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Belgium May-June 2018: VW Tiguan and Renault Scenic up

The VW Tiguan is up 94% in Belgium in May.

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The Belgian new car market gains 2% year-on-year in June to 56.211 registrations, leading to a year-to-date volume up 2.8% to 331.369. Volkswagen vastly outperforms the market with a 27% year-on-year surge to 11.3% share, even posting the 2nd largest gain in the Top 10 after Hyundai (+33%). Renault (-13%) is in difficulty in 2nd place but still lodge a market share (9.5%) superior to its YTD level (9.1%). BMW advances 13% year-on-year and two spots on May to #3, with Dacia (+11%) and Citroen (+6%) also solid in the Top 10 but Mercedes (-26%) and Opel (-25%) freefalling. Further down, notice Seat (+87%), Mitsubishi (+69%), DS (+67%), Jaguar (+54%), Jeep (+51%), Land Rover (+26%), Suzuki (+20%), Kia (+15%). Newly reborn Alpine remains in the Top 40.

The Top 10 models for May are now available thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics. The VW Golf (+23%) and Renault Clio (+16%) hold onto the top two spots with very solid year-on-year gains while the VW Tiguan surges 94% to land on the third step of the podium vs. #7 both in April and YTD. The Renault Scenic for its part returns inside the YTD Top 10 at #9 thanks to a splendid 4th place in May.

Previous month: Belgium April-May 2018: Renault Captur soars up to #2

One year ago: Belgium May-June 2017: Renault and Clio lead, Peugeot 3008 shoot up

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Belgium April-May 2018: Renault Captur soars up to #2

Only the VW Golf outsells the Renault Captur in Belgium in April.

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New car sales in Belgium gain 7.1% year-on-year in May to 54.999 units, lifting the YTD volume up 3.2% to 275.158. The two best-selling carmakers in the country both frankly outpace the market: Volkswagen soars 23% to 10.8% share while Renault is up 19% to 10.2%. Peugeot (+3%) rounds up the podium as it does YTD, ahead of Mercedes (+2%), BMW (-18%), Opel (-5%) and Audi (-1%). Dacia (+5%) surges 5 spots on March to #8, Fiat soars 36% to #11, with Jeep (+293%), Alfa Romeo (+66%), Seat (+66%), Mitsubishi (+47%), Jaguar (+45%), Subaru (+33%), Mazda (+29%), Smart (+21%) and Nissan (+18%) also impressive. Alpine returns at #38 with 7 sales for the month.

The Top 10 models for April are now available thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics. The VW Golf (+9%) cements its recently reclaimed YTD leadership but the hero of the month is the Renault Captur (+2%) up six spots on March to #2 overall, outselling the Renault Clio (+5%) down one rank to #3. The Nissan Qashqai gains 60% to #4 but remains below the Hyundai Tucson YTD. The VW Tiguan jumps to #7 and earns a YTD Top 10 ranking.

Previous month: Belgium March-April 2018: VW Golf reclaims YTD lead off Renault Clio

One year ago: Belgium May-June 2017: Renault and Clio lead, Peugeot 3008 shoot up

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Belgium March-April 2018: VW Golf reclaims YTD lead off Renault Clio

The VW Golf is the most popular nameplate in Belgium so far in 2018.

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The Belgian new car market is up 6.8% year-on-year in April to 54.602 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 2% to 220.159 units. Volkswagen (+8%) beats the market to remains the most popular carmaker in the country at 10.6% share, one full percentage point above its YTD level. It distances Renault (+2%), Peugeot (+7%) and BMW (-21%) in a Top 4 unchanged on both March and YTD. Mercedes (-5%) overtakes Opel (+15%) to rank 5th with Nissan (+50%) and Ford (+24%) posting the largest gains in the Top 10 just as Audi (-15%) and Citroen (-13%) struggle. Further down, Seat (+132%), Jaguar (+72%), Jeep (+60%), Smart (+52%), Mazda (+41%), Porsche (+35%), Kia (+29%), DS (+28%), Lexus (+28%), Mitsubishi (+26%), Hyundai (+24%) and Land Rover (+20%) all impress.

The Top 10 models for March are now available thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics, and the VW Golf (-14%) reclaims the YTD top spot off the Renault Clio (-6%) despite a double-digit year-on-year decline. The Nissan Qashqai (-12%) is down one spot on February to #3 and now ranks #4 YTD, while the Hyundai Tucson (-6%) holds onto the third step of the podium. The VW Polo (-13%) is up one rank on last month to #5, as is the Peugeot 2008 (-12%) to #6. The Peugeot 208 (+6%) is the only Top 10 nameplate in positive, with the Renault Captur (-53%), Opel Corsa (-43%) and BMW X1 (-29%) hit the hardest.

Previous month: Belgium February/March 2018: Alfa Romeo, Mazda, Dacia shine

Previous year: Belgium Full Year 2017: VW Golf leads, BMW X1 up to 5th place

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Belgium February-March 2018: Alfa Romeo, Mazda, Dacia shine

Alfa Romeo sales are up 70% year-on-year in Belgium in March.

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The Belgian new car market is down 4.3% in March to 58.431 units but the year-to-date tally remains in positive, just, edging up 0.5% to 165.557 deliveries. Volkswagen remains in the lead of the brands ranking, behaving above the market at -1% to 10.1% share and distancing Renault (-2%) and Peugeot (+2%) like last month and year-to-date. BMW drops a harsh 14% year-on-year but gains one spot on February to #3, overtaking Opel (-22%) while Mercedes (-3%) remains at #6 and Audi is up two ranks to #7 in spite of a 17% fall. Ford (-0.3%) is back inside the Top 10 at #8 while Hyundai signs the largest gain in the Top 10 at a modest +7%. Outside, Alfa Romeo (+70%), Mazda (+48%), Dacia (+38%), Seat (+34%) and Jeep (+29%) post some of the most spectacular gains in the Belgian market.

The Top 10 models for the February are now available thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics, wth the Renault Clio taking the lead both for the month (+2%) and year-to-date (+8%) after ranking #2 over the Full Year 2017. The Nissan Qashqai and VW Golf follow it on the podium, both surging 50% on February 2017. The Hyundai Tucson drops 20% but remains at a splendid 4th place ahead of the Peugeot 208 (+2%) and VW Polo (+24%). The Peugeot 2008 returns inside the Top 10 at #7 despite a 7% drop, but for the Opel Corsa (-41%), Skoda Octavia (-37%) and BMW X1 (-31%) the year-on-year falls are painful.

Previous month: Belgium January-February 2018: VW, Renault and Peugeot head-to-head

One year ago: Belgium Full Year 2017: VW Golf leads, BMW X1 up to 5th place

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Belgium January-February 2018: VW, Renault and Peugeot head-to-head

The Peugeot 3008 is inside the Belgian Top 10 in January. 

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Belgian new car sales soar 10% year-on-year in January to 56.869 units but drop 3.2% in February to 50.257 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 3.4% after two months at 107.126 sales. Volkswagen (+6%), Renault (-4%) and Peugeot (+1%) end February within just 52 sales of each other, with Volkswagen (+10%) leading the way year-to-date ahed of Peugeot (+9%) and Renault (+5%). Opel (-24%), Citroen (-23%) and BMW (-13%) are all in great difficulty this month all inside the Top 10, whereas further down Jeep (+163%), Ferrari (+83%), Lexus (+45%), Mazda (+29%), Suzuki (+21%), Mini (+18%), Smart (+15%), Dacia (+14%), Jaguar (+14%), Alfa Romeo (+12%), Land Rover (+12%), Porsche (+12%) and Seat (+11%) all post double-digit gains. Over in the models ranking, in January the VW Golf (+137%) confirms it is the favourite choice in the country, “erasing” a particularly paltry score exactly a year ago in January 2017. The Renault Clio (+13%) takes the 2nd spot ahead of the Opel Corsa (-26%) and Hyundai Tucson (-4%) both in difficulty while the VW Polo soars 29% to 5th place. The Audi A3 (+19%) and Peugeot 3008 (+75%) also shine in the Top 10.

Previous post: Belgium Full Year 2017: VW Golf leads, BMW X1 up to 5th place

One year ago: Belgium January 2017: BMW best-seller, X1 surges 169% to #3

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Belgium Full Year 2017: VW Golf leads, BMW X1 up to 5th place

The BMW X1 leaps into the Belgian Top 5 for 2017. 

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The Belgian new car market edges up 1.3% in 2017 to 546.558 registrations, holding onto the 6th rank in Europe but it could be threatened by Poland in 2018. Renault clings onto the brands leadership by the skin of its teeth, down 9% to 9.3% share and only 488 units above Volkswagen, itself down 5% to 9.2%. However this victory needs to be taken with a pinch of salt as Renault traditionally de-registers up to 30% of its Belgian new car sales within 30 days to then re-export them to other European Union countries and sell them as used as we detailed in Strategy: Renault champion of fake registrations. BMW posts a solid 5% gain to remain in 3rd place at 7.7%, while Peugeot soars 11% to overtake Opel (-2%) and take the 4th spot. Seat (+15%), Fiat (+12%), Mercedes (+11%), Nissan (+11%) and Kia (+10%) are the other double-digit gainers in the Top 20. Further down, Asron Martin (+156%), Chevrolet (+113%), Ferrari (+60%), Tesla (+34%), Alfa Romeo (+30%) and Infiniti (+21%) are among the biggest gainers.

The Peugeot 2008 is up to #8 in Belgium in 2017.  

Model-wise, the Top 4 best-sellers all lose ground vs. 2016. The VW Golf is #1 in Belgium for the 7th time in the past 8 years and the 22nd time in the past 30 years, this despite deliveries down a harsh 12% to 2.3% share. The Renault Clio (-2%) and Hyundai Tucson (-6%) camp on their 2016 position and round up the podium. The Opel Corsa (-1%) is up two spots to #4 while the BMW X1 storms into the Top 5 thanks to sales up 54% year-on-year. The Renault Captur (-15%) is down one rank, ahead of the VW Polo (-0.2%), the Peugeot 2008 (+2%) breaks into the Top 10 at #8 as does the Peugeot 208 (-0.3%) at #10.

Previous post: Belgium November 2017: VW Golf leads, Mercedes C-Class in YTD Top 10

Previous year: Belgium Full Year 2016: VW Golf back to #1, Hyundai Tucson on podium

Two years ago: Belgium Full Year 2015: Renault Scenic takes control for the first time

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Belgium November 2017: Golf leads, Mercedes C-Class in YTD Top 10

The Mercedes C-Class now ranks #10 year-to-date in Belgium.

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Belgian new car sales are stable in November at 39.645 units, exactly the same figure as November 2016! The year-to-date volume is now up 2.5% to 518.486. In the models ranking (see the brands ranking here), the VW Golf confirms is it back to the top spot with deliveries up 31% this month to 2.3% share, distancing the Renault Clio at 2.2% (-10%) and the Hyundai Tucson at 2.0% (+22%). The VW Polo (-9%) climbs to 4th place followed by the Opel Astra (+5%) but the Opel Corsa (-44%), BMW X1 (-33%) and Peugeot 2008 (-28%) freefall. The Mercedes C-Class knocks the Peugeot 208 out of the year-to-date Top 10.

Previous month: Belgium October-November 2017: Golf strong, Mini and Tesla shine

Previous year: Belgium Full Year 2016: VW Golf back to #1, Hyundai Tucson on podium

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Belgium October-November 2017: Golf strong, Mini and Tesla shine

Mini sales are up 95% year-on-year in Belgium in November.

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The Belgian new car market is stable in November at 39.645 registrations, leading to a year-to-date volume up 2.5% to 518.486 units. Renault is getting closer to ending the year in pole position with another strong score in November at 10.3% share vs. 9.5% for Volkswagen. Volkswagen now has a slim 176 sales-advantage over the French carmaker year-to-date at 47.325 vs. 47.149. Peugeot (+12%) remains on the podium, distancing BMW (-6%), Opel (+2%) and Audi (-0.3%). Mercedes (+13%) and Hyundai (+15%) are the only two other double-digit gainers inside the Top 10. Beyond, notice Mazda (+25%), Kia (+28%), Honda (+39%), Jeep (+52%), Subaru (+54%), Land Rover (+57%), Tesla (+65%) and Mini (+95%) all posting spectacular gains.

The Top 10 models for the January-October period are now available, and the VW Golf tightens its grip on the sales charts thanks to a stunning 115% gain in October to 2.5% share, leading to a 64% year-to-date uplift. The Renault Clio (-12%) and Hyundai Tucson (-25%) round up the podium and replicate the YTD order, while the Peugeot 2008 climbs to #4 in spite of a 3% drop and the Peugeot 208 returns to the YTD Top 10 at #10.

Previous month: Belgium September-October 2017: Renault, Peugeot and Dacia shine

Previous year: Belgium Full Year 2016: VW Golf back to #1, Hyundai Tucson on podium

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Belgium September-October 2017: Renault, Peugeot and Dacia shine

Peugeot sales are up 27% year-on-year in Belgium in October. 

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New car sales in Belgium are up 3.6% year-on-year to 43.500 units in October, lifting the year-to-date volume up 2.7% to 478.841 sales. Renault beats the market with a 10% gain to climb to pole position with 9.7% share and now finds itself only 476 units below Volkswagen year-to-date. Peugeot surges 27% to third place and 8%, distancing Mercedes (+6%), BMW (-15%) and Audi (+3%). In the remainder of the Top 10, Ford (+14%) and Nissan (+8%) shine  while Opel and Citroen struggle with sales down 10% each. Further down, Porsche (+28%), Fiat (+29%), Seat (+37%), Mini (+40%), Dacia (+47%), Smart (+71%) and Ferrari (+83%) sign the largest year-on-year gains. The Top 10 models for the January-September period are now available and the VW Golf cements its reclaimed domination with deliveries lifting a gigantic 95% year-on-year this month to 2.9% share vs. 2.2% so far in 2017 (+60%). The Renault Clio remains #2 YTD but drops to 5th place in September despite sales up 15%. The Opel Corsa (+9%)  jumps to #2 ahead of the BMW X1 (+180%) and Hyundai Tucson (-37%). The Skoda Octavia breaks into the YTD Top 10 at #10.

Previous post: Belgium August-September 2017: BMW X1 shoots up to 2nd place

Previous year: Belgium Full Year 2016: VW Golf back to #1, Hyundai Tucson on podium

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Belgium August-September 2017: BMW X1 shoots up to 2nd place

The BMW X1 is the 2nd best-selling vehicle in Belgium in July. 

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New car sales in Belgium are down 2% year-on-year in September to 40.895 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in positive at +2.6% to 435.341 units. Brand leader Volkswagen plunges down 11% to 9.1% share, whereas its next three followers are all up: Opel (+5%) is up five spots on last month to #2, and both BMW and Renault are up 3% year-on-year. Mercedes (+5%), Audi (+6%), Skoda and Nissan (both at +11%) also shine in the Top 10. Beyond, notice Porsche up 15%, Land Rover up 16%, Suzuki up 20%, Dacia up 46%, Smart up 50% and Ferrari up 200% but Volvo is down 15%, Toyota is down 16%, Citroen down 19%, Honda down 20%, Jeep and Mini down 21%, Tesla down 23%, DS down 24%, Hyundai down 27%, Mitsubishi down 28% and Ssangyong down 44%.

The Top 10 models for the January-August period are now available and once again there are a few changes in the YTD ranking. The VW Golf cements its pole position thanks to a 2.5% share in August, now leading over the Renault Clio (1.6% in August) by 369 sales. The Hyundai Tucson and Opel Corsa both outsell the Clio in August but remain below YTD, while the BMW X1 shoots up to 2nd place overall this month with 2.3% share, snapping the 5th spot year-to-date off the VW Polo. The Peugeot 2008 is getting closer to the Citroen C3 at #7 and the Peugeot 208 reappears in the YTD Top 10 at #10 despite sales down 2% year-on-year

Previous post: Belgium July-August 2017: Hyundai Tucson leads, VW Golf #1 YTD

Previous year: Belgium Full Year 2016: VW Golf back to #1, Hyundai Tucson on podium

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