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New Caledonia (France) October 2018: Dacia Duster #1, Peugeot shines

The Dacia Duster is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia in October.

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New Caledonia is a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, that just recently reaffirmed its will to belong to France with a new referendum. New car sales here gain 13.9% to 771 units in October, lifting the year-to-date tally to a slim 0.9% drop to 7.124. Keep in mind New Caledonian sales aren’t included in our monthly French updates that only represents Metropolitan France. This month Toyota (+1%) softens its growth but remains in the lead, whereas Peugeot surges 67% year-on-year and 5 spots on September to land in 2nd place. Citroen (+1%) rounds up the podium ahead of Dacia (+2%), Ford (-5%) and Renault (-2%). Subaru (+65%), Kia (+63%), Volkswagen (+61%) and Mitsubishi (+60%) post by far the largest gains in the Top 15. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster (+7%) takes the lead for only the third time this year after last March and July but is stuck at #3 YTD below the Ford Ranger (+82%) and Toyota Hilux (+5%) that follow it this month. The Peugeot 208 (+150%), 3008 (+125%), Subaru XV (+60%) and Toyota Yaris (+60%) also impress in the Top 10. The Citroen C3 Aircross (#10) and Kia Stonic (#30) top recent launches (<12 months).

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) September 2018: Toyota up 70%, Hilux up 82%

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) October 2017: Dacia Duster back in the lead

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New Caledonia (France) September 2018: Toyota up 70%, Hilux up 82%

The Toyota Hilux hits a round 10% market share in New Caledonia in September.

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New Caledonia is a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia. New car sales here gain 7.9% to 712 units in September, yet the year-to-date tally remains in negative at -1.9% and 6.353 sales. Keep in mind New Caledonian sales aren’t included in our monthly French updates that only represents Metropolitan France. Toyota surges 70% on September 2017 to reclaim the brands top spot it holds YTD, distancing Ford (+3%), Citroen (+31%), Renault (+7%) and Hyundai (+74%) all in positive but showing varied fortunes. Notice also Dodge (+140%), Mazda (+71%), Isuzu (+47%), Suzuki (+47%) and Fiat (+38%) posting the most spectacular gains among carmakers lodging double-digit sales figures this month. Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux shoots up 82% to hit a round 10% share vs. 5.3% YTD, eclipsing the Ford Ranger (+46%), Dacia Duster (+3%) and Isuzu D-Max (+47%) while the Hyundai i10 (+433%), Hyundai Creta (+113%), Citroen Berlingo (+100%) and Renault Kangoo (+100%) post the largest gains in the Top 10.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) August 2018: Ford Ranger holds onto top spot

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) September 2017: Peugeot #1 brand

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New Caledonia (France) August 2018: Ford Ranger holds onto top spot

The Ford Ranger is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia both in August and YTD.

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New light vehicle sales in New Caledonia, a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, edge down 0.4% year-on-year in August to 770 registrations bringing the year-to-date tally down 3% to 5.641 units. Keep in mind New Caledonian sales aren’t included in our monthly French updates that only represents Metropolitan France. Peugeot is the standout winner in the brands ranking this month with sales up 25% to 12.3% share, distancing Toyota (-2%), Ford (-7%) and Dacia (-14%) whereas Suzuki (+74%), Renault (+27%) and Citroen (+24%) all post spectacular gains in the remainder of the Top 10 but Nissan (-47%) and Subaru (-24%) implode. Model-wise, the Ford Ranger (+42%) reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date ahead of the Dacia Duster (-11%) and Toyota Hilux (-36%) with the Peugeot Partner (+175%), Toyota Yaris (+160%) and Citroen C3 (+80%) posting the largest gains in the Top 10. The Ram 1500 – not officially sold in Metropolitan France – is up 157% to #11.

Previous post: New Caledonia (France) June 2018: Toyota and Dacia take control

One year ago (July): New Caledonia (France) July 2017: Ford Ranger holds onto #1 spot

One year ago (August): New Caledonia (France) August 2017: Subaru XV shoots up to #4

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New Caledonia (France) June 2018: Toyota and Dacia take control

The Toyota Hilux remains the most popular vehicle in New Caledonia.

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New light vehicle sales in New Caledonia, a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, post a very strong score in June at +17.8% to 845 registrations, yet due to a weak start of the year the YTD tally is still in the red at -3.8% to 4.013 sales. Keep in mind New Caledonian sales aren’t included in our monthly French updates that only represents Metropolitan France. Toyota stuns with a 422% year-on-year surge to a fantastic 16.7% share, snapping the YTD pole position off Peugeot thanks to deliveries up 50% to 11.3% share. In fact, Peugeot drops two spots to #3 in the YTD order this month, as low-cost star Dacia, up 28% to 12.%% in June, steps up to #2 so far in 2017 despite sales down 18% year-on-year. Renault (+44%) remains in third place, ahead of Ford (-30%) freefalling. Mitsubishi (+164%), Suzuki (+59%), Fiat (+54%), Kia (+44%), Subaru (+36%) and Nissan (+25%) also make themselves noticed in the Top 15.

The Duster (+50%) and Sandero (+124%) help Dacia up to #2 brand so far in 2018.

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux (+438%!) holds onto the top spot for the 2nd month running and is now just 22 sales below the Ford Ranger in the battle for YTD #1 honours. The Dacia Duster (+50%) benefits from the new model and cements its third rank YTD, with the Dacia Sandero (+124%) and Renault Clio (+153%) also extremely dynamic in the June Top 5. The Toyota Yaris is up 15-fold to #7, the Toyota RAV4 up 360% to #9 and the Isuzu D-Max (#6), Nissan Navara (#8) and Mitsubishi L200 (#11) make it 5 pickups in the Top 11 in a ranking vastly different from Metropolitan France. The Citroen C3 Aircross tops all recent launches (<12 months) at #14 (+25) ahead of the Hyundai Kona at #35 (+5).

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) May 2018: Toyota doubles sales YoY to #1

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) June 2017: Ford places Ranger and Fiesta on top

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New Caledonia (France) May 2018: Toyota doubles sales YoY to #1

The Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia in May.

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New light vehicle sales in New Caledonia, a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, are up again in May at +1.3% to 622 units, but the YTD volume remains frankly in negative at -8.3% to 3.168. Toyota almost doubles its sales year-on-year (+95%) to comfortably snap the brands pole position at 13.5% share, climbing up to #2 YTD as a result. Peugeot (+32%) remains #2 ahead of Renault (+23%) up five spots on April and Ford (+7%) stuck at #4. Leader in April, Citroen tumbles down 41% this month to #5 overall, followed by Kia (+18%), Nissan (+44%) and Suzuki (+183%) all positing spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Hilux justifies Toyota’s May leadership with sales shooting up 160% to 8.4% share and earning a 2nd spot YTD as a result, below the Ford Ranger up 121% to #2 in May. The Nissan Navara (+47%) make the podium 100% pickup, with the Isuzu D-Max (-33%) making it 4 in the Top 5. The Suzuki Swift is up 20-fold to #4, with the Renault Clio (+55%), Toyota Yaris (+200%) and Dacia Logan (+27%) also very solid in the Top 10.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) April 2018: Citroen places two in Top 3, market up 1.4%

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) May 2017: Dacia Sandero in charge

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New Caledonia (France) April 2018: Citroen places two in Top 3, market up 1.4%

The Citroen C3 doubles its sales year-on-year to climb to #2 in New Caledonia.

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New light vehicle sales in New Caledonia, a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, are up 1.4% year-on-year in April to 595 registrations, leading the YTD volume to reduce its fall to 10.4% to 2.546 units. Citroen (+74%) snaps the brands pole position off Peugeot (+76%) for just one unit as both manufacturers take advantage of a weak month by Dacia (#6) to step up one spot each in the YTD order to #2 and #1 respectively. Toyota is up 20% in third place but Ford freefalls 40% to #4 just as Hyundai soars 83% to #5. Other great performers include Chevrolet (+143%), Land Rover (+75%), Audi (+25%) and Mercedes (+25%). Model-wise, the Ford Ranger (-5%) reclaims the top spot it holds YTD despite a year-on-year drop and with a two percentage point-gap on the #2, the Citroen C3 (+100%) followed by the Citroen Berlingo (+214%). The Toyota Hilux (-14%) and Dacia Sandero (+67%) round up the Top 5 with the Suzuki Swift (+171%), Peugeot 3008 (+325%) and Hyundai i10 (+1600%) also impressive in the Top 10. The Hyundai Kona (#22) leads all recent launches above the Citroen C3 Aircross (#28).

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) April 2018: Peugeot and 208 take the lead

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) April 2017: Ford Fiesta tops stable market

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New Caledonia (France) March 2018: Peugeot and 208 take the lead

The Peugeot 208 is the best-selling model in New Caledonia in March. Picture largus.fr. 

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New light vehicle sales in New Caledonia, a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, are down again in March at -10.8% to 705 registrations, pulling the year-to-date volume down 13.4% to 1.951 units. This month only for the third time in the past year, Peugeot is the most popular carmaker on the archipelago thanks to deliveries shooting up 65% year-on-year to 14% share and is now up to #2 YTD. Citroen (+5%) takes the second spot above Dacia (-6%) which remains in the YTD lead for just 3 sales and with Citroen 6 units below. Toyota (-13%), Renault (-17%), Ford (-52%) and Hyundai (-41%) follow but all struggle. Below, Land Rover (+140%), Mitsubishi (+73%), Subaru (+52%) and Volkswagen (+48%) impress. Justifying the brand’s surge this month, the Peugeot 208 (+129%) is the best-selling nameplate in New Caledonia for March and shoots up to #3 YTD in the process. The Dacia Duster (-34%) takes 2nd place and the Ford Ranger (-24%) round up the March podium but remains in the YTD lead (-4%), 5 sales above the Duster (-28%). Below a hard hit Toyota Hilux (-34%) the Citroen Jumpy is up 11-fold on March 2017 to land in 5th place, with the Subaru XV (+150%) and Peugeot 3008 (+157%) also posting spectacular gains in the Top 10.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) February 2018: Hyundai Kona lands at #6

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) March 2017: Duster leads, Citroen C3 up to #3

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New Caledonia (France) February 2018: Hyundai Kona lands at #6

The Hyundai Kona is the 6th best-selling model in New Caledonia for its first month.

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New light vehicle sales in New Caledonia, a French Overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia, continue to struggle in this start of 2018: after dropping 18% in January, February sales are down another 11% to 582 units, bringing the year-tpo-date total down 14.9% to 1.246 registrations. Hyundai brilliantly takes the lead of the New Caledonian brands ranking thanks to sales surging 35% to 11.2% share, followed by Peugeot up an equally impressive 27% to 10.7%. The remainder of the Top 5 all drop heavily: Toyota (-40%), Ford (-23%) and Dacia (-30%), the latter remaining #1 YTD at 10.1% share thanks to a strong January score. Further down, Citroen (+84%), Land Rover (+240%), Subaru (+63%), Mitsubishi (+225%), Fiat (+43%) and Dodge (+50%) all impress. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster reclaims the lead it held over the FY2017 despite a 24% year-on-year drop and for just one unit above the Ford Ranger (-3%) while the Toyota Yaris (+175%) rounds up the podium and the Peugeot 3008 shoots up 27 spots on January to #4 overall. The Hyundai Kona lands directly at #6 for its first month in market, distancing the Creta at #6 and the i10 at #8. Notice also the Range Rover Evoque up to #11.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) January 2018: Ford Ranger snaps lead in market down 18%

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) February 2017: Hilux lifts Toyota to #1, Hyundai Creta #3

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New Caledonia (France) January 2018: Ford Ranger snaps lead in market down 18%

The Ford Ranger is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia in January. 

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New Caledonia is a French overseas archipelago located north-east of Australia. The new car market is down a harsh 17.9% year-on-year in January to 664 units. Missing out on the annual pole position for just 13 sales in 2017, low-cost manufacturer Dacia easily takes the lead in January in spite of sales down 17% to 13.7% share. It is followed by Ford (-32%) and Citroen (-13%) while Toyota doubles its volume year-on-year to a round 10% share. Subaru (+79%), Volkswagen (+64%) and Kia (+20%) shine in the Top 10 whereas Renault (-32%), Hyundai (-40%) and Peugeot (-44%) plunge. Model-wise, the Ford Ranger takes the lead thanks to deliveries up 11% on January 2017, overtaking the leader of the past two years, the Dacia Duster down 23% and awaiting the new generation. The Sandero (+43%) makes it two Dacias on the podium while the Hyundai Creta is up to a fantastic 4th place despite sales down 5%. The Toyota Yaris (+233%), Subaru XV (+171%) and VW Golf (+157%) also post spectacular gains inside the Top 10.

Previous post: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2017: Duster leads, Dacia 13 sales off #1

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) January 2018: Ford and Dacia head to head

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New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2017: Duster leads, Dacia 13 units off #1

The Dacia Duster is the best-selling vehicle in New Caledonia for the 2nd straight year. 

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New car sales rally back up 8.1% to 8.550 units in New Caledonia, a small French overseas territory located north-east of Australia. Sales for New Caledonia are counted separate to metropolitan France and allow for the sale of Chinese brands such as Great Wall and Chery, as safety and pollution laws are less stringent here. Ford remains the most popular manufacturer despite sales down 4% to 10.6%, ending the year just 13 sales above Dacia up 5% to 10.5% share. Toyota (+20%) overtakes Peugeot (+8%) to snap the last spot on the podium while Citroen (+23%) passes Renault (+8%) to round up the Top 5. Mitsubishi (+82%), Mazda (+55%), Volkswagen (+49%), Fiat (+48%), Dodge (+31%) and Hyundai (+26%) also post spectacular gains inside the Top 20. Model-wise, the Dacia Duster is the best-seller for the 2nd year in a row but sees its market share thaw to 5.7% as sales edge up 1%. The Ford Ranger (+5%) and Toyota Hilux (+6%) make it two pickups on the podium like last year with a Top 6 unchanged on 2016 with the Ford Fiesta (-23%), Peugeot 208 (+5%) and Isuzu D-Max (+1%). The Citroen C3 shoots up 352% and 33 spots to #7 thanks to the new generation while the Hyundai Creta (+206%) ends its first full year in market at #9. The Dacia Sandero (+12%) and Nissan Navara (+17%) also beat the market in the remainder of the Top 10. Finally, notice the RAM 1500 breaking into the Top 30 thanks to deliveries up 31%.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) November 2017: Peugeot and 208 on top

Previous year: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2016: Dacia Duster ends 7 years of Ford Ranger domination

Two years ago: New Caledonia (France) Full Year 2015: Dacia Duster threatens Ford Ranger

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