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Latvia Full Year 2017: Nissan Qashqai #1, Toyota C-HR #9, five SUVs in Top 10

The Toyota C-HR lands directly at #9 in Latvia for 2017. 

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The Latvian new car market is up 2% year-on-year in 2017 to 16.692 registrations. The Nissan Qashqai manages to clock in a third consecutive year in pole position, beating the market with a 4% gain to 4.8% share. The next four best-sellers all post double-digit gains: the VW Golf and Passat are both up 21% to #2 and #3 respectively while the Kia Sportage surges 37% to #4 and the Toyota RAV4 is up 12% to #4. The VW Tiguan is up 17% to #7 and we have three new entrants in the Latvian Top 10 for 2017: the Toyota Auris at #8 despite a 5% decline, the Kia Cee’d up 20% and 11 spots to #10 and the all-new Toyota C-HR, launched in December 2016 and up to #9 for its first full year on the Latvian market.

Previous post: Latvia November 2017: VW Golf leads for third month in a row

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

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

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Latvia November 2017: VW Golf leads for third month in a row

The VW Golf snaps the Latvian top spot for the third consecutive month.

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The Latvian new car market edges up 0.2% in November to 1.278 registrations, leading to a year-to-date volume up 1.2% to 15.393 units. The VW Golf is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the third consecutive month thanks to deliveries up 33% to 5% share. It distances the Nissan Qashqai down 30% to 4.5% but still comfortably installed in the YTD pole position. The VW Passat (+15%) and Toyota RAV4 (+13%) tie up for third place (like in Estonia) while the Kia Sportage shines again at +67% to drops to 2.3% share vs. 3.5% so far this year. The Toyota C-HR maintains itself inside the YTD Top 10 at #10.

Previous month: Latvia October 2017: VW Golf leads, Kia Sportage up 107%

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

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Latvia October 2017: VW Golf leads, Kia Sportage up 107%

The Kia Sportage more than doubles its sales in Latvia in October. 

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After a 20.9% slump in September, the Latvian new car market rallies back up 9.7% in October to 1.413 sales, pulling the year-to-date score up 1.3% to 14.115 units. Although the Nissan Qashqai is comfortably headed towards a third consecutive annual win in Latvia with 4.8% share and a 126 sales-advantage over the #2 after ten months, it is not the best-selling nameplate in the country in October. This honour goes to the VW Golf despite a 11% year-on-year drop, followed this month by the Kia Sportage (+107%) with the Qashqai slipping to third place (+34%). The VW Passat (+14%) rounds up the Top 4. Notice also the Toyota Auris up 107% on October 2016, the Kia Cee’d up 136% and the Toyota C-HR returning to the YTD Top 10 at #10.

Previous month: Latvia September 2017: Golf and Passat lead market down 20.9%

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

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Latvia September 2017: Golf and Passat lead in market down 20.9%

The VW Golf is the best-selling vehicle in Latvia this month. 

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The Latvian new car market is down a harsh 20.9% year-on-year in September to 1.211 registrations, bringing the year-to-date tally close to stable at just +0.4% to 12.702 units. It’s an outstanding month for Volkswagen in Latvia with the Golf snapping the lead with a dominant 7.1% share vs. 3.9% YTD thanks to deliveries up a whopping 146% year-on-year and the Passat up 81% to 4.6%. As a result, the Golf is back up to #2 year-to-date, overtaking the Kia Sportage while the Nissan Qashqai (+8%) remains comfortably in the lead in spite of a 16% drop this month. The Dacia Duster is back inside the YTD Top 10 with sales up 106% on the same period in 2016.

Previous month: Latvia September 2017: Kia Sportage on top, up to #2 year-to-date

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

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Latvia August 2017: Kia Sportage on top, up to #2 year-to-date

The Kia Sportage is the #1 vehicle in Latvia in August. 

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New car sales in Latvia are up a splendid 25.8% year-on-year to 1.469 in August, leading to a year-to-date tally up 3.3% to 11.491 units. The Latvian models ranking is reshuffled this month: the Kia Sportage takes the lead with 5% share and climbs up one spot in the year-to-date ranking to #2 thanks to sales up 49%. The Skoda Octavia leaps up to #2 with 4% share but remains #4 year-to-date, the Kia Cee’d lands on the third step of the podium, earning a spot in the YTD Top 10 at #8 while the YTD leader, the Nissan Qashqai, ranks at a weak fifth place in August below the VW Passat. Yet the Qashqai’s advantage over the Sportage after 8 months remains robust at 156 sales or 1.4 percentage point. Notice also the return of the Toyota C-HR in the Latvian YTD Top 10 at #10 with a round 2% share.

Previous month: Latvia July 2017: Nissan Qashqai leads, Kia Sportage #3

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

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Latvia July 2017: Nissan Qashqai leads, Kia Sportage #3

The Kia Sportage is now #3 year-to-date in Latvia. 

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The Latvian new car market rallies back up 12% year-on-year in July to 1.408 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total into positive territory at +0.7% to 10.026 units. The Nissan Qashqai holds on to the title of best-selling car in the country with 5.2% share year-to-date (+8%), ahead of the VW Golf up 15% to 3.8%. The Kia Sportage (+43%) edges past the Skoda Octavia (+31%) to climb onto the YTD podium this month. Notice also the VW Tiguan up 42%, the Toyota RAV4 up 21% and the Dacia Duster up 111%.

Previous month: Latvia First Half 2017: VW Tiguan climbs up in market down 17.8%

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

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Latvia First Half 2017: VW Tiguan climbs up in market down 17.8%

The VW Tiguan ranks #2 in Latvia in June. 

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The Latvian new car market is down a harsh 17.8% year-on-year in June to 1.591 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total halfway through 2017 into negative territory at -1% to 8.614 units. The Top five best-selling nameplates YTD remains unchanged on last month with the Nissan Qashqai distancing the VW Golf, Skoda Octavia and Kia Sportage. The VW Tiguan overtakes the Toyota RAV4 to #6 thanks to a 2nd place in June below only the Nissan Qashqai. The Ford Fiesta leaps from outside the Top 10 last month into 8th place and the Toyota Auris (#10) knocks the C-HR out of the Top 10.

Previous month: Latvia January-May 2017: Qashqai leads, Sportage up, C-HR in Top 10

One year ago: Latvia First Half 2016: Qashqai #1, Opel Mokka shoots up to #2

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Latvia January-May 2017: Qashqai leads, Sportage up, C-HR in Top 10

Kia Sportage sales are up 65% to land the nameplate into #4 in Latvia so far this year. 

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New car sales in Latvia are up 4% year-on-year over the first five months of 2016 to 7.031 registrations. The Nissan Qashqai remains the most popular nameplate in the country with deliveries up 18%. In fact, the Top 4 best-sellers all frankly outpace the market with double-digit gains: the VW Golf is up 21%, the Skoda Octavia up 54% and the Kia Sportage up 65%. But the list of impressive gains doesn’t stop there: the Toyota RAV4 (+23%), VW Tiguan (+49%) and Dacia Duster (+106%) also impress. The Toyota C-HR makes it five SUVs inside the Top 10, landing directly in 9th position.

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

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Latvia Full Year 2016: Qashqai & Octavia top market up 15%

Nissan Qashqai Latvia 2016. Picture-courtesy-of-largus.fr.jpgThe Nissan Qashqai is once again the best-selling vehicle in Latvia in 2016. 

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New light vehicle sales in Latvia are up by a very robust 15% year-on-year to 18.575 registrations including light commercials. Volkswagen remains the favourite choice here but only gains 0.2% on 2015, resulting in a depressed 13.9% market share vs. 16% a year ago. Toyota (+9%), Nissan (+1%) also trail the market and lose share but just below, Skoda (+16%), Ford (+40%), Opel (+88%), Peugeot (+65%), Kia (+41%) and Citroen (+33%) all outpace the market and display improved shares inside the Top 10. Outside, notice Volvo (+32%), Hyundai (+35%), Mini (+53%), Mazda (+76%), Seat (+84%), Bentley (+113%) and Jaguar (+186%) all posting spectacular gains.

Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai posts a second consecutive year atop the charts despite seeing its deliveries sink by 11% to 773. It is followed this time by two Skodas: the Octavia up 34% and 3 spots on last year to #2 and the Yeti up 20% and remaining at #3. The VW Golf (+29%) and Passat (-18%) make it four Volkswagen Group nameplates in the Latvian Top 5 this year. The Kia Sportage gains 30% and 6 ranks to #7, the Opel Mokka is up 154% to #8, the VW Tiguan up 47% to #9, the Citroen Berlingo also up 47% to #10 and the Ford Fiesta up 268% to #13.

Previous post: Latvia First Half 2016: Qashqai #1, Opel Mokka shoots up to #2

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

Two years ago: Latvia Full Year 2014: Skoda Yeti and Nissan Qashqai take the lead

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Latvia First Half 2016: Qashqai #1, Opel Mokka shoots up to #2

Opel Mokka Latvia June 2016. Picture courtesy of autobild.deThe Opel Mokka is the 2nd best-selling vehicle in Latvia so far in 2016. 

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New car sales in Latvia gain a very robust 20% year-on-year over the first half of 2016 to 9.718 registrations. Volkswagen remains the most popular brand despite sales down 1% to 1.314 and a market share down to 13.5% from 16.5% a year ago. Toyota (+16%) and Nissan (+12%) round out the podium like last year, Opel is up 133% and 6 spots to #4, Renault up 65% to #5 and Ford up 28% to #6. Peugeot (+84%), Kia (+64%), Citroen (+60%) and Mazda (+120%) also shine. Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai holds onto the pole position it held over the Full Year 2015 despite sales down 5% to 423 but in 2nd place the Opel Mokka is up 4-fold on a year ago to 301 units and 3.1% share, edging past the VW Golf (+28%), Fiat 500 (+64%) and VW Passat (-17%). Notice also the Renault Trafic at #12 (+113%) and the Peugeot 308 at #15 (+971%).

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

One year ago: Latvia June 2015: Nissan Qashqai reclaims lead, Fiat 500 #3

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