Romanian Vehicles Sales 2016 growing for the third consecutive year, back over the 0.1 million units while down over one-third from the 2007 record. Jaguar and Lexus shine.
The new government’s planned spending rises and tax reductions should boost domestic demand and help prop up growth in the short-term. FocusEconomics Panelists predict an expansion of 3.6% in 2017, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast, with growth of 3.3% penciled in for 2018.
Following the sharp slowdown reported between 2010 and 2013, the domestic car market is recovering showing a good acceleration during the 2016, when car light vehicles volume raised again over 100.000 units the cars sales had been 94.913 (+16.9%), close to 100.000 units for the first time since 2010.
According to data released by the Romanian Department of Internal Transportation, the car passenger sales had been 94.913 (+16.9%) and the light commercial vehicles 14.127 (+27.7%). LCVs sector hit the best performance in eight years.
Market leader was, of course, Dacia with 27.597 units (+2.7) ahead of Skoda with 8.677 (+15.5%) and Volkswagen with 8.339 (+16.1%). The best performer of the year were Jaguar and Lexus, up respectively 144.9% and 132.4%, while among the highest growths were reported for Peugeot, Suzuki, Opel, Mazda, Renault and BMW.
Fiat showed the worst performance of the 2016, losing 42.0%, followed by Mitsubishi and Seat.
The best-selling models was the Dacia Logan with 16.911 units (+2.8%) ahead of the Dacia Duster with 5.251 (-7.8%) and the Skoda Octavia with 3.676 (+9.1%).
Tables with sales figures
In the tables below we report sales for all Brands, top 10 Manufacturers Group and top 10 Models