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Romania February 2013: Skoda Octavia threatens Dacia Logan

Skoda Octavia Romania February 2013Skoda Octavia

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The new car market in Romania is down a painful 16% year-on-year in February to 3,473 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 7,909 units, down 13% on 2012. If last month Dacia placed 4 models in the Top 5, in February the situation is a little more perilous: the Dacia Logan falls to 11.8% share at 410 sales and for the first time since its original launch in September 2004 (that’s 102 months ago), its domination is actually threatened… The Skoda Octavia indeed clocks up a fantastic month at 324 units and 9.3% share, potentially its highest ever share in the country which means that without the LCV version the Logan would in fact rank #2…

Dacia Sandero Romania February 2013. Picture courtesy of auto-mag.comDacia Sandero

On the other hand the Dacia Sandero surfs at unheard-of heights since the introduction of the new generation: it is up one further spot on January to #4 with 126 sales and 3.6%, the first time it ranks that high at home since October 2010… Other great performers this month include the Opel Astra up 8 ranks to #5, Hyundai i20 up 9 to #7, Suzuki SX4 up 16 to #12, Toyota Auris and Skoda Rapid both up 23 to #14 and #16 respectively while the Peugeot 301 breaks into the Romanian Top 50 for the first time, up 54 spots to #45.

Previous month: Romania January 2013: 4 Dacias in Top 5, Lodgy at world-best #4

One year ago: Romania February 2012: Dacia Duster and Skoda Fabia in shape

Full February 2013 Top 80 models and Top 34 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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