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Romania February 2022: Market up 25.1%, Dacia (+93.2%) back in shape

Dacia Duster sales are up 3-fold in Romania in February.

New car sales in Romania gain 25.1% year-on-year in February to 8,616 units, with the year-to-date volume now up 39.3% to 17,953. These results follow particularly low year-ago comparison base. Dacia (+93.2%) recuperates from a February 2021 crash (-48.9%) to return to 24.9% share vs. 27.3% year-to-date. Hyundai (+30%) stays at an excellent 2nd place with 9.6% of the market ahead of Skoda (+9.8%) up three spots to #3. Volkswagen (+44.1%) is also up three ranks to #4 while Ford (+4.4%) remains in 5th position. Only Mercedes (+28.9%) manages to outpace the market in the remainder of the Top 10, with Jeep (+15%) and Peugeot (+4%) in positive but losing share year-on-year. Below, Tesla (+1000%), Cupra (+900%), DS (+800%), SSangyong (+306.9%), Honda (+203.7%), Audi (+197.1%) and Fiat (+121.7%) all post sensational gains.

Over in the models ranking, the Dacia Logan (+85.2%), Duster (+198.4%) and Sandero (+59.8%) return to their FY2021 positions as does the locally-produced Ford Puma (+34.2%) at #4. The Skoda Octavia (+8.8%) is up three spots on January to #5 while the Hyundai Kona (+135.1%) and VW T-Roc (+357.9%) surge 6 and 35 ranks respectively on last month to rank #6 and #7. The Dacia Spring is back up two spots to #8 but is no longer a menace for the Logan after leading the charts outright in November and December. The Jeep Renegade (+1900%) is the surprise of the month, up 73 ranks to #9 while a very sturdy VW Polo (+235.6%) rounds out the Top 10. Below the Spring, the Renault Arkana (#40), Toyota Yaris Cross (#46) and the Mercedes EQA (#82) are the most successful recent launches. Notice also the arrival of the Dacia Jogger with 5 sales.

Previous month: Romania January 2022: Dacia Logan reclaims top spot, Spring down too #10 in market up 55.5%

One year ago: Romania February 2021: Dacia crashes, Jeep stuns in market down -22.1%

Full February 2022 Top 40 All-brands and Top 245 All-models below.

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