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Croatia Full Year 2015: VW Golf reclaims #1 spot, Clio up 81%

VW Golf Croatia 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe VW Golf is the best-selling car in Croatia for the 2nd time in the past 3 years.

* See the Top 20 best-selling models and Top 40 All-brands by clicking on the title *

Croatian new car sales are up 5% year-on-year in 2015 to 35.715 units, still a fair distance from the  88,265 units registered in 2008. Volkswagen remains the most popular carmaker by far, even slightly outpacing the market at +6% to 16.2% share while #2 Opel is down 2% to 10.3% and #3 Skoda down 8% to 8.6%. Reversely, Renault is up 30% to #4, Dacia up a smashing 82% to #7, Kia up 45% to #8 and Suzuki up 131% to #11, mainly thanks to the instant blockbuster status of the all-new Vitara, ranking within the monthly Croatian Top 10 from August onwards and rewarded with a #18 annual ranking from the get go.

Suzuki Vitara Croatia 2015. Picture courtesy Suzuki Vitara is an instant blockbuster in Croatia.

After being overstepped by the Skoda Octavia in 2014, the VW Golf reclaims the title of #1 best-seller in Croatia it held back in 2013 thanks to sales up 4% to 1.939 units. It is followed this year by the Opel Astra (+10%) and Renault Clio (+81%) while the Octavia falls 3 spots and 31% to #4. The VW Passat (+69%), Ford Focus (+51%), Dacia Sandero (+89%) and Kia Cee’d (+51%) lodge spectacular year-on-year gains, all inside the 2015 Top 10. We also welcome the Seat Leon (#12), Skoda Fabia (#14) and Dacia Duster (#15) in the Top 20, while the Hyundai Tucson lodged a fantastic third place in December and should rank inside the 2016 Top 10.

Previous post: Croatia October 2015: Hyundai Tucson and Suzuki Vitara stay in Top 10

Previous year: Croatia Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia back in charge

Two years ago: Croatia Full Year 2013: VW Golf new leader

Full Year 2015 Top 20 models and Top 40 All-brands vs. Full Year 2014 figures below.

Full December 2015 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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