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Argentina December 2013: Renault Duster #1 in world first, Renault monopolises podium

January 5th, 2014 1 comment

Renault Duster Argentina 2013Argentina is the first country in the world where the Duster tops the monthly charts.

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49,362 new vehicles found a buyer in Argentina this month, a new record for December and up 31% year-on-year. This means 2013 is a new all-time record for Argentinean new car sales: up 13% on 2012 to 955,023 registrations. Renault continues on its incredible run: it tops the brands ranking for the 2nd month in a row with 8,672 sales and 17.6% share vs. 15.2% for Volkswagen and 13.1% for Chevrolet, and the French manufacturer passes Chevrolet to rank #2 over the Full Year 2013. For the first time in the history of automobile in Argentina, Renault monopolises the podium this month and delivers a world-first: the Duster tops the sales charts with 1,940 sales and 3.9% share, the very first time the low-cost SUV ranks #1 in any country in the world! This comes after the Clio Mio topped the Argentinean ranking for the first time last month

Peugeot 4008 Argentina December 2013Peugeot 4008

The Clio Mio is down one rank to #2 with 1,871 sales and 3.8% while the Sandero is up one to climb onto the Argentinean podium for only the second time ever after July 2012 at #3 with 1,688 units and 3.4%. Renault’s performance is all the more impressive as the new generation Sandero has not even launched yet here. The new Logan is already up to #34 with 479 sales for its first full month in market, adding up to 889 units (1.8%) for the Logan nameplate this month. The VW Gol Trend is the best-selling non-Renault model this month at #4 followed by the VW Suran while 2013’s best-seller the Chevrolet Classic is surprisingly down to a paltry #11. Finally, notice the new generation Ford Focus making sparks at #8 with 1,059 sales and 2.1% share, up 9 spots on November, the Peugeot 4008 up 42 to #75 and the Mercedes CLA up 12 to #78.

Previous month: Argentina November 2013: Renault #1, places 3 models in Top 4!

One year ago: Argentina December 2012: Ford Ecosport gets a boost

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Brazil December 2013: Ford Fiesta reaches highest ever 2nd place, Fiat Siena hits record volume

January 5th, 2014 8 comments

Ford Fiesta Brazil December 2013. Picture courtesy of Ford Fiesta had never ranked that high and sold that well in Brazil…

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The Brazilian new car market is down 2% year-on-year in December to 335,948 registrations, meaning the final 2013 total is also down 2% to a still very robust 3,575,935 units. While the VW Gol is more than ever the king of the roads at 7.4% share and as the Fiat Palio stabilises at #3 and 4.3%, there are two big events in the Top 5 this month. In the 18 years since the Ford Fiesta nameplate has been on sale in Brazil (it launched here in 1995), never before had it been able to reach as high as #2. It is now done thanks to 16,299 sales and 4.9% share, with its previous best being #3 in January 2005. This is also the Fiesta hatch’s strongest monthly sales figure ever, beating the 14,375 units it sold last July.

Fiat Siena Brazil December 2013… and the Fiat Siena hits its highest ever volume this month.

For its part the Fiat Siena delivers its highest ever monthly volume at 13,747 units and 4.1% share (previous best was 12,910 in March 2010), and manages to beat the Fiat Uno (down to a paltry #5) for the first time on record! Both the Chevrolet Onix (#7) and Hyundai HB20 (#9) slide down to their annual level, while the Renault Sandero clocks its 2nd strongest month ever at 10,626 sales (it only did better in August 2012 with 11,743) and the new generation is not even here yet!

Renault Logan Brazil December 2013. Picture courtesy of Logan

Further down, notice the Chevrolet Prisma gaining 21% on last month to 8,383 sales and 2.5%, the best scores for this generation so far but #11 again, the Renault Duster outpacing the Ford Ecosport for the 2nd consecutive month at #16 vs. #21, the Hyundai HB20S hitting its best ranking, volume and share so far at #19 with 5,460 units and 1.6% and the Renault Logan up 23 spots on November to #33 with 2,690 sales as the new generation starts to make its appearance on Brazilian roads. In the Chinese aisle, JAC are slipping further down, with the Chery Celer (#93), Lifan X60 (#97) and Chery QQ (#103) the best-sellers this month.

Previous month: Brazil November 2013: Chevrolet Prisma nearly inside Top 10

One year ago: Brazil December 2012: Hyundai HB20 up to #7, Chevrolet Onix #8

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South Korea Full Year 2013: Hyundai Avante’s slim win over Kia Morning

January 3rd, 2014 No comments

Hyundai Avante South Korea 2013. Picture courtesy of hyundaimobis.tistory.comHyundai Avante

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Sales of new local cars in South Korea are down 2% in 2013 to 1,375,162 registrations (1.53 million including foreign brands), and this year we witnessed the closest battle for the title of best-selling model in South Korea – ever! The year-to-date leadership changed hands no less than 4 times during the year: the Hyundai Grandeur was fastest off the starting block, passed the relay to the Kia Morning in March, back to the Grandeur in July, to the Morning in August and finally to the Hyundai Avante in October until the end of the year, marking the nameplate’s third consecutive year in pole position in spite of sales down 16% on 2012. However only the Avante’s advantage over the Kia Morning is only 335 units (96,933 vs. 93,631) and over the surprise of the year, the Hyundai Porter, only 1,937 (92,029). Whereas it had never topped the monthly charts before, the Porter did so 4 times this year: in June and from October to December!

SONY DSCThe Kia Morning misses out on the year-end pole position for just 335 sales!

The Hyundai Grandeur manages to keep the 4th spot it held at the end of 2012 in-extremis with 88,501 sales vs. 88,354 for the Hyundai Sonata down 15% to #5. With the Santa Fe up 15% to #6, Hyundai places 5 models inside the Top 6 in 2013. For its first full year of sales, the Kia K3 breaks into the Top 10 at #10 with 51,279 units, while the Kia K7 gains 26% to #19, the SsangYong Korando C 16% to #21 and the Hyundai Equus 37% to #26. We welcome 3 all-new entrants in the local models ranking this year: the Chevrolet Trax at #35, Hyundai Maxcruz (aka Santa Fe XL) at #36 and the Samsung QM3 (aka Renault Captur) at #50.

Previous post: South Korea November 2013: Hyundai Porter #1 again, Samsung QM3 in Top 30

Previous year:  South Korea Full Year 2012: Hyundai Avante and Sonata lead

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South Korea December 2013: Hyundai Porter #1 again, Samsung QM3 in Top 30

January 3rd, 2014 1 comment

Samsung QM3 South Korea Decmber 2013. Picture courtesy of heraldm.comSamsung QM3

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The South Korean new car market finishes 2013 on a sad note: down 9% year-on-year in December 123,545 registrations (excluding imports) which brings the final 2013 total to 1,375,162 units, down 2% on 2012. Incredibly, the Hyundai Porter holds onto its pole position for the third month in a row and the 4th time in the last 7 months thanks to 8,302 sales and 6.7%. When you take into account the fact that before last June the Porter had never managed to top the South Korean sales charts you can truly appreciate how big this is. The Porter however remains #3 over the Full Year at an identical 6.7% market share. In fact the monthly podium is unchanged on November with the Kia Morning (aka Picanto) at #2 and the Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra) at #3 and lodging its third connective year in first place at year-end.

Hyundai Porter South Korea December 2013The Hyundai Porter is #1 for the third consecutive month in December.

Excellent performances of the Chevrolet Spark up 3 spots on November to #5, Kia Sportage R up 3 to #8, SsangYong Korando Sports at #16 vs. #20 in 2013, Samsung SM3 (aka Renault Fluence) up 4 to #18, Kia Pride (aka Rio) up 4 to #20 the Chevrolet Aveo at #27 vs. #32 this year. For its first full month in market, the Samsung QM3 (aka Renault Captur) breaks into the South Korean Top 30 at #29 with 1,084 sales and just under 1% market share.

Previous month: South Korea November 2013: Hyundai Porter resists, Samsung QM3 lands

One year ago: South Korea December 2012: 5 Hyundais in Top 5!

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Sweden Full Year 2013: Volvo V40 lands in 5th place – lukewarm

January 3rd, 2014 1 comment

Volvo V40 Sweden Full Year 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frVolvo V40

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The Swedish new car market is down 4% in 2013 to 269,363 registrations, the weakest annual result since 2009 which saw only 213,408 new cars changing hands in the country. And BIL Sweden only predicts a very shy improvement of 2% to 274,000 sales for 2014… In pole position we have a familiar face: thanks to 20,252 sales and 7.5% (-7%), the Volvo V70 tops Swedish sales charts for the 17th year in a row (since 1997), the longest reign of any nameplate in the history of automobile in Sweden! It is followed like in 2012 by the VW Passat (-12%), Volvo S/V60 (-1%) and VW Golf (stable). The Volvo V40 invites itself inside the Top 5 for its first full year of sales at #5 with 9,133 units and 3.4% but it seems to have plateaued during the year and has not managed to take the advantage over the VW Golf, potentially because the Golf does have a ‘true’ station wagon in its range, Swedish consumers remaining extremely fond of this format (the V70 and V60 are full station wagons).

Toyota Auris Touring Sweden 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Toyota Auris ranks inside the Top 10 for the first time in 2013.

Even though it remains in 6th place like last year, the Volvo XC60 has improved greatly in 2013, up 34% to a best-ever 8,591 sales and 3.2%, even reaching a record 4.8% share in December. The Toyota Auris is the second star of the year, exactly doubling its sales over 2012 and up a huge 22 spots to break into the year-end Top 10 for the first time at #9 with 5,141 sales and 1.9%. Two words for this success: station wagon and hybrid, formats that didn’t exist/weren’t successful with the previous generation. Notice also the Skoda Octavia up 7 ranks to #12, the Audi A3 up 5 to #22, Honda CR-V up 67% to #31, Toyota RAV4 up 77% to #33, Mercedes A-Class up 97% to #34 and VW Up! up 82% to #40.

KIA CARENSThe Kia Carens is one of 4 all-new nameplates in the Top 100 in 2013.

Further down, the Subaru Forester is up 66% to #46, Mazda CX-5 up 229% to #51 and the Mazda6 up 210% to #64. Four all-new nameplates find their way into the annual Top 100 this year: the Renault Captur leads the way at #77 with 976 sales and peaking at #24 in December, the Kia Carens lands at #94, Peugeot 2008 at #98 and the Skoda Rapid at #100. The Chevrolet Trax (#114) and Dacia Lodgy (#122) also get noticed. On this point, 2013 is the year Swedish consumers finally fell for low-cost brand Dacia: both the Duster at #78 (+151%) and the Sandero at #82 (+477%!) make their big entrance within the 100 most popular models in the country.

Saab 9-3 Sweden 20132013 Saab 9-3. It will be fascinating to follow Saab’s evolution at home in 2014.

For the first time ever on BestSellingCarsBlog I give you an all-models ranking for Sweden (up to #295!) and this allows us to witness a couple of interesting movements as far as on-again off-again legendary brand Saab. We indeed learn that the just-relaunched Saab 9-3 makes its entrance at #242 with 14 units (all sold in December) while the discontinued Saab 9-5 is down 97% and 97 spots to #272 with 4 sales and the discontinued Saab 9-3 down 100% and 183 ranks to #281 with 2 units sold. Finally, notice the Chevrolet Tahoe, a model only sold in a handful of European countries, down to #264.

December post: Sweden December 2013: Volvo XC60 breaks records

Previous year: Sweden Full Year 2012: Volvo V70 #1, VW Passat at best-ever

Two years ago: Sweden Full Year 2011: Volvo V70 leads for the 15th consecutive year

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France November 2013 (final figures): Dacia Logan up to #36

January 2nd, 2014 1 comment

Dacia Logan MCV. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe MCV version pushes the Logan back up to #36 this month.

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Thanks to Enrique I can share with you the final detailed November models ranking for France. And there are a few changes compared to my initial November post. We learn that the Dacia Logan continues to climb back up the ladder, up 14 spots on October to #36 thanks to 920 sales, its best ranking in the country in two years, the Skoda Octavia is down 8 to a still impressive #65 vs. #89 year-to-date and the Nissan Note up a further 11 to #67 vs. #109 so far in 2013.

Lexus IS France November 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frLexus IS

Further down, notice the Suzuki SX4 up to #78 thanks to the S-Cross, the Kia Carens up 13 to #82, Chevrolet Trax down 7 to #84 vs. 113 year-to-date, Lexus IS up a further 12 ranks to #124 vs. #176 so far in 2013, BMW 4 Series up 24 to #137 vs. #198 and the BMW i3 breaking into the French Top 200 for the first time, up 67 spots to #164 with 75 sales.

Previous November post: France November 2013: Peugeot 2008 confirms #4 spot above Renault Captur

Previous post: France 1-12 December 2013: Two Volkswagens in Top 5

Previous month: France October 2013 (final figures): Dacia Logan in Top 50

One year ago: France November 2012: Renault Clio IV snaps up pole position!

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Iceland Full Year 2013: Skoda Octavia reclaims pole position

January 2nd, 2014 3 comments

Skoda Octavia Iceland 2013Skoda Octavia

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After surging by 55% in 2012, the Icelandic new car market is back into negative territory in 2013, down 10% to 7,635 registrations. Leader in 2011 but down to 2nd place last year, the Skoda Octavia reclaims the pole position in 2013, boosted by the new generation of the model but still down 2% to 487 sales and 6.4% share. It kicks the Toyota Yaris down to #2 at 370 units and 4.8% (-29%) while the VW Golf is up a cool 24% to land on the third step of the podium with 306 sales and 4%.

Toyota RAV4 Iceland 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Toyota RAV4 is up 88% in 2013 in Iceland.

Other great performers inside the Icelandic Top 10 in 2013 are the Toyota RAV4 up 88% and 19 spots to #5 at 216 units and 2.8% thanks to the new model, the Toyota Auris up 12% to #6, Honda CR-V up 23% to #8 and Chevrolet Spark up 38% to #9. Notice also the Chevrolet Cruze doubling its sales to 168 at #13, the Chevrolet Captiva up 37% to #14, Kia Sportage up 56% to #15, the Dacia Duster multiplying its 2012 sales by 8 to 129 units at #19, Skoda Superb up 36% to #20, Ford Fiesta up 50% to #21, the Skoda Rapid landing directly at #25, the Renault Clio up 115% to #28, Honda Accord up to #32 and the Mazda6 up 210% to #34.

Previous post: Iceland December 2013: Skoda Octavia and Kia Sportage dominate

Previous year: Iceland Full Year 2012: Toyota Yaris #1 for the first time since 2008

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Egypt November 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 remains on podium

December 29th, 2013 1 comment

Geely Emgrand EC7 Egypt November 2013. Picture courtesy of masrmotors.comGeely Emgrand 7

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New car sales in Egypt slow down their fall at -6% year-on-year in November to 17,521 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 175,173 units, down just 2% on 2012. The Top 2 best-sellers are not a surprise as they are identical to the year-to-date ranking: the Hyundai Verna, an Accent from two generations ago, leads the way with 1,796 sales and 10.3% followed by the Chevrolet TFR, a previous generation Isuzu D-Max pick-up, at 1,625 units and 9.3%. The third most popular car in the country is the revelation of the year: the Geely Emgrand 7 remains on the podium for the 2nd consecutive month and the 5th time in the last 7 months thanks to 1,149 sales and 6.6% share.

Toyota Yaris sedan Egypt November 2013. Picture courtesy of mundomotorizado.comToyota Yaris sedan

Other great performers this month in Egypt include the Kia Sportage up 13 spots on October to #7, the Hyundai ix35 up 8 to #9 vs. #21 year-to-date, the Opel Astra Notchback back in the ranking at #11, the Peugeot 301 down one rank to #13 vs. #24 so far in 2013, Toyota Yaris up 25 to #17 vs. #44 thanks to the new generation sedan version, Speranza Envy up 7 to #19, Citroen C-Elysee back up to #25 vs. #61 year-to-date, VW Passat up 16 to #28 and the Mazda3 slicing its October ranking in two at #32 vs. #86 in 2013.

Previous month: Egypt October 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 on podium

One year ago: Egypt November 2012: Chevrolet TFR and Kia Rio shine

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Kazakhstan November 2013: Skoda Rapid in Top 10

December 23rd, 2013 No comments

Skoda Rapid Kazakhstan November 2013First time inside the Kazakh Top 10 for the Skoda Rapid

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New car sales in Kazakhstan have clearly not exhausted their growth potential yet, up another 58% year-on-year in November to 16,898 registrations. This brings the year-to-date total to a record 150,064 units, up 74% from the 86,153 achieved at the same time last year which was already an all-time record! Bumper times in Kazakhstan indeed. This month Lada manages what it cannot do anymore at home in Russia: monopolising the podium. It places the Priora in the lead with 2,099 sales and 12.4% share, ahead of the Samara at 1,420 and 8.4% and the Granta at 1,016 and 6%. The Uz-Daewoo Nexia is down one spot to #4 while the Hyundai Accent remains #5 and the Lada Largus is up one rank to #7.

Toyota Highlander Kazakhstan November 2013The Toyota Highlander is among the Top 30 best-sellers this month.

But the biggest event in the Kazakh models ranking this month is potentially the landing of the Skoda Rapid inside the Top 10 most popular cars for the first time at #10 with 413 sales and 2.4% just below the Renault Duster which achieves a second month in a row in the Top 10 at #9. Other great performers in November include the Chevrolet Niva up 7 ranks to #13, the Kia Sportage up 8 to #16, the Lada Kalina back into the Top 30 at #22 thanks to the new generation of the model, the Iveco Daily V at #26, Chevrolet Aveo at #27 and Toyota Highlander at #28.

Previous month: Kazakhstan October 2013: Renault Duster in Top 10

Previous year: Kazakhstan Full Year 2012: Lada Priora and Samara on top

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Singapore November 2013: Toyota/Lexus in the lead

December 13th, 2013 No comments

Lexus IS Singapore November 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comLexus IS – Lexus potentially pushes Toyota up to #1 this month in Singapore.

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New car sales in Singapore are down a dismal 29% year-on-year in November to just 1,632 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 20,375 sales, down 21% on 2012. For only the second time in the last 18 months after last July, Toyota leads the brands ranking in the country with a huge 342 sales and 21% share, keeping in mind this figure includes Lexus sales, and given this month Audi sells more than Volkswagen (192 units vs. 190) it is legitimate to wonder whether Lexus is the only reason why Toyota is ahead…

Mazda CX-5 Singapore November 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comMazda CX-5 – Mazda is up to #7 so far in 2013 vs. #18 in 2012.

Mercedes reinforces its year-to-date leadership thanks to 270 sales and 16.5%, adding up to 3,506 and 17.2% so far in 2013 vs. 3,295 and 16.2% for BMW, leader over the Full Year 2011 and 2012 but down to #5 this month. 2013 will remain in the Singapore automotive history books as the first ever year Mercedes topped the sales charts, after BMW put an end to a decade of Toyota domination back in 2011. Further down the ranking, notice also Mazda up to #6 vs. #18 in 2012, Hyundai up 10 spots on October to #8, Chevrolet also up 10 to #14 and Subaru up 6 to #21.

Previous month: Singapore October 2013: Mercedes back in charge

One year ago: Singapore November 2012: Toyota and Volkswagen shoot up

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