13 responses

  1. Miguel
    January 31, 2013

    Within 5 years Toyota stills the world best selling cars manufacturing followed by General Motors, Ford, Hyundai and a Chinese brand. You´ll see.

  2. Emi Ang
    January 5, 2013

    Will Chevrolet with the Onix, Cobalt and Spin dethrone VW of the argentinian market after so many years, or the Up! and Gol restyling are enough to stop the threat?

  3. Steam
    January 4, 2013

    Happy New Year to you, Matt and to all users of this blog.

    Thanks Matt for a phantastic job in 2012. This blog is getting better and better.

    I am looking forward to read this blog in 2013 again and again.

    • matgasnier
      January 4, 2013

      Thank you very much Steam and I am glad you are enjoying the blog!
      Best,
      Matt

  4. Flying Brief
    January 2, 2013

    Happy New Year to you too, Matt!

    Keep up the fantastic work – it’s definitely one of my favourite websites…I visit at least once a day!

    So, thank you too.

    Best wishes.

    • matgasnier
      January 2, 2013

      Thank you Andy!
      Best,
      Matt

  5. Piotr
    January 1, 2013

    Will Renault Clio be the best selling car in Europe in 2013?
    Will Opel/Vauxhall Adam outsell Mini in the UK?

  6. Paul
    January 1, 2013

    The dog could get a job driving tourist buses here in Cairns. He would probably make the roads that little bit safer if he did.

  7. Miguel
    January 1, 2013

    All the best for you Matt and your team for 2013 and please do not spoil your nice blog with so much VW Tendeny, A fantastic 2013!!

  8. Jose
    January 1, 2013

    25th 2012 question: None of them are successful, the only “french” SUV to succeed is the Renault/Dacia Duster;

    2013 questions:

    1 – Only in borderline markets like Bulgaria;
    2 – No, but they will be close;
    5 – BYD is coming strong, so for them a successful 2013 wouldn’t be a surprise;
    7 – Mokka: Yes. Adam: No, despite its cheeky looks, it’s too expensive and has out-of-date engines;
    9 – It looks to be a matter of time;
    10 – No, but it will be a major player;
    12 – No;
    13 – Yes, but only if the Focus keeps their momentum in China and the Corolla doesn’t rebound;
    16 – No, the Golf has Europe well guarded and it can even increase their market share by the year end;
    17 – Stagnation would be already good news;
    18 – The 1.000.000 € question;
    21 – Yes;
    23 – Oh yeah!
    24 – Yes for the Captur, maybe for the 2008;
    25 – Yes;
    27 – If they are smart, then yes. But it will depend on the success of the C-Elysée;
    28 – If there’s justice in the world, definitely;
    29 & 30 – Probably;
    32 – At least it would make sense;
    33 – They will help, but cannot support Fiat’s sales on their own. Now in Brazil and US…
    35 – One thing is for certain: Renault’s efforts to be a global player are paying off, now if they only could stop losing market share in Europe…
    36 – Definitely;
    37 – The Rapid sales aren’t taking off, so a big “maybe” here;
    40 – Yes, and i would bet on BYD to be a surprise here;
    41 – Maybe, Yes, Probably.
    42 – Only if it can fight VW Group rise;
    46 – That would be a smart move indeed, kind like a japanese Fiat 500;
    48 – Maybe its still too early, but they will make it there, there’s no doubt about it;
    50 – China.

  9. coolcat
    January 1, 2013

    Here’s a question – Will Toyota recall more cars in 2013 than they build….?

  10. bmw dealers florida
    December 31, 2012

    Its amazing !!

  11. Anthony
    December 31, 2012

    Love the questions and answers, ponders alot of thoughts.

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