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New Caledonia (France) August 2020: FAW Bestune X40 inside Top 20 in market up 4.6%

The FAW Bestune X40 breaks into the New Caledonian Top 20.

New car sales in New Caledonia, a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, mark a fourth consecutive month of year-on-year gains in August at +4.6% to 728 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 4.2% to 5.114. Toyota soars 12% to 15.4% share, keeping Dacia (-14.1%) at bay with Peugeot (-10%) and Hyundai (-12.1%) also performing poorly just below. Renault (+28.2%) is down one spot on July to #5 but surges year-on-year, yet it’s Nissan (+81%) and Mitsubishi (+41.7%) that score the largest gains in the Top 12, with Kia (+23.3%) and Suzuki (+13.6%) also strong. Below, Chevrolet (+162.5%), Ram (+46.2%) and Isuzu (+15.4%) also shine. Two Chinese carmakers slide into the Top 20 this month: MG at #17 with 2.1% share and FAW at a record #19 with 1.8% share – a brand that is not sold in metropolitan France.

Over in the models ranking, the Dacia Duster (-5.2%) easily keeps the lead at 7.6% share vs. 4.8% for the Toyota Hilux (+25%) up two spots on last month to #2. The Peugeot 208 (-3.4%) rallies back up 14 ranks on July to return to the #3 spot it holds year-to-date, distancing the Renault Clio (+115.4%), Toyota RAV4 (+108.3%) and a little further down the Nissan Navara (+171.4%) all posting spectacular gains. The Ram 1500 (+46.2%) is up to #8, breaking a ranking record set in July 2018 (#9) with the Toyota C-HR (+63.6%) also impressive at #9. Launched in June when it sold one unit, the FAW Bestune X40 brilliantly breaks into the August Top 20 at #16 with 13 sales. The MG ZS (#20) and Nissan Juke (#21) also impress.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) July 2020: Dacia Duster and Toyota RAV4 top market up 43.8%

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) August-September 2019: Toyota (+25.2%) holds 23.8% share, places Hilux #1, C-HR #4 and Rush #15

Full August 2020 Top 32 All-brands and Top 30 models below.

New Caledonia (France) August 2020 – brands:

PosBrandAug-20%/19Jul2020%/19PosFY19
1Toyota11215.4%12.0%186616.9%32.4%11
2Dacia679.2%-14.1%252810.3%-3.8%22
3Peugeot638.7%-10.0%54418.6%-15.4%33
4Hyundai517.0%-12.1%64017.8%16.9%46
5Renault506.9%28.2%43847.5%-7.5%55
6Ford405.5%-9.1%33727.3%13.1%67
7Nissan385.2%81.0%121833.6%46.4%913
8Kia375.1%23.3%112044.0%-1.9%88
9Mitsubishi344.7%41.7%91673.3%-21.6%129
10Citroen273.7%-57.8%103426.7%-13.2%74
11Subaru263.6%-18.8%71813.5%7.7%1011
12Suzuki253.4%13.6%81723.4%-9.5%1110
13Volkswagen212.9%61.5%131332.6%4.7%1312
14Chevrolet212.9%162.5%17671.3%8.1%1618
15Ram192.6%46.2%23611.2%64.9%1820
16Isuzu152.1%15.4%15901.8%-8.2%1414
17MG152.1%new16410.8%new22 –
18Fiat131.8%-13.3%19801.6%-7.0%1515
19FAW131.8%new –140.3%new30 –
20Mazda101.4%-9.1%14601.2%-25.0%1916
21Jeep71.0%0.0%18470.9%113.6%2124
22Iveco40.5%100.0%29210.4%5.0%2726
23Mercedes30.4%-40.0%20631.2%-1.6%1717
24Land Rover30.4%-62.5%22541.1%-14.3%2019
25BMW30.4%-57.1%21300.6%11.1%2323
26Jaguar30.4%0.0%25260.5%-16.1%2422
27Mini30.4%-40.0%27230.4%-14.8%2525
28Audi20.3%n/a26210.4%-34.4%2621
29Porsche20.3%n/a28180.4%28.6%2927
30DS10.1%-66.7%24200.4%233.3%2828
31Changan00.0%n/a –20.0%n/a31 –
32Alfa Romeo00.0%-100.0%3010.0%0.0%3230

New Caledonia (France) August 2020 – models:

PosModelAug-20%/19Jul2020%/19PosFY19
1Dacia Duster557.6%-5.2%13486.8%-7.2%11
2Toyota Hilux354.8%25.0%42414.7%18.7%22
3Peugeot 208283.8%-3.4%171863.6%-6.1%34
4Renault Clio283.8%115.4%91352.6%-20.6%65
5Toyota RAV4253.4%108.3%21282.5%6.7%710
6Ford Ranger212.9%-22.2%51763.4%-11.6%43
7Nissan Navara192.6%171.4%23681.3%21.4%1919
8Ram 1500192.6%46.2%n/a611.2%64.9%2432
9Toyota C-HR182.5%63.6%71462.9%239.5%524
10Subaru XV172.3%-29.2%31232.4%21.8%911
11Hyundai Tucson152.1%0.0%81222.4%221.1%1023
12Isuzu D-Max152.1%36.4%19871.7%-3.3%1213
13Suzuki Swift152.1%87.5%14671.3%-28.0%2115
14Kia K2700152.1%114.3%30671.3%1.5%2218
15Mitsubishi Sportero/L200131.8%18.2%11711.4%-18.4%1817
16FAW Bestune X40131.8%newn/a140.3%new81 –
17Toyota Yaris111.5%-54.2%121132.2%-22.6%116
18Hyundai Kona111.5%120.0%29551.1%27.9%2538
19Hyundai H1111.5%22.2%n/a541.1%1.9%2834
20MG ZS111.5%new27280.5%new53 –
21Nissan Juke111.5%n/an/a110.2%450.0%97148
22Citroen Berlingo101.4%-23.1%n/a731.4%-22.3%1714
23Mitsubishi ASX101.4%150.0%15480.9%-27.3%3422
24Toyota Land Cruiser91.2%12.5%22671.3%13.6%2016
25Subaru Forester91.2%50.0%10541.1%-8.5%2620
26Peugeot Partner91.2%80.0%n/a551.1%-1.8%2730
27Peugeot 200891.2%50.0%n/a220.4%-45.0%6236
28Fiat Ducato81.1%-27.3%33460.9%-2.1%3733
29Chevrolet Trax81.1%166.7%n/a300.6%-14.3%4949
30Ford Puma81.1%newn/a190.4%new73 –

Source: Manufacturers

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