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The Croatian new car market posts a fourth consecutive year of gains in 2017 at +15.1% to 50.769 registrations, however still very far off the record 88,265 units registered in 2008. Volkswagen remains by far the most popular carmaker in the country despite trailing the market at +10% to 14% share. Skoda on the other hand soars 32% and two spots on 2016 to 2nd place and 9.3% share, dislodging Opel (+13%) and Renault (+24%) while Ford (+27%), Suzuki (+32%) and Hyundai (+13%) camp on their position. Dacia (+15%) overtakes Peugeot (-1%) for 8th place overall with Toyota (+6%) remaining at #10. Below, Fiat (+58%), Jaguar (+76%) and, bizarrely, Lancia (+396%) are among the most dynamic in 2017.
Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia races up 44% and two spots to snap the Croatian pole position for the third time ever after 2011 and 2014, ending two consecutive years of VW Golf reign, the latter down 1% and three ranks to #4 this year. The Renault Clio (+32%) remains in second place, while the Ford Focus (+48%) steps up two spots to #3. The Opel Astra (+11%) is down one rank to #5, the Suzuki Vitara (+9%) remains at #6, the Opel Corsa (+24%) is up two to #7 and the VW Polo (-13%) down one to #8. Exceptional performance of the Dacia Duster surging 74% and 9 spots to #9 for the last year of the outgoing generation, while below the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (+208%), VW Tiguan (+115%), Hyundai i20 (+86%) and VW Up (+45%) make themselves noticed.
Full Year 2017 Top 35 All-brands and Top 20 models vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.
Full December 2017 Top 25 All-brands and Top 20 models below.