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

Nissan Navara New Caledonia May 2015. Picture courtesy carsguide.com.auNissan Navara

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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north-east of Australia, are back into negative territory in May at -8% year-on-year to 591 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 3.581 deliveries, down 9% on 2014. Ford remains the most popular manufacturer on the archipelago by far with 11.2% share, placing the Ranger atop the models ranking (5.6% share), above Peugeot, Citroen (both at 8.5%) and Dacia (8.3%). Nissan is back up 8 spots on April to 4th overall with 40 units sold and 6.8% share mainly due to the Navara shooting up 41 ranks on last month to #4 also with 3.6% of the market. Notice also the Dacia Duster solid in 2nd place, the Isuzu D-Max up to #3, Suzuki Swift up 14 spots to #6, Dacia Logan up 12 to #9 and the VW Polo up to #11.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) April 2015: Citroen C4 Cactus blockbuster

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

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

Citroen C4 Cactus New Caledonia April 2015. Picture courtesy carmagazine.co.ukCitroen C4 Cactus

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After a one month-hiatus we return to New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north-east of Australia, where new car sales are up 9% year-on-year in April to 828 units but remain down 9% year-to-date to 2.990 registrations. Ford keeps the lead thanks to 93 deliveries and 11.2% share and this month Citroen jumps to #2 overall with 9.3% of the market above Peugeot and Dacia both at 8.2%, Hyundai at 7% and Kia at 6.4%. Notice Great Wall at #17, Zhengzhou/Dongfeng at #23 and BYD at #27: less stringent safety and anti-pollution laws in the territory allow Chinese carmakers to sell in New Caledonia whereas they couldn’t in Metropolitan France. The Ford Ranger, Dacia Duster and Ford Fiesta are the most popular nameplates in April, as they are year-to-date, while the Citroen C4 Cactus confirms its blockbuster status in New Caledonia by ranking 4th with 3% of the market, 3 times its share in Metropolitan France (#22 with 1% in April).

Previous post: New Caledonia (France) February 2015: Ford Ranger and Fiesta on top

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

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New Caledonia (France) February 2015: Ford Ranger + Fiesta on top

Ford Fiesta New Caledonia February 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frFord Fiesta

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After dropping by a harsh 28% in January, new car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia, stabilise in February: down just 3% to 747 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 1,369 units, down 15% on 2014. Ford remains ultra-dominant with 15.2% share, even placing two models in the Top 2 positions: the Ranger at 8.9% and Fiesta at 5.3%. Peugeot (9.6%) and Toyota (9%) pass Dacia, still very strong at 7.7% above Kia, Renault (both at 6.9%) and Suzuki up 7 spots to #7 and 6.1%. Model-wise, let’s salute the Hyundai ix35 back up 9 spots to #6, the Renault Clio up 26 to #9, Suzuki Swift up 12 to #10 and the Suzuki Grand Vitara making a reappearance in the ranking directly at #11.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) January 2015: Dacia bypasses Renault, Peugeot and Citroen to #2

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

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New Caledonia (France) January 2015: Dacia bypasses Renault, Peugeot and Citroen to #2

Dacia Duster New Caledonia February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia outsells all French manufacturers for the first time.

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It’s a very harsh start of the year for new car sales in New Caledonia, a small French Overseas Territory located north-east of Australia: -26% in January to just 628 registrations. In this turbulent environment, Ford jumps to a fantastic 16.7% market share thanks to 105 sales while Dacia overtakes Renault, Peugeot and Citroen to land at a record 2nd place with 9.4% share. The Ranger remains the best-selling nameplate on the archipelago with a very robust 10.7%, followed this month by the Dacia Duster at a strong 5.1%, the Ford Fiesta, Isuzu D-Max and Toyota Hilux. The Citroen C4 Cactus shines at #8.

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

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) January 2014: Citroen C3 shines

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New Caledonia (France): 2003-2015 Historical data soon available

Ford Ranger New CaledoniaThe Ford Ranger has been dominating New Caledonian sales charts for the past 6 years.

Historical data for New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North East of Australia, is now available on BSCB. Data covering the past 5 years is already available on the site, with 2003-2009 data to be added shortly.

New Caledonia (France) Historical data:

New Caledonia (France) 2003-2006: All-brands data soon available

New Caledonia (France) 2007-2009: All-brands and Models data soon available

New Caledonia (France) 2010: Ford Ranger best-seller for 2nd year

New Caledonia (France) 2012: Ford Ranger keeps pole position (with 2011 figures)

New Caledonia (France) 2013: Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux dominate

New Caledonia (France) 2014: Ford Ranger cements lead

New Caledonia (France) 2015: Dacia Duster threatens Ford Ranger

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

Ford Ranger New Caledonia 2014The Ford Ranger tops the New Caledonian sales charts for the 6th year running.

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Stable. That’s what new car sales in New Caledonia, a small French Overseas Territory located north-east of Australia, are: 9,926 registrations in 2014 vs. 9.923 in 2013, a last minute recovery in a market in negative for most of the year. French manufacturers are not the preferred option of New Caledonian consumers: Ford is the best-selling brand with 13% share above Toyota at 8.3%. Renault (7.6%) is up 19% to land on the podium at #3, followed by Peugeot (-2%) and Citroen (+9%). Hyundai is up 18%, Nissan tumbles down 24%. Contrary to Metropolitan France, Chinese brands are able to operate in New Caledonia due to less stringent security and pollution laws. Great Wall is #15 with just under 2% market share, ZhengZhou/Dongfeng is #23, BYD #27, JMC #34 and Chery #35.

Isuzu D-Max New Caledonia 2014The Isuzu D-Max is one of 4 pickups in the New Caledonian Top 5.

The Ford Ranger is the most popular vehicle on the archipelago for the 6th consecutive year with sales almost identical compared to 2013 at 828 units and 8.4% share. Benefitting from tax cuts, pickup trucks are the dominant force in the New Caledonian models charts: there are 4 in the 2014 Top 5. The Toyota Hilux remains #2 despite sales down 19%, the Nissan Navara is down 3% to #4 and the Isuzu D-Max up 23% to #5. The only non-pickup in the Top 5 best-sellers, the Dacia Duster is down 11% at #3. Notice also the Hyundai ix35 up 29% to #8, the Peugeot 208 up 129% to #9, Kia Sportage up 31% to #10, Mazda BT-50 up 88% to #15 and the Dacia Sandero up 50% to #16.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) November 2014: Renault Clio and Citroen C1 up

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

Two years ago: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2012: Ford Ranger keeps pole position

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