Saudi Arabia Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux #1, Yaris in Top 5

March 1st, 2015 No comments

Toyota Yaris Saudi Aarabia March 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comToyota Yaris

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Previous post: Saudi Arabia August 2014: Toyota Camry shoots up to #2

One year ago: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2013: Toyota Corolla catches up on Hilux

Two years ago: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2012: Toyota Hilux up 52%, Hyundai Accent #3

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United Arab Emirates Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux overtakes Prado

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Toyota Hilux Gulf 2012Toyota Hilux

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Previous post: UAE August 2014: Toyota Prado back in charge

One year ago: UAE Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado edges Hilux out

Two years ago: United Arab Emirates Full Year 2012: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser up

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Qatar Full Year 2014: Land Cruiser leads, Nissan Patrol up 81%

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Nissan Patrol Qatar 2014. Picture courtesy of suvcar.ruNissan Patrol (UAE model shown)

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Previous post: Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

One year ago: Qatar Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX shine

Two years ago: Qatar Full Year 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser holds onto top spot

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Oman Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux resists Land Cruiser P/U assault

February 27th, 2015 No comments

Updated Toyota Land Cruiser SeriesThe Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up ranks at a world-best #2 in Oman.

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Previous post: Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

One year ago: Oman Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser PU/HT at world-best #2

Two years ago: Oman Full Year 2012: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser Pick-up on top

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Kuwait Full Year 2014: Toyota Prado dominates Hilux and Camry

February 27th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Prado Kuwait 2014. Picture courtesy of drivenews.co.zaToyota Prado

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Previous post: Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

One year ago: Kuwait Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado leads at record 10.3% share

Two years ago: Kuwait Full Year 2012: Toyota Prado and Nissan Patrol double sales

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Bahrain Full Year 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser edges Prado out

February 27th, 2015 No comments

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One year ago: Bahrain Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

Two years ago: Bahrain July 2013: Toyota Prado and Land Cruiser at 10% share

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Slovakia Full Year 2014: Octavia holds off Fabia and Rapid for #1

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Skoda Octavia Slovakia 2014. Picture courtesy largus.frSkoda Octavia

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Very strong results for the Slovak new car market in 2014, up 10% year-on-year to 78,107 registrations. In the models ranking, an immobile podium hides vastly different evolutions: the Skoda Octavia holds onto the pole position by the skin of its teeth, with sales down 3% to 4,096 units and 5.2% share. The Skoda Fabia, boosted by discounts on the outgoing generation, is up 7% to finish the year at 4,031 sales for an identical 5.2% share, and the Skoda Rapid benefits from the addition of the Spaceback version to lift its deliveries by 53% on 2013 to 3,942 units and 5% share! A very close finish in Slovakia in 2014 indeed.

VW Golf GTE Slovakia 2014. Picture courtesy largus.frThe VW Golf is the best-selling foreigner in Slovakia (GTE model pictured).

Outside the podium, the top selling foreign models reverse their ranking: the VW Golf (+26%) is up two spots to #4, the Kia Cee’d (+21%) remains at #5 and the Hyundai i30 (-17%) is down two to #6. Further down, notice the Skoda Yeti up 29% to #10, Hyundai i20 up 37% to #14, Skoda Superb up 32% to #19, Peugeot 308 up 85% to #24, the Seat Leon tripling its sales to #25, the Mazda3 up 175% to #32, Dacia Logan MCV up 337% to #33, Peugeot 2008 up 108% to #37 and the Renault Captur up 166% to #48.

Previous month: Slovakia November 2014: Skoda Yeti and VW Golf Sportsvan shine

One year ago: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Two years ago: Slovakia Full Year 2012: Skoda Fabia leads, Hyundai i30 on podium

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Belgium January 2015: Audi A3 takes the lead

February 27th, 2015 No comments

Audi A3 Belgium January 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Audi A3 flamboyantly takes the lead of the Belgian models ranking in January.

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The Belgian new car market is down 4% year-on-year in January to 52,992 registrations including LCV. Big surprise atop the models ranking: the Audi A3 jumps 16 spots on December to simply take the overall lead thanks to 1,234 sales and 2.3% share, that’s 11 units above its “mass-market” sister the VW Golf down to #2. As a reminder, the A3 ranked #7 over the Full Year 2014 in Belgium and could aim at a podium ranking in 2015. The A3 hatch/sedan sales split for January is 71/29. With only 4 nameplates securing at least 2% share, the Belgian market is one of the most fragmented in the world and logically sees large variations month-on-month.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Belgium January 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frBMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Below the Renault Clio and Opel Corsa, the Mercedes C-Class shines at #5 as does the Peugeot 308 at #7 while the Volvo V40 is up 16 ranks on last month to crack the Top 10 at #10. Further down, the BMW 1 Series is up 28 spots to #13, the Hyundai i20 up 41 to #21, the Mini up 32 to #22, BMW 4 Series up 32 to #28 and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer up 60 ranks to break into the Belgian Top 50 for the first time at #47.

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Greece January 2015: Has the market plateau’ed already?

February 27th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Yaris Greece 2014Toyota holds just under 15% of the Greek market in January.

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New car sales in the country were back in positive for the first time in 7 year in 2014 at a very robust +21% to 71,218 units, still very low compared to the 279,554 registrations clocked in 2007. However, after dropping by 9% in November, the Greek market is down once again in January: -8% to 5,848 sales, making it 2 months in negative in the past 3. Is this already the beginning of the end for Greece? Let’s hope not. The brands ranking shows an ultra-dominant Toyota at just under 15% share above Opel (9.5%), Volkswagen (9%) and Citroen (7.4%) while Peugeot shoots up 12 spots on November to a beautiful 5th place with 434 sales.

Skoda Rapid Greece January 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukSkoda is among the Top 10 most popular brands in Greece in January.

Logically, the Toyota Yaris is the best-selling nameplate in the country this month, and by far, with 494 sales and 8.4% share, ahead of the Opel Corsa (4.5%), VW Polo (4.4%), Peugeot 208 (4%), Ford Fiesta (3.9%) and Citroen C3 (3.6%), making the Top 6 entirely composed of superminis. Strong performers this month include the Suzuki Swift at #10, Ford Focus at #14, Skoda Rapid at #17, Kia Rio at #19, Peugeot 108 at #29 and Nissan Pulsar at #33.

Previous post: Greece Full Year 2014: Toyota Yaris resists Opel Corsa assault

One year ago: Greece January 2014: Citroen C4 up to #4 in market up 15%

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Portugal January 2015: BMW and Mercedes on podium

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Mercedes C-Class Portugal January 2015. Picture courtesy of largus,frMercedes is up to #3 and 9.6% share in Portugal this month.

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New car sales in Portugal are up a spectacular 28% year-on-year in January to 11.852 registrations. A new pattern is emerging in Portuguese sales: January is becoming the month of premium brands, principally due to the fact that a lot of car leases start or get renewed at the start of the calendar year. If Peugeot leads the brands ranking with 1,205 sales and 10.2% share, it is only 11 units above BMW at 10.1% while Mercedes jumps to third place with 1,138 deliveries for a brilliant 9.6% share. Volkswagen is down to #4 and Renault down to #5, but Citroen is up 63% year-on-year to #6, Nissan up 78% to #8, Volvo up 54% to #14, Mini up 98% to #19, Porsche up 90%, Jaguar up 93% and Jeep up 267%.

BMW X4 Portugal January 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frBMW misses out on the brands pole position for just 11 sales.

The models ranking reflects the sudden surge of premium German brands. Below the VW Golf (3.5%), Peugeot 308 (3.3%) and VW Polo (3.1%), the Audi A3 is up 8 spots on December to a shiny 4th position, the Mercedes A-Class is up 17 to #7, the C-Class up 9 to #8, the BMW 4 Series is up 38 to #24, the 2 Series up 25 to #32, Mercedes GLA up 10 to #34, the CLA up 11 to #36, the Audi Q3 up 32 to #38, the BMW X3 up 75 to #62, X5 up 53 to #64 and the X4 up 28 to #74. Notice also the Renault Captur inside the Top 10, the Citroen C4 Cactus up 24 spots to #20, the Mini up to #27 and the Smart Forfour  up to #48.

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