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The Bulgarian new car market drops 9.4% year-on-year to 3.226 registrations, however the year-to-date tally remains frankly in positive at +15% to 34.902 units. Drastic change atop the brands ranking this month: thanks to deliveries soaring 28% year-on-year to 12% share, Dacia reclaims the pole position it held over the Full Year 2017, knocking mothership Renault (-14%) to #2 for just 21 units. Toyota (+18%) for its part holds onto the #2 monthly spot it snapped in September thanks to very strong volumes. In fact, only BMW (+73%) and Citroen (+26%) also post gains in the Top 10 where Peugeot (-17%) and Skoda (-12%) are in difficulty just as Kia (-85%) and Nissan (-61%) continue to implode post-WLTP. Further down, Mini (+544%), Fiat (+235%), Infiniti (+182%), Seat (+138%), Volvo (+135%), Lada (+93%), Mitsubishi (+50%) and Great Wall (+40%) all post extravagant gains.
Full October 2018 Top 40 All-brands ranking table below.