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Croatia January 2020: Kia (+90.8%), BMW (+57%) stun in market up 2.2%

The Kia Stonic surges to a record 6th place in Croatia in January.

New car sales in Croatia gain 2.2% year-on-year in January to 3.631 registrations. Volkswagen (-5.7%) remains by far the most popular brand at 18.8% share vs. 13.5% over FY2019 with Skoda (+22.5%) surging 5 spots on December to return to the #2 spot it held last year. Below Renault (-4%) and Dacia (-1.9%) both weak, Kia (+90.8%) lodges the most spectacular year-on-year gain in the Top 20 and soars 10 spots on December and 11 spots on its FY2019 ranking to #5. BMW (+57%), Citroen (+36.5%) and Fiat (+26.6%) also stand out in the remainder of the Top 10. Below, Land Rover (+433.3%), Jeep (+166.7%), Jaguar (+150%), Porsche (+150%), Nissan (+53.3%), Mini (+42.1%), Volvo (+27.1%), Mitsubishi (+18.8%) and Audi (+15.6%) make themselves noticed.

In the models ranking, after a freak interruption in December the Skoda Octavia (+4.6%) resumes its domination, ranking #1 for the third time in the past 4 months. The VW Polo (+60.2%), Golf (-43.8%) and T-Cross (news) complete the Top 4 while the Kia Stonic (+264.3%) shoots up to a record #6, delivering only its second ever Top 20 finish in Croatia after ranking #20 in February 2019. The Fiat Panda (#10), Seat Ibiza (#11), BMW 3 Series (#17), X1 (#18), Skoda Karoq (#19) also secure unusually high rankings just as the Skoda Scala breaks into the monthly Top 20 for the very first time at #15.

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Full January 2020 Top 33 All-brands and Top 30 models below.

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