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Mexico June 2010: Nissan Tsuru still ahead

Nissan Tsuru The Nissan Tsuru (a 1992 Sentra) dominates the Mexican market with 9% of sales, ahead of the Chevrolet Chevy (a restyled 1993 Opel Corsa) and the VW Jetta Clasico (a restyled 1998 Bora). At +78% over 2009, the Nissan Tiida climbs to 4th with close to 4% market…

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Brazil October 2010: Gol at 9%

The Brazilian market keeps on delivering very solid figures month after month: it is at 287,537 registrations in October (+2% - third market in the world after China and the USA), and 2,656,461 units over 10 months 2010 (+7%). The models ranking is very stable with the VW Gol at…

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Poland September 2010: Octavia #1

Poland is the biggest Eastern-European market after Russia and it grows by 12% in September with 27,906 registrations, but is -3% over 9 months 2010 at 234,046 sales. 1-2 for Skoda in Poland with the Octavia leader at 5.3% ahead of the the Fabia at 4.2%. Then 3 German compact…

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Portugal 2009: Renault Megane #1

Renault Megane * See the Top 40 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * The Portuguese car market drops by 25% in 2009 and sees its model ranking completely shaken. The Renault Megane takes the lead at 5.9%, well ahead of the VW Golf, Ford Fiesta and Seat Ibiza.…

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Greece October 2010: Polo on top, A1 in Top 30

The economic crisis hitting Greece impacted on car sales: at 7,803 in October they drop 36% over 2009, which was already -41% over 2008. The year-to-date figures are at -32%. Traditionally dominated by compact cars (Golf, Astra, Auris), this year the Greek market is led by minis: with 5.2% market…

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France October 2010: DS3 in Top 10!

-18% for the French car market in October at 171,449 registrations, and 16 of the 20 best selling models see their sales drop over last year. The biggest event this month is the incredible arrival of the Citroen DS3 in the Top 10. 15th in September, the premium mini lands…

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Japan October 2010: new Swift up to #11

Catastrophic month for car sales in Japan: it is the weakest October since 1968 with 193,258 registrations (excluding Kei cars), -27% on 2009, mostly because the government subsidy for fuel- efficient cars ended on Sept. 8. The Toyota Prius is still safely on top with 21,769 sales, ahead of the…

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Australia October 2010: Commodore strengthens its lead

Stable this month at 74,566 registrations, the Australian car market continues its good run, up 12% year-to-date with 793,704 sales. Holden launched the Series II version of its Commodore in September, and it shows: this month, the Commodore is at its best share in 15 months (5.1%) and more than…

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UK October 2010: Golf #2, BMW 3 Series #4

The UK car market is down 22% this month, the steepest decline since May 2009, at 131,495 registrations. The year-to-date figure is still up by 5% over 2009 at 1,767,154 registrations. While the Ford Fiesta stays on top at 4.6%, the VW Golf scores a very impressive 2nd place with…

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Spain October 2010: Duster in Top 10

It's a very weak month for car sales in Spain at 61,366 units, a drop of 38% compared to October 2009. The year-to-date figure is however still ahead of 2009 by 9% at 848,555 registrations. The best performer this month is the Dacia Duster. Doing even better than in France,…

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