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Slovenia May 2022: Fiat 500 leads, Toyota Yaris Cross at record #4, registrations down -9.1%

The Yaris Cross hits its best-ever ranking in Slovenia this month.

The Slovenian new car market drops -9.1% year-on-year in May to 4,784 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally off -17% to 21,454. The entire brands podium underperforms this month, with Volkswagen (-19.3%) still leader above Skoda (-37.1%) up three spots on April to #2 and Renault (-18.3%) down one to #3. In contrast, Opel (+190.2%), Toyota (+94.9%), Peugeot (+35.3%) and Citroen (+16.4%) all post fantastic gains in the remainder of the Top 10. Kia (-1%) also beats the market at #7 but remains in negative while Fiat (-38.5%) and Hyundai (-27.4%) both dive. Outside the Top 10, notice Mitsubishi (+750%), Jeep (+430.8%) and Cupra (+113.6%) among the best performers. 

Over in the models aisle, the Fiat 500 (-33.2%) returns to the top spot it held a year ago in May 2021, marking its second time ever atop the Slovenian charts. Leader last month, the VW T-Roc (+9.1%) is knocked down to #2, a ranking it also holds year-to-date. The Peugeot 208 (+121.4%) is up 13 ranks on April to land in a splendid third position. The Toyota Yaris Cross is up two spots to a new record 4th place, eclipsing its previous best of #5 hit last February. The VW Golf (+25%) surges 17 spots to #5, its best ranking here since January 2021. The Opel Corsa (+311.5%) and VW Polo (+11.4%) are the additional gainers in the Top 10, with the VW T-Cross (-54.9%) in freefall and the Renault Captur (-21.7%) and Skoda Kodiaq (-13.6%) also in a difficult position. Still #1 year-to-date, the Renault Clio (-62.3%) implodes to #29 with just 1.3% share vs. 3.3% so far this year.

Previous month: Slovenia April 2022: VW T-Roc scores first win in market down -8.5%

One year ago: Slovenia May 2021: Fiat 500 best-seller for the first time in shy market (+3.4%)

Full May 2022 Top 35 All-brands and Top 220 All-models below.

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