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Romania October 2015: Mercedes GLE among Top 20 best-sellers

Mercedes GLE Romania October 2015The Mercedes GLE (pictured) and GLC are instant hits with the Romania well-to-dos.

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New car sales in Romania are up 3% year-on-year in October to 7.562 registrations, keeping the year-to-date total frankly in positive territory at +9% and 64.401 units after 10 months. Homegrown Dacia outpaces the market with sales up 8% to 2.565 and 33.8% share, followed by Skoda (+15%) reclaiming the #2 year-to-date spot off Volkswagen (-9%), while Ford (-37%) and Renault (-13%) post worrying drops. On the contrary, Toyota (+28%), BMW (+42%), Peugeot (+84%), Kia (+94%) and Seat (+118%) shine brightly. The Top 5 best-selling models are identical to the year-to-date total, with the Dacia Logan leading at 19.6% share above the Dacia Duster, Skoda Octavia, Dacia Sandero and Skoda Rapid. The Fiat 500L is back up 9 spots on last month to #8, the Skoda Fabia up 12 to #13 and the Toyota Corolla up 6 to #14. A few recent launches have hit the mark in Romania: the Mercedes GLE jumps 15 ranks to a fantastic 18th place with 1% share, already becoming the brand’s best-seller in the country, the Suzuki Vitara is up one further rank to #22, the Renault Kadjar is up 4 to #39, the Mercedes GLC up 48 to #40 and the Hyundai Tucson remains inside the Top 50 at #44.

Previous month: Romania September 2015: VW Polo and Dacia Dokker shine

One year ago: Romania October 2014: Dacia Duster and Logan over perform

Full October 2015 Top 33 All-brands and Top 200 All-models below.

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