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New Caledonia September 2014: Citroen C4 Cactus up to #4!

Citroen C4 Cactus New Caledonia September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frCitroen C4 Cactus

* See the Top 50 models and Top 30 brands by clicking on the title! Thanks Stéphane *

The recovery continues for new car sales in New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located North-East of Australia: up another 10% year-on-year in September to 811 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 7,523 units, now down just 2% on 2013. Ford remains the most popular manufacturer on the island at 12.1% share, followed this month by Peugeot at 10.1%, Citroen at 10% and Renault at 8.8% (vs. #4, #5 and #7 respectively year-to-date), an unusually French-biased ranking for this territory that traditionally does not purchase national brands en masse. Notice also Chinese manufacturer Great Wall up to #10 with 3.3% share vs. #16 and 2% so far in 2014. The presence of Chinese brands is another specificity of New Caledonia vs. metropolitan France, due to looser security and anti-pollution laws.

Great Wall C20R New Caledonia September 2014. Picture courtesy of motorbox.comGreat Wall C20R. Great Wall is the #10 brand in New Caledonia this month.

In the models ranking, the Ford Ranger is #1 again with 7.9% share, ahead of the Peugeot 208 surging from #13 in August and #10 year-to-date to second place thanks to 41 sales and 5.1% share and kicking the Dacia Duster down to third place. But the big event this month is the arrival in 4th position of the Citroen C4 Cactus at 22 units and 2.7% share, smashing the world-best ranking it hit last month at #12. This is the first appearance of the C4 Cactus in the Top 5 of any country or territory in the world, well ahead the #22 spot it holds in metropolitan France.

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross New Caledonia September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSuzuki SX4 S-Cross

Further down, let’s salute the Toyota Land Cruiser up 33 ranks on August to #14, the Great Wall C20R up 9 to #17, Citroen C-Elysée up 30 to #18, Great Wall Wingle up to #29 vs. #43 year-to-date and the Dongfeng Utah back inside the Top 50 at #49. Finally, we welcome two newcomers in the New Caledonian Top 50 this month: the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross at #35 and the Porsche Macan at #44.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) August 2014: Citroen C4 Cactus lands at #12

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) October 2013: Mitsubishi Montero almost in Top 10

Full September 2014 Top 50 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

New Caledonia (France) September 2014 – brands:

PosBrandSep-14%Aug2014%PosFY13
1Ford9812.1%197613.0%11
2Peugeot8210.1%45667.5%43
3Citroen8110.0%55096.8%59
4Renault718.8%95056.7%76
5Kia546.7%84826.4%87
6Toyota485.9%26168.2%22
7Hyundai445.4%35667.5%38
8Dacia404.9%65076.7%65
9Chevrolet374.6%73484.6%1010
10Great Wall273.3%141492.0%1614
11Nissan253.1%104275.7%94
12Subaru232.8%121351.8%1716
13Suzuki202.5%152443.2%1112
14Isuzu202.5%132122.8%1213
15Mazda192.3%111632.2%1417
16Volkswagen141.7%171652.2%1311
17Mitsubishi141.7%161622.2%1515
18Land Rover131.6%21680.9%2224
19Mercedes121.5%25721.0%2019
20BMW81.0%22690.9%2121
21Jeep81.0%20650.9%2326
22Fiat81.0%26630.8%2520
23BYD81.0%28550.7%2628
24Porsche81.0%27190.3%3030
25Mini60.7%18640.9%2425
26Dodge50.6%24851.1%1822
27ZhengZhou/DongFeng50.6% –450.6%2723
28Audi30.4%19721.0%1918
29JMC30.4% –90.1%3333
30SsangYong20.2% –280.4%2929
31Iveco20.2%30110.1%3231
32Opel10.1%23420.6%2827
33Honda10.1%29120.2%3134
34Alfa Romeo10.1% –70.1%3435

New Caledonia (France) September 2014 – models:

PosModelSep-14%Aug2014%PosFY13
1Ford Ranger647.9%16158.2%11
2Peugeot 208415.1%131421.9%1030
3Dacia Duster263.2%23484.6%33
4Citroen C4 Cactus222.7%12380.5%55 –
5Renault Clio222.7%241401.9%116
6Toyota Hilux212.6%33775.0%22
7Isuzu D-Max202.5%62062.7%57
8Nissan Navara192.3%52573.4%44
9Ford Fiesta192.3%42022.7%65
10Citroen Berlingo172.1%291431.9%98
11Kia Sportage141.7%141441.9%814
12Mazda BT-50131.6%81031.4%1836
13Peugeot Partner131.6%16941.2%1917
14Toyota Land Cruiser131.6%47710.9%2739
15Hyundai H1121.5%251251.7%1220
16Kia K2700121.5%151181.6%1412
17Great Wall Voleex C20R121.5%26620.8%3247
18Citroen C-Elysée121.5%48590.8%3565
19Chevrolet Cruze111.4%91191.6%1311
20Kia Picanto111.4%n/a630.8%3142
21Subaru Forester101.2%n/a710.9%2834
22Subaru XV101.2%27500.7%4164
23Renault Captur91.1%40851.1%2158
24Citroen Jumpy91.1%n/a500.7%4280
25Renault Kangoo81.0%10941.2%2037
26Kia Sorento81.0%18821.1%2418
27Citroen C381.0%22801.1%2522
28Suzuki Grand Vitara81.0%46670.9%3057
29Great Wall Wingle81.0%n/a500.7%4340
30Chevrolet Spark81.0%44490.7%4444
31Dacia Logan81.0%23280.4%66n/a
32Hyundai ix3570.9%71672.2%79
33Renault Trafic70.9%33620.8%3341
34Chevrolet Captiva70.9%n/a480.6%4655
35Suzuki SX4 S-Cross70.9%n/a90.1%126 –
36Hyundai Santa Fe60.7%11801.1%2635
37VW Golf60.7%41600.8%3426
38Peugeot 30160.7%20550.7%3731
39Ford Kuga60.7%42510.7%4050
40Peugeot 200860.7%34480.6%47102
41Kia Rio60.7%31410.5%5119
42Peugeot Boxer60.7%n/a370.5%5776
43Renault Maxity60.7%n/a290.4%6583
44Porsche Macan60.7%n/a60.1%143 –
45Mitsubishi Sportero50.6%171091.4%1510
46Dodge RAM150050.6%39851.1%2229
47Chevrolet Aveo Sedan50.6%30560.7%3649
48Ford Focus50.6%43490.7%4525
49Dongfeng Utah50.6%n/a450.6%4827
50Hyundai Accent50.6%51420.6%5088
51Peugeot Expert50.6%n/a320.4%5960
52Mitsubishi Pajero Sport50.6%n/a270.4%69101
53Range Rover Evoque50.6%n/a250.3%7263
54Toyota RAV450.6%n/a230.3%8096
55Land Rover Defender50.6%n/a200.3%84n/a

Source: Manufacturers, many thanks to Stéphane for sharing the data!

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