New Caledonia (France) March 2017: Duster leads, Citroen C3 up to #3

The new generation boosts the Citroen C3 up to #3 in March. Picture largus.fr 

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New Caledonia is a French overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia. New light vehicle sales continue to evolve frankly above their 2016 levels: after a 59% surge in January and 15% in February, March is up another 21% to 790 units, leading to a 30% year-to-date gain to 2.254 registrations. Thanks to deliveries up 21% to 98 and 12.4% share, Ford reclaims the year-to-date lead off Dacia (+16%) at 259 units (+23%) vs. 240 (+54%). Citroen (+114%) and Hyundai (+129%) post the largest year-on-year gains inside the Top 10 this month. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster is back to the pole position it held over the FY2016 thanks to sales up 70%, distancing the Ford Fiesta (+24%). The new generation Citroen C3 sells 39 units for a third spot overall vs. no sale for the previous generation a year ago. Below the Ford Ranger (+16%) but above the Toyota Hilux (+21%), the Hyundai Creta posts another stellar performance in 5th place, a nameplate that has not been launched in metropolitan France.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) February 2017: Hilux lifts Toyota to #1, Creta #3

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) March 2016: Dacia Duster & Ford Fiesta lead

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