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The Bulgarian new car market is remarkably stable this year, going from 24,778 registrations in 2012 to 24,771 in 2013. Firstly a bit of warning on Bulgaria data: an estimated 30% of overall sales get re-exported to various countries in the European Union, therefore the rankings displayed here are not exactly a reflection of the Bulgarian customer’s taste. In the brands ranking, Dacia flamboyantly takes the lead in-extremis (it wasn’t #1 until December!), up 27% on 2012 to 2,503 sales and 10.1% share, passing Volkswagen (9.6%) and Toyota (8.6%) with Peugeot (+25%) and Skoda (-2%) rounding up the Top 25. For its second year as a local producer, Great Wall is struggling: down 54% and 9 spots to #15 with 672 sales and 2.7% share.
If in 2012 the Dacia Logan MCV topped the models ranking, this year another Dacia gets this honour: the Dokker is the most popular vehicle in the country in 2013 with 938 sales and 3.8% vs. just one unit sold last year… The Nissan Qashqai also has a fantastic year, multiplying its sales by 4 year-on-year and up 28 spots to land in 2nd position with 890 units and 3.6%. The Kia Sportage, up 18% on last year, is up one rank to round up the podium with 709 sales and 2.9% while the Dacia Sandero is up a splendid 64% and 13 spots to #4 at 598 units and 2.4%. The Renault Clio IV is the best-selling all-new entrant, landing directly in 6th place with 511 sales and 2.1%, followed by the Renault Captur at #22 but peaking at #4 in December, the Skoda Rapid at #38 and the Fiat 500L at #82. Notice also the Toyota Auris up 52% to #7, the Great Wall Voleex C10 down 18% to #10, Kia Rio up 140% to #18 and the Peugeot 301 up 848% to #26.
December and Full Year 2013 Top 250 All-models and Top 33 All-brands Ranking Tables below.