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Indonesia January 2018: Mitsubishi Xpander only 464 sales below Avanza

Can the Mitsubishi Xpander topple the Toyota Avanza to #1 in Indonesia? 

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New car wholesales shoot up 11.2% year-on-year in Indonesia in January to 95.892 units. Traditional brand leader Toyota has a weak month at 26.5% share vs. 34.4% over the Full Year 2017. Daihatsu on the other hand is 2.3 percentage points above its FY17 level in 2nd place and 19.6% share but the best performer atop the brands ranking is Mitsubishi up from 11.2% and #4 in FY17 to a splendid 18.5% and third place in January, overtaking Honda particularly weak at 14.2% vs. 17.3% in FY17. Suzuki is also strong at 12% share vs. 10.3% in FY17 in 5th place. Below, Chinese carmaker and recently local producer Wuling cracks the 1% share and now threatens Nissan and Datsun (both at 1.2%) for the 8th place overall.

The new generation propels the Toyota Rush into the Top 10.

Best-selling nameplate in the country for the past 12 consecutive years, the Toyota Avanza sees its market share tumble down to just 7.9% this month vs. 10.8% over FY2017. The big event is the 2nd place of the Mitsubishi Xpander like in December, but this time only 464 units below the Avanza. If the Xpander manages to outsell the Avanza even for just one month, this would be the first time a non-Toyota nameplate is #1 in Indonesia since BSCB started tracking this country in 2005, and potentially for the first time since Toyota’s entrance in Indonesia in 1976… Thanks to new generations, the Toyota Rush (#9) and its twin the Daihatsu Terios (#14) get a healthy boost in the sales charts, with the Suzuki Ignis making a reappearance inside the Top 20 for the first time since last July.

Previous post: Indonesia Full Year 2017: Toyota Avanza, Calya and Kijang Innova on top

Full January 2018 Top 10 brands and Top 20 models below.


Colombia January 2018: Chevy Spark leads, Renault Alaskan #3 pickup

The Chevrolet Spark is the best-selling vehicle in Colombia in January.

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The Colombian new car market is down 4.6% year-on-year in January to 16.447 registrations, its lowest January level since 2010 (14.788). Leader over the Full Year 2017 but #2 in December, Chevrolet reclaims the monthly pole position and drops just 1.5% to 16% share, widening the gap with Renault down 13% to 12.6%. Nissan (-16%), Mazda (-16%) and Kia (-14%) all under-perform in the remainder of the Top 5 whereas Toyota soars 46% at #6. Both Volkswagen (+21%) and Hyundai (+19%) also post double-digit gains in the Top 10, while below, Peugeot (+279%), JMC (+184%), Citroen (+156%), Audi (+98%), Mitsubishi (+76%), Subaru (+57%), Mini (+33%), Mercedes (+23%) and BMW (+22%) also impress.

The Renault Alaskan ranks #3 pickup below the Toyota HIlux and Nissan Frontier. 

In the models ranking, the Chevrolet Spark leaps to 10.5% and the pole position (vs. 6.9% over the FY2017), taking a significant advantage over 2017 leader the Renault Sandero down to 7.7%. The Chevrolet Sail rounds up the podium ahead of the Renault Duster and Logan with the Kia Picanto at #6. The Chevrolet Tracker is up two spots on FY2017 to #7 while Mazda places both the 3 (#8) and 2 (#10) in the Top 10. The Toyota Prado surges to #13 vs. #24 in FY2017, the Hilux is up to #15 vs. #30, the Fortuner is up to #24 vs. #36 and the Renault Alaskan breaks into the Colombian Top 30 for the very first time at #29 or third best-selling pickup below the Hilux and Frontier. The Chevrolet Equinox makes its first appearance in the Top 50 at #42.

Previous post: Colombia Full Year 2017: Renault Sandero repeats win, market down 6.1%

One year ago: Colombia January 2017: Chevrolet drops 5%, Renault up 15%

Full January 2018 Top 30 brands and Top 50 models below.


Chile January 2018: Market up 29.3%, Chinese carmakers up 71%

Maxus sales are up 7-fold on January 2017 thanks to the arrival of the T60 pickup.

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The Full Year 2017 Report has now been updated with Full Year models data.

New car sales in Chile shoot up 29.3% year-on-year in January to 35.322 registrations. Passenger cars are up 18.7% to 14.055, SUVs surge 46.1% to 12.573, pickups are up 29% to 5.336 and commercials are up 22.9% to 3.358. #2 in FY2017, Chevrolet takes the lead of the brands ranking this month but advances at half the rate of the market at +14% to 8.3% share above Hyundai slower too at +11% to 8%. Suzuki soars 37% to 7.8% in third place while Toyota jumps 43% to 7.5% at #4. Kia is up 9% but down three spots on December to #5 and Nissan, leader a year ago in January, edges down 0.3% to 7.3% share. Mazda (+95%) and Renault (+73%) post the largest gains in the Top 10. Below, Chinese carmakers make the largest improvements: Maxus (+631%), Changan (+133%), Lifan (+120%), BAIC (+118%), ZNA (+100%), Dongfeng (+98%) and Chery (+89%) post stellar scores, with Chinese manufacturers as a whole up a stunning 71% to 12.3% share vs. 10.3% over the Full Year 2017. Skoda (+112%), Land Rover (+104%), Citroen (+77%), BMW (+66%), Chrysler Group (+66%), Volvo (+50%) and Mitsubishi (+44%) also make themselves noticed.

Previous post: Chile Full Year 2017: Hyundai, Mitsubishi L200 top market up 18.1%

One year ago: Chile January 2017: Nissan takes lead in market up 7%

Full January 2018 Top 50 brands ranking below.


New Zealand January 2018: Record month, rentals put 4 Toyotas in Top 5

Rentals account for 68% of Toyota Highlander NZ sales in January.

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After four consecutive record years, the New Zealand new vehicle market continues to gallop ahead in 2018 with January sales up another 7.3% year-on-year to 14.834 units, the fifth straight record score for the month. Passenger cars and SUVs are up 6.4% to 10.797 while commercial vehicles are up 9.9% to 4.037. Toyota vastly beats the market with a 40% year-on-year surge to 22% share vs. 20.2% in FY2017, Ford (+6%) is back to 2nd place ahead of Mazda (+28%) while Holden tumbles down 34% to 7.8% share in 4th place vs. 9% in 2017. Kia shoots up 26% year-on-year and 7 spots on December to #6, Honda is up 29% to #10 and Subaru up 45% to #12. Further down, Tesla (+667%), Chinese carmaker LDV (+74%) and Skoda (+32%) make themselves noticed.

Model-wise, rental sales keep the Toyota Corolla in the lead, accounting for 73% of its January total, with the two 2017 best-sellers taking the next two spots: the Ford Ranger at #2 and the Toyota Hilux at #3. The Toyota Highlander leaps up 8 spots on December to a brilliant 4th place (68% are rentals) while the RAV4 (50% rentals) makes it four Toyotas in the Top 5. The Holden Colorado (#6) and Mitsubishi Triton (#8) make it four pickups in the Top 8 while the Kia Sportage (#9) and Mazda CX-5 (#10) make it four SUVs in the Top 10. The Ford Focus (#7), Mazda3 (#12), Nissan Qashqai (#14), Ford Escape (#17) and Hyundai Kona (#20) also shine while the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross breaks into the Top 25 for the very first time at #23.

Previous post: New Zealand Full Year 2017: Ranger #1, 3 Toyotas in Top 4, record market

Full January 2018 Top 75 All-brands and Top 25 models below.


Slovenia January 2018: Renault Clio back on top, Fiat up 4-fold

The Panda (+381%) helps Fiat up 286% in Slovenia in January.

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 5.8% year-on-year in January to 6.472 registrations and Volkswagen remains the favourite brand in the country at 14.6% share, trailing the market slightly at +4%. The podium is unchanged on FY2017 with Renault (-10%) and Skoda (+2%) in tow. Peugeot leaps 14% to #4, Fiat is up 4-fold to #6, Toyota up 28% to #10 and Kia (+60%), Suzuki (+24%), Audi (+23%), Seat (+23%), BMW (+20%) and Citroen (+17%) also impressive in the Top 20. Mini (+320%) and Mitsubishi (+108%) also post spectacular gains. Although it celebrated 20 years in the annual pole position last year, the Renault Clio had not ranked #1 in the monthly charts since last May. It is now done despite deliveries down 21% year-on-year in January, with the French subcompact followed by the VW Golf (+20%), Skoda Octavia (+32%) and Dacia Sandero (-21%). The VW Polo surges 82% to #5, the Ford Focus soars 46% to #6, while the Fiat Panda is up a gigantic 381% to #9. The Fiat 500 (+1750%!), Seat Alhambra (+200%), Kia Cee’d (+70%), Peugeot 208 (+61%) and Citroen C3 (+46%) also shine in the Top 20. The Opel Crossland X tops all recent launches (<12 months) at #32, ahead of the VW T-Roc landing directly at #38, the Hyundai Kona (#41) and Skoda Karoq (#44).

Previous post: Slovenia Full Year 2017: Renault Clio marks 20 years at #1

One year ago: Slovenia January 2017: Dacia Sandero and VW Tiguan take off

Full January 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 220 All-models below.


Cyprus January 2018: Toyota Yaris #1, six SUVs in Top 7

The Ford Kuga leads the SUV charge in Cyprus, ranking at #2 in January.

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Thanks to our partnership with SEMO Cyprus and INNOSOFT, we can share with you today January figures for Cyprus, a market down 3.5% to 1.199 registrations. The Toyota Yaris takes the lead for the first time since June with a strong 6.1% share and deliveries up 66% year-on-year but incredibly it is the only passenger car in the Top 7, with the six remaining nameplates all SUVs! The Ford Kuga is up 14-fold to #2, followed by the Toyota C-HR (+97%), Hyundai Tucson (-30%), Nissan Qashqai (+6%), Kia Sportage (+5%) and Nissan Juke (+100%). It doesn’t stop there: 19 of the Top 30 best-sellers this month in Cyprus are SUVs, with the Peugeot 3008 breaking into the Top 10, the BMW X1 up 200% to #11, the Audi Q3 up 200% to #13, the Skoda Kodiaq landing at #21, the Honda CR-V up 60% to #23 and the Mercedes GLC up 87% to #26.

Previous post: Cyprus Full Year 2017: Ford Focus back to #1, Toyota C-HR lands at #5

One year ago: Cyprus January-February 2017: Kia Rio up to #1, Toyota C-HR lands

Full January 2018 Top 30 models ranking below.


Papua New Guinea Full Year 2017: Toyota remains above 50% share (BSCB Exclusive)

The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 is the best-selling vehicle in Papua New Guinea.

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Now updated with sales of all Toyota models.

See also updated posts for American SamoaFijiSamoaSolomon Islands and Tonga.

Consult 4 years of Papua New Guinea Historical Data here

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the world’s least explored nations culturally and geographically. It occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea north of Australia, with the western half forming the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. PNG is home to 8.1 million inhabitants, most of them living in customary communities which are as diverse as the 848 languages listed for the country. PNG is one of the most rural countries in the world, with only 18% of the population living in urban centres, and one-third of the population living on less than US$1.25 per day.

New car sales in PNG are down slightly in 2017 at -0.8% to 5.569 registrations, to be compared with 8.305 in 2014. Toyota continues to hold over half of the PNG annual sales with a 51.5% market share in 2017 down slightly on the 51.9% held a year prior. In the Top 5, only Hyundai (+3%) gains volume year-on-year while Isuzu (-5%), Nissan (-5%) and Ford (-12%) all drop. Kia soars 46% to #6, posting the largest sales gain of any major manufacturers in the country for 2017. Notice also the arrival of Chinese carmaker JMC directly at #10 with 39 sales. The Land Cruiser 70 maintains its grip on the PNG models charts with a 28.3% market share in 2017.

Previous post: Papua New Guinea Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser 70 sovereign

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Canada January 2018: Honda, Jeep & Chevrolet soar in market up 5.9%

The Jeep Wrangler leaps to 5th place overall in Canada in January. 

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After five consecutive annual records and a first 2 million year in 2017, new light vehicle sales in Canada continue on their galloping growth with deliveries up 5.9% to 117.744. Light trucks advance 9.1% to 85.906 or 73.2% of the market while Passenger cars dive 2.6% to just 31.375 or 26.8% share. FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles signs its first monthly win since February 2017 despite sales down 4.4% to 15% share, distancing General Motors (+15%), Ford Motor (-4.4%) and Honda Motor surging 28.8% to 11.1% share. Toyota Motor (+2.5%) rounds up the Top 5 with the Volkswagen Group (+28.9%) and BMW Group (+15%) also posting spectacular gains.

The Honda Civic is up 34% to 3rd place. 

Brand-wise, Ford leads but is down 4.8% while Honda shoots up 3 spots on December and 31.5% year-on-year to 2nd place overall, eclipsing Toyota (+2.8%) with Chevrolet (+25.9%) and Jeep (+28.1%) the biggest gainers in the Top 10. Further down, Volvo (+45.4%), Genesis (+36.4%), Tesla (+28.6%), Smart (+25%), Infiniti (+16.8%), BMW (+15.1%), Subaru (+14.8%), Mini (+11.1%), Audi (+10.2%) and Mazda (+10.2%) lodge the largest improvements in market.

The Chevrolet Cruze (+105%) helps GM up 15%. Picture

In the models ranking, the Ford F-Series remains the most popular but drops 16% just as its immediate follower the Ram Pickup is down 17%. The Honda Civic on the other hand is back up 8 spots on December and 34% year-on-year, followed by the CR-V up 32% to #4. The Jeep Wrangler is the hero of the Top 10 with sales up 3-fold on January 2017 to #5 (+22 on last month) just as the 2018 model arrives in dealerships. This is the nameplate’s highest ever ranking in Canada according to BSCB records, its recent best being #16 in July 2014. The Ford Escape (+17%), Chevrolet Cruze (+105%), VW Tiguan (+98%) and Golf (+44%) also shine. The Nissan Qashqai (#23) tops all recent launches above the VW Atlas (#51) and Toyota C-HR (#71).

Previous post: Canada Full Year 2017: F-Series and Ram break records in first 2m year

One year ago: Canada January 2017: FCA tops market up 2.3%

Full January 2018 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 260 models below.


Switzerland January 2018: VW Golf surges 92% to #1, Volvo XC60 #4

The VW Golf is up 92% to snap the Swiss pole position in January. 

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New car sales in Switzerland are up a robust 11.4% year-on-year in January to 21.671 units. Among them, sales of 4×4 vehicles shoot up 14.2% to 10.851, crossing the symbolic 50% market share milestone at 50.1% vs. 48.9% a year ago. Brand leaders Volkswagen (+21%) and BMW (+23%) both roughly double the market growth while Mercedes drops 1% to #3. Ford (+28%), Opel (+27%) and Skoda (+13%) also post double-digit gains in the Top 10 while further down, Jeep (+107%), Alfa Romeo (+71%), Bentley (+50%), Ssangyong (+43%), Citroen (+39%), Mazda (+35%), Hyundai (+34%), Honda (+27%), Kia (+26%), DS (+23%) and Subaru (+22%) make themselves noticed.

The Volvo XC60 is up 79% to 4th place overall in Switzerland.

Toppled from its throne for the first time in 23 years in 2017 by the Skoda Octavia, the VW Golf reclaims the models top spot in January and for the 6th time in the past 9 months thanks to deliveries almost doubling year-on-year at +92%. The Skoda Octavia (-11%) is relegated to 2nd place above the VW Tiguan (+61%) and Volvo XC60 (+79%) both posting tremendous gains. The Mercedes GLC (+3%) brilliantly rounds up the Top 5 while the BMW X1 (+26%) and VW Polo (+18%) also post double-digit gains in the Top 10. Below, the BMW 5 Series (+258%), Ford Kuga (+93%), Toyota Yaris (+73%) and Dacia Duster (+58%) shine. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio leads all recent launches (<12 months) at #35 above the Skoda Karoq (#41), Hyundai Kona (#43), Opel Crossland X (#54) and Range Rover Velar (#63). The VW T-Roc is down 34 spots on December to #81.

Previous post: Switzerland Full Year 2017: Skoda Octavia ends 23-year long VW Golf reign

One year ago: Switzerland January 2017: VW under pressure from Mercedes

Full January 2018 Top 50 All-brands and Top 330 All-models below.


Denmark January 2018: Citroen and Ford impress in market up 1.9%

The Citroen C3 is up 39% to 6th place overall in Denmark in January.

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The Danish new car market is up 1.9% year-on-year in January to 19.917 registrations. Brand-wise, Peugeot (-4%) takes the lead thanks to a slower fall than traditional market leader Volkswagen (-14%) knocked down to 2nd place by 37 sales. Both Citroen and Ford surge 44% to #3 and #5 respectively, with Toyota (-17%) slotting in at #4. Skoda (+33%), Renault (+28%) and Nissan (+21%) also post very robust gains in the Top 10. Further down, notice Subaru (+124%), DS (+88%), BMW (+83%), Porsche (+60%), Volvo (+52%) and Audi (+38%) also make themselves noticed. The Peugeot 208 comfortably holds onto the models pole position at 6.6% share, almost two percentage points above its immediate follower the Nissan Qashqai (+70%) with the VW Up! (-21%) rounding up the podium. The Skoda Octavia (+88%), Renault Clio (+49%) and Citroen C3 (+39%) post the largest gains in the Top 10 while beyond the Citroen C4 Cactus (+78%), Mercedes C-Class (+56%), Skoda Fabia (+48%) shine. The Suzuki Ignis (#42) leads all recent launches (<12 months) above the VW T-Roc (#44) and Opel Crossland X (#45).

Previous post: Denmark Full Year 2017: Peugeot 208 holds on to #1, market down 0.5%

One year ago: Denmark January 2017: Volkswagen up 65%, Suzuki Baleno in Top 10

Full January 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 225 All-models below.