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Belgium March 2018: Alfa Romeo, Mazda and Dacia shine

Alfa Romeo sales are up 70% year-on-year in Belgium in March.

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The Belgian new car market is down 4.3% in March to 58.431 units but the year-to-date tally remains in positive, just, edging up 0.5% to 165.557 deliveries. Volkswagen remains in the lead of the brands ranking, behaving above the market at -1% to 10.1% share and distancing Renault (-2%) and Peugeot (+2%) like last month and year-to-date. BMW drops a harsh 14% year-on-year but gains one spot on February to #3, overtaking Opel (-22%) while Mercedes (-3%) remains at #6 and Audi is up two ranks to #7 in spite of a 17% fall. Ford (-0.3%) is back inside the Top 10 at #8 while Hyundai signs the largest gain in the Top 10 at a modest +7%. Outside, Alfa Romeo (+70%), Mazda (+48%), Dacia (+38%), Seat (+34%) and Jeep (+29%) post some of the most spectacular gains in the Belgian market.

The VW Golf is the most popular nameplate in Belgium so far in 2018.

The Top 10 models for March are now available thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics, and the VW Golf (-14%) reclaims the YTD top spot off the Renault Clio (-6%) despite a double-digit year-on-year decline. The Nissan Qashqai (-12%) is down one spot on February to #3 and now ranks #4 YTD, while the Hyundai Tucson (-6%) holds onto the third step of the podium. The VW Polo (-13%) is up one rank on last month to #5, as is the Peugeot 2008 (-12%) to #6. The Peugeot 208 (+6%) is the only Top 10 nameplate in positive, with the Renault Captur (-53%), Opel Corsa (-43%) and BMW X1 (-29%) hit the hardest.

Previous month: Belgium January-February 2018: VW, Renault and Peugeot head-to-head

One year ago: Belgium Full Year 2017: VW Golf leads, BMW X1 up to 5th place

Full March 2018 Top 47 All-brands and Top 10 models below.

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