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Croatia March 2018: Opel Astra best-seller, VW T-Roc in Top 15

The Opel Astra is the best-selling nameplate in Croatia in March.

* See the Top 35 All-brands and Top 20 models by clicking on the title *

New car sales in Croatia continue to evolve markedly higher than last year, with March sales up another 16.1% to 6.293 units, leading to a year-to-date volume up 27.2% to 13.839. Opel is the hero of the month, surging 55% to take the lead of the Croatian brands ranking with a formidable 15.8% share. It’s however not enough the topple Volkswagen (-10% this month) from the YTD top spot. Peugeot (+164%), Citroen (+108%), Hyundai (+53%) and Toyota (+42%) all frankly beat the market inside the Top 10 whereas Ford (-30%) freefalls. Subaru (+700%), Smart (+144%), Honda (+123%), Mitsubishi (+120%), Jaguar (+75%), Land Rover (+71%), Mini (+58%), Seat (+41%) and Kia (+36%) also impress further down.

Model-wise, the Opel Astra (+41%) comes from outside the January and February Top 20 directly to the top spot in March, a position it already held in March 2016 and 2017, so it has become a periodical routine that could be triggered by bulk orders by rental company in the lead-up to the summer holiday season. The Astra (+31%) shoots up to #2 YTD below the Skoda Octavia (+150%). The Renault Clio is up 8 spots on February to #2, the Opel Insignia is up 367% to #5, the Opel Corsa up 33% to #7, Nissan Qashqai up 131% to #8, Suzuki SX4 S-Cross up 50% to #9 and the Citroen C3 up 213% to #11. The VW T-Roc breaks into the Croatian Top 20 for the very first time, landing directly at #14 with 1.7% share.

Previous month: Croatia February 2018: Market up 46.4% , Crossland X and Kona up

One year ago: Croatia March 2016: Opel Astra shoots to #1, Fiat Tipo up to #12

Full March 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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