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Belgium October 2018: BMW repeats at #1 in market down 15.2%

BMW is the most popular carmaker in Belgium for the 2nd consecutive month.

* Now updated with the Top 10 YTD models and Top 55 All-brands *

The September post has now been updated with the Top 10 YTD models. This month we are changing the way we report monthly sales data for Belgium, adding one-month delayed models data to the corresponding post (September in this case). You will notice there aren’t any multi-months posts for Belgium anymore to avoid confusion.

Second consecutive month of significant decline for Belgian new car sales in the aftermath of WLTP implementation in October at -15.2% to 36.894 units leading to a year-to-date tally up 2.9% to 492.616. And it’s an exploit for BMW (+14%): best-selling carmaker in the country for the second month running and the only one in positive in the Top 6 at 9.1% shares distancing Volkswagen (-12%) back up three spots to #2, Renault (-29%) still suffering greatly from post-WLTP hangover, Peugeot (-15%), Mercedes (-13%) and Opel (-3%). Below, Volvo (+17%), Toyota (+15%) and Skoda (+15%) join BMW as rare carmakers with a smile on their grille in the Top 10 while further down Jaguar (+12%), Mazda (+9%) and Honda (+1%) also shine. Model-wise, the VW Golf (-9%) is back in charge above the Renault Clio (+14%) and BMW X1 (+6%).

Previous month: Belgium September 2018: BMW above 10% share, sales down 33.6%

One year ago: Belgium October 2017: Renault, Peugeot and Dacia shine

Full October 2018 Top 55 All-brands and Top 10 models below.

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