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Romania January-February 2016: Dacia places four models in Top Five

Dacia Dokker Romania January 2016. Picture courtesy autoevolution.comThe new Stepway variant boosts the Dacia Dokker up to #2 in January. Picture autoevolution.com

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The Romanian new car market gains a solid 17% year-on-year in January to 5.800 registrations and 24% in February to 5.099 sales, lifting the year-to-date total to 10.899 units after two months, up 20% on the same period in 2015. Market leader and home brand Dacia slightly underperforms the market at +15% to 3.281 sales over the period, resulting in a reduced 39.1% market share. Volkswagen (+22%) overtakes Skoda (+6%) for second place overall with Ford (+51%) and Renault (+32%) in tow and both posting aggressive increases. BMW (+26%), Fiat (+44%), Peugeot (+76%), Kia (+64%), Mazda (+54%) and Suzuki (+267%) also impress.

January models highlights include the Dacia Dokker shooting up to a best-ever 2nd place overall with 370 sales and 6.4% share and in February Dacia manages to place four models inside the Top 5 for the first time in its history at home: the Logan (#1), Duster (#2), Sandero (#4) and Dokker (#5). After two months, the Dacia Logan is still the runaway leader, even beating the market at +22% to a round 20% share. It is followed by a Dacia Duster in difficulty (-23%), a Skoda Octavia losing share (+8%) and a Dacia Dokker up 3-fold on the same period last year. The Suzuki Vitara (#13), Hyundai Tucson (#16), Mercedes GLE (#18) and GLC (#29) lead newcomers (February rankings).

Previous post: Romania Full Year 2015: Dacia Logan celebrates 11 years on top

One year ago (Jan): Romania January 2015: Dacia Duster threatens Logan sedan for #1

One year ago (Feb): Romania February 2015: Dacia and Skoda monopolise Top 4

Full January and February 2016 Top 35 All-brands and Top 205 All-models below.

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