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Croatia February 2019: Seat, Dacia shine, VW T-Roc scores first podium in market down 7.6%

The VW T-Roc scores its first ever podium finish in Croatia in February.

New car sales in Croatia continue on a downward spiral at -7.6% to 3.547 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down 5.9% to 7.098 registrations. Volkswagen (-7%) comfortably holds onto the top spot at 15.4% share, that’s almost 5 percentage points below its January level however. Skoda (-21.5%) and Suzuki (-22.6%) fare much worse on the podium whereas Seat (+100%),  Dacia (+48%), Toyota (+22.9%) and Peugeot (+11%) completely ignore the surrounding gloom to post fantastic upticks in the remainder of the Top 10. Meanwhile, Renault (-3.6%) resists but Hyundai (-27.1%) and Opel (-24.2%) dive.

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (-52.8%) remains the best-seller despite losing more than half its February 2018 volume. It distances the Suzuki Vitara (-15%) up to a record #2 also hit last November and the VW T-Roc scoring its first ever Croatian podium at #3, the brand’s best-seller above the Tiguan (+25.3%), Touran (#5), Golf (-65.2%) and Polo (-47.7%). The Hyundai Kona (#8) and Skoda Karoq (#9) both break into the Croatian Top 10 for the first time, while the Jeep Renegade (#16), Seat Ateca (#19) and Kia Stonic (#20) February marks their first ever Top 20 appearance.

Previous month: Croatia January 2019: VW up to 20.4% share in market down 4.2%

One year ago: Croatia February 2019: Market up 46.4%, Opel Crossland X and Hyundai Kona up

Full February 2019 Top 33 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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