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New Caledonia (France) November 2013: Peugeot 301 in Top 15

December 11th, 2013 No comments

Peugeot 301 New Caledonia November 2013. Picture courtesy of autocity.comPeugeot 301

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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located North-East of Australia, are down a harsh 20% year-on-year in November to 739 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 9,095 units, down 12% on 2012. The Ford Ranger stays well above the competition with 64 sales this month and 770 year-to-date for a 8.5% market share, while the Dacia Duster passes the Toyota Hilux to rank #2 in November but remains below it year-to-date at 468 units vs. 547. The only movement in the year-to-date ranking is the arrival of the Mitsubishi Montero among the archipelago’s 10 most popular models at #10 with 133 sales. Notice also the Toyota Yaris up to #6 this month and the Peugeot 301 up to #15 whereas it is not even on sale in metropolitan France.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) October 2013: Mitsubishi Montero almost in Top 10

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) November 2012: Nissan Navara and Ford Ranger strong

Full November 2013 Top 15 and 11 months 2013 Top 100 models/Top 38 brands Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia (France) October 2013: Mitsubishi Sportero almost in Top 10

November 19th, 2013 No comments

Mitsubishi Sportero New Caledonia October 2013Mitsubishi 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%.

Peugeot 301 New Caledonia October 2013Peugeot 301

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.

DongFeng Utah New Caledonia October 2013Dongfeng Utah

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.

Previous post: New Caledonia (France) July 2013: Dacia Duster in the lead

One year ago: New Caledonia October 2012: Ford Ranger reclaims YTD crown

Full 10 months 2013 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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New Caledonia (France) July 2013: Dacia Duster in the lead

August 7th, 2013 No comments

Dacia Duster New Caledonia July 2013Dacia Duster

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888 new vehicles found a buyer in July in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory North-East of Australia, bringing the year-to-date total to 6,169 units after 7 months. The Dacia Duster manages to take the lead of the models ranking this month thanks to 66 sales and an outstanding 7.4% share vs. 64 for the Ford Ranger which however remains the best-seller year-to-date by far at 499 units and 8.1%, followed by the Toyota Hilux with 362 sales and 5.9% and the Dacia Duster at 313 units and 5.1%.

Isuzu D-Max New Caledonia July 2013Isuzu D-Max

Now that we have access to a Top 50 models year-to-date, let’s have a look at the biggest gainers on the archipelago: the Isuzu D-Max is up 32 spots compared to its Full Year 2012 ranking at #6 with 146 sales and 2.4%, the Citroen Berlingo is up 6 to #8, the Suzuki Swift up 8 to #12, Peugeot Partner up 10 to #17, Toyota Yaris up 63 to #19, Dacia Sandero up 17 to #27, Nissan Micra up 56 to #29, Ford F150 up 29 to #32, Subaru Forester up 19 to #36 and the Peugeot 208 up 41 to #40. Notice also the Peugeot 301 lading at #39 with 44 sales.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) June 2013: 4 pick-ups in Top 5

One year ago: New Caledonia May-August 2012: Toyota Hilux sovereign

Full July 2013 Top 10 and 7 months 2013 Top 50 Ranking Tables below.

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New Caledonia (France) June 2013: 4 Pick-ups in Top 5

July 2nd, 2013 No comments

Ford Ranger New Caledonia June 2013The Ford Ranger is the most popular vehicle in New Caledonia.

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As opposed to metropolitan France where the market is down 9% year-on-year, new car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory North-East of Australia, are up again in June at +5% to 998 registrations. The top of the models ranking is extremely stable, with the Top 4 identical to the year-to-date chart. The Ford Ranger dominates once again thanks to 94 sales, ahead of the Toyota Hilux at 73, the Dacia Duster at 58 and the Nissan Navara at 39.

Great Wall Voleex C20R New Caledonia June 2013Great Wall Voleex C20R

The Isuzu D-Max is up 4 spots on May to #5, making it 4 pick-ups inside the Top 5! Notice also the VW Polo up to #7 vs. #21 year-to-date, the Hyundai Santa Fe up to #13, Subaru Forester up to #18, Suzuki Grand Vitara at #19 and the Peugeot 301 down 10 to #24. The Great Wall Voleex C20R is the only Chinese model in the Top 30 this month at #26.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) May 2013: Peugeot 301 up

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) May-August 2012: Toyota Hilux sovereign

Full June 2013 Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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New Caledonia (France) May 2013: Peugeot 301 up

June 5th, 2013 No comments

Peugeot 301 2013. Picture courtesy of Beirutnightlife.comPeugeot 301

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New Caledonia is an overseas French territory North-East of Australia and contrary to Metropolitan France, in May new car sales are up 1% to 848 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 4,283, down 3% on 2012. The models ranking podium is once again identical to the year-to-date ranking, with the Ford Ranger leading the way at 7% share, followed by the Toyota Hilux at 5.4% and the Dacia Duster at 4.4%. The Nissan Navara is up 7 spots on April to #4, making its 3 pick-ups in the Top 4.

Great performers this month include the Renault Twingo up from oustide the Top 30 last month to #5 with 3.1% share, the Dacia Sandero up to #13 and the Peugeot 301 up to a best-ever 14th place, both models holding 2% of the New Caledonian market this month. This last move is very interesting as the 301 is not officially on sale in Metropolitan France but obviously available in New Caledonia. Finally the Renault Captur, launched last month, sells 6 units in May which brings its total in the archipelago to-date to 11.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) April 2013: Renault Captur lands

Full May 2013 Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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New Caledonia (France) April 2013: Renault Captur lands

May 9th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Captur New Caledonia April 2013Renault Captur

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The new car market in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory North-East of Australia, is down 13% year-on-year in April to 828 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 3,435 units, down 4% on 2012. The models ranking is back to normal this month, with the April podium identical to the year-to-date ranking: the Ford Ranger leads with 70 sales and 8.5%, followed by the Toyota Hilux at 47 units and 5.7% and the Dacia Duster with 33 sales and 4%.

The Renault Clio is back up 14 spots on March to #4, the Hyundai ix35 and Toyota Yaris are both up 9 to #5 and #6 respectively, the VW Golf is up 18 to #9 and the Mitsubishi Montero is up 9 to #10. Even though New Caledonia is technically French, there are only 3 French models in the Top 25: the Renault Clio (#4), Citroen Berlingo (#7) and Renault Trafic (#17). We welcome 3 new models in the ranking this month: the Renault Captur with 5 sales, the Opel Mokka with 3 and the Foton Tunland with one unit. It has always fascinated me that just because territories like New Caledonia are French, it means cars like the Captur get shipped there very fast, well before any other country in the region (say, Australia where I live :). Lucky you New Caledonian consumers!

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) March 2013: Toyota Hilux leads

Full April 2013 Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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New Caledonia (France) March 2013: Toyota Hilux leads

April 5th, 2013 1 comment

Toyota Hilux New Caledonia March 2013 Picture courtesy of topcar.co.za 2Toyota Hilux

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In March, new car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory North-East of Australia, are down 1% year-on-year to 891 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,607 units. Surprise on top: the Toyota Hilux takes the advantage over traditional leader the Ford Ranger for just 2 units however at 55 sales and 6.2% vs. 53 and 5.9% for the Ranger. The Dacia Duster rounds up the podium at 51 units and 5.7%, followed by the Nissan Navara and Isuzu D-Max, making it no less than 4 pick-ups in the Top 5 this month! Notice also the Nissan Micra up 30 spots to #8, the Citroen C1 up 34 to #11 and the Citroen C-Elysee landing directly at #22 for its first month in market.

Previous month: New Caledonia February 2013: Ford Ranger just below 11% share

Full March 2013 Top 40 Ranking Table below.

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New Caledonia February 2013: Ford Ranger just below 11% share

March 5th, 2013 No comments

Ford Ranger New Caledonia February 2013Ford Ranger

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New Caledonia is a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia and in February 819 new vehicles found a buyer in the archipelago, down 9% year-on-year and bringing the year-to-date total to 1,716 units, down 1% on 2012. The Ford Ranger is more dominant than ever, hitting a remarkable 10.9% market share this month thanks to 89 sales. The 3 models on the February podium are the same as in the Full Year 2012 however not in the same order: the Toyota Hilux is #2 this month at 47 units and 5.7% while the Dacia Duster rounds up the podium with 37 units and 4.5% share.

Isuzu D-Max New Caledonia February 2013Isuzu D-Max

The Renault Clio is up 6 spots on January to #4, the Kia Sportage is up 22 to #5, Citroen C3 up 12 to #6, Suzuki Swift up 2 to #7, Isuzu D-Max up 5 to #10 vs. #38 over the FY 2012, Kia Rio up 23 to #11, Chevrolet Spark up 30 to #15, Toyota Land Cruiser up 27 to #19, VW Amarok up 37 to #27 and the Ford F150 is up 41 ranks to #29.

Previous month: New Caledonia January 2013: Last hurrah for the Peugeot 206+?

One year ago: New Caledonia January-February 2012: Dacia Duster shines at #1

Full February 2013 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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New Caledonia January 2013: Last hurrah for the Peugeot 206+?

February 9th, 2013 No comments

Peugeot 206+ New Caledonia January 2013Peugeot 206+

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In January 2013, 898 new vehicles found a buyer in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia. The Ford Ranger confirms it is the crowds’ favourite by selling 70 units this month for an excellent 7.8% market share, more than two percentage points above its FY2012 share of 5.7%. Another model that performs extremely well this month on the archipelago is the Peugeot 206+, up to #2 at 42 units and 4.7% vs. 2.7% in 2012. This is probably due to a large order from rental companies and as the 208 is now well and truly in market it should be one of the last strong months for the 206+…

Great Wall Florid New Caledonia January 2013Great Wall Florid

The Toyota Hilux rounds up the podium with 41 sales and 4.6%, followed by the Nissan Navara at 4.3% and the Dacia Duster at 3.5%. Let’s also salute the great performances of the Citroen Berlingo at #6 vs. #14 in 2012, Suzuki Swift at #9 vs. #20, Isuzu D-Max at #15 vs. #38, Citroen C3 at #18 vs. #26, Peugeot 308 at #20 vs. #34, Great Wall Florid at #21 vs. #40 and the Citroen DS3 at #25 vs. #48.

Previous post: New Caledonia Full Year 2012: Ford Ranger keeps pole position

One year ago: New Caledonia January-February 2012: Dacia Duster shines at #1

Full January 2013 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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New Caledonia Full Year 2012: Ford Ranger keeps pole position

January 4th, 2013 No comments

Ford Ranger

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New Caledonia is a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia. In 2012, 11,072 new vehicles found a buyer there, down 6% year-on-year. The Ford Ranger is the most popular model in the territory for the 4th year in a row with 633 sales and 5.7%, but if it weren’t for the new generation, responsible for 170 sales this year, the title would have gone to the Dacia Duster, brilliant in 2nd place at 524 units and 4.7%, up 14%. The Toyota Hilux rounds up the podium with 453 sales and 4.1%, down 6%.

The Renault Clio, Nissan Navara and Peugeot 206+ are stable whereas the Ford Fiesta is up 38% and 8 ranks to #7, the DongFeng Utah is up 4% and 5 spots to #15 but the Great Wall Wingle remains the best-selling Chinese model in the territory at #13 with 184 units (-18%). Other great performers this year include the Ford Focus up 312% to #18, Kia Rio up 40% to #22, VW Golf up 89% to #24, Hyundai i10 up 61% to #28, Hyundai i20 up 215% to #37.

Nissan Juke

Newcomers in the Top 100 include the Nissan Juke landing at #23 with 123 sales, the Chevrolet Colorado at #35 and 84 units, the Range Rover Evoque up 1800% to #53 and the Subaru XV at #71.

Previous month: New Caledonia November 2012: Nissan Navara and Ford Ranger strong

Full Year 2012 Top 100, December Top 10 models and Top 43 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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