The Dacia Duster storms into the Croatian Top 5 in 2019.
The Croatian new car market significantly slows down its growth in 2019 at +4.8% to 62.938 units, nevertheless signing a 6th straight year of gains. It however remains a fair distance below its all-time record of 88,265 units clocked in in 2008. Volkswagen (-5%) retains the brands pole position despite going against the grain with a fall, but Skoda (+11%) overtakes Renault (+0.0%) to snap the 2nd place overall. Opel (+1.5%) remains at #4 just as Dacia (+30.4%) breaks into the 5 most popular brands thanks to the largest gain in the Top 15. Fiat (+25.7%) and Toyota (+19.4%) also shine in a Top 10 they break into, while further down Tesla (+383.3%), Land Rover (+93.3%), Volvo (+37.7%), Jeep (+37.3%), Porsche (+35.3%), Seat (+27.8%), Mitsubishi (+23%) and Mazda (+22.1%) are among the most dynamic.
Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+11.4%) celebrates three consecutive years in the Croatian pole position and 5th annual win (add 2011 and 2014). The Renault Clio (-9.7%) weakens and only holds onto the 2nd spot for 43 units above the VW Golf (+5.1%) closing up a podium unchanged on 2018. The Suzuki Vitara (+2.4%) edges up one spot to #4 just above the Dacia Duster (+35.1%) soaring 7 spots to #5 overall. The Dacia Sandero (+45.3%) also breaks into the Top 10, up 6 ranks to #9 while the Fiat 500 (+14.2%) and Renault Captur (+10.8%) also manage double-digit gains in the remainder of the Top 10. The Opel Crossland X (+137.6%), Hyundai Kona (+83.7%), Nissan Qashqai (+23.8%) and VW T-Roc (+18.3%) sign the largest improvements further down. Finally note the VW T-Cross up to #2 in November but who launched too late in the year to earn a spot inside the 2019 Top 20.
Full Year 2019 Top 45 All-brands and Top 20 models vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.
Full December 2019 Top 30 All-brands and Top 20 models below.