The Dacia 1310 celebrates its 30th year on top of Romanian car sales in 1998 with 56,249 ‘Berlinas’ (sedans) and 16,027 ‘Breaks’ (station wagons) sold for a total market share of 63.1%… The new Dacia Nova fails to threaten this domination at #3 with just 11,910 sales (10.3%). The Skoda Felicia is the best selling import at #7, however with only 0.7% of the market…
Restyled in 1999, the Dacia 1310 is stable that year at 46.1% share for the Berlina and 16.9% for the Break for a total market share of 63%. The locally produced Daewoo Tico follows at 8.1% and the Dacia Nova is #4 at 7.6%. There are no imports in the Top 10 this year, with Daewoo and ARO monopolising the next 6 spots.
2000 is the last year the Dacia 1310, renamed Clasic, holds the pole position in Romania. It does so with 35,422 sales or 48.9% of the market, ahead of the Nova at 7.3% and the Tico ay 6.6%. Exceptional performance of the Renault Megane, the best of only 3 imports in the Top 10, landing in 5th place with 2,938 sales (4.4%), the other two imports being the Renault Clio (#8 with 1,234 sales) and Skoda Octavia (#10 with 911 sales).
Full Year 1998, 1999 and 2000 Ranking Tables below.