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Algeria Full Year 2013: Dacia Logan takes the lead for first time, Peugeot 301 lands directly at world-best #2

January 16th, 2014 1 comment

Dacia Logan Algeria 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Logan is the best-seller in Algeria for the first time this year.

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While analysts had predicted a dark 2013 after the Algerian market lodged an all-time record 433,233 registrations in 2012, in the end it is not as bad at all: down just 2% to 424,972 units, the 2nd-best-ever year in the history of automobile in Algeria. Peugeot tops the brands ranking in extremis for the first time in years with 74,350 sales and 17.5% share, up 12% year-on-year vs. 74,088 and 17.4% for traditional leader Renault, up 3% on 2012. Low-cost brand Dacia is up one spot to land on the podium at #3 with 37,290 units (-12%), passing Hyundai, down a harsh 38% year-on-year. Toyota remains #5, Volkswagen is up one spot to #6, Seat up 3 and a whopping 68% to #7, Kia up 22%, Citroen up 40% and Nissan up 60%.

Peugeot 301 Algeria 2013. Picture courtesy of autoalgerie.comPeugeot 301

In the models ranking, the Dacia Logan replicates its pole position in neighbouring Morocco to top the annual charts for the first time in Algeria thanks to the new generation and in spite of sales down 8% to 26,548 units and 6.2% share. The Peugeot 301 delivers an incredible year, flirting with the top spot most of the time and finishing 2013 at a world-best 2nd place with 23,686 sales and 5.6% of the market. The Seat Ibiza is also extremely impressive, up 7 spots and 81% year-on-year to #3 and 19,663 units, just above the Renault Clio IV landing directly at #4 with 19,650 sales and the Renault Symbol at 19,613! Another all-new entrant makes it 3 in the Top 6: the Peugeot 208 sells 17,462 units and even topped the charts in December.

Previous post: Algeria October 2013: Dacia Logan back in charge

Previous year: Algeria Full Year 2012: Peugeot 207 tops record market

Two years ago: Algeria Full Year 2011: Renault Symbol #1 again, Hyundai up 53%

December Top 5, Full Year 2013 Top 200 models/Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Algeria October 2013: Dacia Logan back in charge

November 28th, 2013 3 comments

Dacia Logan Algeria October 2013. Picture courtesy of turbo.frDacia Logan

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After a two month-hiatus Algerian new car sales data is back on BSCB! Once again lots of change atop the sales charts. Dominated by the all-new Renault Symbol and Clio IV for the most part of the first half of 2013, the Algerian models ranking returns to traditional leader the Dacia Logan in October at 1,618 sales, thanks to the new generation now widespread in the country’s dealerships. It’s interesting to witness both twins (Renault Symbol and Dacia Logan) are on sale next to each other here, with the Logan positioned below the Symbol in price and engine size in order not to cannibalise it fully.

Peugeot 301 Algeria October 2013. Picture courtesy of thecardriving.comThe 301 enables Peugeot to lead the Algerian brands ranking so far in 2013.

Never #1 but very consistent each and every month of this year so far, the Peugeot 301 lodges another extremely solid score in October: #2 with 1,558 units sold, that’s only 60 less than the Dacia Logan. As a result the 301 has secured a very impressive 2nd position in the year-to-date ranking with 19,620 sales below only the Dacia Logan at 22,649, and Peugeot is the #1 brand in the country at 65,132 units vs. 59,114 for Renault.

Seat Ibiza Algeria October 2013The Seat Ibiza was the best-seller in Algeria in September!

The Kia Picanto makes a remarkable reappearance inside the Algerian Top 10 at a fantastic third place this month thanks to 1,507 sales. It is followed by the other sensation of the year: the Seat Ibiza at #4 with 1,208 units after incredibly topping the sales charts in September! The Renault Symbol is relegated to #6 while the Renault Kangoo shines at a rare #7 spot.

Previous post: Algeria July 2013: Toyota Hilux leads, Dacia Logan back up to #4

One year ago: Algeria October 2012: Peugeot 207 back to #1, Seat Ibiza up to #4

Full September & October 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Algeria July 2013: Toyota Hilux leads, Dacia Logan back up to #4

August 28th, 2013 3 comments

Toyota Hilux Algeria July 2013Toyota Hilux

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For the first time since we’ve been following Algerian new car sales monthly, the Toyota Hilux is up 8 spots on June to become the best-selling vehicle in the country thanks to 1,712 sales. It is however still #7 year-to-date at 10,451 units. The Peugeot 301 is back up one rank to a spectacular 2nd place with 1,667 sales, and is also #2 year-to-date at 17,138 units. A readjustment of Dacia Logan sales indeed put it above the 301 for only 40 sales at 17,178 units. While we’re with the Logan, thanks to the new generation now widely available across the country, the Dacia sedan is back inside the Algerian Top 10 this month at #4 with 1,363 sales. That’s 127 less than its twin sister the Renault Symbol, #3 at 1,490 units. Renault indeed sells both models in the country, with the Logan less equipped and priced below the Symbol to avoid cannibalisation. Finally, notice the Chevrolet Spark up to #7 with 1,134 sales.

Previous month: Algeria June 2013: Renault Symbol leads, Peugeot 301 #1 year-to-date

One year ago (almost): Algeria August 2012: Peugeot 207 #1, dislodges Renault Symbol

Full July 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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France: BestSellingCarsBlog in L’Automobile Magazine!

August 23rd, 2013 16 comments

Algeria sales on L'Automobile Magazine August 2013

In its August issue, French car magazine L’Automobile Magazine quoted BestSellingCarsBlog as its source in an article about new car sales in Algeria and Tunisia relating the ‘Rallye des Medias’ between Alger and Djerba. Many thanks to Alexandra Legendre for thinking of BSCB when crucial sales figures were needed :) Note the Algerian data was based on the January-April period when the Dacia Logan was still #1, a position that has since gone to the Peugeot 301

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Algeria June 2013: Renault Symbol leads, Peugeot 301 #1 YTD

July 18th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Symbol Algeria June 2013Renault Symbol

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If you have read the last articles on Armenia and Ukraine you will know that the new generation Renault Symbol and Logan have been rationalised into one single model. As a result, countries that were selling both previous generation Dacia Logan and Renault Symbol have ditched the Dacia variant and kept the Renault, calling it either Symbol or Logan. It makes total sense when you think about it. And it explains why we haven’t seen the Dacia Logan, #2 in 2012, inside the Top 10 since the new generation Symbol hit Algerian shores. It also explains why the Symbol sales figures are so high: 3,592 sales in May and now 2,744 in June, by far the most popular model in the country this month and now #8 year-to-date.

Peugeot 301 Algeria June 2013. Picture courtesy of auto-utilitaire.comPeugeot 301

This means the race for the title of 2013 best-selling car in Algeria is now wide open. Rewarded for its consistency at the highest level straight from launch (5 consecutive months inside the podium), the Peugeot 301 is now in the lead year-to-date thanks to 15,471 sales vs. 15,128 for the Renault Clio IV (#5 this month) and the Dacia Logan estimated at 14,925. This makes Algeria the first country in the world to crown the Peugeot 301 in a year-to-date ranking… In June the 301 is strong once again in third place at 1,805 units.

Seat Ibiza Algeria June 2013Seat Ibiza

Exceptional performance of the Seat Ibiza, up 2 spots on May to rank #2 for the 2nd time this year after last January with 1,907 sales. The Ibiza is #4 year-to-date at 12,663 units vs. #10 in 2012. Notice also the VW Polo up one to #4 vs. #6 year-to-date and the Hyundai Accent back up 3 to #6 vs. #11 year-to-date. Brand-wise, Renault reclaims the year-to-date top spot from Peugeot thanks to 7,445 sales in June vs. 5,715, adding up to 49,468 vs. 48,624 for Peugeot. Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen follow, with Dacia down to #6 vs. #3 year-to-date.

Previous month: Algeria May 2013: New Renault Symbol on top, Peugeot 301 #2

One year ago: Algeria 6 months 2012: Peugeot up 96% in market up 49%

Full June 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Algeria May 2013: New Renault Symbol on top, Peugeot 301 #2

June 12th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Symbol Algeria May 2013. Picture courtesy of www.arabam.comRenault Symbol

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It’s turning out to be a fascinating year to follow new car sales in Algeria, with plenty of new models making big waves in the ranking. Launched last month, the new generation Renault Symbol is up 75% on its April score and simply manages to take the lead of the Algerian sales charts in May for its 2nd month in market thanks to 3,592 sales. It is now #10 year-to-date at 5,648 units. In 2nd place for the 4th time in a row we find the Peugeot 301, down 17% on April to 2,279 units. With the Dacia Logan (#2 in 2012) hit full frontal by the Symbol and absent from the Top 10 for the last 3 months, the 301 is actually fighting for the year-to-date pole position already, adding up to 13,666 sales so far in 2013 vs. an estimated 14,000 for the Logan. Told you, fascinating.

Peugeot 301 Algeria May 2013Peugeot 301

On top last month, the Renault Clio IV is down to a still very impressive third position in May at 2,060 units and also ranks third year-to-date. The Seat Ibiza continues on its incredible run and remains 4th with 1,992 sales, a position it also holds year-to-date at 10,756 units. The VW Polo is down 2 ranks to #5, the Toyota Hilux up 3 to #6 while both the Peugeot 207 (#8) and Hyundai Accent (#9) reappear in the monthly Algerian Top 10… Brand-wise, thanks to the Symbol Renault is by far the most popular carmaker this month with 8,860 sales but still trails Peugeot year-to-date at 42,023 units vs. 42,909. Notice Dacia down to #6 vs. #3 year-to-date.

Previous month: Algeria April 2013: New Renault Symbol lands in 5th place

One year ago: Algeria May 2013: Renault breaks records

Full May 2013 Top 10 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Algeria April 2013: New Renault Symbol lands in 5th place

May 15th, 2013 4 comments

Renault Symbol 2013Renault Symbol

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Algerian car buyers continue to lap up all the new models coming into the market this year. In April (like in March but I don’t have official data), the new generation Renault Clio is the most popular vehicle in the country with 3,476 sales. The Peugeot 301 confirms Algeria is by far its best performing market in the world so far, ranking #2 for the third consecutive month thanks to 2,734 units sold after a peak of 4,081 in March! The VW Polo rounds up the podium followed by the Seat Ibiza.

Peugeot 301 Algeria April 2013Peugeot 301

We welcome a newcomer in the Algerian models ranking this month: the new Renault Symbol lands directly in 5th place with 2,056 sales, a promising start that coincides with the disappearance of the Dacia Logan from the Top 10. Given the two models are basically the same with a different ‘face’, it will be interesting to see how they co-exist in market over the next few months. The Logan should however keep its pole position year-to-date with over 13,500 units. Helped by the success of the Clio and Symbol, Renault is the best-selling brand in April (10,229 sales) but Peugeot holds onto its top spot YTD at 35,564 units.

Previous month: Algeria February 2013: Renault Clio IV and Peugeot 301 impress

Full April 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Algeria February 2013: Renault Clio IV and Peugeot 301 impress

April 30th, 2013 8 comments

Peugeot 301 Algeria February 2013Peugeot 301

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Fascinating months for the Algerian new car market, with recent launches being met with instant success in the country. The overall market is up a whopping 64% year-on-year in February to 44,360 registrations and up 47% year-to-date. The Dacia Logan is once again the runaway leader thanks to a huge 5,522 sales and 12.4% share, now adding up to 10,425 units after just two months. Astonishing start for the Renault Clio IV landing directly in 2nd place at 3,083 units (this includes a few Clio III as well).

The ‘low-cost’ Peugeot 301 confirms it is a serious contender for the title of Algeria’s most popular model in 2013: after lodging a world-best 5th position in January, it is up a further two spots this month to land on the Algerian podium at #3 with 2,530 sales and 5.7%, and now #4 year-to-date at 4,572 units. The other Peugeot newcomer, the 208, also fares well: it ranks #6 this month with 2,085 sales and 4.7% share. Brand-wise, Peugeot stays on top with 8,970 sales and 18,231 year-to-date (thanks to the 301 and 208), followed by Renault at 7,275 and Dacia at 6,026. Hyundai is back in the Top 5 at #4 and 4,914 units with the Accent back up to #4 with 2,109 sales.

Previous month: Algeria January 2013: Seat Ibiza #2, Peugeot 301 directly #5

Previous year: Algeria Full Year 2012: Peugeot 207 tops record market

Full February 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Algeria January 2013: Seat Ibiza #2, Peugeot 301 directly #5!

February 20th, 2013 2 comments

Peugeot 301 Algeria January 2013bPeugeot 301

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Fascinating start of the year in Algeria with both the models and brands ranking completely reshuffled. Only Peugeot in the lead of the carmakers sales charts holds onto its December position thanks to a huge 9,261 sales. It is now followed by Toyota, Dacia, Seat and Renault whereas none of them were within the December Top 5.

Model-wise, the Dacia Logan tops the ranking for the first time in over 6 months thanks to a massive 4,903 sales. The Seat Ibiza amazes, up to a record second place at 3,318 units, beating its previous best of #4 hit last October and ahead of the Toyota Hilux and 2012 leader the Peugeot 207, down to #4 with 2,045 sales. But the big news of the month in Algeria is the arrival directly in 5th place of the all-new Peugeot 301 at 2,042 units, making Algeria the first country in the world where Peugeot’s first low-cost model breaks into the monthly Top 5…

Previous post: Algeria Full Year 2012: Peugeot 207 tops record market

Full January 2013 Top 5 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Algeria Full Year 2012: Peugeot 207 tops record market

January 17th, 2013 6 comments

Peugeot 207

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The Algerian new car market is up a whopping 50% year-on-year in 2012 to hit a record 433,320 registrations. Le Soir d’Algerie goes even so far as saying that when including about 60,000 non communicated sales by Chinese carmakers and 30,000 private imports, Algeria passes South Africa to become the #1 car market in Africa with over 520,000 units – except more than 620,000 vehicles were sold in South Africa this year… It is nevertheless an outstanding performance for Algeria, which comes just as Renault announced they will be the first carmaker to build production facilities in the country in 2014.

Will the 2013 model enable the Dacia Logan to take the lead in Algeria next year?

An interesting development atop the models ranking: after at least 3 years of Renault Symbol domination, the Peugeot 207 brilliantly takes the lead, boosted by end-of-life aggressive pricing and up a huge 132% on 2011 to 35,821 sales and 8.3%. This makes Algeria the only country in the world to crown the 207, given the model was last #1 in France in 2010. The Dacia Logan is up 4 spots and an equally impressive 113% to 28,952 units and 6.7% while both the Hyundai Accent and Toyota Hilux stay put at #3 and 26,331 sales and #4 and 20,870 respectively. #1 in 2011, the Renault Symbol is down 27% and 4 ranks to #5 at 20,552 units.

Great Wall Voleex C30

Further down, both the Renault Clio Campus and VW Polo triple their sales to #6 and #8 respectively, the Seat Ibiza is the most impressive of all with sales multiplied by 5 compared to 2011 at 10,876, the Toyota Yaris is up 122%, the Chevrolet Spark up 142% and the Peugeot 308 up 122%. Notice also the Dacia Duster up 99%, the Great Wall Voleex C30 at 3,871 units and the Great Wall Wingle at 1,720.

Previous post: Algeria October 2012: Peugeot 207 back to #1, Seat Ibiza up to #4

Previous year: Algeria Full Year 2011: Renault Symbol #1 again, Hyundai up 53%

Full Year 2012 Top 17 models and Top 15 brands + December Top 5 Ranking Tables below.

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