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Denmark January 2014: Kolin triplets above 13% market share

February 7th, 2014 2 comments

Toyota Aygo Denmark January 2014Toyota Aygo

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On the back on 3 consecutive all-time record years, the Danish new car market does not slow down in January: up a further 10% year-on-year to 16,269 registrations! 4th over the FY2013, Peugeot spectacularly takes the lead of the brands ranking this month thanks to 1,908 sales and 11.7% share, ahead of Volkswagen at 11.5% and Toyota at 10.1%. While the VW Up comfortably lodges its 18th consecutive month atop the Danish models ranking with 1,024 sales and 6.3% share, the heroes of the month are the Kolin triplets (as in manufactured in Kolin, Czech Republic). All 3 fit inside the Top 5 this month, delivering scores well above their FY2013 level, adding up to 2,128 sales and 13.1% share: the Toyota Aygo is up to #2 and 5%, the Citroen C1 up to #4 and 4.1% and the Peugeot 107 up to #5 and 4%.

Other great performers this month in Denmark include the Peugeot 208 up to third position with 784 sales and 4.8% share vs. 3.1% in 2013, the Hyundai i20 up 22 spots on December to #7, Hyundai i10 up 85 to #11, the Peugeot 2008 up 19 to break into the monthly Danish Top 20 for the first time at #18 with 271 sales and 1.7% (and above the Renault Captur at #19), the Nissan Note up to #20 vs. #55 in 2013 and the Mazda3 up to #27 vs. #75.

Previous post: Denmark Full Year 2013: VW Up confirms supremacy in record-breaking year

Previous month: December December 2013: Citroen C4 Picasso & Renault Captur up

One year ago: Denmark January 2013: VW Up! reaches world-best 10.4% share

Full January 2014 Top 120 models and Top 33 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Denmark Full Year 2013: Now with Top 40 All-brands ranking!

February 3rd, 2014 No comments

Skoda Citigo Denmark 2013Skoda Citigo. Skoda sales are up 50% year-on-year in Denmark in 2013.

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I can now share with you an all-brands ranking for Denmark, a market that has reached the record-high level of 182,199 registrations in 2013. Volkswagen accentuates its lead by gaining a whopping 20% year-on-year to 24,372 sales and is now followed by Ford up two ranks and 16% to #2. Other great gainers this year include Skoda up 52% to #5, Renault up 35% to #7, Nissan up 36% to #11, Seat up 35% to #16 and BMW up 36% to #18. We also welcome two new entrants in the Danish brands ranking in 2013: Dacia at #22 with 684 sales and Tesla at #26 with 112 units.

Previous post: Denmark Full Year 2013: VW Up confirms supremacy in record-breaking year

Previous month: December December 2013: Citroen C4 Picasso & Renault Captur up

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

January 8th, 2014 3 comments

VW Up Denmark 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frNo vehicle could come near the VW Up this year in Denmark.

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The Danish new car market cannot stop amazing: it lodges a third consecutive all-time record year in 2013 thanks to 182,198 registrations, up 7% on 2012. And there is one winner and one winner only this year in Denmark: the VW Up. It completely dominated the sales charts in 2013, ranking #1 each and every single month of the year – an incredible achievement in a very volatile Danish market, peaking at a record 10.4% share in January and finishing the year with 12,909 sales and 7.1% share, up a very robust 21% on 2012. Never before had a single model sold that many units in a single year in Denmark, eclipsing the record the Up set at 10,632 last year, with the third best annual volume delivered by the Toyota Carina in 1994 (9,635 units).

Skoda Citigo Denmark 2013The Skoda Citigo ranks at a world-best #3 in Denmark in 2013.

Danish customers are obsessed with micro-cars: the Up’s twins also deliver world-best performances in Denmark this year: the Skoda Citigo is up 55% on 2012 to climb onto the year-end podium at #3 with 6,015 sales and 3.3% (vs #10 at home in Czech Republic) while the Seat Mii is up 39% to #21 at 2,560 units and 1.4% (vs. #105 in Spain). In 2nd place overall like in 2012 the Toyota Aygo is down 12% to 6,271 sales and 3.4%, with the Peugeot 107 at #7 with 2.7% and the Citroen C1 at #9 with 2.5%. This means the Kolin triplets (Aygo/C1/107) add up to 15,753 sales and 8.6% this year (-7%) vs. 21.484 and 11.8% share for the Bratislava triplets (Up/Citigo/Mii), up 31% year-on-year. These two families account for more than one in every 5 vehicles sold in Denmark this year!

VW Up Toyota Aygo Denmark August 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deThe Toyota Aygo is #2 in Denmark like in 2012.

The next two best-sellers are French: the Peugeot 208 is up 112% to #4 with 5,597 sales and 3.1% and the Renault Clio IV is up 2791% to #5 with 5,550 units and 3% share, both for their first full year in market, and are followed by the Ford Fiesta up a very impressive 65% to 5,451 units. Outstanding performance of the VW Golf doubling its sales year-on-year thanks to the 7th generation at #10 with 4,190 sales, the Ford Ka up 110% to #11, Skoda Octavia up a huge 143% to #13, Nissan Qashqai up 52% to #17 and the Audi A3 up 82% to #25. No less than 11 all-new models make their way in this year’s Top 150, led by the Renault Captur at #56, Peugeot 2008 at #60, Opel Adam at #68, Dacia Lodgy at #81 and Seat Toledo at #97. Finally, notice the Tesla Model S landing at #125 and the Renault Zoe at #132.

Previous post: December December 2013: Citroen C4 Picasso & Renault Captur up

Previous year: Denmark Full Year 2012: VW Up! most popular in record market

Two years ago: Denmark Full Year 2011: Chevrolet Spark leads in record year

Full Year 2013 Top 40 brands and Top 150 models Ranking Tables below.

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Denmark December 2013: Citroen C4 Picasso & Renault Captur up

January 8th, 2014 1 comment

Citroen C4 Picasso Denmark December 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Citroen C4 Picasso is among the 10 most popular vehicles in Denmark this month.

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The Danish new car market doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, up a huge 33% year-on-year in December to 14,257 registrations, which brings the final 2013 total to an all-time record 182,198 units, up 7% on 2012 which was already a record-breaking year… The VW Up! lodges an unbelievable 17th consecutive month a the top of Danish monthly sales charts thanks to 1,149 units sold for a strong 8.1% share. The Renault Clio IV is up two spots on November to follow in 2nd position with 595 sales and 4.2% while the Skoda Octavia climbs onto the podium at 491 units and 3.4% vs. #13 over the full year.

Skoda Octavia Denmark December 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deThe Skoda Octavia is on the Danish podium for the first (and only) time this year.

The Kolin triplets all fit within the Top 7 like over the full year: the Peugeot 107 is #4, the Citroen C1 #6 and Toyota Aygo #7. The remainder of the Bratislava triplets are markedly lower: the Skoda Citigo is #10 and the Seat Mii #21. In 8th position, the Citroen C4 Picasso brilliantly breaks into the Top 10, up a further 5 ranks on November with 388 sales and 2.7% while the Renault Captur gains another 8 spots to reach a best-ever #12 at 276 units and 1.9%. Notice also the Opel Insignia up a spectacular 32 ranks to #11, the Audi A4 up 23 to #15, VW Passat up 18 to #17, Ford Mondeo up 13 to #20 and the Mercedes C-Class up 11 to #25.

Previous month: Denmark November 2013: Citroen C4 Picasso & Renault Captur up (yes – same title! :))

One year ago: Denmark December 2012: Fiat 500 on podium

Full December 2013 Top 135 models Ranking Table below.

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Denmark November 2013: Citroen C4 Picasso & Renault Captur up

December 4th, 2013 4 comments

Citroen C4 Picasso Denmark November 2013The Citroen C4 Picasso is up to #13 in Denmark this month.

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For once new car sales in Denmark are down year-on-year at -3% in November to 15,896 registrations. However the year-to-date total still stands at a record 167,941 units, up 5% on 2012. 16th consecutive month of reign for the VW Up! with 900 sales and 5.7%, now adding up to 11,760 units and 7% share year-to-date, which is already an all-time annual volume record ahead of its own 10,632 sales over the Full Year 2012. The third best annual volume was delivered by the Toyota Carina back in 1994 (9,635 units)… The Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo complete a podium 100% ‘micro’ cars while the Renault Clio at #4 and Skoda Octavia at #5 both deliver solid performances.

Renault Captur Denmark November 2013. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frThe Renault Captur breaks into the Danish Top 20 for the first time this month.

A few recent launches are stepping up a notch this month: the Citroen C4 Picasso is up 7 spots on October to rank equal #12 with 294 sales and 1.8%,  the Renault Captur breaks into the Danish Top 20 for the first time, up 23 ranks to #20, the Nissan Note is up 15 to #23 thanks to the new generation and the Peugeot 2008 is up 21 to #28. Notice also the Tesla Model S breaking into the Top 100 for the first time at #89 with 32 sales and the VW e-Up! making its first appearance in the ranking at #112 with 16 units sold.

Previous month: Denmark October 2013: Ford Fiesta up to #2, Top 10 100% minis

One year ago: Denmark November 2012: VW Up! hits 10%, Skoda Citigo at 7%!

Full November 2013 Top 130 models Ranking Table below.

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Denmark October 2013: Ford Fiesta up to #2, Top 10 100% minis

November 6th, 2013 2 comments

Ford Fiesta Denmark October 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frFord Fiesta

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New car sales are up a fantastic 11% year-on-year in Denmark in October to 16,871 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to an all-time high 152,042 units, up 6% on 2012 which was already a record year! A very impressive performance in the current gloomy European context… No surprises in pole position: the VW Up is the favourite model in the country for the 15th month in a row (!) thanks to 893 sales and 5.3% share, and it is followed in October by the Ford Fiesta, up a shiny 11 spots on September to #2 with 844 units and 5%, and now ranking #4 year-to-date. The Toyota Aygo is down to #3 but up to #2 year-to-date, passing the Skoda Citigo ranking #7 this month.

Citroen C4 Picasso Denmark October 2013. Picture courtesy of largus,frCitroen C4 Picasso

With the Peugeot 107 at #4 and the Citroen C1 at #9, we have 5 of the 6 Bratislava (Up/Citigo/Mii) and Kolin (107/C1/Aygo) triplets inside the monthly Danish Top 9, with the Seat Mii at #25 the only odd one out… In fact, this month the entire Danish Top 10 is composed of minis or superminis, with the best-selling ‘larger’ model being the Skoda Octavia at #11. Other great performers in October include the Fiat 500 up to #15, Kia Cee’d up to #17, Citroen C4 Picasso up 63 spots to #19, Suzuki SX4 up 36 to #22, Chevrolet Aveo up 20 to #23 and the Peugeot 308 up 23 to #27.

Previous month: Denmark September 2013: Ford Ka up to 4th place

One year ago: Denmark October 2012: VW Up! just under 10%, Skoda Citigo #2!

Full October 2013 Top 100 models and Top 10 LCV Ranking Tables below.

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Denmark September 2013: Ford Ka up to 4th place

October 9th, 2013 6 comments

Ford Ka Denmark September 2013Ford Ka

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The Danish new car market continues to display insolent health in the current gloomy European context: up 5% year-on-year both in September at 14,585 registrations (best September figure ever) and year-to-date at a record 135,170 units. The VW Up is the most popular vehicle in the country for an extremely impressive 14th consecutive month with 798 sales and 5.5% share. The Up has ranked #1 in Denmark 15 of the last 16 months! Like in August the Toyota Aygo is #2 at 660 units and 4.5% and is now catching up on the Skoda Citigo for the 2nd place year-to-date. Another excellent month for the Renault Clio IV, up 2 spots on last month to #3 and for the Ford Ka up 6 to #4. Notice also the VW Golf up 9 to #6, the Skoda Octavia up 10 to #9, Toyota Auris up 12 to #14 and Citroen DS3 up 64 to #36.

Previous month: Denmark August 2013: VW Up and Toyota Aygo lead the way

One year ago: Denmark September 2012: VW Up! confirms domination

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Denmark August 2013: VW Up! and Toyota Aygo lead the way

September 4th, 2013 7 comments

VW Up Toyota Aygo Denmark August 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deVW Up and Toyota Aygo

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The Danish new car market continues to display insolent health in an otherwise depressed European market: up 5% year-on-year both in August at 14,300 registrations and year-to-date at 120,585 units. The VW Up! is the most popular vehicle in the country for the 13th consecutive month and the 14th time in the last 15 months thanks to 728 sales and 5.1% share and adding up to 9,169 and 7.6% year-to-date. The Toyota Aygo replaces its twin the Peugeot 107 in 2nd place at 672 units and 4.7% while the Peugeot 208 rounds up the podium with 584 sales and 4.1%.

Ford Transit Denmark August 2013Ford Transit

It’s another month completely dominated by very small cars in Denmark: 21 of the Top 23 models are either minis or superminis… The Eastern European triplets are also in great shape thanks: the Kolin sisters (Aygo/107/C1) add up to 1,530 units and 10.7% while the Bratislava bunch (Up/Citigo/Mii) capture 1,455 sales and 10.2% share. Notice also the Renault Clio IV at #5 with 3.5%, the Kia Picanto up 8 spots to #6, Kia Rio up 7 to #9, Renault Captur up 42 to #27, Ford Mondeo up 28 to #38 and the Dacia Lodgy up 27 to #46. Also for the first time on BSCB I give you a Top 10 Light Commercial Vehicles ranking! The Ford Transit and Mercedes Vito dominate this month…

Previous month: Denmark July 2013: Kolin and Bratislava triplets ultra dominant

One year ago: Denmark August 2012: VW Up! at 8.2%, now #1 year-to-date!

Full August 2013 Top 100 models and Top 10 LCV Ranking Tables below.

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Denmark July 2013: Kolin and Bratislava triplets ultra dominant

August 9th, 2013 4 comments

Peugeot 107 VW Up Denmark July 2013. Picture courtesy of autoexpress.co.ukThe VW Up! and Peugeot 107 top the July sales charts in Denmark.

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For once the Danish new car market is in decline year-on-year in July at a painful -14% to 14,319 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still evolving at record levels at 106,285 units, up 5% on 2012. We know that mini cars rule the roost in Denmark, but this month they push the envelope even further: 5 of the Top 6 best-sellers are either a Kolin or a Bratislava triplet. What? I hear you think. Explanation: there are two sets of triplets in market right now. The VW Up! (#1 this month), Skoda Citigo (#3) and Seat Mii (#22) are manufactured in Bratislava, while the Peugeot 107 (#2), Toyota Aygo (#5) and Citroen C1 (#6) are produced in Kolin.

Skoda Citigo Toyota Aygo Denmark July 2013. Picture courtesy of csmaclub.co.ukThe Skoda Citigo ranks #3 and the Toyota Aygo #5 this month in Denmark.

Denmark is by far the country in the world where these two sets are the most successful, adding up to 3,084 sales or 21.5% of the market in July alone: 1,583 and 11.1% for the Bratislava triplets and 1,501 and 10.1% for the Kolin triplets. The only “non-triplet” to manage to rank within the Top 6 this month is the Renault Clio IV, confirming an exceptional month of June (#2) by reaching the #4 spot thanks to 499 sales and 3.5%. Other great performers include the Skoda Octavia #9 again vs. #20 year-to-date, the BMW 3 Series at #18 vs. #30, Citroen C4 at #26 vs. #38 and the BMW 1 Series at #31 vs. #47.

Previous month: Denmark June 2013: VW Up! and Renault Clio IV on top

One year ago: Denmark June-July 2012: Toyota Aygo and VW Up! dominate

Full July 2013 Top 120 Ranking Table below.

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Denmark June 2012: VW Up! and Renault Clio IV on top

July 5th, 2013 No comments

VW Up Denmark June 2013VW Up!

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After a pause last month (-0.5%), Danish new car sales are back to record levels, up a fantastic 19% year-on-year in June to 17,550 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 91,959 units halfway through the year, up 9% on 2012 and up 5% on 2011 which were the previous two best 6 months figures for Denmark. The VW Up! celebrates 11 consecutive months at #1 for a total of 13 times at #1 in the last 16 months, and 11 times above 1,000 monthly sales in the last 13 months at 1,228 units and 7% share. The Up! has sold 7,691 units so far in 2013 in Denmark alone for a 8.4% market share.

Renault Clio Denmark June 2013Renault Clio IV

The new generation Renault Clio continues its impressive progression: up two further ranks to land in 2nd place with 711 sales and 4.1%, it is now #9 year-to-date. The Skoda Citigo is back up 4 spots to #3, followed by the Ford Fiesta (-1), Toyota Aygo (+1), Kia Picanto (-4) and Citroen C1 (+6), making it 5 minicars in the Top 7 this month… Notice also the Skoda Octavia up 9 spots to #9, the BMW 3 Series up 11 to #14, Peugeot 2008 up 86 to #23, Dacia Lodgy up 31 to #43 and the Renault Captur making its first appearance in the Danish ranking at #87 with 40 sales.

Citroen DS3 Denmark June 2013Citroen DS3

Finally, Citroen seems to have had a very aggressive month of sales in Denmark, with most of its range up frankly on May: the C4 Picasso is up a huge 68 spots to #11, the C3 is up 46 to #12, the C4 up 12 to #31 and the DS3 up 41 to #32.

Previous month: Denmark May 2013: Renault Clio IV up to #4

One year ago: Denmark June-July 2012: Toyota Aygo and VW Up! dominate

Full June 2013 Top 130 Ranking Table below.

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