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Belgium May 2015: Photo finish for VW Golf, Renault Scénic & Clio

Renault Scenic Belgium May 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frBelgian Renault Scenic sales are up 4-fold year-on-year in May.

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The Belgian new car market is down 3% year-on-year in May to 46.335 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 269.187 units, down 0.7% on 2014. A photo finish was needed this month for the Top 3 best-selling models: only 22 units separate the #1 (VW Golf – 1.240 sales) from the #3 (Renault Clio – 1.218 deliveries) with the Renault Scenic up 4-fold on a particularly disastrous May 2014 to 2nd place with 1.227 units. This month’s Top 3 reflects the year-to-date order as well. The Peugeot 308 follows thanks to sales up a stunning 44% year-on-year, with the Opel Astra up 20 spots on April to #8 and the Citroen C4 Picasso up 60% year-on-year to #9 the other great performers in the Top 10.

Mercedes Sprinter Belgium May 2015The Mercedes Sprinter is up to a fantastic 13th spot in Belgium this month.

Further down, the Dacia Sandero (+38%), Fiat 500 (+30%), BMW 4 Series (+71%) and Ford Mondeo (+114%) lodge spectacular year-on-year gains while Mercedes delivers a triple win with the Sprinter (+87%) up to a stunning 13th spot, the C-Class (+70%) and the CLA (+54%). A handful of recent launches continue to climb the ladder: the Fiat 500X is up to #75, the Suzuki Vitara up to #87 and the Land Rover Discovery Sport up to #90. We also welcome no less than four new nameplates in the Belgian ranking this month: the Jaguar XE at #253, the Mazda CX-3 at #269, Renault Kadjar at #270 and the Opel Karl at #293.

Previous month: Belgium April 2015: Ford Focus and Volvo V40 shoot up

One year ago: Belgium June 2014: Renault Mégane #1, Captur on podium

Full May 2015 Top 334 All-models below.

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