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Denmark April 2018: Volkswagen, Mercedes, Audi shine, market up 6.3%

The Golf (+47%) helps Volkswagen up 20% in April in Denmark.

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The Danish new car market rallies back to positive territory in April at +6.3% to 18.718 units, yet the YTD tally is down 2.4% to 75.675, still the 2nd best ever result after four months. Brand leader Volkswagen sails off with deliveries soaring 20% year-on-year to 16.2% share vs. 14.1% YTD. Peugeot (+3%), Toyota (+15%) and Citroen (+2%) follow, replicating the YTD order. Mercedes (+26%) and Audi (+25%) are the best performers in the remainder of the Top 10, with Skoda (+8%) also beating the market but Suzuki (-8%) and Ford (-5%) drop. Jeep (+200%), Subaru (+173%), Jaguar (+128%), Nissan (+75%), Tesla (+75%), Volvo (+51%), Mini (+28%), Fiat (+21%), Land Rover (+20%), Alfa Romeo (+19%) and BMW (+19%) also shine further down. Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 (-2%) reclaims its traditional top spot, distancing three VWs: the Golf (+47%), Polo (-24%) and Up (+12%). The rest of the Top 10 all outpace the market: the Skoda Fabia (+137%), Nissan Qashqai (+61%), VW Passat (+50%), Toyota Yaris (+47%), Citroen C3 (+28%) and Toyota Aygo (+16%). The VW T-Roc tops all recent launches at #26 above the Opel Crossland X (#50) and Citroen C3 Aircross (#52).

Previous month: Denmark March 2018: Nissan Qashqai #1, Mercedes up 30%, market down 4.9%

One year ago: Denmark April 2017: Volkswagen and Suzuki up in market down 11%

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Denmark March 2018: Nissan Qashqai leads, Mercedes up 30%, market down 4.9%

The Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling model in Denmark this month.

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2018 is starting to look like it might be a second year in negative for Denmark, with March sales plunging by 13.2% to 19.757 units and year-to-date volumes now down 4.9% to 56.952. Brand leader Volkswagen bucks the trend with a 1% year-on-year gain to 14.3% share, almost one percentage point above its YTD level, but the next six best-sellers all decline: Nissan (-20%) is the hardest hit followed by Ford (-19%), Citroen (-12%), Peugeot (-11%), Toyota (-11%) and Skoda (-5%). Mercedes posts the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 20 at +30%, wth BMW (+25%) and Volvo (+12%) the only two other gainers. Further down, Tesla (+800%), Subaru (+138%), Mini (+59%), Jaguar (+46%), Alfa Romeo (+38%) and Land Rover (+38%) all post spectacular improvements but don’t account for more than 0.4% share each.

Despite a 19% year-on-year decline, the Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling vehicle in Denmark this month, like it was a year ago in March 2017 and last November. The Peugeot 208 (-8%) however remains by far #1 YTD at 5.5% share vs. 4.7% for the Qashqai. The Citroen C4 Picasso (+139%), Mercedes A Class (+133%), Skoda Fabia (+78%), VW Golf (+60%), Peugeot 3008 (+44%) and Toyota Yaris (+31%) shine in the Top 20 whereas the VW Up (-43%), Renault Clio (-39%), VW Polo (-34%) and Ford Fiesta (-28%) struggle. The VW T-Roc continues to dominate recent launches (<12 months), edging up one spot on February to #17, ahead of the Opel Crossland X at #36 (+9), Skoda Karoq at #59 (+42), Opel Grandland X at #60 (+34) and Seat Arona at #61 (+32).

Previous month: Denmark February 2018: Peugeot 208 instant leader, VW T-Roc in Top 20

One year ago: Denmark Full Year 2017: Peugeot 208 holds on to #1, market down 0.5%

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Denmark February 2018: Peugeot 208 distant leader, VW T-Roc in Top 20

The Peugeot 208 is head and shoulders above the competition in Denmark.

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The Danish new car market retracts 2% year-on-year in February to 17.280 units, but the year-to-date volume remains in positive, albeit by just 0.1% or 39 sales at 37.195, an all-time record after two months. Volkswagen (+2%) and Peugeot (-4%) remain distant leaders with 13.8% and 12.1% share respectively, but it’s Citroen at #3 (+40%) and Ford at #4 (+46%) that shine in the Top 10 where the remainder 6 brands all lose ground year-on-year. Further down, Jaguar (+120%), Subaru (+113%), Volvo (+61%), Audi (+48%), Mercedes (+25%), BMW (+14%) are among the most dynamic. Over in the models ranking, the Peugeot 208 reigns supreme at 6% share (+7%) ahead of the Nissan Qashqai at 3.8% (-6%) while the VW Golf soars 89% to #3. The Citroen C3 (+43%) and Skoda Octavia (+60%) also impress while outside the Top 10 the Citroen C4 Picasso (+200%), Mercedes C Class (+81%), Opel Insignia (+459%) and Peugeot 5008 (+4250%) all post spectacular gains. The VW T-Roc is up 26 spots to break into the Danish Top 20 for the first time at #18, leading all recent launches (<12 months) above the Hyundai Kona (#30, +50 on January), Opel Crossland X (#45) and Kia Stonic (#66).

Previous month: Denmark January 2018: Citroen and Ford impress in market up 1.9%

One year ago: Denmark February 2017: Renault up 86% in market up 6%

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Denmark January 2018: Citroen and Ford impress in market up 1.9%

The Citroen C3 is up 39% to 6th place overall in Denmark in January.

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The Danish new car market is up 1.9% year-on-year in January to 19.917 registrations. Brand-wise, Peugeot (-4%) takes the lead thanks to a slower fall than traditional market leader Volkswagen (-14%) knocked down to 2nd place by 37 sales. Both Citroen and Ford surge 44% to #3 and #5 respectively, with Toyota (-17%) slotting in at #4. Skoda (+33%), Renault (+28%) and Nissan (+21%) also post very robust gains in the Top 10. Further down, notice Subaru (+124%), DS (+88%), BMW (+83%), Porsche (+60%), Volvo (+52%) and Audi (+38%) also make themselves noticed. The Peugeot 208 comfortably holds onto the models pole position at 6.6% share, almost two percentage points above its immediate follower the Nissan Qashqai (+70%) with the VW Up! (-21%) rounding up the podium. The Skoda Octavia (+88%), Renault Clio (+49%) and Citroen C3 (+39%) post the largest gains in the Top 10 while beyond the Citroen C4 Cactus (+78%), Mercedes C-Class (+56%), Skoda Fabia (+48%) shine. The Suzuki Ignis (#42) leads all recent launches (<12 months) above the VW T-Roc (#44) and Opel Crossland X (#45).

Previous post: Denmark Full Year 2017: Peugeot 208 holds on to #1, market down 0.5%

One year ago: Denmark January 2017: Volkswagen up 65%, Suzuki Baleno in Top 10

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Denmark Full Year 2017: Peugeot 208 holds on to #1, market down 0.5%

The Peugeot 208 is the best-selling vehicle in Denmark for the 2nd straight year.

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For the first time in eight years, there is no all-time annual record for the Danish new car market in 2017, with December sales (down 15% due to postponed purchases in the wake of registrations tax reforms) single-handedly pulling the market into negative for the year at -0.5% to 221.818 units. This is still the second best annual score ever in Denmark’s history. Moreover, new “green” tax rebates should propel the 2018 market to new record heights. Volkswagen posts a record year at +12% to just under 30.000 sales and 13.3% share vs. 11.8% in 2016, vastly outselling Peugeot (+0.1%), Toyota (+1%), Renault (-0.1%) and Opel (-5%). Only Suzuki (+25%) and Mercedes (+16%) also manage a double-digit gain inside the Top 10, while below, Alfa Romeo (+156%), Land Rover (+98%), Jaguar (+43%), Nissan (+31%) and Volvo (+10%) impress.

Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 posts a second consecutive year on top and gains 5% year-on-year to 9.800 units, with the VW Up (-2%) staying in second place. The VW Up remains to this day the only nameplate to have sold over 10.000 units in a single year in Denmark (in 20122013 and 2014). Three solid gainers follow: the Nissan Qashqai (+61%) snapping its first ever monthly win in November, the VW Golf (+39%) and Renault Clio (+8%), knocking down the Toyota Yaris (-7%), VW Polo (-20%) and Toyota Aygo (-13%). Both the VW Passat (+5%) and Citroen C1 (+18%) leap into the Top 10. Further down, notice the VW Touran (+30%), Peugeot 2008 (+100%), Suzuki Baleno (+71%), Peugeot 3008 (+304%), Mercedes A-Class (+29%), Opel Insignia (+101%), Suzuki SX4 (+80%), BMW 4 Series (+58%) and VW Tiguan (+283%) all post spectacular gains in the Top 50.

Previous month: Denmark November 2017: Nissan Qashqai first time leader in record market

Previous year: Denmark Full Year 2016: Peugeot 208 ends VW Up reign in record market

Two years ago: Denmark Full Year 2015: 5th straight record year, first time above 200.000

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Denmark November 2017: Nissan Qashqai first time leader in record market

The Nissan Qashqai tops the Danish sales charts for the first time. 

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New car sales in Denmark edge up 0.2% to a new November record at 18.051 registrations, lifting the year-to-date volume up 0.9% to an all-time high 205.277 units after eleven months. Volkswagen and Peugeot remain the most popular carmakers in the country despite declines of 5 and 10% respectively. On the other hand, Mercedes shoots up 88% year-on-year and 11 spots on October to land on the third step of the podium with 9.1% share vs. 4.3% so far this year, this performance partly due to a surge in Vito sales (#13 this month vs. #115 year-to-date). Below Skoda up 6% to 6.3% share, Nissan posts the largest year-on-year increase in the Top 20 at +140% to 6% of the market, just above Ford (+13%) and Renault (-18%). Citroen (-12%), Toyota (-14%) and Opel (-38%) also fall heavily whereas BMW (+50%), Mazda (+20%), Volvo (+25%), DS (+291%), Jaguar (+77%), Alfa Romeo (+186%), Tesla (+182%), Land Rover (+229%) and Subaru (+133%) all shine.

Over in the models ranking, the Nissan Qashqai takes the lead for the first time in history thanks to deliveries up a whopping 196% to 5.3% share. It distances the year-to-date leader the Peugeot 208 (-11%) and last month’s leader the VW Golf (+49%) with the VW Up (-28%) and Skoda Octavia (+19%) rounding up the Top 5. The Mercedes C-Class (+74%), A Class (+214%), Peugeot 2008 (+120%), BMW 5 Series (up 26-fold), Opel Insignia (+472%) and BMW X1 (up 29-fold) also make themselves noticed. The Opel Grandland X (#34) leads recent launches, just ahead of the Citroen C3 Aircross (#35), both nameplates posting their very first Danish Top 50 ranking, then we find the Suzuki Ignis (#45), Kia Niro (#60), Stonic (#69), VW Arteon (#93) and Seat Arona (#108), new for the month.

Previous month: Denmark October 2017: VW Golf up 125% to #1 in record market

One year ago: Denmark November 2016: Opel Astra shines in market > 200.000 units

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Denmark October 2017: VW Golf up 125% to #1 in record market

The VW Golf surges 125% year-on-year in Denmark in October. 

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After dropping an alarming 22.2% in September, the Danish new car market rallies back up 8.7% year-on-year in October to 18.557 units, a record for the month. This leads to a year-to-date volume up 0.9% to a record 187.231 sales. Brand leader Volkswagen trails the market at -1% to 13.3% share, equivalent to its YTD level. Peugeot (+14%) is back above Toyota (+26%), with Skoda (+22%) and Opel (+4%) rounding up the Top 5. Just below, both Suzuki and Ford surge 39% while Audi is up 34% to #9. Further down, Nissan (+63%), BMW (+55%), Mini (+50%), DS (+2250!) and Alfa Romeo (+310%) make themselves noticed. Model-wise, the VW Golf more than doubles its sales year-on-year (+125%) and jumps six spots on last month to cling the top spot, dislodging the VW Up (-28%). The Peugeot 208 (+7%) is back up two spots to #3 and comfortably retains its YTD lead. The Nissan Qashqai soars 93% to #5, the Toyota Aygo is up 26% to #6, the Skoda Citigo up 37% to #10, the Peugeot 3008 up 232% to #13 and the Opel Insignia up 640% to #14. Like last month, the Opel Crossland X (#43) dominates recent launches above the Toyota C-HR (#47), Suzuki Ignis (#59) and Kia Niro (#83).

Previous month: Denmark September 2017: VW Up back on top, Kolin triplets at 15.3% share

One year ago: Denmark October 2016: Volkswagen (+26%) outpaces record market

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Denmark September 2017: VW Up back on top, Kolin triplets at 15.3% share

The VW Up is #1 in Denmark for the first time in 1.5 years. 

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The Danish new car market is suddenly taking an alarming turn: after six consecutive record years, September marks the fourth year-on-year decline in the past six months and by far the largest at -22.2% to 14.371 registrations, the lowest score for the month since 2013. The year-to-date total remains in positive territory but by the skin of its teeth at +0.1% to 168.675 units vs. 168.468 a year ago. Volkswagen loses slightly less ground than the market at -19% to maintain itself at 13.1% share, distancing Toyota up a splendid 25% to 10.9% share vs. 8.1% year-to-date, Peugeot down 29% to 9.8%, Opel up 3% to 7.6% and Citroen up 38% to 7.6% also. The large majority of the remaining carmaker suffer double-digit loss, with exceptions including Jeep (+8%), DS (+17%), Fiat (+79%) and Alfa Romeo (+650%).

The Peugeot 108 is up 131% to #2. 

In the models ranking, the VW Up (+18%) returns to pole position for the first time since March 2016, ahead of the Peugeot 108 (+131%), Toyota Aygo (+45%) and Citroen C1 (+155%), the Kolin triplets (from the Czech Republic city in which they are manufactured) adding up to a gargantuan 15.3% market share. Leader year-to-date, the Peugeot 208 dives 44% to 5th place. Notice also the Skoda Citigo up 63% to #6, the VW Golf up 45% to #7, the Hyundai i10 up 24% to #9, Seat Mii up 32% to #15, Opel Insignia up 329% to #19 and Fiat 500 up 64% to #24. The Opel Crossland X (#25) tops recent launches ahead of the Suzuki Ignis (#33), Audi Q2 (#64), Toyota C-HR (#69) and Fiat Tipo (#74).

Previous month: Denmark August 2017: Toyota up 20% in market down 12.1%

One year ago: Denmark September 2016: Volkswagen and Peugeot outpace market up 4%

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Denmark August 2017: Toyota up 20% in market down 12.1%

The Toyota Aygo is up 42% year-on-year in August.

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The Danish car market looks to be stabilising after six consecutive record years: August marks the third year-on-year decline in the past five months after April and July at a harsh -12.1% to 15.301 registrations. The year-to-date tally remains however in positive at +2.9% to a record 154.300 units after eight months. Brand-wise, Volkswagen remains in the lead despite a 19% drop to 10.6% share whereas Toyota jumps up 20% in 2nd place at 9.4%, distancing Peugeot down 28% to 9% share. Renault surges 64% to 4th place and 7.7%, above Opel (-6%), Citroen (-16%) and Skoda (-25%). Notice also Mini up 15%, Suzuki up 19%, Alfa Romeo up 55%, Tesla up 71%, Jeep up 80% and Land Rover up 280%. The Peugeot 208 (-13%) is once again the Danish best-seller, distancing two Toyotas: the Yaris up 19% and the Aygo up 42%. The VW Golf (+49%) and Renault Clio (+193%) round up the Top 5 with spectacular gains. Notice also the Suzuki SX4 up 11-fold to #22, the Peugeot 3008 up 24-fold to #30, the Opel Insignia up 185% to #36 and the Renault Zoe up 7-fold to #37.

Previous month: Denmark July 2017: VW and Peugeot 208 lead in market down 3.3%

One year ago: Denmark August 2016: Opel Karl soars to #3

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Denmark July 2017: VW and Peugeot 208 lead in market down 3.3%

The Opel Insignia is up 89% to #11 in Denmark this month. 

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The Danish new car market marks a pause in July with registrations down 3.3% year-on-year to 15.207 units but the year-to-date tally remains at all-time high levels at 138.998, up 4.8% on the previous record established in 2016. Volkswagen (+27%) is by far the most popular carmaker in the country at 13.7% share, distancing Peugeot (-13%), Toyota (+9%) and Opel (+1%). Citroen (+21%), Renault (+74%) and Suzuki (+18%) all impress with solid gains inside the Top 10 whereas Ford (-16%), Skoda (-18%) and Kia (-25%) skid down. In the models ranking, the  Peugeot 208 (-5%) holds the fort above the VW Golf (+64%), Toyota Yaris (+13%) and VW Up (+212%). The VW Touran (+100%), Citroen C1 (+46%) and Renault Clio (+97%) also impress in the Top 10 while below, the Opel Insignia is boosted up 89% by the new generation, the Peugeot 2008 is up 250% and the Peugeot 3008 up 430% thanks to the new model.

Previous month: Denmark June 2017: Peugeot 208 holds onto #1 spot in record market

One year ago: Denmark July 2016: Peugeot 208 and 308 tighten grip

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