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Slovenia Full Year 2017: Clio marks 20 years at #1, threatened by Golf

The Renault Clio is #1 again in Slovenia but only topped the monthly charts four times.

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The Slovenian new car market posts a fifth consecutive year of growth in 2017 at +11.3% to 70.892 registrations, the highest annual result this decade. Volkswagen (+9%) remains the best-selling carmaker in the country at 14.9% share but 2nd-placed Renault (+20%) is catching up fast at 14.1% vs. 13% in 2016. The Top 5 is unchanged on last year with Skoda (+16%), Opel (+1%) and Hyundai (+19%) in tow. Dacia (+29%) lodges the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 10, with Citroen (+15%) and Nissan (+12%) also up in the double-digits. Below, Abarth (+171%), Jaguar (+143%), Maserati (+100%), Honda (+97%), Alfa Romeo (+91%), Land Rover (+39%), Toyota (+37%), Volvo (+31%) and Suzuki (+29%) are all up spectacularly.

The VW Golf is up 32% in 2017 and topped the Slovenian monthly rankings five times.

Over in the models ranking, the locally-produced Renault Clio celebrates 20 consecutive years in pole position but it is definitely feeling the heat this year: down 6% to 5.1% share, it only ranked #1 four times (vs. seven in 2016) and hasn’t done so at any time during the second semester (leader in January, February, March and May). In contrast, the VW Golf surges 32% to 4.8% and topped the monthly charts five times (June, July, September, October and November). The Skoda Octavia is up 15% to remain in third place and was #1 in April and November, while the Renault Megane shoots up 77% and 7 spots to #4, snapping the top spot in August. The Captur (-4%) makes it three Renaults in the 2017 Top 5, followed by the Hyundai Tucson (+26%) with the Dacia Sandero, up 79% and 15 ranks to #7 and VW Tiguan, up 67% and 13 spots to #10, also impressive. Further down, the Ford Focus (+67%), Citroen C3 (+152%), Renault Scenic (+122%) and Kadjar (+140%) make themselves noticed in the Top 25.

Previous month: Slovenia November 2017: Renault (+81%), Fiat (+193%) shine in market up 17.9%

Previous year: Slovenia Full Year 2016: Renault Clio leads, Captur in Top 5

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

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Slovenia November 2017: Renault (+81%), Fiat (+193%) shine in market up 17.9%

The Renault Captur is up 179% to rank #3 in Slovenia this month. 

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The Slovenian new car market is up anther 17.9% year-on-year in November to 6.292 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 12.2% to 66.853. Renault manages to remain atop the brands ranking thanks to deliveries soaring 84% year-on-year to 17.2% share, vastly outperforming YTD leader Volkswagen down 9% to 12.8%. The remainder of the Top 5 all beat the market: Skoda (+23%) distances Hyundai (+77%) and Dacia (+19%) but it’s Fiat (+193%) that deliveries the best performance in the Top 10 with Seat (+26%) also solid. Further down, Toyota (+50%), Mini (+75%) and Volvo (+100%) also shine. Model-wise, the VW Golf (+64%) holds onto the top spot for the third month running but still trails the Renault Clio (+37%) year-to-date while the Renault Captur is up 179% to land in third place for the month. The Skoda Octavia (-16%) struggles but the rest of true Top 10 all frankly beat the market: the Renault Megane (+73%), Hyundai Tucson (+43%), Dacia Sandero (+556%), Fiat Panda (+542%), Skoda Rapid (+100%) and Seat Alhambra (+144%) all post spectacular gains. Below, notice the Renault Kadjar (+203%), Scenic (+243%) and Hyundai i30 (+156%) also performing extremely well. The Kia Stonic (#27) leads all recent launches (<12 months) above the Opel Crossland X (#33), Skoda Kodiaq (#39), Hyundai Kona (#46), Citroen C3 Aircross (#75) and Skoda Karoq (#79) new for this month.

Previous month: Slovenia October 2017: Renault up 71% to 19.7% share, market up 23%

One year ago: Slovenia November 2016: Renault down 37%, Dacia up 139%

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Slovenia October 2017: Renault up 71% to 19.7% share, market up 23%

The Renault Kadjar is up to #3 in Slovenia in October.

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 23% year-on-year in October to 6.446 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 11.6% to 60.561 units. This month Renault passes Volkswagen to snap the brands top spot thanks to volumes up a stunning 71% to 19.7% share vs. 13.8% so far in 2017. Volkswagen edges up 1% to 13.3% vs. 15.4%YTD, with Skoda (-16%) rounding up the podium. Hyundai (+34%), Mercedes (+55%), Nissan (+79%), Fiat (+146%), Honda (+184%) and Land Rover (+700%) all impress. It’s a Renault invasion in the models ranking, with five nameplates in the Top 7 but the pole position is once again held by the VW Golf (+113%) for the fourth time in the past five months. The Clio (+46%) ranks 2nd above the Kadjar (+1679%), with the Megane (-3%) at #5, the Scenic (+1560%) at #6 and the Captur (-27%) at #7. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai up 282% to #8, the Fiat 500 up 779% to #10 and the Ford Focus up 142% to #11. The Opel Crossland X leads recent launches at #40 while the Kia Stonic lands directly at #45.

Previous month: Slovenia September 2017: VW Golf #1 for the third time in past 4 months

One year ago: Slovenia October 2016: VW Polo takes lead in market down 4%

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Slovenia September 2017: VW Golf #1 for the 3rd time in past 4 months

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

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 4.9% year-on-year in September to 5.281 registrations, leading to a year-to-date total up 10.4% to 54.115 units. Volkswagen is back in the lead despite a 2% drop to 14.8% share, distancing Renault (+7%) and Skoda which delivers the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 10 at +12%. Hyundai (+3%) and Opel (+8%) round up the Top 5 while Citroen (-7%) and Nissan (-16%) struggle in the Top 10. Beyond, Fiat (+20%), Toyota (+36%), Mazda (+65%), Volvo (+78%), Alfa Romeo (+120%) and Honda (+178%) all impress. In the models ranking, thanks to sales up a whopping 84% year-on-year the VW Golf takes the lead for the third time in the past four months but remains #2 year-to-date below the Renault Clio edging up just 1% to #4 this month. The Skoda Octavia is up 12% to #2 and the Renault Megane up 58% but down to #3 after snapping the pole position last month. The Skoda Fabia (+32%), VW Passat (+43%), Ford Focus (+273%) and Dacia Sandero (+447%) all post impressive gains inside the Top 10. Below, the Hyundai i30 (+327%), Seat Alhambra (+115%), Ford C-Max (+170%) and Fiat 500L (+464%) also shoot up while the Toyota C-HR (#39), Skoda Kodiaq (#42) and Opel Crossland X (#46) dominate recent launches.

Previous month: Slovenia August 2017: Renault Megane soars 229% to pole position

One year ago: Slovenia September 2016: VW Golf leads, Dacia Duster in 5th place

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Slovenia August 2017: Renault Megane soars 229% to pole position

The Renault Megane is #1 in Slovenia for the first time in over five years. 

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The Slovenian new car market is up 14% year-on-year in August to 4.492 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 11% to 48.834 units. Renault surges 62% to 15.2% share, snapping the brands pole position off Volkswagen, up 7% to 14%, but remains in 2nd place year-to-date at 13.4% share vs. 15.7% for the German brand. Skoda (+43%), Opel and Peugeot (both up 22%) also franking outpace the market inside the Top 5. Below, notice Suzuki (+36%), Toyota (+55%), Dacia (+123%), Honda (+236%) and Jaguar (+600%) all posting spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Renault Mégane jumps 8 spots on July to land in pole position thanks to sales up a whopping 229% year-on-year. It is the first time since June 2012 that the Mégane tops the monthly Slovenian sales charts. It disances the VW Golf (+39%), Skoda Octavia (+56%) and Renault Captur (-26%) while the Year-to-date leader, the Renault Clio, is relegated in 5th place despite sales up 89% on a particularly excruciating score in August 2016. Notice also the Hyundai Tucson up 23%, the Opel Corsa up 38%, the Peugeot 208 up 52% and the Skoda Fabia up 55% all in the Top 10. Outside, notice the VW Golf Sportsvan up to #12, the Renault Scenic up 319%, the Toyota Yaris up 93%, the Toyota C-HR up 49 spots on July to #25 and the Skoda Kodiaq up 34 to #36.

Previous month: Slovenia July 2017: VW and Golf lead, Duster and Scenic shoot up

One year ago: Slovenia August 2016: Renault Captur takes lead for the first time

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Slovenia July 2017: VW and Golf lead, Duster and Scenic shoot up

Renault Scenic sales are up 268% on the previous generation in Slovenia this month. 

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 4.9% year-on-year in July to 5.310 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 10.8% to 44.342 units. Volkswagen remains in the lead despite a 3% drop to 15.1% share, while Renault soars 34% to 12.2%. Skoda (-14%) and Opel (-10%) are in difficulty but Dacia surges 185% to 5.9% share in 5th place. Citroen (+18%) and Kia (+13%) are the only other Top 10 carmakers sporting a double-digit gain this month. Beyond, notice Toyota (+41%), Mercedes (+58%), Nissan (+28%), Mazda (+25%) and Honda (+89%) all posting spectacular gains within the Top 20. We welcome back Lada in the Slovenian ranking at #29 with 3 Niva sold. Model-wise, the VW Golf holds onto the top spot for the 2nd month running thanks to sales up 47%, keeping the Renault Clio (+38%) at a fair distance, but the Clio remains in the YTD lead by far. The Skoda Octavia (+15%) rounds up the podium like last month, followed by the VW Polo (-11%). Outstanding performances of the Dacia Duster (+378%), Ford Focus (+108%), Renault Scénic (+268%) and Citroen C3 (+261%) with the Dacia Sandero up 123% just outside at #11. The Opel Crossland X (#39) is up 29 spots on June to become the most successful recent launch this month.

Previous month: Slovenia June 2017: VW Golf outpaces Renault Clio

One year ago: Slovenia July 2016: Polo and Fiat 500 shine, Clio and Golf down

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Slovenia June 2017: VW Golf outpaces Renault Clio

The VW Golf is the best-selling model in Slovenia in June. 

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The Slovenian new car market is up a very robust 16% year-on-year in June to 7.555 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 12% to 39.032. Volkswagen beats the market at +23% to consolidate its pole position in the brands ranking with 15.4% share, ahead of Renault up just 6% to 13.3%. Below, Opel (+31%), Skoda (+35%) and Dacia (+42%) all post spectacular gains within the Top 5. Further down, Nissan (+22%), Toyota (+74%), Mercedes (+23%), Mazda (+41%), Suzuki (+44%), Honda (+54%) and Mitsubishi (+82%) all shine. Model-wise, for the first time since last September, the VW Golf (+62%) overtakes the Renault Clio (-9%) to claim the June pole position at 5.4% share vs. 4.9% nut the Clio remains comfortably in the YTD lead. All within the Top 10, the Skoda Octavia (+52%), Dacia Duster (+8 spots on May), Opel Corsa (+115%), Renault Megane (+103%) and Nissan Juke (+177%) all impress while the Renault Kadjar is up 49 ranks on last month and the Fiat Tipo up 23 to #13.

Previous month: Slovenia May 2017: VW Golf catches up on Renault Clio

One year ago: Slovenia June 2016: Renault Group monopolises podium

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Slovenia May 2017: VW Golf catches up on Renault Clio

VW Golf sales are up 61% vs. -47% for the Renault Clio. 

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 7.3% year-on-year in May to 6.786 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 10.5% to 31.477 units. Brand leader Volkswagen continues to grow much faster than the market at +24% to 16.9% share whereas Renault drops 17% year-on-year to 15.2%. Inside the Top 10, BMW (+23%), Skoda (+34%), Hyundai (+50%) and Toyota (+70%) all post gains that are significantly above the market growth. Further down, Nissan (+98%), Suzuki (+74%), Honda (+41%), Mini (+65%), Volvo (+47%) and Alfa Romeo (+350%) also shine. Model-wise, the Renault Clio is still in the lead buy crumbles 47% year-on-year whereas its four followers all outpace the market: the VW Golf is up 61%, the Skoda Octavia up 38%, the Renault Captur up 87% and the VW Polo up 22%. Add the Hyundai Tucson up 96% to #7, the Skoda Fabia up 39% and the Renault Megane up 27% to make it seven nameplates displaying double-0digit gains inside the Top 10 this month. The Citroen C3 (+108%), VW Up (+296%) and Nissan Juke (+394%) are the most dynamic in the Top 20 and the Skoda Kodiaq (#38) dominates recent launches.

Previous month: Slovenia April 2017: Volkswagen up 21%, Skoda Octavia leads

One year ago: Slovenia May 2016: Renault surges 104% to 19.5% share, Clio #1

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Slovenia April 2017: Volkswagen up 21%, Skoda Octavia leads

The Skoda Octavia is the best-selling vehicle in Slovenia this month.

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New car sales in Slovenia are up a comfortable 10% year-on-year in April to 6.001 registrations, allowing the year-to-date tally to climb 11% to 24.691 units. Market leader Volkswagen outpaces the market at +21% to a stunning 17.2% share vs. 15.9% so far this year. It distances Renault (-3%), Skoda (+8%) and Opel (-3%) all losing share year-on-year. Reversely the next 8 best-selling brands all post double-digit gains, with the largest going to Dacia in 5th (+36%), Toyota in 11th (+64%) and BMW in 12th (+30%). Further down, Suzuki (+68%), Mitsubishi (+42%), Jeep (+540%), Honda (+80%) and Alfa Romeo (+375%) post some of the most spectacular improvements, albeit with smaller volumes. For the first time since February 2016, the Skoda Octavia leads the models ranking thanks to sales up 53% to 302. It distances the Renault Clio (-27%), VW Golf (-2%) and VW Polo (-2%). Just below, a series of four nameplates post spectacular gains: the Renault Megane (+151%), Dacia Duster (+89%), VW Passat (+36%) and Hyundai Tucson (+94%) while the VW Tiguan tops them all with a 27-fold increase to #11.

Previous post: Slovenia February 2017: Renault up 67%, Hyundai Tucson on podium

One year ago: Slovenia April 2016: Clio and Captur shine, Hyundai up 60%

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Slovenia February 2017: Renault up 67%, Hyundai Tucson on podium

The Hyundai Tucson is up to third place in February in Slovenia. 

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New car sales in Slovenia are up by a splendid 19% year-on-year to 5.680 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 15% to 12.152. In the brands ranking, Renault (+67%) misses out on the top spot by just one unit at 844 vs. 845 for Volkswagen (+10%). Skoda (+3%), Opel (-11%) and Ford (+9%) round up the Top 5 but it’s Hyundai (+68%), Nissan (+75%) and Dacia (+97%) that fare the best in the Top 10, with Citroen also up a strong 40% in 10th place. Further down, notice Suzuki (+42%), Mercedes (+42%), Mini (+79%) and Honda (+160%). The Renault Clio (+138%) retains the Top spot it held both in January and for the past 19 years, ahead of the Skoda Octavia (-12%) while the Hyundai Tucson soars 127% to land at #3, the nameplate’s second podium finish in the past three months. The VW Tiguan is up 8-fold year-on-year thanks to the new generation but down one spot on January to #5 while further down the Dacia Sandero is up 288%, the Fiat 500X up 223%, the Hyundai i20 up 214% and the Citroen C3 up 154%.

Previous month: Slovenia January 2017: Dacia Sandero and VW Tiguan take off

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

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