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New Caledonia (France) August 2016: Hilux and Duster tie for #1 spot

Toyota Hilux New Caledonia August 2016The new generation Toyota Hilux has struck a chord with New Caledonian buyers. 

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After dropping a harsh 38% in July, new car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north east of Australia, are on the mend in August at +6% to 783 registrations, however over the first eight months of 2016 sales remain frankly in negative territory at -15% to 5.136 units. Replicating its mainland French success, Dacia is the most popular marque on the archipelago this month with deliveries up a stunning 56% to hold a commanding 13.2% market share, distancing traditional leader Ford at 11.7% (+26%), Toyota at 11.4% (+33%), Citroen at 7.5% (+11%) and Peugeot at 7.4% (+7%). Subaru (+20%), Hyundai (+29%), Renault (+42%) and Mercedes (+67%) all post very robust year-on-year gains.

Dacia Duster New Caledonia August 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Dacia Duster remains #1 year-to-date in New Caledonia. 

Model-wise, the Dacia Duster and Toyota Hilux tie for pole position with 7% each, illustrating the very specific trends at play in this faraway bout of France: SUVs and pickups trucks are the favourite choices of consumers whose tastes are far removed from the ones of mainland France. The Ford Ranger, Ford Fiesta, Dacia Sandero and Isuzu D-Max follow, while the Peugeot 208 – #1 in mainland France – ranks only 7th here.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) July 2016: Dacia Duster reigns

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) August 2015: Dacia Duster confirms leadership

Full August 2016 Top 33 All-brands and Top 30 models below.

New Caledonia (France) August 2016 – brands:

PosBrandAug-16%/152016%/15PosFY15
1Dacia10313.2%56%56511.0%4%22
2Ford9211.7%26%60711.8%-19%11
3Toyota8911.4%33%3987.7%-6%54
4Citroen597.5%11%3426.7%-20%65
5Peugeot587.4%7%4869.5%-3%33
6Nissan496.3%11%2955.7%0%78
7Renault476.0%42%4158.1%33%46
8Hyundai314.0%29%2184.2%-30%99
9Kia303.8%-36%2615.1%-26%87
10Subaru303.8%20%1973.8%9%1013
11Isuzu303.8%-3%1492.9%-35%1212
12Suzuki182.3%-49%1913.7%-22%1111
13Chevrolet151.9%-64%1162.3%-58%1410
14Mercedes151.9%67%921.8%6%1518
15Mazda131.7%-52%801.6%-48%1616
16Fiat121.5%1100%661.3%61%1820
17Audi121.5%140%551.1%-5%2123
18Volkswagen111.4%10%1182.3%-17%1314
19BMW70.9%-30%721.4%14%1721
20Mitsubishi70.9%-63%631.2%-64%1915
21Mini70.9%-22%420.8%-46%2419
22Land Rover60.8%0%460.9%-2%2224
23Jeep60.8%-14%430.8%-20%2322
24Dodge60.8%20%410.8%17%2526
25Opel60.8%50%210.4%-34%2627
26SsangYong60.8%500%170.3%55%2930
27Porsche40.5%0%200.4%-49%2725
28Great Wall30.4%-70%561.1%-46%2017
29Iveco30.4%-25%190.4%36%2832
30DS30.4%200%150.3%36%3031
31Alfa Romeo30.4%50%80.2%100%3235
32BYD10.1%-67%110.2%-35%3128
33Skoda10.1%n/a10.0%n/a37

New Caledonia (France) August 2016 – models:

PosModelAug-16%2016%/15PosFY15
1Dacia Duster557.0%3156.1%1%12
2Toyota Hilux557.0%2234.3%0%43
3Ford Ranger374.7%2474.8%-38%21
4Ford Fiesta303.8%2364.6%1%35
5Dacia Sandero283.6%1402.7%6%68
6Isuzu D-Max283.6%1362.6%-38%74
7Peugeot 208212.7%1843.6%23%57
8Nissan Qashqai192.4%1001.9%39%1025
9Nissan Navara182.3%1332.6%-29%86
10Dacia Logan172.2%981.9%15%1217
11Ford Transit141.8%521.0%37%2436
12Peugeot Partner141.8%791.5%-4%1414
13Subaru Forester141.8%781.5%-5%1518
14Citroen Berlingo131.7%661.3%-27%1911
15Mazda BT-50131.7%611.2%-34%2115
16Subaru XV131.7%1012.0%38%922
17Renault Kangoo121.5%761.5%4%1723
18Citroen C4 Cactus111.4%711.4%-38%189
19Toyota Land Cruiser111.4%430.8%-31%3127
20Kia K2700101.3%991.9%22%1121
21Citroen C-Elysée91.1%491.0%-35%2724
22Citroen C191.1%521.0%68%2534
23Hyundai Tucson91.1%370.7%new3773
24Renault Captur91.1%641.2%28%2031
25Citroen Jumpy81.0%270.5%-23%5342
26Toyota Yaris81.0%551.1%8%2330
27Chevrolet Colorado70.9%400.8%208%3567
28Kia Sorento70.9%430.8%-43%3226
29Suzuki Swift70.9%781.5%-25%1610
30Toyota RAV470.9%410.8%3%3350

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

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