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Indonesia January 2014: Honda Mobilio breaks into Top 20

February 18th, 2014 No comments

Honda Mobilio Indonesia January 2014. Picture courtesy of viva.co.idHonda Mobilio

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New car sales in Indonesia are up a very healthy 9% year-on-year in January to 103,494 registrations, and once again Toyota is by far the best-selling carmaker thanks to 34,552 sales for a 33.4% market share. No surprises in pole position: the Toyota Avanza still reigns supreme with 16,312 units and 15.8% share while the Toyota Agya seems to start stabilising just above a brilliant 6% share at 6,522 sales and 6.3%, ahead of the Toyota Innova at 5.2% which makes the podium 100% Toyota this month. The Daihatsu Xenia is back up to #5 but still far off its FY2013 level of #2 and 5.3% share, whereas the Daihatsu Ayla loses a bit of steam, down 3 spots on December to #7 and 3.6%.

Suzuki Karimun Wagon R Indonesia January 2014Suzuki Karimun Wagon R

There are a few interesting movements and newcomers further down the Top 20 this month: the Honda Brio Satya (low priced green car) repeats the 12th spot it hit last November thanks to 2,297 sales and 2.2% while its slightly more up-market twin the Honda Brio is up to #16 and 1.8% share. We welcome the Suzuki Karimun Wagon R among the 20 most successful models in the country at #17 with 1,693 sales but the most interesting development is the arrival of the Honda Mobilio at #18 with 1,508 units and 1.5%. The Mobilio is a small MPV variant of the Brio produced locally that is squarely targeted at the Toyota Avanza. It will be fascinating to follow its progression over the next couple of months. Finally, notice the Chevrolet Spin just outside the Top 20 at 1,160 sales.

Previous post: Indonesia Full Year 2013: Toyota Avanza tops new record market

Previous month: Indonesia December 2013: Toyota Agya confirms #2 spot

One year ago: Indonesia January 2013: Avanza #1, Suzuki Ertiga beats records

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California (USA) Full Year 2013: Toyota Prius remains on top

February 14th, 2014 1 comment

Toyota Prius California 2013. Picture courtesy of Motortrend.comToyota Prius

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The Californian new light vehicle market easily outperforms the US overall, with sales up a huge 12% on 2012 to 1,711,563 registrations. This means if California was a country, it would rank #11 in the world just below France (1.79 million) and Canada (1.74 million) and well above South Korea (1.49 million) and Italy (1.31 million)! Very impressive indeed and it gives you an idea of how important a market California actually is. This year the Toyota Prius family remains the most popular ‘model’ in the State with 69,728 sales and 4.1% share, however this figure includes the Prius C and V as CNCDA does not split Prius sales.

Ford F-Series California 2013. Picture courtesy of caranddriver.comFord F-Series sales are up 64% year-on-year in California in 2013.

So it is fair to say that the Honda Civic is actually the best-selling single model in California thanks to 66,982 units sold for a 3.9% market share. The Honda Accord is up 28% and one spot on 2012 to land on the podium at #3 with 63,194 sales, kicking the Toyota Camry down to #4. Another excellent gain for the Toyota Corolla up 37% but remaining 5th while the Ford F-Series, strikingly less popular here than in the rest of the USA, is catching up (kind of) at +64% to #6 with 41,671 units. Notice also the Nissan Altima up 31%, the Toyota Tacoma up 28% to 9 (making it 8 Japanese vehicles in the Top 9!), BMW 3 Series up 43% to break into the Top 10, the Ford Fusion up to #11, Chevrolet Silverado up 42%, Toyota RAV4 up 55%, Nissan Versa up 40% and Ford Escape up 61%. Finally, notice the Tesla Model S selling 8,347 units, almost half of its overall US score!

Previous post: California (USA) Q4 2013: Honda Civic leads, Mercedes CLA a hit

One year ago: California (USA) Full Year 2012: Toyota Prius new leader

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Canada January 2014: Is the Dodge Dart finally taking off?

February 14th, 2014 No comments

Dodge Dart Canada January 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comDodge Dart

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New car sales in Canada are up a shy 0.4% year-on-year in January to 95,796 registrations. Ford remains the most popular brand in the country in spite of sales down 12% to 14,055 sales and is followed like over the FY2013 by Toyota up 12% to 9,328 units, Honda up 10% to 6,820 and Hyundai down 9% to 6,704 while Chevrolet crumbles down 28% to #6 and Nissan is up 37% to #8. Notice also Subaru and Mercedes both up 28% to #14 and #15 respectively, Infiniti up 41% to #22, Fiat up 82% to #24, Lincoln up 73% to #25, Land Rover up 38% to #26 and Maserati up 213% to 25 sales.

Infiniti Q50 Canada January 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comInfiniti sales are up 41% year-on-year in Canada this month.

Model-wise, below the traditional Ford F-Series (-6%), Dodge RAM (+1%) and Honda Civic (+32%), we find the Dodge Grand Caravan up 3 spots on December to #4, the Mazda3 up 38% year-on-year to #7 and the Toyota RAV4 up a huge 221% to #9. Further down, the Dodge Journey is up 11 ranks on last month to #11, the Nissan Rogue up 127% on January 2013 to #13 and the Jeep Cherokee up one further spot to #17.

Jeep Cherokee Canada January 2014. Picture courtesy of motor trend.comJeep Cherokee

But the big question this month in Canada is: do we finally have a winner with the Dodge Dart? Stuck beyond the Top 60 in the USA, the Dart is back up to #23 in Canada for the second time in the last 3 months, this time up 106% year-on-year. A couple of more months at this level and we might need to revise our opinion about the success (or lack thereof) of Dodge’s compact car…

Previous post: Canada Full Year 2013: Ford F-Series breaks all-time record in market strongest in 10 years

Previous month: Canada December 2013: Honda CR-V on podium, Fit up to #14

One year ago: Canada January 2013: Hyundai Elantra on podium for the first time in 18 months

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Greece January 2014: Citroen C4 up to #4 in market up 15%

February 13th, 2014 8 comments

Citroen C4 Greece January 2014. Picture courtesy of L'ArgusCitroen C4

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The Greek new car market delivers its third consecutive month of frank year-on-year gain in January, up 15% to 6,385 registrations. The Top 2 best-sellers are unchanged vs. FY2013: the Toyota Yaris leads the way thanks to 431 sales and 6.8% ahead of the Opel Corsa at 378 units and 5.9%, while the Hyundai i20 climbs onto the podium thanks to 314 sales and 4.9% share. The best performance of the month is delivered by the Citroen C4, up 23 spots on December to shoot up to 4th place at 308 units and 4.8%, potentially because of the diesel model starting at €13,900 instead of €18,350 this month.

Toyota Yaris Greece January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Toyota Yaris remains the best-selling model in Greece this month.

The Skoda Octavia doesn’t do too badly either, up 37 ranks to #7 and 3.1% share vs. #30 and 1% over FY 2013… Notice also the Ford Focus up to #16 vs. #31, Nissan Note up to #18 vs. #91, Audi Q3 up to #20 vs. #53, Suzuki SX4 at #24 vs. #66 and the Opel Mokka at #26 vs. #69. Toyota dominates the brands ranking as it did over FY2013 thanks to 737 sales and 11.5%, followed by Opel at 672 units and 10.5% vs. #3 and 9.5% in 2013. Citroen is up a great 7 spots on December to land in third position thanks to 573 sales and 9.1% vs. 5.7% in 2013, while Hyundai remains 4th at 7.4% and Volkswagen is down to 5th and 7% vs. #2 and 10.8% in 2013. Notice also Audi up to #10, Renault up to #12 and Chevrolet up to #18.

Previous post: Greece Full Year 2013: Toyota Yaris reclaims lead from Opel Corsa

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One year ago: Greece January 2013: Toyota Yaris and Hyundai i30 shine

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Ukraine Full Year 2013: ZAZ Sens new leader, Geely CK up to #3

February 13th, 2014 No comments

ZAZ Sens Ukraine 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe ZAZ Sens leads the Ukrainian car market for the first time this year.

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New car sales in Ukraine are down 10% year-on-year in 2013 to 213,322 registrations, and I can now share with you a models ranking for the Full Year 2013. For the first time ever, the ZAZ Sens is the most popular vehicle at home thanks to sales up 4% to 7,096 and 3.3% share. Note its twin the ZAZ Lanos was leader from 2006 to 2011 but only ranks #6 this year. In fact, it seems there is a curse associated with topping the annual sales charts in Ukraine: the Skoda Octavia, #1 in 2012, is down a harsh 57% to #12 this year… The Hyundai Accent is up one spot on 2012 but down 20% to #2 with 5,573 units and 2.6% share. But the biggest surprise comes in third position…

Geely CK Ukraine 2013The Geely CK is the third most popular vehicle in Ukraine in 2013.

The Geely CK is up a fantastic 6 spots to climb onto the podium in 2013 thanks to sales up 2% to 5,069 units and 2.4% share. Already #1 in July and December 2012, the CK reiterates this feat in January this year. But wait there’s more Geely great news: the Emgrand 7 is up a huge 70% on 2012 to land inside the annual Top 10 at #9 with 4,192 sales and 2%, peaking at #2 in September and #3 in both November and December. This means both the CK and Emgrand 7 are now posing themselves as serious candidates for the 2014 overall top spot. Add to this the Geely MK-2/Cross up 116% and 43 spots to #23 and the Geely MK up 4 ranks to #24 and you have a truly outstanding year in Ukraine for Geely, now #3 manufacturer in the country.

ZAZ Vida Ukraine 2013. Picture by zr.ruZAZ Vida

In other news, the ZAZ Vida – a badge-engineered previous generation Chevrolet Aveo – is up 129% to #4 with 4,923 sales for its first full year in market, the Renault Logan remains 5th but delivered an excellent 2nd place both in November and December, the Bogdan 110 (aka Lada 110) is up a massive 196% and 40 ranks on 2012 to slip inside the Top 10 at #10 and the Skoda Rapid lands directly at #11 with 3,674 sales, already the brand’s best-seller in the country just above the Octavia. Further down, notice the Ford Focus up 47% to #15, the Toyota RAV4 up 83% to #18 and the SsangYong Korando up 34% to #25.

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One year ago: Ukraine Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia and Kia Rio shine

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Mexico January 2014: VW Vento lands in 7th place

February 13th, 2014 No comments

VW Vento Mexico January 2014. Picture courtesy of autosactual.comVW Vento

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New car sales in Mexico continue on their good trajectory in January, up 1.5% year-on-year to 85,504 registrations. The Chevrolet Aveo stays on top by far thanks to 5,582 sales and 6.5% while unbelievably the antediluvian Nissan Tsuru is back up two spots on December to #2 with sales up 27% year-on-year to 3,995 units and 4.7%, passing the Nissan Versa (-19%) and VW Clasico (-10%). But the big event this month is the thunderous arrival of the all-new VW Vento (aka Polo sedan) inside the the Mexican Top 10 at #7 with 2,244 sales and 2.6%. Cheap(ish), small sedan in a country that virtually only buys affordable sedans, that’s a good choice for Volkswagen. The Nissan March also shines, up 23% to #8.

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Russia Full Year 2013: Discover the Top 390 All-models ranking!

February 11th, 2014 No comments

Chery Tiggo FL Russia 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Chery Tiggo FL is the best-selling all-new Chinese model in Russia this year.

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After December 2013 figures, I can now share with you for the first time on BSCB an All-models ranking including LCVs for the Full Year 2013 in Russia. Let’s go straight beyond the Top 25 (All-brands and Top 25 are analysed here) to discover the Mitsubishi Outlander up 24% to #29 and the ASX up 23% to #30, making it two Mitsubishis inside the Russian Top 30 this year vs. none in 2012. The SsangYong Actyon is up 26% to #36, the Mazda CX-5 up 51% to #37 and the Honda CR-V up 46% to #40.

Mitsubishi Outlander Russia 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Mitsubishi Outlander breaks into the Russian Top 30 in 2013.

Thanks to sales up 37% to 18,022, the Great Wall Hover becomes the best-selling Chinese model in Russia in 2013, passing the Lifan Solano down 38% to #67. However the Lifan X60 (Chinese leader in December) is catching up fast: up a huge 1013% on 2012 to land at #42 with 15,808 units for its first full year in market. Notice also the Geely Emgrand up 232% to #46 and 14,500 sales, making it 3 Chinese models in the Russian Top 50 this year vs. only one in 2012. Further down we find the Geely MK/MK Cross (#54), Chery Tiggo (#93), Chery Tiggo FL landing directly at #128, the Chery Indis (#141) and FAW V5 (#162).

Nissan Almera Russia 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe previous generation Nissan Almera is all-new for Russia in 2013…

A testament to the very healthy dynamism of the Russian new car market, no less than 40 all-new models make their first appearance in the sales charts in 2013, led by the Chevrolet Cobalt at #39 with 18,519 sales, the Nissan Almera at #43 and 15,704 units and the new generation Skoda Octavia at #48 and 13,663 sales. We also have the Daewoo Gentra at #72, new generation Kia Cerato at #73, Citroen C4 Sedan at #77 and Toyota Venza at #122.

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Russia December 2013: Discover the Top 350 All-models ranking!

February 11th, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Cobalt Russia December 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Chevrolet Cobalt ranks #26 in Russia in December.

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Very exciting times today! For the very first time on BSCB I can share with you a monthly all-models ranking for Russia. This is particularly fascinating given we only currently have access to the Top 25 models year-to-date for this country, which means the more we get into the year, the more the ranking is inaccurate as new models launch and perform better than their year-to-date ranking. You will notice a lot of models I have picked up during my 2013 Trans-Siberian Railway Series… My first note on this ranking is the presence of LCVs which are not included in AEB’s model updates, and logically the GAZ Gazelle ranks 6th with 6,941 sales, way above the Ford Transit at #49 and the UAZ 3909 ‘Bukhanka’ at #60.

Skoda Octavia Russia December 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe new generation Skoda Octavia is already #16 this month.

The first ‘newcomer’ in the ranking (as in which didn’t appear in my year-to-date-led updates) is the new generation Skoda Octavia, up to a fantastic 16th place for its 7th month in market thanks to 4,033 sales and 1.5% share, effectively replacing the previous generation in the sales charts. The Mitsubishi ASX delivers its best monthly volume of the year at #20 with 3,451 units, as do the Nissan X-Trail at #22 and 3,240 sales and the all-new Nissan Almera at #24 with 3,028 units. Confirming my very frequent local sightings (especially in Kazan, Tatarstan), the Chevrolet Cobalt, launched in January, is up to #26 with 2,997 sales in December, its 4th consecutive month above 2,000 monthly units and the nameplate’s best-ever month so far.

Lifan X60 Russia December 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Lifan X60 delivers its best monthly volume so far in Russia in December.

Just below we find the Mitsubishi Outlander (particularly successful in Yekaterinburg) with 2,950 sales and 1.1%, while the Daewoo Gentra, launched last September so post my visit in the country but none other than a facelifted Lacetti, shoots up to #29 with a best-ever 2,717 units in December. The Skoda Fabia is up to #30, the UAZ Patriot to #31 and the Lifan X60 spectacularly takes the lead of all Chinese models sold in Russia, ranking 35th this month with a record 2,405 sales. Notice also the Mazda CX-5 (popular in Irkutsk) at #38, the Toyota Prado (preferred in Krasnoyarsk) at #41, the Geely Emgrand at #42 and the Ford Kuga at #43.

Kia Cerato Russia December 2013. Picture courtesy of drivenn.ruThe Kia Cerato is particularly appreciated in Moscow.

Further down, the all-new Citroen C4 Sedan is up to #55 (helped by its success in St Petersburg), the Peugeot 408 ranks #58, the Chery Tiggo FL is up to #62 with an all-time high 1,103 sales for its 6th month in market, the new generation Kia Cerato is #68 (thanks to strong sales in Moscow) Jeep Grand Cherokee is up to #82 vs. #133 over the FY2013, the Toyota Venza is up to #90 vs. #122, the FAW V5 (sighted in Irkutsk and on Lake Baikal) ranks #118 with 425 sales, and the Citroen C-Elysee (#140) and Peugeot 301 (#145) are a little shy for now.

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Uruguay (brands) Full Year 2013: One in 4 new cars is Chinese!

February 11th, 2014 No comments

FAW S80 Uruguay 2013The S80 is one of 20 models Chinese manufacturer FAW sells in Uruguay.

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In 2013, Uruguayan new car sales reach an all-time record for the 4th consecutive year, up 8% on 2012 to 57,333 registrations. Let’s not beat around the bush: the main interest in Uruguay is how amazingly strong Chinese carmakers are here, carving themselves a place in the sun and even impacting the top sellers’ share. Leader Chevrolet has gone from 25% of the market in 2010 to just 15.1% this year, down 13% on 2012, while Volkswagen is down 12% to just 10.7% vs. 13% in 2012. Granted, Fiat (+38%) and Nissan (+11%) seem untouched but who else than Chery do we see pop up in 5th position overall, up 32% on 2012 to 3,364 sales and 5.9% share?

Geely LC Cross Uruguay 2013. Picture courtesy of gearheads.co.zaGeely LC Cross. Geely only sold 25 units less than Toyota in Uruguay in 2013.

As a whole, Chinese manufacturers hold a world-best 23.3% market share in Uruguay in 2013 (vs. 19.5% in 2012) thanks to sales up 29% to 13,359 units. This means one in every 4 new cars bought in the country is Chinese, making Uruguay by far the overseas market where the Chinese are the most popular. In fact, out of 54 brands selling at least one unit here in 2013, 26 are Chinese, 21 of them gaining ground on 2012! First Automobile Works (FAW) is up 20% year-on-year to become the 2nd Chinese brand to ever break into the Uruguayan Top 10 at #10 and 3.3%.

Zotye Hunter Uruguay 2013. Picture courtesy of all-carz.comZotye Hunter. Zotye is one of 6 Chinese carmakers to have launched in Uruguay in 2013.

Further down, Geely is up a spectacular 67% to pass Citroen at #13, only 25 units short off beating Toyota (!), BYD up 28% to #15, Great Wall up 7% to #16, DongFeng up 12% to #17, Lifan up a mammoth 158% to #18, JAC up 8% to #20, Haima up 113% to #22, ChangHe doubles its sales to #27 and Gonow is up 15% to #29. And the Chinese offensive is not slowing down: no less than 6 manufacturers make their first appearance in the Uruguayn annual sales in 2013: Zotye (#35), MG (#36), ZNA (#40), JMC (#47), Higer (#49) and BAIC (#53).

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USA January 2014: Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue up

February 8th, 2014 7 comments

Nissan Rogue USA January 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Nissan Rogue hits its highest ever ranking in the US this month.

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New light vehicle sales in the US start the year on the wrong foot: down 3% on January 2013 to 1,012,582 registrations. Ford remains the most popular brand in the country in spite of sales down 9% to 147,521 units and is followed this month by Toyota (-9%), passing Chevrolet (-13%). Nissan is up a beautiful 10% to become #4 carmaker in the US ahead of Honda (-4%) while Jeep is up a splendid 38% to #7 and 41,910 sales. After a weak December (#16), Kia is back up to its traditional 8th spot, Subaru maintains itself among the 10 most popular brands in the country at #10, Infiniti is up 26% on January 2014, Lincoln up 42% and Maserati up 230% to 567 sales.

Toyota RAV4 USA January 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Toyota RAV4 is at its highest in over 3 years in the US.

In the models ranking, with the Ford F-Series at #1 followed by the Chevrolet Silverado and the RAM Pick-up (+22%), the 3 best-sellers are all pick-up trucks for the third time in the last 4 months but only the 4th time in 8 years (since February 2006). The Toyota Camry is back to #1 passenger car in 4th place overall in spite of sales down a harsh 27% to 23,332 units. The Toyota Corolla is up 6 spots on December to land at #5, ahead of the Nissan Altima up two to #6 with the Ford Fusion also performing well at #8. The Toyota RAV4 is up 45% to #12 (the last time it ranked higher in the US was in October 2010), the Hyundai Elantra up 26% to #14, the Nissan Rogue up 54% to a best-ever 16th place, the Subaru Forester up 64% to #24 and Toyota Highlander up 21% to #25 while the Jeep Cherokee ranks 26th for its third month in market at 10,505 units and the Volvo V60 makes its very first appearance in the US ranking at #219 with 322 sales.

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