The Opel Astra was #1 in Croatia from 2005 to 2010 and in 2012.
We can now share with you Historical Data covering the past two decades in Croatia. If you have access to more info please make sure you get in touch by commenting on this article. The Croatian new car market has morphed from being a carbon copy of the neighbouring Slovenian one in 2003 (with the Renault Clio in the lead) to one of the few (last?) to be dominated by an Opel: the Corsa in 2004 and the Astra from 2005 to 2010 and in 2012. The situation changed again in the early 2010s, with two nameplates monopolising the title of best-seller in Croatia: Skoda Octavia in 2011, 2014 and from 2017 to 2020 and the VW Golf in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Opel is back in charge in 2021, placing the Corsa at #1 but in 2022 the Octavia reclaims the lead.
Croatia Historical Data:
Croatia 2003: Renault Clio distant leader at 9%
Croatia 2004: Opel Corsa passes Renault Clio to become #1
Croatia 2005-2009: Opel Astra maintains stranglehold
Croatia 2010: VW Polo or Opel Astra #1?
Croatia 2011: Skoda Octavia best-seller for the first time
Croatia 2012: Opel Astra reclaims throne
Croatia 2013: VW Golf new leader
Croatia 2014: Skoda Octavia back in charge
Croatia 2015: VW Golf reclaims #1 spot, Renault Clio up 81%
Croatia 2016: VW Golf leads, Ford Focus and Suzuki Vitara up
Croatia 2017: Skoda Octavia #1 for the third time, market up 15.1%
Croatia 2018: Skoda Octavia and Renault Clio hold onto Top 2 in market surging 18.3%
Croatia 2019: Skoda Octavia 3peats, Dacia Duster (+35.1%) and Sandero (+45.3%) superstars
Croatia 2020: Skoda Octavia remains #1, VW Polo and Kia Stonic shine, sales freefall -42.7%
Croatia 2021: Opel Corsa signs first win in 17 years, market up 25.5%
Croatia 2022: Skoda Octavia reclaims lead, sales off -2.6%