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Belgium March 2013: Renault Clio and BMW 3 Series impress

Renault Clio 2013Renault Clio

* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rutger *

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.

BMW 3 Series 2013BMW 3 Series

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.

A-KlasseMercedes A-Class

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.

Belgium March 2013:

PosModelMarch%2013%Pos2012
1Renault Mégane2,6685.0%6,4544.3%11
2VW Golf1,9743.7%4,9693.3%22
3Renault Clio1,4502.7%3,7972.5%49
4BMW 3 Series1,2122.3%4,0302.7%310
5Nissan Qashqai1,1402.1%2,9212.0%711
6Fiat 5001,1202.1%3,1202.1%616
7Citroen C41,1152.1%3,1242.1%53
8Peugeot 2081,1042.1%2,7711.9%10n/a
9Opel Corsa1,1002.1%2,7321.8%116
10VW Polo1,0692.0%2,8261.9%95
11Ford Fiesta9861.9%1,9801.3%208
12Opel Astra9131.7%2,8351.9%84
13Mercedes A-Class9021.7%2,4981.7%13n/a
14Citroen C38961.7%2,6591.8%127
15Skoda Octavia7511.4%2,2171.5%15n/a
16Volvo V407061.3%1,9951.3%19n/a
17Citroen Berlingo6771.3%2,1821.5%1615
18BMW 5 Series6751.3%2,0221.4%1813
19VW Passat6571.2%n/an/an/a17
20Audi A36511.2%n/an/an/a19

Source: FEBIAC, many thanks to Rutger for the tip!

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. It’s strange that Peugeot can’t climb higher with the 208 and that it doesn’t have any other model here, something isn’t working in belgian Peugeot.

  2. Brilliant performance for the Volvo V40 and yes, I believe the Fiat 500 share includes the 500L as well, otherwise it’s hard to explain such an increase for a 6 years old model (Qashqai aside)

    Seems like Belgian really love their premium compact cars, A-Class, V40 and A3 in the Top 20 and I really believe the 1-Series is just behind that (it was #12 at year-end 2012 so that’s an easy assumption).

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