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Romania April 2020: Peugeot (+15.5%) sole gainer in market down -50.3%

Peugeot 308 sales are up 179.5% in a market down -50.3%.

Given the current COVID-19 lockdown context, new car sales in Romania resist relatively well in April at -50.3% year-on-year to 4.321 units. This brings the year-to-date tally down -27.5% to 32.300 sales. Brand leader Dacia (-37.6%) holds markedly better than the market which enables it to reach 32.3% share, its highest so far in 2020. Volkswagen (-51.5%), Skoda (-50.3%), Renault (-56.6%) and Ford (-51.6%) complete the Top 5, all within reach of the market drop rate.

On the other hand Peugeot (+15.5%) continues to spectacularly defy the market implosion and is the only year-on-year gainer in te entire market this month. The French carmaker posts a 6th consecutive year-on-year gain, 2nd straight double-digit uptick and a 4th double-digit surge in the past 5 months. BMW (-14.6%) and Toyota (-16.3%) also fare a lot better than the market in the remainder of the Top 10.

In the models ranking, the Dacia Logan (-46.3%) enjoys a 188th straight monthly win (no interruption since its launch back in September 2004) ahead of the Dacia Duster (-34.9%) and Sandero (-24.2%). The Peugeot 308 (+179.5%) continues on its stunning run, almost tripling its April 2019 volume to land at a record 4th place overall. The Renault Clio (-75.8%) and Dacia Dokker (+6.3%) follow, with the Ford Fiesta (+35.8%) also sporting a year-on-year gain in the remainder of the Top 10. The Skoda Scala (#17) tops recent launches, distancing the Skoda Kamiq (#43), Ford Puma (#47), Toyota Camry (#66), Lexus UX (#67) and Mazda CX-30 (#68).

Previous month: Romania March 2020: Peugeot (+44.8%), Hyundai (+2.5%) defy market down -32.2%

One year ago: Romania April 2019: Dacia Duster (+97.1%) hits highest share in 4 years in market up 13.9%

Full April 2020 Top 35 All-brands and Top 190 All-models below.

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