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Slovenia November 2014: Clio leads, Duster & Sandero strong

December 5th, 2014 No comments

Dacia Sandero Slovenia November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Sandero

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The recovery of the Slovenian new car market continues: up a further 7% year-on-year in November to 4,220 deliveries which brings the year-to-date total to 49,923 units, up 3% on 2013. Volkswagen reclaims the brands top spot it lost to Renault last month thanks to 667 sales and 15.8% vs. 622 and 14.7% for Renault while Dacia impressively remains on the podium with a round 10% market share. The French-Romanian low-cost manufacturer places the Duster at #3 and 4.8% share this month vs. #5 and 2.6% YTD and the Sandero at #6 and 3.7% vs. #12 and 1.6% YTD. The Renault Clio is the overall best-seller at 7.2% followed by the VW Polo at 5.6%. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai up 25 spots on October to #9, the VW Golf Sportsvan strong again at #11, the Hyundai i20 up 49 ranks to #14 thanks to the new model, the VW Passat up 40 to #16, the Skoda Superb up 44 to #22, Alfa Romeo Giulietta up 47 to #23 and the Citroen C4 Cactus up 14 to #30.

Previous month: Slovenia October 2014: Renault Clio and Dacia Duster on top

One year ago: Slovenia November 2013: Renault Captur breaks into Top 5

Full November 2014 Top 32 All-brands and Top 50 models Ranking Tables below.

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Slovenia October 2014: Renault Clio and Dacia Duster on top

November 8th, 2014 No comments

Renault Clio Slovenia October 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frThe Renault Clio reclaims the pole position this month.

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New car sales in Slovenia are up a robust 12% year-on-year in October to 5,134 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 45,703 units, up 3% on 2013. The Renault Group is in exceptional shape this month in Slovenia: Renault jumps to first place in the brands ranking with almost 20% share thanks to 1,005 sales while Dacia is on the podium at #3 with 551 units and 10.7%, the first time the low-cost French-Romanian manufacturer crosses the 10% share milestone in Slovenia. Volkswagen is kicked down to #2 and 14.7% vs. 16.1% year-to-date and Skoda is knocked down to #4 and 7.4% vs. 9.6% YTD.

Dacia Logan Slovenia October 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Logan is 7 units off a Top 10 ranking in October.

After two months away, the Renault Clio reclaims the models pole position it holds YTD thanks to 552 sales and a very strong 10.8% share (its best since June 2013), the Dacia Duster gains one more spot on September to a best-ever #2 and 6.1% share, lifting to #6 and 2.4% YTD. The VW Polo and Golf follow, while the Skoda Octavia is down one rank to #5. Other great performers include the VW Golf Sportsvan at #10 vs. #32 YTD, the Dacia Logan up 28 spots on last month to #11 vs. #63 YTD, the Dacia Lodgy up 34 to #17 vs. #57 YTD, Opel Mokka up to #22 and the Citroen C4 Cactus breaking into the Slovenian Top 50 for the first time at #44.

Previous month: Slovenia September 2014: VW Golf leads, Dacia Duster on podium

One year ago: Slovenia October 2013: Renault places 4 models in Top 6

Full October 2014 Top 100 models and Top 32 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovenia September 2014: VW Golf leads, Dacia Duster on podium

October 14th, 2014 No comments

Dacia Duster Slovenia September 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deDacia Duster

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Far from a frank reprise, the Slovenian new car market has been oscillating between negative and positive territory over the past few months. September is in the black at +11% to 4.426 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 40.569 units, up 2% on 2013. Volkswagen and Renault top the brands ranking as they do year-to-date albeit with stronger market shares at 17.5% and 15% respectively vs. 16.2% and 13.9% year-to-date. Skoda rounds up the podium above Ford while Dacia jumps 12 spots on August to #5 with 7.4% of the market, mainly due to the Duster brilliantly landing on the podium thanks to 235 sales and 5.3% share. There is a surprise atop the models ranking: the VW Golf holds onto its throne for the 2nd time in a row and the 4th time in the past 10 months with 347 sales and 7.8% vs. 261 and 5.9% for the Renault Clio which however remains #1 year-to-date at 2,524 and 6.2% vs. 2,296 and 5.7%. The end of year will be tense for the attrition of the title of best-selling model in Slovenia… Notice also the Skoda Yeti up 8 ranks on August to #9, the VW Golf Sportsvan strong again at #12, Hyundai i20 at #14 and the locally-produced Renault Twingo up 32 spots to #18 vs. #70 year-to-date.

Previous month: Slovenia September 2014: VW Golf, Sportsvan, Fiat 500 shine

One year ago: Slovenia September 2013: Renault Scenic jumps to #1, Captur #6

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Slovenia August 2014: VW Golf, Sportsvan, Fiat 500 shine

September 8th, 2014 No comments

VW Golf Sportsvan Slovenia August 2014. Picture courtesy of yahoo.frThe VW Golf Sportsvan is up to a world-best #6 in Slovenia this month.

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A weak month for the new car market in Slovenia, down 2% year-on-year in August to 3,304 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 36,143 units, up 1% on 2013. Volkswagen keeps the lead of the brands ranking at 19.6% share ahead of Renault (12.1%), Skoda (10.5%), Opel (6.9%) and Ford (5.9%). BMW is strong at #11 vs. #15 in July and #14 year-to-date. The VW Golf is up 3 spots on July to overtake the Renault Clio and become the country’s most popular model in August and for the third time in the past 9 months with 282 sales and 8.5% share. It however still trails the Clio year-to-date at 1,949 units and 5.4% vs. 2,263 and 6.3%. Excellent performance of the Fiat 500 up one further rank on last month to #5 with 3.3% share, but the hero of the month is without a doubt the VW Golf Sportsvan improving again on the world-best ranking it held last month: up 11 spots to a fantastic 6th place thanks to 79 units and 2.4% share. Notice also the Hyundai i20 up 46 ranks to #10, the Ford B-Max up 24 to #19, BMW 5 Series up 10 to #32, BMW X3 up to #37 and the Citroen C4 Cactus up 13 to #57.

Previous month: Slovenia July 2014: VW Golf Sportsvan at world-best ranking

One year ago: Slovenia August 2013: Kia Cee’d threatens Renault Clio, Captur in Top 10

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Slovenia July 2014: VW Golf Sportsvan at world best ranking

August 6th, 2014 No comments

VW Golf Sportsvan Slovenia July 2014The VW Golf Sportsvan is up to a world-best #17 in Slovenia this month.

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Car dealers across Slovenia can breathe a sigh of relief: after dropping by a scary 17% in June, the Slovenian new car market is back into positive for the 14th time in the past 16 months in July at +9% to 4,601 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 32,839 units, up 1% on 2013. The Renault Clio remains the most popular model in the country at a strong 7% market share and is followed this month by the Skoda Octavia at 5%, overtaking both the VW Polo and Golf while the Renault Captur is back up 5 spots to the #5 rank it holds year-to-date. Notice also the Dacia Duster up to #8, the Skoda Fabia up 13 spots to #12, the VW Golf Sportsvan up 16 to a world-best #17 (in the absence of German data), the Opel Insignia up to #21, Opel Meriva up to #24 and the Citroen C4 Cactus making its first appearance inside the Slovenian Top 100 at #70.

Previous month: Slovenia June 2014: Renault Clio back in charge

One year ago: Slovenia July 2013: Kia Cee’d and Fiat 500L shine

Full July 2014 Top 100 models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovenia June 2014: Renault Clio back in charge

July 9th, 2014 No comments

Renault Clio Slovenia June 2014Renault Clio

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After 13 consecutive months of year-on-year gains but a 2% drop in May, the Slovenian new car market is back to hell in June: down a harsh 17% year-on-year to 4,826 registrations, which also brings the year-to-date total to 28,238 units, now up only 0.2% on 2013… Overtaken by the VW Polo in May, the Renault Clio reclaims its traditional throne this month thanks to 319 sales and 6.6% share, with the VW Polo following at 296 units and 6.1% and the VW Golf rounding out the podium with 230 sales and 4.8%. Weak in May, Dacia catches up on lost sales and more this month: up to #5 brand with 7.3% share vs. #8 and 3.9% year-to-date, shooting the Sandero up 33 spots to #6 and the Duster up 40 to #9! Notice also the Nissan Qashqai up 33 to #17, the Ford C-Max up 22 to #18, the VW Golf Sportsvan up 29 to #33 for its 2nd month of sales in the country and the Opel Adam breaking into the Slovenian Top 50 for the first time at #45.

Previous month: Slovenia May 2014: VW Polo leads, Skoda Rapid up to #4

One year ago: Slovenia June 2013: Renault Clio shoots up to 12% share

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Slovenia May 2014: VW Polo leads, Skoda Rapid up to #4

June 6th, 2014 No comments

VW Polo Slovenia May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Polo

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New car sales in Slovenia halt their recovery in May: down 2% year-on-year to 4,737 registrations, however the year-to-date total is 23,412 units, up 5% on 2013. After the Golf last month, Volkswagen manages to place another model in pole position in May: the Polo ranks 1st for the second time this year after last January thanks to 299 sales and 6.3% share, to my knowledge the nameplate’s highest market share ever in Slovenia. The Renault Clio is kept away from the #1 spot once again but remains in the lead year-to-date with 1,384 units and 5.9% ahead of the VW Golf at 1,240 and 5.3%.

Skoda Rapid Spaceback Slovenia May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid Spaceback

Another model breaking records this month is the Skoda Rapid, up 4 spots on April to #4 with 174 sales and 3.7%, its highest ranking in the country also hit last December and its strongest ever market share. Notice also the Kia Cee’d back up 11 ranks on last month to #8, the Citroen C3 up 5 to #11, Fiat 500 up 10 to #12, Skoda Yeti up 21 to #14, Ford Focus up 7 to #17, BMW 5 Series up 18 to #22 and the Ford B-Max up 24 to #24. We welcome the VW Golf Sportsvan into the Slovenian ranking this month, directly at #62 while the Mercedes GLA is up 21 spots to #74.

Previous month: Slovenia April 2014: VW Golf takes the lead

One year ago: Slovenia May 2013: Renault Captur up to #15

Full May 2014 Top 100 models and Top 33 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovenia April 2014: VW Golf takes the lead

May 8th, 2014 2 comments

VW Golf Slovenia April 2014The VW Golf passes the Renault Clio to rank #1 in Slovenia this month.

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 4% year-on-year in April to 4,876 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 18,675 units, up 7% on 2013. For the first time this year and only the 2nd time in at least 3 years, the VW Golf manages to outsell the Renault Clio, perennial leader in Slovenia, thanks to 286 units and 5.9% vs. 229 and 4.7%. The Clio stays ahead year-to-date of course at 1,090 sales and 5.8% vs. 969 and 5.2%. The Skoda Octavia, Opel Corsa and Peugeot 208 follow, while the Seat Leon is up 4 spots to stop just short off the Top 10 at #11, the VW Up is up 39 ranks to #12, the Citroen DS3 up 20 to #29 and the Dacia Lodgy back up to #36 vs. #74 year-to-date.

Previous month: Slovenia March 2014: Nissan Juke up to #5

One year ago: Slovenia April 2013: Market up for the first time in almost 2 years

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Slovenia March 2014: Nissan Juke up to 5th place

April 6th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Juke Slovenia March 2014Nissan Juke

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The Slovenian new car market celebrates one full year (12 consecutive month) of year-on-year gains in March with sales up 12% to 5,106 units, which brings the 1st Quarter total to 13,799 registrations, up 8% on 2013. Renault reclaims the brands pole position it held in 2013 off Volkswagen this month thanks to 792 sales and 15.5% vs. 720 and 14.1%, but this is not enough yet to toppled VW from the 2014 year-to-date top spot (1,956 units vs. 2,022). Skoda is very strong once again in third place (8.8%) ahead of Peugeot (7.9%) and Citroen (7.4%). Model-wise, the Renault Clio continues to shine at 7.6% share above the VW Golf (4.9%) and Skoda Octavia (3.5%) while the Nissan Juke reaches its highest ever ranking in the country at #5 – also hit in December 2012.

Previous month: Slovenia February 2014: Fiat 500L breaks record

One year ago: Slovenia March 2013: Renault Clio improves further

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Slovenia February 2014: Fiat 500L breaks record

March 9th, 2014 No comments

Fiat 500L Slovenia February 2014. Picture courtesy of quattroruote.itFiat 500L

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It has now been almost one year (11 months exactly) that the Slovenian new car market shows year-on-year improvement, with February at +6% to 4,047 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,693 units, also up 6% on 2013. After dropping to a shocking 5th place below the Captur last month, the Renault Clio reclaims its traditional Slovenian pole position both in February with 286 sales and 7.1% and year-to-date at 472 units and 5.4%. Volkswagen completes the podium by placing the Golf at #2 with a strong 5.6% market share and the Polo at #3 with 3.9%. Below the Skoda Octavia stable at #4, the Renault Captur delivers another outstanding month at #5 and the Skoda Rapid confirms it is now a Top 10 regular at #6.

Nissan Juke Slovenia February 2014Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke is up an impressive 28 spots on January to land in 7th place with 118 sales and 2.9%, this is however not the model’s best-ever ranking in Slovenia: it reached #5 in December 2012. The Fiat 500L for its part does hit its highest ever position in the country, coming from outside the Top 100 in January directly into the #8 spot thanks to 94 sales for a 2.3% market share. Other great performers this month in Slovenia include the Fiat Panda up 35 ranks on January to #12, the Seat Leon up 16 to #17, Seat Ibiza at #21 again vs. #43 over the Full Year 2013, the Citroen C3 Picasso up 18 to #22 and the Citroen C4 Picasso up 20 to #26.

Previous post: Slovenia: 2003-2013 Historical Data now available

Previous month: Slovenia January 2014: VW Polo #1, Renault Captur above Clio!

One year ago: Slovenia February 2013: Renault Clio and VW Golf dominate

Full February 2014 Top 90 models and Top 33 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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