The Dacia Duster is #1 in New Caledonia for the third time in the past 4 years.
New car sales in New Caledonia, a small French overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia whose data is counted separately to metropolitan France, drops -5.5% to 7.761 in 2019. Toyota (+20.2%) brilliantly cements its brands domination with a second consecutive annual win with 15.2% share. Dacia (+1.9%) overtakes Peugeot (+0.6%) to take the 2nd spot for just 2 sales, meaning the podium is entirely in positive and commands 35.8% of the New Caledonian market vs. just 31.3% in 2018. At #6, Hyundai (+18.3%) posts only the second double-digit gain in the Top 20, with Mitsubishi (+9.4%) the only other Top 10 brand in positive, Renault (-2.5%) and Citroen (-6.6%) containing their fall but Ford (-23.3%) and Suzuki (-15.5%) sinking.
Model-wise, the Dacia Duster (+23.9%) is propelled back up to pole position for the 3rd time in the past 4 years at 6.7% share and the first nameplate to sell over 500 units in a single year since the Ford Ranger in 2015. The Toyota Hilux (-12.2%) stays at #2 whereas the Ford Ranger (-23.3%) is down two spots to #3. The Peugeot 208 (+28.4%) and Renault Clio (+13%) both post splendid scores to round out the Top 5, joined by the Citroen C3 (+3.3%) at #7. The Hyundai Creta (+27.7%) and Toyota RAV4 (+60.4%) both break into the Top 10, landing at #8 and #10 respectively. Other great performers further down include the Hyundai Tucson (+163.9%), Toyota Land Cruiser (+61.3%) and Suzuki Jimny (+39.3%). The Toyota C-HR (#24) and Rush (#41) are the most popular 2019 launches.
Full Year 2019 Top 37 All-brands and Top 225 All-models vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.