The Jeep Renegade is #3 in Lithuania in 2019: 100% are re-exported.
11/06 update: Now with actuals for Top 10 models.
The Lithuanian new car market surges 43.2% year-on-year in 2019 to 46.461 registrations due to the country fast becoming an epicentre of European Union re-exports. Fiat has been using the country’s lower taxes for almost a decade now in order to register vehicles that actually never see Lithuanian roads as they are immediately re-exported to other European Union markets as 0km used models. In 2019 Fiat holds 37.1% of the Lithuanian market and is joined by fellow FCA member Jeep in its re-export tactics, the American brand landing at #4 with 7.1% share. Toyota (10.1%), Volkswagen (9.3%) and Skoda (6.1%) top “true” sellers.
In 2019 the entire podium is composed of re-exported models: the Fiat 500 (+113.4%) scores an 8th consecutive annual win – albeit completely artificial, distancing the Fiat Tipo (+133.7%) like in 2018 while the Jeep Renegade leaps directly onto the third step of the podium. Jeep also places the Grand Cherokee at #7 and the Compass at #10. The Toyota Corolla (+169.1%) is up to #4 overall and is the “true” best-seller in the country – read the vehicle that Lithuanian customers are actually buying – ahead of the Toyota RAV4 (+32.9%) and Skoda Octavia (-5.2%). The Peugeot 308 (+269.3%) soars into the Top 15 at #14.
Two years ago: Lithuania 2017: Fiat posts 1-2 with 500 and 500X
Full Year 2019 Top 15 models vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.