Slovenia March 2016: VW Golf, Nissan Qashqai and Juke inside Top 4

VW Golf Slovenia March 2016The VW Golf is the best-selling nameplate in Slovenia in March. 

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 2% year-on-year in March to 6.106 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 16.691 units, up 7% on the same period in 2015. Volkswagen remains the most popular brand in the country thanks to 948 sales and 15.9% share above Renault back up one spot to #2 despite tumbling down 33%, Skoda down 1% and Nissan up 3%. Peugeot (+16%), Dacia (+13%), Hyundai (+92%), BMW (+73%), Seat (+42%) and Suzuki (+52%) all beat the market by a large margin this month. The VW Golf edges into pole position with 288 sales, eight more than the Renault Clio in 2nd place and 16 more than the Nissan Qashqai at #3. The Nissan Juke is up 36 spots on February to #4 while the Skoda Octavia is down 4 to #5. Other great performers include the Dacia Duster up 7 to #8 and the Dacia Sandero up 34 to #11.

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One year ago: Slovenia March 2015: Nissan Juke teases Renault Clio for #1

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Slovenia January-February 2016: Clio and Octavia take turns at #1

Renault Clio Slovenia January 2016The Renault Clio holds 11.1% of the Slovenian market in January. 

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It’s a good start of the year for new car sales in Slovenia, up 13% in January to 5.823 registrations and up 5% in February to 4.762, lifting the year-to-date total to 10.585 units, up 9% on the same period a year ago. Renault takes the lead of the brands ranking in January thanks to sales up 24% to 873 vs. 852 (+6%) for Volkswagen, but the German manufacturer reclaims the #1 spot in February at 768 sales (+1%) vs. 504 (-34%) for Renault dropping to #3 overall. Skoda is up 68% in third place in January and up 24% in 2nd place in February, Hyundai is up 72% at #4 in January but drops to #7 in February, still outpacing the market at +18%. Ford (+92%), BMW (+125%) and Fiat (+312%) all post spectacular February gains. Model-wise, the Renault Clio holds 11.1% market share in January ahead of the VW Golf (4.9%) and Skoda Octavia (4%), VAG monopolising the remainder of the Top 6 with the Fabia (#4), Polo (#5) and Passat (#6). The Hyundai i20 is up to #7, the Fiat Panda up to #8, Dacia Sandero up to #9 and Hyundai Tucson up to #13. The Skoda Octavia leads the way in February at 5% share above the VW Golf (4.4%) and Renault Clio (3.9%) but the Clio remains on top year-to-date. The Opel Astra is up to #6, the Renault Captur up to #7, VW Touran up to #9 and Kia Sportage up to #11.

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One year ago (Jan): Slovenia January 2015: Dacia Duster and Nissan Juke excel

One year ago (Feb): Slovenia February 2015: Nissan Juke up to record 11th place

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Slovenia Full Year 2015: Renault Clio celebrates 18 years on top

Renault Clio Slovenia 2015. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frThe Renault Clio is once again the best-seller in Slovenia.

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 12% year-on-year to 59.450 registrations, and the Top 3 most popular manufacturers all lodge the same growth rate this year at +8%: Volkswagen continues to dominate at 15.4% share above Renault (14.1%) and Skoda (9%) with Opel (+13%), Ford (+39%), Nissan (+49%) and Hyundai (+30%) all lodging double-digit gains inside the Top 10 whereas Peugeot (-6%), Dacia (-8%) and Citroen (-20%) all struggle. Notice also Kia up 25%, BMW and Mercedes both up 28%, Mazda up 47%, Mitsubishi up 50%, Suzuki up 72% and Jeep up 487%.

Skoda Fabia Slovenia 2015Slovenian Skoda Fabia sales are up 3-fold in 2015.

In the models ranking, the Renault Clio celebrates a whopping 18 consecutive years on top, even consolidating its advantage over the #2 thanks to sales up 21% to 4.368 and 7.3% share vs. 2.803 and 4.7%, down 2% for the VW Golf. The VW Polo (-15%) and Skoda Octavia (-4%) remain at #3 and #4 respectively, but the three next best-seller all surge year-on-year: the Skoda Fabia (#5) and VW Passat (#7) are both up 3-fold while the Nissan Juke is up 81% to #6. Further down, notice also the Ford Focus up 121% to #12, the Opel Astra up 43% to #13 and the VW Golf Sportsvan up 67% to a brilliant 15th place. The Hyundai Tucson is the most popular newcomer at #39 above the Suzuki Vitara at #51.

Previous month: Slovenia November 2015: Renault Clio hits 12.5% share, market up 21%

Previous year: Slovenia Full Year 2014: Renault Clio leads, Captur up to #5

Two years ago: Slovenia Full Year 2013: Renault Clio up 36%, Kia Cee’d on podium

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Slovenia November 2015: Renault Clio hits 12.5% share, market up 21%

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New car sales in Slovenia are up a fantastic 21% year-on-year in November to 5.096 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 56.017 units, up 12% on the same period in 2014. Thanks to sales up a whopping 50% on November 2014, Renault remains the most popular manufacturer in the country this month with 18.3% share vs. 14.2% so far in 2015, distancing the year-to-date leader Volkswagen up ‘just’ 16% to 15.1% share. Skoda gains 31% to round up the podium at 9.6%, ahead Opel (+31%), Ford (+139%) and Peugeot (+89%). In the models ranking, the Renault Clio shoots up to 12.5% market share thanks to 637 sales, that’s over 3 times the next-best-seller, the VW Golf at 202 units and 4%. Below the Skoda Octavia rounding up the podium, the Opel Astra is back up 39 ranks to a splendid 4th place vs. #13 year-to-date now that the new generation is arriving. Notice also the Kia Sportage up 19 spots to #10 and the Hyundai Tucson solid at #13.

Previous month: Slovenia October 2015: Hyundai Tucson soars to 6th place

One year ago: Slovenia November 2014: Clio leads, Dacia Duster and Sandero strong

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Slovenia October 2015: Hyundai Tucson soars to 6th place

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The Slovenian new car market is up 6% year-on-year in October to 5.454 deliveries, lifting the year-to-date total to 50.922 units, up a very encouraging 11% on 2014. Renault returns to the brands top spot despite sales down 19% to 815 units and 14.9% share while Volkswagen is stable at 758 sales and 13.9%. Skoda is up 23% to #3, just as Hyundai gains a spectacular 243% to #4 thanks notably to the instant success of the Tucson – already 6th overall in October – and the i20 breaking into the Top 10. Notice also, in sales order, Fiat up 48%, Seat up 39%, BMW up 54%, Suzuki up 76%, Honda up 42%, Volvo up 425%, Jeep up 233% and Mini up 100%. Model-wise, the Renault Clio holds onto its throne above the Dacia Duster up a whopping 31 spots on September to #2 and kicking the Skoda Fabia and Octavia down to #3 and #4 respectively. The Suzuki Vitara is up 11 ranks to #30, the Renault Kadjar up 19 to #41 and the Fiat 500X down 22 to #47.

Previous month: Slovenia September 2015: Jeep Renegade breaks into Top 20

One year ago: Slovenia October 2014: Renault Clio and Dacia Duster on top

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Slovenia September 2015: Jeep Renegade breaks into Top 20

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The Slovenian new car market is up 3% year-on-year in September to 4.546 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 12% on 2014 to 45.468 units. The brands podium is identical to both the FY2014 and YTD2015 orders with Volkswagen in the lead despite sales down 7% on September 2014, followed by Renault (-15%) and Skoda (+1%). Hyundai is up 41% to #4, Nissan up 82% to #8, Kia up 96% to #11, BMW up 97% to #13 and Jeep up a whopping 1340% to #20 due to the Jeep Renegade shooting up 59 spots on August to a best-ever 16th place. The Renault Clio holds onto its traditional pole position above the VW Golf, Skoda Fabia, VW Polo and Skoda Octavia. Notice also the Renault Captur in the Top 10 and the Hyundai Tucson at #18.

Previous month: Slovenia August 2015: Hyundai Tucson lands in Top 10

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

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Slovenia August 2015: Hyundai Tucson lands in Top 10

Hyundai Tucson Slovenia August 2015The Hyundai Tucson is already among Slovenia’s Top 10 best-sellers…

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The Slovenian new car market is up a whopping 21% year-on-year in August to 3.993 registrations, which lifts the year-to-date total to 40.922 units, up 13% on 2014. Volkswagen (-4%), Renault (+33%) and Ford (+74%) dominate the brands ranking all the while displaying contrasting yoy evolutions. Hyundai more than doubles its sales vs. a year ago (+129%), with Toyota (+42%), Kia (+65%), Mazda (+58%), and Suzuki (+100%) all lodging spectacular gains.

The Renault Clio remains the most popular model in the country with almost double the sales of any other nameplate at 8.8% share, followed by the VW Golf (4.6%) and Polo (3.3%). The Skoda Fabia is strong again at 3.1% ahead of the VW Passat at 2.9% while the Ford Focus is up 4 spots on July to #7 and the Nissan Qashqai is up 14 to #9. The Hyundai Tucson lands directly inside the Slovenian Top 10 at #10 with 1.6% share, with the ix35 boosted up 36 spots to #12 by runout discounts and the ix20 up to #13 vs. #47 year-to-date. Notice also the Fiat Panda up to #15 vs. #37 YTD, the Ford Kuga up to #26 vs. #45, the Fiat 500X taking off 21 ranks on last month to #29, the Suzuki Vitara at #50, Mazda CX-3 at #64, Renault Kadjar at #70 and Jeep Renegade at #75.

Previous month: Slovenia July 2015: Skoda Fabia climbs to 2nd place

One year ago: Slovenia August 2014: VW Golf, Sportsvan, Fiat 500 shine

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Slovenia July 2015: Skoda Fabia climbs to 2nd place

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Another solid month for new car sales in Slovenia: up 10% year-on-year in July to 5.079 registrations and 12% year-to-date to 36.929. Volkswagen (16.2%) keeps the lead of the brands ranking ahead of Renault (13.1%), Skoda (11%), Opel (8.7%) and Ford (7.5%) while Dacia implodes: down from #5 with 383 sales and 7% in June to #18 at just 69 units and 1.4%, the blatant results of sales being front-loaded into June for a better H1 result. BMW is up 5 spots on June to #8, Audi up 5 to #11 and Jeep up 7 to #19. The Renault Clio returns to the pole position it traditionally holds thanks to 302 deliveries, and it is followed this month by the Skoda Fabia boosted by the new model up 4 ranks to #2 and 250 units, kicking the VW Golf to #3 and the Polo to #4. Notice also the Renault Captur up 7 to #6, the Ford Fiesta up 24 to #9, VW Golf Sportsvan up 9 to #10 and the Jeep Renegade (#42), Renault Kadjar (#49) and Fiat 500X (#50) all fitting inside the Top 50.

Previous month: Slovenia June 2015: Dacia Duster posts historical win

One year ago: Slovenia July 2014: VW Golf Sportsvan at world-best ranking

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Slovenia June 2015: Dacia Duster posts historical win

Dacia Duster Slovenia June 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Duster tops the sales charts outright for the first time in Slovenian history.

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New car sales in Slovenia are up a very robust 13% year-on-year in June to 5.446 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 31.829 units, also up 13% on 2014. Volkswagen (14.7%) and Renault (11.2%) continue to lead the brands ranking while Opel (10.5%) overtakes Skoda (8.9%) to round up the podium. Dacia also shines in 5th place, and 7% share, up 73% so far in 2015. Year-to-date, Ford is up 29%, Kia up 22%, Nissan up 84%, Mazda up 45%, Alfa Romeo up 118% and Mitsubishi up 123%. In the models ranking, we witness a historical move: for the first time ever, the Dacia Duster surges to #1 in Slovenia thanks to 302 sales and 5.6% share, beating its previous best of #2 hit last October when it, interestingly, delivered a higher market share (6.1%).

The VW Golf and Renault Clio both gain one spot on May to #2 and #3 respectively, the Skoda Octavia is down two to #4 and the VW Passat is stable at an outstanding 5th place. Notice also the Skoda Fabia solid at #6, the Opel Astra up to #9, the Opel Meriva up 19 ranks on last month to #16, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta up 23 to #32, and a slew on all-new SUVs making their way up the ladder: the Suzuki Vitara at #47, Fiat 500X at #48, Mazda CX-3 at #54 and Renault Kadjar at #56.

Previous month: Slovenia May 2015: Polo, Octavia and Golf topple Clio

One year ago: Slovenia June 2014: Renault Clio back in charge

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Slovenia May 2015: Polo, Octavia and Golf topple Clio

VW Polo Croatia May 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe VW Polo is the best-selling car in Slovenia in May.

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The Slovenian new car market confirms it is definitely on the mend with another very satisfying 14% year-on-year gain in May to 5.388 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 26.383 deliveries, up 13% on 2014. Outsold by Renault in April, Volkswagen reclaims the brands pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to 857 sales and 15.9% share vs. 605 and 11.2% for the French manufacturer. Skoda rounds up the podium with a strong 10.8% of the market ahead of Opel (8.2%), Ford (6.7%) and Dacia (5.3%). This month the perennial Slovenian leader, the Renault Clio, is toppled from its throne for the first time since last September by not just one but 3 vehicles all from the VAG Group, falling to #4 which is is lowest ranking in the country since January 2014. The VW Polo leads the way for the third time in recent memory along with January and May 2014 thanks to 251 sales and 4.7% share, ahead of the Skoda Octavia and VW Golf both at 4.1%. Notice also the VW Passat extremely solid at #5, the Skoda Fabia up 6 spots on last month to #6 and the Fiat 500 up 14 to #7.

Previous month: Slovenia April 2015: Volkswagen places 3 models in Top 5

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

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