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Ouch. After 10 consecutive months of year-on-year gains, the Croatian new car market stops its recovery this month: down 5% on July 2013 which coincidentally marked the first month of growth in 17 months. Not to worry: the year-to-date total is still up a very robust 30% on 2013 to 24,193 units. July means Summer holidays in Croatia, and as one of the most touristic regions in Europe it also means massive rental car registrations. Add to this the fact that Volkswagen Group’s distributor in Croatia, Auto Zubiak, also owns the biggest car rental business in the country – Oryx Rent and like July 2013 we have a mammoth month for Volkswagen at 21.6% market share vs. 16.6% year-to-date. The models podium is logically monopolised by the German brand (here too like in July 2013) with the Golf in pole position at a huge 7.8% share ahead of the Up at 5.4%, its highest ranking in Croatia since it surprised the world and took the lead back in June 2012, and the Polo at 4.8%. The Skoda Octavia is back up 3 spots on June to complete a Top 4 100% VAG and remains leader year-to-date, while the Renault Clio is up 9 ranks to #6 and the Citroen C4 back inside the Top 10 at #10.
Previous month: Croatia June 2014: Opel Astra and Corsa dominate
One year ago: Croatia July 2013: VW Golf, Polo and Up! on top
Full July 2014 Top 20 models and Top 34 All-brands Ranking Tables below.