Brazil September 2015: Chevy Onix retains crown, Renegade outsells Gol

Jeep Renegade Brazil September 2015. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comJust what the Brazilian consumer ordered: the Jeep Renegade outsells the VW Gol in September.

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The word crisis is adequate: Brazilian new car sales are falling deeper and deeper into oblivion with September sales down an abysmal 32% year-on-year to just 192.610 registrations, meaning the year-to-date total is now down 22% on 2014 at 1.881.671 units. We have rarely seen such disparate evolutions in the Brazilian brands ranking. The “Brazil 3″ – in analogy to the Detroit 3 – continue to implode: each manufacturer sees its sales almost cut in half in the space of a year. Fiat is still leader but down 46% to 16.6% share, followed by Chevrolet (-45%) and Volkswagen (-42%). The next five carmakers all fit between 7 and 10% market share this month and are all gaining share – if not volume. Ford, helped by the success of the new Ka, is down ‘just’ 22% to hold 10.1% of Brazilian sales this month, distancing Hyundai (-22%), and Toyota (-18%). Honda is in a class of its own thanks to the locally-assembled HR-V, gaining 14% to snap at Renault’s heels with 13.808 sales and 7.2% share.

Mercedes CLA Brazil September 2015. Picture courtesy sales are up 59% year-on-year in a market down 32%…

Then we have Jeep. Initiating Brazilian manufacturing may be the brand’s best worldwide idea yet: the Renegade continues to fly off dealerships across the country as quickly as cheap feijoada, the national food. A record 5.676 found a new home this month, meaning the Renegade outsold the once uncontested Brazilian leader, the VW Gol, which sold just 5.254 units in September! The Renegade represents 97% of Jeep sales in Brazil for the month and 90% so far in 2015, lifting the brand to an all-time high 9th and 12th places respectively. The last striking 2015 trend in Brazil is the insolent health of the luxury German brands: Mercedes is up an unbelievable 59% in September to break the 2.000 monthly sales milestone for the first time in its history, while Audi is up 34% to 1.433 units. If BMW is down 18% this ,month, it is up 2% year-to-date (Mercedes +44%, Audi +40%).

Hyundai HB20 Chevrolet Onix Brazil September 2015The Chevy Onix and Hyundai HB20 dominate the Brazilian market for the first time.

The September models ranking is even more surprising… Exactly one year ago I detailed the striking new trends that rippled through the Brazilian market. At the end of 2014 the Fiat Palio achieved the unthinkable, ending 19 consecutive years of VW Gol reign. The Brazilian models charts used to be utterly predictable, but in the space of 18 months everything changed. A freefalling market has redistributed the cards: the efforts of international behemoths such as Hyundai to design and assemble locally cars dedicated to the Brazilian consumer are now paying off, while decades of laziness from manufacturers that used to hold a quasi-monopoly on sales have ended.

Toyota Corolla Brazil September 2015. Picture courtesy current generation Toyota Corolla is the most successful to-date in Brazil: up to #8.

Chevrolet is reaping the benefits of choosing to break the status quo with the Onix, the overall best-seller in Brazil for the 2nd month running despite sales down 24% to 10.212. For the first time the Onix is directly followed by the Hyundai HB20, down 10% to 8.889 sales and overtaking the Fiat Palio, down 45% to 8.761 but still #1 year-to-date at 92.087 deliveries (-28%) vs. 87.725 (-16%) for the Onix. The trend looks set to continue if we look at the past 12 months: both the Onix and HB20 have been losing significantly less ground than the Palio all through the year. Could the Palio domination, only just starting, already be coming to an end? Probably not in 2015, but 2016 will be a different story.

Honda HR-V Brazil September 2015First Brazilian Top 10 ranking for the Honda HR-V.

Just below the Palio we have another 2015 success story: the Ford Ka gains two spots on August to rank #4 overall and #5 year-to-date, the Renault Sandero maintains itself at a shiny 7th place thanks to the new generation while the Toyota Corolla is up two ranks to #8, to BSCB knowledge the legendary nameplate’s highest ever position in Brazil. The Honda HR-V brilliantly breaks into the Brazilian Top 10 for the very first time in September at #10 with 5.747 sales and 3% while the Jeep Renegade stops only 71 units short of doing so at #11 and 5.676 deliveries.

Renault Oroch Brazil September 2015. Picture courtesy

Renault Oroch

As detailed above, the Renegade outsells the Gol, itself down a devastating 58% to #12, hitting for the 2nd month in a row the lowest monthly ranking of its 35 year-career (the Gol launched in Brazil in 1980) – and the first time it ranks outside the Top 10. Finally, September marks the first appearance in the Brazilian sales charts of the all-new Renault Oroch, the pick-up variant of the Duster: it lands at #87 with 273 sales.

Previous month: Brazil August 2015: Chevrolet Onix takes the lead for the first time

One year ago: Brazil September 2014: VW Gol down to #4, Ford Ka up to #12

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UK September 2015: 43rd month up to all-time record September

VW Polo UK September 2015. Picture courtesy VW Polo overtakes the Vauxhall Astra to a best-ever #6 year-to-date.

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New car registrations in the UK continue on their unprecedented growth path: new 65-license plates traditionally make September one of the two largest months of the year for sales, but this time we are looking at an all-time record volume for the month at an outstanding 462.517 deliveries, celebrating 43 consecutive months of year-on-year gains at +9%. All channels are up with private sales at +3%, fleet at +15% and business at +11%, as well as all fuels with diesel up 4% despite the VW scandal, petrol up 12% and alternatively-fueled vehicles up 22%. The year-to-date figure crosses the 2 million milestone for the first time since 2004 at this stage of the year at 2.096.886 units, up 7% on the same period in 2014.

Mini UK September 2015. Picture courtesy Mini is back inside the 2015 Top 10.

The three leaders in the brands ranking improve slower than the market, resulting in lower market share than a year ago but also year-to-date: Ford at 11.9% (+1%), Vauxhall at 9.5% (+6%) and Volkswagen at 8.5% (+4%). Reversely, BMW shoots up 19% in 4th position, Nissan is up 26% at #5, Audi up 11% at #6, Mercedes up 18% at #7 and Toyota up 11% at #8. Peugeot (-6%), Citroen (-12%), Land Rover and Seat (-10%) are the only manufacturers to lose ground in the Top 20. Renault (+17%), Mazda (+23%), Jaguar (+53%), Dacia (+26%), Jeep (+175%) and Smart (+129%) take off.

Vauxhall Mokka UK September 2015. Picture courtesy UK Top 10 ranking in the past four months for the Vauxhall Mokka.

The Ford Fiesta remains the most popular vehicle in the UK this month despite sales down 2% to 4.9% share, distancing the Vauxhall Corsa up a splendid 25% thanks to the new model, the Ford Focus up 6% and the VW Golf up 5%. Seeing no diesel scandal effect for now, Volkswagen even places two nameplates inside the UK Top 5 for the second consecutive month with the Polo remaining at #5. The Nissan Qashqai (+48%) surges back up to #6, the Mini shoots up to #7 with 8.754 sales, earning a spot in the year-to-date Top 10 at #9, and the Vauxhall Mokka is slowly but surely elbowing its way into a long-term Top 10 presence at #9 this month, its third Top 10 ranking in the past 4 months.

Previous post: UK August 2015: Now with Top 140 models (BSCB exclusive)

Previous month: UK August 2015: Vauxhall Mokka up, Ford Kuga breaks into Top 10

One year ago: UK September 2014: Fiat 500 hits record #6 in best September in a decade

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USA September 2015: Market up 16% to highest SAAR in a decade (again)

Subaru Outback USA September 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Outback (best-ever 15.126 sales) lifts Subaru to a third consecutive all-time record U.S. month.

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All planets aligned for the U.S. new car market in September. A calendar twist that put Labor Day back from August in 2014 to September this year, gasoline prices remained low, car demand continued to be boosted by strong macroeconomic factors cont(low unemployment, growing economy and cheap credit), lastly and rather surprisingly in this overly optimistic environment, increased competition resulted in larger average industry incentives up 4% compared to September 2014 to $3.090 per vehicle according to TrueCar. All these factors combined mean a U.S. market up a splendid 16% year-on-year to 1.442.113 units, lifting the year-to-date total to 13.053.284 deliveries, up 5% or 621.000 units over the same period in 2014.

Scion iA USA September 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comBoth the Scion iA (pictured) and iM make their debut in U.S. sales charts, pushing the brand up 57%.

Although we have been in positive all year, the September surge means FY 2015 forecasts need to be adjusted up… The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) is at its highest in a decade for the second consecutive month, climbing to 18.17 million after 17.81 million in August, its strongest since a July 2005 boosted by employee discounts offered to the public, and to be compared to just 16.53 million in September 2014. It is now certain that the industry will surpass 17 million annual sales for only the third time in history, but some analysts now predict 2015 will be an all-time record year: Today TrueCar raised its 2015 forecast by 200,000 to 17.4 million, which would top the previous all-time record of 17.395 million set in 2000… In terms of segments, light-trucks such as SUVs and pickups absorbed most of the growth with sales up 24% year-on-year vs. 6% for passenger cars. Automotive News USA quoted Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, saying “On a year to date basis, [the market] is almost 56% light truck and realistically it would probably be closer to 60 percent if the availability was there.”

Ford F-150 USA September 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comFor the first time since July 2014, the Ford F-Series gains more ground than the Chevy Silverado.

The entire Top 8 largest manufacturing groups all lodge double-digit year-on-year gains including all of the Detroit 3. GM is up 12% lifted by GMC (+24%), Ford Motor Co is up 23% with the Ford brand up 23% also and Lincoln up a neat 20%, and finally FCA is ip 14%, solely due to Jeep (+40%) compensating for Ram (+5%), Fiat (+4%), Dodge (+3%) and Chrysler (-5%). Note Jeep posts the third highest-ever monthly U.S. volume in the brand’s history at 77.201 units, to be compared to a mere 37.464 deliveries only two years ago in September 2013… Toyota Motor Co is up 16% with the Toyota division up 15%, Lexus up 16% and Scion for once up 57% thanks to the arrival in the sales charts of the new iA (#142) and iM (#162), already the brand’s two best-seller in the country. Honda Motor is up 13% (Honda +14%, Acura +6%), Nissan Group up 18% (Nissan up 17%, Infiniti up 30%) as is Hyundai-Kia, lifted by Kia (+23%).

Range Rover Sport USA September 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comLand Rover is the best performing brand in the U.S. in September with sales up 89%.

Subaru soars another 28% to break its all-time monthly U.S. sales record for the third consecutive month and the fifth time this year at 53.070 units. Having secured a good chunk of their monthly sales during the Labour Day weekend at the start of the month – escaping the full effects of the diesel scandal, all Volkswagen Group brands gain volume with the group up 7% as a whole pulled up by Audi posting its 71st consecutive monthly gain at +16% and Volkswagen up a shy 1%, while Porsche is up 23%. Notice also Mitsubishi up 36% and Land Rover up 89% thanks to most of its range in frank improvement (Range Rover Sport +94%, Range Rover +83% and Range Rover Evoque +71%) and the addition of the Land Rover Discovery Sport accounting for roughly 20% of the brand’s sales this month.

Ford Escape USA September 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Ford Escape is up to a splendid overall U.S. 7th place in September.

Model-wise, for the first time since July 2014 and the arrival of the new gen F-150, the Ford F-Series widens the gap over its archenemy the Chevrolet Silverado at +16% to 69,651 vs. +7% and 53.726. The GM full-size pickups however still outsell the F-Series with the GMC Sierra (+18%) lifting the GM total to 73.479. The Ram Pickup, stable, keeps the Toyota Camry (+21%) at bay both in September and year-to-date,  with the Honda Accord at a strong #5 above the Honda CR-V (+26%), Ford Escape (+31% year-on-year and 4 spots on August to #7) and Honda Civic (+27%) all clearly outperforming the market. If the Toyota Corolla is up an equally impressive 30%, it is down five spots on August to #10.

Hyundai Tucson USA September 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe new model pushes Hyundai Tucson sales up 121%.

Within the September Top 50, the majority of the largest year-on-year gains are delivered by SUVs: in ranking order, the Nissan Rogue (+45%), Ford Explorer (+31%), Jeep Cherokee (+38%), Jeep Wrangler (+26%), Subaru Outback (+34% to an all-time high 15.126 units), GMC Terrain (+32%), Dodge Journey (+45%), Ford Edge (+33%) and Honda Pilot (+31%) all post spectacular increases, as do the Nissan Versa (+50%), Subaru Impreza (+65%) and Ford Mustang, improving its sales 3-fold thanks to the new model. Among recent launches, the Hyundai Tucson is up 121% to #54 thanks to the new gen, the Jeep Renegade is up a further 5 spots on last month to #55, the Honda HR-V is up two to #88, the Mercedes GLE up 45 to #107, the Mazda CX-3 up 35 to #167 and the Volvo XC90 up 18 to #176.

Previous month: USA August 2015: Volume down but SAAR highest in a decade

One year ago (models): USA September 2014 Chevy Silverado and Nissan Sentra on fire

One year ago (brands): USA September 2014: GM fleet, Jeep lift market up, Big 3 back to Top 3

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Italy September 2015: Fiat Panda hits 10.5% share, highest in 25 years

Fiat Panda Italy September 2015Fiat Panda sales are up 57% year-on-year at home in September.

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Note: August data has now been updated with the Top 160 models.

Another encouraging result for new car sales in Italy, up 17% year-on-year in September to 131.052 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total up 15% or almost 160.000 units on the same period a year ago to 1.201.563. Domestic king Fiat outperforms the market at +24% to 27.372 deliveries, holding on to its 2015 market share at 21%. Ford (+14%) overtakes Volkswagen (-1%) for 2nd place with Opel (+26%) solidly installed in 4th position above Peugeot (+17%), Renault (+12%) and Toyota (+15%). Mercedes shoots up 25% on September 2014 and 7 spots on August to a splendid 8th place with just under 4% market share, Audi is up 19% to #9 and BMW up 20% to #11, meaning the three German luxury brands all outperform the overall market and gain market share. Dacia (+38%), Porsche (+46%), Mazda (+60%), Smart (+131%), Jeep (+253%) and Jaguar (+261%) all take off.

Lancia Ypsilon Italy September 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Lancia Ypsilon is #2 in September.

Model-wise, the Fiat Panda is going from strength to strength, improving by a massive 57% on September last year to 13.710 sales and 10.5% share, the first time since October 2012 (10.3%) the Panda crosses the symbolic 10% market share milestone, and the nameplate’s highest share in 25 years, since 1989! This is the highest market share reached by any model in Italy since December 2007 when the Fiat Punto hit the same figure in December 2007. In terms of volume, this month is the strongest for the Panda since March 2010 (17.141). Despite sales down 13%, the Lancia Ypsilon overtakes the Fiat Punto to rank #2 in September and the Ford Fiesta (+2 spots on August) dislodges the VW Golf (-1) to become the most popular foreigner.

Fiat 500X Italy September 2015The Fiat 500X ranks at a best-ever #7 this month.

Rare occurrence, the entire Fiat 500 family is kept outside the Top 5: the 500L (-11%) is down one spot to #6, the 500X is up 8 to equal its best-ever ranking at #7 and the 500 is down 5 to a very weak #14 spot – the generation changeover affecting sales a lot more than Fiat would have wanted – and potentially one of the explanations for the exceptional strength of the Fiat Panda. Let’s also salute the strong performances of the Toyota Yaris (+33%), Opel Corsa (+47%), Citroen C3 (+36%), Renault Captur (+123%), Smart Fortwo (+85%) and Peugeot 308 (+91%). The Opel Karl improves again: up 10 ranks on August to a best-ever #35, while the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer remains the brand’s best-seller in Italy at #41.

Previous month: Italy August 2015: 2 Series Active Tourer is BMW’s best-seller

One year ago: Italy September 2014: Lancia Ypsilon up to record second place

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France September 2015: Peugeot 208 #1, Renault Kadjar leads segment

Renault Kadjar France September 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Kadjar leads its segment at home for the first time.

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Good news coming from the French market: sales are up 9% year-on-year in September to 164.774 units, the best September score since 2011 and well above the scores of the past 3 years. This is historically a very solid month of September with only the years boosted by scrappage schemes doing significantly better. An encouraging “back to school” result in France, lifting the year-to-date total up 6% to 1.421.440 deliveries. Reassuringly, all channels display virtually the same growth with private sales up 8.9% – still at a historical low of 50% of the overall market – sales to companies up 9.3% and tactical sales up 9%, boosted by short-term rentals up 33%. The three main domestic manufacturers Renault (+4%), Peugeot (+6%) and Citroen (+2%) all gain less ground than their home market but locate themselves at various levels vs. their year-to-date share: Renault is above (20.8% vs. 19.7%), Peugeot is level (17.3%) and Citroen is below (10.2% vs. 10.7%).

Skoda Fabia France September 2015. Picture courtesy Fabia lifts Skoda up 28% in France in September.

The Volkswagen brands are not handicapped by the diesel scandal for now: Volkswagen is up 12%, Skoda up 28% thanks to the Octavia and Fabia and Seat up 22% thanks to the Leon and Ibiza, while Audi is up 6% but relegated to #3 luxury brand at #13 overall below BMW up 20% to #9 and Mercedes up 2% to #10. Dacia gains 11% but remains below its YTD level but Nissan is up 20% year-on-year and two spots on August to #6, Ford is up 18% and Toyota up 19%. Notice also Fiat (+23%), Suzuki (+26%), Mazda (+44%), Honda (+45%), Smart (+170%) and Jeep (+143%) all posting spectacular gains.

Peugeot 208 France September 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Peugeot 208 is the best-selling vehicle in France in September.

In the models ranking, the Peugeot 208 gains a splendid 23% thanks to its mid-life refresh and overtakes the Renault Clio for the second time in the past three months at 5.5% share vs. 5.3%. The Renault Captur (+13%) is back above the Peugeot 308 (+7%) at #3 but remains 4th year-to-date while the Peugeot 2008 (+6%) is back inside the Top 5 like in the year-to-date ranking, the Renault Scenic back up 9 spots on August to #7, the Renault Twingo up to #8 and the VW Polo (+25%) is the only foreigner in the Top 10 at #9 followed by the Golf (-29%) at #15.

Renault Espace France September 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frRenault Espace

The Renault Kadjar is up four spots to lead its category at #14 with 2.766 sales vs. 2.609 (+20%) for the Dacia Duster at #16 and 2.355 (+25%) for the Nissan Qashqai at #17 (that’s taking into account the fact that the Peugeot 3008 isn’t a true SUV). Notice also the Toyota Yaris up 25%, the Nissan Juke up 23%, the Mini up 68%, the Toyota Auris up 57% thanks to its facelift, the VW Tiguan in runout mode up 32%, the VW Passat up 149%, Skoda Fabia up 56% and Nissan X-Trail up 60%. Among recent newcomers, the Renault Espace is up 16 ranks on August to a fantastic #33 spot, while the Fiat 500X is up 7 ranks to #34.

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Previous month: France August 2015: Renault and Clio reclaim control

One year ago: France September 2014: Renault Twingo III up to 8th place

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Spain September 2015: Seat Leon resumes domination

Seat Leon Spain September 2015The Seat Leon is back to the pole position at home.

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The Spanish new car market continues on its recovery trend in September with sales up 23% year-on-year to 70.386 units, the best September result in Spain since 2009 and already double the score of September 2012 (35.216) at the worst of the financial crisis. The year-to-date total is also up 23% on 2014 to 789.024 deliveries in 9 months. In the first sales results published since the VW diesel scandal broke on September 18, Volkswagen manages outperform the market and remain in the brands pole position with sales up 28% to 5.979 and 8.5% share, distancing Peugeot (+21%), Renault (+5%), Opel (+20%) and Ford (+19%). Domestic carmaker Seat is up 29% but at #6 and 6.2% share it is well below its year-to-date level at #2 and 7.8%. Nissan (+26%), Audi (+41%), Skoda (+43%), Mazda (+51%) and Mitsubishi (+57%) impress, while Smart (+327%) and Jeep (+237%) take off.

Nissan Qashqai Spain September 2015Nissan Qashqai

Model-wise, after dropping to a paltry 12th spot in August, the Seat Leon resumes its market domination and snaps the Spanish pole position for the 4th time this year with sales up a fantastic 57% year-on-year to 1.929 units and 2.7% share – however well below the 3.2% it commands year-to-date. The VW Golf is up 37% to #2 while the Nissan Qashqai (+48%) completes a very dynamic podium. The Opel Astra (#5), Peugeot 308 (#7) and Peugeot 2008 (#12) all gain 49% for very different reasons: runout prices for the former, new generation and station wagon for the latter. Notice also the Citroen C3 up 53% to #20, the Dacia Duster up 69% to #21, VW Tiguan up 58% to #25, VW Passat up 75% to #26 and the Opel Mokka also up 75% to #29.

Mercedes GLC Spain September 2015The Mercedes GLC makes its first appearance in the Spanish sales charts this month.

Among recent newcomers, the Hyundai Tucson remains at a very solid level in 28th place with 1.1% share, the BMW 2 Series Tourer is up 11 spots on August to break into the Spanish Top 50 for the first time at #49, the Renault Kadjar is up 9 ranks to #55, the Fiat 500X is up 23 to #65, the Ford Ecosport up 38 to #75, the Mazda CX-3 up 9 to #86 and the Ssangyong Tivoli is up 23 to #126. We welcome two new nameplates in the Spanish sales charts this month: the Mercedes GLC lands at #113 with 146 sales and the Honda HR-V arrives at #135 with 95 units.

Previous month: Spain August 2015: Opel Astra surprise best-seller

One year ago:  Spain September 2014: Dacia Sandero confirms pole position

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Malaysia August 2015: Discover the Top 60 models (BSCB exclusive)

Mercedes GLE Malaysia August 2015The Mercedes GLE breaks into the Malaysian Top 60 in August.

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The Malaysian new car market is up 4.5% year-on-year in August to 53.452 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still in negative territory at 434.282 units, down 2% on 2014. Perodua frankly out-performs the market at +14% to 16.589 sales and 31% share, almost double is local archenemy Proton up just 5% to 9.040 units. Toyota (+4%) and Honda (+2%) lose market share vs. a year ago, but the following five manufacturers all lodge outstanding year-on-year gains: Nissan (+17%), Mazda (+18%), Isuzu (+17%) and most impressive of all: Mercedes almost doubling its sales (+95%) to 1.005 deliveries and 1.9% share. Reversely, Chevrolet (-48%), Volvo (-52%), Hyundai (-52%), Peugeot (-60%) and Kia (-76%) all implode.

Once again and exclusive to BSCB we can share with you models data for Malaysia, showing the Perodua Axia cementing its domination at 8.361 sales and 15.6% share above the Proton Saga very solid at 9.2% share and the Perodua Myvi at 8.1%. Note the Saga is now only 170 units below the Myvi for #2 year-to-date. The Honda HR-V is down one spot on July to a still very impressive 8th position and 3.4% share while the Proton Iriz holds its own inside the Malaysian Top 10 at #10. Further down, notice the VW Polo at #21 vs. #32 year-to-date, the Mazda2 at #39 vs. #63, the Toyota Fortuner (#45) and Toyota Rush (#50) reappearing in the Top 50 and the Mercedes GLE (#58) breaking into the Malaysian Top 60 for the very first time.

Previous post: Malaysia July 2015: Now with Top 60 models (BSCB exclusive)

Previous month: Malaysia July 2015: Honda and Mazda buck trend in market down 3%

One year ago: Malaysia August 2014: Perodua solid in stable market

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Mexico August 2015: Now with Top 225 models (BSCB exclusive)

Ford Ranger 2016 MexicoIn full runout mode before the 2016 model (pictured) arrives, the Ford Ranger is up 151%…

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As is now the tradition on BSCB, we can now share with you a lot more detail about the Mexican new car market. FCA is now split by brand, showing a very strong performance from Dodge (+66%) whereas Ram (+5%) and most disturbingly Jeep (-13%) underperform. In the models ranking, the Chevrolet Sonic (+48%) and VW Gol (+42%) actually rank inside a Top 10 now 100% official (they didn’t appear in our original update), the Hyundai Grand i10 continues its progression at #17 vs. #23 year-to-date, the Honda HR-V lodges another very impressive month at #22, the Kia Sportage confirms it is an instant blockbuster in Mexico at #34 for its second month on sale, the Ram 700 is stable at #43 and the Kia Forte is up 21 ranks on its launch score to #52.

Ford Lobo Mexico August 2015. Picture courtesy…just as the Ford F-Series (aka Lobo in Mexico) drops 49%.

It’s a very interesting month to be selling pick-ups in Mexico: all full-size U.S. pickups drop drastically in August: the Chevrolet Silverado is down 52% o #25, the Ram Pickup is down 36% to #28 and the Ford F-Series is down 49% to #36. Reversely, the mid-sized Ford Ranger is up a whopping 151% on a year ago to #29, the Nissan Frontier is up 17% year-on-year but down 19 spots on July to #42, yet the Toyota Hilux is down 45% to #53, awaiting the new generation to come in.

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One year ago: Mexico August 2014: Nissan, Chevrolet and Toyota impress

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Egypt August 2015: Chevrolet TFR back in charge

Chevrolet TFR Egypt August 2015. Picture courtesy of egyspeed.comChevrolet TFR

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The Egyptian new car market is down 5% year-on-year in August to 25.143 registrations, however the year-to-date total remains in positive territory at +2% and 185.929 units. Overtaken by the Hyundai Verna last month, the Chevrolet TFR – nicknamed Dababbah (“The Tank”) locally – reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date, hitting its strongest market share in over two years (since July 2013) at 11.2% thanks to 2.827 sales. The Verna is knocked down to #2 a 7.6% while the Renault Logan gains one further spot to land on the podium at #3 vs. #10 year-o-date. The Geely Emgrand 7 is down three spots but remains inside the Top 10 at #10, the Kia Cerato is up 32 ranks to #16, the Kia Cee’d up 18 to #22, the Ford Kuga ranks #39 and the BMW X3 lodges an excellent #40 ranking.

Previous month: Egypt July 2015: Renault places Logan and Sandero in Top 5

One year ago: Egypt August 2014: Chevrolet TFR leads, teases Hyundai Verna for #1 YTD

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Algeria August 2015: Renault Kangoo surprise leader

Renault Kangoo Algeria August 2015The Renault Kangoo is the best-selling vehicle in Algeria this month.

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After a one month-hiatus, Algeria is back on BSCB with August figures and a surprise leader in the models ranking: now that the new generation is finally available in the country, the Kangoo is crowed with 1.668 sales while the locally-assembled Symbol takes the 2nd spot just 30 units below. The Hyundai Accent, Peugeot 208 and Toyota Hilux also break into the Top 5. Brand-wise, Renault dominates above Peugeot and Hyundai while Skoda makes a surprise appearance in 5th position.

Previous post: Algeria 1st Half 2015: Dacia Logan and Renault Symbol take off

One year ago: Algeria August 2014: Dacia Logan now #1 year-to-date

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