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Romania April 2021: Dacia Logan reclaims top spot in market up 58.8%

The Dacia Logan is back to its traditional #1 spot. Picture

New car sales in Romania rally back up 58.8% year-on-year in April to 6.862 units, keeping in mind April 2020 figures were down -50.3% on the year prior so we are still well below traditional levels for the month. The year-to-date tally is now down -14.5% to 27.615 units. Homegrown market leader Dacia (+15.8%) is much slower than the market but holds 23.6% share for the month, an improvement on the 19.7% it holds year-to-date. Skoda (+113.5%) and Toyota (+121.7%) impress and snap the #2 and #3 spots year-to-date while Ford (+66.1%), Hyundai (+91%) and Volkswagen (+62.1%) are more measured yet still above market growth levels. Mercedes (+180.9%) scores the largest gain in the Top 10. Below, Jeep (+714.3%), Audi (+235%), Citroen (+141.9%), Mazda (+118.2%) and Kia (+100%) stand out.

Over in the models ranking, after it saw the end of 198 consecutive months (=16.5 years) at the top last month, the Dacia Logan (+23.3%) returns to #1 for April albeit trails the market by some significant margin, as does the Dacia Duster (+8.2%) at #2. The Dacia Sandero (+66.7%) is in better shape at #3. 11 of the 12 following models more than double their sales year-on-year, with the VW T-Cross (+666.7%), Ford Puma (+488%), Citroen C3 (+339%), Renault Clio (+198.1%) and Toyota RAV4 (+190%) faring the best. The Citroen C4 is the best-selling recent launch (<12 months) at #67.

Previous month: Romania March 2021: Dacia Duster ends 198 consecutive months of Logan domination

One year ago: Romania April 2020: Peugeot (+15.5%) sold gainer in market down -50.3%

Full April 2021 Top 40 All-brands and Top 225 All-models below.

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