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Moldova September 2018: Dacia Logan back in the lead, Duster close 2nd

The Dacia Logan is the #1 vehicle in Moldova for the first time since last May.

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Based on data shared by our Central European market data partner CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market drops 22.1% year-on-year to 458 sales, but September 2017 was the theatre of a freak event with 95 Renault Master minibuses registered after being donated by the Romanian government. The year-to-date total remains frankly in positive at +19.6% to 4.562 units. After giving up its throne to three successive Dacia models in as many months (Dokker in June, Logan MCV in July and Duster in August), the Dacia Logan reclaims the pole position it holds YTD for the first time since last May despite dropping 18% year-on-year. The Dacia Duster (-29%) retrogrades to #2 while the Kia Sportage and Picanto follow.

Previous month: Moldova August 2018: Dacia Duster up 159% to capture #1 rank

One year ago: Moldova September 2017: Renault Master school minibus shoot up to #1

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Moldova August 2018: Dacia Duster up 159% to capture #1 rank

The Dacia Duster is the best-selling vehicle in Moldova in August.

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According to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market shoots up 11.2% year-on-year in August to 526 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 27.6% to 4.104 units. The new generation boosts Dacia Duster sales up 159% to #1 this month and for the first time since last November, overtaking the Toyota RAV4 (+76%) to earn the #2 YTD spot (+116%). Meanwhile the Hyundai Tucson (+32%) jumps 6 spots on July to #2, the Dacia Logan (-3%) is back up two ranks to #3, remaining by far the YTD leader at 7.6% share vs. 4.9% for the Duster. Notice also the Kia Sportage up 117% to #4 and the GAZ Sobol scoring a second consecutive Top 10 finish at #7.

Previous month: Moldova July 2018: Dacia Logan MCV snaps lead

One year ago: Moldova August 2017: Dacia Logan MCV soars to #1, 7 SUVs in Top 10

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Moldova July 2018: Dacia Logan MCV snaps lead

The Dacia Logan MCV is the best-selling vehicle in Moldova in July.

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Thanks to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, we can share with you today July data for Moldova, a market up a stunning 28% year-on-year to 599 registrations, lifting the year-to-date volume up 30.1% to 3.578 units. The Dacia Logan MCV is up one spot on June to snap the Moldovan pole position this month, a rare event that last happened in August 2017. The Dacia Duster is up 8 to #2 while the GAZ Sobol makes its first appearance in a Moldovan Top 10 since we started following the country in 2014. It is joined by the GAZ Gazelle at #10. Leader year-to-date, the Dacia Logan (+52%) is stuck at #5 while the Toyota RAV4 (+78%), #2 so far in 2018 ranks 4th for the month.

Previous month: Moldova June 2018: Dacia Dokker leads, Renault Kadjar in Top 5

One year ago: Moldova July 2017: Sandero hops to pole position, Kodiaq in Top 10

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Moldova June 2018: Dacia Dokker leads, Renault Kadjar in Top 5

Second ever Top 5 ranking in Moldova for the Renault Kadjar.

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Thanks to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, we can share with you today June sales data for Moldova, a market up a splendid 35.2% to 541 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 30% to 2.967 units. The Dacia Dokker is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the first time since BSCB started following Moldova monthly in November 2013, its previous best being #2 hit in May and October 2017. Dacia also places the Logan MCV one unit below in 2nd place, while the traditional annual winner, the Dacia Logan, is down to a weak 6th place this month but remains by far the YTD best-seller with 8.4% share vs. 4.4% for the #2, the Toyota RAV4. Outstanding performance of the Renault Kadjar in Moldova, breaking into the Top 5 for the second time after April 2017, a level it has never reached at home in France.

Previous month: Moldova May 2018: Toyota Prado breaks into Top 10 at #7

One year ago: Moldova July 2017: Sandero hops to pole position, Kodiaq in Top 10

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Moldova May 2018: Toyota Prado breaks into Top 10 at #7

The Toyota Prado shoots up to #7 in Moldova in May.

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According to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, new car sales in Moldova shoot up 38.9% year-on-year in May to 586 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 29.4% to 2.437 registrations, basically selling in 5 months what it did in 6 in 2017. After being toppled from its throne for the first time this year by the Toyota RAV4 last month, the Dacia Logan reclaims command of the Moldovan market thanks to deliveries up 54% year-on-year to 9.7% share, above its 9.5% YTD level. The Toyota RAV4 soars another 83%, ranking #2 both in May and YTD. The Skoda Octavia (+88%), Renault Kadjar (+67%) and Dacia Duster (+42%) also lodge spectacular improvements inside the Top 10 where the Toyota Prado makes its very first appearance since BSCB started following Moldova monthly in 2013, directly at #7.

Previous month: Moldova April 2018: Toyota RAV4 surprise leader

One year ago: Moldova May 2017: Dacia Logan leads, Dokker up to #2

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Moldova April 2018: Toyota RAV4 surprise leader

The Toyota RAV4 snaps its first pole position in Moldova.

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According to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, the Moldovan new car market is up 12.8% year-on-year in April to 486 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 26.8% to 1.852 units. We have a surprise in pole position: for the first time since BSCB started following Moldova monthly in 2013, the Toyota RAV4 is the best-seller in the country thanks to deliveries up 92% year-on-year to 5.1% share. The RAV4 ranked #2 four times in the past five years: in April 2014, July and August 2015 and November 2017. Moldova’s traditional leader, the Dacia Logan, is dow 34% to rank #2 but cements its YTD pole position with sales up 45% so far in 2018. The Dacia Duster rounds up the podium above the Dacia Dokker, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Corolla. Notice also the Renault Kadjar at #8.

Previous month: Moldova March 2018: Hyundai Tucson back up to #2

One year ago: Moldova April 2017: Dacia Logan and Hyundai Tucson lead

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Moldova March 2018: Hyundai Tucson back up to #2

The Hyundai Tucson is only outsold by the Dacia Logan in Moldova this month.

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Thanks to our partnership with Eastern European data specialist CE Auto, we can share with you today March sales for Moldova where 571 new light vehicles found a new home for the month, leading to a Q1 volume at 1.366 units, up 32.6% on the same period a year ago. The Dacia Logan is faithful to its traditional pole position in the country, but this month the Hyundai Tucson is back up to the 2nd place it held over the Full Year 2017, just 3 sales below the Logan and climbing to #3 YTD below the Dacia Duster down to #3 in March. The Toyota RAV4 and Skoda Octavia follow, with the Suzuki Swift scoring its first Top 10 ranking since BSCB started following Moldova monthly back in January 2013. The Skoda Kodiaq resists at #10.

Previous month: Moldova February 2018: Dacia Logan soars to 18.1% share

Previous year: Moldova Full Year 2017: Dacia Logan #1, outpaces market up 33%

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Moldova February 2018: Dacia Logan soars to 18.1% share

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According to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, 382 new light vehicles found a buyer in Moldova in February, lifting the year-to-date tally to 795 units. The Dacia Logan soars to an implacable 18.1% share this month and 14.1% year-to-date, with the Dacia Duster taking 2nd spot at 7.6%. The Skoda Octavia rounds up the podium at 6.5% ahead of the Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage. Dacia also places the Dokker in the Top 10, Hyundai the Santa Fe and Kia the Cee’d.

Previous month: Moldova January 2018: Dacia Logan tightens grip on market up 74.3%

Previous year: Moldova Full Year 2017: Dacia Logan #1, outpaces market up 33%

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Moldova January 2018: Dacia Logan tightens grip on market up 74.3%

The Dacia Logan is the best-selling vehicle in Moldova in January. 

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According to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, new car sales in Moldova shoot up by a gigantic 74.3% year-on-year in January to 413 registrations. Leader for at least the past seven consecutive years, the Dacia Logan holds onto the pole position this month thanks to deliveries up 4-fold year-on-year to 10.4% share vs. 9.2% over the Full Year 2017. The Skoda Fabia leaps up to 2nd place with 8.5% share, its first Top 10 appearance in Moldova since April last year, while the Toyota RAV4, Dacia Duster and Skoda Octavia round up the Top 10. The Skoda Kodiaq gets noticed in 7th place, as does the Kia Cee’d at #10.

Previous post: Moldova Full Year 2017: Dacia Logan #1, outpaces market up 33%

One year ago: Moldova January 2017: Hyundai Tucson leads, Mercedes GLS #6

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Moldova Full Year 2017: Dacia Logan #1, outpaces market up 33%

The Dacia Logan has led Moldovan sales for at least seven consecutive years. 

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According to our Central European market data partner CE Auto, new car sales in Moldova shoot up 33% year-on-year in 2017 to 5.581 units. The Dacia Logan manages to substantially outpace the market at +48% to lift its market share to 9.2%, celebrating at least seven consecutive year in the Moldovan pole position. The Hyundai Tucson (+10%) remains in 2nd place but trails the market growth and loses over one percentage point of market share to 5.2%. The Dacia Duster surges 73% and three spots to land on the podium at #3, distancing the Skoda Octavia (+16%) while both the Toyota RAV4 (+63%) and Suzuki Vitara (+52%) frankly beat the market also. The Dacia Dokker (#8) and Ford Focus (#10) replace the Hyundai Santa Fe and Skoda Fabia in the Top 10.

Previous month: Moldova November 2017: Dacia Duster best-seller in market up 31.5%

Previous year: Moldova Full Year 2016: Dacia Logan resists Hyundai Tucson assault

Two years ago: Moldova Full Year 2015: Dacia Logan challenged for the first time

Full Year and December 2017 Top 10 models vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.

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