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Belgium March 2019: Hyundai, Volvo, Tesla resist in market down 6.1%

Volvo posts the only double-digit gain in the Top 15 in March in Belgium.

This article has been updated with the Top 10 models.

New car sales in Belgium skid down 6.1% year-on-year in March to 54.873 units, leading to a year-to-date volume down 5.9% to 155.866. Brand leader Volkswagen (-10.4%) falls faster than the market but hold onto the top spot at 9.7% share, distancing Renault (-1.5%) at 9.1% and Peugeot (-11.9%) at 7.7%. In fact there is only one Top 10 brand up year-on-year: Hyundai (+2.3%), with Ford (-14%), Audi (-10.3%) and BMW (-7.7%) underperforming while Opel (-1.6%) and Mercedes (-4.7%) contain their fall. Further down, Tesla (+210.1%) welcomes the arrival of the Model 3 at #21 while Jeep (+46.5%), DS (+28.9%), Seat (+19.5%), Ferrari (+18.2%), Mitsubishi (+17.8%), Volvo (+12.6%) and Mini (+10.2%) impress with double-digit gains. Model-wise, the VW Golf (+13.8%) holds onto the top spot while the Opel Corsa (+99.9%) majestically doubles its sales year-on-year to leap to #2 overall. The Mercedes A-Class (+97%) and Citroen C3 (+39.3%) also excel.

Previous month: Belgium February 2019: Volkswagen clear leader, Volvo, Skoda and Opel impress, Citroen C3 on podium

One year ago: Belgium March 2018: Alfa Romeo, Mazda and Dacia shine

Full March 2019 Top 55 All-brands and Top 10 models below.

Belgium March 2019 – brands:

PosBrandMar-19%/18Feb2019%/18PosFY18
1Volkswagen5,2979.7%-10.4%115,2849.8%0.0%11
2Renault5,0029.1%-1.5%212,7758.2%-6.7%22
3Peugeot4,2247.7%-11.9%312,3607.9%-8.2%33
4BMW3,7716.9%-7.7%510,5686.8%-10.7%54
5Opel3,6896.7%-1.6%410,6726.8%-0.9%46
6Mercedes3,1815.8%-4.7%69,5826.1%-0.5%65
7Audi2,8935.3%-10.3%147,1874.6%-19.8%97
8Ford2,7255.0%-14.0%77,9095.1%-0.4%78
9Citroen2,5294.6%-6.0%87,4624.8%-0.1%89
10Hyundai2,2034.0%2.3%96,3044.0%-8.6%1110
11Volvo2,0843.8%12.6%116,4304.1%10.0%1011
12Dacia2,0103.7%1.8%105,6393.6%2.1%1213
13Skoda1,8043.3%-8.1%135,4613.5%-1.6%1312
14Fiat1,6923.1%1.0%164,7963.1%-6.5%1516
15Toyota1,6263.0%-15.8%125,3203.4%-9.8%1415
16Kia1,4392.6%-11.3%154,7383.0%-3.1%1617
17Nissan1,3492.5%-37.2%174,1702.7%-35.5%1714
18Seat1,2602.3%19.5%182,8241.8%12.1%1818
19Mini9041.6%10.2%222,2951.5%-1.6%2020
20Mazda8111.5%-17.3%192,4811.6%-17.4%1919
21Tesla6761.2%210.1%279460.6%221.8%2533
22Suzuki6621.2%4.3%201,9891.3%-17.8%2121
23Jeep5200.9%46.5%211,5501.0%20.2%2223
24Land Rover4650.8%-18.4%231,4881.0%-16.2%2322
25Honda3640.7%-19.6%259780.6%-17.7%2426
26Jaguar3610.7%5.9%268620.6%-8.3%2624
27Porsche2850.5%-6.6%315920.4%-34.1%2825
28Mitsubishi2650.5%17.8%248160.5%17.4%2728
29DS2140.4%28.9%325600.4%63.3%2929
30Alfa Romeo1580.3%-55.0%294550.3%-48.4%3027
31Lexus1250.2%-12.0%303980.3%-14.4%3131
32Smart970.2%-52.7%283780.2%-24.6%3230
33SsangYong590.1%-47.3%331900.1%-47.4%3332
34Alpine340.1%new35700.0%#DIV/0!3538
35Subaru240.0%-62.5%341190.1%-38.0%3434
36Ferrari130.0%18.2%37350.0%29.6%3737
37Maserati120.0%-42.9%36580.0%-18.3%3635
38Bentley100.0%400.0%38270.0%285.7%3839
39Rolls-Royce80.0%n/a42150.0%275.0%4048
40Aston Martin40.0%-33.3%39150.0%25.0%3940
41JAC40.0%n/a –40.0%n/a4860
42Lotus30.0%-25.0%4090.0%-25.0%4141
43API30.0%n/a4660.0%100.0%4450
44MPM Motors20.0%n/a4560.0%n/a4543
45Lamborghini20.0%-33.3%4750.0%66.7%4745
46McLaren20.0%100.0%4940.0%-20.0%4946
47Morgan20.0%-50.0%5330.0%-66.7%5144
48Allied Vehicles10.0%0.0%4370.0%133.3%4247
49Alpina10.0%n/a4830.0%-62.5%5049
50Chevrolet10.0%-88.9%5120.0%-84.6%5242
51Caterham10.0%n/a –10.0%0.0%5553
52Iveco10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a5659
53Secma10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a5861
54Infiniti00.0%-100.0%4170.0%-77.4%4336
55AMF00.0%-100.0%4450.0%25.0%4654

Belgium March 2019 – models:

PosModelMar-19%/18Feb2019%/18PosFY18
1VW Golf1,5622.8%13.8%13,8962.5%-0.4%11
2Opel Corsa1,4092.6%99.9%42,9391.9%15.3%28
3VW Polo1,2042.2%18.6%62,7951.8%-1.6%46
4Hyundai Tucson1,1532.1%11.7%102,5361.6%-17.2%53
5Renault Clio1,1432.1%-3.0%22,8421.8%-24.2%32
6Mercedes A-Class1,1352.1%97.0%72,4821.6%47.8%818
7Citroen C31,0251.9%39.3%32,4831.6%24.6%723
8Renault Captur9301.7%n/an/a2,2161.4%-7.9%95
9Peugeot 30089101.7%17.4%52,5101.6%14.4%616
10Renault Scénic8751.6%n/an/a2,1641.4%5.8%107

Source: Febiac, JATO Dynamics

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