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Serbia March 2018: Dacia Sandero surprise leader

The Dacia Sandero is the best-selling vehicle in Serbia for the first time.

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According to our Central European data partner CE Auto, 3.141 new light vehicles found a new home in Serbia in March, lifting the Q1 volume up 1.2% to 6.983. We have a surprise in pole position: for the first time since BSCB started following Serbia monthly in December 2013, the Dacia Sandero is the best-selling nameplate in the country with a stunning 6.7%, whereas it didn’t even rank in the January Top 10. The Sandero’s previous best was #2, reached in June 2014, April 2016 and April 2017. The French-Romanian compact topples the Skoda Rapid (down to #10 this month) while the 2017 leader the locally-produced Fiat 500L is back up one spot to #2 and the 2018 YTD leader the Skoda Octavia is down one to #3.

Previous month: Serbia February 2018: Skoda leads, places 4 nameplates in YTD Top 5

Previous year: Serbia Full Year 2017: Fiat 500L maintains lead for third year in a row

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Serbia February 2018: Skoda leads, places 4 nameplates in YTD Top 5

The Skoda Rapid is the best-selling vehicle in Serbia in February. 

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According to our Central European data partner CE Auto, 2.145 new light vehicles were sold in Serbia in February, lifting the year-to-date total to 3.842. Local media outlet vrelegume.rs has these figures at 1.766, up 5.7% year-on-year, and 3.431, up 10.5% on the same period in 2017. Thanks to deliveries up 21%, Skoda remains the most popular carmaker in the country, outselling Fiat (+10%) and cementing its YTD lead at 16.6% vs. 13.8% for Fiat which was #1 over the Full Year 2018. Volkswagen (-10%), Renault (+5%) and Opel (+11%) follow, with Citroen (+106%), Mini (+100%), Subaru (+100%), BMW (+55%), Ford (+42%) and Mazda (+32%) posting some of the largest year-on-year gains in the remainder of the ranking. Model-wise, Skoda manages to place three nameplates in the Top 4: the Rapid at #1, the Octavia at #2 and the Fabia at #4. The Fiat 500L, #1 last year, is relegated to #3 both this month and YTD. Skoda does even better YTD with the Octavia at #1, the Rapid at #2, the Superb at #4 and the Fabia at #5.

Previous month: Serbia January 2018: Skoda Octavia posts 4th consecutive win

Previous year: Serbia Full Year 2017: Fiat 500L maintains lead for third year in a row

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Serbia January 2018: Skoda Octavia posts 4th consecutive win

The Skoda Octavia may be able to threaten the Fiat 500L supremacy in Serbia in 2018. 

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According to our Central European data partner CE Auto, 1.698 new light vehicles found a buyer in Serbia in January. Local media outlet vrelegume.rs has this figure at 1.665, up 16% year-on-year. Skoda surges 61% to hit a stunning 18.3% share vs. just 12.3% over the FY2017, well ahead of Fiat at 13.2% (+28%). Volkswagen disappoints at -14% but climbs back up 3 spots on last mont to #3, while Renault (+32%) and Dacia (+30%) both beat the market to round up the Top 5. Notice also Porsche (+1200%), Mitsubishi (+125%), Volvo (+78%), Nissan (+50%), Citroen (+45%), Toyota (+40%) and Kia (+29%) all posting spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia tops the Serbian charts for the 4th consecutive month with a strong 6.8% share vs. 4.1% over the Full Year 2017, alluding to a possible annual win in 2018. The Fiat 500L is relegated to #2 with 4.5% of the market (5.8% in FY17), with the Skoda Superb up 5 spots on December to round up the podium. The Ford Kuga makes its first Top 10 appearance at #6.

Previous post: Serbia Full Year 2017: Fiat 500L maintains lead for third year in a row

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Serbia Full Year 2017: Fiat 500L maintains lead for 3rd year in a row

The Fiat 500L has topped the Serbian charts for 4 of the past 5 years.

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According to our Central European data partner CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up 8.5% to 29.516 registrations in 2017. Local publication Vrelegume.rs has this figure at 28.962 (+6.5%). Local producer Fiat remains the most popular brand in the country but drops 9% to see its share fall from 15.9% to 13.6%. Second-placed Skoda also loses share at 12.3% due to sales down 5%. Reversely, Volkswagen soars 22% to 9.2% but this is not enough to lift from #3. Renault (-1%) rounds up a Top 4 unchanged on 2016, while Ford is up two spots and 14% to #5, overtaking Opel (-7%) and Dacia (+4%). Land Rover (+254%), Mercedes (+98%), Volvo (+71%), Citroen (+65%), Jaguar (+65%), BMW (+39%), Nissan (+36%), Audi (+32%), Alfa Romeo (+30%), Mini (+26%), Peugeot (+19%) and Toyota (+17%) all impress.

Over in the models ranking, the Fiat 500L – assembled locally in the Kragujevac Fiat factory – is the best-seller for the third consecutive year and the 4th time in the past five years with very stable sales at -0.2% to 5.8% share. Its follower the Skoda Octavia also drops just 0.2% year-on-year for a 4.1% share. The Dacia Sandero is up 9% and two spots to land on the third step of the podium, distancing the Skoda Fabia (+3%) while the Rapid breaks into the annual Serbian Top 5, making it three Skodas in the Top 5 and, with the Superb at #7, four in the Top 7.

Previous month: Serbia November 2017: Skoda and Octavia hold on top, market up 2.9%

Previous year: Serbia Full Year 2016: Fiat 500L leads, Opel Astra on podium

Two years ago: Serbia Full Year 2015: Local hero Fiat 500L reclaims throne

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Serbia November 2017: Skoda and Octavia hold on top, market up 2.9%

The Skoda Octavia is by far the best-seller in Serbia in November. 

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According to our Central European data partner CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up 2.9% year-on-year in November to 2.026 registrations, with the year-to-date volume now up 11.1% to 26.972 units. Local publication Vele Grume has these figures at 2.168 and 26.331 respectively. In the brands ranking, Skoda manages to hold onto the top spot for the second month running with sales up 5% to 14.3% share vs. 11.9% so far in 2017. Leader year-to-date, Fiat is stuck in 2nd place with deliveries edging up 0.4% to 12.% share vs. 13.6% this year. Volkswagen drops 6% in third place but Ford (+20%), Peugeot (+69%), Nissan (+77%) and most strikingly Mercedes (+113%) impress inside the Top 10. Beyond, Mazda (+42%), Citroen (+77%), Jeep (+79%), BMW (+90%), Alfa Romeo (+120%), Volvo (+186%) and Land Rover (+338%) are among the best performers. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia posts a second consecutive win thanks to deliveries up 23% to 6% share, far above the YTD leader the Fiat 500L at 3.2% (-23%). The Opel Astra is back up five spots on October to #3 but drops 5% while the Fiat Punto reappears in the Top 10 for the first time since September 2016 at #4. The Fiat Tipo (#6 – best ranking in Serbia so far) and Ford Focus (#7) also shine.

Previous month: Serbia October 2017: Skoda Octavia snaps #1 spot from Fiat 500L

One year ago: Serbia November 2016: Skoda and Octavia take the lead

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Serbia October 2017: Skoda Octavia snaps #1 spot from Fiat 500L

The Skoda Octavia is the best-selling nameplate in Serbia in October.

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According to data shared with us by our partner CE Auto, new car sales in Serbia are down 1.5% year-on-year in October to 2.123 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is now up 12.2% to 24.946 registrations. Local publication Vrele Gume has these figures at 2.223 and 24.163 respectively. Skoda leaps up to first place in the brands ranking despite sales down 15% year-on-year to 14.4% share vs. 11.7% so far in 2017. The Czech carmaker distances Fiat down 21% to 13.9% share vs. 13.6% year-to-date. Volkswagen (+8%) remains in third place while Ford (+27%) and Renault (+22%) shine to round up the Top 5. Mercedes (+95%) posts by far the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 15, with other great performers including Citroen (+34%), Toyota (+38%), Audi (+43%), BMW (+50%), Nissan (+79%), Volvo (+200%) and Land Rover (+309%). Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia soars 7 spots on September to snap the pole position away from the Fiat 500L (-29%), with the VW Golf on the third step of the podium. Skoda also places the Suberb, Rapid, Fabia and Rapid Spaceback inside the Top 7.

Previous month: Serbia September 2017: Fiat 500L back to #1, Opel Corsa up to #2

One year ago: Serbia October 2016: Fiat Doblo leaps onto podium

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Serbia September 2017: Fiat 500L back to #1, Opel Corsa up to #2

The Opel Corsa is up to 2nd place in Serbia in September.

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According to data shared with us by our partner CE Auto, new car sales in Serbia are down 1.2% year-on-year in September to 1.921 registrations, leading to a year-to-date total up 13.7% to 22.821 units. Local publication Vrele Gume has these figures at 1.917 and 21.940 respectively. Fiat remains the most popular carmaker in the country but drops a harsh 27% year-on-year to 16.5% share, still way above the 13.6% it commands year-to-date. Skoda (-4%) and VW (-14%) round up the podium while Opel (+22%), Renault (+56%), Dacia (+27%), Mercedes (+74%) and Toyota (+19%) all post spectacular gains. Model-wise, after a month of August dominated by the Skoda Rapid and Rapid Spaceback due to a large police order, the Serbian ranking gets back to some kind of normalcy in September with the locally-produced Fiat 500L in the lead. The Opel Corsa is up four spots on last month to a brilliant 2nd place and the Skoda Superb is up 27% to #3. The Dacia Sandero is back inside the Top 10 at #6 while the Fiat Tipo makes its first appearance of 2017 at #7.

Previous month: Serbia August 2017: Police order pushes Skoda Rapid to 21.6% share

One year ago: Serbia September 2016: Fiat places Punto and 500L on top

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Serbia August 2017: Police order pushes Skoda Rapid to 21.6% share

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According to data shared with us by our partner CE Auto, new car sales in Serbia are up 24% year-on-year in August to 2.355 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 15% to 20.900. Local publication Vrele Gume has these figures at 2.030 and 20.023 respectively. The August Serbian sales charts are biased by a large order of 710 Skoda Rapid and Rapid Spaceback by the national police force whose delivery has kicked off this month as is shown in the above video. This unusual order pushes the Rapid to 16.6% market share for the month while the Rapid Spaceback has 5% of the market in 2nd place. Below, the locally-produced Fiat 500L, still #1 year-to-date, drops 40% to #3 but the Renault Clio is up 121% to #4. The Opel Corsa, Citroen C3 and VW Caddy also break into the Serbian Top 10 in August. The brands ranking published by Vrele Gume bizarrely doesn’t take into account the special Police order, only allocating 209 sales to Skoda (-10%) whereas the Rapid clocked up a total 509 units this month. This retains Skoda in 2nd place below Fiat (-11%), with Volkswagen (+33%), Renault (-9%) and Opel (+6%) rounding up the Top 5. Peugeot (+52%), Jeep (+100%), Mini (+125%), Mercedes (+145%), Suzuki (+171%), Land Rover (+200%) and Citroen (+236%) post the most spectacular gains this month.

Previous month: Serbia July 2017: Berlingo and C3 push Citroen up 7-fold

One year ago: Serbia August 2016: Hyundai Tucson breaks into podium

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Serbia July 2017: Berlingo and C3 push Citroen up 7-fold

The Citroen Berlingo is equal #1 with the Fiat 500L in July. 

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According to data published by our Central European data partner CE Auto, new car sales in Serbia are up 1% year-on-year to 2.315 registrations, leading to a year-to-date total up 14% to 18.518 units. Local publication Vrele Gume, which reports brand sales in the country, has these figures at 2.531 and 17.993 respectively. This month Skoda (+7%) overtakes local producer and traditional leader Fiat at 12.5% share vs. 11.6% (-15%) for the Italian carmaker. Volkswagen (+82%) is also nipping at Fiat’s heels with a 11.2% share. In 4th place, Citroen shoots up 7-fold compared to July 2016 thanks to a one-off stunning score by the Berlingo, equal #1 with the Fiat 500L this month, while the C3 soars to #4, making its first Serbian Top 10 appearance since BSCB started following this market monthly in 2014. Ford (+32%), Dacia (+20%) and Audi (+78%) also impress near the top of the ranking. Model-wise, the Kia Cee’d (#5), Audi A3 (#8) and Skoda Rapid (#10) also punch well above their YTD weight.

Previous post: Serbia May 2017: Fiat 500L reigns, Opel Astra and Ford Fiesta shine

One year ago: Serbia July 2016: Fiat 500L leads, Hyundai i30 and Tucson shine

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Serbia May 2017: Fiat 500L reigns, Opel Astra and Ford Fiesta shine

The Fiat 500L is once again the best-seller in Serbia. 

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Based on data published by our Central European data partner CE Auto, the Serbian new car market is up 25% year-on-year in May to 2.967 units, leading to a year-to-date total up 17% to 13.094 sales. Vrele Gume has these figures at 3.022 and 12.251 respectively. Fiat continues to lead the brands ranking with a strong 14.7% share this month, that’s two percentage points above its YTD level. It is followed like YTD by Skoda (10.1%) and Volkswagen (8.7%) while Dacia climbs up to 4th place with 7.2% ahead of Renault, Ford and Opel. Note Citroen up four spots on last month and its YTD ranking to #9. In the models ranking, the locally-produced Fiat 500L continues to reign supreme, boosted up 61% to 7.7% share by its facelift. The Opel Astra jumps up 6 spots to #2 overall, knocking the Dacia Sandero down to #3. The Ford Fiesta more than doubles its sales at +104% to 4th place and climbs up to #5 year-to-date (+46%). Notice also the Renault Clio up 127% and the Kia Cee’d and VW Passat making a rare appearance inside the Top 10.

Previous month: Serbia April 2017: Fiat and 500L dominate

One year ago: Serbia May 2016: Fiat Tipo breaks into Top 10

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