Russia First Half 2017: Now available with All-models ranking (BSCB Exclusive)

The Kuga (+36%), Explorer (+46%) and Focus (+21%) help Ford regain foot in Russia this year. 

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We now have access to All-models data for Russia over the First Half of 2017. As usual the best-selling light commercials slot into the ranking, with the GAZ Gazelle (+1%) remaining at #6 and the UAZ Bukhanka (+11%) down two spots to #24. Outside the well-known Top 25, a few nameplates impress with significant gains: the Mitsubishi Outlander is up 36% to #30, the Ford Focus up 21% to #33, the Ford Kuga up 36% to #34, the Kia Optima up 103% to #37, Mercedes E-Class up 35% to #47 and Kia Cerato up 46% to #48. Further down, the Toyota Corolla (+123%), Nissan Murano (+117%) and Ford Explorer (+46%) also make themselves noticed.

The Lifan X60 remains the most popular Chinese model in China in 2017.The Lifan Solano is up 196% over the period thanks to the new model. Picture pogazam.ru

Russia is one market Chinese manufacturers are working hard at trying to crack, with numerous launches and facelifts happening over the period. The Lifan X60 (+6%), which has just benefited from a facelift, remains the most popular and the only Chinese fare to crack the Russian Top 50 at #45. Its smaller stablemate the X50 is in difficulty at -26% to #70 whereas the Lifan Solano is enjoying the benefits of its relaunch as the Solano II with sales up 3-fold to #78. Lifan is the only Chinese carmaker placing nameplates in the Russian Top 100 this year. The Changan CS35 (+163%) is very dynamic at #110, ahead of the Chery Tiggo 5 (+54%), Geely Emgrand X7 (-6%) and the newly launched Haval H6. Also new for 2017 are the Chery Tggo 2 (#151), FAW Besturn X80 (#193), Haval H2 (#195), Haval H9 (#208), Foton Sauvana (#221), Haval H8 (#236), Geely Emgrand GT (#240) and FAW Junpai D60 (#283).

The Chery Tiggo 5 is up 54% so far in 2017. Picture zr.ruThe Haval H6 lands at #122 in Russia over the First Half of 2017. Picture zr.ruDiscreet appearance of the Geely Emgrand GT in the Russian sales charts at #240. 

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Malaysia Full Year 2016: Models data now available (BSCB Exclusive)

The All-new Perodua Bezza lands at #6 in Malaysia in 2016. Picture motortrader.com.my

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We now have access to very rare models data for Malaysia over the Full Year 2016. The Perodua Axia is the most popular nameplate in the country for the second year running, following the market at -13% to a slightly improved 15.4% market share. Thanks to a contained 9% drop, the Perodua Alza is up two spots on 2015 to snap the 2nd place overall with 7.9% share, overtaking the Perodua Myvi (-23%) and Proton Saga (-36%). This way, Perodua monopolises the models podium for the first time. There is a big reshuffle in the best-selling foreign models: the Honda HR-V surges 59% to take the lead, breaking into the overall Top 5 at #5. It passes the Honda City (-29%), Toyota Vios (-40%), Nissan Almera (-29%) and Toyota Hilux (-32%).

The Proton Perdana is back inside the Malaysian Top 30 thanks to a new model. Picture careta.my

All-new for this year, the Perodua Bezza brilliantly lands directly in 6th place with 5.2% market share. The Proton Iriz (-4%) remains in the Top 10. Further down, notice the Honda Civic up 82% and 10 spots to #16, the Nissan Navara up 53% and 10 ranks to #19, the Nissan X-Trail up 77% to #24 and the Mazda2 up 82% to #33. The Proton Perdana is back inside the Top 30 thanks to a new model, the Toyota Sienta lands directly at #35. The Mitsubishi Outlander (#60), Proton Ertiga (#72), VW Vento (#93) and Chery H5 (#96) are the other new launches managing a Top 100 ranking in Malaysia in 2016.

Previous post: Malaysia June 2017: BMW and Volkswagen impress in market down 12%

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South Korea First Half 2017: Discover all foreign brands/models data (BSCB Exclusive)

Mercedes E-Class sales are up 180% year-on-year in South Korea. 

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We now have access to foreign brands and models data for South Korea over the First Half of 2017. While local brands are down 4% over the period to 779.694 units, foreign brands actually gain ground at +1% to 118.465 units, seeing their market share go from 12.6% to 13.2%. Overall, the South Korean new car market is down 3% to 898.159 sales. In fact, most foreign brands post double-digit gains over the period but all this progress is counterbalanced by the imploding of Audi (-93%) and Volkswagen (-100%) hit by stop sales on their entire range. As such, below the five local brands Mercedes surges 54% to 4.2% share and BMW shoots up 25% to 3.2%, with all other manufacturers only managing 0.7% share or less. Lexus (+30%), Honda (+73%), Toyota (+21%), Volvo (+36%), Nissan (+21%), Jeep (+38%) and Jaguar (+46%) all shine inside the Top 20 while further down, Fiat (+216%), Cadillac (+109%), Citroen (+207%), DS (+1180%), Rolls Royce (+50%) and Lamborghini (+91%) make themselves noticed.

The 500X is now by far the brand’s best-seller in South Korea. Picture encarmagazine.com 

Over in the foreign models ranking, the Mercedes E-Class sees its sales soar almost 3-fold year-on-year (+180%) to an incredible 18.499 units, which earns it a Top 20 ranking when including local nameplates. The BMW 5 Series, #1 a year ago, is largely distanced and only manages a meagre 1% gain. The BMW 3 Series (+21%) rounds up the podium above the Mercedes C-Class (+53%), Lexus ES (+39%) and Honda Accord (+104%). The Ford Explorer gains three spots to #7, the Toyota Camry is also up three to #9 and the BMW 1 Series is up eight to break into the Top 10 at #10. Other great gainers in the Top 20 include the Nissan Altima (+73%), Mercedes GLE (+61%), BMW 5 Series GT (+66%) and  BMW X5 (+67%). Further down, notice also the Fiat 500X up 80 spots to #31 an the Jeep Cherokee up 70 to #34. Regarding new launches, they are led by the Volvo S90 (#41) followed by the Jaguar F-Pace (#51), Citroen C4 Cactus (#60), Mercedes GLS (#61) and Infiniti Q30 (#62).

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China June 2017: Exclusive imported models data now available

Lincoln sells almost as many Continental in China as it does in the U.S. 

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After a 1.5 year-hiatus, very rare imported models data for China is now available for the month of June 2017. BSCB is working on bringing you both Full Year 2016 and H1 2017 data in the briefest delays, so stay tuned for more info. Chinese imports sales data is a very secretive part of the worldwide market representing over one million annual units (1.007.088 over the Full Year 2015). As it was the case for the Full Year 2015 data, no media outside of China has reported on these figures yet, and BSCB is the first to do so, in line with our pledge to improve coverage of the Chinese market.

The BMW X5 remains the most popular import in China. Picture auto.ifeng.com

In June, the Top 100 best-selling imported models in China total 83.532 units which would indicate a total imports around 87.500 units for the month, confirming imports in 2017 will remain above the one million mark despite the number of mass manufacturers not producing locally reducing each year: Renault, Acura, Land Rover, Jeep and Jaguar being some of the latest ones to inaugurate local production over the past couple of years. Comparing the June 2017 data to the FY2015 is a little far-fetched but this is all the comparison set we have for now.

The Porsche Macan is the 5th best-selling import in China in June. 

Even then, the BMW X5 remains the most popular import in the country as it was in 2015. The Lexus ES comes in 2nd place (#4 in 2015) while in third place we have the Mercedes GLE which was only launched in late 2015. The BMW X3, Porsche Macan and Cayenne round up the Top 6. In fact, the 14 best-selling imported models in China in June are all from premium brands with notably the BMW 7 Series at #8, the Lexus RX at #9, Range Rover Sport at #10, Mercedes S-Class at #11 and the Lexus NX at #12. The Nissan Patrol, at #15 (vs. #168 in 2015) is the first “non-premium” model although it could be considered premium given its price. The Subaru Forester could then nab that title at #16 overall. Subaru and Lexus are the last two large manufacturers not producing locally in China.

The Tesla Model X ranks inside the 20 best-selling imports in China in June. Picture soho.com

The most successful newcomer since the last sales data we had in FY2015 is, surprisingly, the Tesla Model X landing directly at #17 (the Model S is much lower at #32). The Jaguar F-Pace is the only other new intruder in the Top 30, ranking at #30. Lincoln is showing it is making its mark on the Chinese market: on top of the MKC at #19 (#45 in 2015), the MKX at #28 (#118 in 2015) and the MKZ at #36 (#77 in 2015), the all-new Continental lurks at an outstanding 33rd place, selling almost as much as it did in the U.S. during the same month… Notice also the Alfa Romeo Giulia (#63), Kia Niro (#88) and Maserati Levante (#94) on top of a couple of Mercedes SUVs yet to be produced locally.

The Ford F-150 has officially landed in China. 

Last but not least, this June 2017 ranking is bringing to life the new trend by U.S. manufacturers to try and leverage  the love of large American pickup trucks I witnessed in every single rural city in the country (See Chinese Photo Reports in the Special China tab, the 2016 Photo Reports are here). Instead of counting on private importers that priced the pickups out of most Chinese customers’ means, Ford, Ram and Toyota are now officially importing them into China. And this ranking proves it, with the F-150 landing at #70 in June, the Ram Pickup at #89 and the Toyota Tundra at #92.

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Egypt Full Year 2016: Hyundai takes control in market down 40%

Chevrolet TFR Dabbabah Egypt 2015The Chevrolet TFR is the best-selling vehicle in Egypt for the 3rd consecutive year. 

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Troubled political times have meant we had not been able to publish Egyptian sales data for over a year. We can now share with you Full Year 2016 data showing a market in freefall at -40% compared to 2015 to 166.242 registrations. Big change atop the Egyptian brands ranking this year: thanks to a series of new models, Hyundai manages to only drop 11% to hit 23.1% market share vs. 15.6% in 2015, overtaking traditional leader Chevrolet following the market at -41% to 18.5% share. In third place, Nissan also gains significant share thanks to a moderate 16% drop, as does Kia (-20%) up two spots to #4. Toyota (-52%) is down one rank to #5 while Speranza (aka Chery) more than doubles its sales (+109%) to go from #16 in 2015 to #6 this year. Notice also Jeep up 37% to break into the Top 10 at #10 whereas it ranked #17 in 2015. Subaru is up 93%, Fiat up 58%, BAIC up 3% and Land Rover up 14%: that’s about all the manufacturers up inside the Top 30…

The Hyundai Tucson lands at #5 in 2016 in Egypt. 

The Chevrolet TFR pickup manages a third consecutive year atop the Egyptian sales charts thanks to sales down “only” 31% to an improved 10.5% share. In fact, the podium is unchanged with the Hyundai Verna/Accent down 43% to #2 and the Nissan Sunny down only 13% to #3. The Hyundai Elantra is boosted up 43% to 4th place overall by the new generation and the Korean manufacturer manages to place three nameplates inside the Egyptian Top 5 in 2016 with the all-new Tucson making a thunderous appearance directly in 5th place with 4.7% of the market.

The Tiggo (+130%) helps Speranza shoot up to 6th place in the 2016 Egyptian brands ranking.

Below, the Mitsubishi Lancer EX gains one spot to #6, the Nissan Sentra is up 110% to #7 and we have two Chinese models inside the Egyptian Top 10 in 2016: the Speranza Tiggo soars 130% and 27 spots to land at an excellent 8th place while the Geely Emgrand 7 is up two spots to #12 despite losing 29% on 2015. Other great gainers include the Kia Sportage at #11 (+9), the Kia Cerato at #13 (+9), Speranza Envy at #14 (+28), Nissan Qashqai at #18 (+38), Hyundai Creta at #20 (+70), Subaru XV at #22 (+28), Jeep Renegade at #23 (+103) and the made-in-Russia Hyundai Solaris at #26 (49).

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Germany July 2017: Mercedes at highest share this decade, VW at -13%

Mercedes surges 18% to 10.6% market share at home in July. 

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The German new car market edges up by a meagre 1.5% year-on-year in July to 283.080 registrations, leading to the year-to-date tally up 2.8% to 2.070.106 units. Market leader Volkswagen however plunges 13% to 17.5% share, one percentage point below its YTD level. The hero of the month is once again Mercedes, surging 18% on July 2016 to 10.6% market share. This is the fourth time Mercedes crosses the symbolic 10% market share milestone in the past 12 months (10.1% in January 2017, 10.3% in November 2016 and 10.1% in August 2016) but also this decade according to BSCB files. Mercedes may have reached higher market shares when the Mercedes Strich 8 topped the annual ranking in 1974 and when the Mercedes W123 did so in 1980, but it is reasonable to state that Mercedes is enjoying its highest market shares in 40 years at home…

The last time Mercedes may have enjoyed higher market shares at home was in the early eighties.

Audi (+0.3%) remains in third place while BMW (+7%) is back up one spot to the 4th place it holds YTD. Ford (-6%) and Opel (+3%) follow ahead of Skoda (-1%), Renault (+11%) and Seat (+10%) being the only other manufacturers enjoying a double-digit year-on-year gain in the Top 10. In the Top 20, Toyota (+11%), Citroen (+13%), Dacia (+17%), Kia (+19%), Peugeot (+23%) and Mitsubishi (+54%) do the same, while among smaller brands Land Rover (+28%), Lamborghini (+52%), Aston Martin (+64%), Alfa Romeo (+76%), Tesla (+102%), Bentley (+106%) and Cadillac (+210%) are among the most dynamic.

The Mercedes E-Class is up 52% in July.

The VW Golf remains of course in the models’ pole position but drops a heavy 11% to 5.8% share. If Volkswagen still monopolises the YTD Top 4, it is far from being the case this month: the Passat is down 18% to #3, the Polo down 12% to #5 and the new gen Tiguan’s honeymoon period has now ended: it is down 22% to #9 in July. For its part, Mercedes justifies its historical performance by placing the C-Class (+21%) in 2nd place overall, the E-Class up 52% to #8 and the GLC up 60% to #19, the nameplate’s first time inside the German Top 20. Audi also shines, placing the A4 (-12%) at #4 and the A3 (+7%) at #6. The BMW 5 Series continues to be boosted by the new generation: up 73% to #10. Other great performers include the Opel Mokka (+60%), the Renault Captur (+84% and best-selling foreigner if we consider Skoda and Seat to be German), the Dacia Sandero up 29% and the Mitsubishi Space Star up 138%. The Audi Q2 (#48) leads recent launches above the Toyota C-HR (#73), Opel Crossland X (#82) and Skoda Kodiaq (#90).

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India July 2017: Post-GST triggers all-time record month, Compass lands

The Maruti Baleno is up to #2 in India this month. Picture zigwheels.com 

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As we anticipated last month, the Indian new car market beautifully bounces back now that post-GST implementation prices are known, and are mostly down on the pre-GST period. Total sales surge 15% year-on-year to 296.346 units, a new all-time record volume for India, beating the previous best of 280.597 sales hit last March. The year-to-date tally is now up 9% to 1.820.977, a new record also. India’s leader Maruti-Suzuki continues to seriously impress, growing faster than the market at +22% despite already holding a gargantuan market share. In fact, at 153.298 sales, this is the largest ever monthly volume delivered by Maruti, beating its previous best of 144.281 hit last April, and at 51.7% market share, it is the fifth time in the past nine months that Maruti manages to break the symbolic 50% market share milestone.

The Maruti Vitara Brezza smashes its volume record to above 15.000. Picture overdrive.in 

Maruti monopolises the Top 6 best-selling models which is a record (previous best: Top 5 last November). Interestingly, the sales order of Maruti’s models is progressively changing. If the Alto is up 31% to deliver its largest volume since last September, the Baleno manages a flamboyant 110% year-on-year increase to post a new volume record at 19.153 and snaps the 2nd place for the 2nd time ever after last March. The Wagon R is up 7% to end the month just 48 units off a new volume record and the Vitara Brezza shoots up 49% to smash its volume record at 15.243 (previous best: 12.375 last May) as well as its ranking record at #4 (pb: #6 in July 2016 and May 2017). Previously almost always stuck just behind the Alto, the DZire (-24% due to production issues linked to a steering column recall) and Swift (-1%) are now getting distanced.

Volume record for the Toyota Innova Crysta. Picture quickr.com 

Notice also the Maruti Celerio beating its volume record at 11.087 sales in 9th place. Of note is the 32.860 sales Maruti has achieved through its new, more premium, distribution channel, Nexa, through which the Baleno is available. If it continues that way, Nexa on its own may be able to surpass the sales of Hyundai, #2 brand in India. Speaking of which, Hyundai trails the market growth this month with a slim 4% rise leading to a 14.5% market share, well below its YTD level of 16.3%. The Grand i10 is up just 0.3%, the Elite i20 up 15% and the Creta cup 32% to beat its volume record at 10.556 in 10th place. This means we have ten nameplates selling more tham 10.000 units this month for the second time ever in India along with March 2017.

The WR-V becomes Honda’s best-seller in India in July. 

Mahindra follows the market at +15% with its Bolero up 68% year-on-year but down 5 spots on June to #16, while Toyota makes up for a particularly weak month of June (1.973 sales) by breaking its own monthly volume record at 17.758 units, up 43% year-on-year. Indeed, Toyota models are the ones which saw the steepest price fall post GST and July wholesale volumes show it. Both the Innova Crysta (9.369) and Fortuner (3.444) beat their volume record this month. Honda is up a solid 22% thanks mainly to the success of the WR-V, posting a new volume record this month (4.894) and becoming the brand’s best-seller in India above the City.

The Jeep Compass made-in-India has landed, and it’s a success so far.

Tata is up a weak 10% and its only good news is a new volume record by the Tiago while both the Tigor and Hexa disappoint. The brand is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Nexon crossover to lift its sales. Renault, completely tied to the performance of the Kwid (-25%), drops by the same amount this month. A Kwid sedan should be hitting dealerships yesterday if the French manufacturer wants to return to growth in India. Last but not least, this month we welcome the arrival of the locally-produced Jeep Compass in India, already approaching the 1.000 sales for its first month in market. Priced correctly, the Compass has received very good reviews in the local press and could climb much higher despite technically being a premium vehicle in India.

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Russia July 2017: Largest year-on-year gain since Feb 2012 at +18.6%

Datsun sales are up 50% year-on-year in July in Russia.

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The recovery is accelerating in Russia: after five years of decline, the market has definitely turned around in 2017. July is the fifth consecutive month of year-on-year gains, third consecutive double-digit gain and the most dynamic so far at +18.6% to 129.685 units. This is the largest year-on-year improvement since February 2012 when the Russian market surged 25%. Year-to-date, Russian sales are now up 8.5% to 848.214 units.

The VW Tiguan is up 312% over the previous generation this month. 

The two top-selling brands advance even faster than the market: homegrown leader Lada is up 22% to 20.4% share vs. 19.7% so far in 2017 while Kia is up 37% to 12.5% vs 12% YTD. Hyundai (+11%), Renault (+20%) and Toyota (+12%) round up the Top 5 in a brands ranking immobile vs. June up to the 12th spot. Volkswagen and Ford (+24%) as well as Nissan (+20%) improve their market share year-on-year whereas UAZ (-15%), Chevrolet (-4%) and Audi (-23%) are the rare  manufacturers to lose volume close to the top. Notice also Suzuki up 37%, Datsun up 50%, Citroen up 57% and Peugeot up 65%. Lifan (-6%) leads Chinese brands at #20 above Chery at #25 (+11%), Geely at #33 (-7%) and Haval at #37.

The Sportage (+55%) helps Kia up 37% this month in Russia.  

The Kia Rio (+11%) is back to the pole position is holds year-to-date, and although the Lada Granta is catching up (+28%), the Rio has now ranked #1 for six out of seven months so far in 2017. The Hyundai Solaris (-12%) holds onto the third spot while the Lada Vesta continues to slowly gear up at +25%. The VW Polo is up two spots on June to #5 and almost a year after its launch, the Hyundai Creta posts its weakest market share so far at 2.5%, however remaining the best-selling SUV in the country for the 12th consecutive month, this time 31 sales above the Renault Duster (+2%). The Lada Largus (+20%), Toyota RAV4 (+23%), Renault Sandero (+24%), Lada XRAY (+41%), Renault Kaptur (+68%), Kia Sportage (+55%), VW Tiguan (+312%), Nissan Almera (+56%) and Datsun On-DO (+74%) all improve their market share vs. July 2016.

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Turkey July 2017: Fiat Egea and Renault Mégane most popular

The Fiat Egea remains the most popular vehicle in Turkey.

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As one year ago, political trouble had sunk the Turkish new car market down 30%, it logically rebounds back this month, up 41% to 82.297 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in negative territory at 483.455 units, down 3% on the same period a year ago. These figures include light commercials. Market leader Renault surges 86% to 14.1% share and Fiat is up 81% to 13.1%, distancing Ford up 53% to 11.8%. In contrast, Volkswagen only manages a meagre 3% improvement to 11.4% share. Toyota (+52%), Dacia (+53%), Mercedes (+64%) and Nissan (+101%) all frankly beat the market among the 11 best-selling brands. Further down, Honda (+82%), Suzuki (+91%), Volvo (+112%) and Jeep (+100%) are all either doubling or close to doubling their sales year-on-year.

The Renault Megane returns to #2 overall thanks to the sedan variant. 

Model-wise, the two best-selling nameplates YTD reclaim their position this month: the Fiat Egea remains the most popular vehicle in the country, even improving by 108% year-on-year to 5.6% share, while the Renault Megane continues to be boosted (7-fold!) by the new sedan version to 5% market share. The Ford Courier (+50%), Toyota Corolla (+41%) and Opel Astra (+28%) round up the Top 5. Stunning 189% improvement for the Renault Clio, with the Fiat Fiorino (+90%), Dacia Sandero (+98%), Nissan Qashqai (+117%) and Honda Civic (+239%) also sporting extravagant gains. The Toyota C-HR (#35) is once again and by far the most popular newcomer, followed by the Skoda Kodiaq (#78), Seat Ateca (#90), Opel Crossland X (#95) and Audi Q2 (#100).

Previous month: Turkey June 2017: Renault and Fiat Egea hold onto leading spots

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Ireland July 2017: VW Golf leads, Megane and Tiguan impress

The Renault Megane is up 4-fold on July 2016 in Ireland.

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Ireland has adopted a bi-annual licence plate change like the UK and it happens in July. This year, sales for the month are down 7% year-on-year to 27.737, leading to a year-to-date tally down 9% on the same period in 2016 to 118.914 units. Volkswagen triumphs in the brands ranking with deliveries up 21% to 10.8% share just as the next four best-seller post double-digit drops: Toyota (-12%), Hyundai (-32%), Ford (-23%) and Nissan (-23%). Renault (-0.2%) is up 10 spots on June to #6, but we have to go beyond the Top 10 to find additional carmakers sporting double-digit gains, such as Peugeot (+15%), Mercedes (+29%), Suzuki (+32%), Fiat (+34%), Seat (+36%), Land Rover (+39%), Mini (+65%), Alfa Romeo (+86%) and Porsche (+120%).

The VW Golf (+39%) takes the lead of the models ranking but the Hyundai Tucson (-42% in July) remains by far the 2017 best-seller at 3.9% share vs. 3.2% for the Golf. The Ford Focus (-16%), Nissan Qashqai (-29%) and Toyota Yaris (-2%) round up the Top 5, with the Renault Megane (+293%) and VW Tiguan (+78%) posting the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10. Further down, the Nissan Micra (+114%) and Peugeot 3008 (+587%) make themselves noticed thanks to their new generations. Among recent launches (<12 months), the Toyota C-HR is in the lead at #16, ahead of the Skoda Kodiaq (#29), Seat Ateca (#42) and Opel Crossland X (#69).

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