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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

Full September 2014 Top 100 models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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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

Full August 2o14 Top 80 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

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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