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Slovenia August 2019: Dacia Sandero snaps first pole position, VW T-Cross up to world record #2

The Dacia Sandero tops the Slovenian charts for the first time. Picture

New car sales in Slovenia drop a steep -13.7% year-on-year in August to 5.006 units, engulfed in the WLTP hangover that is gripping most European Union markets this month. As a result, the year-to-date tally is now down -5.3% to 52.086. Volkswagen (+1.5%) manage to swim upstream and retains the brands top spot but Renault (-41.9%) pays the price for abusing the pre-WLTP game a year ago. The Top 10 is actually filled with high performing brands such as Dacia (+90.1%), Hyundai (+22.9%), Citroen (+10.9%) and Skoda (+6.1%) and Opel (+4%) while further down Jaguar (+225%), Land Rover (+100%), BMW (+35.7%) and Suzuki (+28.9%) impress.

In the models ranking, the Dacia Sandero (+122.5%) more than doubles its sales year-on-year to snap the overall pole position for the first time, its previous best being #2 last February and March. The Sandero topples the perennial Slovenian leader, the locally-produced Renault Clio (-39.7%) which however remains #1 YTD by far. The Clio sells the same amount as the new VW T-Roc reaching a world record 2nd place for the month. The Opel Astra (+26.5%) is up 12 spots on July to #4, the Renault Megane (-16.5%) up 15 to #6 and the Skoda Kodiaq (+230.2%) up 6 to #6.

Previous month: Slovenia July 2019: VW T-Cross inside Top 5 in market down -4.9%

One year ago: Slovenia August 2018: Renault monopolises podium in market up 25.5%

Full August 2019 Top 30 All-brands and Top 210 All-models below.

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