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Italy June 2013: Now with the Top 175 best-selling models!

July 31st, 2013 2 comments

Peugeot 2008 Italy June 2013The Peugeot 2008 is up to #69 in Italy in June.

* See the Top 175 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Paolo *

After going through the Top 150 best-sellers over the first half of 2013, thanks to Paolo we can now have a look at the Top 175 for June. This is where we discover that the Opel Mokka at #51 is already threatened by its twin the Chevrolet Trax at #52, the Opel Insignia is up to #57 vs. #82 year-to-date, the Opel Adam up to #63, Peugeot 2008 up to #69, Mercedes CLA up to #83, Ford Galaxy up to #87 vs. #150 year-to-date and the BMW 3 Series GT lands at #107.

Previous post: Italy 6 months 2013: Discover the Top 150 best-selling models!

Original June post: Italy June 2013: Renault Clio best-selling foreigner at #5

Original 6 months post: Italy 6 months 2013: Fiat 500L & Renault Clio invite themselves in Top 10

One year ago: Italy June 2012: Lancia Delta and Toyota Yaris at highest in 3 years

Full June 2013 Top 175 Ranking Table below.

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World 6 months 2013: Top 20 market updates (almost) complete

July 31st, 2013 2 comments

Toyota Aqua Japan June 2013bThe Toyota Aqua misses the top spot for 136 sales in Japan…

Contact me on matt@bestsellingcarsblog.com if you need a more in-depth analysis of any of the markets listed below.

Now that July is coming to an end, I’m happy to report that nearly all Top 20 worldwide biggest markets have now been explored in detail. You will find all the links below. The only two missing boxes are Thailand which is always a challenge to get hold of – so I have inserted the link to the 5 months 2013 article below, and Saudi Arabia for which the most recent models data is February. I am also hoping to be able to share with you very shortly an All-models ranking for the UK. Enjoy!

Original Top 20 worldwide markets post: World 6 months 2013: The biggest car markets: China and UK strongest

1. China 6 months 2013: VW Lavida reigns, Nissan Sylphy up 111%

2. USA 6 months 2013: Ford F-Series at strongest in 7 years, Honda Accord getting close to Toyota Camry for #1 passenger car title

3. Japan 6 months 2013: Toyota Prius and Aqua fight it off

4. Brazil 6 months 2013: Hyundai HB20 and Chevrolet Onix shake up the ranking

5. Germany 6 months 2013: BMW 3 Series back on podium

6. Russia 6 months 2013: Market transformation continues

7. UK 6 months 2013: Peugeot 208 and BMW 1 Series break into Top 10

8. India 6 months 2013: Maruti DZire and Mahindra Bolero hit records

9. France 6 months 2013: Renault Clio IV and Peugeot 208 land on top

10. Canada 6 months 2013: Ford F-Series on track for another record year

Renault Symbol Turkey June 2013The Renault Symbol is #2 in Turkey so far in 2013.

11. South Korea 6 months 2013: Kia Morning leads ranking gone mad

12.  Thailand 5 months 2013: Discover the Top 35 best-selling models!

13. Italy 6 months 2013: Fiat 500L and Renault Clio invite themselves in Top 10, Italy 6 months 2013: Discover the Top 150 best-selling models!

14. Indonesia 6 months 2013: Suzuki Ertiga invites itself in 4th position

15. Australia 6 months 2013: Toyota Corolla leads for the first time (with Top 292 All-models)

16. Mexico 6 months 2013: Chevrolet Aveo leads, 6 Nissans in Top 10

17. Argentina 6 months 2013: Chevrolet Classic under siege

18. Spain 6 months 2013: Opel Corsa threatens Seat Ibiza domination

19. Saudi Arabia February 2013: Toyota Hilux edges back past Corolla (now with 2005-2012 Historical Data)

20. Turkey 6 months 2013: Fiat Linea and Renault Symbol on top (with Top 332 All-models)

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Egypt June 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 on the podium

July 29th, 2013 4 comments

Geely Emgrand EC7 Egypt June 2013. Picture courtesy of masrmotors.comGeely Emgrand EC7

* See the Top 127 All-models ranking by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Ldman *

After one month off due to the unrest in the country, Egypt is back on BSCB for June figures, up 17% year-on-year to 16,002 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 102,452 units, up 15% on 2012. If the Chevrolet TFR Single Cab pick-up (a previous gen Isuzu D-Max) and the Hyundai Verna from 2 generations ago still dominate the ranking in this order, the big surprise is on the third step of the podium: Chinese model Geely Emgrand EC7 manages to rank #3 both in May with 1,052 sales and 5.7% and in June at 1,000 units and 6.2%! It now ranks #6 year-to-date with 3,747 sales and 1.7%.

Renault Sandero Egypt June 2013Renault Sandero

The Renault Sandero (still the old generation) is up 8 spots on May to #4 at 888 units and 5.5% share and now #10 year-to-date vs. #23 in 2012 while the new generation Hyundai Elantra continues to climb back the ranking at #5, as does the Toyota Corolla at #6. The Golden Dragon Haice gets a boost at #9, its 6th time inside the Egyptian Top 10 in the last 11 months. The new gen Kia Rio is up 10 ranks to #12, the all-new Cerato up 11 to #16, all-new Carens up one to #17 and the Brilliance V5 is up 15 to #18.

Peugeot 301 Egypt June 2013. Picture courtesy of nilemotors.comPeugeot 301

Among recent launches, we welcome the Peugeot 301 at #23 with 210 sales and 1.3% after ranking #24 in May, the Speranza Envy (aka Chery E5) is stable at #25, the Geely Pandino lands at #26 with 182 units and 1.1% and the Citroen C-Elysee appears at #55 with 35 sales.

If you require a more in-depth analysis of the Egyptian new car market, contact me at matt@bestsellingcarsblog.com

Previous post: Egypt April 2013: Speranza Envy lands

Previous year: Egypt Full Year 2012: Hyundai Elantra snaps up podium ranking

Full June 2013 Top 127 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Italy 6 months 2013: Discover the Top 150 best-selling models!

July 29th, 2013 1 comment

Opel Mokka Italy June 2013The Opel Mokka is one of 3 all-new models in the Italian Top 150.

* See the Top 150 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

Contact me at matt@bestsellingcarsblog.com if you require a more in-depth analysis of the Italian new car market.

Thanks to Paolo and Quattroruote magazine, I can share with you today for the first time on BSCB much more detail on the best-selling models in Italy, namely a Top 150. Exciting times indeed! So let’s get straight to the unknown parts of the ranking… Firstly, the Opel Mokka is actually #44 with 4,813 sales contrary to previous data released by UNRAE, making it 3 (almost) all-new models in the Italian Top 50 over the period with the Fiat 500L at #7 and Ford B-Max at #40.

Toyota Auris Italy June 2013Toyota Auris sales are up 225% year-on-year in Italy.

The BMW X1 is up 16 spots and 21% year-on-year to #57, the Toyota RAV4 up 13 ranks and 11% to #61, Toyota Auris up 55 and 225% to #62, Volvo V40 up 6793% to #66, Citroen DS3 up 14 and 13% to #68 and Kia Venga up 24 spots and 35% to #69. Further down, the Kia Cee’d is up 45 ranks and 155% to #77 and two additional all-new models appear in the Top 100: the Renault Captur lands at #78 with 2,352 units and the Opel Adam comes up at #84 with 2,059 sales.

Lancia Thema Italy June 2013The Lancia Thema is up 163%.

Other newcomers in the Top 100 are the Hyundai i30 at #88 (+18), Skoda Yeti at #95 (+6), Seat Leon at #97 and the Skoda Octavia at #99 (+10). The Mazda CX-5 is up 139% to #105, Seat Mii up 361% to #110, the Chevrolet Trax lands at #114 with 1,081 units sold, the Dacia Lodgy is up 263% to #115, Lancia Thema up 163% to #123 and the Mercedes CLA (#132) and Peugeot 2008 (#133) are the last all-new models inside the Top 150.

Previous post: Italy 6 months 2013: Fiat 500L & Renault Clio invite themselves in Top 10

Previous monthly update: Italy June 2013: Renault Clio best-selling foreigner at #5

One year ago: Italy June 2012: Lancia Delta and Toyota Yaris at highest in 3 years

Full 6 months 2013 Top 150 Ranking Table below.

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Indonesia 6 months 2013: Suzuki Ertiga invites itself in 4th position

July 27th, 2013 3 comments

Suzuki Ertiga Indonesia June 2013bThe Suzuki Ertiga could shake up the models podium towards the end of 2013…

* NOW UPDATED with actuals for the Top 20 models and Top 10 brands! Click on title to see *

After passing the million-unit annual sales mark for the first time last year, the Indonesian new car market continues all guns blazing in 2013: up 12% year-on-year after 6 months to 601,952 registrations and well on track for another record year. If the most popular vehicle has no worries to have, there is a little change below and more may be to come in the 2nd half… The Toyota Avanza is still by far Indonesia’s best-seller even though it gains less ground than the market at +7% to a record 103,489 units, resulting in a market share going from 18.5% to a still extremely enviable 17.2%. The Avanza becomes in the process the first ever vehicle to sell over 100,000 units in 6 months in the country.

Toyota Avanza Indonesia June 2013bToyota Avanza in Bali, Indonesia December 2012.

Compared to this time last year, the Avanza’s twin the Daihatsu Xenia and the Toyota Innova exchange positions to become #2 (+3%) and #3 (-11%) respectively but both lose share to 6.2% and 5.7%. But the big change comes in 4th place: launched last year to replace the APV and potentially get higher, the Suzuki Ertiga has done just that: it is up 279% to #4 with 32,447 sales and 5.4% but has ranked #2 three times in the last 5 months, which indicates the 2nd half will be a very interesting period to follow. The Ertiga could well shake things a little and jump on the year-end podium.

Honda CR-V Indonesia June 2013Honda CR-V in Bali, Indonesia December 2012.

The following 4 models are relatively stable in the scheme of things: the Daihatsu Gran Max Pick-up remains #5, the Suzuki Carry Pick-up is down 2 spots to #6, the Nissan Grand Livina stays #7 and the Toyota Rush is down 2 to #8. Not handicapped by flooded Thai factories anymore, the Honda Jazz is up a brilliant 60% year-on-year and 4 ranks to #9 at 16,056 units. Other great performers include the Honda CR-V up to #12, Toyota Dyna up to #15 and the Toyota Etios best-selling all-new model at #19 with 7,698 sales. Finally, notice the Chevrolet Spin at 2,847 units, it should break into the Top 20 by year-end and that would be a first for Chevrolet in Indonesia.

Previous post: Indonesia June 2013: Chevrolet hits best-ever monthly volume

One year ago: Indonesia June 2012: First ever month at over 100,000 sales

Full 6 months 2013 Top 20 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Indonesia June 2013: Chevrolet hits best-ever monthly volume

July 27th, 2013 19 comments

Chevrolet Spin Indonesia June 2013The Spin is already pushing Chevrolet to record levels in Indonesia.

* NOW UPDATED with actuals for the Top 20 models and Top 10 brands! See title. Thanks Eddy *

A while ago I published an article describing how General Motors was trying to challenge Toyota’s supremacy in Indonesia by launching the Chevrolet Spin locally. Latest sales figures show encouraging results. In June, the Indonesian new car market celebrates one year since the first 6 figure-sales month: June 2012 broke a new record at 101,743 registrations. Since then, the market has passed that milestone 6 more times, establishing a new all-time record in October 2012 at 106,806 units. It looks like we are in for another record year in Indonesia: June is up 1% to 104,265 units and the 6 month tally stands at 601,952 sales, up a very healthy 12% on 2012.

Suzuki Ertiga Indonesia June 2013The Suzuki Ertiga ranks #2 in Indonesia for the third time in the last 5 months…

Toyota and Daihatsu put together hold over 50% of the Indonesian car market so far in 2013, while Suzuki lodges a stellar month in June at #2 and 14.9% and places the Ertiga at a fantastic 2nd place for the third time in the last 5 months with 6,555 sales and 6.3%. But the big event is the taking off of Chevrolet: thanks to 1,703 Chevrolet Spin sold this month – earning it a spot in the Top 20 for the first time ever at #18, the American car maker simply lodges its best-ever volume in the country at 2,043 units. The year-to-date total is up 82% on 2012 at 4,728 sales. Now let’s not get ahead of ourselves: this still only represents 2% and 0.8% market share respectively. But it is nevertheless enough to break all Chevrolet’s records here as the brand has had a confidential presence in Indonesia since its arrival in 1938.

Toyota Avanza Indonesia June 2013The Toyota Avanza breaks the 100,000 unit-mark halfway through the year for the first time.

Notice also the Toyota Avanza selling a traditionally massive 18,094 units in June, making it the first model to ever break the 100,000 sales mark halfway through the year at 103,489 sales and 17.2% share.

Previous post: Indonesia: General Motors tries to challenge Toyota’s supremacy

Previous month: Indonesia May 2013: Nissan Livina and Honda Freed shine

One year ago: Indonesia June 2012: First ever month at over 100,000 sales

Full June 2013 Top 20 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Table below.

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World 6 months 2013: Toyota still #1 automaker, but just

July 27th, 2013 3 comments

Toyota Corolla World June 2013The new generation Corolla could help Toyota retain its worldwide crown in 2013…

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Over the first half of 2013, Toyota just announced it sold 4.911 million vehicles worldwide, down 1.1% year on year but enough to keep the Japanese automaker in pole position worldwide. The drop is due mainly to a weaker Japanese market after subsidies for eco-friendly cars ended. General Motors is a close second, up a shiny 4% year-on-year to 4.84 million cars and light trucks.

2014 GMC Sierra Static front three quarter…while General Motors new generation pick-ups could help it nudge past Toyota.

In fact over the 2nd quarter of 2013 General Motors was the top selling automakers for the first time since Q4 2011 thanks to 2.49 million vehicles sold vs. 2.48 for Toyota… Volkswagen takes the third spot worldwide halfway through 2013 with 4.7 million vehicles, up a fantastic 5.5% year-on-year. With sales of MAN and Scania, VW’s figure should go up to 4.81 million.

VW Golf World 6 months 2013Meanwhile Volkswagen will benefit from a Golf 7 now in full gear.

The race will be very tight over the second half of the year to determine 2013’s worldwide best-selling automaker, with General Motors making big progress in China and regaining some market share in the US thanks to the new generation of their light pick-up truck series, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

For reference, Toyota was the world’s best-selling automaker from 2008 to 2010, dropped to #3 below General Motors and Volkswagen in 2011 due to Japan and Thailand natural disaster-related supply issues and a quality perception drop after a series of recalls, but regained its title in 2012.

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Colombia 6 months 2013: Chevrolet Sail new leader, Tracker in Top10

July 25th, 2013 9 comments

Chevrolet Sail Colombia June 2013. Picture courtesy of autoportal.comChevrolet Sail

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 62 All-brands and Top 70 best-selling models! Click on title to see. Many thanks to Juan Felipe *

Thanks to Juan Felipe we can go on our biannual update of the Colombian new car market, down 13% year-on-year over the first 6 months of 2013 to 140,269 registrations. We are now looking at 290,000 units for the Full Year 2013, which would be down 8% on 2012 but still the third best result in history for Colombia after the 324,570 units reached in 2011 and the 315,968 units from 2012. Big change atop the models ranking: launched at the end of last year to replace all generations of Chevrolet Aveo (leader over the first 6 months of 2012), the Chevrolet Sail takes the lead thanks to 8,268 sales and 5.9% share.

Chevrolet Tracker Colombia June 2013. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auFirst Top 10 ranking for the Chevrolet Tracker (aka Trax)

As a result the Renault Sandero/Stepway, #1 over the Full Year 2012, is kicked down to 2nd place at 6,259 units and 4.5% while the Renault Logan is up 2 spots year-on-year to #3 in spite of sales down 11% to 5,010 sales and 3.6% share. Both Chevrolet Spark GT (-23%) and Hyundai City Taxi (-16%) drop one rank to #4 and #5 respectively, whereas the Renault Duster is up 42% and 5 spots compared to this time last year to #6 at 4,796 units and 3.4% which is the ranking it held over the Full Year 2012.

Renault Sandero Stepway Colombia June 2013The Renault Sandero (no new gen yet) still ranks at an impressive #2.

Another nice surprise for Chevrolet follows: the Tracker (aka Trax) lands directly inside the Top 10 for its first appearance in the Colombian ranking at #7 with an excellent 4,297 sales and 3.1%. Colombia is the first country in the world where this model has managed a Top 10 ranking so far… Last piece of good news for the American manufacturer: the Chevrolet Sonic, #35 over the Full Year 2012, is up to #11 thanks to 2,678 units and 1.9%.

Chery Yoki Colombia June 2013Chery Yoki

Further down, the Nissan March is up 32% and 11 spots to #13, the Chevrolet N300 (aka Wuling Rongguang) remains the most popular ‘Chinese’ model at #18 in spite of sales down 25%, the Renault Clio is up 5917% (!) to #28, the Ford Ecosport up 177% to #30, Kia new Sportage up 198% to #31, Ford Escape up 205% to #32 while the Ford Focus (#49) and Chevrolet Cobalt (#50) are the other two all-new models in the Top 50 over the period. Notice also the Chery Van at #42 (-46%), JAC Veloce at #46 (+11%), DongFeng Van at #47 (+40%) and Chery Yoki up 15933% to #52.

Previous post: Colombia Full Year 2012: Renault Sandero snaps up top spot

One year ago: Colombia 6 months 2012: Hyundai City and Renault Duster shine

Full 6 months 2013 Top 70 models and Top 62 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Canada 6 months 2013: Ford F-Series on track for another record

July 20th, 2013 9 comments

Ford F350 Canada June 2013The Ford F-Series is on track for a second consecutive record year in Canada.

* See the Top 260 All-models and Top 38 All-brands rankings by clicking on the title! *

New light vehicle sales are up 2% year-on-year halfway through 2013 in Canada to 884,618 registrations. Even more so than in the US, pick-up trucks are pulling the market up. While in 2012 it delivered the best ever annual volume for any vehicle ever on sale in Canada, the Ford F-Series is up a further 17% on this record after 6 months in 2013 to 61,677 sales, improving its market share from 6.1% to 7%! The Dodge RAM does even better, up a crazy 19% year-on-year to a record 41,907 units and 4.7% share…

Dodge RAM Canada June 2013The Dodge RAM delivers its strongest ever first half sales in Canada.

As we have seen in the June update, the fight for the title of best-selling Passenger Car in Canada has not been that close in over a decade: the Hyundai Elantra leads for now, up 13% to 28,863 sales, but the Honda Civic, #1 for the last 15 consecutive years, is only 305 units below at 28,558 (-11%)… The Dodge Grand Caravan is in difficulty at -15% to #5, while the GMC Sierra and Toyota Corolla remain #6 and #7 respectively.

Volkswagen Jetta Canada June 2013VW Jetta sales are up 23% year-on-year so far in 2013.

Other great performers in Canada over the period include the Ford Escape up 13% to #8, Toyota RAV4 up 36% to #11, VW Jetta up 23% to #14, Hyundai Santa Fe up 22% to #16, Ford Fusion up 26% to #18, Honda Accord up a whopping 162% to #24, Mazda CX-5 up 44% to #25, Kia Rio up 28% to #26 and Nissan Sentra up 45% to #28. There are 3 all-new models in the Top 100: the Dodge Dart at #47, Chevrolet Trax at #63 and Subaru XV Crosstrek at #85.

Previous post: Canada June 2013: Honda Civic-Hyundai Elantra fight gets heated

One year ago: Canada 6 months 2012: Honda Civic and CR-V shine

Full 6 months 2013 Top 260 All-models and Top 38 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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India 6 months 2013: Maruti DZire & Mahindra Bolero hit records

July 20th, 2013 9 comments

Maruti DZire India June 2013Maruti DZire

* See the Top 50 best-selling models and Top 17 All-brands by clicking on the title! *

Surprise: over the first half of 2013, the Indian market is down 10% on 2012 to an estimated 1.281 million units when you add  German premium brands. The Maruti Alto is on track to be the most popular vehicle in India for the 9th year straight, even though its sales are down 15% year-on-year to 137,406 units and 10.7% share. The Maruti Swift remains #2 with 106,236 sales and 8.3% but the real hero here is its sedan version the Maruti DZire, up 20% to a record 104,713 units and 8.2%, even taking the lead for the first time in May. At #4 the Maruti Wagon R also impresses at +12% to 78,389 sales and 6.1%.

Mahindra Bolero India June 2013Mahindra Bolero

Another car reaching record levels over the period is the Mahindra Bolero, up 8% to 59,916 units and 4.7% in spite of its old age. Interestingly, the Hyundai i10 is back above its newer counterpart the Eon thanks to sales down just 4% vs. 5% for the Eon. Both the Hyundai i20, up 2% and 3 spots to #8 and the Toyota Innova in spite of sales down 16% but also up 3 ranks to #9, make their appearance in the Indian year-to-date Top 10.

Maruti Ertiga India June 2013Maruti Ertiga

Further down, the Maruti Ertiga is up a whopping 73% to #11 with 32,449 sales, the Renault Duster is the best performing all-new model at #12 and 30,488 units, followed by the Honda Amaze at #21 and 18,405 sales, the Mahindra Quanto at #31 and 10,418 units and the Chevrolet Sail sedan at #33 and 10,048 sales. Finally, notice the Tata Nano down 28 spots and a horrendous 83% year-on-year to #37 and just 8,481 units sold.

Previous post: India June 2013: Locally produced Ford Ecosport lands at #15

One year ago: India 6 months 2012: Maruti Swift, DZire and Hyundai Eon on fire

Full 6 months 2013 Top 50 models and Top 17 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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