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

The new generation boosts the Citroen C3 up to #3 in March. Picture largus.fr 

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New Caledonia is a French overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia. New light vehicle sales continue to evolve frankly above their 2016 levels: after a 59% surge in January and 15% in February, March is up another 21% to 790 units, leading to a 30% year-to-date gain to 2.254 registrations. Thanks to deliveries up 21% to 98 and 12.4% share, Ford reclaims the year-to-date lead off Dacia (+16%) at 259 units (+23%) vs. 240 (+54%). Citroen (+114%) and Hyundai (+129%) post the largest year-on-year gains inside the Top 10 this month. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster is back to the pole position it held over the FY2016 thanks to sales up 70%, distancing the Ford Fiesta (+24%). The new generation Citroen C3 sells 39 units for a third spot overall vs. no sale for the previous generation a year ago. Below the Ford Ranger (+16%) but above the Toyota Hilux (+21%), the Hyundai Creta posts another stellar performance in 5th place, a nameplate that has not been launched in metropolitan France.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) February 2017: Hilux lifts Toyota to #1, Creta #3

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) March 2016: Dacia Duster & Ford Fiesta lead

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New Caledonia (France) February 2017: Hilux lifts Toyota to #1, Creta #3

The Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia in February. 

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New light vehicle sales in New Caledonia, a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, continue to surge in this start of 2017 with February up 15% year-on-year after a January score up 59%, leading to year-to-date volumes up 36% to 1.464. #2 in January, Dacia reclaims the year-to-date top spot off Ford for just one sale at 162 vs. 161, but the hero of the month is Toyota up 129% on February 2016 and 9 spots on last month to lead the brands charts with 13.3% share. Hyundai (+100%) and Mazda (+725%) also impress inside the Top 10 while Mini (+25%), Volkswagen (+37%) and Isuzu (+50%) also shine further down. Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux justifies the brand’s leadership by snapping the top spot thanks to sales up 181% year-on-year to 45, distancing the Dacia Duster (38) while the Hyundai Creta is up to a stunning third place with 30 units sold this month. The Mazda BT-50 (#6), Nissan Qashqai (#8) and Toyota RAV4 (#9) also have a stellar month.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) January 2017: Ford and Dacia head to head

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

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New Caledonia (France) January 2017: Ford and Dacia head to head

The Citroen C3 soars up to 4th place overall in January. 

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Sales in New Caledonia, a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, surge up 59% year-on-year in January to 809 registrations. Ford (+52%) holds on the pole position by just one unit above Dacia (+134%) at 97 vs. 96, both manufacturers evolving a step higher than their FY16 market shares. Renault also, up 124% to 76 units and 10.2% of the market vs. 7.8% in 2016. Citroen (+79%) and Hyundai (+150%) are the only other manufacturers outpacing the market inside the Top 10. Volkswagen (+100%), Fiat (+188%) and Mazda (+213%) also make themselves noticed. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster confirms the pole position its snapped off the Ford Ranger last year, but here too by only one sale at 47 vs. 46 for the Ranger. The Ford Fiesta is up to #3, the Citroen C3 up 36 spots on its FY16 ranking to #4 thanks to the new generation, the Renault Clio up 10 to #6, the Hyundai Creta up 20 to #9 and the Peugeot 301 up 32 to #21. The Toyota Hilux, #3 in 2016, is out of the Top 20 in January.

Previous post: New Caledonia Full Year 2016: Dacia Duster ends 7 years of Ford Ranger domination

One year ago: New Caledonia January-February 2016: Fiesta surprise leader

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

Dacia Duster New Caledonia 2016. Picture courtesy autocar.co.uk The Dacia Duster is the new market leader in New Caledonia.

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The New Caledonian market, a small French Overseas Territory located north-east of Australia, falls heavily in 2016 with sales down 13% to 7.907 units. Once again Ford manages to hold onto the brands pole position and evolves like the market at -13% to 12% share. Dacia on the other hand continue to push up with deliveries up 4% to 10.8% share, even ranking #1 in August and November. Peugeot (-9%), Toyota (-2%) and Renault (+12%) all gain market share, as opposed to Citroen (-15%), Kia (-20%) and Suzuki (-19%). Subaru (+2%), Mercedes (+8%), Fiat (+7%) and BMW (+12%) are the only other gainers in the Top 20. The models ranking is the theatre of a once-in-a-decade event: thanks to stable sales (+0.4%), the Dacia Duster ends seven consecutive years of Ford Ranger domination and takes the lead of the New Caledonian charts with 6.1% share, well above Ford’s pickup at 4.9% (-33%). The Toyota Hilux (+3%), Isuzu D-Max (-22%), Nissan Navara (-35%) and Kia K2700 (+47%) make it five pickups in the Top 9. The Ford Fiesta (+19%), Peugeot 208 (+10%), Dacia Sandero (+16%) and Subaru XV (+21%) all post very robust gains inside the Top 20. The Hyundai Creta (#29) is the most popular newcomer.

Previous post: New Caledonia November 2016: Dacia most popular carmaker

Previous year: New Caledonia Full Year 2015: Dacia Duster threatens Ford Ranger

Two years ago: New Caledonia Full Year 2014: Ford Ranger cements lead

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New Caledonia (France) November 2016: Dacia most popular carmaker

Dacia Duster New Caledonia November 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia is the #1 brand in New Caledonia and has the two best-selling passenger cars this month.

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Good news for once coming from new car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north east of Australia: up 4% year-on-year to 742 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains resolutely in negative at -14% to 7.224 registrations. Dacia brilliantly takes the lead of the brands ranking for the second time this year after last August thanks to sales surging 46% year-on-year to 92 and 12.4% share. The low-cost French-Romanian brand distances traditional leader Ford at 11.1% (+21%), Toyota at 9.6% (-11%) and Peugeot at 8.6% (+25%). Other great performers this month include Kia (+30%), Isuzu (+50%), Suzuki (+30%), Mazda (+55%) and Mercedes (+78%). Model-wise, the Dacia Duster reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date, selling 49 units for a 6.6% market share this month ahead of four consecutive pickup trucks: the Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Hilux and Kia K2700. The Dacia Sandero book-ends them all at #6, meaning Dacia has the top two best-selling passenger cars in New Caledonia this month. The Toyota RAV4 is up to #10, the Suzuki Vitara up to #19 and the Hyundai Creta at #20.

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

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) November 2015: Toyota Hilux leads

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