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Croatia September 2011: Taxi fleet boosts VW Passat to #1

VW Passat. Photo by Oryx Grupa, all rights reserved.

* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *

At 3,197 registrations, the Croatian car market is up 7% in September and 12% year-to-date at 32,809 units. After Police orders impacting on Skoda Octavia sales in March, it’s now taxi fleets that rejig the Croatian models ranking this month. Oryx Taxi, a new company operating in Zagreb, received 100 shining new VW Passats this month and it is enough to make it the best-selling car in the country with 165 sales and 5.2% share. (Many thanks to Petar for the info!)

VW Passat. Photo by Oryx Grupa, all rights reserved.

Great month for Skoda with the Octavia up to 2nd place at 152 units and 4.8% and now back in the 2011 year-to-date lead with 1,477 sales and 4.5%, and the Fabia up 6 spots to #4 and 118 units (3.7%). The VW Polo stays robust at #3 both this month (3.9%) and year-to-date (4.2%).

The Hyundai i30 drops 5 spots to #6 while Opel struggles this month with the Astra #7 (#2 year-to-date) and the Corsa #8 (#4 year-to-date). Other good performers include the Kia Cee’d at #10 and the Peugeot 207 at #11.

Previous month: see the Croatian August 2011 Top 20 best-selling models here.

Full September 2011 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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