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USA October 2010

Jeep Grand Cherokee The 4 best selling models stay unchanged in October in the States: F Series, Silverado, Camry and Accord. The trucks are up vs. last year, the cars are down. Great perf for the Nissan Altima which breaks into the Top 5 with close to 19,000 sales at…

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Netherlands October 2010: Polo takes the lead

The Dutch car market is growing fast in 2010: +23% vs. 09 in October (43,920 registrations) and +24% vs. 09 over 10 months (434,604 registrations). The VW Polo leads in the Netherlands: thanks to a phenomenal month of October at 2,751 sales and 6.3% market share, the Polo now tops…

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Indonesia 2009: Avanza #1

Very particular model ranking in Indonesia where the Top 10 is saturated with SUV's and MPV's. In 1st with 100,065 registrations and a whopping 20.6% market share is the Toyota Avanza, a mini MPV designed and produced in Indonesia, and sold in emerging countries around the world, along with its…

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Belgium January-June 2010: C3 up to #3

The Belgian car market is up a healthy 17% during the first semester 2010 with 320,203 registrations. The VW Golf is #1 by a large margin with nearly 12,000 units sold and a strong 3.7% market share, up from 2.9% in 2009. The Ford Fiesta is #2 like in 2009…

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Italy October 2010: Polo #4

Steep drop for the Italian market in October: it is 28% below Oct 09 at 140,944 sales. The year-to-date score is 1,692,472 registrations, -8% over 2009. The Fiat Punto still leads the way at 7.3% vs 7% in September, ahead of the Fiat Panda at 6.6%. The Punto sales include…

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Algeria January-September 2010: Symbol grabs 10%

Very strong month of September in Algeria at 17,686 registrations (+45% over 2009), whereas the year-to-date score is 171,207 sales, still down 8% over 2009. The 2010 year-to-date model ranking sees the Renault Symbol grow 19% over last year to reach a very impressive 10.4% market share and stay #1…

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Norway October 2010

The Norwegian car market is on the up in 2010 with 10,683 registrations in October (+5%) and 105,710 sales over 10 months (+34%). The VW Golf "owns" Norway with close to 7% market share in October and 6.4% year-to-date, nearly double the #2, the Volvo V70 which, thanks to a…

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New Zealand September 2010

Strong month for the New Zealand market with passenger car registrations up 13% at 6,298 units and commercial vehicles also up 13% at 1,646 sales. The Toyota Corolla (the Auris name does not exist in Australia or New Zealand) is the best selling model by far with 631 registrations, ahead…

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Ireland October 2010: Renault Fluence #1!

The Irish market follows a very particular pattern every year: it starts with all guns blazing in January (16,617 sales in 2010) and progressively dies away throughout the year (only 500 sales in Dec 09). Even if October 2010 is at +191% vs. Oct 09 it only totals 3,546 sales.…

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China September 2010

Buick Excelle True to its new status as the biggest car market in the world, China features 32 models above 10,000 sales this month, vs. 23 in the USA. Leading the pack is the Buick Excelle, confirming General Motors' excellent shape in this part of the world. The hatchback version,…

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Germany September 2010

This year the German market is taking a hit due to the phasing out of the scrappage scheme. September is at -18% vs. 09 (259,748 sales) and the market is at -27% over the first 9 months of the year. No surprise, the VW Golf leads the pack, as it…

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South Korea September 2010

Hyundai Avante Lots of important model launches this year in South Korea mean changing rankings and a very interesting market indeed. The best-sellers in the country are not always the models that everyone is familiar with in the rest of the world. The new Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra) confirms the…

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Sweden October 2010: Volvo S60 in Top 10

The Swedish car market is very dynamic this year, at +21% in October and +34% over 10 months 2010 compared to 2009. The Volvo V70 once again reaches very high scores at a fantastic 9% market share, well ahead of the VW Passat, still strong at 4.9%, and the VW…

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India September 2010

The Indian car market is growing strongly in 2010 but interestingly it is not getting more fragmented along the way. The best selling car, the Maruti Alto, is logically increasing its sales month after month (it reached 30,147 units in September - as many as the US sales of Toyota…

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