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USA 4 months 2013: Ford Explorer best performer in the Top 50

May 23rd, 2013 5 comments

Ford Explorer USA April 2013Ford Explorer

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Now that we have gone through the Top 258 All-models ranking for April, as usual let’s explore the year-to-date ranking in more detail to extract longer-term trends. Overall the US market is up a very robust 7% year-on-year to 4,974,000 registrations, and the Top 2 best-sellers are doing better and better as the year advances: the Ford F-Series is up 19% over the period to 227,873 sales while the Chevrolet Silverado is up an even more impressive 23% to 156,044 units. For the Toyota Camry it’s a different story: sales are down 3% to 132,540 units but it has managed to stave off the Honda Accord for now (121,965, +26%) to keep the title of most popular Passenger Car.

Lexus ES USA April 2013Lexus ES sales are up 90% in the US over the period…

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In fact, the Camry is only one of 3 models to lose ground year-on-year in the Top 10 with the Nissan Altima and Honda Civic, both at -3%. The Ford Fusion (+25%) and Escape (+31%) are still at record levels while the Hyundai Elantra is not faring too badly either at +29%, helped by a Top 10 spot in April. The Dodge Avenger is up 30% to #32 but the title of best progression in the Top 50 goes to the Ford Explorer, up 34% to #18 with 62,853 sales.

Acura RDX USA April 2013The Acura RDX is up 171%

As it’s been the case each month this year so far, the Dodge Dart is the best performing all-new model, now ranking #50 with 31,064 sales, but I have said this and I will say it again: this does not make it a success, as Fiat-Chrysler was banking on it to shake the ranking a little more… There are still only two newcomers in the Top 100 but the Subaru XV Crosstrek has now improved to #89 and the Ford C-Max is not far at all anymore, in fact ranking #101. It is followed by the Cadillac ATS at #106, Chevrolet Spark at #108, Cadillac XTS at #122 and Buick Encore at #130.

Toyota Avalon USA April 2013US Toyota Avalon sales are up 84% so far in 2013…

Notice also the Nissan Pathfinder up 181% to #55, the Mazda CX-5 up 221% to #65, Toyota Avalon up 84% to #66, Lexus ES up 90% to #70, Buick Verano up 85% to #90, VW Beetle up 103% to #97, Acura RDX up 171% to #102, the Tesla Model S estimated to rank #142, Nissan Leaf up 160% to #162 and the Hyundai Azera up 270% to #172.

Previous post: USA April 2013: Hyundai Elantra in Top 10

Previous month: USA 3 months 2013: Ford Fusion and Escape at record levels

One year ago: USA April 2012: Toyota Prius up to record 5th place

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Macedonia April 2013: Skoda Rapid confirms pole position

May 22nd, 2013 3 comments

Skoda Rapid 2013Skoda Rapid

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The Macedonian new car market continues to struggle: down 20% year-on-year in April to 298 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 1,266 units, down 10% on 2012. Last month Macedonia became the first country in the world where the Skoda Rapid managed to grab the top spot, and it confirms in April but this time getting rid of the VW Golf to be alone in pole position with 25 sales and an improved 8.4% market share.

The Rapid is #3 year-to-date at 67 units and 5.3% behind the Golf at 89 sales and 7% and the Skoda Yeti at 159 and 12.6% solely thanks to deliveries to the Ministry of Interior back in January. Notice also the Ford Fiesta up 4 spot on March to #3, the Ford Focus up to #4 and now #10 year-to-date and the Chevrolet Spark (#8), Seat Leon (#9) and Toyota Auris (#10) making their appearance in the Macedonian Top 10.

Previous month: Macedonia March 2013: Skoda Rapid in the lead!

Previous year: Macedonia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Opel Astra on top

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World 2 months 2013: Toyota Corolla #1, Wuling Rongguang #6

May 19th, 2013 4 comments

Toyota Corolla World February 2013Toyota Corolla XI (Japanese version): still ahead worldwide.

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Now that we have gone through the worldwide February ranking in detail, the year-to-date updates designed to extract longer-term trends are back! Like in 2012 the Toyota Corolla takes the lead over the Ford Focus, but just: 164,463 sales vs. 161,998… Note the Corolla figure includes the 9th, 10th and 11th generations but not the Corolla hatch/Auris while the Focus figure includes the 2nd and 3rd generation, both in hatch, sedan and station wagon formats. The Hyundai Elantra is also faithful to its 2012 third position over the period thanks to 141,061 units sold while the Ford F-Series is up one spot to #4 and the VW Passat up 2 to #5.

Renault Symbol 2013The Renault Clio/Symbol is #26 worldwide so far in 2013 vs. #33 in 2012.

Boosted by an out-of-this-world third place in February, the Wuling Hongguang is now #6 year-to-date in 2013 with 111,861 sales which is already one third of its total sales for 2012 when it ranked #57 worldwide… The VW Polo/Vento is up 3 ranks compared to 2012 at #8, the VW Jetta and Suzuki Swift/DZire are both up 6 to #13 and #14 respectively, the VW Lavida is up a whopping 61 spots to #20 solely thanks to its #1 passenger car ranking in China, the Chevrolet Silverado is up 7 to #21, Nissan Sentra/Sylphy/Pulsar/Tsuru up 30 to #25 and the Renault Clio/Symbol is up 7 to #26.

Hyundai Santa Fe World 2013. Picture courtesy of whatcar.comThe Hyundai Santa Fe is up from #90 in 2012 to #54 so far in 2013

Further down, notice the ChangAn Minibus up 33 ranks on its Full Year 2012 ranking to #31, the Ford Fusion/Mondeo up 36 to #32, Wuling Rongguang up 8 to #34, Kia Forte/Cerato/K3 up 9 to #36, Nissan Altima/Teana/Maxima up 13 to #38, Renault Duster up 17 to #44, Toyota Prius C up 10 to #48, Hyundai Santa Fe up 26 to #54, Honda NBOX up 30 to #64, Peugeot 208 up 24 to a still shy #66, BYD F3 up 54 to #72, Ford Explorer up 30 to #76 and the Nissan Note up a huge 95 spots to #79.

Previous post: World February 2013: Wuling Hongguang up to #3!

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Brazil mid-May 2013: 4 Fiats in Top 5, Hyundai HB20S up to #22

May 19th, 2013 6 comments

Hyundai HB20S Brazil May 2013. Picture courtesy of noticiasautomotivas.com.brHyundai HB20S

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A very healthy first half of May for new car sales in Brazil, up 6% to 155,653 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 1,259,979 units, up 8% on 2012. While the Brazilian models ranking is traditionally extremely stable to the point of being borderline boring, this year we have events every second week! If the VW Gol unsurprisingly stays on top with 10,586 sales and 6.8%, 4 Fiats follow for potentially the first time ever in the country… The Uno is back in great shape at 10,073 units and 6.5% (vs. 5.7% year-to-date), the Palio is #3 with 8,326 sales and 5.3%, the Strada is up 2 spots on April to #4 at 5,766 units and 3.7% and the Siena is up 3 to #5 with 5,612 sales and 3.6%. An extraordinary performance from Fiat indeed.

Fiat Strada Brazil May 2013Fiat Strada

A far as the two superstar newcomers, roles are reversed this month: the Chevrolet Onix is back up 3 spots to #6 at 5,362 units and 3.4%, however still below its year-to-date level of 3.5%, while its sedan version the Prisma is up 2 ranks to #15 with 2,794 sales and 1.8%. The Hyundai HB20 was tickling the Fiat Palio for 4th position a couple of months back, it is now down to #9 at 4,831 units but its sedan version the HB20S is up 37 spots to #22 with 2,104 sales and 1.4%. Notice also the Peugeot 208 up 12 ranks to #33.

Previous post: Brazil April 2013: Hyundai HB20 all set, now HB20S lands

One year ago: Brazil mid-May 2013: Chevrolet Celta #3, Montana at best-ever

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World February 2013: Wuling Hongguang up to #3!

May 18th, 2013 6 comments

Wuling Hongguang 2013Wuling Hongguang

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It always takes a little longer to gather worldwide data and for February we have the rare addition of Thailand to make the ranking ever closer to official figures. And strong Thailand sales push the Toyota Corolla ahead of the Ford Focus like in 2012 both this month with 78,631 sales vs. 75,723 for the Focus and year-to-date at 164,463 units vs. 161,998. Still extremely close though. Note this figure excludes Corolla hatch/Auris sales. Massive event this month: even though it is only sold in China (for now), the Wuling Hongguang manages to land in third position worldwide thanks to a record 64,096 sales. That’s 500 more than 3 generations of Hyundai Elantra managed to sell all over the world – this should not take away from the excellent score of the Korean model though but just gives a bit of perspective.

Maruti DZire India February 2013. Picture courtesy of Team BHPSuzuki Swift DZire

A few other models shine this month in the world ranking: the Ford F-Series is up to a fantastic 5th position at 62,937 units, the Suzuki Swift/DZire is up 9 spots to brilliantly breaks into the worldwide Top 10 at #10 with a huge 48,557 sales (78% of which achieved in India alone), the Chevrolet Silverado is up 12 to #14, the Renault Clio/Symbol up 10 to #21, Ford Fusion/Mondeo also up 10 to #23, Ford Escape/Kuga up 13 to #33, Toyota Prius C up 12 to #40 and passing the Toyota Prius again (#41), Renault Duster up 3 to #42 and the Toyota RAV4 up 7 to #48.

Previous month: World January 2013: Focus ahead of Corolla, VW Lavida #14

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India April 2013: Maruti DZire threatens Alto for pole position!

May 17th, 2013 7 comments

Maruti DZire India April 2013. Picture courtesy of Gaadi.comMaruti DZire

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Would the Indian new car market have plateaued already? In April it is down for the 5th consecutive month at -8% year-on-year to 199,496 registrations. This brings the year-to-date total to 887,839 units, down 11% on 2012. One year ago the Maruti Swift became only the 4th model since 1950 to snap the monthly pole position. This time it’s the sedan version, the Maruti DZire, that narrowly misses that feat. It sells a magnificent 19,446 units in April for a record 9.7% market share, only 401 units below the Maruti Alto, down below 20,000 monthly sales for the first time since last August. It’s interesting to notice that this the DZire’s 2nd highest volume behind last month’s 19,446 and it’s only the 4th time ever it manages to beat the Swift after last AugustSeptember and March

Honda Amaze India April 2013bHonda Amaze

The top of the models ranking is very stable, with the Top 8 absolutely identical to the 2013 year-to-date charts. The Renault Duster manages to stay within the Indian Top 10 for the second month in a row at #10 with 5,362 sales, improving its market share to a record 2.7%. For its 2nd month in market, the Honda Amaze is up 15 ranks to #13 at 4,852 units, but this performance is at the detriment of both the Brio (-58% on March) and City (-44%)…

Chevrolet Enjoy India April 2013. Picture courtesy of GaadiChevrolet Enjoy

The Chevrolet Sail sedan is up 6 spots to #23 at a record 2,469 sales while the Tata Nano falls further into oblivion: after 3 months at a horrid 1,500 sales, it is now down 37% to just 948 units, the model’s lowest ever monthly tally and first time below 1,000 sales. It ranks #39. Finally we welcome a new model in the Indian ranking this month: the Chevrolet Enjoy at #42 with 691 units. If you are a faithful reader of BSCB you will know that this is none other than a rebadged Wuling Hongguang, currently the best-selling LCV in China!

Previous month: India March 2013: Maruti DZire breaks record, Honda Amaze lands

One year ago: India April 2012: Maruti Swift 4th model since 1950 to rank #1!

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Russia April 2013: Toyota RAV4 in Top 10

May 16th, 2013 No comments

Toyota RAV4 Russia April 2013Toyota RAV4

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Has the Russian car market peaked out? Will we have to wait 2014 to see it pass the 3 million annual sales milestone ? It would appear so, with new car sales down for the 2nd month in a row and in the last 3 years, accelerating their fall in April to -8% at 245,334 registrations. This brings the year-to-date in negative also at -2% to 862,298 units. The Lada Granta is oblivious to this market cough and breaks the 15,000 monthly sales barrier for the very first time at 15,596 units and 6.4% share, adding up to 52,765 and 6.1% year-to-date and reinforcing its 2013 leadership. In the meantime the Hyundai Solaris remains solidly installed in 2nd place, a position it has now held for 4 consecutive months, selling 10,553 units for a 4.3% market share and 35,941 at 4.1% year-to-date, while the Lada Kalina is back on the podium but down 36% year-on-year on the eve of the new generation’s launch.

Renault Duster Russia April 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruRenault Duster

Exceptional hold of the Renault Duster, brilliantly maintaining itself within the Russian Top 5 for the third time in the last 4 months at #5 with 7,600 sales and 3.1% and also ranking #5 year-to-date. In spite of sales down 1% on April 2012, the VW Polo is up two spots on March to reach #6, its highest ever ranking in Russia also hit last January. The Chevrolet Niva is also in excellent shape: up to #7 at 5,724 units and 2.3% while the Lada Samara is back in the Top 10, up 3 ranks to #9.

Chevrolet Niva Russia April 2013Chevrolet Niva

The most spectacular performance this month in Russia is delivered by the Toyota RAV4 boosted by the new generation and up 113% year-on-year to an outstanding 10th place thanks to 4,974 sales and 2% share. It is now #20 year-to-date at 11,410 units and 1.3%. This is the first time since March 2012 that the RAV4 ranks within the Russian monthly Top 25. Notice also the Lada Largus (aka Dacia Logan MCV) up to #14 and the Kia Cee’d back in the Top 25 for the third time in the last 4 months at #18 with 3,330 units and 1.4%. Brand-wise, all Chinese manufacturers in the Top 30 buck the trend and gain significant ground this month: Geely up 88% to #23, Great Wall up 124% to #25, Lifan up 21% to #27 and Chery up 16% to #28.

Previous post: Russia Full Year 2012: Discover the Top 333 All-models ranking!

Previous month: Russia March 2013: Market down for the first time in 3 years

One year ago: Russia April 2012: Lada Granta #4, Chevrolet Cruze breaks into Top 10

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China 4 months 2013: Great Wall Haval H6 now best-selling local

May 15th, 2013 5 comments

Great Wall Haval H6 China April 2013Great Wall Haval H6

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After going through April sales in detail for China, as is the tradition on BSCB we are now exploring the year-to-date ranking to try and extract longer-term trends. The two best-sellers continue to evolve at sky-high levels albeit lower than last month: the VW Lavida is up 99% year-on-year to 155,423 sales (a new record for any passenger car in China after 4 months) while the Ford Focus does even better at +114% and 126,863 units, one year ago it wasn’t even in the Top 10 (#12). The Chevrolet Sail is up a less impressive 23% and remains third while the Buick Excelle drops from #1 at the same time last year to #4 with sales up just 1%.

In 5th place the VW Sagitar is up a whopping 40 spots and 166% year-on-year, this is the biggest gain among the Top 35 models. The Nissan Sylphy also impresses at +87% and 23 ranks in 8th position while the Hyundai Elantra Langdong is still by far the best-performing of the 48 all-new models launched within the last 12 months at #12 and 69,431 sales, with the Kia K3 at #30 and the BYD F3 Surui at #31 the only other newcomers in the Top 50.

VW Santana China April 2013. Picture courtesy of auto.sohu.comVW Santana sales are up 66% year-on-year so far in 2013

The local models ranking is completely reshuffled compared to last year when the FAW Xiali N3/N5 led at #9 (it is now #33). For the first time the Great Wall Haval H6 becomes the most popular national model at #19 with 58,980 sales, passing the Emgrand EC7 at #20 and 58,241 units (+51%). The Great Wall Voleex C30 follows at #21 with 53,909 sales ahead of the Chery QQ at #22 and 52,610 units, up 19% year-on-year.

ChangAn Yuexiang V3 China April 2013ChangAn Yuexiang V3

Other great performers within the Top 100 include the VW Polo up 71% to #18, the Hyundai ix35 up 81% to #26, VW Santana up 66% to #27,  DongFeng Future up 72% to #36, Great Wall Haval M4 up 7056% to #39 (it launched in April 2012), Chevrolet Malibu up 244% to #50, Great Wall Voleex C50 up 188% to #74 and the ChangAn Yuexiang V5 up 99% to #90.

Brilliance H330 China April 2013Brilliance H330

Among other all-new models, notice the ChangAn Yuexiang V3 landing at #66 with 25,296 sales, the Hyundai Santa Fe at #70, Brilliance H230 at #76, ChangAn CS35 at #80, Ford Kuga at #85, Peugeot 3008 at #102, Brilliance H330 at #124, Fiat Viaggio at #125 and the Ford Ecosport at #160.

Previous post: China April 2013: Honda CR-V up to #5, Nissan Teana takes off

Previous month: China 3 months 2013: VW Sagitar and Nissan Sylphy impress

One year ago: China April 2012: Two more low-cost brands make their debut

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Ukraine April 2013: Hyundai Accent and VW Polo on top

May 15th, 2013 2 comments

VW Polo Ukraine April 2013. Picture by road2.ruVW Polo (Russian model shown)

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Ukrainian new car sales are flamboyantly back into positive territory in April, up a whopping 33% year-on-year to 25,884 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 67,512 units, up 5% on 2012. The Hyundai Accent seems to have found its calling: it is the most popular model in the country for the third month in a row thanks to 929 sales and 3.6% share, reinforcing its 2013 year-to-date pole position at 2,361 units and 3.5%. The VW Polo also excels this month, up 4 spots on March and 84% year-on-year to #2 with 872 sales and 3.4% and now #4 year-to-date. The Kia Rio remains in third place both in April and year-to-date at 794 units and 3.1% and 1,900 sales and 2.8% respectively. Notice the Geely CK holding onto its 2nd spot YTD in spite of dropping to #5 this month.

ZAZ Vida Ukraine April 2013. Picture by zr.ruZAZ Vida

After breaking into the Ukrainian Top 10 and Top 5 for the first time last month, the ZAZ Vida which is none other than a badge-engineered previous generation Chevrolet Aveo is up one further rank in April to #4 at 687 units and 2.7% and is now #7 YTD. Other great performers this month include the Toyota RAV4 up 219% to #8 thanks to the new generation, the Hyundai Elantra up 8 spots to #9, the Geely Emgrand EC7 extremely solid again at #12, up 414% year-on-year, the SsangYong Korando up 205% to #16 and the Renault Sandero up 111% to #19.

Chery E5 Ukraine April 2013Chery E5

Further down, notice the Skoda Rapid landing directly in 36th position with 235 sales, the Citroen C-Elysee at #38, the BYD F3 up 684% on April 2012 to #42, the Peugeot 301 breaking into the Ukrainian Top 50 for the first time at #47 with 183 units, the MG 350 up to #77, Lifan X60 up to #100 and the Chery E5/Elara up 420% to #118.

Previous month: Ukraine March 2013: Hyundai Accent and Geely CK in command

One year ago: Ukraine April 2012: Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Accent dominate

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Puerto Rico (USA) April 2013: Podium 100% Toyota, RAV4 #3

May 15th, 2013 No comments

Toyota RAV4 Puerto Rico April 2013Toyota RAV4

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Good news for new car sales in Puerto Rico this month: frankly back in positive territory at +11% year-on-year to 7,638 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 32,276 units, up 5% on 2012. Very impressive showing from Toyota this month: the Japanese manufacturer monopolises the models podium by placing the Corolla at #1 with 598 sales and 7.8%, the Yaris at #2 with 403 units and 5.3% and the RAV4 up 2 spots to #3 with 369 sales and 4.8%!

Jeep Wrangler Puerto Rico April 2013Jeep Wrangler

Another great performer this month is the Jeep Wrangler, up 3 spots on March to land in 5th place at 249 units and 3.3%, the only non-Asian model in the Top 20 with the Ford Edge up 11 ranks to #20. Notice also the Jeep Patriot up 18 spots to #22, the Ford Explorer up 10 to #26, the Chevrolet Sonic up a further 3 ranks to #29 and the Kia Sorento up 15 to #35.

Previous month: Puerto Rico (USA) March 2013: Toyota RAV4 up to #5

Previous year: Puerto Rico Full Year 2012: Toyota Yaris and Corolla on top

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