The Dacia Logan celebrates its 95th consecutive month in the Romanian pole position.
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New car sales are starting to get really shaky in Romania, down 29% year-on-year in July to just 6,005 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 39,348 units, now in negative at -2% over 2011. Even though the market is getting thinner, the top of the models ranking is pretty stable: the Top 4 best-sellers are unchanged since May: the Dacia Logan is #1 at 16.2% share, ahead of the Skoda Octavia at 6.1%, the Dacia Duster at 5.7% and the Renault Symbol at 3%.
The Ford Focus and VW Golf follow, while both the Opel Astra and the VW Passat are up 4 spots to #7 and #8 respectively. I have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find any exciting movements in Romania this month: the VW Polo is up 12 ranks to #11, the Opel Corsa up 12 to #19, the Hyundai i30 up 8 to #22, the VW Up! up 11 to #24. Perhaps the most interesting move is the Range Rover Evoque back inside the Romanian Top 50 in a big way, up to a best-ever #31 with 49 sales and 0.8% share. Finally, notice the Dacia Lodgy down 9 ranks on its introduction month to #46 at 33 units.