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Romania January 2018: VW Golf #1 foreigner in market up 66%

The VW Golf is the best-selling foreign nameplate in January at +177%.

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The Romanian new car market starts the year with a gigantic 66% surge to 11.744 registrations for January. Home grown brand leader Dacia follows the market with a 67% uplift to 30.8% share, but the rest of the Top 5 trails behind the overall growth: Volkswagen is up 31%, Skoda up 40%, Ford up 55% and Renault up 16%. There are a lot of spectacular increases below however: Smart (+1900%), Mini (+1282%), Kia (+216%), Hyundai (+183%), Fiat (+153%), Volvo (+152%), Opel (+127%), Suzuki (+126%), Jeep (+112%), Peugeot (+111%) and Mazda (+106%) all more than double their sales year-on-year. Model-wise, the Dacia Logan (+61%) hits a 161st consecutive month at #1, followed by the Dacia Duster (+68%) and VW Golf (+177%) with the Skoda Octavia (+22%) and Dacia Sandero (+160%) rounding up the Top 5. The Opel Mokka (+419%), Ford Kuga (+358%), Kia Sportage (+180%), Opel Astra (+135%) and VW Jetta (+98%) also shine near the top of the ranking.

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Full January 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 230 All-models below.

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