Romania 2016. Jaguar & Lexus shine in a market up in double digit

Romania Car Passengers

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.

Market Outlook

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.

Competitive Arena

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

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