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Mauritius Full Year 2012: Kia Rio, Cerato and Hyundai i10 dominate

February 11th, 2013 2 comments

Kia Cerato Mauritius 2012The 2013 model could help the Kia Cerato take the lead of the Mauritius ranking in 2013.

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It has now been one year since I last gave you an update on Mauritius, but thanks to Lorenzo I can now share with you some information about this market for the whole of 2012. Mauritius new car sales are up a very robust 18% year-on-year in 2012 to an all-time record 9,423 registrations. Local magazine Motor Mag publishes a Top 5 best-selling models each month and a Top 10 brands, but so far no overall models ranking for 2012. Based on successive Top 5 rankings, it is clear that Korean models ruled the Mauritius ranking in 2012…

Kia Rio Mauritius 2012Kia Rio

The Kia Rio should finish the year on top, having ranked #1 in April, May (at a record 11.1% share) and October and very regular at the highest level. The Hyundai i10 should follow, never topping the charts but on the podium 4 times, while the Kia Cerato could round up the podium (#1 in March, June and July) ahead of the Kia Picanto (#1 in February). The Mercedes C-Class, Chevrolet Cruze and BMW 3 Series are also very successful.

Hyundai i10 Mauritius 2012Hyundai i10

Brand-wise, interestingly two Japanese carmakers rule the All-vehicles ranking (including LCVs): Toyota takes the lead thanks to sales up 44% year-on-year to 1,348 and 14.7% share, passing Nissan at 1,291 units and 13.7%. Kia is up 54% to 1,047 sales and 11.1% in third place, followed by Hyundai up 38% to 835 units and 8.9%. Mitsubishi is down a dramatic 34% to #7, Peugeot is up 111% to #10, Great Wall down 32% to #13, Perodua up 68% to #14 and JMC up 66% to #17. In the Passenger Cars ranking, Kia is logically on top ahead of Toyota, 2011 leader Nissan and Kia.

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Mauritius January 2012: Hyundai i10 up to #2

February 28th, 2012 No comments

Hyundai i10

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Thanks to Lorenzo I am now able to share with you a monthly update on the car market in the Mauritius island. Faithful to its 2011 pole position, the Chevrolet Cruze leads the models ranking with 43 sales and 8.3% market share but this month the Hyundai i10 is up to a brilliant second place at 36 units and 6.9% share, up from 3.8% in 2011 and relegating the Mercedes C-Class to #3 with 26 sales and 5%.

Absent from the Top 5 in 2011, the Kia Rio and Nissan Micra are up to 4th and 5th position respectively with 4.6% and 3.8% share. The i10′s success enables Hyundai to take the lead of the brands ranking this month in Mauritius with an excellent 72 sales and 13.4% share, up from 10.4% in 2011. Nissan, leader last year, is down to #2 followed by Kia.

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Full January models Top 5 and brands Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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Mauritius Full Year 2011: Chevrolet Cruze best-seller UPDATED

January 28th, 2012 11 comments

Chevrolet Cruze

* NOW UPDATED with sales for the Top 5 models and Top 10 brands! Click on title to see *

Thanks to Lorenzo I can share with you for the first time on Best Selling Cars Blog an official models ranking for Mauritius. My previous observations through YouTube had made me think that Nissan would place a couple of cars atop the models ranking but it is not the case, with just one Nissan in the Top 5 ranking, a varied mix of economical Korean cars, a stylish Japanese SUV and a luxurious German sedan. Nissan is however still the best-selling brand in Mauritius with 12.6% share ahead of Kia (10.5%) and Hyundai (10.4%).

Mercedes C-Class

The best-selling car in Mauritius in 2011 is the Chevrolet Cruze with 264 sales and 4.8% share, confirming its strength on every corner of the planet, from the USA to China to Australia. The second place is a surprise: the Mercedes C-Class, ranking higher than in its native Germany and just one unit below the Cruze at 263! The nimble Hyundai i10 rounds up the podium with 207 units and 3.8%, a good fit for Mauritian winding roads.

The Nissan Qashqai at 3.5% and Kia Cerato at 3.4% follow. There is no official data for Commercial Vehicles but it seems the Great Wall Wingle is off to a great start in the country. Brand-wise, Chevrolet is the best performer this year up 61% and 4 spots to #4, with Hyundai (+55%) and BMW (+22%) also faring very well. On the contrary, Mitsubishi (-36%) and Honda (-21%) struggle.

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Mauritius 2010: Old gen Nissan March & Sunny likely leaders

October 22nd, 2011 4 comments

Nissan March

* This post is based on recent YouTube videos of the streets of Mauritius *

We welcome country #160 on BestSellingCarsBlog: Mauritius! This island located in the Indian Ocean mainly favours Japanese models, with Nissan looking like a stand-out winner. The previous generations Nissan March and Sunny are still on sale in the country and should lead the models ranking, with the March a clear favourite among rental car companies.

Nissan Sunny

The Mauritian car landscape is a mix of small cars like the Toyota Yaris, Mitsubishi Colt or Honda Jazz and pick-ups like the Isuzu D-Max, Nissan Hardbody and Mitsubishi Triton but interestingly the current gen Toyota Hilux is quasi inexistant. Similarly there are a lot of old gen Toyota Corollas on the streets but the current gen is sparse. Notice also a bit of French influence with the Renault Clio and Peugeot 308 doing well, as well as the Chinese discreetly making their mark with the Great Wall Hover.

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