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Thailand February 2015: New Mitsubishi Triton lands

April 2nd, 2015 No comments

Mitsubishi Triton Thailand February 2015. Picture courtesy autospinn.com947 new Mitsubishi Triton found a buyer in Thailand in February.

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The Thai new car market has not bottomed out yet: down another 10% year-on-year in February to 63,949 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 123,670 units, down 11% on 2014. Toyota is ultra-dominant in the brands ranking once again with 22,470 sales and 35.1% above Isuzu (18.4%) and Honda (13.8%) while Nissan (7.5%) and Mitsubishi (6.8%) round up the Top 5. Mazda is above Ford unlike in 2014. The Toyota Hilux reaches 18.6% share vs. 16.5% for its archenemy the Isuzu D-Max, the Toyota Vios is back up to third place thanks to 3,612 units and 6%, overtaking both the Toyota Yaris (5.2%) and Honda City (4.4%). Although it is immobile at #7 and 3.4%, the Mitsubishi Triton welcomes the arrival of its new generation, accounting for 47% of its total sales for the month. The Mitsubishi Attrage knocks at the Top 10’s door at #11 and a strong 2.4% share, while the Honda HR-V steps out of it at #12 but delivers another impressive month at 1,440 sales.

Previous month: Thailand January 2015: Honda HR-V in Top 10 again

One year ago: Thailand (pick-ups) February 2014: Ford Ranger stays afloat

Full February 2015 Top 37 All-brands and Top 50 models below.

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South Korea February 2015: Now with All-models and All-brands

April 2nd, 2015 No comments

Nissan Qashqai South Korea February 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frFirst appearance of the Nissan Qashqai in the South Korean rankings.

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We now have access to detailed data for the South Korean new car market, including foreign brands and models. Mercedes keeps the lead of imported carmakers, just: with 3,055 sales and 2.6% vs. 3,004 and 2.5% for BMW while Volkswagen overtakes Audi at 2,913 units vs. 2,446. Toyota remains inside the overall Top 10 but with only 504 sales and 0.4% share. Model-wise, the Mercedes E-Class is the only foreigner in the Top 25 at #25, ahead of the Audi A6 at #28, the VW Golf at #31, BMW 5 Series at #32 and the VW Tiguan at #34. Notice the Nissan Qashqai appearing in the South Korean ranking for the first time at #61 and the Peugeot 2008 up 8 spots to #58 for its 2nd month in market.

Previous post: South Korea January 2015: Now with All-models and All-brands

One year ago: South Korea February 2014: Hyundai Grandeur keeps the lead

Full February 2015 Top 29 All-brands and Top 182 All-models below.

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Serbia February 2015: Skoda places 4 models in Top 6

April 1st, 2015 No comments

Skoda Fabia Serbia February 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frSkoda Fabia

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists we now have access to Serbian car sales data, down 4% year-on-year after two months at 2,448 registrations. The Skoda Fabia keeps the lead with 6.5% share while the locally-produced Fiat 500L climbs back up to #2 with 5.7% of the market. The Renault Clio shines at #3 and Skoda places no less than 4 nameplates within the Top 6 best-sellers this month with the Octavia at #4, the Rapid at #5 and the Superb at #6.

Previous month: Serbia January 2015: Skoda Fabia leads, 3 Fiats in Top 5

One year ago: Serbia February 2014: Fiat 500L just under 11% market share

Full February 2015 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Bosnia & Herzegovina February 2015: VW Golf shoots to #1

April 1st, 2015 No comments

VW Golf GTE Bosnia February 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe VW Golf is the best-selling nameplate in Bosnia & Herzegovina this month.

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Based on data shared by Central European market data specialists, new car sales in Bosnia & Herzegovina are down a harsh 17% year-on-year over the first two months of 2015 to 892 registrations. Outside the Top 10 in January, the VW Golf shoots up to #2 this month thanks to 27 sales and 5.5% share, above the Skoda Rapid and Renault Clio, equal #2 at 5.3%. The Opel Astra is down two spots to #2 but climbs to pole position year-to-date with 47 units and 5.3% so far in 2015. The Skoda Octavia, #1 over the Full Year 2014 and last month, is down to #5 just ahead of the Toyota Yaris and Auris.

Previous month: Bosnia & Herzegovina January 2015: Opel Astra and Skoda Octavia on top

One year ago: Bosnia & Herzegovina February 2014: VW Golf at 15% share

Full February 2015 Top 12 models Ranking Table below.

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Moldova February 2015: Dacia Duster takes the lead

April 1st, 2015 No comments

Chevrolet Aveo Moldova February 2015The Chevrolet Aveo is up to #3 in Moldova this month.

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According to Central European market data specialists, the Moldovan new car market is down a dramatic 25% year-on-year over the first two months of 2015 at 490 registrations. The Dacia Duster takes the lead this month, overtaking its colleague the Logan thanks to 23 sales and 9.2% vs. 19 and 7.6%. The Chevrolet Aveo makes a rare appearance in the Moldovan Top 10 directly in third place, as do the Daewoo Matiz at #8, Mercedes ML-Class at #9 and Audi Q5 at equal #9 year-to-date.

Previous month: Moldova January 2015: Porsche Cayenne up to 5th place

One year ago: Moldova February 2014: Chevrolet Trax invites itself at #2

Full February 2015 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Malaysia February 2015: Honda leads foreign carmakers again

April 1st, 2015 No comments

Honda Fit Malaysia February 2015. Picture courtesy auto.163.comHonda Fit

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The Malaysian new car market is down a minuscule 0.7% year-on-year in February to a still very solid 50,390 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 100,992 units, one (!) sale above the same time last year. Local manufacturer Perodua (36.9%) manages to sell more than double any other carmaker in the market, with the 2nd local brand Proton at just 16.4% share this month. For the 2nd time in a row, Honda shines and tops all foreign carmakers thanks to 6,041 sales and 12%, while Toyota is back up one spot to #4 overall at 4,990 units and 9.9%, overtaking Nissan at #5 and 7%.

Previous month: Malaysia January 2015: Honda and Chana shine

One year ago: Malaysia February 2014: Now with Top 46 All-brands ranking

Full February 2015 Top 46 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Kazakhstan February 2015: Lada Granta & Hyundai Accent on top

March 30th, 2015 No comments

Lada Granta Kazakhstan February 2015The Lada Granta cements its newly acquired leadership of the Kazakh market.

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New car sales in Kazakhstan are down 15% year-on-year to 9,226 registrations, a clear improvement on the -29% of January which brings the year-to-date total to 17,021 units, down 21% on 2014. Lada astoundingly manages to deliver a market share more than double that it holds at home in Russia with 39.1% in February (vs. 18.4%) and 36.7% year-to-date (vs. 16.9%). Hyundai (15.6%) and Kia (9.1%) are strong but Toyota (5.2%) is down two spots on January to #4. Geely is up to #11, Kamaz up to #13 and Infiniti remains at #19. Model-wise, Lada places 3 nameplates inside the Top 4 this month: the Granta holds a spectacular 13.1% share in pole position, with the Largus (9.9% and #3) and Priora (9.5% and #4) also impressive. The Hyundai Accent flies up to 12% share thanks to 1,103 sales, the Hyundai Elantra is up to #10, the UAZ Bukhanka up to #11 and the UAZ Patriot up to #13 vs. #49 in 2014.

Previous month: Kazakhstan January 2015: Podium 100% Lada

One year ago: Kazakhstan February 2014: Complete change of guard atop the ranking!

Full February 2015 Top 40 All-brands and Top 189 All-models below.

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New Caledonia (France) February 2015: Ford Ranger + Fiesta on top

March 30th, 2015 No comments

Ford Fiesta New Caledonia February 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frFord Fiesta

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After dropping by a harsh 28% in January, new car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia, stabilise in February: down just 3% to 747 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 1,369 units, down 15% on 2014. Ford remains ultra-dominant with 15.2% share, even placing two models in the Top 2 positions: the Ranger at 8.9% and Fiesta at 5.3%. Peugeot (9.6%) and Toyota (9%) pass Dacia, still very strong at 7.7% above Kia, Renault (both at 6.9%) and Suzuki up 7 spots to #7 and 6.1%. Model-wise, let’s salute the Hyundai ix35 back up 9 spots to #6, the Renault Clio up 26 to #9, Suzuki Swift up 12 to #10 and the Suzuki Grand Vitara making a reappearance in the ranking directly at #11.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) January 2015: Dacia bypasses Renault, Peugeot and Citroen to #2

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) February 2014: Dacia Duster up to #2

Full February 2015 Top 35 models and Top 30 All-brands below.

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France 1 to 16 March 2015: Renault Mégane back in shape

March 29th, 2015 No comments

Renault Mégane vs Peugeot 308 France March 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frBoth the Renault Mégane and Peugeot 308 are inside the French Top 8 so far.

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Is this good news? The French new car market is up by an extremely shy 0.2% year-on-year in March after 16 days. Positive territory, granted, but on a slow base in 2014. Peugeot keeps the lead of the brands ranking for now despite sales down 3%, with Renault (+13%) and Citroen (+4%) behind. Toyota and Ford, both up 14%, also shine in the Top 10. Model-wise, the Renault Clio IV already holds its traditional top spot despite Renault always backloading its monthly sales and thanks to deliveries up a fantastic 38% year-on-year, the Peugeot 308 is up 36% to #3, the Renault Captur up 14% to #7 and the Renault Mégane is back in shape at #8 and +35%.

Previous post: France 1-9 March 2015: Nissan Qashqai in Top 10

Previous month: France February 2015: Renault Twingo III breaks into Top 5

One year ago: France 1-19 March 2014: Peugeot 308 holds onto podium spot

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World Full Year 2014: Total sales data now available for 144 countries

March 26th, 2015 No comments

Tehran IranIran is the best performing market in the Top 50 this year. Photo © Ricardo Fernandez

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Thanks to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), I can share with you the overall Full Year 2014 sales figures for 144 countries/markets in the world. Below the jump you will find the Top 50 biggest markets in the world, however please note – as it was the case last year – this ranking classifies countries based on their overall vehicle sales. That’s Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, including Light, Medium and Heavy ones, putting all countries on a level-playing field, as some countries traditionally report monthly PC car sales only and other overall sales. The files released by the OICA (and linked to below) also feature Passenger Cars only and Commercial Vehicles only figures so you can see the split.

Beijing ChinaChina hits 23.5 million units in 2014, an all-time record for any single country.

For the 5th consecutive year, worldwide new vehicle sales hit an all-time record: up 3.2% on 2013 to 88.164.642 units. Previous all-time bests were 75.06 million (in 2010), 78.20 million (2011), 82.20 million (2012) and 85.47 million (2013), keeping worldwide sales on track to hit 90 million in 2015 and 100 million in 2017 potentially. Already the dominant region in the world, Asia/Oceania/Middle East is getting closer to accounting for half of worldwide new vehicle sales thanks to sales are up 5.1% to reach 42.65 million or 48% of the worldwide marketplace. Africa is the 2nd most dynamic region with sales up 3.3% to 1.56 million, America is up 1.8% to 25.48 million (NAFTA up 6.1% contrasting Central & South America down a harsh 11.1%), and finally Europe is up just 0.8% to 18.48 million, the region’s first year of growth since 2011.

London UKThe UK is the fastest-growing market in the Top 10. Photo © Matthew Roberts

Looking into the ranking by country, China continues to reign supreme, exploring new heights for any single market in the history of automobile: thanks to sales up 7% (still a very dynamic growth rate despite a lot of pessimistic analysts), China hits 23.5 million units and is still on track to reach 25 million this year. The USA impress with +6% to 16.8 million units and should in all likelihood get back above 17 million units for the first time since 2006 this year. Japan increases by 3% in third place (5.56 million) but Brazil (-7%), India (-2%) and most strikingly Russia (-15%) all lose ground in the Top 10. The UK continues to show insolent health: it is the fastest-growing market in the Top 10 in 2014 at +10% to 2.84 million units.

Halong Bay VietnamVietnam new vehicle sales are up a fantastic 38% in 2014. Photo © Badz Manaois

Rounding up the Top 10 is Canada with a record 1.89 million units, but the most significant breakout in 2014 is the return to shape of Iran: back up a spectacular 60% year-on-year to 1.29 million sales at #13 vs. 0.8 million and #20 in 2013. The record to beat for Iran is 1.69 million units in 2011. Other notable improvements – following the ranking order – include South Korea (+12%), Spain (+20%), Saudi Arabia (+10% to a record 833,711 sales), Egypt (+18%), Philippines (+27%), Czech Republic (+16%), Portugal (+36%) and Vietnam (+38%). At the other end of the scale, a few countries fall flat in 2014: the hardest hit at the top is Ukraine (-55%) leaving the Top 50, followed by Argentina (-36%) and Thailand (-33%).

Previous year (All data): World Full Year 2013: Total sales now available for 143 countries

Previous year (Top 20): World Full Year 2013 – The 20 biggest cars markets

Full Year 2014 Top 50 biggest car markets and data for 144 countries below.

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