Spain June 2015: Seat Leon back in charge

July 2nd, 2015 No comments

Seat Leon Spain June 2015. Picture courtesy telegraph.co.ukThe Seat Leon is back to #1 year-to-date at home.

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Bolstered by the extension of scrappage scheme, new car sales in Spain are up an impressive 24% year-on-year to 111.893 registrations, the best June score since 2010 and 2nd best since pre-recession 2008. This brings the 2015 tally halfway through the year to 558.544 units, up a reassuring 23% on 2014. Volkswagen remains the best-selling manufacturer in the country thanks to sales up a beautiful 31% year-on-year, ending past Renault (-8%) at 9.967 units vs. 9.908 with both carmakers holding a 8.9% share of the Spanish market. Ford (+44%), Opel (+23%) and Seat (+22%) follow. Further down, Kia (+68%) is up 5 spots on May to #8, while Nissan, Mazda (+57%), Skoda (+61%), Land Rover (+63%), Mitsubishi (+117%), Smart (+255%) and Jeep (+358%) all frankly outperform the market.

Opel Zafira Tourer Spain June 2015The Opel Zafira Tourer shoots up to #17 this month in Spain.

Over in the models ranking, the Seat Leon reclaims the pole position it held over the FY2014, both in June with 3.642 sales and 3.3% and year-to-date at 19.545 units and 3.5% vs. 19.385 for the Seat Ibiza, also at 3.5% of its domestic market. The Leon distances the VW Polo in June, enabling the latter to climb to #3 year-to-date above the VW Golf. Ford shines in the Top 10, placing the Fiesta at #5 (+11 on May) and the Focus at #7 (+5). The Renault Captur is up 7 ranks to #11, the Opel Zafira Tourer up a huge 49 spots to #17, the Citroen C4 Cactus up 14 to #20 and the Skoda Fabia up 19 to #23. As far as recent newcomers are concerned, the Renault Kadjar edges up 3 spots to #86, the Mazda CX-3 is up 47 to #135 and the Jaguar XE up 14 to #172. We also welcome the Opel Karl at #188.

Previous month: Spain May 2015: Seat Ibiza and Leon cross over again

One year ago: Spain June 2014: Renault up 50% to lead with 12% share

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Finland June 2015: VW Golf and Skoda Fabia in great shape

July 2nd, 2015 No comments

Skoda Fabia Finland June 2015Skoda Fabia

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The Finnish new car market is down 3% year-on-year in June to 8.840 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 56.436 units, down 4% on 2014. Volkswagen bucks the trend with sales up 4% to an outstanding 16% market share vs. 12.2% so far in 2015. Reversely, below VW Toyota is down 11%, Skoda is down 6% and Ford down 7%. Nissan for its part is back up 5 spots on May and 29% year-on-year to #5, and outside the Top 10, BMW, Mitsubishi (+25%), Peugeot (+34%), Hyundai (+49%), Renault (+53%) and Subaru (+57%) all display explosive year-on-year growth.

Toyota Yaris Finland May 2015Toyota Yaris

In the models ranking, the VW Golf is back to a pole position it hasn’t held in one full year (since June 2014), one percentage point above 2015’s leader the Skoda Octavia, while the Nissan Qashqai is back up 4 spots to #3. The Toyota Yaris more than doubles its sales year-on-year to land in 4th place, the VW Passat is up 33% to #5, but the best performer in the Top 10 is without a doubt the Skoda Fabia, lifted by its new generation up from outside the Top 30 in May directly to #8. It is now #25 year-to-date vs. #68 in 2014. Notice also the Opel Corsa solid at #12 and the BMW 3 Series up 34% to #14.

Previous month: Finland May 2015: Ford Focus and Opel Corsa shoot up

One year ago: Finland June 2014: VW Golf teases Skoda Octavia year-to-date

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Italy May 2015: Now available with Top 175 best-selling models

July 1st, 2015 No comments

Ssangyong Tivoli Italy May 2015. Picture courtesy motorionline.comCan the Ssangyong Tivoli convince SUV-craving Italian buyers?

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As is the tradition just before the new month’s data comes out we can update Italy with a much more detailed ranking. First things first, a few modifications in the May Top 50 originally published, with confirmed numbers now available. The Peugeot 308 ranks #23, the Dacia Sandero is #25, the Hyundai i20 #31, the Mini is up almost 4-fold year-on-year to #35 whereas the Mini Countryman slips out of the Top 50 at #51 with sales down 40% year-on-year. Outside the Top 50, the Citroen C4 Cactus is up 11 spots on April to #61, the Suzuki Vitara up 10 to #71, the Land Rover Discovery Sport down 3 to #82, and we welcome three new nameplates inside the Italian Top 175 this month: the Mazda CX-3 at #128, the Jaguar XE at #146 and the Ssangyong Tivoli at #175.

Previous post: Italy May 2015: Fiat Punto up 30%, Fiat 500X recedes outside Top 10

Previous month: Italy April 2015: Now with the Top 170 best-selling models

One year ago: Italy May 2014: Now with Top 170 best-selling models

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Belgium May 2015: Photo finish for VW Golf, Renault Scénic & Clio

July 1st, 2015 1 comment

Renault Scenic Belgium May 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frBelgian Renault Scenic sales are up 4-fold year-on-year in May.

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The Belgian new car market is down 3% year-on-year in May to 46.335 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 269.187 units, down 0.7% on 2014. A photo finish was needed this month for the Top 3 best-selling models: only 22 units separate the #1 (VW Golf – 1.240 sales) from the #3 (Renault Clio – 1.218 deliveries) with the Renault Scenic up 4-fold on a particularly disastrous May 2014 to 2nd place with 1.227 units. This month’s Top 3 reflects the year-to-date order as well. The Peugeot 308 follows thanks to sales up a stunning 44% year-on-year, with the Opel Astra up 20 spots on April to #8 and the Citroen C4 Picasso up 60% year-on-year to #9 the other great performers in the Top 10.

Mercedes Sprinter Belgium May 2015The Mercedes Sprinter is up to a fantastic 13th spot in Belgium this month.

Further down, the Dacia Sandero (+38%), Fiat 500 (+30%), BMW 4 Series (+71%) and Ford Mondeo (+114%) lodge spectacular year-on-year gains while Mercedes delivers a triple win with the Sprinter (+87%) up to a stunning 13th spot, the C-Class (+70%) and the CLA (+54%). A handful of recent launches continue to climb the ladder: the Fiat 500X is up to #75, the Suzuki Vitara up to #87 and the Land Rover Discovery Sport up to #90. We also welcome no less than four new nameplates in the Belgian ranking this month: the Jaguar XE at #253, the Mazda CX-3 at #269, Renault Kadjar at #270 and the Opel Karl at #293.

Previous month: Belgium April 2015: Ford Focus and Volvo V40 shoot up

One year ago: Belgium June 2014: Renault Mégane #1, Captur on podium

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Egypt May 2015: Chevrolet TFR in control

July 1st, 2015 No comments

Chevrolet TFR Dabbabah Egypt May 2015Chevrolet TFR “Dababbah”

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After declining for the first time in 16 months in April, the Egyptian market’s cooling down accelerates: down a worrying 14% year-on-year in May to 20.152 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 114.087 units, now up just 5% on 2014. The Chevrolet TFR establishes it total domination of the models ranking by selling 2.175 units for a 10.8% market share vs. just 1.574 and 7.2% for the Hyundai Verna, once upon a time the unchallenged leader of the Egyptian market. The Hyundai ix35 continues its impressive progression and leaps onto the podium thanks to a round 1.000 sales and 4.6% share, knocking the Nissan Sunny down to #4. Solid month for the Toyota Corolla at #5 and the Geely Emgrand 7 at #7 with the Mitsubishi Lancer EX stable at #6. The Speranza Envy stays at #13 vs. #28 year-to-date, the Peugeot 301 is up 27 spots on April to #17, the Subaru XV up 93 to #30 and the new generation BMW X5 brilliantly lands directly at #53.

Previous month: Egypt April 2015: Hyundai ix35 up to #4, Speranza back in shape

One year ago: Egypt May 2014: First appearance of the new Chevrolet Optra

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Slovakia May 2015: Suzuki Vitara breaks into Top 10

July 1st, 2015 No comments

Suzuki Vitara Slovakia May 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukSuzuki Vitara

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New car sales in Slovakia are up 3% year-on-year in May to 7.153 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 32.413 units, up 4% on 2014. The Skoda Fabia edges back past the Octavia this month thanks to 451 sales and 6.3% share vs. 400 and 5.6% but the Octavia retains the year-to-date pole position at 1.870 units vs. 1.726 for the Fabia. The Skoda Rapid rounds up the podium like last month, year-to-date and in 2014, the VW Golf, Hyundai i30 and Kia Cee’d follow like year-to-date as well. The big news in the Slovak Top 10 in May is the arrival of the Suzuki Vitara: up to 9th place with 132 sales and 1.8% share for its 2nd full month of sales in the country. Notice also the Opel Corsa up 10 spots on April to #11 and the VW Golf Sportsvan up 32 to #12.

Previous month: Slovakia April 2015: Suzuki Vitara already just outside Top 10

One year ago: Slovakia June 2014: Skoda Fabia back in pole position

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

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Fiat 500L Serbia May 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frFiat 500L

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Based on data reported by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, the Serbian new car market is up a robust 10% year-on-year in May to 2.209 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total back to positive territory at 8.907 units, up 2% on 2014. For the first time since last November, the locally-produced Fiat 500L reclaims the pole position it held over the Full Year 2013 thanks to 131 sales and 5.9%. But the fight was intense with another Fiat that we see inside the Serbian Top 10 for the first time since BSCB has been following this country monthly: the Florino, landing at #2 with 123 units and 5.6% share. The Skoda Fabia gains one spot on April to #3 and remains #1 year-to-date for now with 527 sales and 5.9% share vs. 497 and 5.6% for the Fiat 500L.

Previous month: Serbia April 2015: Mazda3 climbs onto podium

One year ago: Serbia May 2014: Skoda Fabia holds off Fiat 500L

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Bosnia & Herzegovina May 2015: Skoda Ocatvia takes control

July 1st, 2015 No comments

Skoda Octavia Bosnia May 2015. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Skoda Octavia is now the best-selling model in Bosnia year-to-date.

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Based on data communicated by Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, new car sales in Bosnia & Herzegovina are up a whopping 58% year-on-year in May to 645 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total back into positive territory to 2.875 units, up 7% on 2014. Skoda has an outstanding month, placing the Octavia at #1 with 12.9% share, the Rapid at #2 with 6.2% and the Fabia at #5 with 3.3%. The advantage the Octavia has on all other nameplates in the country is such that it also snaps the top spot year-to-date at 209 units and 7.3%, outpacing the Opel Astra (162 and 5.6%). Notice also the Opel Insignia making a rare appearance inside the Bosnian Top 10 at #8.

Previous month: Bosnia & Herzegovina April 2015: VW Passat leaps to 2nd place

One year ago: Bosnia & Herzegovina May 2014: Dacia Duster & Renault Clio up

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Moldova May 2015: UAZ Bukhanka jumps up to 2nd place

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UAZ 3909 Moldova May 2015The antediluvian UAZ 3909 ranks 2nd in Moldova in May.

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According to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, the Moldovan new car market is down a harsh 23% year-on-year in May to a round 300 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 28% to 1.402 units. No threat for the Dacia Logan in pole position with a majestic 11.3% market share, however the #2 spot is a surprise: the antediluvian UAZ 3909, in production since 1965 (that’s 50 continuous years), holds 4.7% of the market – granted, only 14 sales were enough to achieve this. It’s the first time the UAZ 3909 (aka Bukhanka, Russian for loaf of bread) makes its appearance in the Moldovan monthly Top 10 since BSCB started following this country two years ago. Notice also the BMW X5 up to a stunning 5th place with 4% share and now #10 year-to-date.

Previous month: Moldova April 2015: Chevrolet Aveo up to #2

One year ago: Moldova May 2014: Skoda Superb back up to 2nd place

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Rep of Macedonia April 2015: Skoda Octavia shoots up to #1

July 1st, 2015 No comments

Skoda Octavia Rep of Macedonia April 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deSkoda Octavia

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu I can give you April sales data for the Republic of Macedonia, a very dynamic market up a splendid 23% year-on-year to 488 registrations. This brings the 4-month total for 2015 to 1.506 deliveries, up 10% on 2014. After a First Quarter dominated by the Hyundai ix35, this month the Skoda Octavia leaps 8 spots on March to land in pole position thanks to 42 sales and 8.6% share, 71% of its year-to-date total (#6). The Hyundai ix35 is knocked down to #2 but remains in the lead year-to-date, the VW Golf is up one spot to #3 and the VW Passat down two to #4. Notice the Opel Antara making its appearance at #10.

Previous month: Rep of Macedonia March 2015: Hyundai ix35 confirms leadership

One year ago: Rep of Macedonia April 2014: Ford Fiesta #1, Skoda Rapid #1 year-to-date

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