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Chile January 2018: Market up 29.3%, Chinese carmakers up 71%

Maxus sales are up 7-fold on January 2017 thanks to the arrival of the T60 pickup.

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New car sales in Chile shoot up 29.3% year-on-year in January to 35.322 registrations. Passenger cars are up 18.7% to 14.055, SUVs surge 46.1% to 12.573, pickups are up 29% to 5.336 and commercials are up 22.9% to 3.358. #2 in FY2017, Chevrolet takes the lead of the brands ranking this month but advances at half the rate of the market at +14% to 8.3% share above Hyundai slower too at +11% to 8%. Suzuki soars 37% to 7.8% in third place while Toyota jumps 43% to 7.5% at #4. Kia is up 9% but down three spots on December to #5 and Nissan, leader a year ago in January, edges down 0.3% to 7.3% share. Mazda (+95%) and Renault (+73%) post the largest gains in the Top 10. Below, Chinese carmakers make the largest improvements: Maxus (+631%), Changan (+133%), Lifan (+120%), BAIC (+118%), ZNA (+100%), Dongfeng (+98%) and Chery (+89%) post stellar scores, with Chinese manufacturers as a whole up a stunning 71% to 12.3% share vs. 10.3% over the Full Year 2017. Skoda (+112%), Land Rover (+104%), Citroen (+77%), BMW (+66%), Chrysler Group (+66%), Volvo (+50%) and Mitsubishi (+44%) also make themselves noticed.

Previous post: Chile Full Year 2017: Hyundai, Mitsubishi L200 top market up 18.1%

One year ago: Chile January 2017: Nissan takes lead in market up 7%

Full January 2018 Top 50 brands ranking below.


New Zealand January 2018: Record month, rentals put 4 Toyotas in Top 5

Rentals account for 68% of Toyota Highlander NZ sales in January.

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After four consecutive record years, the New Zealand new vehicle market continues to gallop ahead in 2018 with January sales up another 7.3% year-on-year to 14.834 units, the fifth straight record score for the month. Passenger cars and SUVs are up 6.4% to 10.797 while commercial vehicles are up 9.9% to 4.037. Toyota vastly beats the market with a 40% year-on-year surge to 22% share vs. 20.2% in FY2017, Ford (+6%) is back to 2nd place ahead of Mazda (+28%) while Holden tumbles down 34% to 7.8% share in 4th place vs. 9% in 2017. Kia shoots up 26% year-on-year and 7 spots on December to #6, Honda is up 29% to #10 and Subaru up 45% to #12. Further down, Tesla (+667%), Chinese carmaker LDV (+74%) and Skoda (+32%) make themselves noticed.

Model-wise, rental sales keep the Toyota Corolla in the lead, accounting for 73% of its January total, with the two 2017 best-sellers taking the next two spots: the Ford Ranger at #2 and the Toyota Hilux at #3. The Toyota Highlander leaps up 8 spots on December to a brilliant 4th place (68% are rentals) while the RAV4 (50% rentals) makes it four Toyotas in the Top 5. The Holden Colorado (#6) and Mitsubishi Triton (#8) make it four pickups in the Top 8 while the Kia Sportage (#9) and Mazda CX-5 (#10) make it four SUVs in the Top 10. The Ford Focus (#7), Mazda3 (#12), Nissan Qashqai (#14), Ford Escape (#17) and Hyundai Kona (#20) also shine while the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross breaks into the Top 25 for the very first time at #23.

Previous post: New Zealand Full Year 2017: Ranger #1, 3 Toyotas in Top 4, record market

Full January 2018 Top 75 All-brands and Top 25 models below.


Slovenia January 2018: Renault Clio back on top, Fiat up 4-fold

The Panda (+381%) helps Fiat up 286% in Slovenia in January.

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New car sales in Slovenia are up 5.8% year-on-year in January to 6.472 registrations and Volkswagen remains the favourite brand in the country at 14.6% share, trailing the market slightly at +4%. The podium is unchanged on FY2017 with Renault (-10%) and Skoda (+2%) in tow. Peugeot leaps 14% to #4, Fiat is up 4-fold to #6, Toyota up 28% to #10 and Kia (+60%), Suzuki (+24%), Audi (+23%), Seat (+23%), BMW (+20%) and Citroen (+17%) also impressive in the Top 20. Mini (+320%) and Mitsubishi (+108%) also post spectacular gains. Although it celebrated 20 years in the annual pole position last year, the Renault Clio had not ranked #1 in the monthly charts since last May. It is now done despite deliveries down 21% year-on-year in January, with the French subcompact followed by the VW Golf (+20%), Skoda Octavia (+32%) and Dacia Sandero (-21%). The VW Polo surges 82% to #5, the Ford Focus soars 46% to #6, while the Fiat Panda is up a gigantic 381% to #9. The Fiat 500 (+1750%!), Seat Alhambra (+200%), Kia Cee’d (+70%), Peugeot 208 (+61%) and Citroen C3 (+46%) also shine in the Top 20. The Opel Crossland X tops all recent launches (<12 months) at #32, ahead of the VW T-Roc landing directly at #38, the Hyundai Kona (#41) and Skoda Karoq (#44).

Previous post: Slovenia Full Year 2017: Renault Clio marks 20 years at #1

One year ago: Slovenia January 2017: Dacia Sandero and VW Tiguan take off

Full January 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 220 All-models below.


Cyprus January 2018: Toyota Yaris #1, six SUVs in Top 7

The Ford Kuga leads the SUV charge in Cyprus, ranking at #2 in January.

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Thanks to our partnership with SEMO Cyprus and INNOSOFT, we can share with you today January figures for Cyprus, a market down 3.5% to 1.199 registrations. The Toyota Yaris takes the lead for the first time since June with a strong 6.1% share and deliveries up 66% year-on-year but incredibly it is the only passenger car in the Top 7, with the six remaining nameplates all SUVs! The Ford Kuga is up 14-fold to #2, followed by the Toyota C-HR (+97%), Hyundai Tucson (-30%), Nissan Qashqai (+6%), Kia Sportage (+5%) and Nissan Juke (+100%). It doesn’t stop there: 19 of the Top 30 best-sellers this month in Cyprus are SUVs, with the Peugeot 3008 breaking into the Top 10, the BMW X1 up 200% to #11, the Audi Q3 up 200% to #13, the Skoda Kodiaq landing at #21, the Honda CR-V up 60% to #23 and the Mercedes GLC up 87% to #26.

Previous post: Cyprus Full Year 2017: Ford Focus back to #1, Toyota C-HR lands at #5

One year ago: Cyprus January-February 2017: Kia Rio up to #1, Toyota C-HR lands

Full January 2018 Top 30 models ranking below.


Papua New Guinea Full Year 2017: Toyota remains above 50% share (BSCB Exclusive)

The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 is the best-selling vehicle in Papua New Guinea.

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Now updated with sales of all Toyota models.

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Consult 4 years of Papua New Guinea Historical Data here

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the world’s least explored nations culturally and geographically. It occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea north of Australia, with the western half forming the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. PNG is home to 8.1 million inhabitants, most of them living in customary communities which are as diverse as the 848 languages listed for the country. PNG is one of the most rural countries in the world, with only 18% of the population living in urban centres, and one-third of the population living on less than US$1.25 per day.

New car sales in PNG are down slightly in 2017 at -0.8% to 5.569 registrations, to be compared with 8.305 in 2014. Toyota continues to hold over half of the PNG annual sales with a 51.5% market share in 2017 down slightly on the 51.9% held a year prior. In the Top 5, only Hyundai (+3%) gains volume year-on-year while Isuzu (-5%), Nissan (-5%) and Ford (-12%) all drop. Kia soars 46% to #6, posting the largest sales gain of any major manufacturers in the country for 2017. Notice also the arrival of Chinese carmaker JMC directly at #10 with 39 sales. The Land Cruiser 70 maintains its grip on the PNG models charts with a 28.3% market share in 2017.

Previous post: Papua New Guinea Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser 70 sovereign

Full Year 2017 Top 14 All-brands ranking vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.

Full Year 2017 sales of all Toyota models below.

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Canada January 2018: Honda, Jeep & Chevrolet soar in market up 5.9%

The Jeep Wrangler leaps to 5th place overall in Canada in January. 

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After five consecutive annual records and a first 2 million year in 2017, new light vehicle sales in Canada continue on their galloping growth with deliveries up 5.9% to 117.744. Light trucks advance 9.1% to 85.906 or 73.2% of the market while Passenger cars dive 2.6% to just 31.375 or 26.8% share. FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles signs its first monthly win since February 2017 despite sales down 4.4% to 15% share, distancing General Motors (+15%), Ford Motor (-4.4%) and Honda Motor surging 28.8% to 11.1% share. Toyota Motor (+2.5%) rounds up the Top 5 with the Volkswagen Group (+28.9%) and BMW Group (+15%) also posting spectacular gains.

The Honda Civic is up 34% to 3rd place. 

Brand-wise, Ford leads but is down 4.8% while Honda shoots up 3 spots on December and 31.5% year-on-year to 2nd place overall, eclipsing Toyota (+2.8%) with Chevrolet (+25.9%) and Jeep (+28.1%) the biggest gainers in the Top 10. Further down, Volvo (+45.4%), Genesis (+36.4%), Tesla (+28.6%), Smart (+25%), Infiniti (+16.8%), BMW (+15.1%), Subaru (+14.8%), Mini (+11.1%), Audi (+10.2%) and Mazda (+10.2%) lodge the largest improvements in market.

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In the models ranking, the Ford F-Series remains the most popular but drops 16% just as its immediate follower the Ram Pickup is down 17%. The Honda Civic on the other hand is back up 8 spots on December and 34% year-on-year, followed by the CR-V up 32% to #4. The Jeep Wrangler is the hero of the Top 10 with sales up 3-fold on January 2017 to #5 (+22 on last month) just as the 2018 model arrives in dealerships. This is the nameplate’s highest ever ranking in Canada according to BSCB records, its recent best being #16 in July 2014. The Ford Escape (+17%), Chevrolet Cruze (+105%), VW Tiguan (+98%) and Golf (+44%) also shine. The Nissan Qashqai (#23) tops all recent launches above the VW Atlas (#51) and Toyota C-HR (#71).

Previous post: Canada Full Year 2017: F-Series and Ram break records in first 2m year

One year ago: Canada January 2017: FCA tops market up 2.3%

Full January 2018 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 260 models below.


Switzerland January 2018: VW Golf surges 92% to #1, Volvo XC60 #4

The VW Golf is up 92% to snap the Swiss pole position in January. 

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New car sales in Switzerland are up a robust 11.4% year-on-year in January to 21.671 units. Among them, sales of 4×4 vehicles shoot up 14.2% to 10.851, crossing the symbolic 50% market share milestone at 50.1% vs. 48.9% a year ago. Brand leaders Volkswagen (+21%) and BMW (+23%) both roughly double the market growth while Mercedes drops 1% to #3. Ford (+28%), Opel (+27%) and Skoda (+13%) also post double-digit gains in the Top 10 while further down, Jeep (+107%), Alfa Romeo (+71%), Bentley (+50%), Ssangyong (+43%), Citroen (+39%), Mazda (+35%), Hyundai (+34%), Honda (+27%), Kia (+26%), DS (+23%) and Subaru (+22%) make themselves noticed.

The Volvo XC60 is up 79% to 4th place overall in Switzerland.

Toppled from its throne for the first time in 23 years in 2017 by the Skoda Octavia, the VW Golf reclaims the models top spot in January and for the 6th time in the past 9 months thanks to deliveries almost doubling year-on-year at +92%. The Skoda Octavia (-11%) is relegated to 2nd place above the VW Tiguan (+61%) and Volvo XC60 (+79%) both posting tremendous gains. The Mercedes GLC (+3%) brilliantly rounds up the Top 5 while the BMW X1 (+26%) and VW Polo (+18%) also post double-digit gains in the Top 10. Below, the BMW 5 Series (+258%), Ford Kuga (+93%), Toyota Yaris (+73%) and Dacia Duster (+58%) shine. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio leads all recent launches (<12 months) at #35 above the Skoda Karoq (#41), Hyundai Kona (#43), Opel Crossland X (#54) and Range Rover Velar (#63). The VW T-Roc is down 34 spots on December to #81.

Previous post: Switzerland Full Year 2017: Skoda Octavia ends 23-year long VW Golf reign

One year ago: Switzerland January 2017: VW under pressure from Mercedes

Full January 2018 Top 50 All-brands and Top 330 All-models below.


Denmark January 2018: Citroen and Ford impress in market up 1.9%

The Citroen C3 is up 39% to 6th place overall in Denmark in January.

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The Danish new car market is up 1.9% year-on-year in January to 19.917 registrations. Brand-wise, Peugeot (-4%) takes the lead thanks to a slower fall than traditional market leader Volkswagen (-14%) knocked down to 2nd place by 37 sales. Both Citroen and Ford surge 44% to #3 and #5 respectively, with Toyota (-17%) slotting in at #4. Skoda (+33%), Renault (+28%) and Nissan (+21%) also post very robust gains in the Top 10. Further down, notice Subaru (+124%), DS (+88%), BMW (+83%), Porsche (+60%), Volvo (+52%) and Audi (+38%) also make themselves noticed. The Peugeot 208 comfortably holds onto the models pole position at 6.6% share, almost two percentage points above its immediate follower the Nissan Qashqai (+70%) with the VW Up! (-21%) rounding up the podium. The Skoda Octavia (+88%), Renault Clio (+49%) and Citroen C3 (+39%) post the largest gains in the Top 10 while beyond the Citroen C4 Cactus (+78%), Mercedes C-Class (+56%), Skoda Fabia (+48%) shine. The Suzuki Ignis (#42) leads all recent launches (<12 months) above the VW T-Roc (#44) and Opel Crossland X (#45).

Previous post: Denmark Full Year 2017: Peugeot 208 holds on to #1, market down 0.5%

One year ago: Denmark January 2017: Volkswagen up 65%, Suzuki Baleno in Top 10

Full January 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 225 All-models below.


Greece January 2018: Hyundai and Peugeot shine in market up 37.5%

The Hyundai i30 is up 19-fold on a year ago in Greece this month.

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New car sales in Greece shoot up 37.5% year-on-year in January to 8.885 registrations. Toyota remains the most popular carmaker in the country, reaching a solid 13.7% share vs. 11.4% over FY2017 in spite of trailing the market at +23%. Peugeot surges 85% to 10.4% in 2nd place vs. 7.4% and #5 in 2017. Opel follows with deliveries soaring 73%, ahead of Volkswagen (+8%) and Nissan (+36%). Hyundai (+139%), Ford (+62%) and Citroen (+53%) also beat the market in the Top 10 while below, Seat (+335%), Mitsubishi (+200%), Kia (+183%), Dacia (+166%), Land Rover (+111%), Jeep (+73%), Honda (+70%) and Smart (+55%) also beat the market. The Toyota Yaris continues to lead the Greek models ranking but gains just 21%, ahead of the Peugeot 208 (+124%), Nissan Qashqai (+27%) and Opel Corsa (+131%). The Hyundai i30 (+1800%!), Nissan Micra (+300%), Hyundai i10 (+166%), Toyota C-HR (+109%), Suzuki Swift (+103%), Ford Fiesta (+100%) and  Citroen C3 (+50%) also impress in the Top 20.

Previous post: Greece Full Year 2017: Toyota Yaris #1 for 5th year in a row, market up 11.7%

One year ago: Greece January 2017: Suzuki Ignis in Top 20

Full January 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 190 All-models below.


South Africa January 2018: VW Polo Vivo leads, Renault and Suzuki shine

The VW Polo Vivo is the best-selling vehicle in South Africa in January. 

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South African new vehicle sales start 2018 on the wrong foot with a steep 8.8% year-on-year decline in January to 45.888 units. Toyota limits its fall to -3% to reach a strong 25.9% share, three percentage points above its FY2017 level of 22.9%. The Volkswagen Group (-16%) and Ford (-27%) both dive faster than the market, resulting is reduced shares, whereas Hyundai-Kia (-4%) and Nissan (+2%) post solid results and round up the Top 5 as they did in 2017. Renault impresses with a 19% gain in 6th place, with Suzuki (+81%), Mazda (+15%), the BMW Group (+6%), Jaguar Land Rover (+6%) and Mahindra (+1%) also landing positive scores in the Top 15.

Model-wise, the VW Polo Vivo (-3%) leaps up to the top spot this month, eclipsing the Toyota Hilux (+12%) and Ford Ranger (-15%) with the Toyota Corolla (-16%) and Nissan NP200 (+38%) rounding up the Top 5. The Isuzu KB (+55%) and Hyundai Grand i10 (+225%) post the largest gains in the Top 10 while the Nissan Micra (+819%), VW Golf (+85%), BMW 3 Series (+72%), Ford Figo (+64%) and VW Tiguan (+55%) also shine. The Hyundai Creta (#31) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Toyota C-HR (#46), Suzuki Ignis (#57) and Range Rover Velar (#81).

Previous post: South Africa Full Year 2017: Toyota Hilux snaps 8th win in past 9 years

One year ago: South Africa January 2017: Market up, VW Polo and Polo Vivo on top

Full January 2018 Top 35 All-manufacturers and Top 250 All-models below.