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

Nissan Qashqai Latvia August 2015The Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling vehicle in Latvia in 2015.

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Very dynamic new car sales in Latvia: up 7% year-on-year to 16.114 registrations, with Volkswagen (16%) and Toyota (11.4%) still in command but with slightly lower market shares than a year ago. Nissan surges 58% to land in third position, overcoming Skoda (-7%) and Peugeot (-41%) while Ford (+78%) and Fiat (+84%) deliver even more impressive results at #5 and #7 respectively. Lada is reborn from its ashes, going from just 11 sales in 2014 to 334 (#15) this year, 331 of which are the Lada 4×4 aka Niva (#10). The Russian market, in deep crisis, is now looking for any outlet to sell its cars and Lada in Latvia is the perfect example of this trend. As it is also the case in neighbouring Estonia, the Nissan Qashqai surges 62% to snap the pole position off the Skoda Yeti (-22%) while the VW Passat is up 57% to #2. Notice also the Fiat 500 up 89% to #7, the Ford Focus up 60% to #8 and the VW Tiguan up 59% to #14. The Nissan Pulsar spends its first full year in the Latvian market inside the Top 20.

Previous post: Latvia August 2015: Nissan Qashqai in the lead

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2014: Skoda Yeti and Nissan Qashqai take the lead

Two years ago: Latvia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Focus on top

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Latvia August 2015: Nissan Qashqai in the lead

Nissan Qashqai Latvia August 2015The Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling vehicle in Latvia in August.

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Second consecutive month of year-on-year decline for Latvian new car sales at -2% in August to 1.173 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still frankly in positive territory at +7% and 10.641 units. Volkswagen keeps the brands pole position in spite of sales down a steep 34% to 14.9% share, distancing Toyota (+93%) and Nissan (+81%) both in outstanding shape. Peugeot (-4%) follows above Kia delivering the strongest year-on-year gains in the Top 20 at +144%. Notice also Opel (+41%), Fiat (+64%) and Hyundai (+95%). Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai takes advantage of a particularly weak month by the market leader the Skoda Yeti (#39) to snap up the top spot at 5% share above the VW Passat (4%), Toyota Auris (3.7%) and Kia Sportage (3.2%). The Toyota Avensis (#7), VW Tiguan (#8), Hyundai i30 (#21) and Ford S-Max (#14) also lodge solid performances in August.

Previous month: Latvia July 2015: Skoda Yeti snaps up top spot

One year ago: Latvia August 2014: VW Caddy and Ford Focus in the lead

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Latvia July 2015: Skoda Yeti snaps up top spot

Skoda Yeti Latvia July 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Yeti

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The Latvian new car market marks a pause in July with sales down 3% year-on-year to 1.400 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still frankly in positive at +9% to 9.468 sales after 7 months. If Volkswagen (15.5%) is a notch lower than its year-to-date market share, Toyota (14.9%), Nissan (10.4%) and Skoda (10.2%) are all well above. Citroen jumps 7 spots on June to 6th place with 4% of the market, Hyundai, Audi and Subaru are all up 5 ranks to #11, #13 and #15 respectively and Honda is up 7 to #17. In the models ranking, the Skoda Yeti is the best-selling nameplate in the country for the first time this year and the third time in the past 13 months along with July and December 2014, with 81 sales and 5.8% share, passing the Nissan Qashqai at 70 units and 5% – the latter however keeping its year-to-date pole position. The VW Passat is up 5 spots on last month to a fantastic third place, the Toyota RAV4 is up 3 to #4 and the Toyota Auris up 10 to #5.

Previous month: Latvia June 2015: Nissan Qashqai reclaims lead, Fiat 500 #3

One year ago: Latvia July 2014: Skoda Yeti reclaims top spot, Dacia Duster #2

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