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Romania August 2013: Dacia Logan just under 30% share!

Dacia Logan Romania August 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frNearly one in 3 new cars sold in Romania this month is a Dacia Logan…

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Some good news coming from Romania: in August the new car market is up 25% year-on-year to 6,319 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 36,582 units, down 18% on 2012. Boosted by the new generation now well installed, the Dacia Logan shoots up to a mammoth 29.2% market share thanks to 1,846 sales. This is the model’s strongest market share in the country in almost 3 years, since November 2010 when it reached 29.5%! This is the type of market share level the Logan was hitting on a full year basis back in 2007 (30.1%) with its best-ever market share year being 2005 at 41%. As a reminder the Logan hit 33% share for its very first month in market in Romania in September 2004 and reached a best-ever 44% share in May 2006

Ford Focus Romania August 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frFord Focus

In other news, the Dacia Duster is back to #2 with 5.6% share, slightly higher than its year-to-date level of 5.3%, the Ford Focus is up 6 spots on July to land on the podium at #3 for the first time in years thanks to 224 sales and 3.5%, the Dacia Sandero is up 2 to #4, the Fiat Panda is up a huge 65 ranks to #6 with 2.5% share, the Opel Insignia is up 10 to #19, Toyota RAV4 up 34 to #22 and the Peugeot 2008 breaks into the Romanian Top 100 for the first time at #63.

Previous month: Romania July 2013: Dacia Logan hits 20% share, highest in a year

One year ago: Romania August 2012: Skoda Octavia and VW Jetta shine

Full August 2013 Top 75 models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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