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Romania January 2014: Ford Focus and Fiesta inside Top 5

Ford Focus Romania January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frFord Focus

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Romanian new car sales lodge their second consecutive month in positive in January, up 15% year-on-year to 5,118 registrations. No surprises on top: the Dacia Logan is in pole position for the 113rd straight month thanks to 801 sales and 15.7% share followed by the Dacia Duster at 392 units and 7.7% and the Skoda Octavia at 253 sales and 4.9%. Ford impresses this month, placing both the Focus (#4 and 3.9% share) and Fiesta (#5 at 2.7%) inside the Top 5. Other great performers in Romania in January include the Opel Corsa up to #8, the Peugeot 301 up 26 spots on December to break its Romanian ranking record at #16, the Hyundai ix35 up to #17, Opel Insignia up 19 ranks to #20 and the Range Rover Sport up a further two spots to a beautiful #33.

BMW X1 Romania January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frBMW X1

BMW has a stellar month: it places 3 of its 4 SUVs around the Top 30 in January! The X1 leads the way at #23 with 45 sales and 0.9% vs. #58 and 0.4% over the Full Year 2013, the X5 ranks 25th with 0.8% share vs. #47 and 0.5% in 2013 and the X3 is #31 with 0.7% of the market vs. #56 and 0.4% in 2013… Brand-wise, below Dacia sovereign at 28.5% share, Skoda is up 46% to pass Volkswagen and rank #2, and illustrating the trends we described above Ford is up 99% on January 2013 to #4 and 8.4% share, Opel is up 133% to #5, BMW up to #6 and 4.4% share vs. #10 and 2.9% in 2013, Toyota is up 50%, Peugeot up 65%, Suzuki up 58% and Mazda up 89%.

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Full January 2014 Top 100 models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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