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New Zealand June 2011: Toyota Hilux & Nissan Navara dominate

Nissan Navara Still impacted by stock shortages due to the Japan earthquake, new car sales in New Zealand are down 4% year-on-year in June at 7,652 registrations. Boosted by a very successful Fieldays, the ‘largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere’, the podium is monopolised by pick-ups, or 'utes' as they…

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Indonesia June 2011: Toyota Avanza leads, Suzuki APV up

Toyota Avanza * See 'Read more' for the Top 10 best-selling models! Many thanks to wolfsburg for the tip * In June, car sales in Indonesia were down slightly at -0.3% year-on-year and 70,157 registrations, bringing the half-year figure to 417,687 units, up 13% on an already record-breaking 2010, thanks…

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Saudi Arabia 2010: Toyota Camry dominates

Picture by Imran Akram. All rights reserved. The Saudi car market has not been affected much by the economic crisis, with sales up 1% in 2009 at 595,586 units, the 2010 BMI forecast being +2% at 619,220 units. Observation of the main capital cities' streets through YouTube videos indicate the…

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Brazil June 2011: VW Gol and Fiat Uno both strong

VW Gol The Brazilian car market is up 16% this month at 286,934 registrations and 10% year-to-date at 1,638,078 units. The two traditional best-sellers are both in good shape in June: the VW Gol sells 27,428 units, its highest volume in 6 months, for a 9.6% market share, its best…

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Netherlands June 2011: Peugeot 107 stays on top

Peugeot 107 * See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on 'Read more' at the end of the post * In June the Dutch car market stands absolutely still year-on-year, down 2 units (!) at 50,683 registrations, bringing the half-year figure to 328,545 units, up 22%. The Peugeot 107…

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India June 2011: Toyota Etios breaks into Top 10

Toyota Etios High fuel prices, rising interest rates and a strike in Maruti's Manesar factory all contributed to a slow month in India. Maruti saw its sales drop 4% year-on-year, the first decline in two years, and the Maruti Alto is at its lowest in 12 months at 23,240 sales.…

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