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New Caledonia (France) January 2017: Ford and Dacia head to head

The Citroen C3 soars up to 4th place overall in January. 

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Sales in New Caledonia, a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, surge up 59% year-on-year in January to 809 registrations. Ford (+52%) holds on the pole position by just one unit above Dacia (+134%) at 97 vs. 96, both manufacturers evolving a step higher than their FY16 market shares. Renault also, up 124% to 76 units and 10.2% of the market vs. 7.8% in 2016. Citroen (+79%) and Hyundai (+150%) are the only other manufacturers outpacing the market inside the Top 10. Volkswagen (+100%), Fiat (+188%) and Mazda (+213%) also make themselves noticed. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster confirms the pole position its snapped off the Ford Ranger last year, but here too by only one sale at 47 vs. 46 for the Ranger. The Ford Fiesta is up to #3, the Citroen C3 up 36 spots on its FY16 ranking to #4 thanks to the new generation, the Renault Clio up 10 to #6, the Hyundai Creta up 20 to #9 and the Peugeot 301 up 32 to #21. The Toyota Hilux, #3 in 2016, is out of the Top 20 in January.

Previous post: New Caledonia Full Year 2016: Dacia Duster ends 7 years of Ford Ranger domination

One year ago: New Caledonia January-February 2016: Fiesta surprise leader

Full January 2017 Top 30 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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