The Opel Astra is up to #3 in Romania in September.
Like almost every European Union market this month, we witness the exact opposite evolutions as last year when WLTP came into force on September 1. As such this month’s Romanian new car sales shoot up 118.2% year-on-year to 6.046 but remain down -42% on September 2017 which is a more realistic comparison set. The year-to-date volume remains vastly ahead of a year ago at +16.4% to 124.049. Dacia (+104.2%) almost matches the market growth rate but can only muster a 22.4% share , well below the 29.9% it commands YTD. Hyundai (+85.3%) leaps up 6 spots on August to #2 overall at 8.7% share vs. 4.8% YTD, only one unit above Opel (+913.5%) also up to 8.7% share vs. 5.6% YTD. Nissan (+809.4%), Renault (+216.9%) and Mercedes (+178.4%) also spectacularly recover in the remainder of the Top 10.
The Dacia Logan (+129.1%) remains the most popular vehicle in the country, starting its 16th year of reign by a 181st consecutive month at #1. The Dacia Duster (+76.6%) holds onto the #2 spot ahead of the Opel Astra (+3062.5%) and Nissan Qashqai (+1450%) both up by extravagant amounts just like the Opel Corsa (+1028.6%) and Toyota Corolla (+336.4%) in the remainder of the Top 10.
Full September 2019 Top 35 All-brands and Top 205 All-models below.