* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Thanks Yves *
Now I know that New Caledonia is a tiny market, but this month it is brought under the spotlight big time. The Great Wall Wingle is the best-selling model in this French territory in November by far with 56 units sold. This almost certainly makes New Caledonia the first territory/country in the world outside of China where a Chinese model is in pole position of the monthly ranking! The Wingle’s previous best was #6 in July.
A few countries have approached this feat but as far as I know none had managed it thus far (if you know otherwise please let me know): Uruguay with the Chery QQ possibly going up to #2 for a month and Madagascar with the JAC Tojoy on the podium at launch are the other two locations where Chinese models have really made their mark. Now it’s done: a Chinese export has managed to beat all other models on sale for the space of a month in one territory. It will be interesting to see which country will be next.
Below, the Ford Ranger and Dacia Duster confirm their excellent year and are co#2 with 37 sales each, followed by the Peugeot 206+, Toyota Hilux and Hyundai ix35. Notice the Kia Sorento back in the Top 10 for the first time in 4 months.
Previous month: New Caledonia October 2011: Dacia Duster and Hyundai H1 strong
Full November 2011 Top 10 Ranking Table below.