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Slovenia Full Year 2022: Skoda Octavia ends 25 years of Renault Clio domination, market at lowest in at least 2 decades

The Skoda Octavia is the most popular vehicle in Slovenia in 2022.

Discover 20 years of Slovenian Historical Data here.

46,339 new cars hit Slovenian roads in 2022, a hefty -14.2% year-on-year fall. This is the weakest annual tally in at least 21 years. Brand leader Volkswagen (-14.3%) follows the market to an identical share at 15.9%. Skoda (-18.9%) goes from 10.5% to 9.9% share but takes advantage of Renault’s freefall (-35.6%) to grab the second spot overall. Hyundai (-11.9%) remains at #4 while Toyota (+30.8%) surges four spots to #5. Opel (+36.7%) is the other spectacular gainer in the Top 10, up six ranks to #9. Kia (-2.5%) also resists at #6 but Citroen (-14.8%), Dacia (-24%) and Peugeot (-25.8%) all lose more ground than the market. Cupra (+86.8%), Tesla (+54%) and Jeep (+33.2%) defy the negative market below.

Model-wise, we have a historical event at #1: the Skoda Octavia (-22.3%) ends 25 years of domination by the Renault Clio (-52.2%) completely imploding to #3. This is all the more significant that the Clio is produced locally. It only ranked #1 in January and February. The VW T-Roc (+2.2%) is up four spots to #2, also outselling the Clio. The Kia Sportage (+21.7%) and VW Tiguan (+6.3%) post splendid gains to round out the Top 5. The Renault Captur (-32%) and VW T-Cross (-46%) freefall below, with the Hyundai Tucson (-16.9%), Skoda Kodiaq (-2.4%) and Fiat 500 (-14.8%) closing the Top 10. The latter ranked #1 twice in May and December. Just outside, the Toyota Yaris Cross (+456.7%) ends its first full year of sales at #11. The VW Taigo (#16) is the best-selling 2022 launch above the Dacia Jogger (#53).

Previous year: Slovenia 2021: Renault Clio resists VW T-Cross assault in market up 0.6%

Two years ago: Slovenia 2020: Renault Clio (+12.9%) cements lead in market down -26.6%

Full Year 2022 Top 45 all brands and Top 308 all models vs. Full Year 2021 figures below.

Full December 2022 Top 37 all brands and Top 223 all models below.

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