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

Toyota Land Cruiser New Caledonia October 2016. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auThe Toyota Land Cruiser is up to #12 in New Caledonia this month.

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New Caledonia is an overseas French territory located north east of Australia, and its new car market is struggling once again with deliveries down 20% year-on-year in October to 667 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down 15% to 6.483. Ford remains the most popular brand on the archipelago and falls slightly slower than the market at 18% to 90 sales and 13.5% share, distancing Dacia (-3%) and Toyota up a whopping 86%, both at 10.3% share. Hyundai (+17%), Nissan (+36%), Subaru (+11%) and BMW (+100%) shine whereas Peugeot (-38%), Citroen (-57%) and Volkswagen (-48%) struggle. The Ford Ranger (6.4%) overtakes the Dacia Duster (6%) to claim the best-seller title this month but remains below the low-cost SUV year-to-date. The Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max make it three pickup trucks inside the Top 4. The Nissan Navara (#6), Kia K2700 (#9) and Mazda BT-50 (#11) are also popular while the Toyota Land Cruiser shoots up to #12.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) September 2016: Hyundai Creta instant blockbuster

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) October 2015: Isuzu D-Max up to third place

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

Hyundai Creta New Caledonia September 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comHyundai Creta

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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north east of Australia, are back in negative territory in September at -8% to 680 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 15% to 5.816 units. Ford returns to the brands leadership position it holds year-to-date with 11.2% market share and sales up 10%, ahead of Renault at 10.4% (+22%), Peugeot at 10.1% (-5%) and Dacia, leader in August, at 9% (-27%). Hyundai shoots up 83% and Isuzu is up 160%. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster remains sovereign with 6.3% share ahead of the Ford Ranger, Fiesta and Toyota Hilux but the hero of the month is the newly launched Hyundai Creta soaring to 5th place overall with 25 sales and 3.7% share.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) August 2016: Hilux and Duster tie for #1 spot

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) September 2015: Dacia dominates

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

Toyota Hilux New Caledonia August 2016The new generation Toyota Hilux has struck a chord with New Caledonian buyers. 

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After dropping a harsh 38% in July, new car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north east of Australia, are on the mend in August at +6% to 783 registrations, however over the first eight months of 2016 sales remain frankly in negative territory at -15% to 5.136 units. Replicating its mainland French success, Dacia is the most popular marque on the archipelago this month with deliveries up a stunning 56% to hold a commanding 13.2% market share, distancing traditional leader Ford at 11.7% (+26%), Toyota at 11.4% (+33%), Citroen at 7.5% (+11%) and Peugeot at 7.4% (+7%). Subaru (+20%), Hyundai (+29%), Renault (+42%) and Mercedes (+67%) all post very robust year-on-year gains.

Dacia Duster New Caledonia August 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Dacia Duster remains #1 year-to-date in New Caledonia. 

Model-wise, the Dacia Duster and Toyota Hilux tie for pole position with 7% each, illustrating the very specific trends at play in this faraway bout of France: SUVs and pickups trucks are the favourite choices of consumers whose tastes are far removed from the ones of mainland France. The Ford Ranger, Ford Fiesta, Dacia Sandero and Isuzu D-Max follow, while the Peugeot 208 – #1 in mainland France – ranks only 7th here.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) July 2016: Dacia Duster reigns

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

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New Caledonia (France) July 2016: Dacia Duster reigns

Dacia Duster New Caledonia July 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Duster

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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north east of Australia, crumble down 36% year-on-year in July to 691 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down 18% to 4.353 sales. Ford remains in the lead over the first 7 months of the year despite a harsh 24% drop to 515 sales and 11.8% share, with Dacia (-4%), Peugeot (-4%) and Renault (+31%) catching up fast. Other positive performers include Subaru (+8%), BMW (+23%), Fiat (+35%) and Dodge (+17%). The Dacia Duster has now established itself as the most popular nameplate on the archipelago with 260 sales and 6% share, distancing the Ford Ranger (4.8%), Ford Fiesta (4.7%), Toyota Hilux (3.9%) and Peugeot 208 (3.7%).

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

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) July 2015: Dacia Duster crowned

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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).

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

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) April 2015: Citroen C4 Cactus blockbuster

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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.

Previous post: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2015: Dacia Duster threatens Ford Ranger

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

One year ago (Feb): New Caledonia (France) February 2015: Ford Ranger and Fiesta on top

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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

One year ago: New Caledonia October 2014: Dacia Sandero up to #5

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