The Dacia Logan is up to 23.5% share at home
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The Romanian new car market is up another healthy 11% year-on-year in July to 9.253 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 43.725 units, up 10% on 2014. Homegrown manufacturer Dacia once again outpaces its domestic market with sales up a stunning 20% to 3.434 for a strong 37.1% market share vs. 33.1% so far this year. Skoda (+2%) overtakes Volkswagen (-5%) to return to the #2 spot it holds year-to-date, as does Ford with Renault. In order of sales, Kia (+163%), Nissan (+67%), Audi (+41%), Suzuki (+57%), Seat (+104%), Honda (+38%) and Citroen (+248%) all take off.
Model-wise, the Dacia Logan, perennial leader at home, delivers its strongest market share in over a year (since June 2014) at 23.5% thanks to 2.177 sales, with the podium 100% Dacia for the 2nd month running: the Duster is #2 at 6.7% and the Sandero #3 at 4.5%. The Fiat 500L is back inside the Top 10 at #9, the Skoda Fabia is up 15 spots on June to #12, the Nissan Qashqai up 8 to #20, the Seat Toledo up 15 to #28, Hyundai Elantra up 7 to #30 and the Suzuki Vitara holds strong at #32 vs. #57 year-to-date. The Renault Kadjar breaks into the Romanian Top 50 for its first full month of sales in the country at #48 while the Mazda CX-3 shoots up to #68. We welcome the Mercedes GLE at #116, the Hyundai Tucson at #157 and the Ssangyong Tivoli at #179.
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