Europe Full Year 2015: Discover the Top 355 models and All-brands

Jeep Renegade Europe 2015The Renegade makes Jeep the highest achiever in Europe in 2015 at +116%. 

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Full European data is now available with the usual delay, so we are able to analyse continent-wide trends beyond the Top 20 brands and models we shared a short while ago. Jeep turns out to be the best-peforming brand in Europe this year with sales up 116% to 87.338 mainly due to the first full year of sales for the Jeep Renegade (+600% to #85). Ssangyong gains 74% thanks to the Tivoli, Tesla and Smart are both up 72%, Cadillac up 59%, Mahindra up 50%, Lamborghini up 42%, Infiniti up 38%, MG up 36%, Jaguar up 37% and Mitsubishi up 31%. On the other hand, only one manufacturer in the Top 25 loses ground year-o-year: Honda (-1%), and three in the Top 30: DS (-12%), Lancia (-12%) and Alfa Romeo (-4%). Logically as the brand got discontinued across the continent, Chevrolet is the worst offender with sales down 93%, followed buy Chrysler (-90%) and Great Wall (-69%).

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer Europe 2015The BMW 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer stops just 122 sales short off a Top 50 ranking in 2015.

In the models ranking, beyond the familiar Top 20 let’s notice the Mini hach up 44% and 16 spots to #26 and the VW Golf Sportsvan up 61% to end its first full year inside the Top 40 with a six-digit sales figure at #39 and 103.637. The Renault Twingo (+18%), Audi A6 (+14%), Hyundai i30 (+10%) and Toyota Aygo (+25%) also cross the symbolic #50 mark whereas the BMW 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer, without a doubt one of the biggest success story of the year, stops just 122 units short off a Top 50 ranking at #51 and 86.087 units, up 7-fold on its initial result in 2014. Notice also the Nissan X-Trail up 147% to #113, the Ford Ecosport up 208% to #114, Smart Forfour up 913% to #116, BMW X4 up 114% to #145, Renault Espace up 204% to #153 and the Volvo XC90 up 198% to #155, most above result due either to a first full year of sales or a new generation.

Fiat 500X Europe 2015The Fiat 500X is the most successful all-new model in Europe in 2015… 

The most popular newcomer in Europe in 2015 is the Fiat 500X – it did sell a minuscule 135 production units in December 2014, landing at #63 with 74.700 units and boosting even further the success (and profitability) of the 500 family for FCA. The 500X will rank inside the 2016 Top 50 as it peaked at #36 in November 2015. The only other all-new nameplate to make it inside the 2015 European Top 50 is also an SUV: the Renault Kadjar at #94 and 49.153 units, displaying even greater potential with a peak of #30 in December. In fact, all best-selling newcomers this year are SUVs…

Renault Kadjar Europe 2015. Picture courtesy automobile-magazine.fr…followed by the Renault Kadjar.

The all-new Suzuki Vitara, a huge hit in Eastern Europe notably, lifts the Vitara/Grand Vitara total up 642% to #103 (no split available yet), the Hyundai Tucson returns to the ranking at #119 (but #37 in November and the Land Rover Discovery Sport is a success at #125 – all the while the Evoque is at #89 and unaffected with is great news for JLR. Further down, we fine the Opel Karl/Vauxhall Viva at #132, the Mazda CX-3 at #140, Mercedes GLC at #157, Jaguar XE at #163 and Honda HR-V at #206.

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Europe December 2015: Now with Top 334 models and All-brands

Volvo XC90 Europe December 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Volvo XC90 is up to #81 this month across Europe.

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As is the tradition on BSCB we now go into fully detailed data for Europe (30 countries). In the brands ranking, Mazda (+57%), Hyundai (+37%), Volvo (+33%), Renault (+29%), Peugeot (+27%), Dacia (+24%) and Fiat (+23%) deliver the largest improvements inside the Top 20. Further down, Mitsubishi (+55%), Jaguar (+71%), Lexus (+93%), Tesla (+101%), Ssangyong (+116%) and MG (+119%) shine. In the models ranking, beyond the Top 20 we described a short while ago, the Skoda Fabia is up 51% to #27, the Renault Kadjar breaks into the Top 30 at #30 with 11.106 sales, the Hyundai i30 is up 82% to #32, the Fiat 500X shines at #39 and the Hyundai Tucson is strong again at #40.

Fiat Tipo Europe December 2015. Picture courtesy motorpad.itThe Fiat Tipo lands just outside the European Top 200 in December. 

Excellent month also for the Mitsubishi ASX (+224%), BMW X1 (+99%), Skoda Superb (+97%) and the Volvo XC90: the new generation is up… 4646% on the previous model a year ago, shooting up to #81. Among recent launches, the Opel Karl/Vauxhall Viva is up 10 spots on November to reach a best-ever #79 with 4.678 sales, the Renault Talisman is up 41 ranks to #168 and the Fiat Tipo nameplate reappears in the European ranking after a 20 year-absence at #202 with 667 units sold – note Turkey isn’t included in the European data.

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Palestine Full Year 2015: First ever data available

Kia Rio Palestine 2015Kia Rio near Jericho, Palestine – September 2015. Click on any picture to enlarge.

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Today we welcome a new market on BSCB, a rare event lifting the total count to 193 markets covered by this site. No other website in the world covers new car sales data for as many markets, so you have chosen well by reading these lines. The State of Palestine was voted a non-member observer state by the United Nations on 29 November 2012 and thus qualifies as a nation under BSCB’s guidelines. Please note categorising Palestine as a nation or otherwise does not reflect BSCB’s political views and cannot be considered as a political message in any way. We have been lucky enough to receive photographic illustrations from the Palestinian territories taken in September 2015 by a BSCB reader, they are used to illustrate this article.

Kia Cerato new Palestine 2015Kia Cerato near Jericho, Palestine – September 2015. Click on any picture to enlarge.

The sales data that has been made available to BSCB is exclusive to this site and concerns all FCA Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles brands and models. As such it does not reflect the overall Palestinian new car market. Jeep replaces Fiat as FCA’s most successful brand in Palestine this year thanks to sales more than doubling at +109% to 188 units whereas Fiat tumbles down 83% to just 33 deliveries. The Jeep Grand Cherokee (+357%), Compass (-15%) and Wrangler (+25%) replace the Fiat Doblo (-85%) and Qubo (-73%) as the best-selling FCA models in Palestine in 2015. FCA sold a total of 249 cars in Palestine in 2015, a 17% drop on its 2014 result.

Kia Soul Palestine 2015Kia Soul near Jericho, Palestine. Note the Israeli Chevrolet Cruze in the background.

Based on local observations, the overall Palestinian new car market is heavily influenced by that of neighbour Jordan and as such should be dominated by Korean carmakers Kia and Hyundai. The Kia Cerato could lead the Palestinian sales charts in 2015, followed by the Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent. Note these are estimates only and may not be 100% accurate. If you have any information about the Palestinian new car market, please make sure to get in touch either by clicking on the envelope logo at the top of this page or by commenting on this article. We thank you very much in advance for your help and cooperation.

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Iraq Full Year 2015: Kia Frontier overtakes Toyota Hilux for #1

Kia Frontier Bongo Iraq March 2015. Picture courtesy iqbazaar.comThe Kia Frontier is the best-selling vehicle in Iraq in 2015.

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Today we can share with you for the first time on BSCB complete data for Iraq. This is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find this data anywhere else. After gaining significant ground over the past years, the Iraqi new car market is hit full frontal by the troubles in its northern regions destabilising the country. Sales are down 44% year-on-year to 55.152 units, dominated once again by Korean manufacturer Kia down slower than the market at -28% resulting in a much improved 41.6% market share vs. 32.7% a year ago. Below, Toyota (-58%), Hyundai (-50%) and Nissan (-57%) all lose market share. Chevrolet (-33%) and Ford (-44%) follow, while Land Rover (-3%) and Renault (+3442%) see their share shoot up but remain below 1%.

Kia Sorento Iraq 2015. Picture courtesy drivearabia.comThe Kia Sorento ranks at a world-best third place in Iraq this year.

In the models ranking, the Kia Frontier goes against the negative grain an improves its volume by 2% to 9.448 units for a gigantic 17.1% share, stepping into the Iraqi pole position and frankly overtaking the Toyota Hilux down a devastating 66% to just 4.157 units and 7.5% vs. 12.398 and 12.6% a year ago. Note previous erroneous reports had the Kia Frontier at #1 in 2014. The Kia Sorento (-34%) and Sportage (-40%) hold onto their position at #3 and #4 respectively, with the Kia Cerato, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Land Cruiser breaking into the 2015 Top 10. Notice also the Toyota Prado up 7% and 10 spots to #10, the Chevrolet Spark landing directly at #15, the Chevrolet Silverado at #17 and the Aveo at #20.

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Luxembourg Full Year 2015: BMW 4 Series up to world-best #5

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Luxembourg 2015Exceptional result for the BMW 4 Series in Luxembourg. 

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Luxembourg is one of only two European markets to lose ground in 2015 with Estonia, and the one performing the worst at -6% to 46.647 registrations. Volkswagen leads the market again but with sales down 10% to 5.816 units it is now under intense pressure from BMW, up a flamboyant 14% and two spots on 2014 to land at an impressive 2nd place with 5.465 deliveries. BMW places no less than three nameplates inside the 2015 Top 10 – more than any other carmakers – with the big surprise being the 4 Series up to a world-best 5th place thanks to 886 salses. The 3 Series is #9 and the 1 Series #10.

Renault Scenic Luxembourg 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Scenic is up to #2 despite sales down 28%.

Audi (-12%) remains third but Renault (-23%) drops two ranks to 4th position. Mercedes (+5%) and Skoda (+13%) are the only other carmakers to gain ground inside the Top 10. Further down, Volvo (+11%), Mini (+10%), Land Rover (+2%), Seat (+1%), Porsche (+38%) and Jeep (+106%) also do so. Back to the models ranking with the VW Golf topping the charts again but down 13%, followed by the Renault Scenic (-28%), Audi A3 (-38%) and VW Polo (-11%). The Mercedes C-Class leaps from outside the 2014 Top 10 directly to #7.

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Lithuania Full Year 2015: Fiat 500 improves further to 12.7% share

Fiat 500 Lithuania 2015The Fiat 500 is the best-selling nameplate in Lithuania for the 4th year running.

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It’s a very dynamic year for the Lithuanian new car market in 2015, up 18% year-on-year to 17.071 registrations, however keep in mind roughly 20-30% of all new cars registered in Lithuania are immediately re-exported to other European Union markets due to their low selling price here. Fiat beats the market (+29%) to cement its leadership position in Lithuania with 15.9% share, and in fact all the Top 6 best-selling brands improve their share, with Volkswagen (14.9%) and Toyota ((11.1%) rounding up the podium and Opel (+42%) displaying the largest year-on-year gains. Model-wise, the Fiat 500 flies off to a spectacular 12.7% market share thanks to sales up 34% to 2.168 units, a long way above the Skoda Octavia (+35%), Nissan Qashqai (+19%) and VW Passat (+103%).

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Syria Full Year 2015: Hyundai Elantra leads market down 43%

Hyundai Elantra Syria 2015Hyundai places the Elantra at #1 in Syria in 2015.

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Today we can share with you for the first time on BSCB complete annual data for Syria. This is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find this data anywhere else. As the country is torn apart by a seemingly never-ending civil war that is now involving almost every power in the world, the part of the country still controlled by the government continues to communicate new car sales data, information that seems futile in such a devastating context. Understandably, the Syrian new car market is down 43% on a year ago to 14.065 new registrations in 2015.

Kia Frontier Syria 2015

The Kia Frontier is up 34% to 2nd place.

Only five carmakers continue to operate in the country – one less than in 2014 – the most successful being Hyundai albeit going from a gigantic 72.9% share a year ago to a more ‘reasonable’ 53.4% due to sales imploding at -58%. On the other hand, Kia is down just 2%, resulting in a much improved share going from 26.7% to 45.5%. All three other manufacturers (Nissan, Mazda and Subaru) sell less than 100 units each.

Nissan Sentra Syria 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Nissan Sentra is the best-selling non-Korean nameplate in Syria this year.

Over in the models ranking, from eight nameplates selling over 1.000 units in 2014 we are down to just four in 2015. The Hyundai Elantra holds onto the pole position despite sales down 51% to 3.025, holding an imposing 21.5% market share. The Kia Frontier manages to see its deliveries up 34% to #2 and the Sportage is up 58% to #3 but it’s all bad news below them: the Hyundai Tucson, Accent, i10 and Kia Sorento all fall apart. The Nissan Sentra – new to 2015 – is the best-selling non-Korean nameplate at #17 with a meagre 50 units sold.

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Jordan Full Year 2015: Hyundai Accent edges past Elantra

Hyundai Accent Jordan 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Hyundai Accent is the best-selling car in Jordan in 2015.

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The Jordanian new car market is feeling a little shaky in 2015: down 11% to 61.727 registrations. Following the exact same pattern as in Lebanon, Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia are falling out of fashion (both are down 32%) fast whereas Toyota (+40%) and Mitsubishi (+119%) take off. Hyundai still leads the market by far with 21.268 sales but its (still very imposing) 34.5% share pales in comparison with the 45.1% it commended just a year ago. Toyota goes from 14.1% penetration in 2014 to 22.2% and Kia drops from 24.2% to 18.6% while Mitsubishi shoots up from 4.4% to 10.9%. Some very significant structural changes at play here. Notice also Lexus up 70% and 5 spots to #6, Mazda up 20%, BMW up 28%, Land Rover up 53%, Suzuki up 112% and Honda up 143%.

Toyota Land Cruiser Jordan 2015The Toyota Land Cruiser surges up 141% to #5. 

The Hyundai supremacy still presides over the top of the models ranking, but 2015 could be the last time it does so. Leader in 2014, the Elantra loses over half its sales (-51%) to drop to 2nd place at 5.215 deliveries while the Accent edges past to #1 thanks to volumes up 23% to 5.711 and 9.3% share. The Japanese herd is catching up fast: the Mitsubishi Lancer EX is up 240% to #3 – reiterating a similar performance across the Middle-Eastern region and instantly becoming a blockbuster here, the Toyota Hilux up 25% to #4 and the Land Cruiser up 141% to #5. The Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup (+417%), Hyundai Starex (+172%), Nissan Patrol (+100%) and Mitsubishi Pajero (+110%) also shine.

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Lebanon Full Year 2015: Toyota Yaris and Mitsubishi Lancer EX triumph

Toyota Yaris Lebanon 2015. Picture courtesy drivearabia.comThe Toyota Yaris dislodges the Hyundai i10 as the best-selling nameplate in Lebanon. Picture drivearabia.com

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The Lebanese new car market is up a satisfying 5% year-on-year in 2015 to 55.399 registrations, and local tastes are slowly but surely retreating from Koran fares here: Toyota shoots up 31% to 14,694 sales and 26.5% share vs. 21.1% a year ago and Nissan is up 5% to 6.713 and 12.1% whereas Kia drops 17% to 8.459 and 15.3% and Hyundai implodes at -39% to just 6.184 deliveries and 11.2% share vs. 19.2% last year. Notice also Chevrolet up 17%, Renault up 18%, BMW up 42%, Land Rover up 46%, Ford up 68% and Suzuki up a whopping 105%.

Mitsubishi Lancer EX Lebanon 2015Lebanese Mitsubishi Lancer EX sales shoot up 133% year-on-year in 2015. 

The models ranking is completely reshuffled compared to a year ago. In 2014 the sals charts were clearly dominated by the Hyundai i10 at 11.6% share and the Kia Picanto at 7.9%. But it’s a completely different story this year: the Toyota Yaris leaps 92% to take the overall lead with 4.155 deliveries and 7.5% share, and is followed by the Mitsubishi Lancer EX shooting up 133% and 10 spots to 3.074 units and 5.5%, in line with the nameplate’s fantastic year in the whole of the Middle East. The Toyota Land Cruiser also more than double its volumes year-on-year (+102%), landing at a fantastic 4th place. On the other hand the Kia Picanto is down 30% to #3 and the Hyundai i10 down 55% to #5.

Toyota Land Cruiser Lebanon 2015The Toyota Land Cruiser is up 102% to 4th place overall.

Further down, notice the Nissan Patrol up 74% to #9, the Kia Cerato up 89% to #13, Nissan X-Trail up 108% to #16, the Renault Sandero up 211% to #18 and the Lexus LX up 99% to #26. Not many newcomers come trouble the top of the ladder, with the Suzuki Ciaz the most successful of them at a decidedly shy #80 and 115 units, above the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross at #100, the Suzuki Vitara at #107, Jaguar XE at #112 and Land Rover Discovery Sport at #117.

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Yemen Full Year 2015: Toyota Motor at 74.2% share in market down 65%

Toyota Hilux Yemen 2015. Picture courtesy saudishift.comThe new generation Toyota Hilux (pictured) hasn’t reached Yemeni shores yet.

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Sent into disarray by the civil war that is currently raging in the country, the Yemeni new car market loses 2/3 of its 2014 volume in 2015: down 65% to just 7.760 registrations. The Toyota Group continues to obliterate the market with its namesake brand holding a world-best 71.8% share (-67%), with Lexus at 2.2% (-57%) and Daihatsu at 0.2% (-72%). Hyundai remains at a very distant 2nd place with 6.4% share (-69%) but Nissan leaps five spots to #3 thanks to sales down just 11% due to a surge in Patrol volumes (+44%), bypassing Suzuki (-69%), Kia (-66%), Land Rover (-32%), BMW (-61%) and Isuzu (-58%).

Yemen. Picture courtesy tabizine.jpSana’a, Yemen

Ford goes completely against the grain, jumping from just 14 deliveries a year ago to 45 this year (+221%), earning the American carmaker a spot in the Top 10 even though its volumes remain minuscule at 0.6% market share. The models ranking is logically dominated by Toyota with the Hilux best-seller with a mammoth 27.3% market share (-60%) followed by the Land Cruiser Pickup at 16.5%, the Land Cruiser at 15.9% and the Prado at 5.7%. The Nissan Patrol (#5), Kia Optima (#13) and BMW X3 (#30) are the only nameplates in the Top 30 to improve their volumes year-on-year. The Toyota F Cruiser is up to a world-best 7th place thanks to sales down just 24% to 161 units and 2.1% share.

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