Slovakia October 2010: Octavia #1, Sportage #5

The Slovakian market is slowly recovering from a dismal year: October is at +10% vs. 2009 but the year-to-date sales are still at -33% vs. last year. Like in Czech Republic, the Skoda Octavia is ahead, followed by the Fabia, but their market shares are significantly lower: 8.6% and 7.5%…

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Croatia October 2010: Megane #2

  Very weak sales in Croatia this month with only 2,917 registrations. The Opel Astra stays on top by far (5.3%) and the Renault Megane jumps to 2nd with 3.5%. The 7 best selling models year-to-date do not change, but the Peugeot 308 goes up to 8th and the Chevrolet…

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Morocco 2009: Logan at 15%

The Moroccan car market is expanding slightly in 2009 with 93,761 registrations (+3%) and the Dacia Logan, built in the country, grabs 15.1% of the market with 14,200 units sold. The 2003 Renault Kangoo is 2nd with 11,543 sales (12.3%) and the Kia Picanto closes the podium in 3rd at…

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Israel 2009/2010: Mazda3 in the lead

Mazda is the leading brand in Israel and the Mazda3 the best-selling car with no less than 12.3% of the market in 2009 at 21,269 sales, ahead of the Toyota Corolla at 7.1% and the Hyundai i30 at 4.9%. The ranking by segment over the first 6 months 2010 indicates…

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Ecuador 2009: Old gen Aveo above 10%

* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * The Ecuadorian car market is at -18% in 2009 with 92,764 registrations. Chevrolet leads the way and delivers an impressive 1-2-3 in the models ranking: The Chevrolet Aveo first generation (called Aveo Activo) is #1 with 10.7%…

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Bolivia: Nissan Sentra popular

Nissan Sentra No car sales data available for Bolivia, so this is a very rough estimation based on my observations during my trip to Bolivia in December 2005. A lot has happened since, so if you have any info about car sales in Bolivia please make sure to get in…

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Peru January-April 2010: Yaris dominates

One model is head and shoulders above the competition in Peru: the Toyota Yaris, with the sedan being the preferred version. It delivers 2,564 sales in just 4 months, or 12.4% of the market. The Kia Rio comes in 2nd at 5.5%, ahead of the Toyota Corolla at 4.2%. Top…

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Colombia 6 months 2010: Aveo at 12%

Chevrolet dominates the Colombian car sales and places the Aveo first with 13,870 registrations and 12.1% of the market (vs. 13.5% in 2009), and the Spark 2nd with 6,502 sales and 5.7%. In third, the Renault Sandero, helped by the Stepway version (pictured below), gets a solid 4.7% market share,…

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Ukraine 2009: ZAZ Lanos in the lead

ZAZ Lanos * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on 'Read more' at end of post! * The Ukrainian car market virtually stopped in 2009: it went from 623,253 sales in 2008 to 162,291, down a devastating 74%. In this context, the ZAZ Lanos, a 1998 Daewoo Lanos…

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Lithuania June 2010: Yeti roars

The Lithuanian car market has been severely hit by the economic crisis: after dropping by 66% in 2009, it contracts by another 26% over the 1st Semester 2010 at 3,553 sales, and by 22% in June at 723 sales. Given the small size of the market, the models ranking is…

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