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New Caledonia is a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, that just recently reaffirmed its will to belong to France with a new referendum. New car sales here gain 13.9% to 771 units in October, lifting the year-to-date tally to a slim 0.9% drop to 7.124. Keep in mind New Caledonian sales aren’t included in our monthly French updates that only represents Metropolitan France. This month Toyota (+1%) softens its growth but remains in the lead, whereas Peugeot surges 67% year-on-year and 5 spots on September to land in 2nd place. Citroen (+1%) rounds up the podium ahead of Dacia (+2%), Ford (-5%) and Renault (-2%). Subaru (+65%), Kia (+63%), Volkswagen (+61%) and Mitsubishi (+60%) post by far the largest gains in the Top 15. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster (+7%) takes the lead for only the third time this year after last March and July but is stuck at #3 YTD below the Ford Ranger (+82%) and Toyota Hilux (+5%) that follow it this month. The Peugeot 208 (+150%), 3008 (+125%), Subaru XV (+60%) and Toyota Yaris (+60%) also impress in the Top 10. The Citroen C3 Aircross (#10) and Kia Stonic (#30) top recent launches (<12 months).
Full October 2018 Top 30 brands and models below.