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New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2013: Ford Ranger & Toyota Hilux dominate

February 5th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Hilux New Caledonia 2013Toyota Hilux sales in New Caledonia are up 33% in 2013.

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New car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia, are down 10% year-on-year in 2013 to 9,923 registrations. The Ford Ranger lodges a 5th consecutive year atop the sales charts thanks to sales up a formidable 31% on 2012 to 832 units, bringing its market share from 5.7% in 2012 to 8.4% this year… But wait there’s better: the Toyota Hilux improves by a fantastic 33% this year to get up one spot in 2nd place with 601 sales and 6.1% share, two percentage points above its 2012 result. The Dacia Duster, even though it declines less than the market (-5%) and improves its market share to 5%, drops one spot to #3. The Nissan Navara (-9%) follows, making it 3 pick-up trucks in the Top 4, while the Renault Clio is down a catastrophic 38% to #6.

Isuzu D-Max New Caledonia 2013. Picture courtesy of news.com.auIsuzu D-Max

Further down the ranking, the Isuzu D-Max is up a whopping 181% and 31 ranks on 2012 to land in 7th place with 228 sales and 2.3%, the Citroen Berlingo is  up 6 spots to #8, the Mitsubishi Sportero up 9 to #10, the Toyota Yaris up 272% and a huge 69 ranks to #13, the Dacia Sandero up 19 to #25 and the Peugeot 208 up 51 to #30. There are 7 all-new models inside the New Caledonian Top 100 this year, led by the Peugeot 301 at #31 with 81 sales, the Great Wall Voleex C20R at #47, Chevrolet Aveo sedan at #48, Renault Captur at #58 and the Citroen C-Elysee at #65. Notice also the Peugeot 2008 landing at #102.

Great Wall Voleex C20R New Caledonia 2013The Great Wall Voleex C20R is the third best-selling Chinese car in New Caledonia in 2013.

One of the most interesting characteristics of the New Caledonian new car market is the presence of Chinese models, ‘forbidden’ in metropolitan France but allowed here by more lenient security and environmental laws. Sales of Chinese models here are down harshly in 2013 though: the Dongfeng Utah is down 50% to #27, the Great Wall Wingle down 60% to #40, Great Wall Hover H5 down 48% to #67, Great Wall Florid down 50% to #71 and BYD F0 down 47% to #104. Brand-wise, the striking element in the ranking is how relatively weak French manufacturers are here: below Ford (12.3% share) and Toyota (8.3%) we find Peugeot at 6.9% but Renault is down 28% to #6 and Citroen ranks 9th.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) November 2013: Peugeot 301 in Top 15

Previous year: New Caledonia Full Year 2012: Ford Ranger keeps pole position

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Thailand (Pick-ups) Full Year 2013: Toyota Hilux #1, Ford Ranger up 43%

February 5th, 2014 1 comment

Ford Ranger Thailand 2013Ford Ranger

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As is the tradition on BSCB we have a look at the Thai pick-up ranking each month. Why? Because Thailand is the 1 ton pick-up factory of the world and it’s always interesting to see how these fare ‘at home’. Pick-up sales in Thailand are down 17% year-on-year in December to 46,649 registrations, bringing the Full Year 2013 total to 529,169 units, down 11% on 2012. The Toyota Hilux remains by far the best-seller in the category (and the overall Thai market for that matter), evolving exactly like the market at -11% to 207,116 sales, maintaining its market share of the category above 39%.

Toyota Hilux Thailand 2013. Picture by GFWilliamsToyota Hilux

The Hilux is followed as usual by the Isuzu D-Max down just 6% to 178,437 units, improving its share to 33.7%. In third position, the Mitsubishi Triton dives down 31% to 8% share, whereas the Ford Ranger delivers the best performance of all pick-ups in Thailand this year: up a whopping 43% and 3 spots on 2012 to #4 with 28,287 sales and 5.3% share. The Mazda BT-50 (-11%), Chevrolet Colorado (-36%) and Nissan Navara (+6%) follow.

Previous month: Thailand (Pick-ups) November 2013: Toyota Hilux unreachable

One year ago: Thailand Pick-ups December 2012: Isuzu D-Max takes the lead!

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France January 2014: Peugeot 208 #1 for 1st time since last May, Top 13 100% French!

February 3rd, 2014 14 comments

Peugeot 208 France January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frPeugeot 208

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After starting the month on a very negative note (-18% at the halfway mark), the French new car market recovers in the last week to post a 0.5% year-on-year increase to 125,477 registrations. For the first time since last May, the Peugeot 208 is the best-selling model at home in France thanks to 7,038 sales and 5.6%, catching up on an exceptionally weak month of December that saw it dive to #3. The Renault Clio IV, leader over the Full Year 2013, is kicked down to #2 at 6,579 units and 5.2% while the Citroen C3 lodges another very strong month with 5,120 sales and 4.1%, its highest market share at home since March 2011 when it reached an all-time high 4.9%.

Citroen C3 France January 2014. Picture courtesy of L'ArgusThe Citroen C3 hits its highest market share in 3 years.

For its part the Dacia Sandero manages to rank inside the Top 4 for the 4th time in the last 9 months at #4 with 4,868 units and an excellent 3.9% market share, the highest for this generation so far. It passes the Renault Captur down to #5 with 4,469 sales and 3.6%, the small SUV’s 8th consecutive month inside the French Top 5 – no interruption since last June! Its archenemy the Peugeot 2008 remains 7th and improves its market share vs. December to 2.8% thanks to 3,453 sales. The Citroen C4 Picasso II is above the Renault Scenic for the 2nd time in the last 4 months at 3,189 sales and 2.5% while the Renault Megane reintegrates the Top 10 at #10, above the Peugeot 308 II at #12.

Toyota Auris Touring France January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Toyota Auris beats it ranking record this month in France at #26.

It’s an exceptional month for nationals in France: in January the entire Top 13 best-sellers are French, with the first foreign model being the VW Golf VII at #14 with 2.2% share. Now I have looked through my archives through and through and I cannot find a month when this situation happened in the last 10 years, the closest I could fine was April 2006 when the #1 foreigner was the Ford Fiesta at #13… That gives you an idea of how exceptional this month is (this is by counting Dacia as French). Other great performers in January include the Fiat 500 up to #19 vs. #28 over the Full Year 2013, the Toyota Auris breaking its monthly ranking record anew at #26 with just under 1% share and the Audi A3 up a further 5 spots on December to #28.

Opel Mokka France January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Mokka is the best-selling Opel in France for the first time this month.

Further down, notice the Opel Mokka up to a record-breaking 33rd position and the brand’s best-seller in the country for the first time, the Chevrolet Spark up 38 ranks to #42, the Dacia Logan MCV II making its first appearance in the ranking at #47, the Renault Koleos up 37 to #50, Nissan Micra up 47 to #51, Kia Rio up 18 to #52, Citroen C4 Aircross up 33 to #54 and the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross breaking into the Top 100 for the first time at #81.

Previous post: France 1-22 January 2014: Dacia Sandero up to #2

Full Year 2013 report: France Full Year 2013: Renault Clio IV marks 15 years of Clio #1

Previous month: France December 2013: Citroen C3 above Peugeot 208 for the first time

One year ago: France January 2013: Mercedes A Class and Opel Mokka impress

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Chile Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Sail confirms top spot

February 2nd, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Sail Chile 2013. Picture courtesy of olx.clChevrolet Sail

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The Chilean new car market is up a very solid 11% year-on-year in 2013 to 378,240 registrations, way higher than the 350,000 forecast at the start of the year and to my knowledge an all-time record for the country. In the brands ranking, Chevrolet remains the best-seller by far in spite of sales down 1% to 56,596 units, losing almost two percentage points of market share at 15%. Hyundai is down from 10.4% to 9.2% but stays #2 while Kia passes Nissan to become the third best-selling car market in the country with 8.4% share. Notice also Mazda up 48% and 9 spots to #9, SsangYong up 17% to #11, Mahindra up 52% to #15, Fiat up 49% to #16 and Mercedes up 62% to #19.

SsangYong Actyon Chile 2013. Picture courtesy of avtoclon.ruSsangYong Actyon

There are no less than 19 Chinese carmakers in the Chilean ranking this year: Great Wall still leads the way but is down 1% and 3 spots to #13, Chery down 4 to #20, JAC is up 25% but down two to #21, BYD is up 39% to #26, ChangAn up 79% to #29, Dongfeng up 109% to #30, MG up 50% to #31, ZNA up 63% to #35 and Foton up 200% to #36.

Nissan Terrano Chile 2013Nissan Terrano (NP300)

Model-wise, the most recent ranking available is for the first half of the year, if you have access to more recent data please make sure to get in touch! Over the period, the Chevrolet Sail leads the way by far with 4,453 sales, ahead of the Kia Rio at 2,670 units, the Nissan Terrano at 2,500 sales, the Hyundai Accent and Kia Morning. Notice also the SsangYong Actyon at #6 and the Renault Samsung SM3 (aka Fluence) at #8

Previous post: Chile Full Year 2012: Chevrolet Sail dominates for the first time

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Colombia Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Sail takes the lead

February 1st, 2014 3 comments

Chevrolet Sail Colombia 2013Chevrolet Sail

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The Colombian new car market is down 7% year-on-year in 2013 to 293,846 registrations. For the 28th consecutive year (!), Chevrolet is the most popular carmaker in the country thanks to 75,689 sales and 25.8% share, followed by Renault at 44,358 units and 15.1%, up 2% on 2012, and Kia at 28,422 sales and 9.8%. There is one Chinese carmaker in the Top 10 brands this year: Chery at #10 with 4,421 units and 1.5%, and 18 Chinese in the overall ranking, led by JAC at #13, Dongfeng at #17, Hafei at #21 and Great Wall at #23.

Chevrolet Tracker Colombia 2013The Chevrolet Tracker lands directly at #6

For its first full year in market, the Chevrolet Sail becomes the best-seller in Colombia with 16,894 sales and 5.7%, up a gigantic 135% on 2012. The Chevrolet Spark remains #2 at 15,158 units and 5.2% while the Renault Sandero, leader in 2012, is down to #3 this year with 14,270 sales and 4.9%, the Renault Logan stays #4 at 3.6% and the Renault Duster is up one spot and 18% year-on-year to #5 with 10,344 units. Astounding landing for the Chevrolet Tracker, launched early in 2013 and already #6 with 9,076 sales and 3.1%.

Zotye Duna Colombia 2013Zotye Duna

Other great performers this year in Colombia include the new Kia Sportage up 179% to #8, the Chevrolet Sonic up 155% to #11, Nissan March up 24% to #13, Renault Clio Campus up 353% to #18, Ford Escape up 93% to #22, Ford Ecosport up 168% to #26 and the Chevrolet Cobalt directly at #35 for its first year in market. Finally, there are 3 Chinese models inside the Colombian Top 75: the Chery Tiggo at #56, Chery X-Cross at #64 and Zotye Duna at #73.

Previous post: Colombia October 2013: Renault Duster and Chevy Tracker in Top 3

One year ago: Colombia Full Year 2012: Renault Sandero snaps up top spot

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Brazil: The best-selling cars of all time

February 1st, 2014 4 comments

VW Gol mais vendido 1991

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Thanks to Marcelo de Vasconcellos, I can share with you today the list of the 10 most popular nameplate in the history of automobile in Brazil. And the #1 is not the VW Beetle (called Fusca locally)… it is the VW Gol, originally launched in 1980 and best-seller in the country each and every year since 1987 with the exception of 1994 (Fiat Uno). The Gol is considered the quintessential Brazilian car, manufactured locally to closely fit the country’s needs. More than one million Gol have been exported to 66 countries, making the total production for the model since launch 7.2 million. Logically, the Gol is also the most stolen car in Brazil!

 

The VW Fusca was the best-seller in Brazil from 1954 to 1980

The Fiat Uno follows in second place with 3.2 million units sold since 1984. When Fiat launched the Palio in 1996 (#4 in this ranking with 2.5 million units sold), it had planned to cancel the Uno but opted to keep going, a wise decision indeed. A completely remodelled Novo Uno launched in 2011 with great success, outselling the Palio for a couple of years. The VW Fusca arrives in third position with 3 million units sold locally between 1954 and 1996, topping the Brazilian sales charts for 27 consecutive years between 1954 and 1980, one more year than the VW Gol! Notice also the Chevrolet Chevette at #6 and the Ford Corcel at #8.

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Egypt Full Year 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 jumps onto podium!

January 31st, 2014 1 comment

Geely Emgrand 7 Egypt 2013The Geely Emgrand 7 is up from #75 in 2012 to #3 in 2013 in Egypt!

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New car sales in Egypt are down 2% year-on-year in 2013 to 195,869 registrations, and for the 4th year in a row the Hyundai Verna, an Accent from two generations ago mainly used as a taxi, is the most popular model in the country in spite of sales down 9% to 19,402 units and 9.9% share. The Chevrolet TFR, a previous generation Isuzu D-Max, holds onto its 2nd position with sales down 2% to 18,182 and 9.3% share. But the big event this year is the astounding progression of the Geely Emgrand 7, only 75th with 301 sales and 0.2% share in 2012, to land directly on the Egyptian models podium in 2012 at #3 with 9,375 sales and 4.8% share! The Emgrand 7 even ranked #2 in August and was inside the Top 4 for 7 of the last 8 months of the year.

Chevroet N300 Move Egypt 2013The Chevrolet N300 “Move” is up to #13 this year in Egypt

The success of the Emgrand 7 confirms Egypt has one of the biggest sales potential  for Chinese manufacturers after Chery started selling its locally-produced models under the Speranza brand almost a decade ago… The Chevrolet Lanos (-16%) and Aveo (-13%) remain #4 and #5 while the Toyota Hilux beautifully gains 44% and 7 spots on 2012 to rank #6. Notice also the Toyota Corolla up 22% to #8, the Chevrolet Optra up 23% to #13, Chevrolet N300 up 181% to #14, Renault Sandero up 19% to #16 and the Opel Astra Notchback up 466% to #18 for its first full year of sales in the country. The Tiggo leads the Speranza attack at #20 (+2) while the Hyundai ix35 stops just short of the Top 20 at #21.

Peugeot 301 Egypt 2013. Picture courtesy of egypt.yallamotor.comThe Peugeot 301 is the most popular all-new entrant in Egypt this year.

Lots of newcomers in the Egyptian ranking, led by the Peugeot 301 at #23 with 2,147 sales, ahead of the all-new Kia Cerato at #24 with 2,101 units, the all-new Kia Carens at #30 and 1,668 sales, the Speranza Envy at #31 and 1,645 units, Mitsubishi L200 at #53, Citroen C-Elysee at #57, Geely Pandino at #58 and Skoda Rapid at #69.

Previous post: Egypt November 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 remains on podium

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

Two years ago: Egypt Full Year 2011: Hyundai Verna #1 again, new Elantra excels

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Kazakhstan Full Year 2013: Lada Priora tops world’s fastest growing market

January 29th, 2014 No comments

Lada Priora Kazakhstan 2013Lada Priora

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In 2013, Kazakhstan is officially the fastest-growing new car market in the world, gaining 74% on 2012 to an all-time record 165,710 registrations. The Top 3 best-sellers are unchanged vs. 2012: the Lada Priora holds onto its throne thanks to sales up 70% to 20,358 and 12.3% share, the Lada Samara is less lucky: up ‘just’ 20% to 13,830 units and 8.3% while the Uz-Daewoo Nexia performs better than the market in spite of its old age, up 79% to 10,665 sales and 6.5%. The Lada Granta follows just below, up 89% to 9,880 units while the Lada 4×4 is down one spot to #5 in spite of sales up 67%, making it 4 Ladas in the Kazakh Top 5!

Lada Largus Kazakhstan 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe Lada Largus lands directly at #9 in Kazakhstan for its first year in market.

The Hyundai Accent almost doubles its 2012 score to 8,108 sales (+92%), the Kia Rio is up a splendid 10 spots and 224% to #8, the Lada Largus lands directly inside the Kazakh Top 10 for its very first year in market thanks to 3,489 units sold for a 2.1% market share, the Chevrolet Cruze is up 86% to also break into the Top 10 for the first time at #10, the Renault Duster is up 9-fold from one year to another, going from 307 sales and #47 to 2,754 and #13, the Nissan Qashqai is up 150% to #14, VW Polo up 265% to #19, the new generation Kia Cerato lands at #21, the Kia Sportage is up 231% to #24 and the Skoda Rapid makes its very first appearance in the annual Kazakh ranking at #26, even breaking into the monthly Top 10 in November.

Previous post: Kazakhstan December 2013: Hyundai Accent and Toyota Prado shine

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

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FYR of Macedonia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Fiesta win

January 28th, 2014 No comments

VW Golf Macedonia 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Golf

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Thanks to Central European market data specialists www.ceauto.co.hu, I can share with you a models ranking for the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia after a 6 month-hiatus. The Macedonian new car market is down 11% year-on-year in 2013 to 4,304 registrations, but the best-seller remains the same: the VW Golf stays on top thanks to sales down just 8% to 238 units and an improved 5.5% market share. Excellent operation for the Ford Fiesta up 79% and 5 spots to #2 and 3.9% only one unit above the Skoda Rapid landing directly at #3 and 3 above the Skoda Yeti boosted by a police order. The Chevrolet Spark, Fiat Doblo and Dacia Duster are also newcomers in the Top 10 this year.

Previous post: FYR of Macedonia May 2013: VW Golf and Dacia Duster on top

Previous year: FYR of Macedonia Full Year 2012: VW Golf and Opel Astra dominate

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Algeria: 2004-2014 Historical Data now available!

January 24th, 2014 No comments

The Toyota Hilux was #1 in Algeria in 2005.

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Historical Data for the past decade is now available on BestSellingCarsBlog for Algeria, and you can now witness a lot of change over the period in the models ranking for this country. The Peugeot 206 started off like a king in 2004, before being passed by the Toyota Hilux in 2005, the Hyundai Accent in 2006 and the Chevrolet Aveo in 2007. The Renault Symbol brought a bit of stability into the ranking by topping the sales charts for 4 consecutive years from 2008 to 2011, then the Peugeot 207 surprisingly grabbed the pole position in 2012 at the very end of its career and finally the Dacia Logan was crowned in 2013 for the first time since the nameplate launched in Algeria in 2005.

Algeria 2004: Peugeot 206 best seller

Algeria 2005: Toyota Hilux #1, Hyundai puts pressure, Dacia Logan arrives

Algeria 2006: Hyundai Accent in top spot

Algeria 2007: Chevrolet Aveo triumphs

Algeria 2008: Renault Symbol potential leader

Algeria 2009: Renault Symbol, Suzuki Alto and Dacia Logan dominate

Algeria 2010: Renault Symbol and Dacia Logan on top

Algeria 2011: Renault Symbol #1 again, Hyundai up 53%

Algeria 2012: Peugeot 207 tops record market

Algeria 2013: Dacia Logan takes the lead for the first time, Peugeot 301 lands at world-best #2

Algeria 2014: Dacia Logan stays #1 in market down 20%

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