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

Fiat 500L Serbia July 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Fiat 500L is assembled locally in Serbia.

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Based on data communicated by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, The Serbian new car market is up by a very dynamic 12% year-on-year in 2015 to 22.687 units, the long-awaited first year-on-year improvement since 2008. Local manufacturer Fiat reclaims the pole position in the models sales charts: the 500L, assembled in a factory based in Kragujevac, is back up 47% to a cool 8% share, reclaiming a throne it held in 2013 (9.2% share). The Skoda Fabia (-10%) drops down one spot but the Skoda Octavia (+6%) and Dacia Sandero (-6%) stay put while the Ford Fiesta, Opel Astra, Fiat Ducato and Skoda Superb leap from outside the Top 10 in 2014 to well inside in 2015. Brand-wise, thanks to the ‘revival’ of the 500L, Fiat (+29%) is catching up on market leader Skoda (+11%) at 17% share vs. 17.3%, with Volkswagen (+2%), Ford (+44%) and Opel (+40%) below. Renault (+24%), Mazda (+90%), Citroen (+234%) and Jeep (+282%) frankly outpace the market.

Previous month: Serbia November 2015: No threat on the horizon for the Fiat 500L

Previous year: Serbia Full Year 2014: Skoda Fabia overtakes Fiat 500L

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

Full Year 2015 Top 10 models and Top 35 All-brands vs. Full 2014 figures below.

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

Fiat 500L Serbia September 2015The Fiat 500L is master in command “at home” in Serbia.

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Based on data communicated by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, the Serbian new car market is up a whopping 40% year-on-year in November to 1.996 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 11% or a round 2.000 units over the same period in 2014 to 20.551. The locally-produced Fiat 500L is master in command at home in Serbia with a 8.2% market share, frankly distancing the Skoda Fabia (4.5%) and Octavia (4.4%). On top of the 500L, both the Fiat Doblo (#6) and Ducato (#7) are inside the Serbian Top 10 this month.

Previous month: Serbia October 2015: Locally-assembled Fiat 500L ultra-dominant

One year ago: Serbia November 2014: Fiat 500L back in the monthly lead

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

Fiat 500L Serbia September 2015The Fiat 500L once again dominate its “home” market, Serbia.

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Based on data shared by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up by a very impressive 35% year-on-year in October to 2.055 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 18.555 units, up 8% on 2014. Locally-assembled, the Fiat 500L continues to dominate the sales charts head and shoulders with almost 10% market share in October vs. less than 5% for the #2, the Skoda Octavia. The Skoda Fabia rounds up the podium ahead of the Opel Astra and Fiat Doblo.

Previous month: Serbia September 2015: Now with Top 250 All-models (BSCB Exclusive)

One year ago: Serbia October 2014: Lada Niva inside Top 5 best-sellers

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Serbia September 2015: Now with Top 250 All-models (BSCB exclusive)

Fiat 500L Serbia September 2015The Fiat 500L holds 13.5% of the Serbian market in September.

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Based on data shared by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up 29% year-on-year in September to 1.877 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 16% to 16.505 units. Separate data from the Serbian car importers association does not include Mercedes, Smart nor commercial vehicles, and therefore show smaller figures. All-in-all though, for the first time on BSCB we can share with you complete brand and models data for Serbia. Fiat leads the way this month with 380 sales and 20.2% share vs. 15.5% year-to-date, single-handedly lifted by an extremely strong performance by the locally assembled Fiat 500L holding a mammoth 13.5% share in September. Traditional leader Skoda is knocked down to 2nd place at 15.1% share vs. 16.8% year-to-date, however rumours have 33% of Skoda sales being re-exported to other nations in the European Union… Volkswagen, Dacia and Renault round up the Top 5, while over in the models ranking the Skoda Fabia, Octavia, Lada Niva and Fiat Ducato are the next best-sellers below the Fiat 500L.

Previous month: Serbia August 2015: Fiat 500L strong, Dacia Duster up to #4

One year ago: Serbia September 2014: Locally-produced Fiat 500L back up to #2

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

Fiat 500L Serbia August 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Fiat 500L cements its Serbian market leadership.

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Based on data shared by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up a shiny 15% year-on-year in August to 1.669 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 14.628 units, up 3% on 2014. The Fiat 500L, assembled locally, continues to dominate the sales charts with a strong 8.9% share, superior to the 6.7% it commends year-to-date. The Skoda Fabia (5.9%) and Octavia (4.7%) hold onto their year-to-date oder while the Dacia Duster brilliantly reappears inside the Top 10 in 4th position with 4.3% share, as do the Renault Clio (#5) and Lada Niva (#6).

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Previous month: Serbia July 2015: Fiat 500L hits 10% market share

One year ago: Serbia August 2014: Dacia Duster up to 2nd place

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

Fiat 500L Serbia July 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Fiat 500L is assembled locally in Serbia.

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Based on data shared by Central European market data specialists CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is down 4% year-on-year in July to 1.831 registrations, while the year-to-date total is sill in positive at +2% on 2014 to 12.960 units. The locally assembled Fiat 500L celebrates three consecutive months atop the sales charts by hitting a round 10% market share in July thanks to 183 deliveries. It distances the Skoda Fabia, Octavia and Dacia Sandero, exactly as per the year-to-date order. The Opel Astra progresses further to #5 whereas it doesn’t rank inside the year-to-date Top 10 (yet), while the Opel Corsa jumps up to #6 and the Skoda Rapid resumes its position among Serbia’s 10 favourite nameplates at #7. Skoda places a 4th model inside the Serbian year-to-date Top 10: the Superb at #10.

Previous month: Serbia June 2015: Fiat 500L takes control year-to-date

One year ago: Serbia July 2014: Skoda Fabia regains control

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

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

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Based on data shared by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, the Serbian new car market is up 6% year-on-year in June to 2.210 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total halfway through 2015 to 11.129 units, up 3% on 2014. After reclaiming the monthly top spot last month, the locally-produced Fiat 500L confirms its supremacy with 148 sales in June, now also taking the year-to-date pole position at 645 units and 5.8%. The Ford Fiesta jumps back up to #2 at 5.4% above the Skoda Octavia (5.3%) while the Toyota Yaris makes a rare appearance in the Top 10 at a stunning #4 spots and the Skoda Fabia slides down to #5.

Previous month: Serbia May 2015: Locally produced Fiat 500L reclaims top spot

One year ago: Serbia June 2014: Skoda Rapid and Dacia Sandero lead the way

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

Fiat 500L Serbia May 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frFiat 500L

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Based on data reported by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, the Serbian new car market is up a robust 10% year-on-year in May to 2.209 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total back to positive territory at 8.907 units, up 2% on 2014. For the first time since last November, the locally-produced Fiat 500L reclaims the pole position it held over the Full Year 2013 thanks to 131 sales and 5.9%. But the fight was intense with another Fiat that we see inside the Serbian Top 10 for the first time since BSCB has been following this country monthly: the Florino, landing at #2 with 123 units and 5.6% share. The Skoda Fabia gains one spot on April to #3 and remains #1 year-to-date for now with 527 sales and 5.9% share vs. 497 and 5.6% for the Fiat 500L.

Previous month: Serbia April 2015: Mazda3 climbs onto podium

One year ago: Serbia May 2014: Skoda Fabia holds off Fiat 500L

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Serbia April 2015: Mazda3 climbs onto podium

Mazda3 Serbia April 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frMazda3

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Thanks to data reported by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, we know that the Serbian new car market is up 5% year-on-year in April to 2.202 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 6.698 units, down 5% on 2014. The Skoda Octavia takes the lead for the first time so far in 2015 thanks to 141 sales, followed closely by the locally-produced Fiat 500L at 138 deliveries but the surprise of the month is in third position: appearing inside the Serbian Top 10 for the first time since BSCB started following this country monthly two years ago, the Mazda3 sells an outstanding 130 units for a 5.9% market share, instantly earning an 8th spot in the 2015 year-to-date ranking. This looks like a bulk order from a rental car company building up to the summer touristic season. Two Skodas (Fabia and Superb) round up the Top 5 while the Kia Cee’d reappears at #8.

Previous month: Serbia March 2015: Skoda Fabia cements pole position

One year ago: Serbia April 2014: Skoda Fabia reclaims pole position

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Serbia March 2015: Skoda Fabia cements pole position

Skoda Fabia Serbia March 2015. Picture courtesy largus.fr

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According to Central European specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, new car sales in Serbia are down a painful 15% year-on-year in March to 2,043 registrations, bringing the First Quarter down 9% on the same period in 2014 to 4,496 deliveries. The Skoda Fabia cements its leadership in Serbia thanks to 149 units and 7.3% share, adding up to 318 and 7.1% in 3 months. It distances itself from the Fiat 500L (5.5% in March) now back to #2 in 2015, a spot it held over FY14, while the Skoda Octavia rounds up the podium in both rankings. The VW Golf is up from outside the Top 10 in March directly to #4 while the Dacia Sandero is up 4 ranks to #5.

Previous month: Serbia February 2015: Skoda places 4 models in Top 6

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

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