Mitsubishi Sportero (aka Triton)
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After a two month-hiatus, new car sales data for New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located North-East of Australia, is back on BSCB thanks to Stephane! Note October data is a little flawed by a blip in the registration system that affected a dozen days. It all will be back to normal in November. Over the first 10 months of the year, 8,356 new vehicle found a buyer in the region, down 11% on 2012. The Ford Ranger is by far the most popular model this year as it was in 2012 thanks to 706 sales and 8.4% share. It is followed by the Toyota Hilux at 506 units and 6.1% and the Dacia Duster with 419 sales and 5%.
Further down, the Ford Fiesta is up to #5 vs. #7 in 2012, the Isuzu D-Max remains #6 vs. #38 in 2012, but the most impressive progression in the year-to-date ranking is delivered by the Mitsubishi Sportero, outside the Top 50 at end-July but now #11 with 124 sales and 1.5% share. It ranked #19 over the Full Year 2012. Notice also the Dacia Sandero up to #23 vs. #44 in 2012, the Peugeot 208 up to #28 vs. 81, Peugeot 301 up to #33, Subaru Forester up to #34 vs. #57, the Peugeot 207 surprisingly up from #62 in 2012 to #38 this year, the Dacia Lodgy up to #51 and the Citroen C-Elysee up to #55.
One of the particularities of the New Caledonian car market is the presence of Chinese vehicles, whereas they cannot be sold in Metropolitan France due to stricter security and anti-pollution legislation. However their popularity is declining. The Dongfeng Utah leads the Chinese offensive at #25 (vs. #15 over the Full Year 2012), followed by the Great Wall Wingle at #32 vs. #13, the Great Wall Voleex C20R new at #48, Great Wall Hover H5 at #60 vs. #39 and the Great Wall Florid at #61 vs. #40.
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Full 10 months 2013 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.