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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.

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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!

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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…

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

Full 9 months 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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

September 26th, 2012 No comments

Nissan Juke. Picture by eneade, all rights reserved.

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Over the first 8 months of 2012, the Latvian new passenger car market is up 6% year-on-year to 7,251 registrations, including 894 in August (+4%). The battle for the title of best-selling model in Latvia has intensified over the last couple of months: the Nissan Juke had managed to grab the pole position over the first 3 months of the year and reclaimed the 2012 year-to-date crown over 7 months but is now only one unit below the VW Golf over 8 months at 271 sales and 3.7% share, up 99% year-on-year and in spite of an excellent 48 units and 5.4% in August.

Peugeot 3008. Picture by L’Argus, all rights reserved.

The VW Golf is back to pole position in the 2012 year-to-date ranking (like it was in 2010 and 2011) with 272 sales and 3.7% (down 51% year-on-year), thanks to an exceptional month of August at 53 units and 5.9% share. The Peugeot 5008 stays at a world-vest third spot with 239 sales and 3.3% while the Peugeot 3008 is up one spot compared to the H1 2012 ranking to #4 at 222 units and 3.1%. Good showing of the Toyota Avensis at #5, up 32% on 2011. Other great performers over the period in Latvia include the VW Jetta up 238% to #10, the Renault Laguna up 2833% (!) to #20, the Ford S-Max up 630% to #28, the Lexus RX up 20% to #33, the Kia Cee’d up 82% to #36 and the Citroen DS5 landing at #80.

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Full August 2012 Top 20 and 8 months 2012 Top 80 Ranking Tables below.

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Latvia 6 months 2012: Peugeot places 5008 and 3008 in Top 5

August 5th, 2012 1 comment

Peugeot 5008

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Over the first 6 months of 2012, new car sales in Latvia are up 7% compared to the same period in 2011 at 5,462 registrations. While the Nissan Juke had managed to grab the pole position over the first 3 months of the year, it is down to a still excellent 2nd place over 6 months with 187 sales and 3.4%, giving the top spot back to the VW Golf, leader in the country in 2010 and 2011, at 197 units and 3.6% share in spite of sales down 46% year-on-year.

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot manages to place its two crossovers in the Top 5: the 5008 is up 78% year-on-year to #3 with 183 sales and 3.4% (it was #22 in 2011) while the 3008 is up 122% to #5 at 171 units and 3.1% compared to #24 in 2011. In between we find the Skoda Yeti at #4 with 176 sales and 3.2%, even #1 over Q2 2012 at 111 units and 3.7%. Notice also the Renault Laguna coming from nowhere to #17 over the period, the Ford Fiesta up 48 spots to #19, the Nissan Note up 32 to #21, the Lexus RX solid at #33 and the Hyundai i40 up 9 to #38.

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Full 6 months 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Latvia March 2012: Nissan Juke in pole position!

May 5th, 2012 No comments

Nissan Juke. Picture by iamdabe, all rights reserved.

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The Latvian new car market continues to slowly recover from the 2008-9 crisis, up 5% year-on-year of the first 3 months of 2012 at 2,488 registrations. And there is a big surprise atop the models ranking: after a couple of years of VW Golf domination, the Nissan Juke takes the lead thanks to 104 sales over the period and a strong 4.1% market share, up 229% year-on-year! Latvia is the first and only country in the world so far where the Juke has managed to rank #1.

The Golf is kicked down to #2 at 94 units and 3.8%, followed by the VW Passat with 85 sales and 3.4%. Peugeot is on fire and places the 5008 at a fantastic 4th position with 83 units, up 730% year-on-year, and the 3008 at #8 with 69 sales, up 73%. The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is up to #5 (+34%) ahead of the Nissan Qashqai (+97%). Other great performers over the First Quarter of 2012 include the Subaru Outback at #25, Range Rover Evoque at #35, Porsche Cayenne at #37 and Hyundai i40 at #47.

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One year ago: Latvia March 2011: VW Golf #1, Renault Scenic and VW Caddy in Top 5

Full Q1 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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

January 13th, 2012 No comments

VW Tiguan

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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.

Nissan Juke

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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Latvia September 2011: VW Passat up to #2

October 22nd, 2011 1 comment

VW Passat

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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%.

BMW X3

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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