The Skoda Octavia is the best-selling car in Croatia in 2022.
The Croatian new car market is down -2.6% year-on-year in 2022 to 44,088 sales. Volkswagen (-8.6%) remains the most popular carmaker in the country despite falling significantly faster than the market. Skoda (-1.4%) improves its share to 10.2% and stays in 2nd place while Kia (+5.8%) overtakes Opel (-8.6%) to end the year on the third step of the podium. Dacia (+6.9%) also defies the negative market with a year-on-year gain but the best performer in the Top 10 is Toyota (+45.4%) up four spots on last year to #6. The remainder of the Top 10 endure double-digit falls, with Suzuki (-27.3%) and Peugeot (-25.1%) the hardest hit. Just outside the Top 10, Ford (+134%) surges eight ranks to #11, with Cupra (+154%), Volvo (+34.6%) and Porsche (+30%) also impressive. Newcomer MG (+3833%) finishes its first full year in market at #28.
Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia (+5.5%) reclaim the lead it held back in 2020 with a dominant 4.4% share. It is the 7th time the Octavia is the Croatian best-seller after 2011, 2014 and 2017 to 2020. #1 last year, the Opel Corsa (-61.4%) implodes to #16 in 2022. The Dacia Duster (-9.3%) edges up one spot on 2021 to #2 while the Opel Crossland (+43.3%) is up eight to #3. The Dacia Sandero (-1.8%) is also up one rank to #4 ahead of the Kia Stonic (+5.2%) up five to #5. New for 2022, the VW Taigo lands directly in 6th place and topped the charts outright in November. The Toyota Yaris (+64.6%) also shines at #8 just as the Opel Mokka (+294.8%), Suzuki S-Cross (+82.3%), Renault Captur (+72.1%), Toyota Corolla (+35.6%) and Kia Xceed (+24.6%) all break into the Top 20.
Full Year 2022 Top 50 all brands and Top 20 models vs. Full Year 2021 figures below.
Full December 2022 Top 35 all brands and Top 20 models below.