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Romania June 2020: Toyota (+16.9%), Ford Puma (#12) ignore market down -27.8%

The Ford Puma is already getting close to the Romanian Top 10. Picture

New car sales in Romania tumble down -27.8% year-on-year in June to 10.161 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down -30.7% to 49.616. Homegrown behemoth Dacia (-4.6%) proves a lot more resilient than its home market with a very contained loss leading to a 35.4% share vs. 29.4% so far this year. Below a freefalling Renault (-41.5%), Hyundai (-3.2%) and even more strikingly Toyota (+16.9%) post fantastic scores. The Japanese carmaker is even the only Top 14 brand in positive. Mercedes (-6.4%) and Suzuki (-10.9%) also resist whereas Opel (-66.1%), Ford (-52.5%), Skoda (-50.5%) and Volkswagen (-41.8%) are stuck in hell. Further down, Alfa Romeo (+666.7%), Jeep (+100%), Subaru (+50%), Fiat (+43%), Lamborghini (+33.3%), Lexus (+28.6%), Land Rover (+26.3%) and Ssangyong (+18.2%) defy the depressed market with splendid gains.

The Dacia Logan (-21.4%) secures a 190th straight monthly win (no interruption since its launch back in September 2004) and reaches a strong 16.1% share just as the Dacia Sandero (+59.1%) shoot up to almost 10% share, its highest this year so far. The Dacia Duster (-17.8%) is stuck at #3 but remains #2 year-to-date above the Sandero. The Renault Clio (-40.4%) edges up one spot on May to #4 despite a steep loss while the Nissan Qashqai (-18.1%) is up 14 ranks to #5, the Hyundai Kona (+68.8%) up 9 to a record #6 also hit last February, the Toyota Corolla (+56.3%) is up two to #7 and the Hyundai i20 (-8.4%) up 25 to #8. The Ford Puma continues to advances and gains a further 8 spots on May to hit a record 12th place. Among recent launches (<12 months), it distances the Skoda Kamiq (#29), Mazda CX-30 (#62) and Kia Xceed (#70).

Previous month: Romania May 2020: Hyundai (+5.5%) defies market down -45%, Ford Puma in Top 20

One year ago: Romania June 2019: Renault (+83.9%), BMW (+122.2%) help market up 15%

Full June 2020 Top 40 All-brands and Top 230 All-models below.

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