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Second Belgian update for today, and now we are looking at the models ranking for March and year-to-date. As a reminded new car sales in Belgium are down 11% year-on-year in March to 53,076 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 149,160 units, still up 0.5% on 2012. Once again Megane/Scenic, C4/C4 Picasso and C3/C3 Picasso sales are combined which puts the Renault Megane in the lead with 2,668 sales and 5% in March and 6,454 and 4.3% year-to-date. The VW Golf is however the best-selling single model at 1,974 units and 3.7% this month and 4,969 and 3.3% YTD.
The Renault Clio follows with a brilliant 1,450 sales and 2.7% in March, ranking #4 at 2.5% YTD while the BMW 3 Series is up from #10 in 2012 to #3 so far in 2013 with a very impressive 4,030 units and 2.7%, including 1,212 (#4) in March. The Nissan Qashqai is up to an unbelievable 5th place in March (vs. #11 in 2012) while the Fiat 500, potentially boosted by the 500L version, is up to #6 both in March and YTD vs. #16 last year. The Peugeot 208 for its part is up to a slightly disappointing 8th position this month and #10 YTD.
Other great performers in this start of 2013 in Belgium include the new gen Mercedes A-Class up to #13 both in March and year-to-date at 2,498 sales and 1.7%, the Skoda Octavia up to #15 in both rankings, the Volvo V40 up to #16 in March and the Hyundai ix35 up to #14 year-to-date.
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Full March 2013 Top 20 Ranking Table below.