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Romania March 2022: Dacia Duster and Spring topple Logan in market up 40.2%

The Dacia Duster is the best-seller at home for only the second time ever.

The Romanian new car market is in great shape this year: after climbing 55.5% in January and 25.1% in February, the March volume is up another 40.2% year-on-year to 11,025 units, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up 39.6% to 28,978. Brand leader Dacia (+38.9%) almost matches the market progression but only holds a 22.6% share vs. 25.6% so far this year. Ford (+99.2%) and Toyota (+49.7%) are both up three spots on February to rank #2 and #3 respectively, overtaking Hyundai (+58.1%) and Skoda (+21.1%). Peugeot (+84.9%) and Renault (+82.5%) more than double the market growth whereas Volkswagen (+6.5%), Mercedes (+22.3%) and Jeep (+24.3%) underperform. Below, notice Tesla (+1775%), Cupra (+450%) DS (+442.9%), Honda (+233.3%), Ssangyong (+187.3%), Mazda (+83.7%) and Audi (+68.7%) all outstanding.

Model-wise, for the second time ever after March 2021, the Dacia Duster (+4.5%) is the best-seller at home, but this time it is followed by the Dacia Spring back up 6 ranks on February to #2. This means the Dacia Logan (+18.3%) is down to third position with 5.6% share vs. 8.4% year-to-date where it remains the best-selling vehicle by a significant margin. The Ford Puma (+180.9%) shoots up year-on-year to remain in 4th place overall as it does year-to-date. The Dacia Sandero (-19.9%) is kicked down to #5 above the Jeep Renegade (+13750%) which seems to be lifted by rental orders. The Hyundai Kona (+134%) and Renault Megane (+62%) also shine in the reminder of the Top 10.

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

One year ago: Romania March 2021: Dacia Duster ends 198 months of Logan domination

Full March 2022 Top 42 All-brands and Top 255 All-models below.

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