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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north east of Australia, are stable in July at 1.079 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still down 9% on 2014 at 5.331 units. Ford reclaim the brands top spot off Dacia with 125 sales and 11.6% share vs. 111 and 10.3% for the French-Romanian brand, while Peugeot is back above Toyota at #3 and 8.2%. Suzuki is up 4 spots on June to #8 and 4.7%, Mitsubishi stays at #11 vs. #14 year-to-date and Renault is down 4 ranks to #12. Contrary to metropolitan France where no Chinese carmaker is present, Great Wall (#17), Zhengzhou (#29) and BYD (#30) find their way into the New Caledonian sales charts. The Dacia Duster is crowned best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia this month thanks to 75 sales and 7% share, kicking the perennial leader the Ford Ranger down to #2 at 70 units and 6.5%. The Nissan Navara stays third while the Toyota Hilux drops 3 spots to #4, the Isuzu D-Max is up one to #5 and the Hyundai ix35 up 12 to #6. Notice also the Subaru Forester up 9 ranks to #10 and the Citroen C4 Cactus holding up better than in metropolitan France at #14.
Previous month: New Caledonia (France) June 2015: Dacia and Toyota Hilux shine
One year ago: New Caledonia (France) July 2014: Kia Sorento in Top 10
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