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Belgium May 2019: Citroen (+28.7%) stuns in market down 7.1%

Citroen is, with Tesla, the biggest gainer in the Belgian Top 30 this month.

This article has been updated with the Top 10 models.

It’s a depressing month for new car sales in Belgium, down -7.1% in May to 51.081 units which brings the year-to-date tally down -5.3% to 260.445. The Top 5 best-selling brands are all in decline and the entire podium falls faster than the market with Volkswagen (-13.9%), Renault (-21.3%) and Peugeot (-7.8%) all struggling, followed by Mercedes (-6.5%) and BMW (-5%) gaining a little share. As is also the case in neighbouring France, Citroen (+28.7%) is the best performer in the Top 10 (and even the Top 28) with Audi (+12.4%) the only other gainer joust as Dacia (-19.4%) and Ford (-12.9%) dive. Further down, Alpine (+357.1%), Tesla (+112.5%), Mazda (+22.1%), Skoda (+15.8%), Volvo (+12.7%) and DS (+10.3%) make themselves noticed. Model-wise, the VW Golf (-17.9%) reclaims the YTD top spot off the Renault Clio (-15.6%), the VW Polo (+8.1%) leaps up 6 spots on April to #3, the Peugeot 3008 is up to #5, and both the Mercedes A-Class (+54.1%) and Opel Corsa (+25.4%) post spectacular gains.

Previous month: Belgium April 2019: Renault and Clio take the lead, BMW (+12.3%) on podium in market down 2%

One year ago: Belgium May 2018: VW Tiguan and Renault Scenic up

Full May 2019 Top 50 All-brands and Top 10 models below.

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