* Many thanks to Maximus for making this post possible! *
The Serbian car market is having a very tough year in 2011, down 25% year-on-year in August at 2,257 units and down 16% year-to-date at 23,017 registrations. In the absence of an official models ranking, I can share with you the Top 20 best-selling brands for August and 8 months 2011.
Fiat Automobili Srbija, what used to be called Zastava, is the best-selling brand in the country with 256 sales in August (11.7% share) and 3,786 year-to-date (a healthier 16.4% share). Given Fiat Automobili Srbija only produces and sells one model, the previous generation Fiat Punto, it is safe to assume this model is the best-selling car in Serbia.
Other successful brands include Skoda (#2 year-to-date), Dacia (#3 year-to-date), Ford (#2 in August), Hyundai (#3 in August), Opel and Volkswagen.
Full Top 20 best-selling brands in August and 8 months 2011 below.