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China LCV November 2014: Wuling leads struggling segment

December 20th, 2014 No comments

9. Jinbei SY1025Jinbei Light Truck in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur

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According to data published by LMC Automotive, sales of Light Commercial Vehicles in China are down an estimated 15% year-on-year to 393,582 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 4,440,284 deliveries and despite the fact that LMC counts the Wuling Hongguang and Chana Honor as LCVs – they have been removed from the ranking below. This month the Wuling Rongguang steers safely away from its pickup variant the Wuling Mini Truck, with the two models leading the ranking at 22,680 and 19,300 sales respectively. The Foton Forland, Jinbei Light Truck and JMC Light Truck all improve their score vs. October whereas the Wuling Sunshine, once ultra-dominant in the segment, sinks further down to #6 and just 12,603 sales.

Previous China all-new models post: China November 2014: Focus on the all-new models

Previous China post: China November 2014: MPV sales up 43%, SUV up 38%

Previous month: China LCV October 2014: Wuling Light Truck teases Rongguang

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Uruguay November 2014: Suzuki takes the lead

December 20th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki Swift Uruguay November 2014. Picture courtesy of larevueautomobile.comSuzuki topples Chevrolet to become Uruguay’s most popular manufacturer this month.

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New car sales in Uruguay are down a steep 25% year-on-year in November to just 4,095 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 47,208 units, down 8% on 2013. The harsh declines of the past two months don’t reflect the real situation of the market though but a strike in the government office that has disrupted the reporting of sales.

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Suzuki takes advantage of discounts related to the celebration of the 35th anniversary of its presence in the country to take the lead of the manufacturers ranking with 566 sales and 13.8% market share, to be compared to the 8.9% it holds year-to-date (#4). Chevrolet (11.7%) is knocked down to second place while Volkswagen resists at #3 and 10.1% share. Renault is up two spots on October to #4 and Fiat down 4 to #6.

FAW N5 Uruguay November 2014. Picture courtesy of sysmaya.netFAW is the 10th best-selling brand in Uruguay in November.

Uruguay is one of the countries in the world where Chinese manufacturers have managed to win the most significant market share, #2 to only Bolivia. In November the Chinese hold 21.1% of the Uruguayan market vs. 21.3% year-to-date and 3 of them find their way inside the Top 10: Chery is up two ranks to #7 and 5.6% share, BYD is up one to #9 and 3.1% and FAW up 10 to #10 and 3%. Notice also Geely at #13, Great Wall at #17, Dongfeng at #20, Chana at #21, Lifan at #22 and JAC at #25. In total, 24 of the 55 brands having sold at least one vehicle in Uruguay so far in 2014 are Chinese.

Previous month: Uruguay October 2014: Chevrolet and Fiat back on top

One year ago: Uruguay Full Year 2013: One in four new cars is Chinese!

Full November 2014 Top 40 brands Ranking Table below.

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Iran November 2014: Iran Khodro Dena finally lands?

December 20th, 2014 No comments

Iran Khodro Dena Iran November 2014Iran Khodro Dena

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As is the tradition on BSCB, I can share with you local Iranian production figures as sales data remains unavailable. For now this is a pretty accurate picture of what cars are the most popular in the country as imports are relatively limited, however this situation may change if and when economic sanctions against Iran relax, and then it will be time for sales data to be published hopefully. November 2013 is roughly equivalent to Aban, the 8th month of the year 1392 in the Persian calendar, however this month we only have access to the YTD figures. These confirm the trends we have observed this year but there is one novelty: the Iran Khodro Dena. Unveiled in April 2011, it seems to finally have hit production lines in Iran with 630 units reported over the period. Some promo pictures showing the car in display in the street (above) have also started to appear online which would seem to indicate the Dena finally is available for sale in the country. The production figures show the market has bounced back in Iran, with the Peugeot 206 back up 240% to 4th place with 64,752 units and the Saipa Tiba up 153% to #6 and 55,626 units. The Saipa Pride, still leader at 162,402 units but up just 20%, Iran Khodro Runna (+44%) and Renault Tondar 90 (aka Dacia Logan first generation, +42%) lose market share.

Previous month: Iran October 2014: Saipa Tiba at highest, production up 61%

One year ago: Iran November 2013: Peugeot 406 new best-seller?

Full Dey-Aban 8 months 1393 Top 8 models Ranking Table below.

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Europe November 2014: Peugeot 308 breaks ranking record at #9

December 19th, 2014 No comments

Peugeot 308 Europe November 2014The new generation lifts the 308 nameplate to never-seen before heights in Europe.

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New car sales in Europe celebrate 15 consecutive months of year-on-year gains in November at +1.3% to 989,667 deliveries, the dynamism of Spain (+22%), the UK (+8%) and Italy (+5%) more than compensating for the apathy of France (-3%), Germany (-2%) and the Netherlands (-20%). The year-to-date total now stands a couple of thousands units below 12 million, up 5.3% on 2013. The Top 10 most popular brands are still up year-to-date, however Ford (-7%), Skoda (-1%) and Citroen (-8%) retreat in November whereas all the German premium brands outperform the market: BMW is up 8%, Mercedes up 7% and Audi up 4%. Renault is above Opel/Vauxhall at #3 for the second month in a row but remains at #4 year-to-date.

Nissan Qashqai Europe November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan Qashqai sales are up 19% year-on-year in November in Europe.

In the models ranking, the main event this month is the arrival inside the Top 10 of the Peugeot 308, lifted by its much-improved new generation and a very successful station wagon variant, up to #9 thanks to sales up 71% YOY to 14,996 units. This is the first time the 2nd generation 308 manages a European Top 10 ranking and the best-ever monthly ranking for the 308 nameplate, its previous best being #10 hit in June and July 2009 with 23,786 and 21,500 sales respectively. It is also the first time the 308 outsells its rival the Ford Focus in Europe, and the second month in a row it outsells the Opel Astra. In other significant news for Peugeot, the 308 (#9) also outsells its stablemate the 208 (#10) this month. The last time the 30- was Peugeot’s best-seller above the 20-  was during the 206-207 changeover, when the 307 successively outsold both the outgoing 206 and the upcoming 207 for a period of 4 months between April and July 2006. Note the 307 nameplate was immensely more successful for Peugeot than the 308 has been to-date, peaking at #3 overall over the Full Year 2004 with over 450,000 sales.

Mercedes C Class Europe November 2014The Mercedes C-Class just missed out on a historical European Top 10 ranking this month.

The rest of the Top 10 models sees some significant moves: the VW Polo is up 12% YOY to stay in 2nd place below the VW Golf, the Ford Fiesta crumbling apart at -19% in 4th place and the Nissan Qashqai up a beautiful 19% but now only 13 (!) units above the Skoda Octavia year-to-date. JATO Dynamics also announced that the Mercedes C-Class just missed out on a Top 10 ranking this month with sales up 61% year-on-year. The C-Class has never ranked inside the monthly European Top 10 in the past decade, so this would have been a momentous event, that could still occur in the coming months given how early on it is in the new generation C-Class’s career. The last time the C-Class’ rivals ranked within the European Top 10 was in January 2014 for the BMW 3 Series and August 2012 for the Audi A4. Finally, boosted by the new model and the addition of a 5-door variant, the Mini is up 44% YOY while the Seat Leon continues its impressive run at +43%.

Previous post: Europe 10 months 2014: Now with Top 355 models and all brands

Previous month (final): Europe October 2014: Now with Top 345 models and Top 54 brands

Previous month (first): Europe October 2014: VW Polo up 28%, Peugeot 308 just off Top 10

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Portugal November 2014: VW Golf stuck in pole position

December 18th, 2014 No comments

VW Golf Portugal September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe VW Golf has now been the best-selling model in Portugal for 4 straight months.

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Portuguese new car sales are still on fire: up 33% year-on-year to 11,718 registrations and lifting the year-to-date total to 130.921 deliveries, up 35% on 2013. Brand-wise, the Top 5 best-sellers are unchanged vs. October and YTD with Renault leading the charge (+21%), ahead of Volkswagen (+32%), Peugeot (+36%), BMW (+66%) and Mercedes (+48%). Other impressive gainers include Nissan (+84%), Mazda (+72%), Land Rover (+67%), Smart (+55%), Dacia (+51%), Seat (+50%), Kia (+49%) and Volvo (+47%).

Nissan Qashqai Portugal November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan Qashqai – Nissan sales are up 84% year-on-year in Portugal this month.

The VW Golf manages to hold onto the models pole position for the 4th consecutive month thanks to 608 sales and 5.2% share: this could well be the first time the Golf nameplate stays that long in the Portuguese lead. It is however assured to finish the year in 2nd place below the Renault Clio as the gap between the two models is too large to be overcome in December alone. The Nissan Qashqai stays third vs. #7 YTD, the BMW 3 Series is up 4 spots on October to #7 and now squeezes into the YTD Top 10, making it two BMWs among Portugal’s 10 best-sellers. The Peugeot 308 remains solid at #8 vs. #14 YTD, the Volvo V40 is up 6 ranks to #18, the Peugeot 108 up 15 to #21, the Citroen C4 Cactus down 5 to #30, the BMW 2 Series up 26 to #36, the Nissan Pulsar up 42 to #48 and the Renault Twingo up 26 to #54. Finally, notice the Smart Forfour up a gigantic 159 spots on its first month back in October to land at #38 with 98 sales and 0.8% share, this generation’s best ranking in the world so far.

Previous month: Portugal October 2014: VW Golf leads again, Nissan Qashqai #3

One year ago: Portugal December 2013: Toyota Auris and Ford Focus shine

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Canada November 2014: All-time record year now certain

December 18th, 2014 No comments

Honda CR-V USA November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comFirst incursion of the Honda CR-V on the Canadian podium.

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It’s (nearly) official: never before had Canadian consumers purchased as many light vehicles as in 2014: November sales are the highest in the history of Canada, up 4% year-on-year to 138,886 deliveries, bringing the 11 month-result to a record breaking 1.720.429 units. By the time this week comes to an end, 2014 Canadian sales will have passed the all-time record of 1.745 million sales established in 2013. The Fiat Chrysler Group is in the lead again with 15.1% share above Ford at 14.4%, however Ford keeps the YTD pole position for now with a slim 807 unit-advantage. General Motors settles for third in both rankings while Toyota Motor remains #4 above Honda and Hyundai-Kia. Nissan Motor is up 21% and Daimler AG up 26%. Brand-wise, Ford (+2%) and Toyota (-4%) lead but under perform while Chevrolet (+9%), Nissan (+22%), Ram (+21%), Jeep (+44%), Audi (+30%), Acura (+23%) and Chrysler (+41%) impress.

Jeep Cherokee Canada September 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comJeep is the fastest growing brand in the Top 25 at +44% in November

Model-wise, the Top 3 best-seller frankly outperform the market: the Ford F-Series is up 18% YOY to 9,278 sales despite the transition to the 2015 F-150, the Ram Pickup is up 19% to 6,859 units and the Honda CR-V is up 11 spots on October and a whopping 56% YOY to land at a best-ever third place thanks to 4,461 sales. Further down, notice the Chevrolet Silverado up 30% at #9, the Nissan Rogue up a round 100% to #15, the Jeep Cherokee up 65% to #16, Honda Fit up 138% to #18, Jeep Wrangler up 59% to #19, VW Golf up 87% to #26, Chrysler 200 up 127% to #30 and the Nissan Micra up 5 ranks on October to #36. Among recent new launches, the Audi Q3 is up 13 spots to #86, the Mercedes GLA up 5 to #112 and the Ford Transit up 57 to #127. Finally, just as the Dodge Dart beats its U.S. ranking record, it sinks 83% YOY to a paltry #118 in Canada with just 231 sales.

Previous month: Canada October 2014: Chrysler and Jeep shine… again

One year ago: Canada November 2013: New generation pushes Mazda3 up to #5

Full November 2014 Top 250 models, Top 15 groups & Top 34 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Greece November 2014: Yaris reclaims #1 YTD spot in market down 9%

December 18th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Yaris Greece November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frToyota Yaris 

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Thunderstorm in the Greek new car market in November: for the first time in over a year (since October 2013), deliveries are in negative YOY and not by a tiny amount: down a harsh 9% to 4,983 registrations. Is it the beginning of the end of the Greek recovery? Answer in a few months. The year-to-date total meanwhile is still up by a wide margin at +19% and 64,830 registrations. In the brands ranking, Toyota (15.5%) and Volkswagen (12.2%) continue to lead but with particularly strong scores this month while Peugeot is up 9 spots on October to #4 and 6.7%, Citroen up 4 to #5 and 6.2% and Volvo up 8 to #8 and 4.5%.

Volvo V40 Greece November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Volvo V40 is up to #5 this month in Greece.

Model-wise, thanks to the new model and a very strong 9.5% share in November, the Toyota Yaris is back to the pole position in 2014 YTD, a spot it held in 2013. The VW Polo remains very solid in 2nd place at 6.6%, the Opel Corsa is so-so at #3 but the Citroen C3 (#4), Volvo V40 (#5) and Peugeot 208 (#7) impress, and very much so. Notice also the Toyota Aygo up 21 ranks on October to #13, the Peugeot 308 up 34 to #15, the Hyundai i10 up to #19, the Peugeot 108 (#29) and Mercedes GLA (#36) both smashing their monthly Greek ranking records and breaking into the Greek Top 50 for the first and the Smart Forfour making its re-entry in the ranking directly at #47.

Previous month: Greece October 2014: Toyota Yaris reclaims monthly leadership

One year ago: Greece November 2013: Yaris, Corsa and Golf above 7%

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Romania November 2014: Duster hits highest ever market share

December 18th, 2014 No comments

Dacia Duster Romania November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Duster holds 10.3% of its home market in November.

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New car sales in Romania are up by a shy 4% year-on-year in November at 5,669 deliveries, bringing the year-to-date total to 64,577 units, up a much more impressive 24% on 2013. Nevertheless many manufacturer vastly outperform the market this month in Romania: below local carmaker Dacia evolving like the market at +4% YOY and 31.9% share, Skoda is up 10% to 11.4% share vs. 9.7% YTD. Mitsubishi is up 97%, Fiat up 78%, Mercedes up 71%, Honda up 43%, Seat up 30%, Nissan up 38%, Renault up 37% and BMW up 22%. Model-wise, on face value the Dacia Logan keeps the lead for the 123rd consecutive month and by far thanks to 865 sales for a 15.3% market share, however when we remove the MCV variant (150 sales in November), its advantage on the Dacia Duster thaws significantly. That’s because the Duster hits its highest-ever market share at home (and in the world) in November at 10.3% thanks to 582 units sold. Note a study by format shows no Duster pickups sold yet.

Below, the Skoda Rapid shines in 4th place, the Dacia Dokker is up a further two spots on October to #6 and makes it four Dacias in the Top 6 along with the Sandero at #5, the Fiat 500L is up to #12 vs. #25 YTD, the Renault Captur is up to #13, the Opel Mokka up to #17 vs. #43 YTD and the Opel Antara up to #24 vs. #48 YTD. Finally, notice the BMW X4 up to #87 and the Citroen C4 Cactus making its first appearance in the Romanian Top 100 at #88.

Previous month: Romania October 2014: Dacia Duster and Logan over perform

One year ago: Romania November 2013: Dacia Logan at 2nd best share in 2 years

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Indonesia November 2014: Honda Brio Satya hits record, market at -19%

December 18th, 2014 No comments

Honda Brio Satya Indonesia November 2014Honda Brio Satya (Thailand model shown)

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The uninterrupted period of explosive growth has brutally come to an end for new car sales in Indonesia: November sales are down a harsh 19% year-on-year to just 91,268 units. However thanks to very strong sales in the first half of the year, the year-to-date total is still up a fantastic 11% on 2013 to a record 1.129.566 deliveries. The Toyota Avanza gets rid of its archenemy this month: at 13% share it is down 3 percentage points on November 2013 but a huge 8.6 percentage points above the Honda Mobilio, crashing down 3 spots on October to #5 and 4.4% share. In second place with 6.5% of the market, the Toyota Agya reaches its second ever highest share below the 6.7% reached in December 2013 and February 2014. Both the Daihatsu Gran Max (#3 and 6.3%) and the Suzuki Carry (#4 and 4.9%) pickups also shine. Finally, notice the Honda Brio Satya hitting its best-ever ranking and share at #8 and 3.3% and the Datsun GO+ seeing the Top 10 receding before its eyes, down one spot on October to #12 and 2.2% share.

Previous month: Indonesia October 2014: Datsun GO+ just outside Top 10 again

One year ago: Indonesia November 2013: Toyota Agya up to 2nd place!

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Latvia November 2014: Nissan Qashqai and VW Up on top

December 18th, 2014 No comments

VW Up Latvia November 2014

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After dropping by 2% in October, Latvian new car sales are back up 7% year-on-year in November to 1,217 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 13,690 deliveries, up 16% on 2013. Brand-wise, Volkswagen (16.9% share) and Toyota (12.2%) remain very close to their year-to-date levels, Nissan jumps up to #3 and 7.9% vs. #6 and 5.8% YTD, knocking Skoda down to #4, while Fiat is the hero du jour, up 12 spots on October to #5 with 6.8% share vs. #13 and 2.7% YTD. Note Suzuki, last’s month hero du jour at #3 overall sells… nothing this month. It’s important to remember that a large part of new car sales in Latvia are directly re-exported to other European Union countries and therefore the monthly rankings do not reflect exactly the situation on the ground. The Nissan Qashqai takes the lead of the models ranking this month thanks to 69 units sold, above the VW Up up a further 7 ranks on October to #2 and 5% share vs. #26 and 1.1% YTD. Other great (re-export) performers this month include the Fiat 500 up to #5, Peugeot Bipper up to #10 vs. #99 YTD, Fiat Panda up to #12 with 21 sales vs. 23 YTD and the Opel Mokka up to #17 vs. #43 YTD.

Previous month: Latvia October 2014: Suzuki Jimny lands on top

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2013: VW Golf and Ford Focus on top

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