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Romania January 2015: Dacia Duster threatens Logan sedan for #1

Dacia Duster Romania January 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frDacia Duster

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After gaining an encouraging 22% in 2014, the Romanian new car market starts 2015 with the brakes on: down 3% in January to 4,978 registrations. Home brand Dacia is up a trend-bucking 5% to 1,528 sales and 30.7% share, Volkswagen is back above Skoda – just, at 448 deliveries vs. 444, Renault is up 34% to #4, Mercedes up 42% to #7, Audi up 21% to #11, Fiat up 47% to #12, Nissan exactly doubles its sales year-on-year to #15, Seat is up 81% to #18, Citroen up 50% to #19 and Porsche up 56% to #25.

Dacia Logan Romania May 2014. Picture courtesy of autoevolution.comStill #1, but just: the Dacia Logan sedan.

For the first time on BSCB and from this month onwards I give you an all-models ranking for Romania, and in January the Dacia Logan – albeit lodging its 125th consecutive month in pole position – is particularly weak at just 12.2% market share. Even more interesting: if we remove the MCV variant (146 sales), the Logan sedan comes to just 462 sales and 9.3% share vs. 444 and 8.9% for the Duster posting another very strong month. Like in December, the Skoda Octavia ranks #3 and the Dacia Sandero #4, they are followed this month by the Skoda Rapid while the Ford Focus is back up 5 spots to #6.

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Full January 2015 Top 35 All-brands and Top 192 All-models below.

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