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The Icelandic new car market is up a very healthy 17% year-on-year in March to 626 registrations. While Toyota remains the most popular brand at 61 sales and 9.7%, Chevrolet pops up to 2nd place this month thanks to 56 units sold for a 8.9% share, ex-aequo with Skoda which is back up 8 spots on February. With the brand leaving the European continent for good next year, the Chevrolet performance could be the result of some aggressive pricing to get rid of stock, as much as we can talk about ‘stock’ for such a tiny market as Iceland. These moves kick Volkswagen, Kia and Ford down one rank to #4, #5 and #6 respectively. Mazda is up 3 spots to #9, Peugeot up 9 to #10 and Suzuki up 7 to #11.
Previous month: Iceland (brands) February 2014: Nissan up to #2
One year ago: Iceland March 2013: Skoda Octavia sovereign at 14% share
Full March 2014 Top 30 All-brands Ranking Table below.
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The Icelandic new car market is up a huge 37% year-on-year in February to 574 registrations, and unfortunately for now only a brands ranking is available. It shows Toyota reigning supreme at 16.2% market share, followed this month by Nissan at 11.7%, passing Volkswagen at 9.9%. Kia is 4th at 8.9% ahead of Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, Renault, Hyundai and Mercedes.
Previous month: Iceland (brands) January 2014: Toyota and Volkswagen on top
One year ago: Iceland February 2013: Chevrolet Captiva takes the lead
Full February 2014 Top 30 All-brands Ranking Table below.
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Only a January brands ranking is available for Iceland for now, with a total 616 registrations, up a flamboyant 21% year-on-year. Toyota leads the way thanks to 135 sales and almost 22% share, ahead of Volkswagen at 12.2%, Nissan at a splendid 10.4% and Renault at 5.8%. Kia, #1 last month, is down to #5 with 5.5%.
Previous post: Iceland Full Year 2013: Skoda Octavia reclaims pole position
One year ago: Iceland January 2013: Honda CR-V triumphs
Full January 2014 Top 28 All-brands Ranking Table below.
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I give you the ranking for now, complete analysis to follow shortly. After surging by 55% in 2012, the Icelandic new car market is back into negative territory in 2013, down 10% to 7,635 registrations. Leader in 2011 but down to 2nd place last year, the Skoda Octavia reclaims the pole position in 2013, boosted by the new generation of the model but still down 2% to 487 sales and 6.4% share. It kicks the Toyota Yaris down to #2 at 370 units and 4.8% (-29%) while the VW Golf is up a cool 24% to land on the third step of the podium with 306 sales and 4%.
The Toyota RAV4 is up 88% in 2013 in Iceland.
Other great performers inside the Icelandic Top 10 in 2013 are the Toyota RAV4 up 88% and 19 spots to #5 at 216 units and 2.8% thanks to the new model, the Toyota Auris up 12% to #6, Honda CR-V up 23% to #8 and Chevrolet Spark up 38% to #9. Notice also the Chevrolet Cruze doubling its sales to 168 at #13, the Chevrolet Captiva up 37% to #14, Kia Sportage up 56% to #15, the Dacia Duster multiplying its 2012 sales by 8 to 129 units at #19, Skoda Superb up 36% to #20, Ford Fiesta up 50% to #21, the Skoda Rapid landing directly at #25, the Renault Clio up 115% to #28, Honda Accord up to #32 and the Mazda6 up 210% to #34.
Previous post: Iceland December 2013: Skoda Octavia and Kia Sportage dominate
Previous year: Iceland Full Year 2012: Toyota Yaris #1 for the first time since 2008
Full Year 2013 Top 50 models Ranking Table below.
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First December data to pop up is Iceland. New car sales in the country are down a harsh 37% year-on-year to 353 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 7,635 units, down 10% on 2012. Enormous month for the Skoda Octavia just below 12% share thanks to 42 sales, enabling it to finish the year in pole position by far. The Kia Sportage also impresses, up 4 spots on November to #2 with 7.1% share vs. #15 and 2.1% over the Full Year.
The Tesla Model S is inside the Icelandic Top 20 this month.
Kia places a second model on the podium: the Cee’d up 18 ranks on last month to 3.7% share, making the Korean brand the most popular this month in Iceland above Skoda. Other great performers in December include the VW Caddy up to #5 vs. #18 in 2013, the Renault Kangoo up to #7 vs. #35, Kia Sorento up to #9 vs. #27, Renault Trafic up to #18, Ford Transit Custom up to #19 and the Tesla Model S breaking into the Icelandic Top 20 for the very first time at #20 with 5 units sold.
Previous month: Iceland November 2013: Yaris, Golf and Chevrolet Cruze lead
One year ago: Iceland December 2012: Kia Cee’d breaks a (frozen) leg
Full December 2013 Top 25 brands and Top 30 models Ranking Tables below.
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The first November sales figures are starting to trickle down, and this month Iceland is the fastest off the starting blocks. As polar winter slowly envelops the country, 344 new vehicles found a buyer in Iceland in November, down a harsh 37% year-on-year. The year-to-date total now stands at 7,282 units, down 8% on 2012. The Toyota Yaris remains the best-selling model in the country thanks to 26 sales and 7.6% share but its year-to-date deficit on the Skoda Octavia is too big (85 units) to hope to finish in first place in 2013 like in 2012. The VW Golf is up 4 spots on last month to a nice 2nd spot with 5.5% share, while the Chevrolet Cruze is up 8 to #3 and 4.7% vs. 2.2% year-to-date. Notice also the Renault Clio up to #7 vs. #28, the Kia Picanto up to #9 vs. #31, Land Rover Discovery up to #15 vs. #46 and Mazda3 up to #16 vs. #44.
Previous month: Iceland October 2013: Toyota Yaris and RAV4 on podium
One year ago: Iceland November 2012: Toyota Yaris reclaims top spot
Full November 2013 Top 40 models and Top 24 All-brands Ranking Tables below.
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Icelandic new car sale are down 8% year-on-year in October to 518 registrations, bringing the year -to-date total to 6,302 units, down 15% on 2012. Weirdly enough, even though the Toyota Yaris dominates the year-to-date models ranking in Iceland this year, it had not ranked #1 yet in 2013. This is now done, thanks to 36 units sold for a 6.9% market share while the Skoda Octavia ranks #2 with 33 sales and 6.4%. Toyota places two models inside the Icelandic podium in October wit hthe RAV4 up 11 spots on September to land at #3 with 25 units and 4.8%. Notice also the Suzuki SX4 up from outside the Top 30 last month to #5 thanks to the S-Cross model and the Renault Clio up to #12 vs. #34 year-to-date.
Previous month: Iceland September 2013: Skoda Octavia back in charge
One year ago: Iceland October 2012: Skoda Octavia catches up on Toyota Yaris
Full October 2013 Top 50 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.
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September figures are starting to trickle through, and Iceland is the first off the starting blocks this month. Slowly but surely, the Icelandic new car market is going into hibernation as the rest of the country’s economy does in wintertime. This month’s 419 sales tally is lower than in August but more worryingly 19% down on September 2012, bringing the year-to-date total to 5,784 sales, down 15% on 2012. This month the Top 2 best-sellers are identical to the year-to-date ranking: the Skoda Octavia reclaims the top spot with 6% share ahead of the Toyota Yaris at 4.3%, equal second with its bigger sister the Toyota Auris. It’s a particularly good month for Renault LCVs: the Master is up to #6 and the Kangoo up to #9. Finally, notice the Hyundai i20 in great shape at #13.
Previous month: Iceland August 2013: Chevrolet Spark and VW Golf in the lead
One year ago: Iceland September 2012: Skoda Octavia #1, Honda CR-V #3
Full September 2013 Top 35 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.
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First country to unveil full August 2013 sales, Iceland is down 7% year-on-year this month to 488 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 5,373 units, down 15% on 2012. It’s a rather slow month for the models ranking, with no one shining particularly bright. The Chevrolet Spark and VW Golf share the pole position with 21 sales and 4.3% each, way above their 2013 year-to-date rankings of #9 and #4 respectively. Leader in 2013 so far, the Skoda Octavia ranks third this month at 19 units and 3.2%. Notice also the Toyota Auris back up 9 spots on July to #4, the Honda CR-V up 2 to #5, Mazda CX-5 up 23 to #7 vs. #36 year-to-date and the Mitsubishi i-Miev landing at #9 with 12 sales. Finally, notice Tesla selling its first Model S in the country this month.
Previous month: Iceland July 2013: Honda Accord shoots up to #1
One year ago: Iceland August 2012: Toyota Yaris hybrid a hit, Nissan Pathfinder in Top 10
Full August 2013 Top 40 models and Top 32 All-brands Ranking Tables below.
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New car sales in Iceland are up a very healthy 20% year-on-year in July to 710 registrations, meaning the year-to-date total is now down 15% to 4,885 units. Whereas it had not appeared in any monthly Top 50 this year, the Honda Accord shoots up directly to pole position this month thanks to 54 sales for a very imposing 7.6% market share, 28% of which are the Touring version. Given a new generation of the model is due any time now, this looks like runout prices designed to absorb the stock of the current model turned out to be really successful in the country.
The Skoda Octavia remains the most popular model in Iceland so far in 2013.
In 2nd place, the Skoda Octavia is back up 23 spots on June to 35 units and 4.9% and reinforces its year-to-date top spot with 356 sales and 7.3%. The VW Golf also remains solid at #3 and 34 units while the Kia Rio is up 21 ranks to #5, the Dacia Duster up two to #8, the Kia Sorento up 39 to #10, Ford Fiesta up 32 to #11, VW Transporter up to #12 and the Renault Clio is up 23 to #18.
Previous month: Iceland June 2013: VW Polo grabs 10% market share
One year ago: Iceland July 2012: Toyota Yaris keeps lead thanks to hybrid version
Full July 2013 Top 50 models and Top 36 All-brands Ranking Tables below.