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Lithuania Full Year 2013: Fiat 500 remains best-seller, or is it?

Fiat 500 Abarth

* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Marius *

* Check out 1970-2013 Lithuanian Historical Data here! *

The Lithuanian new car market is up 2% year-on-year in 2013 to 13,987 registrations including light commercial vehicles. And for the second year in a row, Lithuania is the only country in the world to crown the Fiat 500, up a fantastic 15% on 2012 to 783 sales and 5.6%. Its big sister the Fiat 500L also shines, making its very first appearance inside the Lithuanian Top 10 for its first year in market at #10 with 263 units and 1.9%. However, my contact in Lithuania is letting me know that most Fiat 500 and 500L are re-exported in other countries of the European Union as these models are quite rare on Lithuanian roads. A fascinating insight on a situation not uncommon in Eastern European country which recently joined the EU, for example Bulgaria.

Skoda Octavia Lithuania 2013Skoda Octavia

The new generation Skoda Octavia has clearly struck a chord with Lithuanian customers: the nameplate is up 45% and 3 spots on 2012 to land in second place with 518 sales and 3.7% share, passing the VW Golf (-1%) and Nissan Qashqai (-6%) both down one rank. The VW Caddy also impresses, gaining 5 spots and 38% to #5 at 361 units and 2.6%, with the remaining models in the Top 10 losing ground on last year.

Previous year: Lithuania Full Year 2012: Only country to crown the Fiat 500

Two years ago: Lithuania Full Year 2011: Nissan Qashqai in pole position

Full Year 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

Lithuania Full Year 2013:

1Fiat 5007835.6%15%6835.0%1
2Skoda Octavia5183.7%45%3582.6%5
3VW Golf/Plus4663.3%-1%4693.4%2
4Nissan Qashqai4092.9%-6%4353.2%3
5VW Caddy3612.6%38%2621.9%10
6Skoda Yeti3582.6%-13%4113.0%4
7VW Passat3152.3%-9%3452.5%7
8Toyota Avensis2962.1%-13%3422.5%8
9VW Jetta2701.9%-23%3502.5%6
10Fiat 500L2631.9%new00.0% –

Source:, many thanks to Marius for the tip!


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  1. Interesting to note that many cars are re-exported, I wonder what the Lithunian people buy themselves. It is nice to see lady visitors to this blog, it will mean a greater variety of comments.

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