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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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Slovenia October 2013: Renault places 4 models in Top 6

November 9th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Captur Slovenia October 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Captur ranks within the Slovenian Top 10 for the third consecutive month.

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October marks the 7th consecutive month of year-on-year growth for new car sales in Slovenia, up a flamboyant 23% to 4,600 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 44,353 units, up 4% on 2012. Traditionally the #1 brand in the country thanks its local assembly line, Renault is the big winner this month as it does even better than usual, doubling its sales compared to October 2012 to 949 units and a huge 20.6% market share. The French manufacturer even places 4 models inside the Top 6 this month, way better than at home in France! After being passed by the Scenic last month, the Clio reclaims the top spot thanks to 338 sales and 7.3%, the Scenic is down to #3 but still strong at 5.5%, the Megane is up to #4 at 3.3% and the Captur delivers its third month in a row inside the Top 10 at #6 with 2.9%.

Hyundai i30 Slovenia October 2013Hyundai i30

The VW Golf, although #2 like year-to-date, delivers its best share this year so far at 6% (also reached last February), the Skoda Octavia is up to #5 with 3.3% share, one full percentage point above its year-to-date level, the Hyundai i30 is up a magnificent 24 spots on last month to land at #7, the Toyota Yaris is up 20 to #9, Seat Leon up 23 to #14, VW Tiguan up 9 to #16 vs. #37 year-to-date, Citroen DS3 up 11 to #27 and the Peugeot 2008 is up to a best-ever #33 with 41 sales and 0.9%.

Previous month: Slovenia September 2013: Renault Scenic jumps to #1, Captur #6

One year ago: Slovenia October 2012: Peugeot 208 on podium

Full October 2013 Top 85 models and Top 33 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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

October 28th, 2013 No comments

Renault Scenic Slovenia September 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Scenic is the most popular model in Slovenia this month.

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Great news coming from Slovenia this month: new car sales are up a massive 24% year-on-year to 3,990 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 39,821 units, now up 3% on 2012. Big event atop the models ranking: for only the second time ever after July 2012, the Renault Scenic snatches the Slovenian pole position thanks to an all-time record 7.1% market share and 282 sales. The Renault Clio is down to #2 at 246 units and 6.2% but remains #1 year-to-date by far with 3,093 sales and 7.8%. The VW Golf is up one rank on August to #3, the Kia Cee’d down 2 to #4 and the VW Polo stable at #5.

Renault Captur Slovenia September 2013Renault Captur

The second event inside the Slovenian Top 10 this month is the excellent 6th place of the Renault Captur with 130 sales and 3.3% share, its new best ranking/volume/share in the country beating the #9 it hit last month. Slovenia remains one of only 3 countries in the world where the Captur has already broken into the monthly Top 10 with France and Portugal. Notice also the Dacia Duster #10 again vs. #23 year-to-date, the Ford Focus up to #12 vs. #27, Seat Ibiza up 34 ranks to #19 and Skoda Citigo up 36 to #30.

Previous month: Slovenia August 2013: Kia Cee’d threatens Renault Clio, Captur in Top 10

One year ago: Slovenia September 2012: Renault Clio and Scenic on top

Full September 2013 Top 80 models Ranking Table below.

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Slovenia August 2013: Kia Cee’d threatens Renault Clio reign, Captur in Top10

September 7th, 2013 3 comments

Kia Cee'd Slovenia August 2013Kia Cee’d

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Finally some great news coming from Southern Europe: the Slovenian new car market is up a very robust 10% year-on-year in August to 3,373 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 35,831 units, up 1% on 2012. The trend we have observed last month intensifies: the Kia Cee’d tests new heights in Slovenia and sells 233 units for a record 6.9% market share, that’s only 17 sales below the country’s traditional leader the Renault Clio at 250 units and 7.4%. The Cee’d is however still #3 year-to-date below the VW Golf, down to #4 this month.

Renault Slovenia August 2013. Picture courtesy of www.auto-motor-und-sport.deSlovenia is the only country outside France so far where the Renault Captur is inside the Top 10.

The Renault Scenic also impresses: it is up 10 ranks on July to land on the third step of the podium with 171 sales and 5.1%. The other big event this month is Slovenia is the Renault Captur up 7 spots to break into the Top 10 for the first time at #9 with 68 sales and 2% share, making Slovenia the first country in the world (apart France) to welcome the Captur inside the Top 10. Notice also the Dacia Duster up 12 to #10, the BMW 3 Series up 15 to #16, BMW 5 Series up to #18, VW Tiguan up 23 to #21 and the Mini Countryman up to #24.

Previous post: Slovenia July 2013: Kia Cee’d and Fiat 500L shine

One year ago: Slovenia August 2012: Renault Clio back to #1, Peugeot 208 #7

Full August 2013 Top 85 models and Top 45 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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

August 10th, 2013 1 comment

Kia Cee'd Slovenia July 2013Kia Cee’d

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 3% year-on-year in July to 4,229 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total into positive, but just: at 32,458 sales it is up 0.05% or 26 units over 2012! The Renault Clio is sovereign once again with 317 sales and 7.5%, reinforcing its 2013 leadership at 2,597 units and 8%, but this month’s hero is the Kia Cee’d, up to a massive 5.6% market share thanks to 236 sales. The Cee’d is still #3 year-to-date below the VW Golf but should be able to fight for a second spot over the Full Year 2013 if it keeps at these stratospheric levels. The VW Golf, Polo and Renault Megane follow.

Fiat 500L Slovenia July 2013Fiat 500L

The other surprise this month in Slovenia is the Fiat 500L, produced in neighbouring Serbia, up from nowhere (read outside the June Top 70) directly inside the Top 10 at #10 with 82 sales and 1.9%, making Slovenia the third country in the world where the 500L has broken into the Top 10 so far with Italy and Serbia. Notice also the Hyundai i30 up 7 spots to #7, the Peugeot 3008 up 15 to #14, Renault Captur down 3 to #16, Fiat Panda up to #19 vs. #37 year-to-date, Skoda Superb up to #23 vs. #55, Opel Insignia up 25 to #26 and the Peugeot 2008 up 7 to #38.

Previous month: Slovenia June 2013: Renault Clio shoots up to 12% share

One year ago: Slovenia July 2012: Renault Scenic in pole position for the first time

Full July 2013 Top 60 Ranking Table below.

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

July 5th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Clio Slovenia June 2013Renault Clio

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The Slovenian new car market confirms it is now back in shape, delivering its third consecutive month of year-on-year growth at a very healthy +17% in June to 5,845 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total up to an almost identical level compared to the first 6 months of 2012 at 28,229 units, down 0.3%. Exceptional score of the locally-produced Renault Clio this month: it grabs a huge 12.3% market share thanks to 718 sales, which is almost 2.5 times as much as the #2. Note the last 3 generations of the model are included in this tally. The Kia Cee’d is the other outstanding performer this month, up one further spot to land in 2nd place at 292 units and 5% share, which pushes it up to #3 year-to-date, passing the VW Polo. The VW Golf rounds up the podium this month at 4.5% but remains #2 year-to-date at 5%.

Kia Ceed Slovenia June 2013Kia Cee’d

In 4th place, the Renault Scenic maintains itself at very solid levels with 240 sales and 4.1% vs. 2.8% year-to-date, the Kia Sportage is up 5 spots to #8, the Opel Zafira up a massive 36 ranks to #11 and the Renault Captur is up one to #13 which still makes Slovenia its 2nd best-performing country in the world so far after France where it ranks #4 this month. Further down, notice the Hyundai i30 up 29 spots to #14, the Opel Mokka up 7 to #22, BMW X3 up from outside the Top 70 to #23, Alfa Romeo Giulietta up to #43 and the Peugeot 2008 breaking into the Slovenian Top 50 for the first time at #45.

Previous month: Slovenia May 2013: Renault Captur up to #15

One year ago: Slovenia June 2012: Renault Megane hits highest ever share

Full June 2013 Top 70 Ranking Table below.

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Slovenia May 2013: Renault Captur up to #15

June 10th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Captur Slovenia May 2013Renault Captur

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Things are starting to get a little rosier for new car sales in Slovenia: after losing ground year-on-year for almost two years straight, the Slovenian new car market lodges its second consecutive month on year-on-year growth in May at +5% to 4,914 registrations. The year-to-date total is however still in negative at -4% and 22,384 units. The Renault Clio is in pole position for the 10th time in a row with 296 sales and 6%, ahead of the VW Golf at 257 units and 5.2% and the Kia Cee’d up 2 spots to an excellent third position with 228 sales and 4.6%. The Renault Scenic is up 2 to #4 at 3.7%, way above its 2013 YTD level of 2.4%.

The best performer this month is the all-new Renault Captur, landing directly in 15th place for its first full month in market at 71 units and 1.4%. This is the Captur’s second best ranking anywhere in the world below the #13 it reached in France this month. Other great performers include the Fiat 500 brilliantly maintaining itself inside the Slovenian Top 10 at #9 with 90 sales including 86 cabriolets, the BMW 3 Series up 17 ranks to #12, the Seat Leon up 13 to #18 and the Mini Countryman up to #28.

Previous month: Slovenia April 2013: Market up for the first time in almost 2 years

One year ago: Slovenia May 2012: BMW 3 Series up to #9

Full May 2013 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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