Estonia November 2012: Octavia #1, Mitsubishi i-MiEV impress

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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Thanks to Rainer and data published by Estonian website Maanteeamet, it looks like Estonia will now become a monthly rendezvous on BSCB! New car sales are down 8% year-on-year in November at 1,560 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still up a healthy 10% on 2011 at 17,526 units. And first to the big surprise in the 2012 year-to-date Estonian models ranking: the Mitsubishi i-Miev is #5 with 456 sales and 2.6% market share, however it seems like the bulk of its sales occurred earlier in the year and could be connected to a specific company or government order because i-Miev sales in November are at zero… Still, it makes Estonia the i-Miev’s best performing country in the world by far.

Toyota Avensis

In November, the Skoda Octavia is the most popular model in the country at 84 units and 5.3%, followed by the Honda CR-V boosted by the new generation at a brilliant 2nd place with 64 sales and 4% with the Toyota Avensis rounding up the podium at 51 units and 3.2%. The year-to-date ranking is a little different: the Avensis leads the way with 745 sales and 4.3% ahead of the Octavia at 690 and 3.9%, the Subaru Legacy (down to #7 in November) at 465 and 2.7% and the Nissan Qashqai at 460 and 2.6%.

Kia Cee’d

Other great performers in November include the Kia Cee’d up to #4 vs. #23 year-to-date, the Hyundai i30 up to #6 vs. #17 YTD, the Opel Astra at #8 vs. #21, Mazda6 at #10 vs. #34, Dacia Duster at #11 vs. #19, Skoda Yeti at #12 vs. #22, VW Tiguan at #14 vs. #33, Renault Clio at #16, Peugeot 3008 at #20 and Jeep Grand Cherokee at #39. Finally, notice the Peugeot 301 registering its first 3 units this month in Estonia.

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Estonia August 2012: Toyota Avensis dominates

Toyota Avensis

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Another rare appearance on BSCB, this time from Estonia! Contrary to neighbour Lithuania, the Estonian new car market is kicking goals in 2012, up 19% year-on-year over the first 8 months of 2012 to 11,872 registrations, and up 8% in August at 1,423 sales. The most popular models are the Toyota Avensis, Renault Megane and Skoda Octavia. Brand-wise, Toyota, Skoda and Volkswagen are on top.

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Estonia Full Year 2011: Skoda Octavia & Nissan Qashqai dominate

Skoda Octavia

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The Estonian car market is up a massive 66% this year to 17,049 registrations, however still far off its pre-crisis level of 30,739 units in 2007… New best-seller this year: the Skoda Octavia is the most popular car in Estonia for the first time, with sales up 93% to 953 units and 5.6% market share.

Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai is up 2 spots and 102% to reach an excellent 2nd place at 661 units and 3.9%, ahead of the Toyota Avensis up 40% to 564 sales and the Renault Megane, 2011’s leader, down 2% to 554 units. The VW Golf impresses and sees its sale shoot up by 154% to 519 sales at #5. Other great performers this year include the Hyundai i30 up 154% to #8, the Opel Astra up 166% to #10 and the VW Passat up 379% to #12.

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Estonia Full Year 2010: Renault Megane best-seller UPDATED

Renault Megane

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Car sales in Estonia are up 3% in 2010 to 10,295 units. Like in 2009, the best-selling car in the country is the Renault Megane with 568 units sold (-20%), followed by the Skoda Octavia with 494 sales (+24%) and the Toyota Avensis at 402 units (+27%).

The Nissan Qashqai is up 156% to #4, the Ford Focus up 86% to #5, the Subaru Legacy/Outback at #6, the Honda CR-V up 62% to #7 and the Dacia Logan up 328% (!) to #11.

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Estonia March 2010: Renault Megane and Scenic on top

Renault Scenic

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The Estonian car market is slower by 19% over the first trimester 2010 (2,185 sales), and by 3% in March (864 sales). This is a very small market so the ranking by model is constantly changing. In March, Renault delivers a 1-2 with the Megane 1st at 7.1% and the Scenic 2nd at 5.7%. The Skoda Octavia is 3rd, ahead of the Toyota Avensis. All other models are under 4% market share. Note the 12th place of the Chrysler Sebring.

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Estonia 2009: Renault Megane takes the lead

Renault Megane

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Estonian car sales crumble to the ground this year at -60% and 9,946 registrations. But the market leader absolutely ignored this trend: the Renault Megane, significantly helped by the new generation now on sale, gained 182% on 2008 at 710 sales and saw its market share multiplied by 7 to 7.1%. In 2nd place, the Skoda Octavia lost 46% but gained 3 spots and one percentage point of market share to 398 units and 4%.

Last year’s leader, the Mazda6, is down to #3 at 335 units, down 69%, and is followed by the Toyota Avensis (-63%) and the Renault Scenic landing directly in 5th place with 276 sales and 2.8% for its first year in Estonia. The Toyota Corolla is up 4 ranks to #6 and the Hyundai i30 is the other newcomer in the Top 10 at #7.

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Estonia 2008: Mazda6 in command

Mazda6

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The Estonian car market drops by 20% this year at 24,591 registrations. Bucking the trend thanks to the new generation now on sale, the Mazda6 takes the lead of the models ranking with 1,082 sales and 4.4% share, up 10% year-on-year.

The Honda Civic stays 2nd and behaves exactly like the market at -20% and 854 units, it is followed closely by the Toyota Avensis at 851 units, down just 10%. The Honda CR-V, down 47%, completes a 100% Japanese Top 4. The Skoda Octavia is up 3 spots to #5, the Citroen Berlingo stays #6 while the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Cee’d make their very first appearance in the annual Estonian Top 10.

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

Honda CR-V

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Complete reshuffle of the models ranking this year in Estonia with Honda having the time of its life! The Honda CR-V is the new best-selling model in the country thanks to 1,479 sales, up 175% on 2007, Estonia possibly being the only country in the world where the CR-V is #1 overall. It is followed by the Honda Civic at 1,069 units, up 31%.

The Toyota Corolla, #1 the two previous years, falls to #3 with sales down 22% at 1,024 units. The Mazda6 is #4 and up 23%, ahead of the Toyota Avensis (+15%), Citroen Berlingo (+60%) and Ford Focus (-4%).

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Estonia 2005-2006: Toyota Corolla in control

Toyota Corolla

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One car stands out from the crowd in the Estonian models ranking over the period: the Toyota Corolla. It sells 1,026 units in 2005 and 1,307 in 2006, way above the competition, in the form of the Mazda6 in 2005 at 590 sales and the Skoda Octavia in 2006 at 904 units.

The Toyota Avensis rounds up the podium in 2005 with 579 sales, passing the relay to the Ford Focus in 2006 at 838 units. Other popular models over the period are the Honda CR-V at #6 in 2005, the Honda Civic at #5 in 2006, the Mazda3 at #7 both years the Citroen Berlingo at #8 in 2006.

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

Lada 2105

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The last years of existence of the Soviet Union see new car sales stagnate in the region: down 6% to 710,525 registrations in 1989 and up 0.1% in 1990 to 711,454. Sales to state organisations, intelligence services and the army are more on a rollercoaster: down 15% to 141,700 in 1989 and back up a massive 59% in 1990 to 225,446.

Izh 2125 Kombi

As expected VAZ (Lada) is the most popular brand in the country with 381,594 sales and 53.7% share in 1989, then 373,579 and 52.5% in 1990. It is followed by Izh at 133,750 then 127,503 and ZAZ at 92,768 then 86,732. The Moskvich 2141 Aleko is counted as a model given it now forms the entirety of the Moskvich range and sales are up 318% to 62,675 and 8.8% in 1989 for its first full year in market, then down 18% to 51,429 in 1990.

Note that in 1989, Soviet citizens were allowed to purchase the UAZ 3151 Patriot again, it was previously only delivered to the army and police. Car imports kick started in the USSR on March 16, 1988 but no data is available until 1990 when a significant 37,400 units were sold, this figure going up 51% in 1991 to 56,300…

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