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Croatia May 2021: Skoda Octavia and Dacia Duster lead market up 106.3% year-on-year but down -51% on 2019

The Dacia Duster is equal #1 in Croatia in May.

New car sales in Croatia bounce back up 106.3% year-on-year to 4.483 units but remain down a harsh -51% on two years ago (9.149). Granted, the 2019 comparison base is particularly high as this was the largest monthly volume of the past decade. The year-to-date tally is now up 44.3% year-on-year to 19.167 but -35.9% on two years ago (29.921). Both Volkswagen (+62.3%) and Skoda (+60.7%) significantly trail the market but remain atop the brands ranking with 11.8% and 10.2% share respectively. Suzuki (+185.8%) lurches to third place and now also ranks #3 year-to-date. Renault (+97.7%) can’t quite match the market growth while Kia (+122.3%) rounds out the Top 5 in dynamic fashion. Seat (+232.4%), Audi (+175.3%), Opel (+154.8%) and Peugeot (+120.8%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10.

Over in the models ranking, the Dacia Duster (+156.3%) in great shape and Skoda Octavia (+35.5%) struggling are equal #1 for the month with 3.7% of the market each. The Suzuki Vitara (+370.6%) ends the month just four units below the two models. The VW T-Roc (+170%) remains at an outstanding 4th place while the Renault Clio (+82.2%) is in difficulty and rounds the Top 5. The Renault Megane (+536.8%) – earning a spot in the YTD Top 20, Opel Corsa (+339.1%), Suzuki Swift (+230%) and VW T-Cross (+139.5%) all post surreal gains in the remainder of the Top 10. #2 a year ago, the Kia Stonic (-3.1%) endures the only year-on-year drop of the Top 20 and falls to #10. Further down, the Hyundai Tucson (+1350%), Opel Crossland (+158.8%), VW Polo (+143.3%), Kia Rio (#16), Peugeot 3008 (#19) and Suzuki S-Cross (#20) also impress.

Previous month: Croatia April 2021: Opel Corsa leads market up 284.2% year-on-year but down -51.7% on two years ago

One year ago: Croatia May 2020: Kia Stonic, VW Touran defy market crushed down -76.2%

Full May 2021 Top 35 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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