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Texas (USA) Full Year 2017: Ford F-150 and F-250 shine in pickup heaven

The Ford F-250 Super Duty is up 47% to #4 in Texas in 2017.

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Thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics, after exploring Full Year 2017 State by State sales in the U.S., we continue on our zoom in on the largest American States. Texas is next as it ranks as the 2nd largest State in the U.S. based on the sales volume of its Top 10 (426.951). This is the first BSCB update dedicated to Texas with detailed sales figures. At 28.3 million inhabitants, Texas is the second most populous State in the U.S. after California. It is the second largest State after Alaska at 268.600 sq miles (or 696.241 km2), larger than France. Main cities are Houston (2.2 million inhabitants) and San Antonio (1.4 million).

Almost 100.000 Ford F-150 found a buyer in Texas in 2017.

Texas is by very far the important American State for full-size pickup sales: whereas it is home to “just” 8% of the total population of the United States, Texas accounts for 1 in 6 full-sized pickups sold nationally according to 2013 figures. In 2012, Texas outsold California, the #2 pickup market in terms of volume, by a rate of 3 to 1. The Houston metro area would rank #5 among pickup markets if it were a separate state and Dallas would be #7, as more pickups are sold just in the Dallas and Houston areas combined than in any other US state, including No. 2 California. But even excluding both cities, Texas would still be the Number 1 pick-up state in the country… Check out my Photo Report on Texas during my cross-country trip in 2014 here.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the #2 best-seller in Texas in 2017.

And indeed 2017 figures confirm that the Texan pickup trend is even strengthening. After all dropping by double-figures in 2016, all full-size pickups in the Texan Top 10 gain at least 13% in 2017: The Ford F-150 leads the way up 13% to over 96.000 units, followed by the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (+20%), Ram 1500 (+13%) and Ford F-250 Super Duty up a gargantuan 47% and three spots to #4 thanks to the new generation. Needless to say absolutely all full-size pickups generate their largest annual volume here in Texas. However, this is not the State with the most full-size pickups in its Top 10 as although they monopolise the 2017 Top 4, there are none below. Wyoming holds the title of full-size pickup stronghold with its entire Top 6 exclusively composed of full-size pickups and 7 in the Top 10, followed by North Dakota with also 6 in the Top 6 and Top 10, Oklahoma with 6 in the Top 10 and Idaho, Louisiana, Montana and Utah all with 5 full-size pickups in the Top 10.

The Ram 1500 ranks #3 in Texas in 2017.

The best-selling passenger car is the Toyota Camry down one spot and 3% to #5, followed by the Toyota Corolla at #8 (-9%) and the Nissan Altima at #10 (-12%), these three nameplate all fit within the Texan Top 6 in 2016… The Nissan Rogue shoots up 44% to snap the title of best-selling SUV in Texas off the Toyota RAV4 even though it is itself up by 35%. The Ford Explorer breaks into the Top 10 at #9 with just under 25.600 sales, knocking the Honda Accord out of the Texan ten best-sellers. This is one of only 6 appearances in the States Top 10 for 2017 by the Explorer, its best ranking being #6 in Oklahoma.

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Florida (USA) Full Year 2017: Toyota places 3 models in Top 4

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling nameplate in Florida…

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Thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics, after exploring Full Year 2017 State by State sales in the U.S., we continue on our zoom in on the largest American States. Florida is next as it ranks as the 3rd largest State in the U.S. based on the sales volume of its Top 10 (358.855). This is the first BSCB update dedicated to Florida, the third most populous American State at just under 21 million inhabitants. Tallahassee is the state’s capital but Miami is its biggest city. If our last update Michigan was the only State to have a Top 10 exclusively composed of U.S. nameplates, we have almost the opposite situation in Florida: 8 of the 10 best-sellers in the State are foreign-branded models vs. 9 in 2016. Only 7 States are more foreign-based than Florida with 9 foreign nameplates in the Top 10: the District of Columbia (#1 U.S. Chevrolet Malibu at #10), Rhode Island (Jeep Grand Cherokee $8), Maryland (Ford F-150 #5), Connecticut (Jeep Grand Cherokee #5), Washington (Ford F-150 #3), Oregon (Ford F-150 #3) and Hawaii (Jeep Wrangler #2).

…ahead of the Toyota Camry.

The Toyota Corolla manages a third consecutive year atop the Florida sales charts despite dropping 5% year-on-year to 48.405 sales. It is followed for the third time in a row by the Toyota Camry – leader in 2014, catching up on lost sales thanks to the new generation with a 15% surge that leaves it only 1.000 units below the Corolla by year end. This means Toyota has held the top two spots in Florida for at least four years. The Ford F-150 (+13%) saves the pickups’ honour with a strong third position, distancing the Toyota RAV4 (+39%) and Nissan Rogue (+49%) both climbing up the ladder. Other gainers are the Honda Accord (+19%) and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 breaking into the Top 10 at #9.

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Michigan (USA) Full Year 2017: Chevy Equinox tops Top Ten 100% U.S.

The Chevrolet Equinox is the best-selling nameplate in Michigan in 2017.

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Thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics, after exploring Full Year 2017 State by State sales in the U.S., we continue on our zoom in on the largest American States. Michigan is next as it ranks as the 4th largest State in the U.S. based on the sales volume of its Top 10 (297.288). At just under 10 million inhabitants, Michigan is the 10th most populous State and while its capital is Lansing, its largest city is Detroit, making it the cradle of the American automotive industry. As such, car buyers in Michigan are extremely loyal to local manufacturers with the Top 10 models exclusively composed of U.S. nameplates and no Asian models in sight. Also occurring in 2015 and 2016, this makes Michigan the only State of America to have a 100% U.S. Top 10. The State closest to also achieving this feat is North Dakota where the best-selling Asian model (Honda CR-V) ranks 8th.

The GMC Terrain ranks 52 spots higher in Michigan than it does nationally in 2017 (#9 vs. #61).

The new model propels the Chevrolet Equinox up 79% to snap its first and only State win, and by a very comfortable 13.000 unit-margin over the 2016 leader, the Ford Escape itself up 24%. Below, the full-size pickup order is reshuffled with the Ford F-150 (+10%) now outselling both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (-3%) and Ram 1500 (+14%). The Ford Fusion manages to remain in 6th place vs. #19 nationally despite deliveries down 16% while the Jeep Grand Cherokee replaces the Cherokee in the Michigan Top 10 at a splendid #7 vs. #15 nationally. We welcome two other newcomers in the Top 10 this year: the Chevrolet Traverse at #8 (#37 nationally) and the GMC Terrain at #9 (#61 nationally). Along with the Ford Edge at #10 (#29 nationally) these three nameplates post their only Top 10 ranking in any State in 2017, right here in Michigan.

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New York (USA) Full Year 2017: Nissan Rogue repeats, Jeep Grand Cherokee #5

The Nissan Rogue is the best-selling nameplate in New York for the 2nd year running.

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Thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics, after exploring Full Year 2017 State by State sales in the U.S., we now zoom in on the largest American States to look into the detail of their best-sellers. The first cab of the rank is the New York State for the first update of this kind on BSCB. It ranks as the 5th largest State in the U.S. based on the sales volume of its Top 10 (268.463). Compared to five years ago in 2012 in an update dedicated to New York City only, the supremacy of Honda has clearly eroded. While it then monopolised the podium, the New York pole position has been held for the past two years by the Nissan Rogue, majestically widening the gap with the #2 from just under 2.500 sales in 2016 to almost 8.000 this year.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is up 25% to #5 in New York vs. #15 nationally. 

The Honda CR-V is stable and remains in 2nd place, followed like in 2016 by the Toyota RAV4 (+16%) and Honda Accord (+6%). The Jeep Grand Cherokee posts a very impressive 25% gain and leaps up two spots to brilliantly break into the annual Top 5 whereas it ranks #15 nationally, dislodging the Honda Civic (+7%). There are two newcomers in the New York Top 10 in 2017: the Ram 1500 lands directly at #7, becoming the best-selling pickup truck in the State and toppling the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at #9. The Chevrolet Equinox also makes its inaugural run in the State’s Top 10 at #8. Note New York is one of only 6 States to not have the national best-seller, the Ford F-150, inside its Top 10 in 2017.

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Uganda Full Year 2017: Toyota and Hilux down but still on top

The Toyota Hilux holds 21.3% of the Ugandan new vehicle market in 2017.

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The Ugandan new vehicle market is down for the second consecutive year in 2017 at -11.9% to 2.175 registrations following a 11% drop in 2016. 1 Tonne pickup trucks hold a staggering 62% market share in the country in 2017. Brand leader Toyota falls faster than the market at -15%, resulting in a reduced share at a still crushingly dominant 39.1% vs. 40.8% in 2016. Conversely, Nissan surges 51% and two spots to land in 2nd place at 14.1%, overtaking Tata at 13.5% (+5%) and Mitsubishi at 11.7% (-17%). Isuzu soars 27% to break into the Top 5 with 10.3% while Mercedes (#7), Renault (#8) and Mazda (#10) all break into the Top 10. Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux is once again head and shoulders above the competition despite sales down 22% to 21.3% share, distancing the Mitsubishi L200 (-33%), Toyota Land Cruiser (+3%), Isuzu TFS (+32%) and Toyota Prado (-14%). The Nissan Patrol posts a 259% uplift to #6, the Mazda BT-50 is up 520% to #10 and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is up 107% to #11. Incredibly, the best-selling sedan only ranks 15th: it’s the Nissan Sentra with a modest 1% market share.

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USA Full Year 2017: Exclusive State by State rankings now available

The Ford F-150 tops 31 States out of 51 in 2017.

For the fourth year in a row and thanks to JATO Dynamics we can share with you today separate rankings of the Top 10 best-selling vehicles for each U.S. State over the Full Year 2017. This data is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find it anywhere else. Like in 2016, the methodology for this ranking is different the monthly U.S. data we publish, with pickup variants counted separately, which makes a lot of sense as they are basically different vehicles altogether. This way, the Ford F-Series is split into F-150, F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty and up, the Chevrolet Silverado into 1500, 2500HD and up, Ram 1500, 2500 and up, etc. Once again the market steers clear of cars to launch into trucks: a truck is #1 in 47 States out of 51 vs. 45 in 2016, 43 in 2015 and 39 in 2014, with cars winning just 4 States vs. 6 in 2016, 8 in 2015 and 12 in 2014.

The Toyota RAV4 wins 5 States vs. just 3 in 2016 and ranks in the Top 10 of 48 States.

Once again the runaway leader at the State winning game is the Ford F-150, winning exactly the same number of States as last year at whopping 31 out of 51 States. Its largest volume once again comes from Texas where it sells 96.098 units (+13%), followed by California at 48.254 (+26%), Florida at 42.636 (+13%) and Michigan at 34.101 (+10%). Out of the 20 States that the F-150 did not win, it finished #2 four times, #3 four times (that’s a total of 39 podium finishes!), #4 three times, #5 once, #6 once, #9 once and did not break into the annual Top 10 of 6 States: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

The Honda CR-V wins 2 States but ranks #2 nine times and is in the Top 10 of 43 States.

Although the Top 3 best-selling nameplates in the U.S are all full-size pickup trucks, they do not fare that well once their variants are separated: the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is down from 4 State wins in 2016 to just one in 2017: Iowa (10.011 sales). As a consolation prize, the Silverado 1500 ranks #2 in 14 States (vs. 15 in 2016), the most of any nameplates, all to the F-150 and reaching its largest volume in Texas (63.437). Like last year, the Ram 1500 does not win any State, but it ranks #2 twice: Alaska and Idaho. To finish on standard full-size pickups, the GMC Sierra 1500’s best performance is #2 in Arkansas.

The Subaru Outback wins Washington and Oregon like in 2016.

The hero of the year is the Toyota RAV4: the only nameplate along with the Ford F-150 to win more than two States, lifting its 2017 tally to 5 vs. 3 last year: it keeps Massachusetts (17.234), Rhode Island (2.118) and Vermont (1.883) and adds Maryland (9.930) and New Hampshire (3.317). It also ranks #2 in Delaware, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Five nameplates win 2 States in 2017, one more than last year. Like in 2016, the Nissan Rogue wins New York (38.730) and Connecticut (7.681). It also ranks #2 in Maine. The Subaru Outback is once again logically victorious is “Subaru territory”: Washington (10.502) and Oregon (7.411), ranking #2 in Colorado and Montana.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 wins just one State but finishes 2nd 14 times.

The Honda Civic wins California again, posting there the largest volume of any nameplate in a single State (98.779) and replaces the District of Columbia with New Jersey (18.527). The Toyota Corolla wins Florida again (48.405) and replaces Nevada with the District of Columbia (616) while the Honda CR-V adds one State win vs. 2016 to 2: Illinois (15.874) and Delaware (1.295) but ranks #2 in an astounding 9 States, the most of any nameplate bar the Chevrolet Silverado 1500: in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.

The Chevrolet Equinox is a newcomer among State winners: in Michigan.The GMC Savana is the surprise winner in Arkansas.

Along with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, four additional nameplates win one State in 2017: the Toyota Tacoma prolongs a decade-long domination in Hawaii (5.562 sales), the Toyota Camry replaces Maryland with Nevada (4.209) but ranks #2 in no less than 5 States: in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We welcome two newcomers in this State winning list: the Chevrolet Equinox scores Michigan (57.610) while the GMC Savana surprisingly wins Arizona (16.739), its only Top 10 appearance in all 51 States! Some former winners have to be content with #2 rankings: the Ford Escape is #2 in Michigan and Ohio, the Nissan Altima is #2 in Mississippi and Tennessee and the Honda Accord is #2 in California and New Jersey. The odd one out among #2 rankers is the Jeep Wrangler in Hawaii, a microcosm all to itself that we will cover in a separate update shortly.

The Ford F-250 Super Duty manages 8 Top 10 finishes in 2017…

Now we look into the detail of these fascinating full-size heavy-duty pickup variants, an insight into the sales composition of national sales best-sellers that we rarely get to see. Only two heavy-duty pickup variants manage to rank #2 in one State (vs. just one variant in 2016). The Ram 2500 is #2 in Utah (4.824), and ranks #3 in Wyoming (914), #5 in Alaska (653), #7 in Montana (1.177) and #8 in Idaho (1.399). The F-250 Super Duty ranks #2 in Wyoming (942) but manages the most Top 10 finishes (8): #3 in New Mexico (1.961) and Oklahoma (4.870), #4 in Texas (40.969), #6 in Louisiana (5.546) and North Dakota (1.005), #8 in Mississippi (2.390) and #10 in West Virginia (1.490). Below, the Ford F-350 Super Duty is #5 in Montana (1.345), Utah (2.727) and Wyoming (849) and #9 in Idaho (1.396) while the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is #4 in North Dakota (1.350), #6 in Iowa (3.209) and Wyoming (749) and #10 in Oklahoma (2.561). The 2017 Top 6 in Wyoming is 100% full size-pickup trucks including 4 heavy duty!

… the Ram 2500 manages 5…

Finally if we look at the number of Top 10 appearances for 2017, it’s actually the Toyota RAV4 that comes up on top with 48 States, ahead of the Ford F-150 (45), Honda CR-V (43), Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (38), Ram 1500 (34), Nissan Rogue (33), Toyota Camry (28), Honda Civic (25), Ford Escape (23) and Honda Accord (17). At the other end of the scale, two nameplates appear in two Top 10s: the Ford Fusion and Subaru Impreza while 9 appear just once: the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Edge, Focus and Transit, GMC Savana and Terrain, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Maxima and VW Golf.

Most Overall State Wins 2017 vs. 2016:

ModelState WinsState Wins
Ford F-1503131
Toyota RAV453
Honda Civic22
Honda CR-V21
Nissan Rogue22
Subaru Outback22
Toyota Corolla22
Chevrolet Equinox10
Chevrolet Silverado 150014
GMC Savana10
Toyota Camry11
Toyota Tacoma11
Ford Escape01
Ford Transit01

…while the Ford F-350 Super Duty has 4 Top 10 finishes.

State Top 10 appearances in 2017:

ModelState Top 10
Toyota RAV447
Ford F-15045
Honda CR-V43
Chevrolet Silverado 150038
Ram 150034
Nissan Rogue33
Toyota Camry28
Honda Civic25
Ford Escape23
Honda Accord17
Toyota Corolla16
Nissan Altima15
Chevrolet Equinox14
Subaru Outback14
GMC Sierra 150010
Jeep Grand Cherokee10
Subaru Forester10
Toyota Tacoma9
Ford F-250 Super Duty8
Toyota Highlander7
Ford Explorer6
Hyundai Elantra6
Jeep Cherokee6
Nissan Sentra5
Ram 25005
Subaru XV5
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD4
Ford F-350 Super Duty4
Toyota 4Runner4
Chevrolet Cruze3
Chevrolet Malibu3
Ford Fusion2
Subaru Impreza2
Chevrolet Traverse1
Ford Edge1
Ford Focus1
Ford Transit1
GMC Savana1
GMC Terrain1
Jeep Wrangler1
Nissan Maxima1
VW Golf1

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China February 2018: Exclusive imports data now available

The BMW X5 repeats at #1 in China’s imported models ranking in February.

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China imported data is a new monthly update on BSCB. Note no media outside of China is reporting on these figures, BSCB being the first to do so. Import sales in China are up 7.1% year-on-year in February to 64.005 units, leading to a year-to-date volume up 16.7% to 185.046 deliveries. #2 over the Full Year 2017, Mercedes however remains the best-selling imported brand in China, and by a large margin, thanks to sales up 18% to 12.114 while BMW edges up just 2% to 9.470. Lexus drops 4% in third place above Toyota (+45%) and Land Rover (+59%) both delivering stunning performances. In the remainder of the Top 10, Nissan (+148%) stands out while Audi (+21%), Lincoln (+11%) and Porsche (+11%) all beat the market but Volkswagen disappoints at -28%. Further down, Tesla (+122%), Bentley (+98%), Infiniti (+37%), Ssangyong (+35%) and Mitsubishi (+33%) post very solid scores while the newly imported CX-3 propels Mazda up 44-fold year-on-year… Newcomers Alfa Romeo (#22) and Ram (#32) remain discreet.

Imports of Toyota Land Cruiser are up 114% year-on-year in China in February. 

Model-wise, the BMW X5 repeats in first place, managing two consecutive wins for the first time in at least a year thanks to deliveries up 56% year-on-year whereas the FY2017 leader, the Lexus ES, drops 11% in 2nd place. The Mercedes GLE (+5%) climbs onto the podium ahead of the Toyota Land Cruiser more than doubling its sales year-on-year (+114%) at #4. The Porsche Macan (+12%) breaks into the Top 5, equal with the Mercedes CLA with the Mercedes S-Class (+64%) and Range Rover (+62%) also posting spectacular gains in the Top 10. Just outside, the Nissan Patrol soars 193% to #11, the BMW 7 Series is up 24% to #12, the Audi Q7 up 58% to #15 and the Porsche Panamera is up 13-fold to #16.

The Range Rover Velar is the most popular new imported launch in China.

Chinese imports remain a mostly premium affair: if we consider the Toyota Land Cruiser, Prado and Nissan Patrol as premium nameplates from mass brands, the Subaru Forester is the best-selling imported mass vehicle at a lowly #23 and the only in the Top 30 if we take the VW Touareg as premium. The Ford Explorer (#31) and Smart Fortwo (#40) follow. Mercedes places 6 nameplates in the Top 30, BMW 4, Lexus and Land Rover 3. The Range Rover Velar tops recent launches (<12 months) at #26, well ahead of the Porsche 718 at #65, BMW 6 Series GT at #83, Ford F-150 at #87, Mercedes AMG SLC at #92 and Alfa Romeo Giulia at #98.

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Senegal Full Year 2017: Toyota Hilux and Citroen C-Elysee shine

The Citroen C-Elysee is by far the best-selling sedan in Senegal for 2017.

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After a one-year hiatus, Senegal is back among the annual updates of BSCB. 7.279 new light vehicle found a buyer in the country in 2017, a steep 25% decline on the 2015 figure. Toyota tightens its grip even further with a 31.5% share vs. 25.5% a year ago with Mitsubishi solid in 2nd place and 12.5% share. Both Renault (9.2%) and Citroen (8.4%) gain one spot vs. 2015 to #3 and #4 respectively while Nissan (+4) and Kia (+1%) also make their way up the ladder. Reversely, Ford (-4) and Hyundai (-2) stumble down while Tata replaces Peugeot in the Top 10.

The Toyota Hilux is back to #1 in Senegal.

The Toyota Hilux majestically reclaims the top of the models ranking in Senegal with a commanding 11.8% share, relegating the 2015 leader, the Mitsubishi L200, 3.5 percentage points of share below. The valiant Toyota Land Cruiser 70 climbs onto the annual podium above the Toyota Prado while the Citroen C-Elysee impresses as the best-selling sedan in the country at #5 overall, well above the Renault Symbol (#11), the only two such vehicles in the Top 20! The Kia Sportage, Renault Duster, Toyota RAV4 and Fortuner indeed make it 6 SUVs in the Top 10 vs. 3 pickups. Notice also the expensive Toyota Land Cruiser 200 making an appearance at #13.

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Reunion (France) Full Year 2017: Renault overtakes Peugeot but 208 #1

Renault passes Peugeot to become the best-selling carmaker in Reunion in 2017.

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New car sales are up 6.7% to 31.036 registrations in 2017 in the Réunion Island, an overseas French territory located East of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean and home of 800,000 inhabitants. Note this data isn’t included in the France data. In the detail, passenger cars are up 6.8% to a new all-time record at 25.322 units, beating the high of 25.142 in 2005 and up 30% on the low of 19.464 in 2013. Light commercial vehicle sales are up 6.2% to 5.714. In the brands ranking, Renault overtakes Peugeot to hit 19.6% share vs. 18.8%, however Peugeot keeps its crown in the passenger car segment at 3.973 sales and 15.7% vs. 3.781 and 14.9% for Renault. Citroen (9%) and Dacia (6.8%) follow, while Hyundai (5.9%) manages to outsell Volkswagen (5.7%). Audi (2.5%) retains the premium crown above BMW (2%) and Mercedes (1.4%) both surging 26% year-on-year. The Peugeot 208 should remain the most popular nameplate on the island with over 2.100 sales or 8.3% share of the passenger car segment.

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Tahiti (France) Full Year 2017: Peugeot tops market surging 40%

The Dacia Duster was #1 in Tahiti in 2016. 2017 models data is yet to be obtained by BSCB.

Tahiti is a French overseas collectivity located in the South Pacific Ocean 4.400 km / 2.734 miles south of Hawaii and 5,700 km / 3,542 miles east of Australia. See the location of Tahiti on the map below. Tahiti was part of the Kingdom of Tahiti until its annexation by France in 1880, although it was not until 1946 that indigenous Tahitians were legally authorised to be French citizens. After having hit a 22 year-low in 2015 at 3.920 units, Tahiti’s new car market has rebounded spectacularly with sales up 15.4% in 2016 to 4.526 and further 40% to 6.340 in 2017. Peugeot remains the most popular carmaker on the archipelago with 747 sales and 11.8% share, followed by Kia which managed to outsell sister-brands Hyundai (#4) for the first time with Toyota sandwiched in-between at #3. Renault and Dacia are in tow. In 2016, the Dacia Duster was the best-selling model in Tahiti and we are in touch with our local contacts to try and get more detailed 2017 information for you.

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