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Belgium (brands) March 2014: Dacia at all-time high #9

April 4th, 2014 No comments

Dacia Sandero Belgium March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia sales are up 40% in Belgium in March.

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New car sales in Belgium are down 0.5% year-on-year in March to 52,808 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 148,532 units, down 0.4% on 2013. Volkswagen reclaims the top spot it held over the Full Year 2013 off Peugeot (leader in February) thanks to 5,329 sales and 10.1% share and in spite of dropping 10% year-on-year. Renault is #2 at 9% (-6%) followed by Peugeot. BMW is up a very dynamic 17% to 5th place, Audi is up 14% and Ford up 16%. The biggest year-on-year in the Top 25 is once again delivered by French-Romanian brand Dacia, up 40% to 9th position, its highest ever ranking, also reached last December. Notice also Suzuki up 34%, Honda up 29%, Mazda up 25%, Lexus up 65%, SsangYong up 179%, Jeep up 48%, Maserati up 1700% and Tesla breaking into the Top 30 at #30.

Previous month: Belgium February 2014: Renault Scenic up to 2nd place

One year ago: Belgium March 2013: Volkswagen and Renault back in charge

Full March 2014 Top 45 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Belgium February 2014: Renault Scénic up to 2nd place

April 3rd, 2014 3 comments

Renault Scénic Belgium February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus,frRenault Scénic

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New car sales in Belgium are up 1% year-on-year in February to 46,140 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 95,724 units after two months, down 0.4% on 2013. Peugeot brilliantly becomes the best-selling carmaker this month thanks to 4,278 sales and 9.3% share, up 21% on February 2014 and relegating Volkswagen to #2 at 3,860 units and 8.4%, down 12%. Renault remains third (+10%) while Citroen (-7%) and Opel (-6%) pass BMW (+3%) in spite of sales declining year-on-year. Notice also Toyota up 34% to #9, Ford up 16% to #10, Kia up 28% to #12, Suzuki up 63% to #18 and Chevrolet up 54% to #19.

Kia Sportage Belgium March 2014 Kia Sportage

In the models ranking (keeping in mind these figures now include LCVs), the VW Golf remains the most popular vehicle in the country with 1,252 sales and 5.2% share, but is threatened this month by the Renault Scénic, up 7 spots on January to land at an excellent 2nd place with 1,132 units and 2.2% share. These two models are the only ones above 1,000 monthly sales and 2% share in March in Belgium, showing the extreme fragmentation of the market. The Hyundai ix35 continues to amaze and drops only one ranking on February to #4, the Kia Sportage is up 14 to #14, the Peugeot 2008 is back down 6 to #17 and the Skoda Fabia up 55 to #26.

Previous month: Belgium January 2014: Discover the All-models ranking!

One year ago: Belgium February 2013: Volkswagen #1, BMW and Hyundai shine

Full February 2014 Top 45 All-brands and Top 317 All-models Ranking Tables below.

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Belgium January 2014: Discover the All-models ranking!

March 4th, 2014 6 comments

Hyundai ix35 Belgium January 2014The Hyundai ix35 is the third most popular model in Belgium this month.

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My call for help on Belgium has been heard! Thanks to an anonymous BSCB admirer I can share with you today for the very first time an all-models ranking table including LCVs! Exciting times indeed. Below the VW Golf, traditional best-seller here at 1,519 units and 2.8%, the Belgian podium is unexpected this month: the Citroen Berlingo brilliantly takes the 2nd spot thanks to 1,112 sales and 2% share while the Hyundai ix35 is up to an amazing third position at 1,075 units and 2%.

Citroen C4 Picasso Belgium January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus,frThe Citroen C4 Picasso is up to #8 in January.

Notice also the Audi A3 at #6, the Fiat 500 at #7, Citroen C4 Picasso at #8, the Peugeot 2008 knocking at the Top 10′s door at #11 with 841 sales and 1.5%, the Dacia Sandero at #13, Skoda Octavia at #18, Renault Captur at #21, Dacia Duster at #22, BMW 5 Series at #25, Volvo V40 at #26, Mercedes CLA at #34 and the BMW 3 Series GT at #38.

Previous post: Belgium (brands) January 2014: Peugeot up to #2, BMW up to #4

Previous year: Belgium Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Renault Scenic on top

One year ago: Belgium January 2013: BMW up 60% to #2 ahead of Volkswagen!

Full January 2014 Top 319 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Belgium (brands) January 2014: Peugeot up to #2, BMW up to #4

February 7th, 2014 3 comments

Peugeot 2008 Belgium January 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.dePeugeot 2008

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The Belgian new car market is down 2% year-on-year in January to 49,584 registrations, and if Volkswagen keeps the lead of the brands ranking thanks to sales up 5% to 4,682 and 9.4% share, there is a lot of movement below. Potentially boosted by the success of the 2008, Peugeot climbs up to 2nd place overall with 4,014 units and 8.1% share, passing Renault at 3,799 sales and 7.7%, down a harsh 18% on January 2013. BMW loves January in Belgium: after ranking #2 last year it is up to an equally impressive 4th place in 2014 at 3,574 units and 7.2%. Mercedes is up 8% year-on-year to a strong 8th place at 5.5% share, Toyota is up 20% to #10, Dacia up 39% to #12, Chevrolet up 80% to #18 and Suzuki up 44% to #19. Finally, notice Maserati up 720% to #35 with 41 sales.

Previous post: Belgium Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Renault Scenic on top

Previous brands post: Belgium (brands) Full Year 2013: Volkswagen resists Renault assault

One year ago: Belgium January 2013: BMW up 60% to #2 ahead of Volkswagen!

Full January 2014 Top 44 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Belgium Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Renault Scenic on top

January 31st, 2014 No comments

VW Golf Belgium 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Golf

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My call out for help has been heard! Thanks to Staffan, I can now share with you the top selling models in Belgium for 2013: the VW Golf gets the crown with sales up 12%, followed by the Renault Scenic down 8% while the BMW 3 Series at #3 and Renault Clio at #4 are both up a spectacular 42% on 2013. But wait there’s even more impressive: the Fiat 500, in spite of its 6 years of age, jumps up 56% and 11 spots on 2012 to land in 5th place thanks to 10,745 sales and 2.2% share!

Previous Belgium post: Belgium (lease cars) Full Year 2013: BMW 3 Series in pole position

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Full Year 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Belgium (lease cars) Full Year 2013: BMW 3 Series in pole position

January 30th, 2014 7 comments

BMW 3 Series Belgium 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe BMW 3 Series is the most popular lease car in Belgium in 2013…

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Whereas there is still no overall models ranking for the Full Year 2012 for Belgium (if you have access to it, please get in touch!), I can share with you today a slightly different ranking for Belgium: the best-selling models through long-term lease. If the Renault Megane topped the charts last year, in 2013 the BMW 3 Series is the most popular with sales up 43% to 9,334. The Fiat 500 is up an even more impressive 79% and 8 spots to #2 and 8,794 units, while the VW Golf is up 18% but down one rank to round up the podium at #3.

Renault Scénic 2013. Picture courtesy of largus,fr…or is it the Renault Scenic?

However, like in 2012, the real winner here should actually be the Renault Scenic: along with the Grand Scenic counted separately in this ranking, it adds up to 9,384 units which would earn it the top spot. Notice also the Audi A3 up 10 spots and 41% to #5 and 5 new entrants in this year’s Top 20: the Volvo V40 landing directly at #11, the Renault Clio at #12, Mercedes A-Class at #14, Hyundai ix35 at #17 and Nissan Qashqai at #19.

Previous year: Belgium (lease cars) Full Year 2013: Renault Megane and Scenic shine

Full Year 2013 Top 20 lease cars models Ranking Table below.

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Belgium (brands) Full Year 2013: VW resists Renault assault

January 5th, 2014 1 comment

VW Golf Belgium 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frVolkswagen remains the best-selling brand in Belgium in 2013.

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December up 12% makes the Full Year 2013 Belgian new car market fall just short of 2012, down just 0.1% to 486,065 registrations. Renault leads the way in December thanks to 2,616 sales and 10.4% share, while great gainers include Opel up 59% to #3, Ford up 18% to #5, Citroen up 27% to #6, Dacia up 48% to #9 and Fiat & Nissan both up 27% to #11 and #13 respectively.

Over the Full Year, Volkswagen holds onto the brand pole position in spite of sales down 4% to 50,060 at 10.3% share while Renault is catching up, down just 1% to 45,652 units and 9.4%. In fact, the entire Top 5 brands are unchanged from last year, with Peugeot rounding up the podium at 8% share (-3%) followed by Citroen at 7% (-9%) and Opel at 6.9% (-4%). BMW gains one spot at #6, Mercedes is up 15% but stays #9, Hyundai is up 27% to break into the Top 10 at #10, Dacia is up 30% to #13 and Fiat up 17% to #14.

Previous month: Belgium November 2013: Hyundai, Skoda and Dacia resist in market down 11%

One year ago: Belgium Full Year 2012: Volkswagen, Renault and Peugeot on top

December Top 43 and Full Year 2013 Top 60 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Belgium November 2013: Hyundai, Skoda & Dacia resist in market down 11%

December 5th, 2013 No comments

Hyundai i30 Belgium November 2013Hyundai is the only carmaker in the Top 10 to gain ground year-on-year this month.

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Forgettable month for new car sales in Belgium: down 11% year-on-year to 32,023 registrations, meaning the year-to-date total is now down on 2012 at -0.7% to 460,984 units. Only a brands ranking available for Belgium, if you have access to any models data please make sure to get in touch by commenting on this article! The Top 3 carmakers are identical to last month and year-to-date: Volkswagen leads the way with 3,275 sales and 10.2%, down a harsh 25% on November 2012, followed by Renault at 3,104 units and 9.7% (-6%) and Peugeot at 2,509 and 7.8% (-13%).

Even though it is down 16% year-on-year, BMW is up one spot on October to land in 4th place with 2,203 sales and 6.9% share vs. #6 year-to-date. Only one Top 10 carmaker sees its sales improve year-on-year: Hyundai at +12% to #10. Notice also Skoda up 3 ranks on last month and 8% year-on-year to #11 and 3.6% vs. #16 and 3.1% year-to-date – potentially the new gen Octavia effect, Dacia up 20% to #12 and 3.6% and Suzuki up 44% to #20 and 1.1%.

Previous month: Belgium October 2013: Renault teases Volkswagen for #1 spot

One year ago: Belgium November 2012: Discover the Top 338 All-models ranking

Full November 2013 Top 50 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Belgium October 2013: Renault teases Volkswagen for #1 spot

November 5th, 2013 16 comments

Renault Clio IV Belgium October 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frRenault sales are up 8% this month in Belgium…

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Only brands data available for Belgium as usual, if you have access to any models data for this country please make sure to get in touch! The Belgian new car market is down 6% year-on-year in October to 39,490 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 428,961 units, up only 382 sales or 0.09% on 2012! Volkswagen is the most popular carmaker in the country this month, just: with 3,998 sales and 10.1% share, down 17% on October 2012, it is only 35 units above Renault, up 8% to 3,963 sales and 10% share. Both the Clio IV and Captur have a lot to do with this result.

VW Golf Belgium October 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.fr…whereas Volkswagen is down 17%.

Peugeot is also strong (2008 anyone?) at 3,700 units and 9.4% share vs. 8% year-to-date, but it is down 2% on a particularly high October 2012. Other great performers this month include BMW up 7% to #5, Toyota up 6% to #10, Hyundai up a huge 33% to #11, Seat up 13% to #18, Suzuki up 24% to #19, Land Rover up 20% to #21, Mazda up 48% to #22 and Subaru up 133% to #29.

Previous month: Belgium September 2013: Renault and Hyundai impress

One year ago:  Belgium October 2012: Volkswagen #1, Audi, BMW and Mercedes up

Full October 2013 Top 45 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Belgium September 2013: Renault and Hyundai impress

October 5th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Captur Belgium September 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frRenault sales are up 42% in Belgium in September.

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Once again I can only share with you a brands ranking for Belgium, if you have access to models data please make sure to get in touch! Good news coming from Belgium in September with new car sales up 4% year-on-year to 34,890 registrations, which means the year-to-date total is now up 0.7% at 389,471 units. Volkswagen remains the most popular carmaker in the country in spite of sales down 7% to 3,877 units and 11.1% share, while the next two brands are delivering excellent results: Renault is up 42% to 3,007 sales and 8.6% and Peugeot is up 20% to 2,889 units and 8.3%.

Hyundai Santa Fe Belgium September 2013. Picture courtesy of whatcar.comHyundai is up 76% in September.

I don’t think I’m taking too many risks in saying this is the result of a successful launch for the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 and continuing strong sales for the Clio IV and 208. Other great performers in Belgium this month include BMW up 26% to #5, Mercedes up 19% to #8, Hyundai up a whopping 76% year-on-year to #9 and 5% share vs. 3.8% year-to-date and Tesla starting to deliver a few orders at #31 with 50 units sold vs. just one a year ago.

Previous month: Belgium August 2013: Mercedes and Renault in great shape

One year ago: Belgium September 2012: VW Golf, Renault Megane and Scenic on top

Full September 2013 Top 40 Ranking Table below.

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