Guangzhou Auto Show 2017: 20 Highlights, 150 Pictures

Lynk & Co 01 headlight detail

Last week was the opening of the Guangzhou Auto Show 2017, and for the second time after 2015 BSCB was able to attend. The main objective was to stay on top of the numerous new launches by Chinese carmakers so this report will mainly focus on these, with foreign brands covered in the last three points. I give you 20 Highlights of the Guangzhou Auto Show 2017 in 150 pictures. Remember to click on any pic to enlarge it.

1. Lynk & Co is where it’s at

Only one year after its unveiling, the Lynk & Co brand has already gained the title of coolest Chinese brand around. Its stand was by far the busiest in the entire show, including a very large delegation of Volkswagen executives that spent a good hour examining every millimetre of vehicle during the Press Day. On top of displaying two 01 crossovers as well as one 03 sedan concept, Lynk & Co masterfully managed to pull an almost impossible balance between premium and accessible. The stand is a smart black background that inversely heroes the cars, but the (mostly Western) staff is all-smiles and wearing a variety of playful/incongruous tees (“so rong it’s write”) and the space is populated with a multitude of inclusive areas such as multiple swings (yes), photo booths, a bar and a DJ booth playing music that makes me feel I should definitely get onto this Spotify subscription or risking feeling hopelessly old-fashioned very quickly: there is such a thing as a Lynk & Co rap (see video above at 2:00).

The 01 crossover itself is full of very satisfying finds, such as the unique front and rear lights, almost perfect interior allying plushness, modern design and liveability, and unquestionable four-wheel drive ability as featured in a stunning promotional video (see above) shot both in the Inner Mongolian desert and in Sweden – Lynk & CO also has Swedish genes as it shares its platform with the new Volvo XC40. Then there is the innovative 100% online sales strategy coupled with new subscription models also trialled by Volvo. Contrary to the other attempts at premium by Chinese carmakers, and in those I will include Qoros, WEY and Exeed – all covered further down in this Report – Lynk & Co has already understood that to succeed, premium doesn’t have to mean aloof. You can be welcoming and high quality at the same time, and it’s called confidence. Although Lynk & Co hasn’t sold a single vehicle in market yet, it already exudes a level of confidence I have not yet witnessed in a Chinese carmaker – even with Haval and Geely. There, I’ve said it, and I look forward to the next steps.

2. Changhe stuns with the Q7 SUV

Bought by BAIC in late 2013, Changhe had some kind of revival in 2016 with the successive launches of the Q25 and Q35 crossovers, based on BAIC Senova models but displaying their own personality. But despite the additional launch of the Freedom M70 MPV last January, I pronounced Changhe well and truly dead in 2017 with sales crumbling down 53% in May, 37% in August, 28% in September and 29% in October. But no, BAIC has not given up on Changhe, in fact the opposite is true. It is launching two new nameplates in Guangzhou: the good-looking A6 sedan with much-improved interiors, but the one that will shatter low-end perceptions of the brand is the Q7 SUV.

Above and below: Changhe Q7

Below: Changhe A6

The exterior is robust yet sober, with nice premium touches like the Changhe name in curvy writing on the back pillars, sharp head and backlights and a chromed grille, but it’s the interior that makes a remarkable statement, successfully applying a rectangular shape theme to the air vents, floor console, wheel commands, touch screen and electric window commands. Sown leather feels plush, all commands invite use and I just want to touch everything inside this very surprising car. Assuredly one of the best interiors ever released by a Chinese carmaker. Who would have ever thought that of Changhe?


3. The Arcfox Lite: the first truly cool Chinese EV

Almost managing to make more noise at the Show than Lynk & Co, Beijing Auto BJEV is the unexpected creator of the first truly cool Chinese EV: the Arcfox Lite. Arcfox is the group’s new EV brand launched in April 2016 at the Beijing Auto Show, and the Lite is its first model. However the accent is fully put on the Lite name, with Chinese media referring to it as Lite by Arcfox. Regardless, this is a cute little minicar and there were literally dozens of them inundating the Beijing Auto stand in both bright and pastel colours. Two main attractions in the Lite. First, the interior which is one of the most exciting ever launched for a Chinese brand, featuring not one but three 8 inch screens forming a full digital bar. Second, it has LED displays at the front and rear of the car where both the driver and passenger can ‘advertise’ their own messages, in Chinese or Western alphabets, and even emoticons. Above you can see the front display filled with hearts. Cute. It’s like the car is speaking with pedestrians! Plus you get to be able to write what you want, including insults. Now that’s cool.

Hanteng X7 PHEV and X5 interior

4. One year-old Hanteng is improving fast

Created in 2013, Hanteng Motors is, like Zotye, owned by Tech-New. It appeared in the Chinese sales charts a little more than a year ago with a Zotye T600 rebadge, the X7, then unveiled the smaller X5 at last year’s Guangzhou Auto Show in November 2016 but is yet to be sold nationally. So far, nothing spectacular. And this is why Hanteng ranks so high in my list of surprises this year: the carmaker introduced not one but two new designs for the X7 (the X7 PHEV and X7S) as well as a rejigged X5. The interiors are a giant leap forward with high perceived quality, sown materials and the brand name embedded in the armrest. I’m very impressed.

5. The new Landwind Xiaoyao is only a half-clone

That’s always better than a full clone, right? One of the best surprises of the Show is this stunning-looking Landwind Xiaoyao, originally unveiled as a concept one year ago at Guangzhou Auto 2016. It is simply the best looking Landwind launched so far and a far cry from the infamous Range Rover Evoque clone, the X5. Landwind has however not entirely given up on cloning, and a look at the car sideways and from the rear will undeniably remind you of a certain Mercedes GLA. The interior is okay if only a little too shiny and plasticky, but these sharp front headlights make it all worthwhile. Way to go Landwind.

6. Baojun gallops ahead, again

We are still digesting the astronomical sales figures of the latest Baojun launch, the daringly-designed 510 headed towards becoming the fastest nameplate in the history of automobile both in China and the world to reach 300.000 sales (10 months). Yet Baojun strikes again, giving the 510 a larger brother named 530. Don’t change it if it ain’t broke: the 530 utilises the cutting-edge design cues of the 510, adding a bit more chrome around the grille and down the bumpers. Although larger, the 530 remains a five-seater and is, too, destined to a stellar career.

But this Show was also the opportunity for me to step inside the 510 for the first time and see what the fuss is all about. And straight away I understood. With pricing starting at just 59.800 yuan (US$9.000 or €7.700), the 510 offers inside luxuries otherwise reserved to cars a few segments up: electric seats, sown materials, pleasant fabrics, rotary gear shift, Mercedes-style dials and my pet fave: a slow-opening glovebox. I want one. Could General Motors sell this as an entry-model crossover under the Chevrolet brand please? Or even better: as a Holden in Australia where I live?

WEY P8, VV7 interior and VV5 exterior details

7. Are WEY cars all the same?

New Great Wall premium brand WEY has decided all its models should be painted red at the Show, perhaps to better contrast with Haval cars mostly white here. And some contrast is needed as I still can’t shake off the feeling that both the WEY VV5 and VV7 look like more aggressive Haval H2s or H6, but are lacking differentiating personalities. The Chinese public certainly disagrees with me, having gobbled up no less than 45.000 WEY cars since sales started a mere four months ago. To this confusingly similar-looking tandem, WEY has added the P8 plug-in hybrid unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show last September, adorned with a Lexus-styled grille. The interior looks almost identical with a few additional rotary controls. Don’t get me wrong, interior quality is at its best for a Chinese brand but I’m left wanting more.

Exeed TX and Exeed stand at the Guangzhou Auto Show 2017.

8. Can Exeed succeed?

Contrary to Lynk & Co and WEY which both had their very own stand located in completely different halls than Geely and Haval respectively, Chery’s new premium brand, Exeed, remains closely linked to its creator. The mention “by Chery” is placed below the Exeed name on billboard advertising around the Show’s venue and the TX SUV was positioned right in the middle of the… Chery stand in Guangzhou. A half-baked attempt at this stage. The car design itself looks a little heavy and is lacking some dynamism, definitely showing that it’s Chery’s largest SUV to-date. Nothing outstanding exterior design-wise, if anything it looks less modern than the Tiggo 7 or 5x, and the interior is plush without being exceptional, with a very confusing asymmetrical central armrest in-between the front seats. A pretty unconvincing performance so far by Exeed, especially given all the hype surrounding both competitors Lynk & Co and WEY.

9. More SUVs from Dongfeng

There is only one word on the lips of Dongfeng executives: SUVs. Building on the historical success of the Fengguang 580 (almost 20.000 sales last month), Dongfeng has just unveiled the Fengxing S560 to market (see our October All-new models report) and will launch the Fengdu MX3 shortly, but that’s no excuse not to launch more, correct? Correct. Introducing the totally revamped Fengxing Joyear X5 five-seater and and the all-new Joyear X6… seven-seater, both coming with two slightly different snouts for the price of one and looking better and better with each launch, if only a tad too close to Volkswagen…

Haval H4 Red label Haval H4 Blue labelNew Haval H6 Coupe Red label Haval H6 Red label
Haval H6 Blue label. Below, Haval H4 interior.

10. Three more Havals

In 2016, Haval inaugurated a two-fold blue and red label strategy, in effect instantly doubling the size of its lineup. Not to be slowed down, after launching the M6 a couple of months ago (and a new brand, WEY), Haval surprises us with another identical-looking SUV: the H4, of course available in slightly different designs for blue and red labels. Its interior is of great quality as we have come to expect from the brand, but a little schizophrenic, hesitating between the straight lines of its touch screen and the more rounded aspects of the rest of the cockpit. Oh and for good measure, let’s throw in a totally new H6 Coupe Red label design looking like a… M6 which is blue label, obvs. Wait, what?


11. The FAW Hongqi H5 impresses with its interior

Ever since the first Chinese Auto Show I attended, back in Beijing in 2014, the FAW Hongqi brand has been big on promises but not so much on delivery. It now has a realistic model under its belt in the form of the H5, which really impressed me with its interior. Some fun design statements like the floating armrest, along with electric seats, plush materials and a well-proportioned and very digital central console are only let down by a glove box falling abruptly with a cheap “clang” – one of my pet hates. Pity no sales figures are communicated by the carmaker. The LS5 SUV was once again on display but seems to be destined to forever remain a dream.

12. Geely continues to launch like a Boss

There’s a confident air at the Geely stand with the information desk set up in minimalistic manner just next to an elegant tea bar. Quietly celebrating its highest monthly sales on record (125.201 units in October), Geely couldn’t go an Auto Show without a new model launch – the seventh in the past 20 months! – and here comes the Vision S1 hatchback, with simple yet sophisticated interiors. It’s good to see that Geely hasn’t got distracted in the least by the Lynk & Co fanfare.

13. Wuling proudly goes SUV with the Hongguang S3

Unveiled in Shanghai last April and on sale since earlier this month, the Hongguang S3 is Wuling’s very first SUV, albeit built on a Hongguang MPV platform as its name indicates. The brand has been struggling lately due to the freefalling of the commercial minivans that used to be its bread and butter. Even the best-selling Hongguang and Hongguang V are declining in the double-digits, so this S3 comes just at the right time. I wanted to see whether the interior was very Wuling of very SUV, and the latter is true, with bluffing materials for a starting price of 59.800 yuan (US$9.000 or €7.700)… The cherry on top: from Day 2 of the Show Wuling proudly displayed an extravagant race car version of the S3!

14. Chery confirms progress with the 5x – pity about the name

After showing us a much-improved design and interior with the Tiggo 7, the works of new design house Granstudio (the design agency established by former Pininfarina design director Lowie Vermeersch), Chery confirms it is on the right path with this 5x, whose interior shows, well, actual style with just enough chrome and quality materials. Now about the naming. Chery seems to have now got into the habit of denominating with x their new models: choosing Tiggo 3x instead of the more logical Tiggo 4 and now Tiggo 5x instead of, why not, Tiggo 6?

15. Brilliance V6 a good exterior design let down by its interior

Brilliance is one of the worst-faring Chinese carmakers at home this year with sales down an abysmal 48% after ten months. A new SUV is just what the doctor ordered, and thankfully the V6 is here. It’s a marked progress in terms of exterior design, rather modern while keeping the brand’s proprietary grille. Unfortunately, the interior, albeit featuring a reasonably-sized touch screen – a must for Chinese cars nowadays – is all a bit too bland and shiny and seems stuck a few years back.

16. BYD offers a stylish concept, but that’s about it

It’s potentially the start of a renaissance at BYD, with the already successful Song MAX MPV the first model penned by new head of design and ex-Audi man Wolfgang Egger. The brand needs it, with sales down 20% so far this year. But it had not much else to show in Guangzhou, except for a sexy Dynasty concept featuring cameras instead of rear-view mirrors (the way of the future) and a gigantic and protruding touch screen inside – unfortunately the doors were closed.

17. The Chinese carmakers that disappointed

Although based in Guangzhou, local player GAC Trumpchi was far from being the star of the show. Granted, it had a pretty busy year already with the very successful launch of the gigantic GS8 and the arrivals of the GS7 and GS3. Still, it had one novelty at the Show: the enormous GM8 luxury MPV that will target the BYD Song MAX and try and steal some Buick GL8 buyers. Given how fantastically GAC Trumpchi has broken all taboos about successful Chinese large SUVs with the GS8, it could very well do the same in the MPV segment with this GM8…

Chery-owned Qoros is down 44% in 2017 on already very disappointing results, and it doesn’t look like a sales spark will be triggered any time soon: when you call your latest novelty “model Young” just in case your target market isn’t clear enough and launch a car which essentially looks like a Chery Tiggo 7, it reeks of desperation. Clearly, the priority now for Chery in terms of semi-premium brands is Exeed.

The only satisfying model on Lifan’s stand is the Xuanlang MPV, that’s if you’re willing to ignore it is almost a picture perfect clone of the Ford S-Max. The interior of the also-new X80 could have passed three years ago but not in 2017, and no sign of the X70 SUV which would have given the moribund stand a much needed touch of sexiness. Weird.

It has disappointed me before, but this year Haima has reached new lows. Yes, the “camping holiday” theme on the stand is cute with staff wearing Hawaiian shirts, but the “new(?)” F7 crossover is just a stilted version of the V70 which itself was recycling a decade-old design. But it gets worse when you step inside: shiny plastics and analogue speedos galore. It would appear Haima got lost somewhere around 1994. The market responded accordingly with sales down 35% in 2017 so far.

Although very well represented, not all Chinese carmakers were attending the Guangzhou Auto Show this year, with the most notable absentees being Zotye, followed by Leopaard, Cowin, Karry, Zhi Dou, Bisu and Yema. Hopefully they will all make up for it at the next Beijing Auto Show in April 2018!

18. Is PSA Peugeot-Citroen hungry enough?

With Peugeot down 28% so far this year, Citroen down 56% and DS down 62%, PSA Peugeot Citroen is in serious need of a couple of blockbusters. If Peugeot logically put all its energy on the 4008/5008 tandem, Citroen shows us the C5 Aircross. Neither the new C3 nor the C3 Aircross convinced me (cheap interiors), so this is a good test that Citroen passes with highest honours. Contrary to the aforementioned models, the C5 Aircross’ cockpit does feel premium and very original yet pleasantly understated. A huge step in the right direction for the French carmaker.

Over on the DS stand, it’s all about the new DS 7 Crossback that has launched almost simultaneously in Europe and China. I was totally impressed by the DS Experience at last year’s Paris Auto Show, but this time the stand feels cramped with the brand bent on showing absolutely all its models in one go. Granted, the DS 7 is sophisticated, with the Chinese opting to play up its “sponsorship” of France’s new president Macron’s inauguration – a la Hongqi with Chinese presidents – but the over-use of the DS logo’s angular motif virtually everywhere inside is trying too hard. DS hasn’t posted a four-digit sales month since last January and the DS 7 will need to create a lot of momentum to reverse the trend. A tough ask.

19. Korean carmakers are all SUV guns blazing!

For very different reasons than PSA, 2017 is also a nightmare year for both Hyundai (-34%) and Kia (-49%), losing in the space of a few months years of diligent sales progression in China. There is only one way to remedy this hell: SUVs, and lots of them. Reassuringly, both brands answer present with Hyundai adding a thoroughly revamped ix35 on sale locally since last week as well as the all-new Kona scheduled for early 2018 and renamed Encino for China. The Encino will aim right at the über-successful Honda Vezel/XR-V tandem. For Kia, the thinking behind the mysteriously named NP is less clear: it’s relatively big for China while the small KX3 is in dire straits. This Korean SUV assault just as Japanese Mazda, with the CX-3 only dipping its toes in China now, and Toyota, not even showing the C-HR slotted for a summer 2018 release here, are lagging way behind.

Both the Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado were on display in Guangzhou.

20. General Motors got it right

Still ultra-dominant In China, the Volkswagen Group maintained a steady presence in Guangzhou, showing off the new Skoda Karoq, a deliciously sporty VW T-Rocstar (see what they did there?) which reminds us the T-Roc should have been launched in China before Europe and not the other way around, and the dreamy Audi Q8 Concept, a very sexy proposal indeed.

Audi Q8 Concept

But one foreign manufacturer got it more right than others in Guangzhou this year: General Motors. Even when putting aside the very impressive showing of SAIC joint-venture brands Baojun and Wuling, GM shines with its American brands Buick (new GL6 and Avenir) and Chevrolet, which very interestingly showed both Colorado and Silverado pickups as well as a very aggressive Equinox RS. This as Ford didn’t even bother with the F-150 Raptor albeit now officially imported into China, and just when Nissan announced it will start importing the Titan full-size pickup to China next year, to come alongside the locally-produced Navara.

VW T-Rocstar 

That’s all for our coverage of the Guangzhou Auto Show 2017. Stay tuned for a thorough exploration of the car landscape of the city, coming shortly on BSCB.

USA First Half 2017: Exclusive State by State rankings now available

The Honda CR-V tops five States so far in 2017 vs. just one in 2016.

* See the Top 10 best-selling vehicles for each U.S. State by clicking on the title *

For the fourth year in a row and thanks to JATO Dynamics we can share with you today separate rankings for the Top 10 best-selling vehicles for each U.S. State over the First Half of 2017. This data is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find it anywhere else. Continuing on 2016 methodology, all full-size pickup sales are split as follows:  the Ford F-Series into F-150, F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty and F-350 Super Duty Chassis Cab, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500HD and up, Ram 1500, 2500 and up, and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and up. Light trucks continue to outrageously dominate this little game with 46 State wins vs. just five for cars, to be compared with 45 and 6 over the Full Year 2016.

Almost two in every three U.S. States has the Ford F-150 as its best-seller.

As 2016 inaugurated the new split methodology for full-size pickups, the Ford F-150 won 31 States. Halfway through 2017, it does even better, winning 33 States. In the process the F-150 loses Delaware and Illinois but gains Indiana and Maine from the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Vermont from the Toyota RAV4 and Washington from the Subaru Outback. All-in-all, almost two of every American State has the F-150 as its best-selling vehicle – only one State is missing to reach that milestone. Its highest volumes are achieved in Texas (47.203), California (24.669), Florida (21.033) and Michigan (15.655). In the 18 States it does not win, the F-150 places #2 three times (Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon), #3 once (Michigan), #4 three times (Arkansas, Delaware, New Hampshire), #5 once (California), #6 twice (Maryland, Nevada), #9 once (Massachusetts) and does not appear in the Top 10 of six States: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

Most State Wins by year:

Year H1 2017 2016
Model State Wins State Wins
Ford F-150 33 31
Honda CR-V 5 1
Nissan Rogue 2 2
Toyota Corolla 2 2
Chevrolet Equinox 1 0
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1 4
GMC Savana 1 0
Honda Accord 1 0
Honda Civic 1 2
Nissan Altima 1 0
Subaru Outback 1 2
Toyota RAV4 1 3
Toyota Tacoma 1 1
Ford Escape 0 1
Ford Transit 0 1
Toyota Camry 0 1

The big winner of the First Half 2017 State rankings is the Honda CR-V which is quite paradoxical given it has lost its crossover crown to the Nissan Rogue over the period. From one State win in FY2016, the CR-V soars to five in H12017. It loses New Jersey to the Honda Accord but gains Delaware and Illinois from the Ford F-150 (the latter for a mere 8 sales), Maryland from the Toyota Camry, New Hampshire from the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Rhode Island from the Toyota RAV4. To find the next best performing nameplates we have to go down to just two State wins: the Nissan Rogue keeps Connecticut and New York and the Toyota Corolla keeps Florida and Nevada.

The Chevrolet Equinox storms into first place in Michigan with over 32.000 sales. 

Among the nine nameplates boasting one State win, the most disappointing showing is clearly coming from the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Once the runaway leader when only the Ford F-Series had its sales split by body, the Silverado 1500 was still the 2nd best performing vehicle in FY2016 with four State wins. Not anymore. Halfway through 2017, it only keeps Iowa, losing Indiana and Maine to the Ford F-150 and New Hampshire to the Honda CR-V. In 2016, it ranked #2 in 15 States, 14 of which to the F-150. This time, it ranks #2 only 11 times, each time to the F-150. Other disappointing acts from the Toyota RAV4 going from 3 to 1 win (Massachusetts), the Honda Civic from 2 to 1 (California) and the Subaru Outback also from 2 to 1 (Oregon).

The GMC Savana surprisingly wins Arkansas off the Ford Transit. 

The Chevrolet Equinox is the most impressive newcomer in the State winning nameplates, improving by 143% to comfortably snap the lead in Michigan with a stunning 32.141 sales. This is the 6th highest single volume of any car in any State below the F-150 in Texas (47.203), the Honda Civic (46.480), Accord (38.456), Corolla (32.983) and Camry (32.576) all in California. Another surprise is the GMC Savana snapping Arkansas off the hands of the Ford Transit, this state being the U.S. headquarters for rental trucks. The Honda Accord returns to the ranking with a win in New Jersey snapped from its stablemate the CR-V and the Nissan Altima wins the District of Columbia off the Honda Civic. Finally, the Toyota Tacoma remains by far the favourite choice in Hawaii, as it has been for decades now.

The Ford F-350 Super Duty peaks at #3 in Wyoming. Picture caranddriver.com

Now onto the detail of these full-size heavy-duty pickup variants that have popped up inside the States’ Top 10. Once again the Ram 2500 excels, holding onto its 2nd place in Utah – where it now sells over double the Ram 1500 there – and Wyoming. It also ranks #7 in Alaska and #8 in Idaho. Contrary to 2016, at Ford it’s the F-350 Super Duty that reaches a higher ranking: #3 in Wyoming, #5 in Utah, #6 in Montana and #9 in Idaho. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD ranks #4 in both North Dakota and Utah, #5 in Iowa and Wyoming and #10 in Montana. Finally, the Ford F-250 Super Duty is #4 in Texas and Oklahoma, #5 in New Mexico, #7 in Louisiana and Wyoming and #10 in Mississippi, North Dakota and Utah.

Full H1 2017 Top 10 vehicles for each U.S. State vs. H1 2016 figures below.

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First Half 2017: Complete Data for selected markets

The Toyota C-HR lands in third place among passenger cars at home in Japan. 

Below you will find the links to the First Half 2017 Special Reports:

World First Half 2017: Renault-Nissan becomes world’s largest carmaker

China First Half 2017: Market slows down growth from +9.2% to +1.6%

USA First Half 2017: Rogue, CR-V and RAV4 outsell Altima, Civic and Camry in crossover push

USA First Half 2017: Exclusive State by State rankings now available

Europe First Half 2017: Best result in a decade but growth slows to 4.2%

Japan First Half 2017: Toyota C-HR storms into third place, Prius #1

Germany First Half 2017: Mercedes up, Volkswagen down but trusts Top 4

India First Half 2017: Top Five is 100% Maruti in record market up 8%

UK First Half 2017: Mercedes shines, places C-Class and A-Class in Top 10

UK First Half 2017: Now available with Top 150 models ranking (BSCB Exclusive)

Italy First Half 2017: Fiat Tipo lands in third place, teases Lancia Ypsilon for #2

France First Half 2017: Market lifted up 3% by tactical sales

Brazil First Half 2017: Sales rebound, Jeep Compass leads new SUV charge

Russia First Half 2017: First positive result in five year

Russia First Half 2017: Now available with All-models ranking (BSCB Exclusive)

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Special Middle East section (in alphabetical order):

Bahrain First Half 2017: Land Cruiser and Prado top market down 34%

Iraq First Half 2017: Kia Frontier doubles sales to hold 32.9% of market

Jordan First Half 2017: Hyundai and Kia both climb above Toyota

Kuwait First Half 2017: Toyota Prado #1, Kia up 15%, market down 11%

Lebanon First Half 2017: Prado and Land Cruiser on top, Datsun shines

Oman First Half 2017: Nissan advances 123% in market down 8%

Qatar First Half 2017: Nissan Patrol and Navara shine in market down 22%

Saudi Arabia First Half 2017: Camry leads, Renault Koleos smashes in

Syria First Half 2017: Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage on top

United Arab Emirates First Half 2017: Nissan Patrol cements top spot

Yemen First Half 2017: Toyota holds 78.3% share in recovering market

* Full Year 2016 Reports * 107 markets available

Wuling Hongguang S1 China 2016The Wuling Hongguang posts a 4th straight year at #1 in the world’s largest car market: China. 

This article is the portal to all Full Year 2016 Reports, you can find below all updates already live. This list is added in real time as more updates get published.

See the Full Year 2015 Reports for 136 markets here

See the Full Year 2014 Reports for 134 markets here

See the Full Year 2013 Reports for 108 markets here

All markets available in alphabetical order:

Algeria Full Year 2016: Import quotas bring market to standstill

Angola Full Year 2016: Fiat Doblo and Panda in the lead

Argentina Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux takes control for the first time

Australia Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux first ever “ute” to lead annual sales

Australia Full Year 2016: Exclusive State by State rankings available

Austria Full Year 2016: VW Golf celebrates 40 consecutive years at #1

Azerbaijan Full Year 2016: Lada 4×4 new leader in market down 47%

Bahrain Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser and Prado on top

Belarus Full Year 2016: VW Polo leads for 4th year, Renault Kaptur in Top 10

Belgium Full Year 2016: VW Golf back to #1, Hyundai Tucson on podium

Bosnia & Herzegovina Full Year 2016: Skoda Octavia and VW Golf on top

Botswana Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux leads, Land Cruiser Pickup up 60% to #2

Brazil Full Year 2016: Chevrolet takes control in market down 20%

Bulgaria Full Year 2016: Dacia Dokker and Nissan Qashqai dominate again

Canada Full Year 2016: Ford F-Series at peak in 4th straight record year

Chile Full Year 2016: Chevrolet Sail resumes domination, Hyundai #1 brand

China Full Year 2016: Tax cut boosts market up 14% to 28 million sales

China LCV Full Year 2016: Wuling Mini Truck leads, pickups up 11%

Colombia Full Year 2016: Renault keeps momentum, places Sandero #1

Côte d’Ivoire Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux and Renault Duster on top

Croatia Full Year 2016: VW Golf leads, Ford Focus and Suzuki Vitara up

Cyprus Full Year 2016: VW Golf resists, Ford Focus and Hyundai Tucson shine

Czech Republic Full Year 2016: 4 Skodas in Top 4 for the first time

Denmark Full Year 2016: Peugeot 208 ends VW Up reign in record market

Ecuador Full Year 2016: Great Wall soars 11% to #5 in market down 22%

Egypt Full Year 2016: Hyundai takes control in market down 40%

England (UK) Full Year 2016: First podium for the VW Golf

Estonia Full Year 2016: Skoda Octavia reclaims top spot

Europe Full Year 2016: Volkswagen flat, Renault up in highest market in 9 years

Europe Full Year 2016: Discover the Top 385 models and Top 60 brands

Finland Full Year 2016: Skoda Octavia on top, Opel Astra up 180%

France Full Year 2016: Private sales under 50% for the first time

Germany Full Year 2016: Volkswagen down, Mercedes up, strongest market this decade

Greece Full Year 2016: Toyota Yaris #1, Nissan Micra on podium

Greenland (Denmark) Full Year 2016: Mitsubishi Outlander likely leader

Gulf Cooperation Council Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux reigns supreme

Hungary Full Year 2016: Suzuki resumes domination after 8 year-lull

Iceland Full Year 2016: Toyota Yaris resumes domination, Kia Sportage shines

India Full Year 2016: The year Renault cracked the Indian market

Indonesia Full Year 2016: Toyota Avanza leads, Calya lands at #3

Iran Full Year 2016: Saipa Pride & Peugeot 405 lead, Brilliance H330 in Top 10

Iraq Full Year 2016: Kia Frontier and Sportage outsell Toyota Hilux

Ireland Full Year 2016: Hyundai Tucson signs historic win

Israel Full Year 2016: Kia Sportage first ever crossover to lead charts

Italy Full Year 2016: 6 Italian models in Top 7 for the first time in 32 years

Japan Full Year 2016: Toyota Prius returns to #1 spot after 3 year-hiatus

Jordan Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser takes control, market down 27%

Kazakhstan Full Year 2016: Toyota takes control of market down 52%

Kenya Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux only 10 units above Isuzu KB

Kuwait Full year 2016: Toyota Prado and Camry top market down 26%

Latvia Full Year 2016: Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Octavia top market up 15%

Lebanon Full Year 2016: Toyota Prado snaps top spot

Lesotho Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux ultra-dominant, Fortuner up to #3

Liechtenstein Full Year 2016: Volkswagen AG places 10 nameplates in Top 12

Lithuania Full Year 2016: Fiat 500 ultra-dominant, 500X in Top 5

Luxembourg Full Year 2016: VW Golf leads, BMW X1 up to 4th place

Malawi Full Year 2016: Toyota at 46.7% share, Hilux and Land Cruiser lead

Malaysia Full Year 2016: Perodua hits record share in market down 13%

Malaysia Full Year 2016: Models data now available (BSCB Exclusive)

Malta Full Year 2016: Toyota Aygo and Yaris top rental-biased market

Martinique (France) Full Year 2016: Peugeot and 208 reclaim #1 spots

Mauritius Full Year 2016: Nissan topples Toyota in market up 9%

Mexico Full Year 2016: Record market pounces up 18.6% above 1.6m units

Moldova Full Year 2016: Dacia Logan resists Hyundai Tucson assault

Monaco Full Year 2016: Mercedes takes off, Porsche on podium

Morocco Full Year 2016: Dacia places entire range in Top 7 in record market

Namibia Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Isuzu KB in the lead

Netherlands Full Year 2016: VW Golf holds off Renault Clio for 50 sales

New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2016: Dacia Duster ends 7 years of Ford Ranger domination

New Zealand Full Year 2016: Ford Ranger repeats in third straight record year

Northern Ireland (UK) Full Year 2016: Hyundai Tucson and Renault Kadjar in Top 10

Norway Full Year 2016: VW Golf #1, Mitsubishi Outlander and BMW i3 shine

Oman Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux overtakes Land Cruiser Pickup to #1

Pakistan Full Year 2016: Toyota Corolla tops market down 10%

Philippines Full Year 2016: Toyota Vios leads, Fortuner shines in 7th consecutive record year

Poland Full Year 2016: Opel Astra catches up with Skoda Octavia, Fabia

Portugal Full Year 2016: Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 top market up 16%

Puerto Rico (USA) Full Year 2016: Toyota Yaris outpaces Corolla to #1

Qatar Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser towers above competition

Rep of Macedonia Full Year 2016: Dacia Duster snaps top spot

Romania Full Year 2016: Dacia Logan leads strongest market this decade

Russia Full Year 2016: Hyundai Solaris ends 45 years of Lada domination

San Marino Full Year 2016: Volkswagen and Audi add up to 30% share

Saudi Arabia Full Year 2016: First ever crown for the Hyundai Accent

Scotland (UK) Full Year 2016: Vauxhall Corsa leads, Astra up 20%

Serbia Full Year 2016: Fiat 500L leads, Opel Astra on podium

Singapore Full Year 2016: Honda takes control thanks to Vezel parallel imports

Slovakia Full Year 2016: Skoda Fabia leads, Hyundai Tucson and Suzuki Vitara shine

Slovenia Full Year 2016: Renault Clio leads, Captur in Top 5

South Africa Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux sovereign in market down 11%

South Korea Full Year 2016: Hyundai Porter first LCV to #1

Spain Full Year 2016: Renault, Seat Leon win in market pushed by rentals

Swaziland Full Year 2016: Isuzu KB reclaims pole position off Toyota Hilux

Sweden Full Year 2016: #1 car not a Volvo for the first time in 54 years

Switzerland Full Year 2016: VW Golf snatches last minute 23rd win

Syria Full Year 2016: Kia Frontier tops market down 36%

Taiwan Full Year 2016: Toyota Corolla, RAV4 and Yaris reign, CMC Veryca up

Thailand Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux snaps last minute 11th straight win

Tunisia Full Year 2016: Isuzu D-Max and Kia Rio superstars

Turkey Full Year 2016: Fiat Egea already in the lead in record market

Uganda Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi L200 on top

UK Full Year 2016: Second annual record in a row despite Brexit

UK Full Year 2016: Discover the Top 150 best-selling models (BSCB Exclusive)

Ukraine Full Year 2016: Kia Sportage takes the lead in recovering market (+41%)

United Arab Emirates Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser takes control

Uruguay Full Year 2016: Fiat takes control in market down 8%

USA Full Year 2016: Incentives lift market to second straight record

USA Full Year 2016: Exclusive State by State rankings now available

Venezuela Full Year 2016: Ford last man standing in market down 83%

Vietnam Full Year 2016: Toyota Vios leads market above 300.000 units

Wales (UK) Full Year 2016: Fiesta leads, Ford Kuga up

World Full Year 2016: Volkswagen #1, outpaces Toyota despite “dieselgate”

Yemen Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser #1, BMW X6 and X4 in Top 10

Photo Report: The cars of Malta in 50 pictures

1-land-rover-nadur-gozoLand Rover Pickup in Nadur, Gozo

Up until today, Malta was a rather secretive market on BSCB with no official sales figures and one lonely update based on Youtube videos dating back to 2010. This is no more. Sometimes car sales data has to be sourced from the very source and on-location research is the best way. There will therefore be two separate Malta updates: one detailing the overall car park of the two main islands (Malta and Gozo) forming the country, and one detailing the best-sellers so far in 2016 – exclusive info you won’t find anywhere else but on Bestsellingcarsblog. We will start with the cars of Malta in 50 Pictures. This is a selection from over 700 snaps of the most striking cars I found in Malta. Enjoy!

2-toyota-hilux-zebbug-gozoToyota Hilux in Zebug, Gozo

First about the actual experience of visiting Malta. If you are planning to visit Malta in the near future, don’t bother perhaps read these lines before you commit. Granted, the colourful balconies, Valletta, Vittorioso and the entire island of Gozo are unique and splendid. However, if you need a room and a car, you must be prepared to end up paying 3 times what you agreed to pay for, for something that will almost certainly end up being the opposite of what you paid for…

3-daihatsu-hijet-marsaxlokkDaihatsu Hijet in Marsaxlokk

For example, a rental car booked online with Goldcar for 43€ ends up costing 118€ due to a ‘mandatory’ all-excess insurance to be paid in case you don’t have a credit card – no mention of this when the company accepted my debit card details online of course. It’s a seasoned business: the cancellation fee is set at 150€ so you are plain and simply hijacked. One hour wait later, I get a Peugeot 208 that was so damaged the staff rolled their eyes at having to write down all the bumps and scratches on the sheet. The hotel room and petrol stations were a similar experience, to the point that for each € spent, I ended up having to spend 3€ for things I had not agreed to pay for – or for actually nothing at all. One day, Malta will wake up with so many consumer law suits on their hands they won’t know where to turn. If all this sounds like an appealing proposition to you, then by all means go visit Malta. End of rant! Now onto the cars.

4-kia-picanto-toyota-rush-vallettaKia Picanto and Toyota Rush in Valletta

5-toyota-vitz-vallettaToyota Vitz in Valletta

A former British colony, Malta gained its independence in 1964 and therefore is a Left Hand Traffic country, requiring Right Hand Drive (RHD) cars. The two main islands that form the country are very small, therefore cars don’t get used that much and can be kept on the road for a lot longer than in a continental location. As a result, the Maltese car park is a striking collection of RHD imports, mainly from Japan, the UK and India. As soon as I hit the airport carpark a flow of used imports from Japan invaded the landscape, king of them being the Toyota Vits (aka Yaris) with original Japanese logo on the bonnet. A lot would follow.

6-birgu-street-sceneBirgu street scene

Malta being neutral during the Cold War, there is also a very distinct Eastern European influence on the streets with many 1980s and 1990s Skodas and Ladas. Korean brands have been present for longer than most European countries, with Kia trucks dating back to the early eighties still in operation.

fordson-thames-1948-1954-vallettaFordson Thames (1948-1954) in Valletta

6-ford-escort-rabatFord Escort Estate (1968-1974) in Rabat

7-kia-truck-xaghra-gozoKia Truck in Xaghra, Gozo

8-kia-picanto-peugeot-108-maruti-gypsy-mdinaKia Picanto, Peugeot 108 and Maruti Gypsy in Mdina

The best-selling new cars will be detailed in a separate post, but mini cars are the norm with the Kia Picanto, Peugeot 108, Hyundai i10 and Citroen C1 very frequent.

9-maruti-gypsy-san-lawrenz-gozoMaruti Gypsy in San Lawrenz, Gozo

The Maruti Gypsy imported as used straight from India has melted the hearts of Maltese drivers, especially on the island of Gozo where it is used as an airy taxi under the blistering summer heat that was enveloping the island when I visited.

11-maruti-omni-birzebbugaMaruti Omni in Birzebugga

10-maruti-800-vittoriosa2 x identical Maruti 800 in Vittoriosa

The Gypsy isn’t the only Maruti popular in Malta, with the 800 so frequent still despite its age that more than one example in the same street is a common occurrence as pictured above.

12-seat-ibiza-smart-fortwo-mdinaSeat Ibiza and Smart Fortwo in Mdina

13-tata-sumo-birzebbuga2 x Tata Sumo in Birzebugga

14-tata-telcoline-marsaxlokkTata Telcoline in Marsaxlokk

Tata has also had its very successful time, with some rarities popping up regularly such as various generations of Sumo and the Telcoline with its air of Mercedes pickup.

mitsubishi-l200-victoria-gozoMitsubishi L200 in Victoria, Gozo

One staple of Malta is the older Japanese pickups streaming along every single street and unsealed road, with the Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max of absolutely all generations extremely well represented.

land-rover-birzebbugaLand Rover Pickup in Birzebuggaland-rover-nadur-gozo-pic2Land Rover Pickup in Nadur, Gozo
land-rover-mgarr-gozoLand Rover in Mgarr, Gozo

But the main emblem of Malta will have to be the valiant Land Rovers spread all across the two islands and looking almost pristine. Malta is a fascinating voyage in time where most cars have been conserved to near their original state. Just for this, it’s well worth the trouble.

15-marsaxlokk-street-sceneStreet scene in Marsaxlokk

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BSCB Exclusive: Discover the Top 1400 best-selling cars in the world

Toyota Corolla China July 2015. Picture courtesy of auto.ifeng.comThe Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the world – 28% of its sales come from China. 

* See the Top 1382 best-selling cars in the world by clicking on the title *

Our traditional Full Year worldwide models ranking is finally here for 2015, and once again it is exclusive to BSCB. Thanks to the launch of 94 new nameplates and the addition of almost 200 Chinese commercial vehicles, the number of nameplates accounted for this year shoots up to 1.382 vs. 1.116 a year ago, so for the first time in the four years this chart has been published we can upgrade from a Top 1000 to a Top 1400 worldwide models – please bear with us while we work on making this a Top 1500 for 2016. This ranking is the result of the compilation of official sales data for 135 markets as well as manufacturers data shared by carmakers directly with BSCB. It was created with the help of Austin Rutherford. As we did for the 2014 ranking, complete notes are included in the table so it is clear what variants are included for each model, as often a car can be sold under various names and/or brands depending on the region of the world. The aim is to make it easier to gauge what really are the best-selling cars in the world in 2015.

VW Golf World 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe VW Golf leaps to #2 worldwide in 2015. 

For the 11th consecutive year, the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling vehicle in the world in 2015 with just under 1.5 million units delivered. It is the only nameplate to cross the million annual sales mark, an illustration of the insurmountable margin it has over all other nameplates sold on the planet. Even when removing Auris and Scion iM sales (sold as Corolla hatch in some markets), the Corolla adds up to 1.339.000 units, the official figure communicated by Toyota. Note that over 100.000 Japanese Corolla – now a completely different model – are accounted for separately. While it threatened the Corolla for the #1 spot both in 2012 and 2013, the Ford Focus suffers from its half-replacement by the Escort in China and is down 19% to fall to #5 overall with 828.700 sales. The VW Golf snaps the #2 worldwide spot thanks to sales up 3% to 950.200, and is followed by the Ford F-Series (921.800) and Hyundai Elantra (913.200).

Nissan X-Trail World 2015. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comThe Nissan X-Trail overtakes the Honda CR-V to become the best-selling SUV in the world. 

Below, the VW Polo (+4%), Toyota Camry (-2%), Renault Logan/Sandero (-2%) follow while the Nissan Sylphy (+13%) breaks into the worldwide Top 10 at #9 and the VW Passat rounds up the Top 10 with over 733.000 sales. One rank below, we witness a coup in the booming SUV segment: thanks to fantastic scores in China and North America, the Nissan X-Trail (aka Rogue) is up 47% to overtake the Honda CR-V and become the best-selling SUV in the world with just under 710.000 sales. The CR-V is at 695.500, ahead of the Toyota RAV4 (669.300), Ford Kuga (634.200) and Hyundai ix35/Tucson (580.600). However, Honda can console itself with the outstanding welcome reserved to the HR-V, up 4-fold on 2014 to an astounding 540.100 worldwide sales, 45% coming from China where it is sold as the Vezel and XR-V. It ranks #6 SUV and #19 overall.

Mercedes C Class World 2015. Picture courtesy aolcdn.comThe Mercedes C-Class is the best-selling luxury vehicle in the world in 2015. 

The largest market in the world, China is having a larger impact on the worldwide models ranking each year. Proof: among the Top 30 worldwide best-sellers, only 6 models sold less than 100.000 units there: the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram Pickup and Toyota Hilux (all three are unavailable in China), the Suzuki Swift, Ford Fiesta and Honda Civic. Despite sales down 13% to 660.700, the Wuling Hongguang remains the best-selling Chinese nameplate in the world but steps out of the Top 10 to #16. The Haval H6 follows at #45 and the Baojun 730 at #56. The best-selling luxury vehicle in the world is the Mercedes C-Class (+34%), overtaking the BMW 3 Series (-7%), with the BMW 5 Series (-7%) and Mercedes E-Class (-11%) in tow.

Wuling Hongguang V World 2015. Picture courtesy auto.sohu.comThe Wuling Hongguang V is the most popular new launch worldwide in 2015. 

There are 94 all-new nameplates making their very first appearance in this 2015 Annual Worldwide ranking. The most successful of all is the Wuling Hongguang V, launched in January 2015 and posting almost 200.000 sales for its first run. A testimony of the fact that China is just evolving in a different dimension altogether, this smashing start has been deemed lukewarm at home, given the success of previous launches from the brand. Note the Ford Escort – a nameplate resuscitated exclusively for China – misses out on the title for most successful all-new model due to a launch in late 2014 but soars to 214.363 sales for its first full year nevertheless. Most of the next most popular all-new launches worldwide come from China: the Baojun 560 (145.007), GAC Trumpchi GS4 (131.016) distance the Mazda CX-3 (85.575), Brilliance V3 (75.293) and Venucia T70 (63.195). Then, we have the Renault Kadjar (54.353), Daihatsu Wake (53.411) and Ssangyong Tivoli (50.965).

The entire Top 1382 ranking is available below the jump – click on “Read more” below.

See also:

World Full Year 2015: Toyota best-selling manufacturer as VW backs off

World Full Year 2015: Total sales data available for 145 countries

World Full Year 2015: Discover the #1 models in 178 countries

World Full Year 2015: Toyota #1 in 90 markets vs. 20 for Volkswagen

Previous year: World Full Year 2014: Discover the Top 1000 best-selling cars

Two years ago: World Full Year 2013: Discover the Top 1000 best-selling models

Three years ago: World Full Year 2012: Discover the Top 1000 best-selling models

Full Year 2015 Top 1382 worldwide best-sellers vs. Full Year 2013 and 2014 figures below.

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* Full Year 2015 Analysis * 136 markets available

Renault Trafic France 2015. Picture courtesy largus.fr

This article is the portal to all Full Year 2015 Reports, you can find below all updates already live. More are added each week, so be sure to check back here often!

See the Full Year 2014 Reports for 134 markets here

See the Full Year 2013 Reports for 108 markets here

World updates:

World Full Year 2015: Discover the Top 1400 best-selling cars in the world

World Full Year 2015: Toyota best-selling manufacturer as VW backs off

World Full Year 2015: Total sales data available for 145 countries

World Full Year 2015: Discover the #1 models in 178 countries

World Full Year 2015: Toyota #1 in 90 markets vs. 20 for Volkswagen

BSCB 135 countries FY2015 dataAll worldwide markets with Full Year 2015 reports mapped out

Top 10 World markets:

China Full Year 2015: Discover the Top 137 All-brands (BSCB Exclusive)

China Full Year 2015: Market up 4.7% to record 24.61 million despite sluggish summer

China LCV Full Year 2015: Sales transfer to mini pickups boosts Wuling Mini Truck to #1

China Full Year 2015: Discover the first-ever imported models ranking (BSCB Exclusive)

USA Full Year 2015: 15 year-old annual record eclipsed: 17,470,659 units

USA Full Year 2015: Exclusive State by State rankings now available

Alaska (USA) Full Year 2015: Ram Pickup swoops up in front

Hawaii (USA) Full Year 2015: Toyota Tacoma upholds decades-long reign

Europe Full Year 2015: Market up a snappy 9% to 14.2 million units

Japan Full Year 2015: Toyota Aqua leads, tax hike hurts kei cars

Germany Full Year 2015: VW Golf celebrates 40 years in pole position

UK Full Year 2015: Market up 6% to record 2,633,503 units

UK Full Year 2015 – LCV: Ford Transit Custom and Vauxhall Vivaro on top

India Full Year 2015: Maruti tightens grip on record market

Brazil Full Year 2015: Onix first Chevrolet best-seller in 30 years

France Full Year 2015: Fleet and rental sales push market up 7%

France LCV Full Year 2015: Renault outpaces market to hold 33% share

Canada Full Year 2015: First FCA win in third consecutive record year

Italy Full Year 2015: Panda leads, Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade superstars

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Alaska (USA) Full Year 2015: Ram Pickup swoops up in front

Algeria Full Year 2015: Dacia Logan holds off twin Renault Symbol

American Samoa Full Year 2015: Toyota Tacoma up 48%

Angola Full Year 2015: Suzuki Alto 800 and Chevrolet N300 reign

Argentina Full Year 2015: VW Gol Trend leads, market still troubled

Australia Full Year 2015: Mazda first full importer to #2 in record market

Australia Full Year 2015: Exclusive State by State rankings available

Austria Full Year 2015: Volkswagen and Opel on top, Passat and Astra up

Azerbaijan Full Year 2015: Lada Priora expected to lead market down 58%

Bahrain Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser hits 10% share

Belarus Full Year 2015: VW Polo resists Renault assault

Belgium Full Year 2015: Renault Scenic takes control for the first time

Bolivia Full Year 2015: Suzuki remains best-selling brand, Vitara launched

Bosnia & Herzegovina Full Year 2015: Skoda Octavia #1, VW Passat up 99% to #2

Botswana Full Year 2015: Hilux in the lead, Datsun Go shines

Brazil Full Year 2015: Onix first Chevrolet best-seller in 30 years

Brunei Full Year 2015: Toyota Vios leads, Wigo catching up in market down 20%

Bulgaria Full Year 2015: Dacia Dokker distances Nissan Qashqai & Renault Captur

Cambodia Full Year 2015: Ford Ranger leads, outsells Toyota Hilux

Canada Full Year 2015: First FCA win in third consecutive record year

Chile Full Year 2015: Hyundai Accent edges past Mitsubishi L200

China Full Year 2015: Discover the Top 137 All-brands (BSCB Exclusive)

China Full Year 2015: Market up 4.7% to record 24.61 million despite sluggish summer

China LCV Full Year 2015: Sales transfer to mini pickups boosts Wuling Mini Truck to #1

China Full Year 2015: Discover the first-ever imported models ranking (BSCB Exclusive)

Colombia Full Year 2015: Chevrolet Sail #1, Renault gains two points share

Costa Rica Full Year 2015: Toyota continues to dominate

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Full Year 2015: Podium 100% pickup

Croatia Full Year 2015: VW Golf reclaims #1 spot, Renault Clio up 81%

Cyprus Full Year 2015: VW Golf edges past Nissan Qashqai in last minute win

Czech Republic Full Year 2015: Skoda Octavia resists Fabia, record market

Denmark Full Year 2015: 5th straight record year, first time above 200.000

Ecuador Full Year 2015: Chevrolet just below 50% share, monopolises Top 5

Egypt Full Year 2015: Chevrolet TFR #1 again, Renault Logan up 90%

England (UK) Full Year 2015: Mercedes C-Class in Top 10

Estonia Full Year 2015: Nissan Qashqai dislodges Skoda Octavia for #1

Europe Full Year 2015: Market up a snappy 9% to 14.2 million units

Fiji Full Year 2015: Toyota improves to 29.3%, Hilux #1

Finland Full Year 2015: Skoda Octavia remains #1, VW Golf down 27%

France Full Year 2015: Fleet and rental sales push market up 7%

France LCV Full Year 2015: Renault outpaces market to hold 33% share

French Guiana Full Year 2015: Renault Clio leads, Dacia Sandero #3

Germany Full Year 2015: VW Golf celebrates 40 years in pole position

Greece Full Year 2015: Toyota Yaris, Opel Corsa and VW Polo lead unstable market

Hawaii (USA) Full Year 2015: Toyota Tacoma upholds decades-long reign

Honduras Full Year 2015: Toyota, Hyundai and Kia dominate

Hong Kong (China) Full Year 2015: Toyota Hiace #1, Crown and Alphard shoot up

Hungary Full Year 2015: Suzuki Vitara lands at #2 in market up 14%

Iceland Full Year 2015: Toyota and Skoda Octavia best-sellers

India Full Year 2015: Maruti tightens grip on record market

Indonesia Full Year 2015: Toyota Avanza celebrates one decade at #1 in market down 16%

Iran Full Year 2015: Exclusive production and imports figures available

Iraq Full Year 2015: Kia Frontier overtakes Toyota Hilux for #1

Ireland Full Year 2015: VW Golf and Ford Focus in the lead

Israel Full Year 2015: Kia most popular brand, Picanto reclaims lead

Italy Full Year 2015: Panda leads, Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade superstars

Japan Full Year 2015: Toyota Aqua leads, tax hike hurts kei cars

Jordan Full Year 2015: Hyundai Accent edges past Elantra

Kazakhstan Full Year 2015: Hyundai Accent ends Lada Priora reign

Kenya Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux edges past Land Cruiser 70

Kiribati Full Year 2015: Toyota Hiace stays in the lead

Kuwait Full Year 2015: Toyota Prado crosses 10% share milestone

Laos Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux dominant, local Daehan trucks surprise

Latvia Full Year 2015: Nissan Qashqai and VW Passat outpace Skoda Yeti

Lebanon Full Year 2015: Toyota Yaris and Mitsubishi Lancer EX triumph

Lesotho Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux on top, Ford Ranger up

Liechtenstein Full Year 2015: VW Golf leads, Porsche 911 up to #20

Lithuania Full Year 2015: Fiat 500 improves further to 12.7% share

Luxembourg Full Year 2015: BMW 4 Series up to world-best #5

Madagascar Full Year 2015: Toyota holds off Hyundai for #1

Malawi Full Year 2015: Toyota soars to 52.3% share

Malaysia Full Year 2015: First year of reign for the Perodua Axia

Martinique (France) Full Year 2015: Rentals boost Renault and Clio to #1

Mauritius Full Year 2015: Toyota and Nissan strong, market down 9%

Mexico Full Year 2015: 12 months of records lead market up 19%

Moldova Full Year 2015: Dacia Logan challenged for the first time

Monaco Full Year 2015 (brands): Porsche just under 10% share at #3

Monaco Full Year 2015 (models): Smart Fortwo and Porsche Macan on top

Morocco Full Year 2015: Dacia improves share to 28.7% in record market

Myanmar Full Year 2015: Suzuki Super Carry and Toyota Hilux on top

Namibia Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux crosses 20% share mark

Netherlands Full Year 2015: Peugeot 308 sovereign (17.4% share in December)

New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2015: Dacia Duster threatens Ford Ranger

New Zealand Full Year 2015: First year at #1 for Ford Ranger in record market

Nicaragua Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux runaway leader

Nigeria Full Year 2015: Ford Ranger tops disrupted market

Northern Ireland (UK) Full Year 2015: Ford Fiesta #1, Mokka and Kuga in Top 10

North Korea Full Year 2015: Pyeonghwa Samchunri back in charge

Norway Full Year 2015: e-variant boosts VW Golf up 69% to 10.9% share

Oman Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser P/up edges past Hilux

Pakistan Full Year 2015: Toyota Corolla resists Suzuki Bolan/Ravi assault

Palestine Full Year 2015: First ever data available

Panama Full Year 2015: Kia Rio shoots up past Toyota Hilux

Papua New Guina Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser 70 sovereign

Paraguay Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux leads, Chevrolet Tracker up

Peru Full Year 2015: Toyota Yaris and Hilux best-sellers in market down 4%

Philippines Full Year 2015: Sixth consecutive all-time record at 323.928 sales

Poland Full Year 2015: Skoda Fabia catches up on Octavia

Portugal Full Year 2015: Renault Clio clear winner in market up 25%

Puerto Rico Full Year 2015: Toyota Corolla leads, Tacoma up

Qatar Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser sails off to 10.2% share

Republic of Macedonia Full Year 2015: Hyundai above Volkswagen, Passat #1

Réunion (France) Full Year 2015: Peugeot and 208 hold onto top spot

Romania Full Year 2015: Dacia Logan celebrates 11 years on top

Russia Full Year 2015: Hyundai Solaris teases Lada Granta in market down 36%

Samoa Full Year 2015: Ranger challenging Hilux

San Marino Full Year 2015: Volkswagen and Audi dominate

Saudi Arabia Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux and Hyundai Elantra on top

Scotland (UK) Full Year 2015: New Gen lifts Vauxhall Corsa back to #1

Senegal Full Year 2015: Mitsubishi L200 snaps #1 spot off Toyota Hilux

Serbia Full Year 2015: Local hero Fiat 500L reclaims throne

Singapore Full Year 2015: Lower COE has market double year-on-year

Slovakia Full Year 2015: Skoda Fabia reclaims title off Octavia

Slovenia Full Year 2015: Renault Clio celebrates 18 years on top

Solomon Islands Full Year 2015: Market down 36%, Hilux #1

South Africa Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux holds off Ford Ranger threat

South Korea Full Year 2015: Hyundai Sonata #1, Ssangyong Tivoli shines

Spain Full Year 2015: Second year of reign for the Seat Leon

Sri Lanka Full Year 2015: Maruti Alto leads booming market

Swaziland Full Year 2015: Hilux overtakes Isuzu KB to take top spot

Sweden Full Year 2015: First podium ranking for the Volvo XC60

Switzerland Full Year 2015: VAG Group dominant, Mercedes up to #3

Syria Full Year 2015: Hyundai Elantra leads market down 43%

Tahiti (France) Full Year 2015: Ranger and Duster resist Hilux push

Taiwan Full Year 2015: Toyota monopolises Top 4, Mazda3 shoots up

Tanzania Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser dominates

Thailand Full Year 2015: Hilux holds onto #1 in market down a further 10%

Tonga Full Year 2015: Hilux leads, Toyota holds 89% share

Tunisia Full Year 2015: Citroen leads again, Dacia up 35%

Turkey Full Year 2015: Toyota Corolla snaps last minute trophy

Uganda Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux #1, pickups hold 54% share

UK Full Year 2015: Market up 6% to record 2,633,503 units

UK Full Year 2015 – LCV: Ford Transit Custom and Vauxhall Vivaro on top

Ukraine Full Year 2015: Renault Logan triumphs, market down 52%

United Arab Emirates Full Year 2015: Mitsubishi Lancer EX shoots up to #1

Uruguay Full Year 2015: Suzuki takes charge in market down 8%

USA Full Year 2015: 15 year-old annual record eclipsed: 17,470,659 units

USA Full Year 2015: Exclusive State by State rankings now available

Vanuatu Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux at almost 50% share

Venezuela Full Year 2015: Chevrolet Silverado #1, market down 96% on all-time high

Vietnam Full Year 2015: Toyota Vios stays #1, Mazda3 up 3-fold to #6

Wales (UK) Full Year 2015: Fiesta #1, Ford Kuga & Dacia Sandero shine

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