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Romania August 2020: BMW (+4%) survives imploding market (-51.9%)

BMW (+4%) is the only Top 20 carmaker to post a gain in August.

As the second wave of coronavirus struck the country over summer, lifting total cases from 27.296 on July 1 to 91.256 at the time of writing this article and wrecking havoc on the economy and tourism again, the Romanian new car market tumbles down -51.9% year-on-year in August to just 11.155 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down -37.5% to 73.721. Atop the brands ranking, Dacia (-47.4%) and Volkswagen (-43%) manage to contain their loss below the symbolic 50% mark and add up to 41.7% of Romanian sales vs. 38.8% so far this year, Volkswagen also snatching the #2 YTD spot in the process. Toyota (-35%) and Citroen (-26.7%) also resist well but it’s BMW (+4%) that scores the best performance – and only year-on-year gain – in the Top 10. In contrast, Suzuki (-72.6%), Ford (-65.4%) and Renault (-59.6%) implode. DS (+1200%), Subaru (+700%), Tesla (+100%), Mini (+50%), Mitsubishi (+34%) and Alfa Romeo (+3.3%) are the only additional gainers.

Over in the models ranking, the Dacia Logan (-50.1%) celebrates 16 years or 192 straight months in the Romanian pole position, literally untouchable at 17.1% share vs. 13.9% so far this year. The Dacia Sandero (-30%) topples the Dacia Duster (-52%) for 2nd place year-to-date while the Renault Clio (-45.5%) and VW Golf (-31.4%) ensure the Top 5 is unchanged on July. The Toyota C-HR (-27.9%) posts the best hold in the Top 10, improving its ranking record to #8 vs. #10 last June, with the Hyundai i20 (-36.1%) also solid and the Suzuki Vitara (-73.9%) rallying up 10 spots on July to #6. The locally-made Ford Puma remains by far the best-selling recent launches but slides back out of the Top 10 at #11, it distances the Skoda Kamiq (#25), Mazda CX-30 (#42) and Kia Xceed (#80).

Previous month: Romania July 2020: Ford Puma (#9), VW Golf (+20.3%), Fiat Tipo (+138.5%) defy worsening market (-44.2%)

One year ago: Romania August 2019: Dacia Logan celebrates 15 consecutive years at #1 (180 straight months) in market down -18.8%

Full August 2020 Top 40 All-brands and Top 240 All-models below.

Romania August 2020 – brands:

PosBrandAug-20%/19Jul2020%/19PosFY19
1Dacia3,75733.7%-47.4%122,70630.8%-36.5%11
2Volkswagen8928.0%-43.0%45,8618.0%-28.7%25
3Renault7666.9%-59.6%35,6137.6%-46.2%42
4Skoda7426.7%-50.9%25,7427.8%-37.3%34
5Toyota6165.5%-35.0%64,0895.5%-13.1%68
6Ford5585.0%-65.4%53,9345.3%-55.0%73
7Hyundai5454.9%-45.3%74,6096.3%-15.6%57
8Citroen3903.5%-26.7%151,4592.0%-30.6%1415
9Suzuki3643.3%-72.6%92,2433.0%-46.8%99
10BMW3132.8%4.0%141,8872.6%-27.5%1113
11Peugeot2842.5%-61.1%102,2943.1%-22.5%812
12Opel2782.5%-80.3%131,6332.2%-74.5%126
13Mercedes2212.0%-51.4%112,1552.9%-20.6%1011
14Mazda1971.8%-29.6%161,2781.7%-27.6%1614
15Kia1731.6%-39.5%171,4452.0%-19.5%1516
16Fiat1711.5%-46.9%81,1061.5%15.0%1719
17Nissan1271.1%-67.0%121,6122.2%-52.9%1310
18Audi970.9%-76.0%186040.8%-55.2%1817
19Volvo800.7%-37.0%244380.6%-39.7%2021
20Jeep760.7%-63.1%213120.4%-27.1%2424
21Honda710.6%-53.3%194660.6%-54.3%1918
22Seat710.6%-66.0%224000.5%-59.1%2220
23Mitsubishi710.6%34.0%233250.4%-10.0%2323
24Land Rover490.4%-19.7%204310.6%-11.3%2122
25Alfa Romeo310.3%3.3%351080.1%30.1%2831
26Mini270.2%50.0%291630.2%22.6%2628
27Porsche260.2%-55.9%252230.3%-9.3%2525
28Jaguar220.2%-24.1%28910.1%-43.8%3029
29Lexus190.2%-65.5%301390.2%-36.2%2726
30SsangYong130.1%-18.8%261010.1%6.3%2930
31DS130.1%1200.0%37150.0%200.0%3540
32Smart90.1%-55.0%31400.1%-71.6%3127
33Tesla80.1%100.0%27380.1%280.0%3238
34Subaru80.1%700.0%36220.0%100.0%3437
35Lamborghini30.0%-57.1%32240.0%-4.0%3332
36Maserati30.0%-72.7%3480.0%-60.0%3835
37Ferrari20.0%-50.0%33140.0%-17.6%3636
38Bentley10.0%-50.0%38130.0%-38.1%3733
39Rolls-Royce10.0%n/a3960.0%100.0%3939
40Chrysler10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a43 –
41Lotus10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a44 –

Romania August 2020 – models:

PosModelAug-20%/19Jul2020%/19PosFY19
1Dacia Logan1,90517.1%-50.1%110,25813.9%-47.3%11
2Dacia Sandero9999.0%-30.0%25,5757.6%-12.6%23
3Dacia Duster7096.4%-52.0%35,4397.4%-30.8%32
4Renault Clio3353.0%-45.5%42,4093.3%-44.7%44
5VW Golf2121.9%-31.4%51,2931.8%-24.2%713
6Suzuki Vitara1831.6%-73.9%169321.3%-59.5%1810
7Renault Captur1821.6%-58.2%119831.3%-49.6%1611
8Toyota C-HR1811.6%-27.9%121,0721.5%-22.6%1321
9Hyundai i201791.6%-36.1%131,1521.6%-19.7%918
10Skoda Octavia1751.6%-70.7%71,9702.7%-44.4%55
11Ford Puma1651.5%new97401.0%new24 –
12Hyundai Kona1611.4%5.9%171,1431.6%39.2%1027
13Fiat Tipo1591.4%-35.4%68531.2%19.6%2136
14VW Passat1511.4%-6.2%229251.3%-15.7%1926
15Renault Mégane1461.3%-74.1%101,3001.8%-54.4%67
16Citroen C3 Aircross1461.3%84.8%604040.5%-14.0%4656
17Toyota RAV41451.3%76.8%307031.0%55.5%2547
18Citroen C5 Aircross1381.2%273.0%315160.7%681.8%3796
19VW Tiguan1371.2%-34.8%151,0721.5%-6.9%1425
20Skoda Scala1251.1%92.3%187821.1%454.6%2361
21Toyota Corolla1231.1%-38.2%209581.3%15.8%1724
22VW T-Roc1151.0%-63.1%245920.8%-37.2%3235
23Opel Crossland X1131.0%-63.9%296620.9%-55.1%2917
24VW Polo1121.0%-11.8%556840.9%-54.3%2722
25Skoda Kamiq1091.0%new235490.7%new34219
26Hyundai Tucson1071.0%-56.3%261,1411.5%-28.7%1116
27Dacia Dokker1071.0%-58.8%361,0901.5%-17.8%1220
28Ford Ecosport1061.0%-79.5%258481.2%-63.5%229
29Nissan Qashqai960.9%-58.8%81,2591.7%-55.2%86
30Suzuki SX4870.8%-76.5%436870.9%-38.1%2628
31Ford Focus850.8%-72.2%141,0701.5%-55.8%158
32Toyota Aygo850.8%-53.8%285460.7%-29.7%3538
33Citroen C3830.7%-69.5%384390.6%-59.5%4432
34Skoda Karoq810.7%-39.6%344790.6%-13.8%4050
35Skoda Fabia770.7%-63.2%325610.8%-42.1%3331
36Ford Kuga700.6%-74.7%482080.3%-85.1%7015
37Mazda3690.6%-33.0%403740.5%9.0%5152
38Opel Corsa670.6%-76.5%373490.5%-71.5%5223
39Skoda Kodiaq610.5%-50.8%216540.9%-2.8%3041
40Mercedes GLC590.5%-41.0%524900.7%-27.4%3940
41Kia Sportage580.5%-56.7%416710.9%-27.5%2830
42Mazda CX-30580.5%new473750.5%new50116
43Skoda Citigo580.5%100.0%192760.4%23.8%6186
44Ford Fiesta570.5%-81.5%574750.6%-66.8%4119
45Skoda Superb560.5%-48.1%334480.6%-39.5%4342
46Mercedes GLE560.5%-22.2%424110.6%25.3%4560
47Peugeot 3008550.5%-81.5%278741.2%-17.6%2029
48Peugeot 2008540.5%-41.9%352670.4%-10.7%6473
49Kia Ceed530.5%-52.3%653940.5%-30.3%4946
50Peugeot 208520.5%-67.1%492780.4%-66.3%6043
51Mazda CX-5500.4%-37.5%584000.5%-36.9%4844
52VW T-Cross490.4%-65.2%633240.4%-21.9%5549
53Suzuki Ignis460.4%-62.0%502710.4%-28.7%6263
54Suzuki Swift450.4%-55.9%393020.4%-14.0%5866
55Honda Civic420.4%-56.7%513130.4%-49.4%5645
56BMW X3420.4%10.5%742420.3%-10.7%6671
57Opel Grandland X410.4%-73.4%672480.3%-60.3%6548
58VW Up!410.4%-45.3%591390.2%-52.6%7962
59BMW 1 Series410.4%1266.7%1191220.2%-57.0%8579
60Peugeot 5008410.4%241.7%144910.1%-18.0%107122
61Renault Kadjar400.4%-74.5%543450.5%-53.4%5337
62Ford Mondeo400.4%-49.4%532850.4%-33.1%5957
63BMW 3 Series400.4%21.2%792010.3%-25.3%7164
64Hyundai i30390.3%-74.0%694480.6%-44.5%4234
65Seat Arona390.3%-20.4%127990.1%-51.2%10594
66VW Touareg370.3%-58.0%625100.7%8.5%3853
67Dacia Lodgy370.3%-77.2%863440.5%-52.6%5439
68Toyota Yaris360.3%-80.9%445380.7%-40.2%3633
69Opel Astra350.3%-92.8%722130.3%-89.4%6912
70Peugeot 301350.3%-23.9%135780.1%-61.0%11588
71Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross340.3%209.1%731420.2%-1.4%77105
72BMW X5330.3%-43.1%562690.4%-42.2%6354
73Mercedes C Class310.3%-24.4%1111570.2%-31.4%7577
74Renault Trafic300.3%-45.5%761940.3%1.0%7282
75Volvo XC60280.3%-12.5%941200.2%-40.0%8685
76Peugeot 308270.2%-69.7%456090.8%65.9%3159
77Mercedes GLA270.2%-27.0%841110.2%-56.5%9276
78Jeep Compass270.2%-43.8%85870.1%-5.4%111141
79BMW X6260.2%62.5%642230.3%142.4%68140
80Kia Xceed250.2%new661790.2%new73232
81Renault Zoe230.2%-56.6%713080.4%25.7%5772
82Hyundai Elantra220.2%-73.5%704030.5%4.4%4751
83BMW X1220.2%-21.4%881750.2%-41.3%7468
84BMW 5 Series220.2%29.4%1061190.2%-51.2%8781
85Seat Leon210.2%-77.9%681340.2%-56.8%8275
86Toyota Camry200.2%-4.8%931230.2%223.7%84156
87Volvo XC40200.2%-20.0%771130.2%-32.7%91104
88Audi A4200.2%25.0%981070.1%-24.1%96117
89Kia Stonic190.2%-29.6%871040.1%-36.6%10397
90Mini190.2%111.1%120930.1%4.5%106132
91Jeep Wrangler180.2%-37.9%133680.1%30.8%125166
92Alfa Romeo Stelvio180.2%-10.0% –320.0%-45.8%169165
93Volvo XC90170.2%-56.4%1181110.2%-28.8%93101
94Honda CR-V170.2%-52.8%991020.1%-58.5%10465
95Toyota Land Cruiser 150/200170.2%0.0%95900.1%-26.2%109125
96Mercedes A Class160.1%-67.3%782260.3%-11.4%6769
97Ford Transit Custom160.1%-11.1%921490.2%-44.0%7670
98Hyundai i10160.1%-67.3%751350.2%-37.5%8187
99Mitsubishi Outlander160.1%-42.9%100900.1%-30.2%108100
100Mitsubishi ASX160.1%14.3%97760.1%-13.6%120126
101Range Rover Evoque150.1%15.4%821180.2%21.6%88118
102VW Caddy140.1%-66.7%156720.1%-56.1%124108
103Mercedes GLB140.1%new116490.1%new142 –
104Mercedes G Class130.1%-56.7%142800.1%-25.2%114120
105Peugeot 508130.1%-31.6%172400.1%-23.1%157150
106Alfa Romeo Giulia130.1%30.0%192310.0%34.8%170192
107Jeep Cherokee130.1%n/a216180.0%1700.0%198263
108Jeep Grand Cherokee130.1%-83.8% –140.0%-86.4%206144
109VW Arteon120.1%-70.7%1031100.1%-38.9%9495
110BMW X4120.1%-45.5%1251060.1%-24.3%98110
111Hyundai Ioniq120.1%500.0%831040.1%246.7%102181
112Citroen C-Elysée120.1%-88.6%143730.1%-78.7%12267
113Audi Q5120.1%-84.4%109600.1%-71.3%12890
114Nissan Micra120.1%-53.8%146590.1%-46.4%132123
115BMW 2 Series120.1%100.0%110470.1%51.6%143176
116BMW 8 Series120.1%500.0%169450.1%25.0%147184
117Audi A1120.1%-62.5%181200.0%-67.2%193164
118Porsche Cayenne110.1%-68.6%891250.2%5.0%83113
119Mercedes CLA110.1%-42.1%911170.2%25.8%89121
120Range Rover Sport110.1%-8.3%121820.1%-33.9%112112
121Opel Insignia110.1%-81.7%152770.1%-72.5%11678
122Mazda2110.1%-45.0%137390.1%-45.8%159152
123DS 3 Crossback110.1%new –130.0%new210300
124Fiat 500100.1%-83.9%1511050.1%-50.5%9983
125Mercedes V Class100.1%-50.0%90890.1%-24.6%110115
126BMW X7100.1%100.0%126760.1%300.0%119168
127BMW X2100.1%-50.0%157510.1%-63.6%137111
128BMW 4 Series100.1%150.0%173290.0%-38.3%175171
129Audi Q390.1%-88.0%1071040.1%-32.0%101109
130Hyundai Santa Fe90.1%-30.8%130800.1%-9.1%113137
131Audi Q890.1%-80.9%108760.1%-61.8%11893
132Seat Ateca90.1%-71.0%131680.1%-54.4%126102
133BMW 2 Series Tourer90.1%80.0%177590.1%-27.2%131129
134Range Rover Velar90.1%-18.2%167570.1%-46.7%133128
135Honda HR-V90.1%-50.0%115460.1%-69.1%145106
136Nissan Juke80.1%-75.0%1501390.2%-38.5%7892
137Mercedes E Class80.1%-68.0%1171050.1%-45.3%10084
138Ford Edge80.1%-63.6%168490.1%-46.7%141138
139Mercedes B Class80.1%0.0%188400.1%-11.1%155173
140Renault Koleos80.1%-50.0%124370.1%-45.6%164157
141Porsche 91180.1%-11.1%139310.0%24.0%171190
142Mercedes Vito70.1%-78.1%811150.2%-41.0%9089
143Nissan X-Trail70.1%-58.8%1051070.1%154.8%97151
144VW Kombi70.1%-82.1%141750.1%-60.7%12199
145Audi A670.1%-82.5%112590.1%-54.3%130124
146Lexus NX70.1%-58.8%178550.1%-22.5%135148
147Mini Countryman70.1%-12.5%187470.1%14.6%144160
148Opel Vivaro70.1%-61.1%96440.1%-69.0%150119
149Volvo V6070.1%75.0%155300.0%130.8%173203
150Jaguar i-Pace70.1%0.0%195220.0%4.8%189196
151Smart Fortwo70.1%16.7%164220.0%-56.9%191145
152Ssangyong Korando60.1%n/a101620.1%6100.0%127275
153Audi Q760.1%-86.0%145550.1%-57.4%134127
154Mercedes Sprinter60.1%0.0%114550.1%22.2%136155
155Mazda660.1%-77.8%159420.1%-76.0%15291
156Jaguar E-Pace60.1%-60.0%129380.1%-53.1%161146
157Ssangyong Tivoli60.1%-33.3%136370.1%42.3%165177
158Volvo S9060.1%200.0%191260.0%0.0%180191
159Land Rover Defender60.1%new104210.0%new192 –
160Toyota Prius60.1%n/a165190.0%111.1%195218
161Jeep Renegade50.0%-89.8%611080.1%-39.7%9598
162Range Rover50.0%-66.7%140770.1%-17.2%117134
163BMW i350.0%-83.3%122720.1%-37.4%123103
164Audi A350.0%-73.7%147440.1%-61.4%149133
165Porsche Macan50.0%-61.5%148410.1%-46.1%153154
166Peugeot Rifter50.0%66.7%80390.1%680.0%160224
167Tesla Model 350.0%66.7%102280.0%300.0%177225
168Audi A550.0%-54.5%189260.0%-63.4%179147
169Mitsubishi Space Star50.0%n/a175170.0%n/a201 –
170Kia Rio50.0%25.0%214140.0%-61.1%207183
171Lexus ES50.0%0.0% –90.0%-40.0%217207
172Audi A850.0%150.0%22670.0%-46.2%224212
173Nissan Leaf40.0%-94.8%153450.1%-80.7%14874
174Lexus RX40.0%-42.9%160340.0%-57.0%167153
175Kia Niro40.0%33.3%170330.0%-25.0%168161
176Ford Tourneo Custom40.0%100.0%209280.0%-36.4%176163
177Kia Proceed40.0%-20.0%149250.0%25.0%181197
178Mercedes EQC40.0%new174230.0%new184261
179Jaguar F-Pace40.0%-42.9%193220.0%-35.3%188180
180Citroen C4 Cactus40.0%-87.9%198130.0%-88.5%209135
181Subaru Forester40.0%n/a215110.0%266.7%212254
182Audi A740.0%-33.3%20290.0%-55.0%216204
183Subaru XV40.0%n/a21990.0%125.0%220243
184Citroen Jumpy/Spacetourer40.0%n/a –80.0%-27.3%222227
185Mercedes GLS30.0%n/a132600.1%400.0%129200
186Suzuki Jimny30.0%-88.5%134510.1%75.9%139187
187BMW 7 Series30.0%-70.0% –400.1%-18.4%154158
188Mercedes S Class30.0%-75.0%158400.1%-52.4%156139
189Toyota Proace30.0%0.0%123400.1%37.9%158189
190Lexus UX30.0%-87.0%208380.1%2.7%162178
191Ford Mustang30.0%-89.3%138300.0%-59.5%172159
192Mercedes AMG GT30.0%200.0%161270.0%3.8%178179
193VW Multivan30.0%-62.5%190240.0%-44.2%183182
194Opel Combo30.0%-88.0%163220.0%-79.6%190130
195Kia Sorento30.0%200.0% –150.0%-6.3%204210
196Mazda MX-530.0%0.0%199120.0%0.0%211199
197BMW Z430.0%50.0%183100.0%-33.3%213211
198Maserati Levante30.0%-62.5%18580.0%-46.7%223214
199Citroen Berlingo30.0%-50.0%22360.0%-45.5%227213
200Honda Jazz30.0%200.0% –50.0%-16.7%235221
201Land Rover Discovery Sport20.0%-33.3%113510.1%30.8%138170
202Audi Q220.0%-93.5%171290.0%-70.4%174143
203Lamborghini Urus20.0%-60.0%179190.0%0.0%194206
204Volvo S6020.0%100.0% –190.0%-62.0%196169
205Smart Forfour20.0%-85.7%211180.0%-80.2%200131
206Peugeot Expert Traveller20.0%-81.8%213160.0%-52.9%202186
207DS 7 Crossback20.0%100.0%200100.0%100.0%214228
208Tesla Model X20.0%n/a20450.0%400.0%239286
209VW California20.0%100.0%20550.0%-16.7%240245
210Jaguar XF20.0%n/a –30.0%-66.7%248233
211Fiat 500X10.0%-88.9%461350.2%864.3%80194
212Seat Ibiza10.0%0.0%166500.1%28.2%140167
213Seat Tarraco10.0%-96.6%128440.1%-43.6%151142
214Land Rover Discovery10.0%-85.7%154250.0%-3.8%182195
215Mini Clubman10.0%0.0% –230.0%666.7%185205
216Ford Transit10.0%-50.0%162220.0%-15.4%187185
217Ford Tourneo Courier10.0%-92.9%194180.0%-64.7%197162
218Renault Kangoo10.0%n/a210180.0%n/a199220
219Mercedes CLS10.0%-75.0%180150.0%-68.8%205172
220Renault Talisman10.0%0.0%196140.0%-39.1%208193
221Opel Zafira Life10.0%new18290.0%new218 –
222Bentley Continental GT10.0%-50.0% –80.0%-27.3%221226
223Kia Stinger10.0%0.0% –60.0%-53.8%228209
224Porsche 718 Boxster10.0%n/a21760.0%100.0%229264
225Ferrari Portofino10.0%0.0%18650.0%0.0%232241
226Fiat Panda10.0%0.0% –50.0%150.0%234270
227Porsche 718 Cayman10.0%n/a –50.0%-28.6%236240
228Rolls-Royce Cullinan10.0%n/a22150.0%150.0%238253
229Kia Picanto10.0%n/a20340.0%0.0%242244
230Lamborghini Aventador10.0%n/a22540.0%100.0%243278
231Jaguar F-Type10.0%n/a –30.0%0.0%247260
232Jaguar XE10.0%n/a –20.0%-84.6%251216
233Mercedes Citan10.0%0.0% –20.0%100.0%253256
234Ssangyong Rexton10.0%-75.0% –20.0%-95.5%258174
235Audi R810.0%n/a –10.0%n/a259291
236BMW 6 Series10.0%n/a –10.0%-75.0%261246
237Ferrari GTC4 Lusso10.0%n/a –10.0%-80.0%263251
238Ford S-Max10.0%n/a –10.0%-85.7%265234
239Jaguar XJ10.0%n/a –10.0%0.0%266290
240Lotus Exige10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a269 –
241Tesla Model Y10.0%new –10.0%new275 –

Source: DRPCIV

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