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Romania July 2017: Dacia monopolises podium, VW up 67%

Dacia Duster sales are up 47% in July.

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New car sales in Romania slow down their growth in July: after +47% in June, they edge up 5% to 11.335 this month, leading to a year-to-date tally up 22% to 56.343 units. Homegrown market leader Dacia drops 12% but holds a round 30% market share, well above its YTD level of 25.8%. Volkswagen surges 67% to 10.3% in second place while Skoda is up two spots on June to #3 thanks to deliveries up 27%. Ford (+32%), Hyundai (+18%), Mercedes (+40%) and Suzuki (+45%) also beat the market inside the Top 10. Further down, notice BMW (+25%), Nissan (+45%), Fiat (+162%), Seat (+96%), Volvo (+105%), Jeep (+50%) and Lexus (+167%) all posting spectacular year-on-year gains. Model-wise, Dacia monopolises its home podium for the first time since August 2016 with the Logan one month away from celebrating 13 consecutive years (156 months) in pole position, the Duster up 47% to 2nd place and the Sandero up 3% to #3. The Skoda Octavia soars 46% to #4, the VW Golf is up 73% to #5, with the VW Polo (+66%), Renault Megane (+110%), VW Jetta (+105%), Passat (+81%) and Ford Kuga (+321%) also impressive.

Previous month: Romania June 2017: Dacia up 109%, Logan up 163% in market up 47%

One year ago: Romania July 2016: Dacia recovers to 35.8% share, Logan to 24.5%

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