Discounts ahead of the launch of the new model (pictured) push the Skoda Octavia to #1 in Moldova in October.
Based on data by our Central European partner CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market continues to gallop ahead at +21.4% year-on-year to 664 registrations, leading to a year-to-date volume up 6.5% to 5.439. Potentially thanks to end-of-generation discounts, the Skoda Octavia is up 4-fold on its October 2018 score and up 4 spots on September to easily snap the overall lead for the month and for the first time since last November with 7.8% share. The Dacia Logan (+2.6%) remains in 2nd place and cements its YTD domination at 7.9% of the market. Dacia also places the Duster (-5.6%) on the podium, leading a streak of 4 SUVs: the Toyota RAV4 (+92.9%), Hyundai Tucson (+17.4%), Kia Sportage (+35.3%) and Skoda Kodiaq. Thanks to the new model, the Toyota Corolla reappears in the Moldovan Top 10 for the first time since June 2018.
Full October 2019 Top 10 models ranking below.