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Croatia Full Year 2020: Skoda Octavia stays #1, VW Polo and Kia Stonic shine, sales freefalling -42.7%

The Skoda Octavia scores a 6th annual win in Croatia.

Discover two decades of Croatia Historical Data here.

New car sales in Croatia are hit full frontal by the coronavirus crisis in 2020 at a harsh -42.7% year-on-year as the combined effects of lockdowns and the near absence of summer tourism take their toll. Brand leaders Volkswagen (-33.5%) and Skoda (-17.2%) both resist much better than the market and see their share improve markedly to 15.6% and 13.5% respectively vs. 13.5% and 9.3% a year ago. Kia (+10.2%) is the only island of growth in the Top 10, up 10 spots to #6. All remaining Top 10 carmakers bar Dacia (-39.9%) fall even faster than the market, with Opel (-68.3%) and Peugeot (-55.3%) hit the hardest. Further down, Bentley (+33.3%), Jaguar (+29.2%), Tesla (+20.7%), Porsche (+19.1%) and Jeep (+16.5%) post the only additional year-on-year gains in market.

Kia Stonic sales soar 76.7% year-on-year in 2020.

Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia (-27.6%) signs a 4th consecutive win and 6th in total (add 2011 and 2014), improving its market share from 5.3% to 6.7%. The VW Polo (+6.4%) secures the only year-on-year gain in the Top 6, lurching up 9 spots from #11 directly to #2. The Dacia Sandero (-30%) and Duster (-37.4%) both resist better than the market unlike the Renault Clio (-46.9%) and VW Golf (-57.5%). But its the Kia Stonic (+76.7%) and VW T-Cross (+20%) that lodge the largest upticks in the Top 10, ranking #8 and #7 respectively. The Skoda Kamiq (+971.4%) and Scala (+81.3%) are the only additional gainers in the Top 20.

Previous month: Croatia November 2020: Opel, Seat, Jeep surge in market down -23.6%

Previous year: Croatia 2019: Skoda Octavia 3peats, Dacia Duster (+35.1%) and Sandero (+45.3%) superstars

Two years ago: Croatia 2018: Skoda Octavia and Renault Clio hold onto Top 2 in market surging 18.3%

Full December 2020 Top 33 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Full Year 2020 Top 45 All-brands and Top 20 models vs. Full Year 2019 figures below.

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