Denmark March 2016: Volkswagen back in the brands lead

VW Up! Denmark March 2016The VW Up is back to #1 in Denmark in March but still #3 year-to-date. 

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Previous month: Denmark January-February 2016: Peugeot 208 topples VW Up

One year ago: Denmark March 2015: VW Up back in charge, Hyundai i20 up

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Denmark January-February 2016: Peugeot 208 topples VW Up

Peugeot 208 Denmark February 2016The Peugeot 208 is the best-selling car in Denmark so far in 2016.

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It would appear Danish consumers can’t buy enough cars: after five consecutive years at record levels, January volumes are up a further 3% to 16.436 units and February sales are up a spectacular 22% to 16.608, lifting the year-to-date total to 33.043 units, up 12% on the same period last year. Peugeot leads the market so far in 2016 with 3.970 sales and 12% share, overtaking the 2015 leader Volkswagen at 3.536 and 10.7%. Toyota (9.2%), Skoda (6.3%) and Ford (5.5%) follow. Similarly in the models ranking, the Peugeot 208 ranks #1 both in January and February to lead the year-to-date charts by far at 1.622 sales and 4.9% share, well above 2015 leader the VW Up at 1.175 and 3.6%. The Peugeot 308 jumps onto the podium at #3 above the Toyota Aygo and Yaris. The Opel Karl is #9 and the Nissan Qashqai is up to #11 vs. #18 in 2015 thanks to an excellent month of February (#5).

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

One year ago (Jan): Denmark January 2015: Peugeot 108 ends 29 months of VW Up! rule

One year ago (Feb): Denmark February 2015: Peugeot 108 confirms top spot

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January 2016 Top 200 models Ranking Table is also included below.

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

VW Up! Denmark 2015The VW Up is the #1 vehicle in Denmark for the 4th straight year…

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The Danish new car market extends its incredible run to five consecutive record years and 2015 is just a little bit more special: it is the first time in the history of automobile in Denmark that over 200.000 new cars found a buyer in a single year, signing a 6th straight year of growth at +10% to 207.717 units. One element that is giving more wind to the market is leasing, with the share of private leasing simply and astonishingly doubling from just 12% in 2013 to 24% this year – and counter-intuitively, many in smaller segments according to Bilimp.dk.

Peugeot 208 Denmark 2015. Picture courtesy largus.fr…but the Peugeot 208 is only nine units below.

Volkswagen and Peugeot remain the two favourite brands in Denmark but the French carmaker is catching up very fast: up 15% to 21.056 and 10.1% share vs. 22.499 and 10.8% (-2%) for VW. Toyota (+12%) is up two spots to #3, overtaking Ford (-12%) and Skoda (+1%). Mercedes (+26%), BMW (+27%), Suzuki (+33%), Opel (+42%) and Mitsubishi (+108%) are the biggest gainers in the Top 20. Tesla creates the surprise in Denmark this year with sales up 6-fold on 2014 to #21 and 2.736 units, including 1.248 in December when the Model S became the very first electric car to lead the models charts outright, driven by the prospect of electric cars no longer being tax-exempt from January 2016.

Tesla Model S Denmark 2015. Picture courtesy don.vn.czThe Tesla Model S is the first ever electric car to top the monthly Danish sales charts.

The VW Up holds onto the pole position for the 4th year in a row by the skin of its teeth and despite sales down 21%: only 9 units separate it from the Peugeot 208 up 39% to 7.946 vs. 7.955. The Toyota Aygo is up 7% and one spot to #3 while the Peugeot 108 is up 87% to #4 and the Peugeot 308 up 89% to #5. Other great performers include the Skoda Fabia up 98% to #15, the Opel Corsa up 52% to #14 and the Hyundai i10 up 30% to #16.

I give you the rankings for now, full models data and complete analysis will follow shortly.

Previous month: Denmark November 2015: Peugeot 208 back to #1, Tesla Model S up to #4

Previous year: Denmark Full Year 2014: VW Up leads 4th straight record year

Two years ago: Denmark Full Year 2013: VW Up confirms supremacy in record-breaking year

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

Peugeot 208 Denmark July 2015The Peugeot 208 is #1 in Denmark for the 4th time in five months.

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Records keep rolling in in Denmark: November sales are up a flamboyant 12% year-on-year to a best-ever 17.038 units, beating the previous November record established in 2012 (16.334) and lifting the year-to-date total to an all-time high 189.026 deliveries, up 9% on the same period in 2014. After being knocked down by the perennial market leader – the VW Up – in October, the Peugeot 208 reclaims the Danish pole position for the 4th time in the past five months thanks to 882 sales and 5.2% share vs. just 612 and 3.6% for the VW Up at #2. Below the Toyota Aygo up 4 spots on last month to #3, the Tesla Model S spectacularly shoots up 43 ranks to a record 4th place with 465 sales and 2.7% share, distancing the Peugeot 108, Toyota Yaris and Kia Picanto.

Previous month: Denmark October 2015: VW Up back in charge

One year ago: Denmark November 2014: Mitsubishi Space Star up to #4

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Denmark October 2015: VW Up back in charge

VW Up Denmark October 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe VW Up returns to the Danish pole position in October.

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Another record falls in Denmark this month: October sales are at their all-time high thanks to a 3% year-on-year improvement to 16.880, edging past the previous October best dating from 2012 (16.871). This result lifts the year-to-date total to a record 172.136 units after 10 months, up a splendid 9% on the same period last year. Volkswagen keeps the lead of the Danish brands ranking with 1.975 sales and 11.7% followed at a distance by Peugeot (9.4%), Toyota (7.9%), Ford (6.9%) and Citroen (6.7%). Suzuki enters the Top 10, kicking Nissan out. In the models ranking, the VW Up resumes its reign after 3 months led by the Peugeot 208, but given it surrendered to the Peugeot 108 in January and February, this month is only the 5th win in 2015 for the Up. The Kia Rio leaps 24 spots on September to land in 2nd place, the Peugeot 208 is down two to round up the podium, the Toyota Yaris is up 9 to #4 and the Suzuki Celerio up 10to #13. The honeymoon period is over for the Opel Karl, down 15 ranks to #21.

Previous month: Denmark September 2015: Peugeot 208 keeps VW Up at bay

One year ago: Denmark October 2014: Peugeot 108 up to 2nd place

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Denmark September 2015: Peugeot 208 keeps VW Up at bay

Peugeot 208 Denmark September 2015. Picture courtesy auto-moto.comThe Peugeot 208 is the best-selling vehicle in Denmark for the third month running.

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The annual gains seem never-ending in Denmark: September sales are up a whopping 24% to a record 17.841 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to an all-time high 155.221 units, up 9% on 2014. Volkswagen reclaims the brands top spot it holds year-to-date off Peugeot at 1.953 sales and 10.9% vs. 1.704 and 9.6%, Skoda is up two spots on August to #3, distancing Toyota, Citroen and Ford. The Peugeot 208 posts a third consecutive month in pole position but its advantage over the VW Up has thawed to just 10 units in September at 702 sales vs. 692. The VW Up retains the year-to-date top spot however. The Toyota Aygo is back up 10 ranks on August to #3, the Opel Karl shines again at #6, the Skoda Fabia is up 4 spots to #8, the Octavia up 6 to #9 and the Citigo up 7 to #10. Finally, notice the arrival of the Toyota Mirai at #200 with the first Danish unit sold this month.

Previous month: Denmark August 2015: Opel Karl up to world-best 4th place

One year ago: Denmark September 2014: VW Up and Golf on top

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Denmark August 2015: Opel Karl up to world-best #4

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

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Danish new car sales don’t slow down in August: up 11% year-on-year to a record 16.162 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to an all-time high 137.351 units after 8 months, up 8% on the previous record in 2014. Peugeot is the most popular carmaker for the 2nd month running with 1,884 sales and 11.7%, distancing Volkswagen the traditional #1 at 1.693 and 10.5% with Toyota rounding up the podium at 7.7%. Opel is up to #4 vs. #10 year-to-date, Suzuki up to #9, BMW up to #10 vs. #15 and Tesla up to #22. Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 manages the very rare feat of outselling the VW Up twice in a row with 681 units and 4.2% vs. 643 and 4% above the Peugeot 308 at 607 and 3.8%. But the big news in the Danish sales charts in August is the record 4th place of the Opel Karl with 493 sales and 4.1% share. Denmark being the kingdom of minicar, if there was one country where the Karl was expected to succeed, it’s here, but Opel must still congratulate itself for having hit the mark. The BMW i3 is the other great performer of the month, shooting up 122 spots on July to an outstanding 8th position with 407 sales, compared to 100 deliveries over the first 7 months of the year…

Previous month: Denmark July 2015: Peugeot 208 and 308 outsell Up

One year ago: Denmark August 2014: Peugeot 108 in Top 5, Mitsubishi Space Star takes off

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Denmark July 2015: Peugeot 208 and 308 outsell VW Up

Peugeot 208 Denmark July 2015The Peugeot 208 is the most popular vehicle in Denmark in July.

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After being an all-time monthly record in June, the Danish new car market continues on its fantastic run, up another 14% year-on-year in July to 16.252 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to a record 121.130 sales, up 7% on the previous record of 2014. Extremely rare event in the models ranking: for only the third time in the past 3 years after January and February this year when the Peugeot 108 was #1, the VW Up is not the best-selling model in Denmark. This honour goes to the facelifted Peugeot 208 thanks to 790 sales and 4.9%, with Peugeot even managing a 1-2 with the 308 at #2 with 699 units and 4.3%, knocking down the traditional leader the VW Up to #3 at 631 deliveries and 3.9%.

Opel Karl Denmark July 2015The Opel Karl hits its best ranking in the world so far in Denmark at #24.

The Up of course keeps the year-to-date lead at 4.651 units vs. 4.270 for the 208. Other great performers in July in Denmark include the Skoda Fabia, VW Polo and Hyundai i20 all up 10 spots on last month to #5, #9 and #11 respectively, the Suzuki Celerio up 29 to #13 and the Nissan Qashqai up 13 to #14. Expectedly, Denmark is the most successful country early on in the career of the Opel Karl, up 50 ranks on June to a world-best #24 – this size of vehicle being the favourite for Danish car buyers.

Previous month: Denmark June 2015: VW Up leads, Suzuki Vitara in Top 20

One year ago: Denmark July 2014: Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 308 shoot up

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Denmark May 2015: VW Up leads, Suzuki Vitara in Top 20

Suzuki Vitara Denmark May 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukSuzuki Vitara

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The Danish new car market continues to evolve at record levels this year: up another 1% year-on-year in May to 17.061 registrations which lifts the 5 month-total to a best-ever 83.488 units, up 3% on 2014. The VW Up is the best-selling nameplate in the country for the 32nd time in the past 34 months with 697 sales and 4.1%, followed this month by the Toyota Aygo (+5), Ford Fiesta (+6), Renault Clio (+2) and Skoda Octavia (+9). The Kia Picanto is back up 13 ranks on April to #8, the Skoda Fabia breaks into the Top 10 thank to the new model and the Suzuki Vitara is up 14 spots to break into the Danish Top 20 for its 2nd full month in market.

Previous month: Denmark April 2015: VW Up back to #1 YTD, Renault Captur #4

One year ago: Denmark May 2014: Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 308 shine

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Denmark April 2015: VW Up back to #1 YTD, Renault Captur #4

Renault Captur Demark April 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frRenault Captur

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The Danish new car market is up 3% year-on-year in April to 16,966 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 66,426 units, also up 3% on 2014. Volkswagen tops the brands ranking again with 2,047 sales and 12.1% share, however thanks to a very strong start of the year, Peugeot still holds the year-to-date pole position, just: at 7,457 units vs. 7.438 for Volkswagen. Renault is up two spots on March to #3, followed by Skoda (+4), Ford (-2), Citroen (+1) and Toyota (-3). The VW Up (728 deliveries) is now back to the #1 year-to-date spot, with the Peugeot 208 in tow. This month the Hyundai i20 at #3 (+4), Renault Captur at #4 (+11) and VW Polo at #5 (+12) all deliver impressive results. Notice also the Skoda Fabia up 20 ranks on March to #11 and the Suzuki Vitara shooting up 79 spots to #31.

Previous month: Denmark March 2015: VW Up back in charge, Hyundai i20 up

One year ago: Denmark April 2014: Ford Fiesta almost topples VW Up

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