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Croatia April 2012: Hyundai i30 takes control in depressed market

Hyundai i30

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Croatia is the latest European country after Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy to tread worrying waters, down 37% year-on-year in April to just 2,627 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 13,459 units, down 8% on 2011. And with smaller numbers come increased volatility in the models ranking: after the Skoda Fabia’s surprise leadership last month, the Hyundai i30 takes control of the Croatian market in April with 133 sales for a brilliant 5.1% share, probably the conjunction of the new model arriving in concessions and the old one being heavily discounted.

This is not the first time the i30 leads the Croatian ranking: it was already #1 in July and August 2011. The i30 is now #4 year-to-date behind the Opel Astra (down to #7 this month), the VW Golf (also #2 in April) and the VW Polo (up 2 spots to  #5 this month). Other great performers include the Opel Corsa up 10 ranks to equal-#2, the Chevrolet Aveo up 11 to #6 and the Ford Focus coming out of nowhere – or at least outside the Top 20 – directly into 10th position with 66 sales and 2.5% share.

Previous month: Croatia March 2012: Skoda Fabia surprise best-seller

One year ago: Croatia April 2011: Opel Astra and VW Polo back in command

Full April 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

Croatia April 2012:

PosModelApr%Mar2012%Pos2011
1Hyundai i301335.1%104173.1%46
2VW Golf1003.8%44423.3%25
3Opel Corsa1003.8%123452.6%104
4Citroen C4963.7%93922.9%611
5VW Polo933.5%74263.2%32
6Chevrolet Aveo873.3%172421.8%15n/a
7Opel Astra823.1%65193.9%13
8Renault Megane813.1%23822.8%97
9Renault Clio662.5%113402.5%119
10Ford Focus662.5%n/a2121.6%1813
11VW Passat632.4%54043.0%58
12Peugeot 308622.4%33912.9%710
13Skoda Octavia602.3%83912.9%81
14Kia Rio511.9%152812.1%12n/a
15Ford Fiesta491.9%142141.6%1719
16Citroen C3431.6%132431.8%1418
17Hyundai ix35401.5%182291.7%16n/a
18Kia Cee’d381.4%202061.5%2016
19Skoda Fabia351.3%12682.0%1314
20Kia Sportage190.7%162101.6%19n/a

Source: www.autonet.hr

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. This is table of cars wich are overall in tiop 20. In April there was Punto in top 20, for sure. I dont know for others. Maybe some Seat models.

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