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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.
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 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.