serbia May 2016Serbia is the 2nd country where the new Fiat Tipo has broken into the Top 10. 

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According to data shared with us by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up 7% year-on-year in May to 2.375 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 26% to 11.220 units. The locally-produced Fiat 500L continues to dominate with 6% share above the Skoda Octavia, Opel Astra and Dacia Sandero while the Hyundai i20 makes a dynamic appearance at #5 with 78 units sold. But the main event in the May Serbian ranking is the Fiat Tipo breaking into the Top 10 for the first time thanks to 54 sales and 2.3% share, making Serbia only the second country in the world where the new low-cost Fiat has managed to insert itself inside the Top 10 along with Turkey where it is manufactured and called Egea.

Previous month: Serbia April 2016: Fiat 500L outpaces Skoda Octavia

One year ago: Serbia May 2015: Locally produced Fiat 500L reclaims top spot

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Serbia April 2016: Fiat 500L outpaces Skoda Octavia

Fiat 500L Serbia April 2016The ‘local’ Fiat 500L is back in control of the Serbian market.

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New car sales in Serbia are up a whopping 37% year-on-year in April to 3.027 deliveries, leading to a 32% year-to-date increase at 8.845 units according to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu. Tying with the Skoda Octavia for pole position after three months, the locally-produced Fiat 500L sails off in April thanks to 241 sales and 8% share, adding up to 521 and 5.9% so far in 2016 vs. 387 and 4.4% for the Octavia. The Dacia Sandero is up 4 spots to #2 and 4.6% share, the Opel Astra returns inside the Top 10 at #3 and the Renault Clio ranks 5th with 3.2% share. Brand-wise, Fiat (14%) reclaims the year-to-date top spot off Skoda (13.9%) thanks to 15.1% share vs. 12.7% in April with Renault (9.8%), Dacia (9.1%) and Volkswagen (7.3%) rounding up the Top 5.

Previous month: Serbia March 2016: Fiat 500L and Skoda Octavia tie for YTD #1

One year ago: Serbia April 2015: Mazda3 climbs onto podium

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Serbia March 2016: Fiat 500L and Skoda Octavia tie for #1 YTD

Renault Clio Serbia March 2016. Picture courtesy shpirt.deCoca Cola lifts the Renault Clio Van to #3 this month in Serbia. 

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According to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, new car sales in Serbia shoot up 38% year-on-year in March to 2.828 units, almost as much as January and February put together. The Q1 total is now up 29% to 5.818 units.  Thanks to 139 units sold this month (#1), the Fiat 500L ties with the Skoda Octavia for the year-to-date pole position, both nameplates having sold 280 units so far this year. Surprise in third spot: the Renault Clio Van makes its first appearance in the Serbian Top 10 due to a large order by Coca Cola. The Hyundai i30 is strong in 4th place and 3rd position year-to-date. Brands data is now also available for February, showing Skoda in the lead with 16.9% share above Fiat (13.5%), VW (7.9%), Renault and Hyundai (both at 7.7%).

Previous month: Serbia February 2016: Skoda Octavia edges into top spot

One year ago: Serbia March 2015: Skoda Fabia cements pole position

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