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Denmark August 2019: Peugeot places 208 and 108 atop models ranking in market down -9.8%

The Peugeot 108 hits its highest ranking in two years in Denmark.

Danish new car sales logically recede -9.8% year-on-year in August to 18.698 units, paying the price for artificially boosted deliveries a year ago in the lead-up to WLTP implementation. This means the year-to-date volume edges back below the record established at the same time last year, down just -0.2% to 157.639. Volkswagen (-15.3%) holds onto the brands top spot despite falling significantly faster than the market, but Peugeot (-1.6%) lurks less than 100 sales below in 2nd place for the month. Toyota (-2%) also resists well unlike Citroen (-17.4%) and it’s Audi (+20%) that signs the first year-on-year gain in the brands charts at #5, joined in the Top 10 by BMW (+38%), Mercedes (+20.6%) and Skoda (+13.4%).

Model-wise, Peugeot manages a rare 1-2 with the 208 (-22.5%) up 3 spots on July to #1 despite a steep year-on-year drop and the 108 (+716.9%) up 8-fold on August 2018 and 9 ranks on last month to #2 overall with 3.1% share vs. #21 and 1.3% YTD. The Citroen C3 (-15.9%) is down 1 to #3, the Nissan Qashqai (-39.2%) down 3 to #4 and the VW Polo (+10.5%) down 2 to #5. Belo the Toyota Yaris (-13%) up 7 to #6, the VW T-Cross slides two ranks on its record 5th place to #7, while the BMW 3 Series (+162.1%) posts a 2nd consecutive Top 10 finish at #9.

Previous month: Denmark July 2019: VW T-Cross secures first Top 5 in the world

One year ago: Denmark August 2018: Pre-WLTP sales lift market to YTD record

Full August 2019 Top 45 All-brands and Top 250 All-models below.

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