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

Dacia Duster New Caledonia May 2016The Dacia Duster is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia so far this year. 

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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north-east of Australia, rebound up 18% year-on-year in May to 698 deliveries, however the year-to-date total is still frankly in negative territory at 3.010 registrations, down 16% on the same period in 2015. Peugeot leads the brands charts thanks to sales doubling year-on-year to a round 100 units and 14.3% share, distancing Dacia at 12.8% (+82%) and Ford at 10.3% (+9%). Ford remains in pole position year-to-date at 11.6% above Peugeot (11%) and Dacia (9.8%). Toyota is up 85% at #4, Renault up 45% at #5, Subaru up 50%, BMW up 56%, Hyundai up 67%, Mazda up 88% and Mitsubishi up 100%.

Subaru XV New Caledonia May 2016Subaru XV 

We may be on the verge of a significant shift in the models ranking: thanks to 60 sales and 8.6% in May, the Dacia Duster cements its year-to-date leadership at 172 units vs. 149 for the Ford Ranger at #2 and 134 for the Ford Fiesta at #3. If the Duster maintains this #1 spot until the end of 2016, it would be the first time in 8 years that the Ranger isn’t the overall best-seller in New Caledonia. Note also the excellent performance of the Subaru XV so far this year: #9 year-to-date vs. #22 in FY15.

Previous post: New Caledonia (France) March 2016: Dacia Duster & Ford Fiesta lead

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) May 2015: Nissan Navara leaps back up to #4

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New Caledonia (France) March 2016: Dacia Duster and Ford Fiesta lead

Dacia Duster New Caledonia March 2016The Dacia Duster is equal-#1 in New Caledonia in March. 

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The New Caledonian car market continues to struggle in 2016 with March volumes down 8% year-on-year to 651 units, pulling the first quarter total down 20% to 1.730 sales. Note that although an overseas territory of France located north-east of Australia, New Caledonia sales are not included in the monthly French data published by CCFA. Ford remains the most popular manufacturer in the archipelago thanks to 81 sales in March and 12.4% share, distancing Dacia (10.3%), Peugeot (8.4%), Toyota (8.3%) and Renault (8%). Model-wise, the Dacia Duster brilliantly takes the lead of the sales charts this month, tied with the Ford Fiesta at 33 sales each. Traditionally by far the best-seller here, the Ford Ranger is stuck in third position with 32 sales above the Toyota Hilux (29) and Peugeot 208 (22). There are four pickup trucks inside the Top 10 (add the Nissan Navara at #6 and the Isuzu D-Max at #9) and three Dacias in the Top 10 (add the Sandero at #7 and Logan at #8).

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New Caledonia (France) January-February 2016: Fiesta surprise leader

Ford Fiesta New Caledonia February 2016The Ford Fiesta is the best-seller in New Caledonia so far in 2016.

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It’s a difficult start of the year for new car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north-east of Australia. January sales are down 19% on a year ago to 510 units and February volume is down 23% to 569 sales, resulting in a two-month year-to-date total down a harsh 21% to 1.079. Note these sales are not accounted for in the monthly metropolitan French updates, which earns New Caledonia its own section on BSCB. Ford keeps the lead of the brands ranking despite sales down 41% to 129 and 12% share over the period, but Peugeot is #1 in February with 13.4% share, adding up to 117 sales and 10.8% so far in 2016. Dacia is down 23% above Renault (-1%), Toyota (-16%) and Citroen (-13%). Model-wise, the Ford Fiesta interrupts the Ranger’s domination thanks to 56 sales over the period, with the Ranger and Dacia Duster tying for #2. The Subaru XV jumps to #11 and the Great Wall Voleex C20R to #21 and #14 in February. Chinese brands are indeed available in New Caledonia unlike metropolitan France.

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One year ago (Jan): New Caledonia (France) February 2014: Dacia Duster up to #2

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New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2015: Duster threatens Ranger

Dacia Duster New Caledonia 2015The Dacia Duster ranked #1 in New Caledonia for 3 consecutive months in 2015…

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Contrary to metropolitan France, new car sales in New Caledonia, a small French Overseas Territory located north-east of Australia, are down frankly at -8% to 9.131 registrations. Ford remains the most popular brand choice despite sales down a harsh 15% to 1.089 and 11.9% share, but there’s a lot of change below… Dacia shoots up five spots and 23% to 2nd place overall with 818 units and 9% share, Peugeot is up 9% and one rank to #3, Toyota is down 19% and two to #4, Citroen up 5% and Renault down 27%. Hyundai (-39%) and Chevrolet (-27%) also would rather forget about 2015. Another big difference with metropolitan France, Chinese brands are able to operate in New Caledonia due to less stringent security and pollution laws, but they only represent 2.5% of the market and are going out of fashion fast: Great Wall is down 14% to #17, BYD down 46% to #28 and ZhengZhou/Dongfeng down 48% to #29.

Ford Ranger New Caledonia 2015. Picture courtesy performancedrive.com.au…but the Ford Ranger holds onto the annual pole position for now.

Over in the models ranking, the Ford Ranger manages to hold onto the pole position for the 7th year running despite sales down a harsh 29% to 586. The Ranger is under serious threat from the Dacia Duster, up 8% to #2 and even #1 for three consecutive months this year. The Toyota Hilux (-28%) and Isuzu D-Max (+16%) makes it three pickups in the Top 4, and the Citroen C4 Cactus is up 126% to land inside the Top 10 for its first full year in market, a much warmer reception than in metropolitan France.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) November 2015: Toyota Hilux leads

Previous year: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2014: Ford Ranger cements lead

Two years ago: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2013: Ford Ranger & Toyota Hilux dominate

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New Caledonia (France) November 2015: Toyota Hilux leads

Toyota Hilux New Caledonia November 2015The new model pushes the Toyota Hilux to #1 in New Caledonia.

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The new car market in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located north-east of Australia, is once again up by a shy 3% year-on-year in November to 712 registrations, not enough to pull the year-to-date total out of its torpor at -7% and 8.362 units. The sales charts show a completely different picture than metropolitan France and are a mix of Pacific island and Australian influences. Toyota shoots up 6 spots on October and 27% year-on-year to brilliantly tale the lead of the brands ranking at 11.2% market share, blitzing past perennial leader Ford (-29%) while Dacia is up a spectacular 85% on November 2014 to land in third place. Citroen (+16%), Nissan (+79%), Hyundai (+46%) and Subaru (+60%) also lodge hefty gains in the Top 10. Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux is up 10 spots to pole position now that the new generation has reached the archipelago, distancing the Dacia Duster and Ford Ranger, with the Nissan Navara and Isuzu D-Max making it four pickups inside the November Top 5. Notice also the Subaru Forester up to #7, Toyota Land Cruiser up to #11 and the Great Wall Voleex C20R the only Chinese nameplate inside the Top 35.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) October 2015: Isuzu D-Max up to third place

Previous year: New Caledonia (France) 2014: Ford Ranger cements lead

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New Caledonia (France) October 2015: Isuzu D-Max up to 3rd place

Isuzu D-Max New Caledonia October 2015The Isuzu D-Max climbs on the New Caledonian podium in September.

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New car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located north-east of Australia, lodge timid growth in October at +2% to 838 registrations, yet the year-to-date total remains in negative at -8% to 7.650 units. Ford reclaims the brands lead Dacia stole away last month despite sales down 1% to 110 and 13.1% market share, Citroen surges 87% to 2nd place and 10.5% of the market, kicking Peugeot down to #3 and Dacia to #4. Renault is down 28% at #5, Isuzu is up 13 ranks on September to #6, Suzuki is up 35% to #9 and Volkswagen is totally unaffected by Dieselgate, even posting the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 15 at +108%. Model-wise, the Ford Ranger is back to pole position despite sales down 15% on October 2014, the Peugeot 208 soars 185% to #2, the Isuzu D-Max is up 22 spots on September to #3 and the Citroen C1 is up 14 to #9.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) September 2015: Dacia dominates

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New Caledonia (France) September 2015: Dacia dominates

Dacia Duster New Caledonia September 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Duster is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia for the third month running.

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New car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located north-east of Australia, are stuck in negative territory with September down 8% year-on-year to 743 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 9% on 2014 to 6.812 units. Low-cost French-Romanian brand Dacia goes against the grain, more than doubling its sales year-on-year to land in first place in the brands ranking with 11.3% share, distancing Peugeot (-11%), Ford (-30%) and Nissan (+140%). Notice also Fiat up 4-fold on its September 2014 score to #9. The Dacia Duster has now been the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia for three months in a row.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) August 2015: Dacia Duster confirms leadership

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

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New Caledonia (France) August 2015: Dacia Duster confirms leadership

Dacia Duster New Caledonia August 2015. 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 a harsh 12% year-on-year in August to 738 units, pulling the year-to-date total to 6.069 registrations, down 10% on 2014. Ford remains the most popular manufacturer on the archipelago but skids 42% to below 10% share vs. 12.4% (-14%) year-to-date. It distances Toyota up to 9.1% share vs. 7% year-to-date with Dacia rounding up the podium thanks to sales up 18%. Nissan (+26%), Suzuki (+133%) and Isuzu (+41%) also shine. In the models ranking, the Dacia Duster celebrates a 2nd consecutive month in pole position at 5.4%, dominating a herd of pickups: five of the Top 7 best-sellers in August belong to that segment: Ford Ranger (#2), Isuzu D-Max (#3), Nissan Navara (#4), Toyota Hilux (#6) and Mazda BT-50 (#7). Also impressive this month are the Toyota Land Cruiser at #9, Subaru XV at #10, Toyota RAV4 at #14, Chevrolet Aveo at #17 and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross at #22.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) July 2015: Dacia Duster crowned

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) August 2014: Citroen C4 Cactus lands at #12

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New Caledonia (France) July 2015: Dacia Duster crowned

Dacia Duster New Caledonia July 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Duster is the best-selling nameplate in New Caledonia in July.

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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north east of Australia, are stable in July at 1.079 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still down 9% on 2014 at 5.331 units. Ford reclaim the brands top spot off Dacia with 125 sales and 11.6% share vs. 111 and 10.3% for the French-Romanian brand, while Peugeot is back above Toyota at #3 and 8.2%. Suzuki is up 4 spots on June to #8 and 4.7%, Mitsubishi stays at #11 vs. #14 year-to-date and Renault is down 4 ranks to #12. Contrary to metropolitan France where no Chinese carmaker is present, Great Wall (#17), Zhengzhou (#29) and BYD (#30) find their way into the New Caledonian sales charts. The Dacia Duster is crowned best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia this month thanks to 75 sales and 7% share, kicking the perennial leader the Ford Ranger down to #2 at 70 units and 6.5%. The Nissan Navara stays third while the Toyota Hilux drops 3 spots to #4, the Isuzu D-Max is up one to #5 and the Hyundai ix35 up 12 to #6. Notice also the Subaru Forester up 9 ranks to #10 and the Citroen C4 Cactus holding up better than in metropolitan France at #14.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) June 2015: Dacia and Toyota Hilux shine

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) July 2014: Kia Sorento in Top 10

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New Caledonia (France) June 2015: Dacia and Toyota Hilux shine

Dacia Duster New Caledonia June 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia is the most popular manufacturer in New Caledonia in June.

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Whereas metropolitan France is up by a very encouraging 15% in June, new car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north-east of Australia, are stuck in muddy waters: down another 22% this month to just 671 registrations, bringing the year-to-date tally halfway through 2015 to 4.252 units, down 11% on 2014. French-Romanian low-cost manufacturer Dacia spectacularly takes the lead of the New Caledonian brands ranking in June thanks to 74 sales and 11% market share, now ranking #2 year-to-date at 8.7% above Peugeot. Traditional leader Ford is kicked down to 2nd place at 10.7% share while Toyota surges 5 spots on May to third place and a round 10% share. The French manufacturers are in difficulty: Peugeot and Citroen are down two ranks to #4 and #5 respectively while Renault is down one to #8. Notice also Mitsubishi up 9 to #11.

Toyota Hilux New Caledonia June 2015. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auThe Toyota Hilux is #1 in New Caledonia in June.

The New Caledonian models ranking gets a complete reshuffle this month: the Toyota Hilux is back up 17 spots on May to land in pole position for the first time since March 2013 with 51 sales and 7.6% share above the Dacia Duster at a very strong 6% of the market and the Nissan Navara up one further spot on May to #3 and 5.1%. The Ford Ranger, still #1 year-to-date and by far, is knocked down to #5 below the Fiesta. Notice also the Citroen C4 Cactus up 10 ranks to #9, the Dacia Logan posting a Top 10 ranking for the 2nd month running, the Ford Transit up 34 spots to #12, the Subaru XV up 7 to #14 and the Mini Countryman shooting up to #26 above the Renault Clio.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) May 2015: Nissan Navara leaps back up to #4

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

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