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Bulgaria January 2022: Dacia Sandero and Toyota C-HR top market up 12.2%

The Dacia Sandero is the best-selling vehicle in Bulgaria in January.

New car sales in Bulgaria gain 12.2% year-on-year in January to 2,377 units, keeping in mind January 2021 was down -20% on the year prior. Toyota (+38.8%) takes the lead of the brands ranking with an outstanding 16% share vs. 10.3% over the Full Year 2021. It is followed only 4 units below by last month’s leader Renault (+86.5%) also in great shape while the #1 over the FY2021. Dacia (-7.9%) is in difficulty at #3 as is Skoda (-28.1%) at #4. As it has been the case all around Europe, Kia (+113.8%) delivers an exceptional month with the biggest year-on-year gain in the Top 10. Ford (+67.2%) is the only additional Top 10 carmaker to show an uptick just as Volkswagen (-31.4%) and Peugeot (-29.5%) both drown. Further down, Volvo (+220%), Porsche (+200%), Land Rover (+150%), Suzuki (+150%), Opel (+110.7%) and Audi (+75.8%) shine.

Model-wise, the Dacia Sandero (+141.1%) storms into the pole position with 5.7% share vs. 2.3% over the FY2021 while the Toyota C-HR (+65.2%) is up 15 spots on December to land in 2nd place with 4.4% of the market vs. 1.9% over FY2021. The Renault Clio (+15.8%) is up three ranks to #3, ahead of the Toyota Corolla (-9.3%) and a Renault Captur (+191.7%) almost up 3-fold year-on-year. The Toyota RAV4 (+125.9%) and Renault Kangoo (+1020%) – which is shaping up to be the true successor to the discontinued Dacia Dokker – and Skoda Kodiaq (+152.4%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 10. The best-selling recent launches are the Renault Arkana at #15 and the Renault Express at #17.

Previous post: Bulgaria Full Year 2021: Last year of reign for Dacia Dokker in market up 14.9%

One year ago: Bulgaria January 2021: Citroen, Dacia defy market down -20%

Full January 2021 Top 45 All-brands and Top 220 All-models below.

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