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Car sales in Latvia are up a huge 78% this year to 8,849 sales, however the market stays far from its pre-crisis levels of 2008 (19,198 units) and 2007 (35,967). The largest segment is still by far the 4WDs with 35% of the market this year. The VW Golf is the best-selling model in the country for the 2nd year in a row with sales up 134% to 558 units and 6.3% share.
In fact, Volkswagen monopolises the podium with the Passat up 264% to 309 sales and 3.5% and the Tiguan up 772% to 253 units and 2.9%. The Tiguan was even #1 over the last quarter of 2011 ahead of the Golf with 216 sales and 8.1%… In 4th place and up a mammoth 808% over 2010 is the Nissan Juke with 236 units and 2.7%. Latvia is the Juke’s best country in the world in terms of year-end ranking.
Other great 2011 performers in Latvia include the Opel Astra up to #6, VW Caddy up to #8, Dacia Duster to #16, Suzuki SX4 to #19, Peugeot 5008 to #22 and Kia Sportage to #28. Notice also the Range Rover Evoque landing directly #42 with 58 sales all delievered in the last Quarter when it was #9 overall, Latvia being the first country in the world where the Evoque broke into the Top 10!
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Full Year 2011 Top 100 and Last Quarter 2011 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.
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Car sales in Latvia are up a massive 77% year-on-year over the first 9 months of 2011 at 6,191 registrations, albeit compared to an extremely weak period in 2010. VW trusts the first two spots of the models ranking with the VW Golf a distant leader at 362 units and 5.8% followed by the VW Passat with 221 sales and 3.6%. The Toyota Avensis rounds up the podium at 183 units and 3%.
The Opel Astra (+2 spots on the 7 months ranking), Nissan Juke (+2 also to a fantastic 6th place), VW Caddy (+1) and Nissan Qashqai (+1) are the other Top 10 models to progress. Other great performers over the last two months include the VW Jetta at #32, the Audi Q5 at #51 and the BMW X3 at #63.
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Full 9 months 2011 Top 100 Ranking Table below.
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Over the first 7 months of 2011 the Latvian car market is up a whopping 83% on the same period in 2010 at 4,743 registrations. Thats’s +76% on 2009 but -65% on 2008… The VW Golf keeps the lead and gets stronger as the year goes by, now at 5.5% share with 259 sales. The Renault Megane is #2 at 191 units and 4.1%, ahead of the VW Passat up 12 spots on 2010 in 3rd position with 148 sales and 3.1%.
Further down the ranking, notice the Nissan Juke in 8th place – possibly its best ranking anywhere in the world – at 111 units and 2.3%, the VW Caddy at #9 (2%), the Nissan Qashqai at #11 and the Peugeot 5008 at #15, up 41 spots on its 2010 ranking. The Dacia Duster is up 44 spots on 2010 at #19 with 74 sales. The BMW X6 is still strong at #39.
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Full 7 months 2011 Top 75 Ranking Table below.
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At 1,902 units over the first 3 months of 2011, new car sales in Latvia are up 132% on 2010 and 45% on 2009 but are still a far cry (-68%!) from the 5,934 registrations achieved in Q1 2008.
Stable on top, the VW Golf leads the way again and improves its market share over last year at 5.2% thanks to 98 sales. The Renault Megane takes the 2nd spot at 4.7% share, followed by the Ford Focus at 3.6%.
3 models deliver explosive growth to land in the Top 10 over the period: the Renault Scenic is up 50 spots to reach the 4th place with 64 sales and 3.4%, the VW Caddy gains 30 spots to #6 at 59 sales (3.1%) and the Suzuki SX4 grows by 53 spots to #8 at 54 units (2.8%). Notice the Lexus RX at #17, the Nissan Juke at #18 and BMW X6 at #19.
Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.
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The Latvian car market is up 33% on a dismal 2009 year with 4,976 registrations in 2010. The VW Golf takes the lead at 238 sales and 4.8%. In #2 thanks to an amazing last couple of months, the Peugeot Partner delivers an impressive 3.5% share with 176 sales.
#1 in 2009, the Toyota Avensis drops 1 spot with 176 sales in equal #2, ahead of the Toyota Land Cruiser at 3.2% and the Toyota RAV4 at 2.9%. The Skoda Octavia is #6 at +70%, the Ford Focus #7 at +121%. Other great performers are the Toyota Verso at #14 (+975%) and the Skoda Yeti at #18 (+2433%).
Full Year 2010 Top 50 Ranking Table below.
After having lost no less than 73% in 2009, the Latvian car market is shyly recovering in 2010 with +15% over the first 10 months of the year at 3,905 registrations.
The VW Golf leads the pack by a very large margin with 216 sales and 5.5% of the market. Like in neighbours Norway and Finland, the Toyota Avensis is a hit, #2 in Latvia with 3.1%, just one unit ahead of the Land Cruiser, which delivers a very solid performance in Latvia.
The Peugeot Partner also shines in #4 at 2.9%, followed by the Toyota RAV4. Very strong performance from the extravagant BMW X6 landing in 30th position with close to 1%!
Full Top 50 ranking table below.
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In 2009 only 3,745 new cars were registered in Latvia, that’s 90% less than in 2007! Toyota makes the most of this devastated market by placing 4 models in the Top 4: the Avensis is in the lead with 135 sales, followed by the Land Cruiser at 118, the RAV4 at 114 and the Corolla at 111. The Hyundai i30 rounds up the Top 5.
#1 from 2006 to 2008, the Skoda Octavia is down to #9 this year. Notice the Lexus RX up to a fantastic 13th place, the BMW X6 at an outstanding 22nd spot, the Audi A6 at #25 and the BMW X5 at #29.
Full Year 2009 Top 30 Ranking Table below.
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The Latvian car market is extremely strong in 2006 at 25,626 registrations and 2007 at 32,497 units but plunges in 2008. The Skoda Octavia is the best-selling model in the country all through the period, selling 1,085 units in 2006 for a 4.2% market share, 1,420 units in 2007 (4.4%) and 703 in 2008. The Hyundai Getz misses the pole position for only 20 units in 2006, #2 with 1,065 sales followed by the Toyota Corolla at 1,038 units, the Ford Focus and Opel Astra.
In 2007 the Honda CR-V gains 103% thanks to the new generation and takes the 2nd spot with 960 sales and 3% share, ahead of the Honda Civic, up 167% to 837 units, the Skoda Fabia and Toyota RAV4 at 2.3%. In 2008 it’s the turn of the Mazda6 to hold the #2 spot with 676 sales, with the Skoda Fabia #3 followed by the VW Golf and Toyota Land Cruiser.
Full Year 2006 Top 40, 2007 Top 25 and 2008 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.
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16,680 new cars were registered in Latvia in 2005, up a huge 48% on 2004 and the Toyota Corolla is by far the best-selling model in the country with 811 sales and a very solid 4.9% market share, up 78%. It is followed on the podium by the Ford Focus at 635 units and 3.8% (+155%) and the Hyundai Getz with 532 sales and 3.2% (+34%).
The Opel Astra ranks 4th at 3.1% (+217%), ahead of the Skoda Octavia at 2.5% (+275%!), the Toyota Land Cruiser at 2.4% (+55%), the Toyota Avensis at 2.3% and the Renault Kangoo at 2.1%. The Mazda3 (2.1% also) and Mazda6, last year’s leader and the only model in the Top 10 to see its sales decrease, round up the Top 10. Notice the Mitsubishi Colt at #13, the Dacia Logan at #27, the Lexus RX at #35 with 127 sales and 0.8% share and the VW Touareg at #40.
Full Year 2005 Top 40 Ranking Table below.
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The Latvian car market is up 11% in 2003 to 8,730 registrations and a further 29% in 2004 to 11,256 units. Up 340% on ’02, the Mazda6 takes the lead of the models ranking in ’03 for its first fill year in market with 497 sales and 5.7% share, and keeps the pole position in ’04 at 456 units and 4.1%. Leader in ’02, the Opel Astra falls to #2 in ’03 and #18 in ’04, replaced in the 2nd spot by the Toyota Corolla only 2 units below the Mazda6 in ’04!
The Peugeot 307 rounds up the podium in ’03 with 308 sales and 3.5% then gives way to the Hyundai Getz in ’04 at 397 units and 3.5%. Other popular models over the period include the Toyota Land Cruiser #5 in ’03 and #6 in ’04, Mazda3 #5 in ’04, Ford Focus #6 in ’03 and Honda Accord #7 in ’03 (+519%!). Notice also the Lexus RX up 23 spots to #20 with 154 sales and 1.4% in ’04.
Full Year 2003 and 2004 Top 50 Ranking Tables below.