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Moldova May 2019: Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson shine in market down -5.8%

Kia Sportage sales surge 64.3% year-on-year in Moldova in May.

Based on data shared by our Central European market data partner CE Auto, new car sales in Moldova skid down -5.8% year-on-year in May to 552 units, yet the year-to-date tally remains in positive territory at +3% year-on-year to 2.511 registrations. After reclaiming the monthly top spot off the Dacia Duster last month, the Dacia Logan (-14%) is back to its ultra-dominant self in Moldova at 8.9% share even though it drops by the double-digits year-on-year. It is now alone at #1 YTD with 9.1% share vs. 8.2% for the Duster (+47.1%), still in excellent shape. The Hyundai Tucson (+47.6%), Toyota RAV4 (-15.2%), and Kia Sportage (+64.3%) make it 4 SUVs in the Top 5.

Previous month: Moldova April 2019: Dacia Logan back on top, first Top 10 for Hyundai Creta

One year ago: Moldova May 2019: Toyota Prado breaks into Top 10 at #7

Full May 2019 Top 10 models ranking below.

Moldova May 2019 – models:

PosModelMay-19%/18Apr2019%/18PosFY18
1Dacia Logan498.9%-14.0%12299.1%-0.9%11
2Hyundai Tucson315.6%47.6%41475.9%45.5%33
3Toyota RAV4285.1%-15.2%31084.3%-2.7%44
4Dacia Duster254.5%47.1%22058.2%86.4%22
5Kia Sportage234.2%64.3%51024.1%54.5%56
6Skoda Rapid224.0%n/an/a662.6%n/9n/a
7Dacia Dokker203.6%42.9%7722.9%12.5%88
8Skoda Octavia183.3%-43.8%9923.7%-10.7%65
9Skoda Kodiaq173.1%54.5%n/a642.5%12.3%10n/a
10Suzuki Vitara142.5%-36.4%7783.1%20.0%77

Source: CE Auto

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