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New Caledonia (France) August 2022: Toyota (+42%), Hilux (+78%) ignore market off -20.4%

The Toyota Hilux holds 10.5% of the New Caledonian market in August.

New car sales in New Caledonia, a French archipelago located north west of Australia, continue their freefall in August at -20.4% year-on-year to 695 units. The year-to-date volume tilts into negative as a result at -2.5% to 5,577 registrations. In the brands ranking, Toyota (+42%) completely ignores the surrounding gloom by posting the largest gain in the Top 10 by far. The Japanese carmaker holds 20.4% of the New Caledonian market this month vs. 21.3% so far this year. Peugeot (+12.5%) and Citroen (+2.1%) are the only remaining Top 10 carmakers in positive and round out the podium at #2 and #3 respectively, rankings they now also hold year-to-date. Apart from Suzuki (-4.2%), all remaining Top 10 members fall faster than the market, with Hyundai (-61.5%), Dacia (-52.3%) and Nissan (-42.9%) the hardest hit. Below, notice ZX Auto (+600%), Isuzu (+162.5%), Mercedes (+144.4%), Audi (+100%), BYD (+87.5%), FAW (+27.3%) all in impeccable form.

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux (+78%) easily reclaims the top of the charts with 10.5% share vs. 8.9% year-to-date. The Ford Ranger (stable) is up six spots on July to #2, distancing the Dacia Duster (-31.1%) down two, the Peugeot 208 (+92.9%) up one and the Toyota Yaris (+81.8%) down two. The Isuzu D-Max (+125%), Nissan Qashqai (+58.3%) and Citroen C3 (+50%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10. The Toyota Tundra makes its return in the charts at #14 and the BYD Atto 3 lands directly at #18 for its first month in market. 

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) July 2022: Duster, Hilux, Yaris top freefalling market (-33.8%)

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) August 2021: Hyundai Grand i10 and Dongfeng Joyear X5 shine in market up 19.9%

Full August 2022 Top 40 all brands and Top 25 models below.

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