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Iceland (brands) April 2014: Ford and Volkswagen lead

May 5th, 2014 2 comments

Ford Kuga Iceland March 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deFord is the #1 brand in Iceland this month.

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The Icelandic new car market continues on its recovery, up 21% year-on-year in April to 768 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 1,828 units, up 41% on 2013. Ford is the most popular carmaker in the country this month thanks to 116 sales and 15.1% share, way above the 8.9% it commands year-to-date. Volkswagen is up two spots on March to 2nd place at 109 units and 14.2% vs. 11.3% year-to-date while Toyota is kicked down to #3 with just 80 sales and 10.4% share but keeps its year-to-date pole position by far at 369 units and 14.3%. Notice also Suzuki up 6 spots to #5, Mercedes up 6 to #7, Subaru up 5 to #10 and Jaguar Land Rover also up 5 to #15.

Previous month: Iceland (brands) March 2014: Chevrolet up to #2 behind Toyota

One year ago: Iceland April 2013: Skoda Octavia and Chevrolet Spark dominate

Full April 2014 Top 30 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Iceland (brands) March 2014: Chevrolet up to #2 behind Toyota

April 3rd, 2014 No comments

Chevrolet Captiva Iceland March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frChevrolet Captiva

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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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Iceland (brands) February 2014: Nissan up to #2

March 6th, 2014 No comments

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

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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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Iceland (brands) January 2014: Toyota and Volkswagen on top

February 13th, 2014 1 comment

Toyota RAV4 Iceland January 2014Toyota RAV4

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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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Iceland Full Year 2013: Skoda Octavia reclaims pole position

January 2nd, 2014 3 comments

Skoda Octavia Iceland 2013Skoda Octavia

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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%.

Toyota RAV4 Iceland 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe 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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Iceland December 2013: Skoda Octavia & Kia Sportage dominate

January 1st, 2014 No comments

Kia Sportage Iceland December 2012Kia Sportage

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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.

Tesla Model S Iceland November 2013. Picture courtesy of autovolt-magazine.comThe 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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Iceland November 2013: Yaris, Golf and Chevrolet Cruze lead

December 2nd, 2013 1 comment

Chevrolet Cruze Iceland November 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frChevrolet Cruze

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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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Iceland October 2013: Toyota Yaris and RAV4 on podium

November 2nd, 2013 No comments

Toyota RAV4 Iceland October 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frToyota RAV4

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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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Iceland September 2013: Skoda Octavia back in charge

October 1st, 2013 4 comments

Skoda Octavia Iceland September 2013Skoda Octavia

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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

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Iceland August 2013: Chevrolet Spark and VW Golf in the lead

September 2nd, 2013 2 comments

Chevrolet Spark Iceland August 2013Chevrolet Spark

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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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