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Belgium June 2015: Renault Scénic leaps to pole position

July 28th, 2015 2 comments

Renault Scenic Belgium June 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Scénic is the best-selling model in Belgium in June.

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It’s a very dynamic new car market in Belgium with sales up 17% year-on-year in June to 55.900 units including commercials. This means the year-to-date total halfway through 2015 is now in positive territory, up 2% on 2014 to 325.087 units. The Renault Scénic brilliantly takes the top spot this month thanks to sales up an astounding 454% year-on-year to 1.717 deliveries and 3.1% share. It is the 2nd time this year after February that the Scénic is the best-selling nameplate in Belgium, enjoying a much greater success here than at home in neighbouring France. The Scénic is however still #2 year-to-date below the VW Golf at 7.662 deliveries vs. 8.379.

Mercedes C Class Belgium June 2015The Mercedes C-Class ranks 5th in Belgium this month.

The VW Polo is up 147% in June to land in third position and is now #6 YTD, Mercedes C-Class more than doubles its sales year-on-year to 869, earning it a fantastic 5th position, the Mercedes Sprinter is up 146% to #8, the Hyundai ix35 up 54% to #10, the VW Passat up 136% to #12, the Citroen C4 Picasso up 72% to #16 and the Mercedes CLA up 101% to #30. Further down, the Renault Espace is up 5-fold on the old model a year ago and 81 spots on May to #57, while the Fiat 500X (#78) and Land Rover Discovery Sport (#97) mark a pause. The four nameplates launched last month climb the ladder while remaining at discreet levels: the Renault Kadjar is up to #175, the Opel Karl up to #187, Mazda CX-3 up to #190 and Jaguar XE up to #213.

Previous month: Belgium May 2015: Photo finish for VW Golf, Renault Scénic and Clio

One year ago: Belgium June 2014: Renault Mégane #1, Captur on podium

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Belgium May 2015: Photo finish for VW Golf, Renault Scénic & Clio

July 1st, 2015 1 comment

Renault Scenic Belgium May 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frBelgian Renault Scenic sales are up 4-fold year-on-year in May.

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The Belgian new car market is down 3% year-on-year in May to 46.335 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 269.187 units, down 0.7% on 2014. A photo finish was needed this month for the Top 3 best-selling models: only 22 units separate the #1 (VW Golf – 1.240 sales) from the #3 (Renault Clio – 1.218 deliveries) with the Renault Scenic up 4-fold on a particularly disastrous May 2014 to 2nd place with 1.227 units. This month’s Top 3 reflects the year-to-date order as well. The Peugeot 308 follows thanks to sales up a stunning 44% year-on-year, with the Opel Astra up 20 spots on April to #8 and the Citroen C4 Picasso up 60% year-on-year to #9 the other great performers in the Top 10.

Mercedes Sprinter Belgium May 2015The Mercedes Sprinter is up to a fantastic 13th spot in Belgium this month.

Further down, the Dacia Sandero (+38%), Fiat 500 (+30%), BMW 4 Series (+71%) and Ford Mondeo (+114%) lodge spectacular year-on-year gains while Mercedes delivers a triple win with the Sprinter (+87%) up to a stunning 13th spot, the C-Class (+70%) and the CLA (+54%). A handful of recent launches continue to climb the ladder: the Fiat 500X is up to #75, the Suzuki Vitara up to #87 and the Land Rover Discovery Sport up to #90. We also welcome no less than four new nameplates in the Belgian ranking this month: the Jaguar XE at #253, the Mazda CX-3 at #269, Renault Kadjar at #270 and the Opel Karl at #293.

Previous month: Belgium April 2015: Ford Focus and Volvo V40 shoot up

One year ago: Belgium June 2014: Renault Mégane #1, Captur on podium

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Belgium April 2015: Ford Focus and Volvo V40 shoot up

May 28th, 2015 No comments

Volvo V40 Belgium April 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frVolvo V40

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The Belgian new car market including Commercials is down 1% year-on-year in April to 58.194 registrations, shifting the year-to-date total into negative territory at -0.07% on 2014 to 222.852 units. The VW Golf is back in charge of a market it has been dominating since 2010 with 1.826 sales in April (3.1%) and 5.843 year-to-date (2.6%) above the Renault Scenic and Clio, also reflecting the 2015 order. Renault places a third nameplate inside the Belgian Top 6 this month: the Megane at #6 vs. #16 year-to-date but #4 in 2014. Outside the podium, no nameplate achieves 2% market share, cementing Belgium as the most fragmented new car market in the world below Switzerland. The Audi A3 remains very solid at #4 as does the Peugeot 308 at #5, the Ford Focus is up 17 ranks on March to #11, the Volvo V40 up 10 to #14 and the Dacia Duster up 11 to #15.

Previous post: Belgium February 2015: Renault Scenic jumps to top spot

One year ago: Belgium April 2014: Renault Mégane and Citroen C4 impress

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Belgium February 2015: Renault Scénic jumps to top spot

April 4th, 2015 No comments

Renault Scénic Belgium February 2015. Picture courtesy of largus,frThe Renault Scénic is the best-selling model in Belgium in February.

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Belgian new car sales are up by a dynamic 8% year-on-year in February to 49,631 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 102,623 units, up 7% on 2014. The Belgian market is getting more and more fragmented each year, with all nameplates below 2.4% share this month and the Renault Scénic jumping up 7 spots on January to pole position with 1,131 sales and 2.3%, above the VW Golf and Renault Clio both at 2.1%. In 2nd place for two months in a row, the Golf earns the year-to-date top spot so far with 2,285 sales and 2.2%. The Hyundai ix35 is up 5 ranks to an astounding 4th place, the Mercedes C-Class maintains itself inside the Top 10 best-sellers at #9, the Peugeot 2008 is up 7 to #10, the VW Passat up 30 to #13, Kia Sportage up 22 to #16 and the Dacia Sandero is up 13 to #18.

Previous month: Belgium January 2015: Audi A3 takes the lead

One year ago: Belgium February 2014: Renault Scenic up to 2nd place

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Belgium January 2015: Audi A3 takes the lead

February 27th, 2015 No comments

Audi A3 Belgium January 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Audi A3 flamboyantly takes the lead of the Belgian models ranking in January.

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The Belgian new car market is down 4% year-on-year in January to 52,992 registrations including LCV. Big surprise atop the models ranking: the Audi A3 jumps 16 spots on December to simply take the overall lead thanks to 1,234 sales and 2.3% share, that’s 11 units above its “mass-market” sister the VW Golf down to #2. As a reminder, the A3 ranked #7 over the Full Year 2014 in Belgium and could aim at a podium ranking in 2015. The A3 hatch/sedan sales split for January is 71/29. With only 4 nameplates securing at least 2% share, the Belgian market is one of the most fragmented in the world and logically sees large variations month-on-month.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Belgium January 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frBMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Below the Renault Clio and Opel Corsa, the Mercedes C-Class shines at #5 as does the Peugeot 308 at #7 while the Volvo V40 is up 16 ranks on last month to crack the Top 10 at #10. Further down, the BMW 1 Series is up 28 spots to #13, the Hyundai i20 up 41 to #21, the Mini up 32 to #22, BMW 4 Series up 32 to #28 and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer up 60 ranks to break into the Belgian Top 50 for the first time at #47.

Previous post: Belgium Full Year 2014: VW Golf, BMW 3 Series and Renault Clio lead

One year ago: Belgium January 2014: Discover the All-models ranking

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Belgium Full Year 2014: VW Golf, BMW 3 Series and Clio lead

January 31st, 2015 No comments

BMW 3 Series Belgium 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe BMW 3 Series ranks #2 in Belgium this year.

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Very stable new car market in Belgium in 2014: down 0.6% to 482,939 registrations, 537,964 including LCVs. Volkswagen is master in command once again despite sales down 2% to 49,103 deliveries for a 10.2% market share. The 3 Frenchies follow like in 2013: Renault (-3%), Peugeot (-1%) and Citroen (-5%) while BMW gains one spot thanks to sales actually up 1% on 2013 to 32,012, overtaking Opel (-5%). Audi is up 2%, Mercedes up 3%, Hyundai and Toyota both up 7%, Skoda up 14% to #12, Dacia up 3%, Volvo up 4%, Suzuki up 17%, Porsche up 53%, Jeep up 104%, Tesla up 252% and Maserati up 453%.

Hyundai ix35 Belgium 2014The Hyundai ix35 cracks the annual Belgian Top 10 for the first time.

The VW Golf remains the most popular nameplate in the country by far with 16,078 sales and 3% share, illustrating the extreme fragmentation of the Belgian new car market: the Golf is the only nameplate above 1.9% market share. The BMW 3 Series at 10,409 units and Renault Clio at 10,373 sales shine on the podium, followed by the Renault Mégane, VW Polo, Renault Scénic and Audi A3 while the Hyundai ix35 delivers its first-ever annual Top 10 ranking in Belgium at #10. Notice also the Peugeot 2008 at #18, Renault Captur at #21, Dacia Duster at #23, BMW 1 Series at #24 and Volvo V40 at #26.

Previous month: Belgium November 2014: Renault Kangoo and Hyundai ix35 up

One year ago (models): Belgium Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Renault Scénic on top

One year ago (brands): Belgium (brands) Full Year 2013: Volkswagen resists Renault assault

Two years ago (brands): Belgium Full Year 2012: Volkswagen, Renault and Peugeot on top

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Belgium November 2014: Renault Kangoo and Hyundai ix35 up

December 27th, 2014 No comments

Renault Kangoo Belgium November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frRenault Kangoo

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Sales of new light vehicle in Belgium add up to 33,647 in November and 507,066 year-to-date, including Light Commercial Vehicles. Volkswagen manages an impressive 1-2 with the Golf in the lead both in November at 3.1% share and year-to-date at 3% and the Polo at #2 this month thanks to 743 sales and 2.2%. In third position, the Opel Corsa continues to benefit from discounted prices on the outgoing generation while the Renault Kangoo (up 7 spots on October to #4) and the Hyundai ix35 (up 8 to #5) are the stars of the Belgian Top 10. Notice also the Skoda Octavia up 8 to #8 and the Peugeot 308 holding its rank among the 10 most popular nameplates in Belgium at #9.

Hyundai ix35 Belgium November 2014Hyundai ix35

Further down, the Ford Focus is up 11 ranks on last month to #15, the Mercedes C-Class is at #19 vs. #35 YTD, the VW Tiguan is up 24 to #20, the VW Golf Sportsvan ranks #38 vs. #110 YTD, the Peugeot 108 breaks into the Belgian Top 50 for the first time at #49, the Citroen C4 Cactus retreats to #66 after ranking #53 in October and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is up 40 spots to #77. Among other recent launches, the Nissan Pulsar is up 75 ranks on October to #128, the Ford Ecosport up 12 to #152, the Lexus NX up 38 to #156, the Jeep Renegade down 10 to #172 and the Smart Forfour lands at #176.

Previous post: Belgium September 2014: Fiat 500 flies up to #4

One year ago: Belgium November 2013: Hyundai, Skoda and Dacia resist in market down 11%

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Belgium September 2014: Fiat 500 flies up to #4

November 4th, 2014 No comments

Fiat 500 Belgium Belgium September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frFiat 500

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40,445 new light vehicles found a new home in Belgium in September, bringing the year-to-date total to 430,703 units. The VW Golf holds onto the pole position by a large margin thanks to 1,231 sales and 3% share, the only model to sell over 1,000 units this month in the country. Once again a very volatile models ranking in September mainly due to its extreme fragmentation: the Opel Corsa at 2.1% share is the only other model to hold more than 2% of the Belgian market this month, due to runout prices on the outgoing generation. It ranks #13 YTD. The Renault Scénice also gets a boost, rounding up the podium at 2% share but the best performance in September goes to the Fiat 500, shooting up 12 spots on August to land at a brilliant 4th place with 739 sales and 1.8%. Like in neighbouring France where the 500 is also evolving at record heights, these figures do not include the 500L and make the performance even more impressive. Other great performers include the Toyota Yaris up to #10, VW Golf Sportsvan up to #17, Mercedes C-Class up to #24 and the Citroen C4 Cactus up 47 ranks on last month to #35.

Previous month: Belgium August 2014: Audi A3 shoots up to 2nd place

One year ago: Belgium October 2013: Renault teases Volkswagen for #1 spot

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Belgium August 2014: Audi A3 shoots up to 2nd place

October 2nd, 2014 4 comments

Audi A3 Belgium August 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frAudi A3

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32,086 new light vehicles found a buyer in Belgium in August, bringing the year-to-date total to 390,258. The VW Golf continues to reign supreme over the models ranking thanks to 1,017 sales and 3.2% this month and 11,346 year-to-date, but the hero of the month is without a doubt the Audi A3, up two spots on July and on its year-to-date ranking to land at a fantastic 2nd place with 642 units sold for a 2% market share. Yes, Belgium is one of the most fragmented car market in the world (along with Switzerland), one of the reasons for this being that this country does not have a major home manufacturer their nationals can be loyal to.

Mini Belgium August 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Mini is #8 in Belgium in August.

The Renault Clio rounds up the podium at 1.9% share, ahead of the Peugeot 308 up to an excellent 4th position vs. #15 year-to-date and the Renault Scenic down 3 spots on July to #5 but still ahead of its #8 year-to-date spot. Notice also the Mini up a huge 19 ranks to #8 vs. #44 year-to-date thanks to the new generation, the Skoda Octavia up to #13 vs. #23, the Mercedes A-Class up to #17 vs. #29, Mercedes CLA up to a superb 20th spot with 1.1% market share vs. #42 year-to-date and the BMW X5 up 36 ranks on last month to #41 vs. #95 so far in 2014.

Previous post: Belgium June 2014: Renault Mégane #1, Captur on podium

One year ago: Belgium August 2013: Mercedes and Renault in great shape

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Belgium June 2014: Renault Mégane #1, Captur on podium

July 31st, 2014 No comments

Renault Captur Belgium June 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frRenault Captur

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Including commercial vehicles, 47,780 new cars found a buyer in Belgium in June, adding up to 318,746 halfway through 2014. The Belgian models ranking is once again rather unique this month: the Renault Mégane confirms the sales surge observed in April when it led the market and after dropping to a still very impressive 2nd spot in May it ranks #1 once again in May thanks to 1,382 sales and 2.9% vs. 1,333 and 2.8% for the VW Golf. The Golf however keeps the lead year-to-date by far at 9,228 units and 2.9% vs. 6,767 and 2.1% for the Mégane. But the big surprise comes in third place: after breaking into the European Top 10 for the first time in May, the Renault Captur brilliantly delivers its first podium ranking in Belgium with 925 sales and 1.9%, outselling the Clio at #4 and 855 units.

Peugeot 308 Belgium June 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frPeugeot 308

An entire batch of models also lodge outstanding results this month in Belgium: the Peugeot 308, boosted by the new generation and potentially the station wagon variant now spreading in dealerships across the country, is up 13 spots on May to #7, the Opel Corsa is up 10 to #8, the Skoda Octavia up 18 to #9, Renault Kangoo up 21 to #10 and Opel Mokka up 22 to a best-ever #13 vs. #39 year-to-date. Notice also the Peugeot 2008 dropping to #16 (after a record #8 ranking in May) which is still above the 208 at #20, the Mercedes GLA up to #62, the Tesla Model S up 52 to #126 and the Mercedes V-Class landing at #198.

Previous post: Belgium April 2014: Renault Mégane and Citroen C4 impress

One year ago: Belgium June 2013: Volkswagen edges past Renault, Opel #3

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