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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

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

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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

Full April 2014 Top 100 models and Top 33 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full March 2014 Top 80 models and Top 33 brands Ranking Tables below.

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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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Slovenia: 2003-2013 Historical Data now available

February 25th, 2014 No comments

Renault Clio SloveniaThe Renault Clio has been the best-seller in Slovenia for at least the last 16 years.

Detailed Slovenian Historical Data covering the last decade is now available on BestSellingCarsBlog, with the Renault Clio dominating the sales charts over the period, and even since all the way back to 1998 when the 2nd generation started being produced locally. French models are truly successful here: the Peugeot 206 ranked 2nd in 2003 and 2004, the Renault Megane did so in 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Renault Scenic in 2006 and Peugeot 207 in 2007. The Fiat Punto and Kia Cee’d have also been very popular over the past 5 years in the country.

Slovenia Historical Data:

Slovenia 2003-2004: Clio and 206 dominate

Slovenia 2005: Clio, Megane and Golf on podium

Slovenia 2006: podium 100% Renault with Clio, Scenic and Megane

Slovenia 2007: Clio, 207 and Punto on top

Slovenia 2008: Clio, Punto and 207 dominate, Kia Ceed #8

Slovenia 2009: Fiat Punto and Kia Cee’d threaten Clio’s leadership

Slovenia 2010: Renault Clio and Megane dominate

Slovenia 2011: Renault Clio leads for 14th consecutive year

Slovenia 2012: Renault Clio celebrates 15 years on top

Slovenia 2013: Renault Clio up 36%, Kia Cee’d on podium

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

February 13th, 2014 1 comment

Renault Captur Slovenia January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frRenault Captur

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New car sales in Slovenia celebrates 10 consecutive months of year-on-year growth in January, up 6% to 4,646 registrations. And there’s a lot of movement in a models ranking traditionally relatively stable. Firstly, the VW Polo takes the lead for the first time in recent memory (after the Golf did just that last month) thanks to 225 sales and 4.8% share, followed by the VW Golf at 208 units and 4.5%. Then the Renault Captur shoots up 11 spots on December to land on the podium at #3, its best ranking so far in Slovenia and in fact its best ranking in the world this month (it is #5 in France), with 189 sales and 4.1% share. This would all be good and well, except it also means that for the very first time the Captur is above Slovenia’s perennial leader the Renault Clio, down to #5 and 4% this month. Notice also the Skoda Octavia at #4, Skoda Rapid at #7, Dacia Sandero at #11, VW Tiguan at #13 and Peugeot 2008 at #26.

Previous post: Slovenia Full Year 2013: Renault Clio up 36%, Kia Cee’d on podium

Previous month: Slovenia December 2013: VW Golf leads, Skoda Rapid up to #4

One year ago: Slovenia January 2013: Fiat 500L and Dacia Lodgy inside Top 20

Full January 2014 Top 100 models and Top 34 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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

January 8th, 2014 No comments

Kia Ceed Slovenia 2013Sales of Kia Cee’d doubled year-on-year in 2013 in Slovenia.

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 5% on a very difficult 2012 to 50,678 registrations, and if the most popular model is the Renault Clio for the 16th consecutive year thanks to sales up a fantastic 36% to 3,944 and 7.8% share, there is a lot of change below. Firstly let’s notice a very rare case of ‘de-fragmentation’ in Slovenia this year: the Top 10 models account for 33.6% of the market vs. 29.4% in 2012… This is because many best-sellers display explosive growth in 2013, starting with the VW Golf up 77% and two spots year-on-year to land in second place with 2,551 units and 5%, even topping the monthly charts in December.

Renault Clio Slovenia 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Clio celebrates 16 consecutive years atop the Slovenian sales charts.

The Kia Cee’d is the best performing model in the Top 10, doubling its sales vs. 2012 and up 9 ranks to third position with 1,811 sales and 3.6% share, even threatening the Clio for pole position in August. It is followed by the VW Polo down one to #4, the Renault Scenic up 56% to #5 and #1 in September and the Skoda Octavia up 12% but down one spot to #6. Other great performers this year in Slovenia include the Kia Sportage up 7 ranks to #12, Hyundai i30 up 28% to #13, Citroen C4 up 58% to #16, Fiat 500 up an incredible 641% to #19, the Ford B-Max landing at #26 for its first full year of sales and the Seat Leon up 181% to #31.

Renault Captur Slovenia 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Captur is the most successful all-new model of 2013 in Slovenia.

The best-selling all new model this year is by far the Renault Captur, landing directly at a splendid 14th place which is its 2nd best worldwide ranking in 2013 after France! It sells 748 units for a 1.5% market share and even broke into the monthly Top 5 in November…  Below we have the Skoda Rapid at #38 (but #4 in December), Fiat 500L at #42, Citroen C-Elysee at #55 and the Peugeot 2008 at #75.

Previous post: Slovenia December 2013: VW Golf leads, Skoda Rapid up to #4

Previous year: Slovenia Full Year 2012: Renault Clio celebrates 15 years on top

Two years ago: Slovenia Full Year 2011: Renault Clio leads for 14th consecutive year

Full Year 2013 Top 100 models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovenia December 2013: VW Golf leads, Skoda Rapid up to #4

January 8th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Rapid Slovenia December 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid

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9th consecutive month of year-on-year growth for new car sales in Slovenia definitely back on track: up 4% to 2,599 registrations which brings the final 2013 total to 50,878 units, up 5% on 2012. Surprise in pole position: the VW Golf leads the Slovenian sales charts for the first time in recent memories with 131 units and 5% share, taking advantage of a particularly weak month from perennial leader the Renault Clio, #2 with 108 sales and 4.2% vs. 7.8% over the Full Year. The Skoda Octavia even manages to rank equal-#2 with the Clio, while the Skoda Rapid makes its very first appearance inside the monthly Slovenian Top 5 at #4 with 85 units and 3.3% vs. #38 in 2013. Other great performers this month include the Fiat 500 up 5 spots on November to #6, the Toyota Auris up 24 to #7, Dacia Duster up 52 to #8, Citroen C4 up 14 to #9 and the Opel Zafira up 24 to #11. Finally, notice the very first Great Wall sold in Slovenia this month, most probably imported from Bulgaria where the brand now assembles.

Previous month: Slovenia November 2013: Renault Captur breaks into Top 5

One year ago: Slovenia December 2012: Fiat Panda and Nissan Juke shoot up

Full December 2013 Top 50 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovenia November 2013: Renault Captur breaks into Top 5

December 9th, 2013 No comments

Renault Captur Slovenia November 2013. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frRenault Captur

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The Slovenian new car market continues to find his ground again, up year-on-year for the 8th consecutive month in November at +6% to 3,926 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 48,279 units, up 5% on 2012. The Renault Clio is unassailable once again atop the sales charts, breaking the 10% market share barrier at 10.3% and 405 sales, more than double any other model in the country this month. The VW Golf ranks #2 like year-to-date at 194 units and 4.9% and is followed this month by its little sister the VW Polo up 5 spots on October to #3 with 182 sales and 4.6% while the Skoda Octavia gains two further ranks to #4.

Skoda Rapid Slovenia November 2013The Skoda Rapid breaks into the Slovenian Top 10 for the first time this month.

The big news this month is the arrival inside the Slovenian monthly Top 5 of the Renault Captur after 3 months in a row inside the Top 10, up one spot on October to #5 with a record 138 sales and 3.5% share. Slovenia therefore becomes only the second country in the world after France to welcome the Captur in its Top 5… The Hyundai i30 also shines at #6, as does the Skoda Rapid up a mammoth 46 ranks to break into the Top 10 for the first time at #9. Notice also the Fiat Panda up 33 spots to #10, the Fiat 500 up 43 to #11, Dacia Lodgy up to a best-ever #12, Seat Ibiza up 15 to #15 and the Citroen DS3 up a further 3 to #24 vs. #43 year-to-date

Previous month: Slovenia October 2013: Renault places 4 models in Top 6

One year ago: Slovenia November 2012: Opel Mokka & Peugeot 301 deliver world-best performances

Full November 2013 Top 90 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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