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Austria July 2015: Volkswagen Group places 7 models in Top 8

August 14th, 2015 No comments

VW Bus T6 Austria July 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deIn the wake of the 6th generation (pictured), the VW Bus is up to #8 in July.

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The Austrian new car market is up a very dynamic 9% year-on-year in July to 26.917 registrations, bringing the year-to-date tally to 188.550 units, now down just 1.5% on 2014. Volkswagen manages to outpace the market at +10% to 4.388 sales and 16.3% while Opel is up a fantastic 22% in 2nd place at 2.191 units and 8.1%, distancing Skoda (-8%) and Audi (+5%) both at 6.2% of the market. Below and by order of sales, Seat (+20%), Mercedes (+36%), Fiat (+65%), Mazda (+57%), Volvo (+45%), Jeep (up 3-fold) and Porsche (+61%) all shine. Model-wise, the Volkswagen Group confirms it has an even tighter hold in Austria than at home in Germany, placing no less than 7 models inside the July Top 8. The VW Golf dominates as usual above the Polo, the Seat Ibiza compensating a weak June result (outside the Top 30) by a third position in July, Skoda Octavia, VW Tiguan, with the Skoda Fabia at #7 (-5) and the VW Bus at #8 (+5). The Fiat 500 family (#6), Hyundai ix35 (#9) and Ford Focus (#10) are the only non-VAG nameplates in the Austrian Top 10 this month. Finally, notice the Audi Q3 up to #16 and the Mazda3 leaping up to #19.

Previous month: Austria June 2015: Skoda Fabia and Ford Fiesta shoot up

One year ago: Austria July 2014: Hyundai i20 up to #2, Audi A4 shines

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Colombia July 2015: Renault catches up on Chevy in stabilising market

August 14th, 2015 No comments

Renault Clio Colombia July 2015Renault sales are up 12% year-on-year in Colombia despite an ageing range.

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After two consecutive months in hell at -16% (April and May), Colombian new car sales seem to be stabilising: -3% in June, and now -4% in July to 26.608 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 162.309 units, down 5.5% on 2014. Chevrolet takes a beating at -16% but stays on top of the brands ranking with 23.1% share, while Renault, despite still selling previous generations Clio, Sandero and Logan, is up 12% to 18.1% share. Kia (+1%), Nissan (+23%) and Ford (-13%) follow while Mazda (+96%), Suzuki (+67%) and Mercedes (+23%) lodge the largest year-on-year gains. All Chinese carmakers in the Top 30 take a plunge: Chery (-27%), JAC (-34%), Dongfeng (-22%), Foton (-43%) and Great Wall (-11%).

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Colombia 1st Half 2015: Discover the Top 10 best-selling models

August 11th, 2015 No comments

Chevrolet Sail Colombia June 2015. Picture courtesy youtube.comChevrolet Sail Selección Colombia

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We can now share with you the 10 most popular models in Colombia over the First Half of 2015. Despite sales down 1%, the Chevrolet Sail remains the best-selling nameplate in the country with over 2.500 additional deliveries than the #2, the Renault Sandero (+16%) while the Chevrolet Spark GT rounds up the podium with sales down 24%. Notice the Ford Fiesta (+14%), Chevrolet Spark (+44%), Mazda3 (+352%) and Nissan March (+35%) all improving frankly year-on-year.

Previous post: Colombia June 2015: Chevrolet leads, Mazda doubles sales

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2014: Chevrolet Sail tops record market

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Colombia June 2015: Chevrolet leads, Mazda doubles sales

July 14th, 2015 2 comments

Mazda3 Colombia June 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comMazda is up 126% year-on-year in Colombia in June.

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Good news coming from Colombia: the market slows its year-on-year fall drastically at just -3% in June vs. -16% in May to 23.082 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 135.701 units, down 6% on 2014. Chevrolet drops faster than the market at -6% but remains on top by far at 5.490 sales and 23.8% share vs. 24.3% year-to-date. Renault is up 4% to 15.9% in 2nd place, above Kia (-14%), Nissan (+13%) and Ford (-10%). Once again Mazda defies logic with sales up a gargantuan 126% to 1.300 units and 5.6% share in 6th place, while Suzuki is up 65% to #9, Dodge up 23% to #13 and Hino up 43% to #15.

Previous month: Colombia May 2015: Mazda and Suzuki stay afloat in market down 16%

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2014: Chevrolet Sail tops record market

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Colombia May 2015: Mazda & Suzuki stay afloat in market down 16%

June 29th, 2015 No comments

Mazda2 Colombia May 2015. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auMazda sales are up a fantastic 52% year-on-year in May in Colombia.

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The Colombian new car market is falling deeper and deeper into recession with sales down a depressing 16% again in May to 22.513 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 6% on 2014 to 113.216 units. Chevrolet bucks the negative trend with sales up 1% year-on-year in May to 6.035 units for a strong 26.8% market share vs. 24.2% so far in 2015 (-10%), Renault (-15%), Kia (-23%) and Nissan (-24%) all tumble down while Mazda (+52%) and Suzuki (+16%) deliver outstanding performances inside the Top 10. Toyota (-52%), Hyundai (-38%), Ford (-36%) and Volkswagen (-32%) are the hardest hit. Outside the Top 10, notice Mercedes up 15%, Foton up 4% and Subaru up a gigantic 168%.

Previous month: Colombia April 2015: Kia Sportage on podium, market down 16%

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2014: Chevrolet Sail tops record market

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Colombia April 2015: Kia Sportage on podium, market down 16%

May 23rd, 2015 No comments

Kia Sportage Colombia April 2015. Picture courtesy carsguide.com.auKia Sportage

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Colombia is a new monthly update on BSCB, and after January up 5%, February down 4% and March up 2%, April sales tumble down 16% year-on-year to just 21.862 units, pulling the year-to-date total into negative at -4% and 90.703 units. 2015 may not be another record year for Colombian new car sales after all. The models rankings shows a rather unusual instability apart from the top 2 best-sellers – the Chevrolet Spark/Spark GT and Chevrolet Sail: the Kia New Sportage jumps to an outstanding 3rd position (vs. #29 in 2014) while the Kia New Rio is up to #4 vs. #19 last year. Over the first 4 months of the year however, Renault places 3 nameplates inside the Top 5: the Sandero (5.204 sales), Duster (3.905) and Logan (3.280).

JAC Veloce Cross Colombia April 2015. Picture courtesy latercera.comJAC is now the 2nd best-selling Chinese brand in Colombia below Chery.

Brand-wise, Chevrolet keeps the lead by far despite sales down 25% in April and 13% year-to-date, while Renault improves its share at -10% and +4% to 16.5%. Kia, Hyundai and Nissan follow but inside the Top 10 it’s Mazda (+27%) and Suzuki (+35% in April, +42% this year) that impress the most, while Toyota (-27%) and Volkswagen (-21%) are the worst performers so far in 2015. Chery remains the top-selling Chinese manufacturer at #12 in April (-32%) and #11 year-to-date (-9%) but Foton now follows (#13), overtaking JAC (#14) with Dongfeng at #16.

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Colombia Full Year 2014: Chevrolet Sail tops record market

May 21st, 2015 No comments

Renault Duster Colombia 2014. Picture courtesy renault.com.coRenault Duster

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Only an All-brands and Top 5 models rankings are available for now for Colombia, if you have access to more detailed data for the Full Year 2014 please get in touch. Thanks to registrations up a solid 12% on 2013, the Colombian new vehicle market hits a new all-time record in 2014 at 328.529 units, edging past the previous record of 2011 (324.570). Chevrolet remains the most popular manufacturer in the country but sees its market share thaw a bit to 25.2% with sales up 8%. The American manufacturer is followed by Renault up 16%, Kia up 11% and Ford up 24%. Nissan (+5%), Hyundai (-6%) and Toyota (-4%) all lose market share this year, while Suzuki shoots up 73% to break into the annual Top 10 at #10.

Chevrolet Sail Colombia 2014. Picture courtesy autojunction.inThe Chevrolet Sail is the best-selling vehicle in Colombia in 2014.

JAC remains the best-selling Chinese carmaker in Colombia despite sales down 20% at #13, but is now threatened by Foton at #14 (+57%) and Dongfeng at #15 (+40%).Model-wise, the Chevrolet Sail lodges a second consecutive month atop the ranking thanks to sales up 21% to 20.515 units, with the Renault Sandero (+17%) remaining 2nd. The Chevrolet Spark GT (+42%) is up 4 spots to land on the last step of the podium, while the Renault Duster (+26%), Kia Picanto/Eko (+21%) and Ford Fiesta (+54%) also perform well within the Top 10.

Chevrolet N300 Colombia 2014The Chevrolet N3oo is the best-selling “Chinese” model in Colombia…

Chery Y380 Colombia 2014…followed by the Chery Y380.

Notice the Renault Clio up 62% to 311, the Kia Rio Spice up 34% to #18, the Ford Ecosport up 54% to #26, Suzuki Swift up 186% to #32 and the Mazda CX-5 doubling its sales year-on-year to #35. Even though it is called Chevrolet N300 in Colombia, the Wuling Rongguang is the best-selling Chinese vehicle in the country once again in 2014 thanks to 3.586 sales at #22, followed by the Chery Van/Y380 at #36, Chery Tiggo at #43 and Dongfeng C37/V25/V29 van at #44.

Kia Eko Taxi Colombia 2014Kia Eko Taxi

Another specificity of the Colombian new car market is the fact that taxis are sold under different nameplates. The best-seller in this segment is the Hyundai City (aka i10) with 5.465 sales ahead of the Kia Eko (aka Picanto) at 3.841, Hyundai Super Pony (aka Accent) at 1.346, Chevrolet Chronos (aka Spark) at 925 and JAC HFC (aka J5) at 835. Colombia is the only country in the world to use these nameplates.

Previous post: Colombia 1st Half 2014: Chevrolet Spark takes the lead

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Sail takes the lead

Two years ago: Colombia Full Year 2012: Renault Sandero snaps up top spot

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Colombia First Half 2014: Chevrolet Spark takes the lead

August 29th, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Spark Colombia June 2014Chevrolet Spark GT

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For the first time on BSCB I can share with you an all-models ranking for Colombia, even including medium and heavy commercial vehicles! These add up to no less than 448 models… The Colombian new car market is up 3% year-on-year over the First Half of 2014 to 144,142 registrations, which could indicate a Full Year 2014 above 300,000 units as the Second Half is traditionally stronger in Colombia. There is a (rare) change of leadership in the models ranking: the Chevrolet Spark overtakes the Sail to lead the way over the period thanks to sales up 15% to 9,038 units and 6.3% share vs. 8,580 and 6% for the Sail, leader over the Full Year 2013. Keep in mind however that the Spark sales figures include the previous generation (named Spark Life) as well as the current one (Spark GT) in Colombia.

Renault Duster Colombia June 2014The Renault Duster is up to #4 in Colombia this year.

Renault places 3 models in the Top 6 like one year ago, but in a different order: the Sandero rounds up the podium once again with 6,948 sales and 4.8% share, the Duster is up two spots to #4 and 5,451 units and the Logan is down two to #6, just above the Chevrolet Tracker stable at #7. Excellent performance of the Kia Picanto up 64% to 5th place, as well as the Ford Fiesta up 46% to #8, Kia Rio up 20% to #9 and Hyundai i10 up 185% to #10. Notice also the Kia Sportage up 119% to #12, Renault Clio up 82% to #14, Ford Escape up 42% to #19 and the Kia Cerato up 80% to #27.

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One year ago: Colombia First Half 2013: Chevrolet Sail new leader, Tracker in Top 10

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Colombia 6 months 2014 (brands): Chevrolet, Renault and Kia on top

July 23rd, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Sail Colombia June 2014Chevrolet Sail

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Thanks to Juan Felipe I can now share with you brands data for the first half of 2014 in Colombia, when the market grew 3% year-on-year to 143,900 units. Hopefully models data will follow shortly. The Top 7 best-selling manufacturers are unchanged compared to the same period last year but evolve in different ways. Chevrolet stays ahead by far in spite of sales down 1% to 36,349 and 25.3% market share, Renault is up a splendid 13% to 21,806 and 15.2% and Kia up 7% to 14,497 sales, now above 10% market share at 10.1%. Notice also Ford up 22% at #6, Mazda up 16% to #8, Suzuki up 53% to #10, Mercedes up 60% to #12 and Dongfeng up 40% to #14. Chinese manufacturers are led by Chery (#11) and follow the market at +3% to 9,296 units and 6.5% share vs. 6.4% one year ago.

Previous post: Colombia Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Sail takes the lead

One year ago: Colombia 6 months 2013: Chevrolet Sail new leader, Tracker in Top 10

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Colombia: 1990-2014 Historical Data now available

May 28th, 2014 No comments
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