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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!

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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

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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

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Denmark May 2013: Renault Clio IV up to #4

June 9th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Clio 2013Renault Clio IV

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Danish new car sales are taking a little breather in the middle of an incredible 2013 run so far: down a minuscule 0.5% year-on-year in May to 16,630 registrations. That’s just a little dent in the year-to-date total still evolving at all-time levels at 74,409 units, up 7% on 2012 and 5% on 2011 which were the two previous best figures after 5 months. No surprise in pole position: the VW Up! remains by far the most popular model in the country, snatching the Danish pole position for the 11th time in the last 12 months with 1,283 sales and 7.7% share. The Kia Picanto is up 6 spots to #2 at 691 units and 4.2% while the Ford Fiesta is up one to land on the podium at #3 with 677 sales and 4.1%.

The star of the month is the Renault Clio IV, up a shiny 12 ranks to #4 at 561 units and 3.4%. The new generation has clearly struck a chord with Danish consumers, keeping in mind the Clio III ranked #14 over the Full Year 2012. The Kolin and Bratislava sisters, usually omnipresent atop the ranking, are pushed a little bit down this month (apart from the Up! of course): the Toyota Aygo is down to #6, the Skoda Citigo down to #7, the Peugeot 107 at #8, however the Citroen C1 is up 5 ranks to #13 and the Seat Mii is up 11 to #21.

Previous month: Denmark April 2013: VW Up! sales double any other car

One year ago: Denmark May 2012: Peugeot 208 #6, Kia Picanto #1 year-to-date

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Denmark April 2013: VW Up! sales double any other car

May 10th, 2013 3 comments

VW Up Denmark 2013VW Up!

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Now this is remarkable. While almost all car markets in Europe are now in recession, Denmark is up a whopping 31% year-on-year to 15,829 registrations, a new record for April and bringing the year-to-date total to 57,779 registrations, here too a new record, up 9% on 2012 and up 7% on 2011 which was the previous best… And the Danish consumers are pretty clear with what car they like: the VW Up! is #1 for the 9th month in a row with 1,451 sales and 9.2% share, adding up to 5,180 and 9% year-to-date. This is more than double the sales of the #2 car in both rankings…

Toyota Aygo Denmark April 2013Toyota Aygo

…and in April the #2 car is the Toyota Aygo at 619 units and 3.9% share, followed by the Peugeot 208 with 578 sales and 3.7% which is now also #3 year-to-date at 2,080 units and 3.6%. The Ford Fiesta spends a third consecutive month in 4th place with 543 sales and 3.4% while the Skoda Citigo is down 3 spots on March to a still world-best #5. Very solid showing for the VW Golf up 8 to #6, the Renault Twingo up 6 to #9, Hyundai i30 up 19 to #15 while the Opel Adam is surprisingly down 14 to #54.

Previous month: Denmark March 2013: It’s citycar heaven!

One year ago: Denmark April 2012: Toyota Aygo #1, VW Up! still on podium

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Denmark March 2013: It’s citycar heaven!

April 10th, 2013 3 comments

VW Up! Denmark March 2013The VW Up! was #1 in Denmark for 9 of the last 10 months

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The Danish car market is back on its incredible run, up 9% year-on-year in March to 14,959 registrations, which is no mean feat in the current depressed European context. Year-to-date, sales are up 3% on 2012 at 41,950 units. No surprise in pole position: the VW Up! delivers its 8th consecutive month on top and the 9th time in the last 10 months thanks to 1,251 sales and 8.4%, adding up to 3,729 and 8.9% year-to-date. Its twin the Skoda Citigo ranks #2 for the 4th time in the last 5 months at 613 units and 4.1%. The Toyota Aygo is back up 3 spots to #3 with 440 sales and 2.9%.

Another excellent month for the Ford Fiesta at #4, ahead of the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 208. All-in-all, the Bratislava sisters (Up/Citigo/Mii) sell 2,064 units for a 13.8% market share vs. 1,134 and 7.6% for the Kolin sis (Aygo/C1/107). One striking aspect of the top of the Danish models ranking is the fact that it is almost exclusively composed of city and small cars. Over the first 3 months of 2013, the VW Golf (#11) and Nissan Qashqai (#13) are the biggest cars in the Top 20! This should fit the Opel Adam which lands directly at #40 this month.

Previous month: Denmark February 2013: VW Up! and Skoda Citigo on top

One year ago: Denmark March 2012: VW Up! already in pole position

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Denmark February 2013: VW Up! and Skoda Citigo on top

March 6th, 2013 2 comments

Skoda Citigo Denmark February 2013Skoda Citigo

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Back to reality for new car sales in Denmark this month: down 14% year-on-year to 12,245 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 26,991 units, down 0.3% on 2012. The VW Up! manages to hold the pole position for the 7th consecutive month thanks to 941 sales and 7.7% and its twin the Skoda Citigo ranks #2 for the third time in the last 4 months at 739 units and 6%. With the Seat Mii at a solid #15, the Bratislava sisters add up to a fantastic 1,883 sales and 15.4% share this month vs. 944 and 7.7% for the Kolin sisters (Citroen C1 #5, Toyota Aygo #6 and Peugeot 107 #16).

VW Up! Seat Mii Skoda Citigo Denmark February 2013The Bratislava sisters hold 15.4% of the Danish market this month.

Other great performers this month in Denmark include the Ford Fiesta up 6 spots on January to #3 at 456 units and 3.7%, the Peugeot 208 holding extremely well at #4 with 431 sales and 3.5%, the VW Golf up 9 ranks to #9 with 307 sales and 2.5%, the Renault Twingo up 13 to #10 at 276 units and 2.3% and the Audi A3 up 15 to #22 with 163 sales and 1.3% vs. #49 over the Full Year 2012.

Previous month: Denmark January 2013: VW Up! reaches world-best 10.4% share

One year ago: Denmark February 2012: Kia Rio #5, VW Up! at world best

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

February 13th, 2013 1 comment

VW Up! Denmark January 2013VW Up!

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Excellent start of the year for the Danish new car market, prompting me to ask: where is this going to stop? Both 2011 and 2012 were indeed record years for new car sales in Denmark, an even more remarkable feat in the current depressed European economic context. January is up a further 14% year-on-year to 14,746 registrations, and 2012′s most popular model, the VW Up!, continues to amaze, hitting its highest market share in the country so far at 10.4% thanks to 1,537 sales, itself the model’s 2nd best monthly volume after the 1,640 it delivered last November.

Peugeot 208 Denmark January 2013Peugeot 208

The Peugeot 208, up 4 spots to #2 at 696 units and 4.7%, also reaches its highest ranking, volume and share so far in the country while for the Ford Ka, up a huge 33 ranks on December to #3 with 565 sales and 3.8% this is the current generation’s best in Denmark. The Skoda Citigo is down 2 to a still world-best #4 at 447 units and 3% and with the Seat Mii back up to #15 with 258 sales and 1.7%, the Bratislava sisters add up a massive 2,242 sales and 15.2% vs. 771 and 5.2% for the Kolin sisters (Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107, Citroen C1)… Notice also the Toyota Auris up to #11 vs. #73 in FY2012, the Kia Cee’d up to #12 vs. #32, Mazda6 up to #26 vs. #60, Volvo V40 up 21 spots to #31 and the Fiat 500L landing at #55.

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

Previous month: Denmark December 2012: Fiat 500 on podium

One year ago: Denmark January 2012: Chevrolet and Koreans in great shape

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