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Romania November 2021: Dacia Spring topples Logan to #1, market down -13.4%

The Dacia Spring is the best-selling vehicle in Romania in November.

New car sales in Romania drop -13.4% year-on-year in November to 11,480 units, tilting the year-to-date volume into negative territory at -0.9% and 109,341 sales. Local behemoth Dacia (-14.6%) stays close to the market to post a strong 32.6% share vs. 27.6% so far this year. Renault (-17.2%) is up two spots on last month to #2 and 9% share vs. #7 and 6.5% year-to-date while Hyundai (+72.8%) posts a splendid uptick to end the month at #3. Kia (+91%) and Toyota (+40.8%) also excel in the remainder of the Top 10, with Ford (+2.1%) also up but Fiat (-51%), Volkswagen (-51.1%) and Skoda (-60.6%) in deep trouble. Below, Tesla (+680%), Ssangyong (+368.8%), Citroen (+79.5%), Seat (+71.2%), Jeep (+48.6%) and Volvo (+40.4%) stand out.

We have an earthquake in the models ranking: after the Duster last March, this time the Dacia Spring manages to upset perennial best-seller the Dacia Logan (-50.4%) to become the best-selling vehicle outright at home with 10.4% share. It is a difficult year for the Logan: after over 16 years notching the top spot every single month, its domination is challenged in 2021. The Spring is the first EV to ever top the Romanian monthly charts, in a market that had not been very receptive for this segment in the past. We will find out in the next couple of months whether we are seeing a bulk of orders being delivered or this is a level the Spring can deliver over the long term. Dacia monopolises the Top 4 like last month with the Duster (-25.7%) and Sandero (-36.4%) in tow but struggling. The Ford Focus (+117.5%) is the best-selling non Dacia this month, up 7 spots on October to #5 and distancing the Renault Clio (-22.8%) and Captur (-0.9%). The Hyundai Tucson (+112%), Toyota Corolla (+55.7%) and Toyota C-HR (+28.2%) round out the Top 10 in spectacular fashion.

Previous month: Romania October 2021: Dacia Spring up to #4 in market down -23.3%

One year ago: Romania October/November 2020: Renault, Jeep, Suzuki, Fiat stand out in positive market

Full November 2021 Top 45 All-brands and Top 240 All-models below.

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