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Belgium March 2021: BMW (+88.4%) threepeats at #1, Opel (+107.4%) and Peugeot (+100.3%) shine, sales up 56.1%

BMW has led the Belgian charts 6 times over the past 12 months.

The Belgian new car market bounces back up 56.1% year-on-year in March to 44.966 units as year-ago volumes were hit (-47.5%) by the coronavirus lockdown. The year-to-date tally is now down -7.8% to 117.438. BMW (+88.4%) vastly outperforms the market to threepeat at #1 this month and remains unbeaten this year. BMW has now led the Belgian brands charts 6 times out of the past 12 months and has a 2.000+ sales lead over Volkswagen (+32.2%) so far this year. Peugeot (+100.3%) exactly doubles its sales year-on-year but drops one spot on February to #3 overall, distancing Mercedes (+67.8%) and Audi (+61.2%) both eclipsing the market growth. Opel (+107.4%), Volvo (+90.8%) and Skoda (+68.2%) are in the same boat, but Renault (+38.5%) and Citroen (+35.5%) are left behind. Spectacular gains are rarer outside the Top 10 and include Polestar (+7700%), MG (+475%), Smart (+360%), Jeep (+167.1%), Ssangyong (+106.7%) and Porsche (+100.7%).

Previous month: Belgium February 2021: BMW repeats at #1 in market off -21.9%

One year ago: Belgium March 2020: Covid-19 lockdown pulls market down -47.5%

Full March 2021 Top 60 All-brands ranking below.

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