Suzuki sales shoot up 24.8% year-on-year in Mauritius.
It’s a second straight record year for new vehicle sales in Mauritius at +1.5% to 11.317 units, only the second five-digit annual volume in history alongside 2017. Nissan (+4.5%) remains the most popular carmaker in the country for the third year running ahead of Toyota (+5.1%), both brands outpacing the market to generate higher shares at 15.6% and 14.7% respectively. Like in 2017, Kia (-0.4%) comes in third place. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Nissan however: the Japanese manufacturer snapped the #1 monthly spot 6 times only, vs. 5 times for Toyota and 1 for Kia. Suzuki surges 24.8% to step up two spots to #4 benefitting from supply from neighbouring India. It overtakes BMW (+1.5%) and Hyundai (-40.9%) while Mazda (+31.6%) delivers the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 10. Mitsubishi (+7.4%) and Honda (+3.2%) also outpace the market whereas Renault (-12%) struggles. Further down, Mini (67.9%), Peugeot (+64.2%), Isuzu (+62.1%), Jeep (+52.6%) and Volkswagen (+16.4%) are among the best performers while Seat appears at #24 and Yutong at #26.
Full Year 2018 Top 35 brands vs. Full Year 2017 figures below.