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Romania March-April 2017: Ford, Kia and Hyundai impress

The Ford Focus is the best-selling foreign model in Romania so far in 2017.

* See the Top 40 All-brands and Top 220 All-models by clicking on the title *

The Romanian new car market is up 5% in March to 6.915 registrations and up 7.5% in April to 6.640. However due to larger gains earlier in the year, the year-to-date tally jumps 22% to 28.916. Both March and April brands and models data tables are included below the jump but we will focus here on April results. Market leader and homegrown manufacturer Dacia logically continues to dominate the brands ranking but sees its volumes drop 5% to 24% share this month vs. 25.6% year-to-date. Skoda is stable at a strong 10% share vs. 8.8% so far this year, earning it the 2nd spot whereas it ranks 4th year-to0date. Ford jumps 36% in April and 56% year-to-date (#2), with Volkswagen (+8%) and Renault (+10%) rounding up the Top 5. Kia (+155%) and Hyundai (+49%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10 while beyond, Fiat (+35%), Peugeot (+47%) and Seat (+58%) impress.

Kia sales are up 155% year-on-year in Romania this month, helped by the new Rio. 

Model-wise, the Dacia Logan leads once again but drops 3%, followed by the Skoda Octavia (+27%) and Dacia Duster (-17%). #2 in March, the Ford Focus gains another 58% to rank 4th this month and is up 97% year-to-date to #3 and best-selling foreigner. The new generation Dacia Sandero gains a solid 26% in 6th place, the Renault Megane is up 3-fold (+223%) thanks to the new generation and ranks 7th and the VW Polo is up 54% in 9th place. Justifying their respective brands’ progressions, notice also the Kia Sportage up 102%, Hyundai i20 up 91%, Kia Cee’d up 111% and the Kia Rio up 9-fold (+840%) thanks to the new generation.

Previous post: Romania January 2017: Market up 22%, Renault Megane up to #6

One year ago: Romania April 2016: Mercedes GLE solid again in market up 13%

Full March and April 2017 Top 40 All-brands and Top 220 All-models below.

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