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Belgium February 2019: Volkswagen (+16.1%) clear leader, Volvo (+24.1%), Skoda (+16.6%) and Opel (+11.2%) impress in stable market

Volkswagen leads the Belgian market in February, but also posts the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 10.

The January 2019 post has now been updated with the Top 10 models.

After skidding -10.2% in January, the Belgian new car market stabilises in February at -0.7% to 49.919 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is now down 5.7% to 100.993 sales. Volkswagen (+16.1%) ingress the muted context to fly off to just under 10% share, distancing Renault (+2.3%) back up 4 spots on January to #2 while Peugeot (-4.7%) is weak but still remains on the podium. Opel (+11.2%), Ford (+8.3%), Dacia (+6.4%) and Mercedes (+6.4%) post the largest gains in the remainder of the Top 10, while just outside, Volvo (+24.1%) and Skoda (+16.6%) impress. There are no other double-digit gainers in the Top 20, and among smaller brands Tesla (+374%) is emboldened by the arrival of the Model 3 and Bentley (+250%), Aston Martin (+100%), DS (+75.4%), Mitsubishi (+37.7%), Smart (+12.7%) and Jeep (+10.6%) make themselves noticed while Alpine climbs to #35 with 28 sales, by far its largest monthly volume since reentering the market last May.

Previous month: Belgium January 2019: Seat (+15.7%), Ford (+9%) resist in market down 10.2%

One year ago: Belgium January-February 2018: VW, Renault and Peugeot head-to-head

Full February 2019 Top 55 All-brands ranking below.

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