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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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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