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Latvia July 2013: VW Golf reclaims pole postion year-to-date

August 10th, 2013 No comments

VW Golf Latvia July 2013VW Golf

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Stable new car market in Latvia in July at 1,121 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 7,198 units, down 6% on 2012. Leader in 2012 but lagging behind the Peugeot 3008 up until now, the VW Golf manages to take the lead of the Latvian models ranking both in July thanks to 38 sales and 3.4% share and year-to-date at 280 units and 3.9% vs. 272 for the Peugeot 3008, outside the Top 30 this month with just 9 sales. The Peugeot 5008 jumps from outside the Top 30 last month to #2, the VW Tiguan is up 25 spots to #4, the Toyota RAV4 up 15 to #5, Fiat 500 up to #6, Kia Cee’d up to #10 and Fiat 500L up to #14.

Previous month: Latvia June 2013: Ford S-Max snaps up top spot

One year ago (almost): Latvia August 2012: Nissan Juke and VW Golf fight it off

Full July 2013 Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Latvia June 2013: Ford S-Max snaps up top spot

July 11th, 2013 2 comments

Ford S-Max Latvia June 2013Ford S-Max

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New car sales in Latvia are down 10% year-on-year in June to 1,155 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 6,077 units, down 7% on 2012. Given the size of the Latvian market, the models ranking is bound to be relatively volatile, and we have an example of this in June with the Ford S-Max surging 20 spots on last month to land in pole position with 47 sales and 4.1%, which is 72% of its sales total for 2013! The rest of the Top 5 is surprisingly consistent though: the VW Golf is stable at #2, the Peugeot 3008 is down 2 ranks to #3 but remains leader year-to-date at 263 units and 4.3%, the Citroen Berlingo is back up to #4 which is also its YTD ranking and the Toyota Avensis and Auris are up to #5 and #6 vs. #6 and #7 respectively YTD. Notice also the Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) stable at a very strong #7 and the Toyota Verso up 32 spots to #8.

Previous month: Latvia May 2013: Peugeot 3008 back in control

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Skoda Yeti in the lead

Full June 2013 Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Latvia May 2013: Peugeot 3008 back in control

June 10th, 2013 1 comment

Peugeot 3008 Latvia May 2013Peugeot 3008. Picture by josemiguelmartinez, all rights reserved.

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New car sales in Latvia are down 7% year-on-year both in May at 1,144 registrations and year-to-date at 4,922 sales. Down to #5 last month, the Peugeot 3008 reclaims in May the pole position it held both in February and March with 63 sales and 5.5% and increases its advantage over the VW Golf year-to-date at 222 units and 4.5% vs. 198 and 4%. The Toyota RAV4 stays on the podium at #3 with 42 sales and 3.7%, followed by the VW Passat, Fiat 500 and Toyota Avensis. Notice also the Great performance of the Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) up to #7 at 2.4% share.

Previous month: Latvia April 2013: Peugeot Bipper lands top spot

Full May 2013 Top 40 Ranking Table below.

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Latvia April 2013: Peugeot Bipper lands top spot

May 11th, 2013 1 comment

Peugeot Bipper Latvia April 2013Peugeot Bipper

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New car sales in Latvia are down 9% year-on-year to just under 1,000 registrations (993 to be precise), which brings the year-to-date total to 3,778 units, down 7% on 2012. Big surprise atop the Latvian models ranking this month: the Peugeot Bipper is up 6 spots on March to snap the pole position thanks to 55 sales and 5.5% share, it is now #8 year-to-date at 2.3%. Even though it is down to #5 this month, the Peugeot 3008 however keeps the lead year-to-date at 159 units and 4.2% share.

Two additional models also excel within the Top 10 this month: the Toyota RAV4 boosted by the new generation is also up 6 ranks to #2 at 42 units and the Dacia Duster is up 47 spots to land at a best-ever #4 with 35 sales. Further down, notice the Hyundai i40 remaining extremely solid at #8 with 26 units, the Kia Cee’d up 21 ranks to #11, the Lexus RX up 10 to a world-best #14, the Honda Civic up 18 to #19, Subaru Forester up 25 to #28 and the Dacia Dokker landing directly at #30.

Previous month: Latvia March 2013: Peugeot 3008 confirms supremacy

Full April 2013 Top 50 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Latvia March 2013: Peugeot 3008 confirms supremacy

April 12th, 2013 1 comment

Peugeot 3008 Latvia March 2013Peugeot 3008

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New car sales in Latvia are down 9% year-on-year in March to 981 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,785 units, down 6% on 2012. The Peugeot 3008 confirms it is the favourite car in the country by ranking #1 for the third consecutive month thanks to 39 sales and 4% share, adding up to 127 units and 4.6% so far in 2013. This month the Nissan Qashqai is up 6 spots on February to land in 2nd position at 37 units and 3.8% while the VW Golf remains stable at #3 with 35 sales.

The Citroen Berlingo is up 10 ranks to #4, the Toyota Hilux up 5 to #5, Nissan Juke up 6 to #6, the Peugeot Bipper is up from outside the Top 50 last month to #7 as is the Toyota RAV4 to #8, the Hyundai i40 is down 4 to a still very impressive 9th place vs. #41 over the Full Year 2012. Finally, notice the Toyota Land Cruiser V8 up to a fantastic 19th spot and the Citroen C-Elysee landing directly at #38 for its first month in market.

Previous month: Latvia February 2013: Peugeot places 3008 and 5008 equal #1

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Skoda Yeti in the lead

Full March 2013 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Latvia February 2013: Peugeot places 3008 & 5008 equal-#1

March 9th, 2013 3 comments

Peugeot 3008 Latvia February 2013The 2013 model could cement the 3008′s newly acquired pole position in Latvia…

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Thanks to Armands from the Automotive Association of Latvia I can share with you the most popular models and brands in Latvia in February 2013. The market is back in positive territory this month: up 4% year-on-year to 893 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,804 units, down 5% on 2012. Like in January, the Peugeot 3008 holds the pole position, but this month it is joined by its big brother the Peugeot 5008, with both models selling 48 units for an excellent 5.4% market share. Leader in 2012, the VW Golf rounds up the podium at 42 units and 4.7%.

Hyundai i40 Latvia February 2013Hyundai i40

Other great performers include the Opel Astra up 5 spots on January to #4, the Hyundai i40 up a massive 30 ranks to #5 vs. #41 in the Full Year 2012, the Honda CR-V up 6 to #7 vs. #47, Lada Niva (aka 4×4) stable at a very high #11 (it didn’t even rank within the Top 50 in 2012!) and the Lexus RX up to a very satisfying #25 vs. #43 in 2012.

Previous month: Latvia January 2013: Peugeot 3008 in great shape

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Skoda Yeti in the lead

Full February 2013 Top 50 models and Top 20 Ranking Tables below.

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Latvia January 2013: Peugeot 3008 in great shape

February 19th, 2013 2 comments

Peugeot 3008 Latvia January 2013Peugeot 3008

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Thanks to Armands from LPAA I can share with you January figures for Latvia, and the news aren’t good, with new car sales down 12% year-on-year in the country to 911 registrations. Volkswagen keeps the lead of the brands ranking but is down 34% to 132 sales and 14.5% vs. 18.7% in 2012. Toyota is also down to 12% share vs. 14% in 2012 while Peugeot rounds up the podium at 8.8%, followed by Renault at 6% and Opel at 5.4%.

Model-wise, the Peugeot 3008 starts the year very well, holding the January top spot thanks to 40 units sold and 4.4%. It is followed by the VW Golf at 4%, Citroen Berlingo and Fiat 500 both at 3.3% and the Toyota Auris at 3% while the Peugeot 5008 takes the 6th spot at 2.4%. Notice also the Lada Niva at #10, Honda CR-V at #13, Kia Cee’d at #14, Dacia Lodgy at #25, Range Rover at #38 and Skoda Rapid at #61.

Previous post: Latvia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Skoda Yeti in the lead

Full January 2013 Top 60 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Latvia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Skoda Yeti in the lead

January 10th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Yeti

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Because of a painful end of year (-21% in November and -25% in December), the Latvian new car market ends up 2012 only 1% above 2011 at 12,901 registrations. Note Latvian data now include Light Commercial Vehicles which will explain the inconsistencies with previous year-to-date rankings. PC are down 3% to 10,665 units while LCV are up 27% at 2,236 sales in 2012. In spite of sales split in half at 437 units and 4.1% share, the VW Golf remains the most popular vehicle in the country, followed by the Skoda Yeti up an outstanding 107% and 15 spots to 421 sales and 3.9%. The Nissan Juke brilliantly rounds up the podium at 377 units and 3.5%, up 51% and 7 ranks year-on-year.

Nissan Juke. Picture by eneade, all rights reserved.

The Peugeot 5008 delivers its best performance in the world in Latvia this year, up 5 spots and 34% to #4 with 338 sales and 3.2%, as does the Peugeot 3008 up 9 ranks and 44% to #5 at 308 units and 2.9%. Within the Top 10, notice also the Toyota Avensis up 17% to #7, the Renault Master up 119% to #8 and the Skoda Octavia up 29% to #9. Further down, the VW Jetta is up 63% and divides its ranking by 2 at #15, the Dacia Duster is up 51% to #17, Citroen Berlingo up 96% to #20, Hyundai ix35 up 78% to #22, Ford Fiesta up 141% to #26 and the Isuzu D-Max is up 236% to #29.

Bentley Continental GT

Latvian consumers have a thing for luxury cars: the Lexus RX is #43 with 93 sales, Range Rover Evoque #53 at 73 units, BMW X6 #56 with 69 sales, Porsche Cayenne #61 at 62 units and the Bentley Continental GT/GTC ranks #129 with 18 sales, double its 2011 tally!

Previous post: Latvia October 2012: VW Golf passes Nissan Juke again

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2011: Volkswagen monopolises podium, Nissan Juke #4

Full Year 2012 Top 130 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Latvia October 2012: VW Golf passes Nissan Juke again

November 17th, 2012 No comments

The Suzuki SX4 has been #1 in Latvia for the last 2 months.

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New car sales in Latvia are back into positive territory in October at +3% year-on-year to 1,003 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,996 units, up 3% on 2011 also. Taking advantage of a rare weak month for the Nissan Juke (-25% to 21 sales), the VW Golf reclaims the top spot in the Latvian 2012 year-to-date models ranking at 337 units and 3.7% (-51%) vs. 332 (+80%) for the Juke. The Peugeot 5008 rounds up the podium with 284 sales and 3.2%, up 32% on 2011.

Solid in October at 33 units sold, the Skoda Yeti climbs onto 4th place year-to-date with 261 sales and 2.9%, followed by the Peugeot 3008 and Toyota Avensis both at 2.8%, the VW Passat at 2.7% and Opel Astra at 2.3%. #1 in October for the 2nd consecutive month with 55 units sold, the Suzuki SX4 is now up to #12 YTD with 182 sales. Other great performers include the Skoda Octavia up to #14, the Hyundai i30 up to #21, Hyundai i40 up to #32, Volvo XC60 up to #43 and Dacia Sandero up to #63.

Previous month: Latvia September 2012: Nissan Juke reclaims leadership

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2011: VW monopolises podium, Nissan Juke #4

Full 10 months 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Latvia September 2012: Nissan Juke reclaims leadership

October 17th, 2012 No comments

Nissan Juke. Picture by Ciprian Mihai, all rights reserved.

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For the first time in 2012, the Latvian new car market is down year-on-year in September at 744 registrations (-20%), bringing the year-to-date total to 7,995 units, up 3% on 2011. While over 8 months 2012 the Nissan Juke was just one unit below the VW Golf, thanks to a very solid score in September the Juke reclaims the year-to-date pole position over 9 months with 311 sales and 3.9% share (+99% year-on-year) vs. 305 and 3.8% (-50%!) for the Golf.

Bentley Continental GTC. Picture by Coconut Photography, all rights reserved.

Two Peugeots still follow: the 5008 at #3 with 251 units and 3.1% (+41%) and the 3008 at #4 with 228 sales and 2.9% (+63%), now ex-aequo with the VW Passat (-24%) and Skoda Yeti (+78%). The Opel Astra, VW Tiguan and VW Jetta round up the Top 10. Further down, notice the Suzuki SX4 up to #15 thanks to a fantastic September (#1 with 7.8% share!), the Hyundai ix35 up to #18, the Lexus RX up to #31, the Mercedes ML-Class at #59, Citroen DS5 at #70 and the Bentley Continental GT/GTC ranking #101 with 16 sales, up 139% on 2011…

Previous post: Latvia August 2012: Nissan Juke and VW Golf fight it off

One year ago: Latvia September 2011: VW Passat up to #2

Full 9 months 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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