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Croatia October 2021: Kia repeats at #1 in market down “just” -7.8%

The Kia Xceed breaks into the Croatian Top 10 for the first time in October.

New car sales in Croatia drop “just” -7.8% year-on-year in October to 2.853 units, however October 2020 was already down -24.6% on the year prior. The year-to-date tally now stand sat 40.245 units, up 28.4% on the same period in 2020. Kia (+101.3%) more than doubles its sales year-on-year to repeat as the #1 brand in the country at 11.5% share vs. 6.9% so far this year. Opel (+140.8%) does even better and climbs 5 spots on last month to #2, distancing Volkswagen (-57.5%) in dire straits. Renault (+39.9%) excels in 4th place above sister brand Dacia (-4.1%). Hyundai (+20.7%) is also very strong just below, with Peugeot (+19.5%) and Toyota (+11.6%) also impressive in the remainder of the Top 10. Further down, Jaguar (+275%), Ford (+145.5%), Volvo (+105.3%), BMW (+47.1%), Mazda (+48.4%), Nissan (+16.2%) and Mercedes (+10.7%) stand out. 

Over in the models ranking, the Dacia Duster (+8.7%) steps up one spot on September to cling the lead with 3.9% share. The Opel Corsa (+98.1%) rallies back up seven ranks on last month to #2, the only additional model to sell over 100 units this month. The Renault Twingo is up five spots to #3 while the Kia Stonic (+27%) shines year-on-year but is down one rank to #4. The VW T-Cross (-12.8%) is back up nine spots to #5 ahead of the Opel Crossland staying at #6 and the Peugeot 2008 up 10 spots to #7. The Kia Xceed breaks into the Croatian Top 10 – and Top 20 – for the first time at #9, with other strong performers including the Kia Sportage (#10), Hyundai Tucson (+68.6%), Kia Ceed (+51.6%), Kia Rio (#16) and Opel Mokka (#18).

Previous month: Croatia September 2021: Kia scores first win, Dacia Sandero and Duster top market down -10.3%

One year ago: Croatia October 2020: Skoda Octavia, Dacia Duster highlight market down -24.6%

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

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