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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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Estonia September 2013: Skoda Octavia confirms top spot

October 29th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Octavia Estonia September 2013Skoda Octavia

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The Estonian new car market is up 1% year-on-year in September to 1,569 registrations, which means the year-to-date total now stands at 15,234 units, up 0.3% on 2012. Leader last month, the Skoda Octavia confirms it is the country’s favourite these days by selling 91 units for a 5.8% market share, nearly two percentage points above the #2, the Honda CR-V with 61 sales and 3.9%. The CR-V however remains #1 year-to-date by far at 680 units and 4.5% vs. 559 and 3.7% for the Octavia. The Nissan Qashqai is back up 4 spots on August to #3 while the Toyota Avensis is up 2 to #4.

Other great performers this month in Estonia include the Dacia Duster up from outside the Top 50 in August to a fantastic 5th place thanks to 54 sales and 3.4% share, the Renault Scenic down 4 spots on August but still extremely solid at #6 vs. #13 year-to-date, the Subaru Forester at #9 vs. #12, Skoda Superb at #12 vs. #25 and the Chevrolet Trax up 11 ranks to a best-ever #36.

Previous month: Estonia August 2013: Skoda Octavia and Renault Scenic on top

Full September 2013 Top 50 models and Top 34 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Estonia August 2013: Skoda Octavia and Renault Scenic on top

September 14th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Octavia Estonia August 2013Skoda Octavia

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The Estonian new car market gains 5% year-on-year in August to 1,589 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total back into positive at 13.665 units, 22 more than at the same stage last year. The Skoda Octavia delivers a second consecutive month in pole position thanks to 95 sales and 6% share, while the Renault Scenic is up a brilliant 9 spots on July to land in second place at 73 units and 4.6% vs. #13 and 1.7% year-to-date. The Subaru Forester is also in great shape: up 5 ranks to #8 with 58 sales and 3.7% vs. #12 and 1.9% year-to-date.

Renault Scénic Estonia August 2013Renault Scenic

Leader so far in 2013, the Honda CR-V ranks 4th for the 2nd time running at 53 units and 3.3%. Other great performers this month in Estonia include the Toyota Auris up 8 spots on last month to #5, the Skoda Rapid up a further one to #13, Peugeot 508 up 32 to #15, Chevrolet Cruze up 30 to #18, Peugeot 308 up 14 to #33 and the Suzuki SX4 up 21 to #21.

Previous month: Estonia July 2013: Skoda Octavia ends 6 months of Honda domination

One year ago: Estonia August 2012: Toyota Avensis dominates

Full August 2013 Top 50 models and Top 32 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Estonia July 2013: Skoda Octavia ends 6 months of Honda domination

August 14th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Octavia Estonia July 2013Skoda Octavia

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The Estonian new car market stabilises in July to 1,811 registrations, up 1% year-on-year and bringing the year-to-date total to 12,076 units, down just 0.4% on 2012. The models ranking in Estonia had been topped by a Honda each month this year up until June: the CR-V in January, February, March, May and June and the Civic in April. Well in July the Skoda Octavia messes up this stat big time by flamboyantly taking the lead thanks to 115 sales and 6.4%.

The Honda CR-V however still leads the year-to-date ranking by far at 566 units and 4.7%. The Toyota Avensis is up 5 spots on June to land in 2nd place both this month with 67 sales and 3.7% and year-to-date at 430 units and 3.6%. The Honda Civic is up 6 ranks to #3, the Kia Sportage up 5 to #5, the Subaru Forester up 12 to #8, Skoda Rapid up 3 to #14, Renault Captur up 8 to #29, the Peugeot 2008 remains #39 and the Chevrolet Trax makes its very first appearance in the Estonian ranking at #50.

Previous month: Estonia June 2013: Honda CR-V leads, Subaru Legacy #4

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

Full July 2013 Top 50 models and Top 36 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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

July 8th, 2013 No comments

Subaru Legacy Estonia June 2013Subaru Legacy

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In June, new car sales in Estonia are down 13% year-on-year to 1,703 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total into negative at -0.6% on 2012 to 10,265 units. The Honda CR-V continues to reign supreme and holds the top spot for the 5th time in the last 6 months thanks to 70 sales and 4.1%. It is followed this month by the Toyota Auris at 63 units and 3.7% (+7 spots on May) and the Nissan Qashqai with 61 sales and 3.6% (+3).

The Subaru Legacy is up 9 ranks to land in 4th position at 52 units and 3.1%, a ranking it held over the Full Year 2012, and thus making the Estonian Top 4 100% Japanese this month. Notice also the Renault Scenic up 27 spots to #6, the Peugeot 3008 up 21 to #8, Dacia Duster up 7 to #13 and the Renault Captur (#37) and Peugeot 2008 (#39) making their very first appearances inside the Estonian Top 50.

Previous month: Estonia May 2013: Honda CR-V reclaims top spot

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

Full June 2013 Top 50 models and Top 38 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Estonia May 2013: Honda CR-V reclaims top spot

June 14th, 2013 No comments

Honda CR-V 2013Honda CR-V

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New car sales in Estonia are up 3% year-on-year in May to 2,003 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,562 units, up 2% on 2012. Honda continues to hold a firm grip on the models sales charts – even though it only ranks third in the brands ranking behind Toyota and Volkswagen, with the CR-V reclaiming the monthly top spot for the 4th time in the last 5 months thanks to 86 sales and 4.3% and the Civic equal #2 with the Toyota Avensis at 76 units and 3.8%.

Citroen C4 Aircross 2013Citroen C4 Aircross

The Skoda Octavia is up 8 spots on April to land at a shiny 4th position while the Toyota RAV4 is up a further two ranks to #5. Other great performers this month in Estonia include the Skoda Rapid up 14 spots to #15, the Peugeot 208 up 27 to #24 and the Citroen C4 Aircross up from outside the Top 50 in April to #39.

Previous month: Estonia April 2013: Honda Civic and Kia Sportage dominate

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

Full May 2013 Top 50 models and Top 34 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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