The Dacia Duster holds 14.8% of the Moldovan new car market in September. Picture quattroruote.it
According to data shared with us by our Central European market data partner CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market edges up 2.2% year-on-year in September to 561 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down -26.2% to 3.526. After over a decade of domination by the Dacia Logan produced in neighbouring Romania, 2020 is turning out to be the year that changed everything. In September the Dacia Duster (+88.6%) annihilates the competition and holds a record 14.8% of the market thanks to 83 sales – its previous best being 13.6% in January 2019. As a result it leapfrogs past the Dacia Logan (-58.3%) to now rank #2 YTD. It will be interesting to see whether the Logan can reclaim the Moldovan Top 10 once the new generation kicks in in late 2020 / early 2021. The Toyota RAV4 (+71.4%) also posts a fantastic performance and cements its YTD lead with 8.1% share. The Kia Sportage (+72.7%), Skoda Kodiaq (+66.7%), Fabia (+50%) and Hyundai Tucson (+10%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 10.
Full September 2020 Top 10 models below.