The Renault Clio has been the best-seller in Slovenia for what is believed to be 23 consecutive years.
New car sales in Slovenia fall -26.6% to 53.694 units in 2020 vs. 73.193 in 2019. This is the weakest annual result since the 53.296 units of 2014. In the brands ranking, Volkswagen (-28.9%) retains the top spot but Renault (-18.6%) catches up, climbing from 14.1% to 15.6% share vs. 16.1% for VW. Skoda (-23.4%) ensures the podium remains unchanged on last year while Hyundai (-0.3%) leapfrogs past Peugeot (-18.2%) and Dacia (-21.8%) to reach #5. Kia (+10.4%) is the only gainer in the Top 10 and Top 20, shooting up 6 spots from #13 last year to #7 and 4.6% share. Nissan (-9.8%) also resists better than the market in the remainder of the Top 10. Further down, Ssangyong (+550%), DS (+275%), Tesla (+90.7%) and Land Rover (+36.4%) stand out with fantastic gains.
Model-wise, the Renault Clio (+12.9%) goes against the grain to lodge a double-digit year-on-year lift and cements its leadership at 7.3% share, more than double any other nameplate in the country. It is estimated that the Renault Clio has been the best-selling vehicle in Slovenia for the past 23 years in a row. The Top 4 models are unchanged on last year, with the Skoda Octavia (-24.8%) distancing the VW Golf (-21.5%) and Renault Captur (-27.1%). The Nissan Qashqai (-12.7%) steps up one spot to #5 while the Dacia Duster (+137.8%) and Hyundai Tucson (+37.8%) post the largest gains in the Top 10. For its first full year of sales, the Skoda Kamiq surges to 103 spots to #15 overall. The most successful 2020 launch in Slovenia is the VW ID.3 landing at #62 – it ranked 6th in December – followed by the Toyota Proace (#109) and Ford Puma (#120).
Two years ago: Slovenia 2018: Renault Clio and VW Polo top record market
Full Year 2020 Top 40 All-brands and Top 310 All-models vs. Full Year 2019 figures below.
Full December 2020 Top 35 All-brands and Top 175 All-models below.