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New Caledonia October 2014: Dacia Sandero up to #5

November 6th, 2014 No comments

Dacia Sandero New Caledonia October 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Sandero

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Another very encouraging month new car sales in New Caledonia, a French territory located North-East of Australia: up a splendid 18% year-on-year in October to 821 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,344 units, now down just 0.1% or 8 units on 2013. At this rate we will be well into positive territory YTD by the time November comes to an end. This is in stark contrast with metropolitan France (-4% in October). French manufacturers don’t dominate here: Ford leads the brands ranking with 13.5% ahead of Renault at 9.9%, Dacia at 9.3%, Kia at 7.3% and Chevrolet at 7.1% with Citroen at #7 and Peugeot at #9. The Ford Ranger continues to dominate the models ranking without much competition at 9.5% share this month vs. 4.1% for the #2 the Dacia Duster. Notice the Dacia Sandero jumping from outside the September Top 50 directly to #5, the Mazda BT-50 up to #9, the Chevrolet Aveo sedan up to #13 and the Renault Trafic up to #18.

Previous month: New Caledonia September 2014: Citroen C4 Cactus up to #4!

One year ago:New Caledonia October 2013: Mitsubishi Montero almost in Top 10

Full October 2014 Top 30 brands and Top 50 models Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia September 2014: Citroen C4 Cactus up to #4!

October 8th, 2014 2 comments

Citroen C4 Cactus New Caledonia September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frCitroen C4 Cactus

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The recovery continues for new car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia: up another 10% year-on-year in September to 811 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 7,523 units, now down just 2% on 2013. Ford remains the most popular manufacturer on the island at 12.1% share, followed this month by Peugeot at 10.1%, Citroen at 10% and Renault at 8.8% (vs. #4, #5 and #7 respectively year-to-date), an unusually French-biased ranking for this territory that traditionally does not purchase national brands en masse. Notice also Chinese manufacturer Great Wall up to #10 with 3.3% share vs. #16 and 2% so far in 2014. The presence of Chinese brands is another specificity of New Caledonia vs. metropolitan France, due to looser security and anti-pollution laws.

Great Wall C20R New Caledonia September 2014. Picture courtesy of motorbox.comGreat Wall C20R. Great Wall is the #10 brand in New Caledonia this month.

In the models ranking, the Ford Ranger is #1 again with 7.9% share, ahead of the Peugeot 208 surging from #13 in August and #10 year-to-date to second place thanks to 41 sales and 5.1% share and kicking the Dacia Duster down to third place. But the big event this month is the arrival in 4th position of the Citroen C4 Cactus at 22 units and 2.7% share, smashing the world-best ranking it hit last month at #12. This is the first appearance of the C4 Cactus in the Top 5 of any country or territory in the world, well ahead the #22 spot it holds in metropolitan France.

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross New Caledonia September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSuzuki SX4 S-Cross

Further down, let’s salute the Toyota Land Cruiser up 33 ranks on August to #14, the Great Wall C20R up 9 to #17, Citroen C-Elysée up 30 to #18, Great Wall Wingle up to #29 vs. #43 year-to-date and the Dongfeng Utah back inside the Top 50 at #49. Finally, we welcome two newcomers in the New Caledonian Top 50 this month: the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross at #35 and the Porsche Macan at #44.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) August 2014: Citroen C4 Cactus lands at #12

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) October 2013: Mitsubishi Montero almost in Top 10

Full September 2014 Top 50 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia (France) August 2014: Citroen C4 Cactus lands

September 5th, 2014 No comments

Citroen C4 Cactus New Caledonia August 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frCitroen C4 Cactus

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Encouraging results for new car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia: up year-on-year for the 2nd consecutive month at +11% to 841 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 6,712 units, down 3% on 2013. New Caledonia has this particularity that it doesn’t favour local manufacturers like in Metropolitan France: Ford is the most popular carmaker with a strong 14.9% share ahead of Toyota (8.2%) and Hyundai (7.7%), with Peugeot (#4) leading the French charge above Citroen (#5) and Renault (#9). Model-wise, below the traditional leader the Ford Ranger (9.5%), the Dacia Duster overtakes the Toyota Hilux to rank #2, the Ford Fiesta is up 4 spots on July to #4, the Mazda BT-50 and Chevrolet Cruze both up 5 to #8 and #9 respectively, the Dacia Logan up to #23, Great Wall Voleex C20R up 8 to #26 and the Nissan Patrol up to #28 vs. #74 year-to-date. Finally let’s salute the thunderous arrival of the Citroen C4 Cactus directly at a world-best #12 with 1.9% market share which is significantly higher than in France already…

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) July 2014: Kia Sorento in Top 10

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) July 2013: Dacia Duster in the lead

Full August 2014 Top 50 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia (France) July 2014: Kia Sorento shines

August 5th, 2014 No comments

Kia Sorento New Caledonia July 2014Kia Sorento

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Finally a month of frank year-on-year growth for the new car market in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia: up a magnificent 22% in July to 1,086 registrations, reducing the year-to-date decline to 5% at 5,871 units. The Ford Ranger continues to reign supreme over the models ranking at 6.7%, ahead of the Toyota Hilux at 5.6% and the Dacia Duster at a strong 5.3%. The Hyundai ix35 is up to 5th place, the Citroen Berlingo up to #6, the Kia Sorento jumps from outside the June Top 50 directly into 10th position, the Mazda BT-50 is up to #13, the Suzuki Grand Vitara up to #16, Toyota Yaris up to #21, Toyota Tacoma up to #26, Hyundai i10 up to #29 and Hyundai Accent up to #30.

BYD S6 New Caledonia July 2014BYD S6

Finally, below the Great Wall Voleex C20R at #34, the BYD S6 becomes the 2nd best selling Chinese vehicle on the territory as early as for its 2nd month of sale, shooting up to #40. Along with the Dongfeng Utah at #47 it is one of 3 Chinese models to rank among the 50 most popular vehicles in New Caledonia, which has the particularity of more lenient car pollution and security laws, allowing the sale of cars imported of China unlike in metropolitan France where the legislation in these matters is stricter.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) June 2014: Pick-ups monopolise Top 4

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) July 2013: Dacia Duster in the lead

Full July 2014 Top 50 models and Top 35 brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia (France) June 2014: Pick-ups monopolise Top 4

July 8th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Navara New Caledonia June 2014The new generation Nissan Navara is sure to be a hit in New Caledonia when it launches.

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The new car market in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia, continues to struggle: down 14% year-on-year in June to 861 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 4,785 units, down 9% on 2013. This month and for the first time we have been following this market monthly at BSCB (2 years) the Top 4 best-sellers are 100% pick-up trucks – all foreign, in stark contrast with the metropolitan French market: the Ford Ranger reigns supreme with 69 sales and 8% share ahead of the Toyota Hilux at 7.3%, the Nissan Navara up 15 spots on May at 5.1% and the Kia K2700 up 28 to #4. The Dacia Duster is knocked down to #5 as a result while the Hyundai ix35 is up 22 ranks to #6 and the Hyundai H1 is up 21 to #9. Notice also the Citroen C3 at #10 and the Great Wall Wingle leading the Chinese charge at #21 vs. #37 year-to-date – as a reminder Chinese cars are not sold in metropolitan France but are in New Caledonia due to more relaxed anti-pollution and security laws in the territory.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) May 2014: Renault Clio jumps to #2

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) June 2013: 4 pick-ups in Top 5

Full June 2014 Top 50 models and Top 33 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia (France) May 2014: Renault Clio jumps to #2

June 11th, 2014 No comments

Renault Clio IV New Caledonia May 2014. Picture courtesy of hamms.ruRenault Clio

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No improvement in sight for new car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia: down a harsh 25% year-on-year in May to just 639 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 3,924 units, down 8% on 2013. The Ford Ranger remains the most popular vehicle on the territory by far with 41 sales and 6.4% but whereas the top of the models sales charts is traditionally dominated by pick-up trucks due to advantageous tax for this type of vehicle, this month the Renault Clio jumps 3 spots on April to land in 2nd place with 3.6% of the market vs. #9 and 2% so far this year. The Dacia Duster remains third while the Toyota Hilux is down two ranks to #4. Other great performers this month include the Kia Sportage up 13 to #6, the Peugeot 208 up to #9 and the Toyota Land Cruiser up to a fantastic 10th spot.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) April 2014: Big surge for Renault Twingo

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) May 2013: Peugeot 301 up

Full May 2014 Top 40 models and Top 34 brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia (France) April 2014: Big surge for Renault Twingo

May 21st, 2014 No comments

Renault Twingo New Caledonia April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frRenault Twingo

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New car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia, are back into negative in April: down 8% year-on-year to 761 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 3,285 units, down 4% on 2013. The Ford Ranger remains the most popular vehicle on the island by far thanks to 72 sales and 9.5% share while the Toyota Hilux passes the Dacia Duster to reclaim a 2nd spot it held over the Full Year 2013. The Ford Fiesta is up one rank on March to #4, the Renault Clio up 5 to #5 and the Renault Twingo shoots up to #6 vs. #31 year-to-date, potentially due to runout prices linked to the imminent arrival of the new generation of the model. Notice also the Dongfeng Utah at #27 as Chinese models have reached this part of France.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) March 2014: 4 pick-up trucks in Top 5

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) April 2013: Renault Captur lands

Full April 2014 Top 30 models and Top 33 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia (France) March 2014: 4 pick-up trucks in Top 5

April 5th, 2014 No comments

Isuzu D-Max New Caledonia March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frIsuzu D-Max

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Finally! The New Caledonian new car market is in positive in March, something that had not happened in at least one year, at +1.5% to 904 registration which brings the 1st Quarter total to 2,524 units, down 3% on 2013. Ford remains the most popular carmaker with 12.9% of the market this month, but Dacia is catching up: up 2 spots on February to 2nd place with a superb 10.6% share, earning it a 2nd spot year-to-date as well (8.1%). Nissan (9.1%) follows, ahead of Hyundai (8%) and Toyota (7.7%). French manufacturers are surprisingly weak: Peugeot is 6th (6.1%), Renault 7th (5.8%) and Citroen 8th (5%). Notice also Great Wall back up to #14 with 2% share: whereas Chinese manufacturers have not tried their luck yet in Metropolitan France, they have been present in New Caledonia for some years already.

Dacia Sandero New Caledonia March 2014Dacia Sandero. Dacia holds 10.6% of the New Caledonian market this month.

This month New Caledonia confirms it is a market of pick-up trucks: there are no less than 4 of them in the Top 5! The Ford Ranger dominates as usual with 8.3% share, the Toyota Hilux ranks third at 5.4%, the Nissan Navara 4th at 4.4% and the Isuzu D-Max 5th at 4%. The Dacia Duster is the only ‘non-pick-up’ to manage to find its way into the Top 5 at an excellent 2nd place with 6.9% share. In fact, Dacia has the two best-selling passenger cars this month with the Sandero up 10 spots on January to #6 at 3.1%. Notice also the Hyundai i20 up to #13, the Nissan X-Trail up to #20, Peugeot 301 up to #24, Citroen C-Elysée at #27, Great Wall Wingle at #28, Renault Captur #29, Great Wall Voleex C20R at #31 and the Peugeot 2008 at #33.

Overall France post: France  March 2014: Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 both in Top 4 for first time

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) February 2014: Dacia Duster up to #2

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) March 2013: Toyota Hilux leads

Full March 2014 Top 30 models and Top 32 brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia (France) February 2014: Dacia Duster up to #2

March 6th, 2014 No comments

Dacia Duster New Caledonia February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Duster

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New car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia, are down 6% year-on-year both in February to 767 registrations and year-to-date at 1,620 units. If the Ford Ranger easily maintains its lead over the models ranking, the Dacia Duster passes the Toyota Hilux this month to rank #2 with 42 sales and 5.5%, however remaining #3 year-to-date. Spectacular progression of the Peugeot 207, up 9 spots on January to #4 compared to #33 over the Full Year 2013, with the other great performers of the month including the Renault Kangoo up 26 ranks to #7, the Suzuki Swift up 17 to #11, the Dodge RAM1500 up to #18 and Chevrolet Captiva up to #20. Ford dominates the brands ranking with 13.4% share above Peugeot (8.6%) and Hyundai (7.7%) while Dacia (#4 with 7.6%) is well above Renault (#9 at 5.7%).

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) January 2014: Citroen C3 shines

One year ago: New Caledonia February 2013: Ford Ranger just below 11% share

Full February 2014 Top 20 models and Top 32 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia (France) January 2014: Citroen C3 shines

February 13th, 2014 No comments

Citroen C3 New Caledonia January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frCitroen C3

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New car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia, are down 5% year-on-year in January to 853 registrations, and the models ranking is surprisingly stable for such a small market: the entire January Top 5 is identical to the FY2013 ranking: we have the Toyota Hilux in pole position at 9.1% market share, ahead of the Toyota Hilux, Dacia Duster, Nissan Navara and Ford Fiesta. Great performers this month include the Citroen C3 up to #10 vs. #22 in 2013, the Peugeot 207 up to #13 vs. #33, Peugeot 208 at #16 vs. #30, Renault Captur above the Clio at #17 vs. #19, the Hyundai Santa Fe at #18 vs. #35 over FY 2013 and the Kia Picanto at #20 vs. #42.

Previous post: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2013: Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux dominate

One year ago: New Caledonia January 2013: Last hurrah for the Peugeot 206+?

Full January 2014 Top 40 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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