Denmark May 2017: Volkswagen up 26%, places four models in Top 5

The VW Up is back up to 2nd place in Denmark in May. 

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After receding 11% in April, the Danish new car market is back to galloping ahead in May, up 5% to 22.300 units which leads to an all-time record five months score of 99.832 registrations, up 7% on the same period in 2016. At this rate, new car sales in Denmark are headed towards an incredible 7th consecutive record year. Volkswagen remains the most popular carmaker in the country and sees its deliveries soar 29% in May to 13.6% market share. Peugeot (+7%) follows at a distance at 9.4% while Toyota (-0.1%) rounds up a podium identical to the year-to-date ranking. Skoda (+19%) jumps two spots on April to #4 and Renault (+8%) is up four to #5. Below, Citroen (+27%), Suzuki (+29%), Mercedes (+47%), Nissan (+38%), Dacia (+39%) and Volvo (+41%) all post spectacular gains.

In spite of deliveries down 18%, the Peugeot 208 is once again the best-selling nameplate in Denmark with a 4.1% share this ,month. It is followed by no less than four Volkswagens: the Up is up 13% to #2, the Golf is up 83% to #3, the Passat up 23% to #4 and the Polo up 32% to #5. Inside the Top 10, the Nissan Qashqai (+44%) and Hyundai i10 (+50%) shine while outside, the Skoda Citigo (+77%), Citroen C3 (+141%) and Peugeot 2008 (+223%) are among the most dynamic.

Previous month: Denmark April 2017: Volkswagen and Suzuki up in market down 11%

One year ago: Denmark May 2016: On track for a 6th consecutive record year

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Denmark April 2017: Volkswagen and Suzuki up in market down 11%

The Suzuki Ignis is getting close to a Top 10 ranking in Denmark.

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New car sales in Denmark mark a pause in April at -11% to 17.610 registrations, yet thanks to a great start of the year the year-to-date tally remains in positive territory at +7.5% to a record 77.531 units. Market leader Volkswagen goes against the grain with a 21% year-on-year gain to 14.3% share thanks to the Polo (+64%), Touran (+28%) and Tiguan (+7650%). The next five brands all decline: Peugeot (-17%), Toyota (-23%), Ford (-2%), Citroen (-12%) and Skoda (-14%). Sin fact, Suzuki is the only other brand in the Top 10 to manage to gain ground at +40%. Further down, Seat (+8%), Mercedes (+11%), Jaguar (+14%), DS (+62%), Land Rover (+82%) and Alfa Romeo (+182%) are among the rare other manufacturer posting a year-on-year increase. The Peugeot 208 remains the best-selling nameplate in the country despite a 7% drop, distancing the VW Polo, Opel Astra (+12%) and VW Up (-14%). The Citroen C3 shines at +24% in 7th place thanks to the new generation but the performer of the month is the Suzuki Ignis rising to 14th place vs. #50 so far this year, with the Suzuki Baleno also an instant hit in Denmark at #17.

Previous post: Denmark February 2017: Renault up 86% in market up 6%

One year ago: Denmark April 2016: Peugeot 208 dominant in record market

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Denmark February 2017: Renault up 86% in market up 6%

The Renault Clio is up to 5th place in Denmark in February.

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There’s nothing stopping new car sales in Denmark, up another 6% year-on-year in February to 17.622 after surging 19% in January, lifting the year-to-date tally up 12% year-to-date to a record 37.156 units. Volkswagen leads the brands ranking at 13.3% share above Peugeot at 12.3% while Renault shoots up 86% year-on-year to 1.238 sales and 7% and 9 spots on January to third place. Toyota, Opel and Skoda follow and are the only carmaker with a four-digit sales figure for Denmark this month. Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 cements its domination with a strong 975 sales, distancing the Nissan Qashqai, VW Up and VW Polo while the Renault Clio is up 17 ranks on January to #5. Among recent launches, the Suzuki Baleno remains inside the Top 10 and the Fiat Tipo is up 81 spots on last month to #75.

Previous month: Denmark January 2017: Volkswagen up 65%, Suzuki Baleno up to #10

One year ago:  Denmark January-February 2016: Peugeot 208 topples VW Up

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Denmark January 2017: Volkswagen up 65%, Suzuki Baleno up to #10

Suzuki Baleno

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New car sales in Denmark are up a whopping 19% year-on-year in January to 19.540 registrations. Market leader Volkswagen beats the market with a 65% surge to 14.2% share vs. 11.8% over the FY2016, ahead of Peugeot up 28% to 13% share. Suzuki is up 65% to #5, Nissan up 82% to #8 and Mercedes up 39% to #13, with Alfa Romeo (+178%) and Land Rover (+113%) also impressive whereas DS (-41%) and Dacia (-42%) struggle. The Peugeot 208 soars 57% to cement its leadership position with 1.227 sales and 6.3%, distancing the VW Up (+18%), Polo (+81%), Hyundai i10 (+46%) and Nissan Qashqai (+103%). The VW Golf (+132%), Opel Astra (+137%), VW Passat (+261%), Peugeot 2008 (+249%), Nissan Micra (+359%), Mercedes E-Class (+292%) and Peugeot 3008 (+2190%) take off. Among recent launches, the Suzuki Baleno reaches a best-ever #11 and the Toyota C-HR lands at #29 with 220 sales.

Previous post: Denmark Full Year 2016: Peugeot 208 ends VW Up reign in record market

One year ago: Denmark January-February 2016: Peugeot 208 topples VW Up

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Denmark Full Year 2016: Peugeot 208 ends VW Up reign in record market

Peugeot 208 Denmark 2016The Peugeot 208 is the best-selling vehicle in Denmark in 2016.

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Nothing can stop the Danish new car market: up for the seventh consecutive year and hitting an all-time record for an incredible six years in a row at 223.168 units (+7.4%). 1986, with 169.386 sales, is the seventh best sales year according to Bilimp.dk. Some elements that helped spruce up the sales again this year are the reduction of the highest car tax rate from 180% to 150% (!) in late 2015 that continued to have an impact into this year, and the “scale crack” increase so that fewer cars will pay the highest tax rate. Volkswagen widens the gap with the rest of the market with a 18% increase to improve its market share by one percentage point at 11.8%, ahead of Peugeot at 9.9% (+5%), Toyota at 7.5% (+13%) and Renault at 6.5% (+20%). Opel (+33%), Audi (+21%), Mercedes (+36%), Dacia (+28%), Volvo (+22%), Honda (+21%) and Jaguar (+72%) shine but Mitsubishi (-46%) and Tesla (-94%) implode.

Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 ends four consecutive years of VW Up reign with a frank 18% improvement to 9.381 sales vs. 7.361 (-7%) for last year’s leader. The Peugeot 308 (+11%), VW Polo (+24%) and Toyota Yaris (+18%) all post double-digit gains, sending the Toyota Aygo (-6%) down from #2 in 2015 to #6 this year. Thanks to the new model, the Opel Astra shoots up 272% and 38 spots year-on-year to land at #7. Other great improvers include the VW Passat up 39%, the Nissan Qashqai up 23%, Opel Karl up 88% and VW Touran up 146%. The Suzuki Baleno (#41), Renault Talisman (#106), Seat Ateca (#135) and Ford Ka+ (#137) lead newcomers for 2016.

Previous post: Denmark November 2016: Opel Astra shines in market > 200.000 units

Previous year: Denmark Full Year 2015: 5th straight record year, 1st time above 200.000 sales

Two years ago: Denmark Full Year 2014: VW Up leads 4th straight record year

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Denmark November 2016: Opel Astra shines in market > 200.000 units

Opel Astra Denmark November 2016The Opel Astra leads its segment in Denmark above the VW Golf and Peugeot 308. 

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Nothing can stop the Danish new car market: up a further 6% to a record 18.007 sales in November which brings the year-to-date tally up 8% to 203.757 units, the first time Denmark crosses the 200.000 unit-benchmark after 11 months only and only a few thousand units shy of the all-time annual record of 207.717 established last year. Volkswagen continues to dominate the brands ranking with a splendid 14.8% market share vs. 11.9% so far in 2016. The German manufacturer distances Peugeot (11.2%), Opel (7.8%), Renault (6.7%) and Toyota (6%), while Mercedes soars 4 spots on October to break into the Top 10 at #9. Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 is back to the #1 spot it holds year-to-date with 5.5% share ahead of the VW Up (4.8%), Polo (3.2%) and Opel Astra (3%) up a further two ranks to #4, leading its segment above the VW Golf (#5) and Peugeot 308 (#6). Notice also the VW Passat up 84% to #7, the Hyundai i10 up 26% to #8 and the Citroen C3 up 47% to #11.

Previous month: Denmark October 2016: Volkswagen (+26%) outpaces record market

One year ago: Denmark November 2015: Peugeot 208 back to #1, Tesla Model S up to #4

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Denmark October 2016: Volkswagen (+26%) outpaces record market

vw-up-denmark-october-2016The VW Up is back in the lead in Denmark. 

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Another record-breaking month for the Danish new car market with October sales up 1% year-on-year to 17.064 units, the highest ever October score in the country. This lifts the year-to-date tally up 8% to 185.534. Volkswagen frankly outpaces the market with sales up 26% to 2.489 and 14.6% share, exactly three percentage points above its year-to-date level of 11.6%. Just below, Peugeot (-1%) and Toyota (-6%) struggle, but Opel (+32%) and Renault (+29%) shine. Notice also Audi (+29%), Seat (+25%), Volvo (+32%), Jaguar (+108%), Smart (+100%), Jeep (+100%) and Land Rover (+233%) also impress. In the models ranking, the VW Up reclaims the top spot for the first time since last March thanks to sales up 22% to 879 but this is far from enough to even approach the year-to-date leadership of the Peugeot 208 at 5.902 units vs. 7.807 for the French supermini. Volkswagen even manages a 1-2 with the Polo (+31%) in second place. The Hyundai i10 (+78%), Opel Astra (+538%), Citroen C1 (+94%), VW Passat (+52%) and Kia Picanto (+78%) all post spectacular gains at the top.

Previous month: Denmark September 2016: Volkswagen and Peugeot outpace market up 4%

One year ago: Denmark October 2015: VW Up back in charge

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Denmark September 2016: Volkswagen & Peugeot outpace market up 4%

VW Touran Denmark September 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Touran – up 22-fold year-on-year – helps Volkswagen up 19% in Denmark.

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The Danish new car market continues its record-setting pace in September at +4% year-on-year to a record 18.477 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8.5% to 168.470. Both market leaders Volkswagen (+19%) and Peugeot (+16%) both beat the market to reach 12.6% and 10.7% market share respectively. Skoda (-15%), Toyota (-6%) and Ford (-5%) on the other hand stumble. Other great performers include Hyundai (+22%), Seat (+34%), Mercedes (+41%), Suzuki (+42%), Dacia (+60%) and  Audi (+69%). The Peugeot 208 cements its best-seller status with sales soaring 31% to 920 and 5% share, distancing the VW Up (4.1%), Polo (3.1%), Toyota Aygo (2.8%) and Peugeot 308 (2.6%). The Kia Rio is up 110% to #9, the Opel Astra up 795% to #12, the Peugeot 2008 up 150% to #25 and the VW Touran up 2138% to #35 thanks to the new generation. The Ford Ka+ makes its very first appearance in the Danish ranking at #75.

Previous month: Denmark August 2016: Opel Karl soars to #3

One year ago: Denmark September 2015: Peugeot 208 keeps VW Up at bay

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Denmark August 2016: Opel Karl soars to #3

Opel Karl Denmark August 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Opel Karl ranks 4th overall in Denmark in August.

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Another record month for Danish new car sales: August is up 8% year-on-year to 17.428 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to a record-breaking 150.183 units after 8 months, up 9% on the same period last year. Volkswagen leaps up 18% to reclaim the #1 brand spot off Peugeot with 2.006 sales vs. 1.914 for the French carmaker. Opel is up 14% to overtake Toyota at #3, while inside the Top 10 Citroen (+26%) and Mercedes (+60%) are the most impressive. Further down, notice Renault (+24%), Audi (+36%), Volvo (+83%), Smart (+125%), Dacia (+158%) and Porsche (+367%) all posting spectacular year-on-year gains.

Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 remains the best-selling nameplate in the country with 4.6% share and the VW Up is back up 35 spots on a particularly paltry July score to rank #2 with 3.6% share. The big event though is the third place overall of the Opel Kark – up from #23 in July and #14 year-to-date – its best ranking so far in Denmark after 15 months in market, beating the #4 it hit one year ago in August 2015. At the time it was a world best for the Karl, it isn’t anymore as the diminutive Opel ranks #1 in the Netherlands this month. The Kia Rio (#8), Skoda Citigo (#11), Citroen C3 (#12) and Skoda Fabia (#14) also make themselves noticed.

Previous month: Denmark July 2016: Peugeot 208 and 308 tighten grip

One year ago: Denmark August 2015: Opel Karl up to world-best 4th place

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Denmark July 2016: Peugeot 208 and 308 tighten grip

Peugeot 308 Denmark July 2016. Picture courtesy whatcar.comThe Peugeot 308 is now #2 year-to-date in Denmark. 

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A little dent in the record-breaking pace the Danish new car market had got us used to in the past five years: sales are down 3% year-on-year in July to 15.726 but the year-to-date tally is still up 9% to a record 132.579 units after 7 months. Despite sales down 16% year-on-year, French carmaker Peugeot gains two spots on June to snap the brands pole position with 1.722 sales and 11% share, distancing Volkswagen (10.4%) and Toyota (7.7%) while Opel surges 34% to #4 and 7.5%. Notice also Seat up 52% to #9, Mercedes up 47% to #10, Dacia up 48% to #18 and Volvo up 44% to #19. Model-wise, Peugeot now trusts the Top 2 spots both in July and year-to-date with the 208 at 4.7% and the 308 at 3.9% even though these two nameplates lose significant ground vs. July 2015. The VW Polo is up 38% to #3, ahead of the Kia Picanto (-20%) and Opel Astra (+564%). The VW Passat (+66%) and Golf (+60%) compensate a hellish month by the once-uncontested leader the VW Up, down 77% to #37.

Previous month: Denmark June 2016: Opel Astra advances to #1 in record-breaking market

One year ago: Denmark July 2015: Peugeot 208 and 308 outsell Up

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