The Nissan Qashqai is the first SUV to ever top the annual Danish charts.
In 2019 the Danish new car market ends two consecutive years of decline and steps up 3.2% year-on-year to 225.593 which is a new all-time annual volume record, beating the 223.168 units of 2016. Neither Volkswagen (-2.8%) or Peugeot (-7.2%) take advantage of this uptick but both remain the most popular brands in the country, followed like in 2018 by Toyota (+7.3%) and Citroen (+12.1%) in much better shape. But it’s Audi (+30.5%), Hyundai (+12.3%) and Skoda (+16.5%) that master the largest gain in the Top 10, while further down Land Rover (+159.1%), DS (+52.5%), Jeep (+52.4%), Seat (+36.2%), Mazda (+33%), Volvo (+19.1%), Porsche (+13.9%), BMW (+16.9%) and Mitsubishi (+10.3%) shine. Tesla is up 28-fold from #31 to #19.
We have a surprise in the Danish models ranking for 2019, with the Nissan Qashqai (-5.4%), not in particularly great shape elsewhere in Europe and towards the end of its model cycle, signing its first ever annual win despite a drop and becoming the first SUV to top the annual Danish charts. The Qashqai takes advantage of the generation changeover and consequent freefall of the Peugeot 208 (-22.1%) which led for the past 3 years. The Citroen C3 (+33.9%) leaps up 3 spots on 2018 to land in 2nd place, with the VW Polo (+10.4%) and Toyota Yaris (+3.6%) rounding out the Top 5. The Citroen C1 (+42.1%), Renault Clio (+7%) and Skoda Octavia (+7%) also shine in the Top 10 while the BMW 3 Series (+59.6%), Ford Focus (+49.9%), Audi A3 (+32.4%) and VW T-Roc (20.5%) stand out further down. The Toyota Corolla (#23) is the best-selling 2019 launch ahead of the VW T-Cross (#28) and Tesla Model 3 (#29), the latter strikingly topping the overall December charts after ranking #6 in June and #4 in September.
Two years ago: Denmark 2017: Peugeot 208 holds on to #1, market down 0.5%
Full Year 2019 Top 75 All-brands and Top 380 All-models vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.
Full December 2019 Top 40 All-brands and Top 220 All-models below.