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New Caledonia (France) January 2018: Ford Ranger snaps lead in market down 18%

The Ford Ranger is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia in January. 

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New Caledonia is a French overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia. The new car market is down a harsh 17.9% year-on-year in January to 664 units. Missing out on the annual pole position for just 13 sales in 2017, low-cost manufacturer Dacia easily takes the lead in January in spite of sales down 17% to 13.7% share. It is followed by Ford (-32%) and Citroen (-13%) while Toyota doubles its volume year-on-year to a round 10% share. Subaru (+79%), Volkswagen (+64%) and Kia (+20%) shine in the Top 10 whereas Renault (-32%), Hyundai (-40%) and Peugeot (-44%) plunge. Model-wise, the Ford Ranger takes the lead thanks to deliveries up 11% on January 2017, overtaking the leader of the past two years, the Dacia Duster down 23% and awaiting the new generation. The Sandero (+43%) makes it two Dacias on the podium while the Hyundai Creta is up to a fantastic 4th place despite sales down 5%. The Toyota Yaris (+233%), Subaru XV (+171%) and VW Golf (+157%) also post spectacular gains inside the Top 10.

Previous post: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2017: Duster leads, Dacia 13 sales off #1

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) January 2018: Ford and Dacia head to head

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New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2017: Duster leads, Dacia 13 units off #1

The Dacia Duster is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia for the 2nd straight year. 

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New car sales rally back up 8.1% to 8.550 units in New Caledonia, a small French overseas territory located north-east of Australia. Sales for New Caledonia are counted separate to metropolitan France and allow for the sale of Chinese brands such as Great Wall and Chery, as safety and pollution laws are less stringent here. Ford remains the most popular manufacturer despite sales down 4% to 10.6%, ending the year just 13 sales above Dacia up 5% to 10.5% share. Toyota (+20%) overtakes Peugeot (+8%) to snap the last spot on the podium while Citroen (+23%) passes Renault (+8%) to round up the Top 5. Mitsubishi (+82%), Mazda (+55%), Volkswagen (+49%), Fiat (+48%), Dodge (+31%) and Hyundai (+26%) also post spectacular gains inside the Top 20. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster is the best-seller for the 2nd year in a row but sees its market share thaw to 5.7% as sales edge up 1%. The Ford Ranger (+5%) and Toyota Hilux (+6%) make it two pickups on the podium like last year with a Top 6 unchanged on 2016 with the Ford Fiesta (-23%), Peugeot 208 (+5%) and Isuzu D-Max (+1%). The Citroen C3 shoots up 352% and 33 spots to #7 thanks to the new generation while the Hyundai Creta (+206%) ends its first full year in market at #9. The Dacia Sandero (+12%) and Nissan Navara (+17%) also beat the market in the remainder of the Top 10. Finally, notice the RAM 1500 breaking into the Top 30 thanks to deliveries up 31%.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) November 2017: Peugeot and 208 on top

Previous year: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2016: Dacia Duster ends 7 years of Ford Ranger domination

Two years ago: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2015: Dacia Duster threatens Ford Ranger

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New Caledonia (France) November 2017: Peugeot and 208 on top

The Peugeot 208 is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia this month.

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The New Caledonian market – a small French Overseas Territory located north-east of Australia – is up 5.4% year-on-year in November to 782 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up 10.3% to 7.968 units. Note New Caledonian sales are counted separately from French metropolitan data so these figures aren’t already included in our France November update. This month Peugeot snaps the brands pole position for the second time in the past three months, up five spots on October and 73% year-on-year to a stunning 14.2% share vs. 9% so far in 2017. Dacia (-11%) is up one rank to #2, followed by Citroen (+32%) and Renault (+56%) with Ford in difficulty (-17%) rounding up the Top 5. Leader year-to-date, Toyota is down 4% to a paltry 6th place this month. Subaru shoots up 73% to #7, Volkswagen is up 62% to #11 and Mitsubishi up 220% to #14. Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 justifies the brand’s leadership by surging 75% to #1, ahead of the Dacia Duster (-22%) remaining on top YTD, the Ford Ranger (-15%) and Toyota Hilux (-8%). The Subaru XV is up 100% to #6, the Citroen C3 up 475% to #6, Renault Clio up 340% to #8 and the Peugeot Partner up 100% to #9.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) October 2017: Dacia Duster back in the lead

One year ago: New Caledonia November 2016: Dacia most popular carmaker

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New Caledonia (France) October 2017: Dacia Duster back in the lead

The new generation Dacia Duster will launch in early 2018 in New Caledonia. 

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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north east of Australia, are up a slim 1.5% year-on-year in October to 677 registrations, meaning the year-to-date volume remains frankly in positive at +10.9% to 7.186 units. Brand-wise, Toyota leaps up two spots on last month to snap the pole position thanks to deliveries up 26% to 12.9% share. Citroen does even better, surging up 89% to 10.6% in 2nd place vs. 8% and #5 so far in 2017. Dacia (-3%) and Ford (-34%) lose ground but Renault (+17%) and Peugeot (+4%), #1 in September, improve. Notice the two main French carmakers ranking at a low #5 and #6 in New Caledonia this month. Being located on the other side of the world certainly has a negative effect on brand loyalty. Nissan (+12%), Mitsubishi (+525%!), Volkswagen (+29%), Chevrolet (+120%) and Dodge (+33%) also shine. In the models ranking, the Dacia Duster reclaims the top spot it holds YTD with sales edging up 5% despite the imminent arrival of the new generation (pictured above), distancing the Toyota Hilux (-3%) and Citroen C3, up 27-fold on the previous model a year ago. The Nissan Navara (+73%), Toyota Yaris (+300%), Suzuki Swift (+260%), Renault Trafic (+260%) and Citroen C1 (+143%) also make themselves noticed.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) September 2017: Peugeot #1 brand

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) October 2016: Toyota up 86%, market down 20%

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New Caledonia (France) September 2017: Peugeot #1 brand

The 3008, up 12-fold on September 2016, helps Peugeot to #1 this month.

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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north east of Australia, are down 2% year-on-year in September to 664 registrations, yet the year-to-date total is up 12% to 6.509 units. This month Peugeot surges 26% year-on-year to take the lead of the brands ranking with 13.1% share vs. 8.6% so far in 2017, distancing Ford (-5%), Toyota (+63%) and Dacia (-8%). Renault (-21%) and Hyundai (-38%) struggle whereas Subaru (+33%), Nissan (+44%) and Mitsubishi (+143%) impress. The Toyota Hilux (+56%) edges past the Dacia Duster (-12%) for one unit and the Ford Ranger (+12%) for two units and becomes the best-selling nameplate in the archipelago this month. The Peugeot 208 (+38%), Citroen C3 (+467%), Subaru XV (+100%) and Peugeot 2008 (+88%) also impress in the Top 10, while below the Nissan Navara (+133%) and Peugeot 3008 (up 12-fold) take off.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) August 2017: Subaru XV shoots up to #4

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) September 2016: Hyundai Creta instant blockbuster

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New Caledonia (France) August 2017: Subaru XV shoots up to #4

The Subaru XV is up to 4th place in New Caledonia in August.

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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north east of Australia, are down 0.8% year-on-year in August to 776 units, bringing the year-to-date tally up 13.8% to 5.845. Toyota (-6%) remains the best-selling carmaker on the archipelago for the second month running, but only one unit above Ford (-10%) still leader year-to-date, and three above Dacia (-21%), still #2 year-to-date. Peugeot soars 31% to #4, Nissan is up 16% at #5, Subaru up 50% to #7, Mazda up 115% to #11, Volkswagen up 91% to #13 and Mitsubishi up 171% to #15. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster is back in the pole position it holds year-to-date despite deliveries down 20% year-on-year. It distances the Toyota Hilux (-24%) and Ford Ranger (-11%) while the Nissan Navara (+44%) at #5 and the Isuzu D-Max (-18%) at #6 make it four pickup trucks in the July Top 6. The hero of the month is the Subaru XV up 15 spots on July and 138% year-on-year to climb up to 4th place overall. Dacia also has the Sandero at #7 and the Logan at #9.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) July 2017: Ford Ranger holds onto #1 spot

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) August 2016: Hilux and Duster tie for #1 spot

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New Caledonia (France) July 2017: Ford Ranger holds onto #1 spot

The Ford Ranger is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia in July. 

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New car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located north-east of Australia, shoot up 30% year-on-year in July to 898 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 16% to 5.069 units. After plunging to #9 in June, Toyota flamboyantly takes the lead of the brands ranking thanks to deliveries up 134% to 11.5% market share – it now ranks #3 YTD – frankly distancing the year-to-date leader Ford, down 22% to 8.6% and equal 2nd with Peugeot (+40%). Dacia disappoints with a 12% decline to #4, whereas Nissan (+130%), Hyundai (+89%) and Isuzu (+79%) post spectacular gains within the Top 10. Further down, notice also Mazda (+41%), Chevrolet (+59%), Volkswagen (+60%), Jeep (+80%), Suzuki (+89%) and Mitsubishi (+113%). Model-wise, the Ford Ranger is in the lead for the 2nd month running with 5.5% of the market but still remains a fair distance below the Dacia Duster in the year-to-date ranking (5% vs. 5.7% share). The Isuzu D-Max (#2), Toyota Hilux (#3) and Nissan Navara (#5) make it four pickup trucks inside the Top 5. Notice also the Toyota RAV4 up to #10, the Peugeot Partner up to #14 and the Subaru XV up to #19.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) June 2017: Ford places Ranger and Fiesta on top

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) July 2016: Dacia Duster reigns

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New Caledonia (France) June 2017: Ford places Ranger and Fiesta on top

The Ford Ranger is the best-selling nameplate in NC in June. Picture caradvice.com.au

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New car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located north-east of Australia, are up a robust 10% year-on-year in June to 716 units, lifting the H1 2017 total up 14% to 4.171. Down to #5 last month, Ford reclaims the brands top spot it holds year-to-date thanks to sales up 45% to 13.5% share vs. 11.3% so far in 2017. It distances Dacia (+1%) and Citroen up 77% to 10.9% share vs. 8.6% year-to-date. Peugeot (+42%), Hyundai (+82%) and Volkswagen (+94%) also deliver spectacular gains in the Top 10 whereas Renault (-38%) and Toyota (-54%) are struggling. Model-wise, the Ford Ranger is back up 10 spots on May to land in pole position with sales up 63%, with Ford also placing the Fiesta at #2 (+83%). Meanwhile the Dacia Duster is down 22% to #3 but remains by far the best-seller year-to-date. The Citroen C3 is up 9-fold to #4 thanks to the new generation, the Dacia Logan is up 127% to #6, the Peugeot 208 up 122% to #7 and the Citroen C1 up 233% to #8.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) May 2017: Dacia Sandero in charge

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New Caledonia (France) May 2017: Dacia Sandero in charge

The Dacia Sandero is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia in May.

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After three months of double-digit growth and one stable month in April, new car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, are back into negative territory in May at -12% to 614 registrations. The year-to-date total is still up 15% to 3.455 units. This is the month of low-cost carmaker Dacia, up 13% year-on-year to a stunning 16.4% market share and now only one unit below Ford year-to-date at 391 vs. 392. Citroen shoots up 74% to 2nd place in May, whereas Peugeot (-56%), Toyota (-14%), Ford (-43%) and Renault (-11%) all lose significant ground. Volkswagen (+275%) and Isuzu (+155%) go against the grain inside the Top 10.

There is a big surprise atop the New Caledonian models ranking this month: the Dacia Sandero takes the lead for the first time thanks to sales up 140% to 7.8% share, Dacia placing two nameplates on top with the Duster in 2nd place (-33%) and cementing its year-to-date lead. The Isuzu D-Max also impresses at +170% to third place, the Hyundai Creta is up five spots on April to #4 and the Citroen C3 up 340% year-on-year to #5 thanks to the new generation. The Citroen C1 (#10), VW Polo (#14) and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (#21) also make themselves noticed.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) April 2017: Ford Fiesta tops stable market

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) May 2016: Dacia Duster cements leadership

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New Caledonia (France) April 2017: Ford Fiesta tops stable market

The new generation Ford Fiesta hasn’t yet arrived in New Caledonia. 

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New car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, drastically slow down their growth in April at +0.9% to 587 registrations. This is to be compared with a 59% surge in January, +15% in February and +21% in March and leads to a robust 23% year-to-date gain to 2.841 registrations. Ford remains by far the most popular manufacturer at 15.7% share, placing the Fiesta(+90%) and Ranger (+15%) atop the models ranking this month. Dacia and Toyota come equal 2nd with 50 sales each, distancing Renault, Citroen and Peugeot. New Caledonian light vehicle buyers aren’t loyal to French marques indeed. Leader year-to-date, the Dacia Duster is up just 3% year-on-year and knocked down to third place ahead of the Toyota Hilux (+56%), Peugeot 208 (+11%), Isuzu D-Max (+64%) and Mazda BT-50 (+150%). The Hyundai Creta is down four spots to #9.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) March 2017: Duster leads, Citroen C3 up to #3

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