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Croatia August 2019: VW Golf and Skoda Octavia dominate, VW T-Cross in Top 10

The VW T-Cross is now inside the Croatian Top 10.

The Croatian new car market grows 6.8% year-on-year in August to 3.417 registrations, an excellent performance given August 2018 volumes were boosted by pre-WLTP stock clearances. As a result the year-to-date tally is now up 1.3% to 47.785. The brands podium is in exceptional shape: Volkswagen (+27.8%) soars to 19.9% share vs. 12.8% YTD, Skoda (+31.1%) is up to 12.2% vs. 9.5% and Suzuki (+50.5%) shoots to 8% of the market vs. 6% so far in 2019. An artificial reason behind these stunning performances isn’t to be discarded, such as rental sales and/or “fake” registrations ahead of WLTP stickers actually impacting the price of vehicles on September 1. But they are not alone: Toyota (+47.4%), Hyundai (+36.2%) and Peugeot (+24.4%) also excel in the remainder of the Top 10 where Opel (-33%), Citroen (-7.2%) and Renault (-5.9%) hit the brakes.

In the models ranking, the VW Golf (+181.3%) and Skoda Octavia (+28.7%) are head and shoulders above the competition, adding up to 15.5% share. The Suzuki Vitara (+85.2%) snaps the third spot ahead of the Renault Captur (-17%) and VW Polo (+20.5%). The VW T-Roc is up to #6, its highest ranking in Croatia since last February (#3), the Hyundai Kona (+122.6%) is up 8 ranks on July to a record #8, also reached last February and the VW T-Cross is also up 8 spots to break into the Top 10 for the first time at #9. Notice also the Fiat Panda up to #13 and the first Top 20 finish of the Renault Twingo since BSCB started following Croatia monthly in 2011.

Previous month: Croatia July 2019: Opel Crossland X up to record #5, VW T-Roc in Top 20 for the first time

One year ago: Croatia August 2018: VW T-Roc breaks into Top 10 in market up 31.5%

Full August 2019 Top 35 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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