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Car sales in Slovenia continue to slide down at -13% year-on-year in April to 4,362 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 18,687 registrations, down 14% on 2011. For the first time this year, two Renaults dominate the models ranking: the Clio leads as usual with 239 sales and 5.5% and is followed by the Megane at 222 units and 5.1% while the VW Polo rounds up the podium with 178 sales and 4.1%. This is how the podium used to look like in Slovenia, at least over the Full Year 2011. Year-to-date in 2012 the Polo is still #2.
I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record, mentioning the Kia Rio in every Slovenian post, but the fact is the little Korean is delivering outstanding results in the country since the launch of the new generation and this month it reaches its best ranking ever in Slovenia in 5th place, its highest volume at 132 units and its strongest market share at 3%! I’m sure you’ll agree it would have been unfair not to mention it!
Other great performers this month include the Nissan Qashqai up 28 spots on March to #12, the BMW 3 Series up from literally nowhere (at least outside the Top 70) to #15, the Renault Kangoo up 55 ranks to #17, the VW Up! up 3 to a best-ever 22nd place, the Skoda Superb up 24 to #26, the Peugeot 208 landing directly at #34 for its very first month of sales with 45 units sold and the BMW X3 up 16 spots to #48.
Previous month: Slovenia March 2012: VW Polo confirms #2 spot, Kia Rio in Top 10
One year ago: Slovenia April 2011: Renault Clio reinforces its lead
Full April 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.