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Algeria April 2014: VW Polo takes the lead, Seat Leon in Top 10

May 21st, 2014 2 comments

VW Polo Algeria April 2014. Picture courtest of drivearabia.comVW Polo

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While the First Quarter leaders in both models (Hyundai Accent) and brands (Hyundai) rankings mysteriously disappear from the Top 10 this month, the VW Polo brilliantly takes the lead of the sales charts thanks to 1,407 units sold, ahead of the Dacia Logan and the Kia Picanto. The Renault Clio Campus gets a (very strong) second wind at #4 this month, the Toyota Hilux is back inside the Top 5 and the Seat Leon makes its very first appearance in the monthly Algerian Top 10 at #10 with 675 sales, making it two Seats inside the Top 10 (the Ibiza ranks 6th). In the brands ranking, Renault dominates with 4,605 sales, followed by Peugeot (2,952) and Dacia (2,756) while Skoda (#8), Suzuki (#9) and Citroen (#10) climb into the Top 10.

Previous month: Algeria First Quarter 2014: Hyundai Accent #1, market down 30%

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

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Algeria First Quarter 2014: Hyundai Accent #1, market down 30%

April 16th, 2014 8 comments

Hyundai Accent Algeria March 2014Hyundai Accent is the best-selling model in Algeria.

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The Algerian new car market is definitely going through a tough time in 2014: down 30% year-on-year over the First Quarter to just 85,000 registrations, and this evolution has wreaked havoc in both brands and models sales charts in the country. Edged out by Peugeot last year, Renault is back in pole position in spite of sales down 18% to 13,884 units. It is now followed by Hyundai, up an impressive 11% to 11,574 sales and going from 8.8% share a year ago to 13.6% now. Peugeot is down a harsh 66% to #3, Toyota down 15% to #4, Dacia down 52% to #5, Kia up 46% to #7 and Nissan up 26% to #9.

Toyota Hilux Algeria March 2014The Toyota Hilux is up to #2 in Algeria so far in 2014.

Model-wise, it’s a complete reshuffle at the top: the Hyundai Accent jumps from 9th over the Full Year 2013 directly into pole position, and by far, with 8,201 sales and 9.6% share, even though a large part of its sales are achieved by the model from two generations ago, still on the catalogue. Up from #7 in 2013, the Toyota Hilux ranks 2nd at 4,577 units, the Dacia Logan is down from #1 last year to #3 with 4,179 units. The Renault Symbol is up one spot to #4, the Kia Picanto up 5 to #5, Toyota Yaris up 8 to #7 and the Peugeot 301 down 8 to #10.

Previous post: Algeria Full Year 2013: Now with the Top 200 All-models ranking!

Check also: Algeria Full Year 2013: Dacia Logan #1 for first time, Peugeot 301 at world-best #2

One year ago: Algeria February 2013: Renault Clio IV and Peugeot 301 impress

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Algeria Full Year 2013: Now with the Top 200 All-models ranking!

February 10th, 2014 1 comment

Great Wall M4 Algeria 2013. Picture courtesy of dzautos.comThe Great Wall M4 ranks #68 for its first year in market in Algeria.

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Thanks to Austin, today I can share with you for the very first time on BSCB an All-models ranking for Algeria! This covers the Full year 2013. Beyond the Top 20 which we already analysed here, and we learn the Skoda Fabia is up 141% year-on-year to #24, the Suzuki Swift Dzire is up 160% to #25, the Suzuki Alto K10 up 123% to #34, the Great Wall C30 leads the Chinese attacks at #35 (-6%), the Skoda Rapid lands at #64, Great Wall M4 at #68, Ford Figo at #76, the Audi A1 is up 1066% to #81 and the Renault Captur arrives at #88 with 531 sales vs. #145 and 76 units for the Peugeot 2008.

Full Year 2013 Top 200 All-models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables here.

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Algeria: 2004-2014 Historical Data now available!

January 24th, 2014 No comments

The Toyota Hilux was #1 in Algeria in 2005.

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Historical Data for the past decade is now available on BestSellingCarsBlog for Algeria, and you can now witness a lot of change over the period in the models ranking for this country. The Peugeot 206 started off like a king in 2004, before being passed by the Toyota Hilux in 2005, the Hyundai Accent in 2006 and the Chevrolet Aveo in 2007. The Renault Symbol brought a bit of stability into the ranking by topping the sales charts for 4 consecutive years from 2008 to 2011, then the Peugeot 207 surprisingly grabbed the pole position in 2012 at the very end of its career and finally the Dacia Logan was crowned in 2013 for the first time since the nameplate launched in Algeria in 2005.

Algeria 2004: Peugeot 206 best seller

Algeria 2005: Toyota Hilux #1, Hyundai puts pressure, Dacia Logan arrives

Algeria 2006: Hyundai Accent in top spot

Algeria 2007: Chevrolet Aveo triumphs

Algeria 2008: Renault Symbol potential leader

Algeria 2009: Renault Symbol, Suzuki Alto and Dacia Logan dominate

Algeria 2010: Renault Symbol and Dacia Logan on top

Algeria 2011: Renault Symbol #1 again, Hyundai up 53%

Algeria 2012: Peugeot 207 tops record market

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

Algeria 2014: Dacia Logan stays #1 in market down 20%

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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%

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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

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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

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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%

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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

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