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New car sales in Croatia are up a very impressive 23% year-on-year in 2016 to 43.015 registrations. Volkswagen and Opel both trail the market at +12% each and see their respective market share thaw to 14.7% and 9.5% but remain in control of the brands charts. Renault surges 33% to overtake Skoda (+16%) and snap the third spot overall. Ford remains 5th despite a 39% growth, while Suzuki gains 6 spots and 92% to #6 and Hyundai is up 8 ranks and a spectacular 129% to #7. Toyota (+42%), Mercedes (+44%), Volvo (+45%), Fiat (+59%), Smart (+108%), Alfa Romeo (+169%), Infiniti (+171%) and Jaguar (+383%) all take off in what will be remembered as a fantastic year in Croatia.
In the models ranking, the VW Golf manages to snap the pole position for the third time in the past four years in spite of sales up just 16% to 2.190, distancing the Renault Clio (+13%), Skoda Octavia (+21%) and Opel Astra (+1.5%) all losing market share vs. 2015. Reversely, the Ford Focus jumps 54% to #5 and the Suzuki Vitara leaps to #6 overall for its first full year in market, up 171% on 2015. The Renault Mégane (+30.5%), Ford Fiesta (+31%), Hyundai Tucson (+110%) and Hyundai i30 (+262%) also impress inside the Top 20. Further down, the Skoda Superb (+129%), Toyota Corolla (+177%), Mazda CX-3 (+197%), VW Tiguan (+247%), Hyundai i20 (+286%), BMW X1 (+288%) and Dacia Logan (+427%) are among the biggest gainers this year. The Fiat Tipo (#72) leads all-new nameplates.
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Full Year 2016 Top 43 All-brands and Top 260 All-models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.