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Denmark October 2018: Market down 10.1%, VW #1, BMW, Mercedes up

BMW sales soar 73% in Denmark this month thanks to the 5 Series up 238%.

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It’s a second consecutive post-WLTP month of double-digit decline for Danish new car sales with October down 10.1% to 16.674, flipping the year-to-date tally into negative territory at -0.3% and 186.718 units. Volkswagen (+4%) is already back in positive at an ultra-dominant 15.4% share, distancing Peugeot (-15%) and Toyota (-8%) while BMW (+73%), Mercedes (+42%) and Citroen (+15%) impress in the remainder of the Top 10. Suzuki (-35%) and Opel (-20%) struggle on the other hand. Below, Volvo (+48%), Mazda (+43%) and Fiat (+15%) are among the rare gainers. The VW Golf (-1%) comfortably tops the models ranking despite a small drop, ahead of the Peugeot 208 (-13%) and Toyota Yaris (+7%) while the Skoda Octavia (+30%) and Citroen C3 (+161%) both post spectacular gains in the remainder of the Top 5. The VW Polo (+818%), BMW 5 Series (+238%) and Ford Fiesta (+65%) all soar, benefitting from new generations, and the VW T-Roc (#29) tops recent launches (<12 months) above the Hyundai Kona (#53), Seat Arona (#58) and Citroen C4 Spacetourer (#61).

Previous month: Denmark September 2018: VW Up, Toyota Aygo lead market down 16%

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

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Denmark September 2018: VW Up, Toyota Aygo lead market down 16%

The VW Up drops 54% year-on-year but still ranks #1 in Denmark.

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As per the rest of the European Union, Denmark feels the post-WLTP rush hangover in September at -16% to 12.067 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally manages to remain in record territory at 170.010 units, up 0.8% on the same period in 2017. Contrary to its ghastly situation across the rest of the continent, Volkswagen manages to contain its fall to -8% in Denmark, this holding onto the top spot at 14.3% share above Toyota (-23%) and Peugeot (-31%). Volvo (+650%), BMW (+423%), Mazda (+156%), Mercedes (+101%), Ford (+35%) and Skoda (+9%) even manage pretty spectacular gains in the Top 12. The VW Up! (-54%) leaps to #1 for the first time since a year ago (September 2017) and this despite losing more than half its sales year-on-year. It distances the Toyota Aygo (-45%), VW Golf (-11%) and YTD leader the Peugeot 208 (-27%) with the Citroen C3 (+44%) posting the only gain in the Top 5. The VW Polo (+767%), Skoda Octavia (+232%) and VW Touran (+44%) are also in positive in the Top 10. Leader in August, the Nissan Qashqai falls to #18 this month, while the Hyundai Kona is back up to #28 to lead recent launches (<12 months) above the VW T-Roc (#42) and Skoda Karoq (#43).

Previous month: Denmark August 2018: Pre-WLTP sales lift market into YTD record

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

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Denmark August 2018: Pre-WLTP sales lifts market into YTD record

The Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling vehicle in Denmark for the third month running.

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Boosted by stock clearances ahead of the new WLTP emissions standard in effect on September 1, the Danish new car market soars 35.5% year-on-year in August to 20.740 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally back into record heights at +2.4% to 157.974 units. Volkswagen surges 60% to 12.5% share vs. 14.1% YTD, distancing Peugeot (+55%), Renault (+37%) and Citroen (+80%) all outpacing the market. Nissan (+125%), Audi (+76%) and Ford (+53%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10 while further down, DS (+409%), Subaru (+221%), Porsche (+160%), Honda (+119%), Fiat (+83%) and Volvo (+69%) stand out. The Nissan Qashqai (+239%) loads up on non WLTP-compliant sales and enjoys its third consecutive month in the Danish pole position but remains #2 YTD below the Peugeot 208 (+14%). The Citroen C3 (+180%) is #3 again ahead of the Toyota Yaris (-2%), Renault Clio (+28%) and Peugeot 308 (+460%). Other strong gainers include the VW Polo (+233%), Tiguan (+189%), Fiat 500 (+170%) and Audi A3 (+86%). The VW T-Roc (#20) leads recent launches above the Opel Grandland X (#48).

Previous month: Denmark July 2018: Nissan Qashqai, VW Polo and Citroen C3 on top

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

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Denmark July 2018: Nissan Qashqai, VW Polo and Citroen C3 on top

Citroen C3 sales are up 118% year-on-year in July.

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New car sales in Denmark gain a strong 8.5% in July to 16.506 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now down just 1% to 137.621 units. As it has been the case in most European countries this month, Volkswagen gets a boost from rebates aimed at clearing stock ahead of the WLTP standard implementation in September, with deliveries surging 32% to 16.7% share vs. 14.3% so far in 2018. In the remainder of the podium, Peugeot (-7%) and Toyota (-4%) on the other hand go against the market with year-on-year drops. Nissan (+89%), Citroen (+25%), Skoda (+11%) and Ford (+9%) also beat the market in the Top 10 whereas Opel (-22%) and Suzuki (-14%) sink. Further down, DS (+343%), Jaguar (+212%), Subaru (+211%) and Jeep (+175%) are the most dynamic.

Model-wise, the Top 3 best-sellers all double their sales year-on-year: the Nissan Qasqhai (+122%) repeats at #1, ranking ahead the VW Polo (+99%) and Citroen C3 (+118%). The year-to-date leader, the Peugeot 208 (-26%), is in difficulty at #4 but keeps a 600-unit advantage over the Qashqai YTD. Other great performers in the Top 30 include the BMW 3 Series (+378%), Kia Niro (+290%), VW Tiguan (+243%), Toyota RAV4 (+178%), Suzuki Baleno (+158%), Peugeot 308 (+104%) and VW Passat (+92%). The VW T-Roc (#19) tops all recent launches ahead of the Opel Grandland X (#31) and Citroen C4 Spacetourer (#66) for its first appearance in the Danish charts.

Previous month: Denmark June 2018: Nissan Qashqai best-seller, market down 6%

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

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Denmark June 2018: Nissan Qashqai best-seller, market down 6%

The Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling vehicle in Denmark in June.

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The Danish new car market is panting a little in 2018, with June sales confirming the trend at -6% to 22.514 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down 2.5% to 120.750 registrations. Volkswagen (-0.4%) dominates the brands ranking head and shoulders at 13.8% share, in line with the 14% it commands year-to-date but way above Peugeot (-5%) at 9.1% and Renault (-21%) at 7.7%. Opel (+8%) braves the negative context in 4th place vs #9 YTD, with Nissan (+18%) posting the only other year-on-year gain in the Top 10. Below, Subaru (+300%), Porsche (+111%), Jaguar (+88%), Mini (+83%), Jeep (+50%), Tesla (+43%), DS (+25%), Alfa Romeo (+20%) and Audi (+15%) impress. Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai (+62%) shines once again, gaining one spot on May to snap the pole position this month and for the second time in the past four months. It topples the Peugeot 208 (+2%) which however remains in the YTD lead, while the Renault Clio (-6%) rounds up the podium above the VW Polo (+20%), Passat (-3%) and Skoda Octavia (-23%). Notice also the Citroen C3 (+22%), Opel Astra (+23%), Renault Captur (+39%) and Skoda Fabia (+36%) also in great shape inside the Top 15. The VW T-Roc (#28) remains the most popular recent launch ahead of the Opel Grandland X (#31) and Citroen C3 Aircross (#69).

Previous month: Denmark May 2018: Nissan Qashqai (+72%) rallies back up to #2

One year ago: Denmark June 2017: Peugeot 208 holds onto #1 spot in record market

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Denmark May 2018: Nissan Qashqai (+72%) rallies back up to #2

Nissan Qashqai sales are up 72% year-on-year in May.

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New car sales in Denmark edge up 1.2% year-on-year in May to 22.560 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is now down 1.6% to 98.235 registrations. Volkswagen (+5%) easily remains the most popular carmaker in the country at 14.1% share above Peugeot (+2%) at 9.5%. In fact the Top 6 best-sellers all beat the market, with Renault (+12%), Toyota (+3%), Ford (+3%) and Citroen (+10%) in tow. Nissan (+50%) posts the largest gain in the Top 10, while further down Land Rover (+650%), Tesla (+500%), Subaru (+220%), BMW (+81%), Jeep (+67%), Fiat (+33%), Jaguar (+19%), Volvo (+13%) and Mercedes (+10%) impress. The Peugeot 208 (+5%) is the best-selling vehicle in Denmark for the 5th time in the past 6 months, followed by the Nissan Qashqai soars 72% year-on-year and 5 spots on April to return to the 2nd place it holds YTD with the VW Golf (+7%) rounding up the podium like YTD. The Skoda Fabia (+57%) and Renault Clio (+20%) also shine in the Top 10 while the VW Up (-29%), Polo (-21%) and Skoda Octavia (-20%) struggle. The VW T-Roc (#26) leads recent launches ahead of the Citroen C3 Aircross (#35) and Volvo XC40 (#52).

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

One year ago: Denmark May 2017: Volkswagen up 26%, places four models in Top 5

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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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