Morocco First Half 2017: Dacia up 11% in market up 1.1%, Sandero up 77%

Dacia Sandero sales are up 77% year-on-year in Morocco so far in 2017. 

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The Moroccan new car market edges up 1.1% over the First Half 2017 to 84.479 registrations. Passenger cars are down 0.3% to 78.215 while Light commercials are up 22.2% to 6.264. Local producer Dacia tightens an already firm grip on the market, outpacing the overall growth 10-fold at +11% to hit 28.2% market share. Sister brand Renault does even better with a 21% surge to 12.% share vs. 10.1% a year ago. Ford remains in third place despite a 19% drop, Volkswagen (-1%) overtakes Hyundai (-6%) while Peugeot (+3%) bypasses Fiat (-34%). In the premium brands ranking, Mercedes (+11%) passes BMW (-2%) with Audi (+13%), Land Rover (-32%) and Jeep (-45%) following. Over in the models ranking, with only passenger cars data available, the Dacia Logan remains in the lead but drops 1% whereas both the Dacia Sandero (+77%) and Renault Clio (+53%) are catching up fast. Notice also the Peugeot 208 up 36%, the Hyundai Tucson up 256%, the VW Tiguan up 37%, the Renault Megane up 31% and the Opel Astra up 92%.

Previous post: Morocco Full Year 2016: Record market, Dacia places full range in Top 7

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Switzerland June 2017: BMW soars 25% to 2nd place

The BMW 2 Series is up to 4th place overall in Switzerland in June. (Active Tourer pictured)

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The Swiss new car market is up 2.1% year-on-year in June to 31.923 registrations, lifting the half-year tally up 0.6% to 158.918 units. Volkswagen goes against the grain with a 3% drop to 11.8% share in June and -9% to 11.1% year-to-date, whereas BMW soars 25% to 9.3% and 2nd place this month, almost two percentage points above Mercedes at 7.4% (+5%) which however remains #2 year-to-date. Skoda (+2%) and Audi (-6%) follow, with Renault (+11%), Seat (+20%), Ford and Toyota (+24%) both posting double-digit gains inside the Top 10. Beyond, Fiat (+27%), Dacia (+34%), Porsche (+23%), Alfa Romeo (+154%) and Tesla (+38%) are among the rare double-digit gainers in the rest of the sales charts.

Ford Kuga sales are up 113% year-on-year in June in Switzerland. 

The VW Golf (-6%) is the best-selling nameplate in the country for the 2nd month running but the Skoda Octavia (-19%) holds onto the YTD top spot with a 534-unit advantage over the Golf. Below, the VW Tiguan (+37%), BMW 2 Series (+21%) and Ford Kuga (+113%) push forward. Notice also the Opel Mokka (+46%), Dacia Sandero (+58%) and BMW 1 Series (+120%) shining inside the Top 10. further down, the BMW 5 Series (+125%), Citroen C3 (+104%), Mercedes E-Class (+168%) and Fiat Tipo (+349%) are the most dynamic in the Top 50. The Skoda Kodiaq (#31) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Suzuki Ignis (#45), Opel Crossland (#54) new to market and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio (#57).

Previous month: Switzerland May 2017: Mercedes up 36% in market up 9%

One year ago: Switzerland June 2016: Skoda Octavia tops half-year charts

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Thailand June 2017: Honda up 29%, places four nameplates in Top 10

The Honda Jazz leaps to 5th place overall in Thailand in June. 

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The Thai new vehicle market is up 5.7% year-on-year in June to 69.798, leading to a First Half 2017 tally up a solid 11.2% to 409.980 units. Leader Toyota is in difficulty this month with sales plunging 16% on June 2016 to 25.6% share vs. 27.4% YTD. In contrast, Honda surges 29% to snap the 2nd spot off Isuzu at 18.5% share vs. 15% YTD while Isuzu is down 0.3% to 16% vs. 18.8% YTD. The next four manufacturers all frankly beat the market, posting double-digit gains: Mitsubishi is up 36%, Nissan up 37%, Ford up 18% and Mazda up 27%%, with Chevrolet up 18% in 9th place. Further down, notice Chinese MG continuing to climb higher at +36%, BMW up 25%, Hyundai up 28%, Dongfeng up 21% and Volkswagen up a staggering 880%.

The Isuzu D-Max now has a 12.000-sales advantage over the Toyota Hilux… 

Model-wise, the Isuzu D-Max has now established itself as the uncontested market leader, having held the top spot five of the past six months including June when it commands a 12.8% share thanks to a limited 2% drop vs. 11.6% and -24% for the Toyota Hilux. Year-to-date, the D-Max has a 12.000 unit-advantage over the Hilux, compared to 7.000 a year ago when the HIlux manages to edge past the D-Max during the last days of the year, ending 2016 with a 400-unit advantage. However at the same time in 2016, the Hilux had already begun to catchup on the D-Max, ranking #1 both in May and June, and for the rest of the year. The situation is quite different this year, with the Hilux not able to snatch a convincing win: its only #1 ranking happened in February for just 114 units. This time it seems almost certain: the Hilux is about to lose its “home” market after 11 straight annual wins.

The Honda CR-V is up 724% on the old model. Picture 

The Toyota Yaris dominates the passenger cars market, up one spot on May to land on the podium, knocking the Ford Ranger (+41%) down to #4. The Honda Jazz soars by a spectacular 71% year-on-year and 9 spots on May thanks to its facelift, landing in 5th place overall and 2nd best-selling passenger car. In fact, Honda places no less than four nameplates in side the June Thai Top 10 (Toyota has just two), along with the City (+26%), Civic (-18%) and CR-V up 8-fold thanks to the new generation. Other great performers include the Mitsubishi Triton up 32%, the Chevrolet Colorado up 29%, Mitsubishi Attrage up 50%, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport up 31%, Isuzu MU-X up 26%, Mitsubishi Mirage up 39% and Nissan March up 143%.

Previous month: Thailand May 2017: Market slows growth at +0.7%

One year ago: Thailand June 2016: Hilux drops 17% but leads, Civic stays strong

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Denmark June 2017: Peugeot 208 holds onto #1 spot in record market

The Peugeot 208 remains the most popular vehicle in Denmark. 

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Danish new car sales continue on their record-breaking pace with June up 1.2% to 23.959 registrations, a record for the month, leading to a year-to-date tally up 5.8% to 123.791, also a record after six months. Volkswagen remains ultra-dominant in the brands ranking with a 13% market share thanks to sales up 6%. The next four carmakers all post double-digit year-on-year gains, resulting in drastically improved shares: Renault is up 19% to 9.3%, Peugeot up 16% to 9%, Toyota up 12% to 7.8% and Opel up 10% to 6.4%. In contrast, Citroen (-15%) and Ford (-25%) lose significant ground but Mercedes (+22%), BMW (+40%), Volvo (+77%), Jaguar (+75%), Alfa Romeo (+208%) and Land Rover (+400%) all impress further down. No surprises atop the models ranking: the Peugeot 208 holds onto the top spot thanks to deliveries up 17% ahead of the VW Up up 6%. The Toyota Yaris (+17%), Renault Clio (+28%), VW Golf (+32%), Citroen C1 (+79%) and Skoda Octavia (+32%) all frankly outpace the market within the Top 7 while the Renault Megane shoots up 156% to #9 and the Peugeot 2008 is up 298% to #14.

Previous month: Denmark May 2017: Volkswagen up 26%, places four models in Top 5

One year ago: Denmark June 2016: Opel Astra advances to #1 in record-breaking market

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Slovenia June 2017: VW Golf outpaces Renault Clio

The VW Golf is the best-selling model in Slovenia in June. 

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The Slovenian new car market is up a very robust 16% year-on-year in June to 7.555 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 12% to 39.032. Volkswagen beats the market at +23% to consolidate its pole position in the brands ranking with 15.4% share, ahead of Renault up just 6% to 13.3%. Below, Opel (+31%), Skoda (+35%) and Dacia (+42%) all post spectacular gains within the Top 5. Further down, Nissan (+22%), Toyota (+74%), Mercedes (+23%), Mazda (+41%), Suzuki (+44%), Honda (+54%) and Mitsubishi (+82%) all shine. Model-wise, for the first time since last September, the VW Golf (+62%) overtakes the Renault Clio (-9%) to claim the June pole position at 5.4% share vs. 4.9% nut the Clio remains comfortably in the YTD lead. All within the Top 10, the Skoda Octavia (+52%), Dacia Duster (+8 spots on May), Opel Corsa (+115%), Renault Megane (+103%) and Nissan Juke (+177%) all impress while the Renault Kadjar is up 49 ranks on last month and the Fiat Tipo up 23 to #13.

Previous month: Slovenia May 2017: VW Golf catches up on Renault Clio

One year ago: Slovenia June 2016: Renault Group monopolises podium

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Ireland June 2017: Fleets push BMW up to #1 in reduced market

Surprise: the BMW 5 Series is the best-selling nameplate in Ireland this month. 

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For the past couple of years, Ireland has functioned on a bi-annual license plate change like the UK, in January and July. June therefore has become one of the weakest months of the year. June 2017 figures are down a further 14% to a meagre 1.395 units, with the year-to-date total down 10% to 91.180 sales. Most probably due to a batch of fleet car deliveries, BMW surges up almost 5-fold on June 2016 to land at a very unusual pole position in the brands ranking with a disproportionate 21.5% market share. It is followed by Volkswagen at 11.8% (-16%), Toyota at 9.5% (-58%), Skoda at 6.6% (+31%) and Dacia at 5.9% (+122%). Peugeot (+33%), Opel (+65%) and Seat (+86%) are also in solid shape. Logically, the BMW 5 Series (10.3% share) and X1 (4.9%) dominate the models ranking, distancing the VW Golf (-7%), Dacia Sandero (+173%), BMW 4 Series (+925%), Toyota Yaris (-58%) and BMW 1 Series (+775%). The YTD leader, the Hyundai Tucson, is down 59% to #13.

Previous month: Ireland May 2017: VW Polo leads, Peugeot 3008 up to #4

One year ago: Ireland June 2016: Toyota monopolises podium in reduced market

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New Zealand June 2017: Ranger hits highest volume in record market

The Holden Colorado now ranks #3 year-to-date, making the NZ podium 100% pickups.

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The New Zealand new vehicle market cannot stop galloping ahead: up 17% year-on-year in June, it signs the highest monthly volume in history at 15.985, smashing the previous record of 14.709 set in October 2016. The year-to-date tally now stands at a record 79.229 units halfway through the year, up 15% on the same period in 2016. Motor Industry Association chief executive David Crawford attributed this exceptionally strong month to the 2017 Agricultural Fieldays held at the beginning of June as well as a healthy tourism market boosting rental sales. Passenger car and SUV deliveries are up 10.8% to 10.181 but it’s commercial vehicles (mainly pickup trucks) that lift the market up this month with a 29% surge in June to 5.804 and 23% year-to-date.

The Amarok helps Volkswagen up 36% year-on-year in NZ this month.

Brand leader Toyota manages to outpace the fast-growing market with a 24% year-on-year surge to 20.7% market share vs. 17.5% YTD, distancing Ford at 10.6 (+14%), Holden at 8.5% (+6%) and Mazda at 7.1% (+11%). Mitsubishi (+27%), Suzuki (+38%) and Volkswagen (+36%) post the largest gains inside the Top 10 while beyond, Isuzu (+20%), Subaru (+84%), Mercedes (+29%), BMW (+33%), LDV (+51%) and Jeep (+43%) are the most dynamic within the Top 20. Model-wise, the Ford Ranger is up 41% to smash its monthly volume record to 1.178 (pb 925 in July 2016), lifting its YTD lead over the Toyota Hilux to 911 units. The Holden Colorado soars 59% to make the podium 100% pickups in June – like last month – but also YTD. The Toyota Corolla is up 64% to #4, the Mitsubishi Triton up 42% to #5, the Mitsubishi Outlander up 61% to #9 and the VW Amarok makes an extremely rare appearance inside the NZ Top 20.

One year ago: New Zealand June 2016: Toyota Hilux catches up on Ford Ranger

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South Africa June 2017: Ranger holds onto slim lead over Hilux

The Ford Ranger is the best-selling vehicle in South Africa for the third month running. 

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New vehicle sales in South Africa edge up 0.9% year-on-year in June to 45.369 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally is down 1.3% halfway through the year at 269.006. The Top 4 manufacturers all beat the market, resulting in improved market shares: Toyota is up 10% to 23.2%, the Volkswagen Group is up 4% to 16.4%, Ford is up 1% to 11.8% and Nissan up 24% to 9%. Reversely, Hyundai-Kia is down 1%, General Motors/Isuzu down 20% and Mercedes down 11%. Other great performers include Renault up 14%, Mazda up 24%, Suzuki up 12%, Mahindra up 24% and Great Wall up 122%. Model-wise, the Ford Ranger signs a third consecutive month in pole position with a 172-unit advantage over the Toyota Hilux, lifting its year-to-date lead to 187, still incredibly tight. The VW Polo Vivo (+6%) remains in third place above the VW Polo (-5%), Toyota Corolla (+9%) and Quantum (+29%), replicating the YTD order. Also to be noticed, the Nissan NP300 Hardbody surges 70% to #10 and the Renault Kwid is down one spot to a still excellent 13th place (the French brand’s best-seller). Among recent launches, the Toyota C-HR is down 7 spots to #57, the Suzuki Ignis up 35 to #64 and the Datsun GO+ down 24 to #67.

BMW Group sales data will be added when made available.

Previous month: South Africa May 2017: Ford Ranger edges ahead in market down 3%

One year ago: South Africa June 2016: Toyota Hilux maintains lead in depressed market

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First Half 2017: Complete Data for selected markets

The Toyota C-HR lands in third place among passenger cars at home in Japan. 

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China First Half 2017: Market slows down growth from +9.2% to +1.6%

USA First Half 2017: Rogue, CR-V and RAV4 outsell Altima, Civic and Camry in crossover push

Japan First Half 2017: Toyota C-HR storms into third place, Prius #1

Germany First Half 2017: Mercedes up, Volkswagen down but trusts Top 4

India First Half 2017: Top Five is 100% Maruti in record market up 8%

UK First Half 2017: Mercedes shines, places C-Class and A-Class in Top 10

Italy First Half 2017: Fiat Tipo lands in third place, teases Lancia Ypsilon for #2

France First Half 2017: Market lifted up 3% by tactical sales

Brazil First Half 2017: Sales rebound, Jeep Compass leads new SUV charge

Russia First Half 2017: First positive result in five years

Portugal June 2017: Renault Clio at 8% share, Nissan Micra up to #6

The Nissan Micra is up 673% on the previous model in June 2016.

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New car sales in Portugal are up 6.3% year-on-year in June to 24.834 registrations, lifting the half-year total up 7.2% to 127.186 units. Renault more than doubles the market growth at +15% to reach 15.8% share vs. 14.6% year-to-date while Peugeot trails the market at +2% to 8.4% share vs. 9.6% so far in 2017. Fiat surges 38% to land on the third step of the podium – it ranks 6th so far this year, and Citroen (+18%) is the only other carmaker sporting a double-digit year-on-year gain in the Top 10. Further down, Hyundai (+54%), Mazda (+66%), Land Rover (+36%), Lexus (+42%), Suzuki (+52%) and Porsche (+58%) all post spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Renault Clio (+5%) reigns supreme at 8% share vs. 3.3% for its immediate follower the VW Polo (+3%), while the Seat Ibiza is up 10 spots on May to #3. The Renault Megane is up 47%, the Nissan Micra up 8-fold on the previous model a year ago, the Fiat Punto up 4-fold, the Citroen C3 up 60% and the Ford Focus up 42%.

Previous month: Portugal May 2017: Leaders Clio and 208 frankly outpace market up 13%

One year ago: Portugal June 2016: Renault Clio soars to 8.1% share

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