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Denmark August 2022: Peugeot 208 now #1 year-to-date, sales off -19.5%

The Peugeot 208 is now the best-selling vehicle in Denmark year-to-date.

New car sales in Denmark remain in frank negative in August at -19.5% to 12,756 units. The year-to-date tally is now down -23.6% to 96.074. Brand-wise, Volkswagen (-13.1%) improves its share to 13.5% vs. 10.9% so far this year, while Toyota (+8.8%) and Mercedes (+10.5%) both manage a market-defying gain  to 10% and 7.8% share respectively. Kia (+16.9%) is the only additional gainer in the Top 10, with Peugeot (-10.9%) and Skoda (-13.2%) containing their loss below the market rate. Dacia (+97.1%), Mazda (+87.1%), Nissan (+78.8%), Volvo (+58.4%) sign fantastic upticks below. Cupra (+34%) is above Seat (-70.9%) for the 8th month in a row.

Over in the models ranking, the Peugeot 208 (+1461.8%) compensates for a particularly weak year-ago result to take the lead both for the month and YTD (-1.7%). The Ford Kuga (-9.7%) is up nine spots on last month to #2 while the leader of the past two months, the Toyota Aygo X, falls to #3 and ranks #6 year-to-date. The Nissan Qashqai (+342.9%), VW T-Roc (+203.1%) and Skoda Enyaq (+127%) brilliantly ignore the market slump to all rank inside the Top 10. The VW Taigo breaks into the Danish Top 10 for the first time at #9, it is followed by two other recent launches: the VW ID.5 (#10) and Toyota Yaris Cross (#11).

Previous month: Denmark July 2022: Toyota Aygo X and VW ID.5 top market imploding -38%

One year ago: Denmark August 2021: VW ID.4 and ID.3 on podium, Audi Q4 in Top 10, market off -10%

Full August 2022 Top 45 all brands and Top 235 models below.

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