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Bulgaria is back on BSCB for the first time in 2017 with October sales amounting to 3.706 units and leading to a year-to-date tally up a very robust 18.6% to 30.977 registrations. We have a surprise leader in the brands ranking: Kia, who only ranked #10 over the Full Year 2016 but dominates the October charts with a whopping 11.2% share. It ranks third year-to-date with 8% of the market (+132%) beyond Dacia (11.4%) and Renault (9.4%). If this month Renault remains in second place, Skoda is up to #3 and Dacia down to #4. Toyota is up 13% year-to-date, Peugeot up 40%, Ford up 12% and Citroen up 16% but Volkswagen is down 3%. Outside the Top 10, BMW (+37%), Audi (+41%), Mercedes (+45%), Suzuki (+65%), Honda (+71%) and Volvo (+212%) make themselves noticed. Lifan (#24) becomes the most popular Chinese manufacturer in the country above local producer Great Wall (#26), but both carmakers struggle in October.
One year ago: Bulgaria August-October 2016: Nissan Qashqai impresses
Full October 2017 Top 50 All-brands ranking below.