Uruguay September 2017: Fiat snaps lead in market up 20.8%

Fiat is the best-selling brand in Uruguay in September. 

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The Uruguayan new car market is up a very solid 20.8% year-on-year in September to 4.412 units, leading the year-to-date tally to a 26.2% surge to 38.983 registrations. Once again the top selling brands frankly beat the market: Fiat jumps four spots on last month and 188% year-on-year to lead the ranking for the first time since last April, Volkswagen is up 66% to 14.3% share, cementing its newfound YTD lead and Chevrolet is up 229% to 12.9% share. Suzuki (+8%), Renault (+6%) and Nissan (+12%) follow but lose share while below, Hyundai (-19%), Peugeot (-17%) and Ford (-38%) struggle. Citroen (+49%), Audi (+88%) and Honda (+258%) shine. FAW (+71%) leads Chinese carmakers above BYD (#12), Great Wall (#14), Lifan (#16), Dongfeng (#17) and Geely (#18). All-in-all, Chinese brands add up to 10.8% share, trailing the market growth this month at +4%.

Previous month: Uruguay August 2017: Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet to #1 YTD

One year ago: Uruguay September 2016: Suzuki reclaims top spot

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Cyprus September 2017: Ford Focus leads, Hyundai Tucson #1 YTD

The Ford Focus is the best-selling nameplate in Cyprus this month.

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Thanks to data provided by SEMO Cyprus and analysed by INNOSOFT, we can share with you September sales in Cyprus, down 1.4% year-on-year to 968 registrations. The year-to-date total however remains in positive at +5.5% to 10.289 units. Lots of change in the models ranking: the Ford Focus is up 11 spots on August and 9-fold on September 2016 to take the lead of the charts with a very impressive 9.1% share, distancing the Nissan Qashqai (+92%) and Toyota Yaris (+29%) while the Toyota C-HR is down one spot on last month to a still shining 4th place. The Kia Rio doubles its sales year-on-year to #5 and the Kia Sportage is up 24% to #6. In spite of falling 44% to #8, the Hyundai Tucson takes advantage of a particularly weak month by the Ford Fiesta (-76%) to snap the year-to-date pole position at 4.3% share (+65%).

Previous month: Cyprus August 2017: Hyundai Tucson takes control

One year ago: Cyprus September 2016: Nissan Juke takes the lead

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USA September 2017: First gain this year, SAAR at highest in 12 years

The Chevrolet Equinox (+80%) helps General Motors up 11.9% this month.

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At last! After eight consecutive months of decline, September marks the first positive month of 2017 with a solid 6.3% year-on-year gain to 1.523.867 deliveries. The year-to-date total is now down 1.8% or 233.000 units to 12.874.473, but the September result and the prospect of a strong last quarter pushed in part by replacement of cars damaged by the Harvey and Irma hurricanes in Texas and Florida (estimated at 500.000 to 600.000) has the industry hoping for a third consecutive year above 17 million units. The Seasonally Adjusted Annualised Sales Rate (SAAR) for September 2017 shoots up to an incredible 18.58 million, the highest since the 20.64 million from July 2005 which was boosted by employee-style discounts.

Continuing on a years-long trend, light trucks are up 12.4% to 967.547 sales or 63.5% share, bringing the year-to-date total up 4.4% to 8.019.834 or 62.3% share. Pickups are up 11.6% to 247.864, crossovers up 19.2% to 482.141 and SUVs up 1.1% to 152.633. Year-to-date, pickups are up 4.5% to 2.063.336, crossovers up 8.4% to 3.915.520 and SUVs up 0.7% to 1.319.493. Reversely, cars continue their decline at -3.3% to 556.320 or 36.5% share in September, albeit a much better rate that the 10.5% year-to-date drop to 4.854.639.

Incentives also helped September into positive: according to Edmunds, average new vehicle incentives are up 21% year-on-year to $3.506 while ALG says they are up just 1.5% to $3.742. General Motors, Nissan and FCA are the biggest culprits whereas Subaru, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota are the most frugal (see table below). Factories, lenders and dealers are using spiffs to entice buyers to replace their hurricane damaged vehicle even before the insurance cheque has arrived. Even then, inventories continue to grow, now at an average of 80 days. Also, 2018 models only represent 16% of sales in September as consumers take advantage of more interesting deals on outgoing 2017 models, this according to Edmunds and quoted by Automotive News.

Source: Automotive News 

General Motors hits its best September volume in nine years, up 12% on September 2016 to 279.397 units which is also its largest year-on-year gain since the +16% it delivered in October 2015. GM’s surge is entirely fuelled by light trucks, with crossovers up 39% and trucks/vans/SUVs up 10% but cars down 8%. GM sees its fleet sales grow faster than the rest this month, representing 20.9% of its total, up from 18.2% a year ago. Brand-wise, Chevrolet is up 17.4%, GMC up 9.4%, Cadillac up 1.1% but Buick down 20% the brand’s third double-digit decline in a row, handicapped by a 50% reduction of fleet sales so far in 2017. The Chevrolet Equinox (+80%), Traverse (+51%) and Silverado (+22%) are among GM’s best performers this month, while the Bolt breaks its volume record at 2.632.

Toyota North America posts its third consecutive year-on-year gain at +14.9% to 279.397 units, now in positive year-to-date at +0.5% to 1.83m units. The Toyota brand surges 19.5% with SUV sales up 43% and pickups up 16%, posting its first month above 200.000 units this year, while Lexus is up a timid 1.5% only its second positive result of 2017. September marks the first fill month of sales for the new generation Camry, resulting in a 13% uptick but losing the best-selling car spot to the Honda Civic. The RAV4 soars 44% to lodge its third consecutive month above 40.000 units, a first for the nameplate.

Ford Motor is up a more modest but still market-beating 8.9%, fuelled by very strong fleet sales up 25% while retail sales edge up 4.4%. Ford says a third of its year-on-year gain of 18.000 comes from replacement of cars affected by the Harvey and Irma hurricanes. Almost all of Ford gains this month are due to the stellar performance of the F-Series up 21% to its largest monthly volume of 2017. Accordingly, Ford’s pickup and van sales are up 21% while crossovers and SUVs are up just 1.% and cars down 1.3%.

The Jeep Compass (+75%) is one of only a few bright spots for FCA in September.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posts its 13th consecutive year-on-year decline at -9.7% with retail sales up 0.3% but fleet sales down an abysmal 16%. Jeep is down 3.8% despite Renegade sales up 38%, the Grand Cherokee up 20%, the Wrangler up 10% and a record September volume for the Compass, up 75% to 11.356 now that the new generation is here. It’s the Cherokee (-29%) and Patriot (-84%) that pull the brand to a 13th negative month in a row. Ram is down 0.3% with the Pickup down 1% but back to #3 after dropping to #3 in August, Chrysler is down 16% on the discontinuation of the 200 (-78%) and Town & Country (-79%), Fiat is down 24.3% and Dodge down 30.3% with only the Durango (+45%) in positive. Only Alfa Romeo is up (31-fold) with the the Giulia at #188 and the Stelvio gearing up at #228, up 23 spots on last month.

Nissan Motor outpaces the market at +9.9% to 148.362 sales including Mitsubishi. The Nissan brand is up 9.3% with, for once, cars and light trucks performing equally well. The Rogue surges 47% year-on-year and four spots on August to #5 and 38.969 sales, the nameplate’s third highest monthly volume below December 2016 (40.477) and March 2017 (39.512), partly thanks to the arrival of the Rogue Sports (aka Qashqai) whose national advertising kicked off this month. Nissan’s car performance has a lot to do with the exceptional strength of the Sentra (+40%), with the carmaker choosing not to participate in the incentive wars happening in the lower midsize car segment with the Altima, down 34% to #21 this month.

The Toyota RAV4 posts a third consecutive month above 40.000 sales.

American Honda roughly matches the U.S. market growth at +6.8% to 142.722 sales, leaping into positive year-to-date at +0.3% and 1.23m units. The Honda brand posts a record September volume at 129.776 sales, up 7.4% year-on-year thanks mainly to the Civic up 26% to snap the title of best-selling passenger car off the Toyota Camry. The Civic also overtakes the CR-V (-3%), suffering from availability issues, to become Honda’s best-seller year-to-date. The Accord is the third Honda in the national Top 10 (as many as Toyota) with sales up 10% on discounts for the outgoing generation as the new model arrives in October. Hyundai-Kia continues to struggle at -5.5% to 109.475 sales, adding up to a 10.2% drop so far in 2017. Hyundai freefalls 15.5%, with Ram the only Top 10 brand in decline, with fleet sales imploding 37%. The Tucson is the only bright spot with sales up 38% to a September record, but the Elantra (-26%) and Sonata (-38%) face harsh drops. Kia on the other hand manages a 6.6% gain to a record September volume, with the Forte up 29%, the Soul up 12% and the Optima up 11%. The Genesis luxury brand is up 43% to a still intimate 1.736 sales.

First appearance of the Tesla Model 3 in the U.S. sales charts. 

The Volkswagen Group is up a roaring 22% to 56.723 units, with the Volkswagen brand up 33% thanks to two new three-row crossover: the Atlas is up 46% on August to 4.095 units while the Tiguan is up 22% on last month and 44% year-on-year to 4.301, 71% of which (3.075 sales) coming from the all-new three-row Tiguan XL launched in August. The Golf is up 24% thanks to doubled sales of the SportWagen station wagon variant and the Jetta is up 45%. Audi sales also beat the market with a 9.6% uptick fuelled by the Q5 (+16%) and Q7 (+43%), the brand’s two best-sellers in the U.S. Incredibly, this is Audi’s 81st consecutive record U.S. sales month.

Subaru is up a slim 0.4% to hit a September record, the brand’s lowest year-on-year gain since March 2016 but marking 70 consecutive months of year-on-year gains. The Crosstrek (+51%) and Impreza (+32%) lead Subaru gains this month, both breaking September records. Mercedes leads luxury brands with 29.008 sales but drops below Lexus if the Sprinter and Metris vans are deducted. BMW (+0.7%) comes in third above Audi. Volvo surges 40.7% with the XC90 up 21% and the XC60 up 115% thanks to the new model. Porsche (+12.9%), Land Rover (+13.7%), Jaguar (+23.8%) and Rolls Royce (+55.1%) also frankly outpace the market. Finally, this month we welcome a very notable newcomer in the models ranking: the Tesla Model 3 with an estimated 220 sales, ranking #247 for now.

Previous post: USA First Half 2017: Exclusive State by State rankings now available

Previous month: USA August 2017: RAV4 repeats record volume in market hit by Harvey

One year ago: USA September 2016: Ram above Silverado, Jeep down

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Japan September 2017: Nissan Note and Honda Freed shine in market up 3.9%

The Nissan Note is the best-selling car in Japan in September. 

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New light vehicle sales in Japan are up 3.9% year-on-year in September to 495.189 units, with the year-to-date total now up 7.5% to 4.060.584 deliveries after nine months. Leader Toyota goes against the grain with a 6.9% year-on-year drop to 27.1% share vs. a round 30% year-to-date, but the next 6 brands all outpace the market: Honda (+8.4%), Suzuki (+5.1%), Nissan (+27.8%), Daihatsu (+6.8%), Mazda (+7.6%), Subaru (+13.5%) and Mitsubishi (+49.1%). Mercedes (+2%) remains the most popular foreign brand, breaking into the Top 10 at #10 overall, ahead of BMW (-0.3%), Volkswagen (+7.2%) and Audi (-5%). Further down, notice Abarth (+23.8%), Land Rover (+28%), Alfa Romeo (+30.4%), Maserati (+55.8%) and Citroen (+83%) all post spectacular gains.

The Honda Freed is up 212% year-on-year to #4 in the cars ranking.

In the cars ranking, the Nissan Note is back up two spots on August to snap the pole position for the 5th time in the past 11 months, posting its largest monthly volume since last March. The Toyota Prius, imploding down 34% at #2, remains however #1 year-to-date, and this despite sales down 39%. #1 last month, the Toyota Aqua is down 17% to #3, now also ranking #3 year-to-date as it passes the Toyota C-HR, #9 in September. The Honda Freed, up 3-fold on September 2016, manages to rank #4 for the third time since the new generation launched last October. The Toyota Roomy is down two ranks to #10 just as the Toyota Tank is up one to #13. Notice also the Mazda CX-5 up 158% to #22, its highest ranking since last March, the Suzuki Swift up 185% to #27 and the Toyota Camry up 666% to #30.

The Mini is the most popular foreign nameplate in Japan over the third quarter of 2017. 

Among foreign nameplates over the third quarter of 2017, the Mini remains in the lead with sales up 2% year-on-year, ahead of the VW Golf (-1%), Mercedes C-Class (-3%), Mercedes E-Class (+12%) and BMW 3 Series (-6%), reproducing the Q2 Top 5. In fact from #5 to #8 are all BMWs: the 2 Series, 1 Series and 5 Series follow, the latter up from #13 in Q2. The VW Polo falls a harsh 38% to #10, the Mercedes GLC is up a further two spots to #14 and both the Mercedes GLA (#16) and Fiat 500 (#20) are back inside the Top 20.

Previous month: Japan August 2017: Aqua back on top, C-HR falls in market up 5.5%

One year ago: Japan September 2016: Toyota and Honda stay positive, market down 0.5%

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Turkey September 2017: Fiat Egea & VW Passat top market up 5.6%

The VW Passat (+40%) ranks #2 in Turkey this month.

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New light vehicle sales in Turkey are up 5.6% to 71.352 units including light commercials, but the year-to-date tally remains in negative at -1.4% to 627.343 sales. Despite seeing its deliveries slide down 1% year-on-year, Volkswagen jumps to pole position this month with 14.3% share, distancing Fiat up 38% to 13.6% and Renault up 41% to 12.8%. Ford is stable at 10.5% in 4th place above Hyundai (+6%) and all other carmakers in the Top 10 are in negative: Dacia (-7%), Toyota (-6%), Mercedes (-8%), Opel (-11%) and Peugeot (-9%). Just outside the Top 10, Skoda (+26%) and Honda (+66%) make themselves noticed. Further down, Subaru (+17%), Jeep (+41%), Iveco (+42%), Volvo (+59%) and Lexus (+425%) are among the most dynamic. The Top 5 best-selling models all display explosive growth: the Fiat Egea (+32%) remains the favourite nameplate in the country ahead of the VW Passat (+40%), Renault Clio (+48%), Fiat Fiorino (+63%) and Renault Megane (+128%). Other great performers include the Renault Symbol (+33%), Honda Civic (+658%), Ford Focus (+29%) and Peugeot 3008 (+1711%). The Toyota C-HR (#40) leads recent launches (<12 months) above the Skoda Kodiaq (#78), Opel Crossland X (#106) and Audi Q2 (#107).

Previous month: Turkey August 2017: Renault gains 33% to #1, places 3 in Top 5

One year ago: Turkey September 2016: Fiat Egea triumphs

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Czech Republic September 2017: Ford Kuga & Skoda Karoq up

The Ford Kuga is up 16-fold on September 2016 to #9.

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New car sales in the Czech Republic are back up 1.4% year-on-year in September to 20.219 units, the highest-ever score for the month, bringing the year-to-date tally up 6.6% to 205.511 units, the first time in Czech history that the 200.000 unit-barrier is passed after just nine months. Brand leader Skoda outpaces its home market once again with a solid 8% gain to 33.7% share, well above the 31% it commands year-to-date. Volkswagen continues to struggle at -10% but is back above Hyundai (+4%) for 2nd place overall. Toyota (+9%), Mazda (+17%), BMW (+18%) and Seat (+26%) are the most dynamic carmakers in the Top 20, while beyond, Porsche (+12%) and Mini (+52%) impress.

The Skoda Karoq is up to #12 at home in September. 

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia gains a robust 11% to 11.1% share vs. 10% year-to-date, distancing the Skoda Fabia (-3%) and Rapid (+14%). The VW Golf soars 29% year-on-year and 3 spots on August to #4 and #1 foreigner, knocking the Hyundai i30 (+23%) down to #5. The Skoda Superb is down 27% to #6 and the Kodiaq down one spot to #7, just as the all-new Karoq gains 11 ranks on August to land at a very satisfying 12th place with 1.4% share. The most impressive nameplate in the Top 20 is without a doubt the Ford Kuga, up 16-fold (!) on September 2016 and 16 spots on last month thanks to its facelift to break into the Czech Top 10 at #9.

Previous month: Czech Republic August 2017: Skoda Karoq lands in market down 0.3%

One year ago: Czech Republic September 2016: 2nd highest annual score reached in just 9 months

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Germany September 2017: BMW 5 Series and Skoda Fabia shine

The BMW 5 Series is up 119% to 4th place overall in September.

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The German new car market is down 3.3% year-on-year in September to 288.035 registrations, but the year-to-date total remains in positive territory at 2.611.821 units, up 2.2% on the same period in 2016. Once again market leader Volkswagen is in difficulty at -8% but slots a market share higher than its YTD level at 18.5% vs. 18.3%. Mercedes (-2%) beats the market slightly but drops below 10% share for the first time since last June to 9.8%. BMW (+4%) and Opel (-0.3%) both bypass Audi (-9%) to rank 3rd and 4th respectively. Skoda (+12%) is the only carmaker to lodge a double-digit gain in the Top 15, overtaking Ford for 6th place overall, its highest ranking in Germany since December 2012. Hyundai (+9%) is up two spots on August to a splendid 8th place, frankly outselling Renault (-6%). Lexus (+10%), Subaru (+13%) Dacia (+27%), Suzuki (+43%), Chevrolet (+45%), Bentley (+49%), Lada (+53%) and Aston Martin (+250%) are among the biggest gainers in the remainder of the ranking.

For the first time in history, Skoda places two nameplates in the German Top 6.

The VW Golf unsurprisingly tops the German charts, following the market at -2% for a very solid 7.6% share vs. 6.5% so far in 2017. It’s a podium 100% Volkswagen with the Tiguan (-18%) in 2nd place and the Passat (-9%) at #3, this while the Polo, down 48% to #21, drops to #5 year-to-date in the midst of its generation changeover. The BMW 5 Series is the hero of the month, more than doubling its sales year-on-year at +119% to step up 10 spots on August to #4 overall. Skoda places the Octavia at #5 (+6%) and the Fabia at #6 (+11%): according to BSCB records the first time in history that two Skoda nameplates appear in the monthly Top 6 in Germany. If the Octavia is now almost a regular in the German Top 5 (third time this year) and has a personal best of #4 in March 2016, reversely the Fabia hasn’t ranked this high since March 2011 (#6) while its personal best remains #2 in February and September 2009 when aggressive scrappage schemes turned the German sales charts on their head. Then, the Octavia barely managed to break into the Top 20.

First appearance of the VW T-Roc in its home sales charts. 

The Mercedes C-Class is down 21% to #7 but remains #2 year-to-date for now. Exceptional performance of the Mercedes GLC, doubling down on its very first Top 10 ranking last month (#6) with a 9th place in September (+93%). The Opel Insignia is up 98% to #20, the Hyundai i20 up 30% to #28 vs. #46 YTD and the i30 up 36% to #33 vs. #49 YTD. Among recent launches, the Opel Grandland X is up 133 spots to #107, the VW Arteon up 38 to #122 and the Kia Stonic up 61 to #156. Finally, we welcome two (promising) nameplates in the German charts in September: the Skoda Karoq at #194 and the VW T-Roc at #207.

Previous month: Germany August 2017: Mercedes GLC and Seat Leon break records

One year ago: Germany September 2016: Mercedes soars 26% in market up 9%

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Denmark September 2017: VW Up back on top, Kolin triplets at 15.3% share

The VW Up is #1 in Denmark for the first time in 1.5 years. 

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The Danish new car market is suddenly taking an alarming turn: after six consecutive record years, September marks the fourth year-on-year decline in the past six months and by far the largest at -22.2% to 14.371 registrations, the lowest score for the month since 2013. The year-to-date total remains in positive territory but by the skin of its teeth at +0.1% to 168.675 units vs. 168.468 a year ago. Volkswagen loses slightly less ground than the market at -19% to maintain itself at 13.1% share, distancing Toyota up a splendid 25% to 10.9% share vs. 8.1% year-to-date, Peugeot down 29% to 9.8%, Opel up 3% to 7.6% and Citroen up 38% to 7.6% also. The large majority of the remaining carmaker suffer double-digit loss, with exceptions including Jeep (+8%), DS (+17%), Fiat (+79%) and Alfa Romeo (+650%).

The Peugeot 108 is up 131% to #2. 

In the models ranking, the VW Up (+18%) returns to pole position for the first time since March 2016, ahead of the Peugeot 108 (+131%), Toyota Aygo (+45%) and Citroen C1 (+155%), the Kolin triplets (from the Czech Republic city in which they are manufactured) adding up to a gargantuan 15.3% market share. Leader year-to-date, the Peugeot 208 dives 44% to 5th place. Notice also the Skoda Citigo up 63% to #6, the VW Golf up 45% to #7, the Hyundai i10 up 24% to #9, Seat Mii up 32% to #15, Opel Insignia up 329% to #19 and Fiat 500 up 64% to #24. The Opel Crossland X (#25) tops recent launches ahead of the Suzuki Ignis (#33), Audi Q2 (#64), Toyota C-HR (#69) and Fiat Tipo (#74).

Previous month: Denmark August 2017: Toyota up 20% in market down 12.1%

One year ago: Denmark September 2016: Volkswagen and Peugeot outpace market up 4%

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Austria September 2017: Hyundai shoots up to #2 below Volkswagen

The ix20 (+82%) helps Hyundai up to 2nd place overall in Austria this month.

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The Austrian new car market is down 1% year-on-year in September to 29.528 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains frankly in positive at +7% to 269.878 units. Brand leader Volkswagen suffers with a harsh 18% decline to 14.6% share, two percentage points below its YTD level of 16.6%. Below, Hyundai is up 8 spots on August and 14% year-on-year to land at a brilliant 2nd place, now ranking 5th year-to-date, and Skoda is down to #3 but up 18%. Fiat (+10%) and Seat (+23%) are the only other Top 10 carmakers posting a double-digit gain, while BMW (-21%) and Audi (-26%) struggle. Further down, Jeep (+20%), Alfa Romeo (+23%), Land Rover (+23%), Honda (+26%), Toyota (+27%), Suzuki (+35%), Smart (+41%), Subaru (+43%), Ssangyong (+57%) and Lada (+60%) impress.

Model-wise, the VW Golf still leads by far but drops 6% to 5.1% share, distancing the Skoda Octavia (+51%), VW Tiguan (-26%) and the Hyundai ix20 up 82% year-on-year and 83 spots on August to a fantastic 4th place – it ranks #51 year-to-date. The VW Bus (+18%), Fiat 500 (+29%), Renault Clio (+30%) and Seat Ibiza (+37%) also shine inside the Top 10. Beyond, notice the Renault Captur up 47%, the Hyundai i30 up 95%, the BMW 5 Series up 146% and the Opel Insignia up 124%. The Opel Crossland X (#37) tops recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Skoda Kodiaq (#40), Audi Q2 (#64) and Suzuki Ignis (#65). In September we welcome no less than five all-new nameplates in the Austrian sales charts: the Kia Stonic (#100), Opel Grandland X (#184), Kia Stinger (#231), the very promising VW T-Roc (#241) and the Seat Arona (#277).

Previous month: Austria August 2017: Ford Kuga, Seat Ateca and Skoda Kodiaq impress

One year ago: Austria September 2016: Top 5 is 100% Volkswagen Group

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Argentina September 2017: Gol, Onix and Sandero on top

The Chevrolet Onix is up 321% year-on-year to #2 in Argentina this month. 

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The Argentinean new vehicle market is up by a solid 10.9% year-on-year in September to 78.889 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 28.3% to 700.348 units, only the second time in history that sales cross the 700.000 units after just 9 months along with 2013 (752.724). Market leaders Volkswagen (+23%) and Chevrolet (+20%) double the overall growth to improve their shares to 16.3% and 14.5% respectively. Ford (+2%) and Renault (-11%) on the other hand lose share but Fiat (+20%), Citroen (+27%), Honda (+33%) and most strikingly Nissan (+95%) impress. Outside the Top 10, Iveco (+47%), Chery (+50%), Subaru (+78%), Jeep (+118%), DS (+126%) and Lifan (+349%) are the most dynamic, making it two Chinese brands inside the Argentinean Top 20.

Lifan is up 349% to break into the Argentinean Top 20.

In the models ranking, the VW Gol Trend celebrates its 7th win in the past 8 months with deliveries up 57% to 6% share vs. 4.8% so far in 2017. It is followed like in August by the Chevrolet Onix up 4-fold on September 2016 and the Renault Sandero up 62%. The Toyota Etios (+30%) completes a Top 4 vastly outperforming the market. In fact, the Toyota Hilux (-7%) and Fiat Palio (+4%) are the only Top 10 nameplates not posting a double-digit gain: the Chevrolet Prisma (+188%), Ford Ka (+83%), Peugeot 208 (+67%) and VW Amarok (+24%) all impress. Further down, notice the VW Up up 52% (boosted by the new Pepper variant), the Fiat Toro up 70% to #14 (its highest ranking so far in Argentina), the Fiat Mobi up 122% to #17, the Chevrolet Cruze up 80% and the Jeep Renegade up 113%. The Renault Captur (#34) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Citroen C-Elysee (#48), Nissan Kicks (#50) and Peugeot 301 (#59).

Previous month: Argentina August 2017: Chevy Onix up to #2, Renault Oroch in Top 10

One year ago: Argentina September 2016: Toyota Hilux back in charge

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