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Bulgaria May 2021: Dacia (+126.2%), Skoda (+100%) top market up 80.6%

The Dacia Sandero is up to #4 in Bulgaria in May.

New car sales in Bulgaria shoot up 80.6% year-on-year in May to 2.550 units on locked down May 2020 volumes, bringing the year-to-date tally up 29.6% to 12.481. Dacia (+126.2%) and Skoda (+100%) both outpace the market to take control of the brands ranking with 16.9% and 10.3% share respectively. Renault (+8.1%) is a lot more shy and drops from 16.1% share a year ago to just 9.4% this month. Toyota (+42.6%) also can’t match the market growth but gains one spot on April to land at #4. Volkswagen (+61.9%) is down two to #5. The rest of the Top 10 all beat the market with Citroen (+405.9%) the most spectacular, followed by Kia (+196.6%), Nissan (+166.2%), Peugeot (+92.4%) and BMW (+76.8%). Further down, Suzuki (+444.4%), Land Rover (+216.7%), Audi (+145.5%) and Ford (+142.9%) also impress.

Model-wise, the Dacia Dokker remains the easy winner with 8% share while the Nissan Qashqai edges up one spot on last month to #2, now also occupying this ranking year-to-date. The Qashqai topples the Renault Clio which falls to #3. In contrast the Dacia Sandero is up 11 spots on April to #4, the Skoda Superb up 9 to #5 and the Kia Sportage up 6 to #6. Further down, notice the Peugeot Rifter up 34 to #17, the Skoda Kamiq up 20 to #18 and the Kia Xceed up 52 to #22.

Previous month: Bulgaria April 2021: Dacia and Dokker lead, sales up 184%

One year ago: Bulgaria May 2020: Renault up to 16.1% share in market down -68.1%

Full May 2021 Top 42 All-brands and Top 200 All-models below.

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