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New Caledonia (France) April 2015: Citroen C4 Cactus blockbuster

Citroen C4 Cactus New Caledonia April 2015. Picture courtesy carmagazine.co.ukCitroen C4 Cactus

* See the Top 50 best-selling models and Top 34 All-brands by clicking on the title *

After a one month-hiatus we return to New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north-east of Australia, where new car sales are up 9% year-on-year in April to 828 units but remain down 9% year-to-date to 2.990 registrations. Ford keeps the lead thanks to 93 deliveries and 11.2% share and this month Citroen jumps to #2 overall with 9.3% of the market above Peugeot and Dacia both at 8.2%, Hyundai at 7% and Kia at 6.4%. Notice Great Wall at #17, Zhengzhou/Dongfeng at #23 and BYD at #27: less stringent safety and anti-pollution laws in the territory allow Chinese carmakers to sell in New Caledonia whereas they couldn’t in Metropolitan France. The Ford Ranger, Dacia Duster and Ford Fiesta are the most popular nameplates in April, as they are year-to-date, while the Citroen C4 Cactus confirms its blockbuster status in New Caledonia by ranking 4th with 3% of the market, 3 times its share in Metropolitan France (#22 with 1% in April).

Previous post: New Caledonia (France) February 2015: Ford Ranger and Fiesta on top

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) April 2014: Big surge for Renault Twingo

Full April 2015 Top 50 models and Top 34 All-brands below.

New Caledonia (France) April 2015 – brands:

PosBrandApr-15%2015%PosFY14
1Ford9311.2%41613.9%11
2Citroen779.3%2287.6%45
3Peugeot688.2%2568.6%24
4Dacia688.2%2458.2%37
5Hyundai587.0%1725.8%88
6Kia536.4%1886.3%56
7Toyota455.4%1755.9%62
8Chevrolet445.3%1454.8%911
9Renault435.2%1745.8%73
10Suzuki313.7%1143.8%1010
11Isuzu263.1%1063.5%1112
12Nissan253.0%903.0%129
13Mitsubishi242.9%862.9%1318
14Subaru242.9%802.7%1414
15Mercedes202.4%471.6%1816
16Mini202.4%371.2%1926
17Great Wall192.3%571.9%1715
18Mazda172.1%782.6%1517
19Volkswagen151.8%682.3%1613
20Fiat151.8%230.8%2430
21Audi70.8%260.9%2121
22Jeep60.7%311.0%2025
23ZhengZhou/DongFeng60.7%210.7%2623
24Porsche50.6%210.7%2529
25BMW40.5%250.8%2220
26Land Rover30.4%230.8%2322
27BYD30.4%60.2%3127
28Opel20.2%180.6%2719
29Dodge20.2%110.4%2824
30Honda10.1%70.2%2932
31Iveco10.1%70.2%3033
32SsangYong10.1%40.1%3228
33Alfa Romeo10.1%20.1%3331
34Chery10.1%10.0%3635

New Caledonia (France) April 2015 – models:

PosModelApr-15%2015%PosFY14
1Ford Ranger556.6%2418.1%11
2Dacia Duster354.2%1304.3%23
3Ford Fiesta283.4%1294.3%36
4Citroen C4 Cactus253.0%602.0%1039
5Isuzu D-Max242.9%1013.4%45
6Toyota Hilux232.8%933.1%52
7Peugeot 208222.7%812.7%69
8Hyundai ix35222.7%652.2%98
9Mitsubishi Sportero212.5%752.5%718
10Dacia Sandero202.4%682.3%816
11Nissan Qashqai182.2%311.0%27103
12Chevrolet Spark172.1%511.7%1240
13Renault Clio161.9%541.8%117
14Renault Kangoo161.9%471.6%1319
15Peugeot Partner161.9%441.5%1821
16Hyundai H1141.7%471.6%1412
17Citroen C-Elysée141.7%391.3%2236
18Kia Sorento141.7%331.1%2625
19Mazda BT-50131.6%411.4%2015
20Suzuki Swift131.6%391.3%2317
21Dacia Logan131.6%371.2%2455
22Subaru XV131.6%311.0%2841
23Kia Picanto111.3%301.0%2932
24Citroen C1111.3%200.7%4354
25Fiat Scudo111.3%150.5%51n/a
26Kia K2700101.2%471.6%1514
27Great Wall Wingle101.2%220.7%3447
28Citroen Berlingo91.1%461.5%1611
29Kia Sportage91.1%421.4%1910
30Peugeot 30191.1%210.7%3738
31Chevrolet Cruze81.0%411.4%2113
32Subaru Forester81.0%361.2%2527
33Mini Cooper81.0%100.3%71n/a
34Toyota Yaris70.8%220.7%3522
35Ford Kuga70.8%210.7%3843
36Chevrolet Aveo Sedan70.8%150.5%5229
37Suzuki Grand Vitara60.7%270.9%3035
38VW Golf60.7%270.9%3133
39Kia Rio60.7%250.8%3245
40Citroen Jumpy60.7%210.7%3948
41Dongfeng Utah60.7%210.7%4050
42Hyundai Accent60.7%130.4%5849
43Mini Countryman60.7%120.4%6181
44Mercedes A-Class60.7%120.4%6086
45Nissan Navara50.6%451.5%174
46Peugeot 10850.6%220.7%36n/a
47Great Wall Voleex C20R50.6%210.7%4137
48Suzuki SX4 S-Cross50.6%200.7%44n/a
49Hyundai Santa Fe50.6%160.5%5026
50Chevrolet Colorado50.6%130.4%5953

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

 

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