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Estonia June 2014: Skoda Octavia in the lead

July 8th, 2014 1 comment

Skoda Octavia RS Estonia June 2014Skoda Octavia RS

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The Estonian new car market is up 11% year-on-year in June to 1,894 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 10,669 units, up 4% on 2013. Toyota keeps its stranglehold on the brands ranking at 13% share ahead of Skoda (10.6%), Peugeot (8.9%) and Volkswagen (7.9%) with Dacia breaking into the Top 10 at #9 vs. #12 year-to-date. The Skoda Octavia is the best-selling model in the country in June and for the 2nd time in the past 3 months with 102 sales and 5.4% share above the Toyota Auris up 4 spots on May to #2 and 3.6% and the Honda CR-V down two ranks to #3 but still leader year-to-date with 4.7% of the market. Notice also the Peugeot 3008 up 23 spots to #4, the Dacia Duster up 24 to #6, Renault Mégane up 12 to #7 and the VW Jetta up 26 to #17.

Previous month: Estonia May 2014: Honda CR-V reclaims leadership

One year ago: Estonia June 2013: Honda CR-V leads, Subaru Legacy #4

Full June 2014 Top 50 models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Estonia May 2014: Honda CR-V reclaims leadership

June 3rd, 2014 No comments

Honda CR-V Estonia May 2014Honda CR-V

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New car sales in Estonia are down 0.8% year-on-year in May to 1,987 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,775 units, up 2% on 2013. Brand-wise, Toyota leads the way once again thanks to 268 sales and 13.5% share ahead of Volkswagen at 10.3% and Skoda at 10.1%. Model-wise, this month the Honda CR-V reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date at 114 units and 5.7%, above the Skoda Octavia at 3.4% and Nissan Qashqai at 3.1%. The next 3 best-sellers are all Toyotas: the RAV4 ranks 4th, followed by the Avensis and Auris. Other great performers in Estonia this month include the Skoda Rapid up 13 spots on April to #8, the VW Tiguan up 12 to #12 and the Seat Leon up from outside the April Top 50 straight to 18th place.

Previous month: Estonia April 2014: Skoda Octavia takes the lead

One year ago: Estonia May 2013: Honda CR-V reclaims top spot

Full May 2014 Top 50 models and Top 34 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Estonia April 2014: Skoda Octavia takes the lead

May 8th, 2014 1 comment

Skoda Octavia Estonia April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruSkoda Octavia

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New car sales in Estonia are up 6% year-on-year in April to 2,043 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 6,788 units, up 3% on 2013. For the first time this year, the Skoda Octavia is the best-selling vehicle in Estonia this month thanks to 95 sales and 4.7% share, kicking the Honda CR-V down to #2 at 77 units and 3.8%. The CR-V however remains in the 2014 pole position so far at 322 sales vs. 282 for the Octavia. The Toyota RAV4 is up 3 spots to reclaims the third place it also holds year-to-date, the Toyota Auris is #4 again and the VW Passat is up 15 ranks to #5. Notice also the Dacia Duster up 10 to #9, VW Golf up 8 to #10 and the Mazda6 shooting up to #12 vs. #27 year-to-date.

Previous month: Estonia March 2014: Honda CR-V reclaims #1 spot, Renault Mégane up to #5

One year ago: Estonia April 2013: Honda Civic and Kia Sportage dominate

Full April 2014 Top 50 models and Top 36 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Estonia March 2014: CR-V reclaims top spot, Renault Mégane #5

April 4th, 2014 No comments

Renault Mégane Estonia March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frRenault Mégane

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1,699 new vehicles found a buyer in Estonia in March, bringing the 1st Quarter score to 4,745 registrations, up 3% on 2013. Brand-wise, Toyota remains the most popular in the country with 253 sales and 14.9% share, and is now followed like year-to-date and in 2013 by Skoda at 10.8%. Renault, Volkswagen and Honda are below, all very close to each other. In the models ranking, this month the Honda CR-V reclaims the top spot it held over the Full Year 2013 thanks to 80 sales and 4.7% share, ahead of the Skoda Octavia and Nissan Qashqai. Notice the Renault Mégane up 9 spots on February to #5, the Skoda Superb up 10 to #10 and the Toyota Land Cruiser 150 up 13 to #12.

Previous month: Estonia February 2014: Nissan Qashqai most popular

One year ago: Estonia March 2013: Honda CR-V and Nissan Qashqai on top

Full March 2014 Top 50 models and Top 37 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Estonia February 2014: Nissan Qashqai most popular

March 9th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Qashqai Estonia February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan Qashqai

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The Estonian new car market is up a very healthy 8% year-on-year in February to 1,424 registrations which means the year-to-date total is now even with 2013 at 3,046 units. Surprise atop the models ranking: the Nissan Qashqai takes the lead thanks to 71 sales and 5%, passing the Honda CR-V, traditional leader and #1 over the Full Year 2013 but down to #2 and 4.6% share this month. In fact the entire Top 4 best-sellers in Estonia are SUVs in February: the Toyota RAV4  is up one spot on last month to #3 and the Peugeot 3008 is up 10 to #4. Notice also the Renault Scénic up 18 to #6, the Dacia Duster up 10 to #10, Opel Mokka up to #18 and the Peugeot 5008 up 28 ranks to #23.

Previous post: Estonia: 1970-2013 Historical info now available!

Previous month: Estonia January 2014: Toyota Corolla shoots up to #5

One year ago: Estonia February 2013: Honda CR-V still in the lead 

Full February 2014 Top 50 models and Top 37 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Estonia: 1970-2013 Historical info now available!

February 25th, 2014 No comments

The Lada 2106 may have topped the Estonian sales charts in the eighties. 

Historical info spanning the past five decades is now available for Estonia on BSCB! For the 1970-1991 period, the data is for USSR which Estonia belonged to then, and Lada models reigned supreme. From 2005 onwards we have specific data for Estonia, and there is no trace of Russian models anymore! With a small market come very volatile sales charts, with only two models able to remain in pole position for two consecutive years: the Toyota Corolla in 2005 and 2006 and the Renault Megane in 2009 and 2010. The Honda CR-V topped the ranking twice over the period: in 2007 and 2013. All other winners did so only once: the Mazda6 in 2008, Skoda Octavia in 2011 and Toyota Avensis in 2012.

Estonia Historical info:

USSR 1970-1979: Lada 2101-3 conquers the Soviet roads

USSR 1980-1986: Lada 2106 and Moskvich 2140 likely leaders

USSR 1987: Lada 2106 and Moskvich 2140 fight it off

USSR 1988: Lada 2106 leads, Samara on podium

USSR 1989-1991: VAZ (Lada) and Izh most popular brands

Estonia 2005-2006: Toyota Corolla in control

Estonia 2007: Honda CR-V and Civic new best-sellers

Estonia 2008: Mazda6 in command

Estonia 2009: Renault Megane takes the lead

Estonia 2010: Renault Megane best-seller again

Estonia 2011: Skoda Octavia and Nissan Qashqai dominate

Estonia 2012: Toyota Avensis takes the lead

Estonia 2013: Honda CR-V snaps up top spot

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Estonia January 2014: Toyota Corolla shoots up to #5

February 7th, 2014 1 comment

Toyota Corolla Estonia January 2014Toyota Corolla

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New car sales in Estonia are down 5% year-on-year in January to 1,622 registrations. It’s bumper month for Toyota, leading the brands ranking as usual but with a particularly high 17.3% market share thanks to 280 sales. That’s more than the #2, Skoda at 129 units and 8%, and #3, Volkswagen at 128 and 7.9%, put together! In fact, behind the Honda CR-V once again in pole position of the models ranking with 100 sales and 6.2% and the Skoda Octavia at 68 units and 4.2%, Toyota places 3 models inside the Top 5 this month: the Auris and Avensis equal #3 with 65 sales and 4% and the Corolla shooting up to #5 and 55 units vs. #33 over the FY2013 thanks to the new generation now spreading in dealerships across the country. Notice also the Renault Captur up to #12 vs. #45 in 2013, the Peugeot 3008 up to #14 vs. #59, Ford Tourneo Custom up to #18, Jeep Grand Cherokee up to #19 vs. #43, Mazda3 up to #23 and Porsche Cayenne up to #30.

Previous post: Estonia Full Year 2013: Honda CR-V snaps up top spot

One year ago: Estonia January 2013: Honda CR-V and Hyundai i30 start with a bang

Full January 2014 Top 50 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Estonia Full Year 2013: Honda CR-V snaps up top spot

January 6th, 2014 2 comments

Honda CR-V Estonia 2013Honda CR-V

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New car sales in Estonia are up 2% year-on-year in 2013 to 18,933 registrations, and this year we welcome a new model in the top spot: the Honda CR-V, which led throughout the entire year and finishes 2013 with 907 sales and 4.8% share, more than double its 2012 score! The Skoda Octavia remains #2 at 827 units and 4.4%, while the Toyota Avensis, leader in 2012, is down 14% to #3 with 672 sales and 3.5%. Reversely the Toyota Auris is up 46% to #4, the Toyota RAV4 up 63% to #7, Subaru Forester up 148% to #9, Renault Clio up 435% to #13 and the Renault Scenic up 161% to #17. There are four all-new models inside the Estonian Top 60 this year, led by the Skoda Rapid landing directly at a splendid 14th position with 295 sales and 1.6% share, ahead of the Renault Captur at #45, Citroen C-Elysee at #48 and Peugeot 2008 at #68.

Previous post: Estonia November 2013: Skoda Octavia leads, Renault Clio #4

Previous year: Estonia Full Year 2012: Toyota Avensis takes the lead

Two year ago: Estonia Full Year 2011: Skoda Octavia and Nissan Qashqai dominate

Full Year 2013 Top 75 models and Top 46 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Estonia November 2013: Skoda Octavia leads, Renault Clio #4

December 5th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Clio IV Estonia November 2013Renault Clio

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New car sales in Estonia are up 1% year-on-year in November to 1,577 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 18,609 units, up 6% on 2012. The Skoda Octavia confirms it is the new darling of Estonian customers by ranking #1 for the 5th consecutive month thanks to 110 sales and 7% share, however this is still not nearly enough to dislodge the Honda CR-V from its 2013 year-to-date throne: the Japanese SUV, #2 this month at 93 units and 5.9%, was snapped up 872 times so far this year vs. 776 for the Octavia. The Nissan Qashqai is faithful to its year-to-date third place with 75 sales and 4.8% this month. Big movers below in the ranking include the Renault Clio up a further 3 spots to #4 at 68 units and 4.3% vs. #15 and 1.6% year-to-date, the Renault Scenic up two to #7 and 3.2% vs. #13 and 2.1%, the Toyota Corolla stable at #13 vs. #48 and the Renault Captur up 14 ranks to #23.

Previous month: Estonia October 2013: Skoda Octavia and Subaru Forester shine

One year ago: Estonia November 2012: Skoda Octavia #1, Mitsubishi i-MiEV impresses

Full November 2013 Top 50 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Estonia October 2013: Skoda Octavia and Subaru Forester shine

November 7th, 2013 No comments

Subaru Forester Estonia October 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frSubaru Forester

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New car sales in Estonia are up a very healthy 10% year-on-year in October to 1,798 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 17,032 units, up 1% on 2012. The Skoda Octavia is the most popular model in the country for the third month running thanks to 107 sales and 6% share, however this is still not enough to unsettle the year-to-date champion, the Honda CR-V. Octavia sales so far this year add up to 666 units and 3.9% vs. 779 and 4.6% for the CR-V.

The Subaru Forester excels, up 4 spots on September to #5, as does the Renault Clio up 13 to #7. Outside the Top 10, let’s salute the Skoda Superb very solid at #12 vs. #21 year-to-date, the Toyota Corolla boosted by the new generation and up 19 ranks to #13 while it doesn’t even rank inside the 2013 Top 50 yet, the Suzuki SX4 up a further 5 spots to #19, Nissan Leaf up 22 to a splendid #26 and the Peugeot 2008 up 11 to a best-ever #34.

Previous month: Estonia September 2013: Skoda Octavia confirms top spot

Previous year: Estonia Full Year 2012: Toyota Avensis takes the lead

Full October 2013 Top 50 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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