Netherlands July 2015: Peugeot 308, VW Golf and Renault Clio win

August 4th, 2015 No comments

Peugeot 308 Netherlands June 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Peugeot 308 is the best-selling model in the Netherlands.

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The Dutch new car market enjoys a second consecutive month of very dynamic sales at +14% year-on-year in July to 33.913 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 235.330 units, up 3% on 2014. Volkswagen still reigns supreme on the brands ranking, more than doubling the market growth at +33% to 4.665 sales and 13.8% share, followed by Peugeot at 8.7% (-3%), Renault at 7.3% (+11%) and Ford at 6.2% (+30%) while Volvo is down 23% but up 4 spots on June to #5. Citroen (+38%), BMW (+27%), Hyundai (+150%), Suzuki (+91%), Mazda (+155%), Porsche (+68%) and Tesla (+271%) also shine while Smart is up 11-fold thanks to the new Forfour.

Volvo V40 Netherlands July 2015Volvo V40

A heavy caveat to new car sales in the Netherlands must be displayed each month: these are heavily skewed by the government attributing preferential pricing to eco-friendly trims, which impacts not just the car’s price but also the overall amount of tax the car buyer is paying. This has had such a drastic impact on the models sold in the Netherlands that some nameplates (e.g. the Mitsubishi Outlander) sell over half their European totals here. There is now talk of ending these practices in 2016.  In this context, the Peugeot 308 manages to be the best-selling nameplate in the country for the 8th time in the past 12 months thanks to 1.455 sales and 4.3% share vs. 1.378 and 4.1% for the VW Golf and 1.364 and 4% for the Renault Clio.

Opel Karl Netherlands July 2015Opel Karl

Year-to-date, the VW Golf leads at 8.902 deliveries above the Renault Clio (8.816) and VW Polo (7.530) while the Peugeot 308 (6.869) is stuck in 4th position because of a slow start to the year. The Volvo V40 confirms its return to grace in 4th place in July, while the Toyota Auris and Hyundai i10 are both up 7 spots on June to #7 and #10 respectively, the Skoda Octavia is up 9 to #14, the Mercedes C-Class up to #16 vs. #27 year-to-date, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer up to #21 vs. #38 and the Skoda Fabia up to #22 vs. #42. Finally, for its third appearance in the Dutch ranking the Opel Karl is up 29 spots to #36 with 292 deliveries.

Previous month: Netherlands June 2015: Peugeot 308 leads, Golf above Clio YTD

One year ago: Netherlands July 2014: Volvo V40 and Peugeot 308 on top

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France July 2015: Renault down to historically low 14.7% share

August 4th, 2015 2 comments

Peugeot 208 France July 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frFreshly facelifted, the Peugeot 208 is the best-selling model in France this month.

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After gaining 15% in June, the French new car market returns to a much more modest growth in July at just +2% on what was the weakest July in 20 years in 2014 to 147.132 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 1.164.625 units, up 5.6% on 2014. For only the third time in the past 18 months after May and July 2014, Peugeot is the most popular brand at home thanks to sales outpacing the market at +8% to 26.767 units and 18.2%. Meanwhile Renault drops 11% to 21.588 deliveries and just 14.7% share, exactly nine percentage points below its June level of 23.7% and a historical low for Renault, pulling its year-to-date below 20% at 230.192 units vs. 17.4% and 202.696 for Peugeot. No real reason to worry for Renault however as this weak performance appears to be mostly the result of a particularly aggressive sales front-loading in June in advance of the summer holidays, including demo sales of the Kadjar.

Peugeot 308 France July 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Peugeot 308 stops just 143 units short of a first monthly win at home.

Below, Citroen is stable at 17.789 deliveries and 12.1% in third place, Volkswagen is up 3% to 8.2% and Dacia is stable at 5.6%. Toyota (+11%), Fiat (+26%), Mercedes (+17%), Kia (+10%) and Hyundai (+44%) are the best performers in the Top 20, with Jeep (+409%) still lodging euphoric sales data thanks to the Renegade however plateauing at #58. In line with its dominant market share, Peugeot places three nameplates in the Top 4: the 208 follows the market (+3%) to take the lead with 6.585 sales and 4.5%, distancing the Renault Clio IV (-11%) 29 units at 6.556.

Renault Kadjar France July 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frSecond consecutive month inside the Top 20 for the Renault Kadjar.

The Peugeot 308 (+22%) is up to #3 with 6.442 deliveries and 4.4% share – neither generation of 308 had ever been that close to the French pole position before – just 143 sales. As a result, it overtakes the Captur again for the third spot year-to-date, while the 2008 is up one rank on May to #4 and 13% year-on-year to 4.782 sales and 3.3% vs. 3.650 and 2.5% (-16%) for the Captur. Efficient month for the Citroen C4 Picasso up three spots to #6 overall with 2.9% share and up two year-to-date to #8 with 28.893 deliveries vs. 29.902 for its archenemy the Renault Scénic, down 5 ranks to #11 in July.

Mercedes CLA France July 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frMercedes CLA sales double year-on-year in France thanks to the new Shooting Brake.

The Dacia Sandero is up 18% to #7, the Toyota Yaris up 28% to #15, the Peugeot 508 up 31% to #18 and the Renault Kadjar stays among the 20 most popular nameplates at home at #19 with 1.913 deliveries, now that ‘real’ sales are starting to kick in – read non-demo sales. The Opel Mokka is up 39% #23, the Renault Twingo plunges 17 spots on June to #24, the Mercedes A-Class is back up 13 ranks to #34, the Renault Espace is robust at #35 and 1.096 deliveries and the Fiat 500X drops 8 spots to #38, still the brand’s 2nd best-seller below the 500 (#20).

BMW 216dThe BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is about to break into the French Top 50.

Notice also the VW Passat up 48% to #39, the Seat Leon up 47% to #41, Toyota RAV4 up 40% to #42, Nissan X-Trail up 83% to #47, Renault Zoé up 134% to #51, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer up to #53 vs. #82 year-to-date, the Mercedes GLA up 42% to #60, Mercedes CLA up 97% to #70 and the Ford Ecosport up 20 spots on June to #74.

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Previous month: France June 2015: Renault Kadjar, Captur and Espace fuel up

One year ago: France July 2014: Citroen C4 Cactus in Top 20 in worst July since 1984

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Spain July 2015: VW Golf surges to pole position

August 4th, 2015 1 comment

VW Golf Spain July 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe VW Golf is the best-selling model in Spain this month.

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Spanish new car sales are evolving at their highest level in six years in July, crossing the 100.000 annual mark for the month for the first time since 2009 at 103.524 registrations, up a splendid 24% year-on-year and lifting the year-to-date total to 662.083 units, up 23% on 2014. Keep in mind these very substantial gains have a lot to do with a scrappage scheme that has been extended to last the entire year. If Volkswagen keeps the lead of the brands ranking despite sales up just 11% to 9.520 and 9.2% share, Peugeot surges 4 spots on June to land in 2nd place thanks to deliveries up 40% to 7.826. The French manufacturer is followed by compatriots Renault (+19%) and Citroen (+32%) with domestic carmaker Seat struggling in 5th position (+4%) but staying at #2 year-to-date.

Citroen C4 Cactus Spain July 2015The Citroen C4 Cactus continues to be more successful in Spain than in France.

The list of manufacturers outpacing the market to display explosive gains in Spain this month is long: BMW (+32%), Audi (+36%), Toyota (+38%), Nissan (+41%), Honda (+42%), Volvo (+49%), Mitsubishi (+50%), Mazda (+51%), Lexus (+52%), Skoda (+60%), Porsche (+75%) all impress, whereas Smart (+149%), Jaguar (+203%) and Jeep (+265%) literally take off. Over on the models ranking, the VW Golf is up 8 ranks on June to snap up the top spot for the first time since January 2014 thanks to 3.015 sales and 2.9%, it remains 4th year-to-date however. The Seat Leon is knocked down to 2nd place at 2.923 units and 2.8% and holds onto its 2015 pole position at 22.468 sales and 3.4% above its little sister the Seat Ibiza at 21.944 and 3.3%. The VW Polo rounds up the podium both in July and year-to-date.

Jaguar XE Spain July 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Jaguar XE is already knocking on the Spanish Top 100 this month.

Strong showings of the Nissan Qashqai at #6 (+9 on June), the Peugeot 308 at #8 (+5), Opel Astra at #9 (+3) and VW Tiguan at #12 (+18). The Citroen C4 Cactus, assembled locally in Madrid, is up 5 spots on last month to return to its all-time best ranking at #15 with 1.636 sales and 1.6%, a position it also held last March. Notice also the Ford Ka up 36 ranks to #21, the Mercedes GLA up 21 to #37 and the Renault Kadjar slicing its June ranking in two to break into the Spanish Top 50 at #43. Further down, the new Hyundai Tucson lands directly at #95 with 291 sales, the Jaguar XE is up 65 spots to a cool #107 ranking, the Mazda CX-3 is up a shy 4 ranks to #131, the Opel Karl up 34 to #154 and the Ssangyong Tivoli up 24 to #171.

Previous post: Spain 1st Half 2015: Seat Leon above Ibiza in market up 23%

Previous month: Spain June 2015: Seat Leon back in charge

One year ago: Spain July 2014: Seat Leon dominates ahead of VW Polo

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Hungary July 2015: Suzuki Vitara new best-seller

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Suzuki Vitara Hungary July 2015The Suzuki Vitara is the best-selling nameplate in Hungary in July.

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New car sales in Hungary are up a robust 15% year-on-year in July to 7.030 registrations, 8.420 including LCVs. Ford dominates the brands ranking with 10.7% share above Opel, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Skoda but the main event in Hungary this month is the thunderous arrival in pole position of the locally-produced Suzuki Vitara with a stunning 425 sales and 6% share, and this for its 6th month on sale in the country. Total instant blockbuster status for the SUV which has taken the Hungarian market by storm. The 2015 leader, the Skoda Octavia, is knocked down to 2nd place at 5.3% share with the Ford Focus (+1) and Opel Astra (-2) following. The Kia Cee’d surges up to 5th place, the Ford Mondeo remains inside the Top 10 while the Swift (#7) and SX4 S-Cross (#9) make it 3 Suzukis in the July Top 10.

Previous month: Hungary June 2015: Suzuki Vitara on podium

One year ago: Hungary July 2014: Opel Astra confirms pole position

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Sweden July 2015: VW Golf teases Volvo V70 in record market

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VW Golf Sweden July 2015The VW Golf Estate variant is particularly successful in Sweden.

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The Swedish new car market is going from strength to strength this year: up year-on-year for the 19th consecutive month at +17% in July to 23.904 registrations, the highest July score since records began in Sweden in 1970. The year-to-date total now stands at 191.888 units, up 11% on 2014. As it gains slightly less ground than the market at +15% to 4.260 deliveries, domestic manufacturer Volvo is under threat from Volkswagen, up 45% to 4.061 sales. Audi (+13%) and Kia (+21%) overtake Toyota (+8%) and BMW (+9%) while Mercedes (+41%), Nissan (+38%), Fiat (+31%), Citroen (+47%) and Mazda (+39%) impress.

Tesla Model S Sweden July 2015. Picture courtesy of autobild.deTesla Model S

This Volvo-Volkswagen situation is mirrored in the models ranking where the Volvo V70 (+23%) is teased by the VW Golf (+74%) at 1.696 and 1.652 sales respectively. The Volvo XC60 is also very strong +54% while the VW Passat drops by 20% year-on-year despite the arrival of the new generation in dealerships. In fact, most Volkswagen nameplates display explosive gains this month, the result of an aggressive promotion campaign: the Polo is up 4-fold to 5th place, the Tiguan up 88% to #16, the Touran up 4-fold to #27 and the Touareg up 268% to #51. Notice also the Skoda Fabia up 87% to #9, the Nissan Qashqai up 72% to #11, the Audi A3 up 75% to #12, the new generation Volvo XC90 up 4 spots on June to #22 and the Tesla Model S up 506% on July 2014 to #62.

Previous month: Sweden May 2015: Volvo XC90 remains outside Top 20

One year ago: Sweden July 2014: Audi A6 back inside Top 10

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Taiwan July 2015: Toyota RAV4 and Mazda3 shine

August 3rd, 2015 2 comments

Mazda3 Taiwan July 2015. Picture courtesy u-car.com.twThe Mazda3 leaps to 6th place overall in Taiwan in July.

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The Taiwanese new car market is up 3% year-on-year in July to 46.803 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 263.130 units, also up 3% on 2014. Toyota is even stronger than usual in the brands ranking, accounting for over one-third of the market at 33.7% share vs. 29.4% year-to-date, while Nissan (11.4%) is back above Mitsubishi (9%) so far in 2015. Mazda is up 3 spots to #4 and 5.7%, mainly thanks to the Mazda3 up to #6 this month and the CX-5 up to #18. Notice also local manufacturer Luxgen strong at #9 and 3.7% share. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla remains sovereign with a higher-than-average market share at 11.6% vs. 10.2% year-to-date, with the Toyota RAV4 also particularly popular this month in 2nd place and 5.9% vs. 4.4%. In fact the entire Top 5 is identical to the year-to-date ranking with the Toyota Yaris, Wish and Nissan Tiida in tow. The Nissan X-Trail stays inside the Top 10 at #9 and is now #19 year-to-date, the Lexus NX ranks at an excellent 25th place and the Porsche Cayenne is at #52 above the Macan at #55.

Previous month: Taiwan May 2015: Nissan X-Trail stays in Top 5

One year ago: Taiwan July 2014: Toyota Vios now clear #2 below Toyota Corolla

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Iran July 2015: Full production figures now available

August 3rd, 2015 1 comment

Pars Khodro Brilliance H330The locally-produced Brilliance H330 displays a Pars Khodro logo in Iran.

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For the first time in over a year, we resume sharing full production figures for Iran here at BSCB. We are adding bonus data: the very interesting and fast-moving pickup market. The next few months and years will be absolutely fascinating to follow in Iran with the opening of the market following the end of economic sanctions and you can read a summary of what’s to come in our Strategy report: What future for the Iranian new car market. July 2015 roughly corresponds to Tir, the 4th month of the year 1394 in the Persian calendar. Total production in Iran over the period, hits 92.457 units, down 10% year-on-year but this is mainly due to a handful of high profile nameplates still ramping up their production capacity whereas the ones they replace are winding down, such as the Saipa Tiba and Iran Khodro Arisun as we detail further down. Year-to-date, Iranian production is up a healthy 8% to 356.239 units.

JAC S5 Iran July 2015. Picture courtesy donyayekhodro.comThe JAC S5 is the 10th most produced car in Iran this month.

The top of the production charts looks very familiar with the Saipa Pride back to pole position despite tumbling down 31% year-on-year to 17.140 units above the Peugeot Pars (+14%), 206 (+13%) and 405 (-1%). The Iran Khodro Samand continues to lose steam (-8%) as does the Runna (-57%), their combined fall (2.379 units) not quite compensated yet by the arrival of the Dena at 2.143 units and 8.437 year-to-date.

Lifan X50 Iran July 2015. Picture courtesy news.auto.ruThe Lifan X50 is already in Iran.

Having now access to a complete car production data sheet, the biggest change compared to 18 months ago is the increased number of Chinese models assembled locally: no less than 17 out of 30! Their combined 32.470 units year-to-date is up a whopping 50% on the same period a year ago and earn them just under 10% of the total Iranian car production so far this year… JAC brilliantly places two models in the Top 10: the J5 sedan at #9 and the S5 SUV at #10, Lifan has the X60 SUV at #12 and already kick-started local assembly of the X50 (145 units in July) only 8 months after its Chinese launch. Brilliance just inaugurated two new assembly lines in partnership with Saipa/Pars Khodro last May and already sees the H330 at #15 and the H230 at #20, totalling 1.502 units so far this year.

Iran Khodro Arisun Pickup. Picture courtesy danamotor.irOver 6.000 Iran Khodro Arisun have rolled out assembly lines so far.

The Iranian pickups production charts is a fascinating find as virtually every nameplate is unknown outside the country. We are currently witnessing a once-in-three-decades change of guard as far as Iranian pickups go – no less! The first Iranian car, the Iran Khodro Paykan based on the 1967 Hillman Hunter, which stayed in productiopn from 1967 to 2005, had a pickup variant called the Bardo which survived until April this year. It was replaced by the Peugeot 405-based Arisun, of which 6.338 units have been assembled so far including 1.916 in July.

Zamyad Z24. Picture courtesy news.irThe Zamyad Z24, a 1970 Nissan Junior, is still in production in Iran…

This is not enough to snap the pickup pole position yet, an honour that goes to the Zamyad Z24/28. Zamyad is a manufacturer specialised in commercial vehicles founded in 1963 and part of Saipa since 1998. The Z24/28 is a license-built version of the 1970-1980 Nissan Junior. In third place we have the Saipa 151 which is none other than a mini pickup variant of the Saipa Pride – itself a 1986 Kia Pride.

Bahman Mazda 2000 Iran. Picture courtesy khodrobank.ir…as is the Bahman Mazda 2000, a 1977 Mazda B-Series.

Another “tried-and-tested” design still in production in Iran is the Bahman-Mazda 2000, in fact the 1977-1985 Mazda B-Series… The Bahman Group, originally a transportation operator and customs clearance agent founded in 1952, started assembling Mazda three-wheeled pickups in 1959…

Zamyad Padra Iran. Picture courtesy persiankhodro.comThe Zamyad Padra is a rebadged Tianqi Meiya TM1020F…

In 4th place with a reasonable 930 units produced in July is the Bahman Capra. Under this mysterious appellation hides the ZX Auto Grand Tiger, made famous by its active role in the Libyan war. The Pars Khodro Rich (#5), Great Wall Wingle (#7) are two additional Chinese pickups currently assembled in Iran. They are all joined this month by the all-new Zamyad Padra – in fact a rebadged Tianqi Meiya TM1020F… Well, we hope you learn something today!

Previous post: STRATEGY: What future for the Iranian new car market

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Italy 1st Half 2015: SUV craze energises market up 15%

August 3rd, 2015 No comments

Fiat 500X Italy June 2015The Fiat 500X is one of seven SUVs in the Italian Top 20 vs. just 3 a year ago.

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After seven consecutive years of decline ended in 2014 with a shy 3% improvement, the Italian new car market returns to dynamic growth with sales up 15% or 114.000 units over the First Half of 2015 to 872.951 registrations. Fiat flies slightly under the market at +13%, resulting in a reduced 20.9% market share (21.3% a year ago) while Volkswagen drops to 7.6% due to sales up just 8%. The entire Top 7 brands are unchanged vs. last year with Ford, Renault (+19%), Opel (+18%) and Peugeot (+17%) all registering similarly above average year-on-year gains whereas Toyota is up just 10% at #7. Nissan shoots up 23% and 3 spots to #8, while Dacia (+30%), Kia (+26%), Jeep (+269%), Smart (+49%), Seat (+31%), Porsche (+33%), Mitsubishi (+47%) and Lexus (+108%) all out-perform the market by a wide margin.

Fiat Panda Italy June 2015The Fiat Panda now sells double any other nameplate at home.

In the models ranking, the Fiat Panda is comfortably headed towards a 4th consecutive year at #1, even outpacing the market with sales up 18% to 66.177 units, now accounting for more than double the sales of any other nameplate: the Fiat 500L follows at 32.391 above the Lancia Ypsilon (+2) at 31.751, the Fiat Punto at 31.164 and the Fiat 500 at 26.808. The Renault Clio (+11%) remains the most popular foreigner ahead of the Ford Fiesta (+13%), VW Golf (+2%), VW Polo (+16%) and Toyota Yaris (+10%).

Jeep Renegade Italy June 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Jeep Renegade redefines Jeep’s success in Italy (#18).

Even though they are absent from the YTD Top 10 for now, the most significant long-term trend at play in Italy this year is the intensifying of the SUV/crossover shift. From just 3 a year ago, the number of SUV/crossovers inside the Italian Top 20 shoots up to 7 in 2015 so far. The Nissan Qashqai (#12) and Opel Mokka at +69% (#14) lead the way year-to-date but will be soon overtaken by the all-new Fiat 500X, #15 for now but breaking into the monthly Top 10 in April (#10) and leading the SUV/crossover charge ever since. The Renault Captur at +43% (#16), Jeep Renegade new at #18, Dacia Duster at +40% (#19) and Peugeot 2008 (#20) complete the picture, but let’s not count out the Kia Sportage at +41% (#24) and Ford Ecosport (#36).

Mini Italy June 2015Mini Hatch sales are up 3-fold on 2014 in Italy.

Other nameplates making themselves noticed in Italy over the First Half of 2015 include the Peugeot 308 doubling its sales year-on-year to land at #23 with 9.783 units, the Toyota Aygo up 56% to #28 thanks to its new generation, the Hyundai i20 up 147% to #35, the Renault Twingo up 91% to #38, the Mini up 3-fold to #40 thanks to the new 5-door variant and Mercedes C-Class up 130% to #46. Finally, let’s notice the all-new Citroen C4 Cactus (#52) and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (#56) stopping short off a Top 50 ranking for now, but chances are this will change by the time 2015 comes to an end.

Previous month: Italy June 2015: Citroen C4 Cactus and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer up

Q1 2015 update: Italy 1st Quarter 2015: Jeep Renegade & Fiat 500X shine in recovering market

FY 2014 update: Italy Full Year 2014: Podium 100% Fiat for 2nd time in 15 years

One year ago: Italy June 2014: Fiat Nuova 500 up to #2 for only the 2nd time ever

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Italy June 2015: Now available with Top 180 best-selling models

August 3rd, 2015 No comments

Abarth 695 Italy June 2015. Picture courtesy automoto.itAbarth 695

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As is the tradition on BSCB we now have access to more detailed Italian data thanks to Paolo and Quattroruote Magazine. Firstly an update on the Top 50 best-sellers with actuals for the Mini (#38) and Mini Countryman (surprising at #37), lifting the Citroen C4 Cactus even higher to a record #28, the Ford Escosport at #30 and the Hyundai i20 at #36, while the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer gets a revised #43 ranking. Further down, the Suzuki Vitara is up 7 spots on May to #64, the Land Rover Discovery Sport back up 15 to a record #67, the Mazda CX-3 up 4 to #124, Jaguar XE up 5 to #141 and the Ssangyong Tivoli up 22 to #153.

Opel Karl Italy June 2015. Picture courtesy alvolante.itThe Opel Karl lands directly at #80 in Italy

A handful of nameplates make their first appearance in the Italian Top 180 since we started following it monthly 18 months ago, starting with the Opel Karl landing directly in 80th position thanks to 473 sales, followed by the Renault Espace boosted up to #114 thanks to the new generation, the Renault Kadjar arriving at #133 and the Abarth 695 at #175 with 63 sales vs. 146 year-to-date due to the arrival of the Biposto model.

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Serbia June 2015: Fiat 500L takes control year-to-date

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Fiat 500L Serbia September 2014. Picture courtesy of quattroruote.itFiat 500L

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Based on data shared by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, the Serbian new car market is up 6% year-on-year in June to 2.210 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total halfway through 2015 to 11.129 units, up 3% on 2014. After reclaiming the monthly top spot last month, the locally-produced Fiat 500L confirms its supremacy with 148 sales in June, now also taking the year-to-date pole position at 645 units and 5.8%. The Ford Fiesta jumps back up to #2 at 5.4% above the Skoda Octavia (5.3%) while the Toyota Yaris makes a rare appearance in the Top 10 at a stunning #4 spots and the Skoda Fabia slides down to #5.

Previous month: Serbia May 2015: Locally produced Fiat 500L reclaims top spot

One year ago: Serbia June 2014: Skoda Rapid and Dacia Sandero lead the way

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