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Latvia March 2018: Nissan Qashqai reclaims lead but drops 32%

The Nissan Qashqai is #1 in Estonia in March.

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According to data released by our partner JATO Dynamics, new car sales in Latvia are down 2.8% in March to 1.402 units, but the YTD tally remains in positive at +3% to 4.185. Leader for the past three years but #2 so far in 2018, the Nissan Qashqai reclaims the monthly top spot off the VW Golf this month despite a steep 32% year-on-year drop vs. +129% for the Golf. The Toyota RAV4 (+44%) and VW Passat (+119%) also impress in the Top 4, while the Ford Focus (+56%) and Peugeot 308 (+13%) shine below. It’s a month to forget for the Kia Sportage (-58%) and Ford Fiesta (-35%).

Previous month: Latvia February 2018: VW Golf reigns, Peugeot 308 up to #3

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2017: Nissan Qashqai #1, Toyota C-HR #9, five SUVs in Top 10

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Latvia February 2018: VW Golf reigns, Peugeot 308 up to #4

Peugeot 308 sales are up 42% year-on-year in Latvia in February.

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According to data released by JATO Dynamics, the Latvian new car market is up 6.5% year-on-year in February to 1.254 registrations, bringing the year-to-date volume up 6.1% to 2.783. The VW Golf remains by far the most popular nameplate in the country thanks to deliveries up 78% year-on-year to 6.4% share, distancing the Nissan Qashqai (-20%) – the 2017 leader – and the Kia Sportage (-58%). The Peugeot 308 (+42%) and VW Tiguan (+25%) both climb up three spots on January to #4 and #5 respectively while the Toyota Auris is up 46% to #6. Notice also the Ford Focus (+30%) and Fiesta (-30%) both ending February inside the Top 10.

Previous month: Latvia January 2018: VW Golf #1, Peugeot places 3 models in Top 10

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2017: Nissan Qashqai #1, Toyota C-HR #9, five SUVs in Top 10

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Latvia January 2018: VW Golf #1, Peugeot places 3 models in Top 10

The Peugeot 2008 is up to #6 in Latvia in January. 

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According to data released by JATO Dynamics, the Latvian new car market is up 5.8% year-on-year in January to 1.529 units. The VW Golf triumphs with sales up 60% year-on-year to 5.8% share, outselling 2017’s leader the Nissan Qashqai up 8% to 3.6%. The VW Passat rounds up the podium like over FY17 despite deliveries plunging 32%. The Ford Fiesta is up 12% to #4 but the Toyota RAV4 is down 16% to #5. Excellent performance of Peugeot placing three nameplates inside the Top 10: the 2008 at #6 (+11%), the 308 at #7 (+100%) and the 208 at #10 (+250%) whereas none of them ranks in the FY2017 Top 10. The Toyota C-HR is up 75% to #9.

Previous post: Latvia Full Year 2017: Nissan Qashqai #1, Toyota C-HR #9, five SUVs in Top 10

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Latvia Full Year 2017: Nissan Qashqai #1, Toyota C-HR #9, five SUVs in Top 10

The Toyota C-HR lands directly at #9 in Latvia for 2017. 

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The Latvian new car market is up 2% year-on-year in 2017 to 16.692 registrations. The Nissan Qashqai manages to clock in a third consecutive year in pole position, beating the market with a 4% gain to 4.8% share. The next four best-sellers all post double-digit gains: the VW Golf and Passat are both up 21% to #2 and #3 respectively while the Kia Sportage surges 37% to #4 and the Toyota RAV4 is up 12% to #4. The VW Tiguan is up 17% to #7 and we have three new entrants in the Latvian Top 10 for 2017: the Toyota Auris at #8 despite a 5% decline, the Kia Cee’d up 20% and 11 spots to #10 and the all-new Toyota C-HR, launched in December 2016 and up to #9 for its first full year on the Latvian market.

Previous post: Latvia November 2017: VW Golf leads for third month in a row

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2016: Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Octavia top market up 15%

Two years ago: Latvia Full Year 2015: Nissan Qashqai and VW Passat outpace Skoda Yeti

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Latvia November 2017: VW Golf leads for third month in a row

The VW Golf snaps the Latvian top spot for the third consecutive month.

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The Latvian new car market edges up 0.2% in November to 1.278 registrations, leading to a year-to-date volume up 1.2% to 15.393 units. The VW Golf is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the third consecutive month thanks to deliveries up 33% to 5% share. It distances the Nissan Qashqai down 30% to 4.5% but still comfortably installed in the YTD pole position. The VW Passat (+15%) and Toyota RAV4 (+13%) tie up for third place (like in Estonia) while the Kia Sportage shines again at +67% to drops to 2.3% share vs. 3.5% so far this year. The Toyota C-HR maintains itself inside the YTD Top 10 at #10.

Previous month: Latvia October 2017: VW Golf leads, Kia Sportage up 107%

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2016: Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Octavia top market up 15%

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Latvia October 2017: VW Golf leads, Kia Sportage up 107%

The Kia Sportage more than doubles its sales in Latvia in October. 

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After a 20.9% slump in September, the Latvian new car market rallies back up 9.7% in October to 1.413 sales, pulling the year-to-date score up 1.3% to 14.115 units. Although the Nissan Qashqai is comfortably headed towards a third consecutive annual win in Latvia with 4.8% share and a 126 sales-advantage over the #2 after ten months, it is not the best-selling nameplate in the country in October. This honour goes to the VW Golf despite a 11% year-on-year drop, followed this month by the Kia Sportage (+107%) with the Qashqai slipping to third place (+34%). The VW Passat (+14%) rounds up the Top 4. Notice also the Toyota Auris up 107% on October 2016, the Kia Cee’d up 136% and the Toyota C-HR returning to the YTD Top 10 at #10.

Previous month: Latvia September 2017: Golf and Passat lead market down 20.9%

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2016: Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Octavia top market up 15%

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Latvia September 2017: Golf and Passat lead in market down 20.9%

The VW Golf is the best-selling vehicle in Latvia this month. 

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The Latvian new car market is down a harsh 20.9% year-on-year in September to 1.211 registrations, bringing the year-to-date tally close to stable at just +0.4% to 12.702 units. It’s an outstanding month for Volkswagen in Latvia with the Golf snapping the lead with a dominant 7.1% share vs. 3.9% YTD thanks to deliveries up a whopping 146% year-on-year and the Passat up 81% to 4.6%. As a result, the Golf is back up to #2 year-to-date, overtaking the Kia Sportage while the Nissan Qashqai (+8%) remains comfortably in the lead in spite of a 16% drop this month. The Dacia Duster is back inside the YTD Top 10 with sales up 106% on the same period in 2016.

Previous month: Latvia September 2017: Kia Sportage on top, up to #2 year-to-date

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2016: Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Octavia top market up 15%

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Latvia August 2017: Kia Sportage on top, up to #2 year-to-date

The Kia Sportage is the #1 vehicle in Latvia in August. 

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New car sales in Latvia are up a splendid 25.8% year-on-year to 1.469 in August, leading to a year-to-date tally up 3.3% to 11.491 units. The Latvian models ranking is reshuffled this month: the Kia Sportage takes the lead with 5% share and climbs up one spot in the year-to-date ranking to #2 thanks to sales up 49%. The Skoda Octavia leaps up to #2 with 4% share but remains #4 year-to-date, the Kia Cee’d lands on the third step of the podium, earning a spot in the YTD Top 10 at #8 while the YTD leader, the Nissan Qashqai, ranks at a weak fifth place in August below the VW Passat. Yet the Qashqai’s advantage over the Sportage after 8 months remains robust at 156 sales or 1.4 percentage point. Notice also the return of the Toyota C-HR in the Latvian YTD Top 10 at #10 with a round 2% share.

Previous month: Latvia July 2017: Nissan Qashqai leads, Kia Sportage #3

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2016: Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Octavia top market up 15%

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Latvia July 2017: Nissan Qashqai leads, Kia Sportage #3

The Kia Sportage is now #3 year-to-date in Latvia. 

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The Latvian new car market rallies back up 12% year-on-year in July to 1.408 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total into positive territory at +0.7% to 10.026 units. The Nissan Qashqai holds on to the title of best-selling car in the country with 5.2% share year-to-date (+8%), ahead of the VW Golf up 15% to 3.8%. The Kia Sportage (+43%) edges past the Skoda Octavia (+31%) to climb onto the YTD podium this month. Notice also the VW Tiguan up 42%, the Toyota RAV4 up 21% and the Dacia Duster up 111%.

Previous month: Latvia First Half 2017: VW Tiguan climbs up in market down 17.8%

Previous year: Latvia Full Year 2016: Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Octavia top market up 15%

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Latvia First Half 2017: VW Tiguan climbs up in market down 17.8%

The VW Tiguan ranks #2 in Latvia in June. 

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The Latvian new car market is down a harsh 17.8% year-on-year in June to 1.591 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total halfway through 2017 into negative territory at -1% to 8.614 units. The Top five best-selling nameplates YTD remains unchanged on last month with the Nissan Qashqai distancing the VW Golf, Skoda Octavia and Kia Sportage. The VW Tiguan overtakes the Toyota RAV4 to #6 thanks to a 2nd place in June below only the Nissan Qashqai. The Ford Fiesta leaps from outside the Top 10 last month into 8th place and the Toyota Auris (#10) knocks the C-HR out of the Top 10.

Previous month: Latvia January-May 2017: Qashqai leads, Sportage up, C-HR in Top 10

One year ago: Latvia First Half 2016: Qashqai #1, Opel Mokka shoots up to #2

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