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Namibia December 2012: Toyota Hilux and VW Polo Vivo on top

June 14th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Hilux Namibia December 2012Toyota Hilux in Namibia. Picture by MrBlackSun, all rights reserved.

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Thanks to Sonico I can share with you for the first time on BSCB official models sales data for Namibia. Disappointing figures for the new car market in Namibia in December, down 16% on November to 887 registrations, split into 419 Passenger Cars and 468 Commercial Vehicles. These monthly figures are roughly 25% down on the monthly average for 2012 so 2013 could be a difficult year for new vehicle sales in the country. The Toyota Hilux is officially the best-selling model in Namibia in November with 160 sales and a huge 18% market share, followed by the VW Polo Vivo at 60 units and 6.8% share. Other big sellers include the Chevrolet Utility with 49 sales and 5.5% and the Ford Ranger at 37 units and 4.2%.

Previous post: Namibia March 2012: Toyota and Volkswagen hold 52% of the market

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South Africa May 2013: VW Polo passes old mate Polo Vivo

June 12th, 2013 2 comments

VW Polo South Africa 2013VW Polo

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New car sales in South Africa continue to be extremely robust, up 7% year-on-year in May to 53,997 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 268,156 units, up 7% on 2012. Another strong month for the Toyota Hilux in pole position for the 7th time in the last 12 months with 3,076 sales and 5.7%. In 2nd place we witness a very rare event: the VW Polo passes its old bro the Polo Vivo for only the 2nd time ever after last December thanks to 2,688 units and 5% vs. 2,645 and 4.9% for the Polo Vivo which however remains #2 year-to-date by far.

The Chevrolet Utility has a solid month at #4, the Toyota Etios spends its 13th consecutive month inside the South African Top 7 at #6, the Toyota Corolla/Auris is back up to #8 and the Mercedes C-Class is stable at #13. Notice also the Mazda3 up 14 spots to #21 and the Renault Clio IV up 15 ranks to #25.

Previous month: South Africa April 2013: Toyota Hilux and Mercedes A-Class shine

One year ago: South Africa May 2012: Toyota Etios lands directly at #7!

Full May 2013 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Germany May 2013: BMW 3 Series back on podium

June 12th, 2013 12 comments

BMW 3 Series Germany May 2013BMW 3 Series

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Tough month for new car sales in Germany, down 10% year-on-year in May to 261,316 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 1,219,717 units, down 9% on 2012. Below the VW Golf at 7.3% share and the VW Passat at 2.3%, the BMW 3 Series is back inside the German podium for the 5th time in the last 6 months at #3 with 6,203 sales and 2.2% share after dropping to #5 in April. With the VW Polo down to #4 and 1.8%, the 3 Series also reclaims the third spot in the 2013 year-to-date ranking.

Opel Adam Germany May 2013. Picture courtesy of autozeitung.deOpel Adam

The Audi A3 lodges another extremely solid month at #5 with 4,991 units and 1.8% while the VW Tiguan and BMW 1 Series are stable at #6 and #7 respectively and the Opel Corsa is up 6 spots to #10. There is only one foreign model in the German Top 20 this month: the Skoda Fabia (#20), there are 6 in the Top 30: the Skoda Octavia (#23), Fiat Ducato (#25), Seat Ibiza (#27), Seat Leon/Toledo/Altea (#28) and the Hyundai i30 (#30), and there are only 11 in the Top 50: the Fiat 500 (#36), Toyota Yaris (#42), Dacia Sandero (#46), Renault Clio (#49) and Peugeot 208 (#50).

VW Beetle Germany May 2013VW Beetle

Other great performers this month in Germany include the Ford C-Max up 27 ranks on April to #26, the Opel Adam up 4 to a record #33, the VW Beetle up 5 to a best-ever #41 for this generation and the Mercedes CLA up 8 to #53. Five newcomers make themselves noticed: the Peugeot 2008 is up a whopping 125 ranks to #79, the Renault Captur lands directly at #91, the Chevrolet Trax is up 134 to #132, the Renault Zoe up 62 to #193 and the Jaguar F-Type up 57 to #203.

Previous month: Germany April 2013: Audi A3 and Mercedes E-Class up

One year ago: Germany May 2012: Mercedes B-Class hits highest ranking ever

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Greece May 2013: Lancia Ypsilon and Audi A3 impress

June 11th, 2013 3 comments

Lancia Ypsilon Greece 2013Lancia Ypsilon

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I told you not to get too excited: after gaining an astounding 21% year-on-year last month, new car sales in Greece are back down to hell but this time the Greek gods are clement and make it fall by just 1% to 5,242 registrations. This brings the year-to-date total to 24,717 units, down 8% on 2012. For the 6th time in the last 12 months, the Toyota Yaris is the most popular model in the country thanks to 389 sales and 7.4%, and this time the VW Polo follows at an excellent 344 units and 6.6% with the Opel Corsa rounding up the podium with 247 sales and 4.4%.

Audi A3 2013. Picture courtesy of L'ArgusAudi A3

The Nissan Micra makes it 4 small cars in the Top 4 like last month, up 17 spots on April while the VW Golf remains #5. Notice also the Ford Fiesta up 5 ranks to #6, the Lancia Ypsilon confirming Greece is its best overseas country, up 7 spots to #13, the Audi A3 up 8 to #15, the Suzuki Alto up 17 to #18, Chevrolet Spark up 29 to #21 and the Seat Leon up from outside the Top 50 to #25… Finally the Mercedes CLA makes its first appearance in the Greek ranking at a shiny 54th position.

Previous post: Greece mid-May 2013: Toyota and VW lead market down 35%

Previous month: Greece April 2013: Hyundai i20 #2 in market up 21%!

One year ago: Greece May 2012: A Citroen leads for the first time since July 1999

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USA 5 months 2013: Discover the Top 270 best-selling models

June 10th, 2013 5 comments

Subaru Forester USA May 2013The Subaru Forester is up 36% year-on-year so far in 2013 

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As it has now been the tradition for nearly one year, after exploring the Top 258 models in the US in May we have a closer look at the year-to-date ranking to extract longer-term trends. Overall the US market is up 7% to 6,424,707 registrations. Extremely strong May sales push the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado further away from the rest of the pack, up 22% to just under 300,000 sales for the former and up 24% to just under 200,000 units for the latter. The Toyota Camry is still in difficulty at -5% in third place and one of only two models to lose ground year-on-year in the Top 10 with the Honda Civic.

Toyota Tundra USA May 2013Toyota Tundra sales are 15% above one year ago in 2013.

The Honda Accord at #4 (+23%), Dodge Ram at #6 (+23%), Ford Fusion at #7 (+22%) and Ford Escape at #10 (+30%) are all the Top 10 models that improve much faster than the market. The Subaru Forester at #50 and +36% dethrones the Ford Explorer (#19, +34%) as the biggest improver inside the Top 50, while the Hyundai Elantra (+30%), Dodge Avenger (+22%) and Toyota Tacoma (+21%) all perform very solidly.

Nissan Leaf USA May 2013US sales Nissan Leaf have almost tripled compared to 2012.

The Dodge Dart is knocked out of the Top 50 by the Subaru Forester and lands at #51 with 38,512 sales, still the best-performing all-new model in the ranking but still not living to Fiat-Chrysler’s expectations… Way below but gaining 4 spots compared to last month at #85 we find the Subaru XV Crosstrek with 20,438 units, then the Ford C-Max at #102 (-1), Cadillac ATS at #106 (stable), Chevrolet Spark at #111 (-3), Cadillac XTS at #123 (-1) and Buick Encore at #135 (-5 even though the model was just launched).

Mercedes SL Class USA May 2013Mercedes SL-Class sales are up 158% so far in the US.

Notice also the Nissan Pathfinder up 202% to #54 thanks to the new model (the biggest progression in the Top 100), the Mazda CX-5 up 172% to #66, Toyota Avalon up 108% to #67, Acura RDX up 122% to #93, Infiniti JX35 up 135% to #124, Nissan Leaf up 191% to #152 and the Mercedes SL Class up 158% to #195.

Previous post: USA May 2013: Ford F-Series hits highest volume in 7 years!

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

One year ago: USA May 2012: Chevrolet Malibu hits highest volume in 10 years

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USA May 2013: Ford F-Series hits highest volume in 7 years!

June 10th, 2013 12 comments

Ford F-Series USA May 2013. Picture courtesy of Motor TrendThe Ford F-Series returns to pre-financial crisis volumes…

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As predicted last week, the US new car market has rebounded in May to a seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) of 15.2 million units. Monthly registrations are up a very dynamic 8% year-on-year to 1,444,626 which brings the year-to-date total to 6,424,707 units, up 7% on 2012. WardsAuto says this is the 24th consecutive month Light Vehicle sales volumes outpace same-month prior-year results, and the 32nd consecutive month the monthly daily sales rate grew compared to year-ago. At 207,952 units, Toyota has its best month since August 2009 which was the peak of the cash for clunkers scrappage program while Subaru simply had its best month ever at 39,892 deliveries, up 32% year-on-year.

Ford F-Series USA May 2013bYes the Ford F-Series deserves a second picture this month…

Again as predicted last week, extremely strong pick-up sales are pushing the US market up. The best illustration of this trend is the exceptional performance of the Ford F-Series returning to pre-financial crisis levels. At 71,604 sales, it is up a mammoth 31% on May 2012 and crosses the 70,000 monthly units milestone for the first time since March 2007. Even more impressive, this is the F-Series’ best May figure since 2005 and its best month overall in almost 7 years, since August 2006 when it sold 76,804 units. Year-to-date, Ford’s best-selling pick-up is now up 22% to 299,477 sales which is 100,000 more than any other vehicle on the market. Notice also the Chevrolet Silverado up 25% to 43,283 units at #2 and the Dodge Ram up 22% to 31,672 at #6.

Ford Escape USA May 2013. Picture courtesy of Truck TrendThe Ford Escape breaks its monthly volume record in the US this month…

After two months out, the Toyota Camry is back to #1 Passenger Car at #3 overall with 39,216 sales (-1%) ahead of the Honda Accord (+12%) and the Nissan Altima, back up 9 spots on last months and up 41% year-on-year to #5. The Ford Escape delivers its best-ever monthly volume at 29,123 units (+26%) in 9th place while the Hyundai Elantra clocks up another very solid month, up 33% to #13 and 25,090 sales.

Previous post: USA May 2013: Sales expected to bounce back

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

One year ago: USA May 2012: Chevrolet Malibu hits highest volume in 10 years

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Venezuela May 2013: Chevrolet Orlando shoots up to #7

June 9th, 2013 1 comment

Chevrolet Orlando Venezuela 2013Chevrolet Orlando

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After surging by 29% last month, the Venezuelan new car market is disappointingly back down 5% year-on-year in May to 11,145 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 49,548 units, down 10% on 2012. Faithful to its volatile tradition, the models rankings gets another shuffle this month apart from the pole position closely guarded by the Chevrolet Aveo at 1,314 sales and 11.8% share. The Mitsubishi Lancer impresses again, up one spot on April to #2 at 980 units and an outstanding 8.8% share, followed by the Ford F350 up 2 ranks to #3 and the Ford Explorer up 5 to #4.

The Chevrolet Orlando delivers the best performance of the month, up 13 spots to reach a best-ever 7th spot with 400 sales and 3.6%, beating the #10 spot it reached for its first month in market last November. The DongFeng S30 is easing down slowly to #8 this month but remains on the 2013 year-to-date podium with just under 3,000 units sold and 6% market share.

Previous month: Venezuela April 2013: DongFeng S30 holds

One year ago: Venezuela May 2012: Ford F350 hits highest share ever at 7.8%

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Mexico May 2013: Nissan Versa back on podium

June 8th, 2013 No comments

Nissan Versa Mexico 2013Nissan Versa

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The Mexican new car market is up 9% year-on-year in May to 87,518 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 418,274 units, also up 9% on 2012. 18th month in a row in pole position for the Chevrolet Aveo thanks to 5,643 sales and 6.4%, it is followed once again by the VW Clasico at 4,771 units and 5.5% (its best share so far this year) while the Nissan Versa is back on the podium at #3 with 3,924 sales and 4.5%.

The Chevrolet Spark remains solid in 5th place at 2,809 units and 3.2%, the Nissan Chasis Largo is back inside the Top 10 at #8 while among recent launches, the Chevrolet Trax, Sonic and Renault Duster seem to now have plateaued at 1.5%, 1.4% and 0.8% share respectively.

Previous month: Mexico April 2013: Nissan March back in Top 10

One year ago: Mexico May 2012: Chevrolet Spark and Honda CR-V shine

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Croatia May 2013: VW Golf and Polo kick arse

June 6th, 2013 No comments

VW Golf Croatia May 2013VW Golf

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After a write-off of a first quarter (-46% on 2012!), the Croatian new car market is feeling a little more rosy now: sales are down just 1% year-on-year in May at 3,344 units, making it the first 3,000+ sales month in Croatia since June 2012! The year-to-date total stands at 12,194 registrations, still down a paltry 28% on 2012. Volkswagen continues to conquer the market, now placing the VW Golf and Polo atop the sales charts both this month and year-to-date. In fact with 272 sales, the VW Golf delivers the best monthly volume for any vehicle since the VW Polo sold 318 units in June 2011

Chevrolet Spark Croatia May 2013Chevrolet Spark

All Top 6 models lodge much higher market shares than their 2013 year-to-date levels this month: the Golf is at 8.1% vs. 6.3%, the Polo at 7.4% vs. 5.3%, the Opel Astra at 6.2% vs. 5.1%, the Opel Corsa at 5.9% vs. 3.1%, the Hyundai i30 at 3.7% vs. 2.7% and the Chevrolet Spark coming up from outside the Top 20 in April directly to #6 at 3% share vs. 1.5% year-to-date. Notice also the Hyundai ix35 up 12 spots to #8 and the Peugeot 308 up 9 to #9.

Previous month: Croatia April 2013: VW Polo and Golf runaway leaders

One year ago: Croatia May 2012: VW Polo leads, Up! #9, Peugeot 208 #12

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Brazil May 2013: Ford Fiesta hits highest ranking in 8 years

June 6th, 2013 13 comments

Ford Fiesta Brazil May 2013. Picture courtesy of new model pushed the Ford Fiesta to its highest ranking in Brazil since January 2005…

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New car sales in Brazil continue to evolve at record heights, with May up a very solid 10% year-on-year to 300,614 registrations. This means the year-to-date total now stands at 1,404,925 units, up 9% on 2012. At this rate, 2013 could well be the year the Brazilian market crosses the symbolic 4 million annual sales mark for the first time, a milestone that only 4 countries in the world have passed before: the USA, China, Japan and Germany (once in 1991)… The models ranking podium is unchanged and identical to both 2013 year-to-date and Full Year 2012 rankings: the VW Gol leads, followed by the Fiat Uno and Palio.

Peugeot 208 Brazil May 2013. Picture courtesy of 208

The performance of the month is delivered by the Ford Fiesta hatch boosted by the new model: it is up 7 spots on April and 4 on mid-May to a brilliant 4th place with 11,395 sales and 3.8% share. This is the Fiesta’s highest ranking in Brazil since it hit the same spot at mid-April 2011 and its highest month-end position in over 8 years: it reached #3 in January 2005… The two stars of the previous couple of months are both taking a breather in May: the Chevrolet Onix is down 2 spots compared to the mid-May ranking to #8 and the Hyundai HB20 is down 5 ranks on April to #9 but remains #4 year-to-date. Notice also the Chevrolet Prisma up to #14, the Hyundai HB20S up to #22 and the Peugeot 208 up to #31.

Previous post: Brazil mid-May 2013: 4 Fiats in Top 5, Hyundai HB2oS up to #22

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

One year ago: Brazil May 2012: VW Gol, Fiat Uno and Palio on podium

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