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Belgium March 2013: Volkswagen & Renault back in charge

VW Golf Belgium March 2013VW Golf

* See the Top 38 All-brands ranking by clicking on the title! *

In March Belgium aligned itself with the rest of Europe: down 11% year-on-year to 53,076 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 149,160 units, still up 0.5% on 2012. The brands ranking is back in (boring) order: the entire Top 7 this month is identical to the year-to-date ranking and the 2013 YTD Top 10 sees only two changes compared to 2012. Talk about a stable market… Volkswagen (-7%), Renault (-8%) and Peugeot (-11%) lead and all fare a little better than the market.

Seat Leon Belgium March 2013Seat sales have doubled this month in Belgium compared to March 2012.

Shock, horror: premium brands are in trouble this month: BMW is at -21% and Audi at -32%, only Mercedes resists. Some carmakers do manage to gain ground year-on-year, among them Nissan (+19%), Fiat (+18%), Dacia (+3%), Kia (+14%), Hyundai (+9%), Seat (+100%!) and Honda (+25%).

Previous month: Belgium February 2013: Volkswagen #1, BMW and Hyundai shine

Previous year: Belgium Full Year 2012: Volkswagen, Renault and Peugeot on top

Full March 2013 Top 38 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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