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Poland May 2018: Renault, Ford, Mercedes impress in record market

The Captur (+61%) helps Renault up 21% in Poland in May.

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The Polish new car market gains 7.4% year-on-year in May to 47.729 registrations including light commercials, leading to a YTD tally up 10.3% to a record 253.117 units. Skoda (+0.4%) is stable in the brands lead at 10.9% share above Volkswagen (+6%) and Toyota (+8%) but it’s Renault (+21%) that posts the largest gain in the Top 10 followed by Ford (+19%) and Mercedes (+13%) with Hyundai (+17%) and BMW (+19%) also impressive just below and Seat (#15) remaining in the Top 15 for the month. At the opposite end of the scale, Fiat (-12%) and Citroen (-10%) are hit the hardest. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (-10%) holds onto the top spot above the Skoda Fabia (-1%) with the Ford Focus (+77%) propelled by heavy discounts on the outgoing generation. The Toyota Corolla (+34%) and Renault Master (+43%) also shine in the Top 10 while further down the Seat Leon (+107%), Hyundai i30 (+87%), Toyota C-HR (+82%), VW Polo (+70%) and Renault Captur (+61%) make themselves noticed just as the BMW X5 breaks its ranking record at #23.

Previous month: Poland April 2018: VW soars 32%, Skoda Octavia reclaims YTD lead

One year ago: Poland May 2017: Fiat Tipo breaks into Top 10 for the first time

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UK nations May 2018: Ford Focus tops Northern Ireland and Scotland

Steep discounts on the outgoing generation in the wake of the 2018 model push the Ford Focus up.

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for all UK nations in May. Keep in mind this is a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are included in the May 2018 UK update. An opposite picture from last month: Scotland (+13.7%) is by far the best performer among UK nations in May, followed by Northern Ireland (+6%) and Wales (+5.8%) whereas Englands lags behind at a shy +2.6%. Year-t-date, this time it’s Northern Ireland that fares best at -3.4% to 25.491 units, followed by Wales at -5.9% to 36.067, England at -6.6% to 930.627 and Scotland is in the naughty corner with a harsh 10.4% decline to just 84.297 registrations.

This month the Ford Focus is the only nameplate to feature on each nation’s podium, even topping 2 nations: Northern Ireland (+95%) for the first time since we started following UK nations monthly in January 2013, and Scotland (+263%) for only the third time in the past 5 years after October 2014 and July 2017. It also ranks #3 in England and #2 in Wales. The Ford Fiesta tops England and Wales but ranks at a paltry #4 in both Northern Ireland and Scotland. Other podium finishers are the VW Golf (#2 in England and #3 in Northern Ireland), Ford Kuga (#2 in Northern Ireland and #3 in Wales), Vauxhall Corsa (#2 in Scotland) and VW Polo (#3 in Scotland).

Among other great performers this month, the Skoda Fabia posts its first Northern Irish Top 10 of the year at #8, the Skoda Octavia lodges its first Top 10 in Northern Ireland since we started following UK nations monthly in January 2013, the Vauxhall Crossland X is the best-selling SUV in Scotland and inside the Top 5 for the second time ever after last February, the Hyundai i10 snaps its first Scottish Top 10 since November 2016 at #8, the BMW 4 Series posts its first ever Scottish Top 10 at #9 and the Ford Ecosport hit a highest ever 4th place in Wales.

Previous month: UK nations April 2018: First Top 10 for the Peugeot 3008, in Wales

One year ago: UK nations May 2017: Mercedes C-Class ranks high in England

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Taiwan May 2018: Honda CR-V best-seller, Mercedes C-Class in Top 10

The Honda CR-V is the best-selling vehicle in Taiwan in May.

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New car sales in Taiwan edge up 1% year-on-year in May to 35.686 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is up 4.1% to  184.305. There are some pretty momentous shifts at play in the market this month: both brand leader Toyota (-16%) and Nissan (-14%) are hit hard whereas Honda soars 42% to 10.3% share vs. 9.1% so far in 2018. Mercedes (+22%) and Lexus (+64%) also impress among luxury carmakers just as Ford (-36%) freefalls. Mitsubishi/CMC (+5%), Mazda (-2%), Volkswagen (-3%) and BMW (-9%) post more muted results in the Top 10. But the big surprise comes in the models ranking where the Toyota Corolla (-45%) is toppled from its throne for the first time in almost 5 years (since September 2013 when the Nissan Tiida ranked 1st). The best-seller this month is the Honda CR-V thanks to deliveries up 4-fold (+319%) on the previous generation a year ago. The Sienta (+33%), RAV4 (-24%) and Yaris (+20%) make it 4 Toyotas in the Top 5. Up 38% to #8, the Mercedes C-Class reaches its highest ranking since we started following Taiwan monthly in November 2010 and only its second Top 10 finish after August 2014 (#10).

Previous month: Taiwan April 2018: Honda CR-V up 235% to #2 in market up 1.3%

Previous year: Taiwan Full Year 2017: Toyota and Corolla lead, Honda up 25%

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Chile May 2018: Hyundai leads, Chinese up 56% in market up 18.1%

Dongfeng sales are up 122% year-on-year in Chile in May.

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The Chilean new vehicle continues to gallop ahead in 2018, posting a 5th consecutive double-digit year-on-year gain in May at +18.1% to 35.328 units, a new all-time record for the month lifting the year-to-date volume up 24.8% to 168.902. Hyundai (+13%) steps up two spots on April to snap the brands pole position for the first time this year and only the third time in the past 10 months. The Korean carmaker knocks Chevrolet (+5%) down to #1 just as Nissan (+30%), Toyota (+21%) and Suzuki (+19%) all outpace the market to round up the Top 5. The Chrysler Group (+102%), Ssangyong (+49%), Volkswagen (+26%) and Mercedes (+23%) shine but once again it’s Chinese carmakers that lodge the most impressive gains. Overall up 56% to 13.1% share vs. 12.3% so far in 2018, the best performing Chinese manufacturers are Maxus (+384%), Dongfeng (+124%), Changan (+122%), ZNA (+120%), Lifan (+94%), BAIC (+53%), MG (+46%), JAC (+45%), Chery (+41%) and Foton (+35%).

Previous month: Chile April 2018: Suzuki (+78%), Chinese (+73%) lift market up 43.7%

Previous year: Chile Full Year 2017: Hyundai, Mitsubishi L200 top market up 18.1%

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Singapore May 2018: Honda remains in charge in market down 11.9%

Honda is the best-selling carmaker in Singapore so far in 2018.

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New car sales in Singapore drop 11.9% year-on-year in May to 7.420 registrations, leading to a YTD tally down 14.2% to 32.193 units. Honda remains the most popular carmaker in the country, resisting well at -1% to 22.8% whereas Toyota freefalls 29% to 16.9% but Mercedes gains 10% to 9% and rounds up the podium as it does YTD. Below Mazda imploding 37%, Hyundai surges 115% to remain in 5th place, followed by BMW (+14%) also very impressive, with Kia (+6%), Audi (+3%) and Subaru (+1%) also managing a year-on-year gain in the Top 10 whereas Mitsubishi (-42%) and Nissan (-27%) are hit hard. Notice also Alfa Romeo (+350%), Peugeot (+154%), Seat (+89%) and Volvo (+68%) posting spectacular gains.

Previous month: Singapore April 2018: Honda back on top in first uplift of the year

One year ago: Singapore May 2017: Toyota market leader but Honda still #1 YTD

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Switzerland May 2018: VW T-Roc breaks into Top 5

Switzerland follows Austria as the 2nd country in the world to have the VW T-Roc in its Top 5.

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The Swiss new car market returns to negative for the third time in 2018 at -2% to 27.826 units, pulling the year-to-date volume into negative also at -0.4% to 126.434 registrations. Volkswagen (-3%) and BMW (-1%) roughly follow the market at the helm of the brands ranking, with Mercedes (-12%) in difficulty in third place. Skoda (+1%) returns to the 4th spot it holds year-to-date, overtaking Audi (-3%) and Renault (+25%), the French carmaker managing the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 15. Only Seat (+11%) and Ford (+7%) are also in positive in the Top 10, while further down Kia (+95%), Jeep (+72%), Mitsubishi (+43%), Alfa Romeo (+40%), Lexus (+34%) and Jaguar (+26%) make themselves noticed.

Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia (-11%) reclaims the monthly top spot off the VW Golf (-25%) to cement its YTD leadership at 3.628 sales vs. 3.181 for the Golf. The VW T6 surges 67% to third place, still catching up on immobilises diesel vehicles during a stop sale in early 2017 – the same situation as in Germany. Below the VW Tiguan (-14%) at #4, Switzerland becomes the second country in the world after Austria in April to welcome the VW T-Roc in its monthly Top 5 at #5 in May, up 19 spots on April. The Audi A3 (-3%) makes it 6 models in the Swiss Top 6 for the Volkswagen Group, its best result in over two years, since March 2016 when it held the Top 7 spots. Further down, the Renault Captur (+85%), Seat Ateca (+72%), Audi Q5 (+51%), Renault Megane (+45%), BMW X3 (+94%), Volvo XC60 (+27%) and Dacia Duster (+25%) shine.

Previous month: Switzerland April 2018: VW T6 up to #4, 1st market gain in 3 months

One year ago: Switzerland May 2017: Mercedes up 36% in market up 9%

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Norway May 2018: VW Golf back above Nissan Leaf in market down 8%

The VW Golf and Nissan Leaf add up to 14% of the Norwegian market so far in 2018. Picture motor.no

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The Norwegian new car market drops a stiff 8% year-on-year in May to 13.046 registrations, sending the year-to-date volume down 4.5% to 60.900 units. Volkswagen (-13%), Toyota (-14%) and BMW (-13%) top the brands ranking this month but all drop even faster than the market. Volvo limits its fall to -4% but drops one spot to #4 while Nissan, also down one rank on April to #5, surges 43% to 6.3%, however well below its YTD level of 8.9% (+69%). Peugeot (+24%) also shines inside the Top 10 whereas Skoda (-38%), Mercedes (-26%) and Audi (-21%) are all hit full frontal. Further down, Jeep (+1200%), Dacia (+167%), Tesla (+130%), Alfa Romeo (+129%), DS (+100%), Kia (+40%), Renault (+34%) and Lexus (+25%) all go against the grain, posting spectacular gains.

Model-wise, the VW Golf (-19%) manages to end two months of spectacular domination by the Nissan Leaf (+137%) despite dropping painfully itself to 7% share, 68% of which is the e-Golf electric variant. The Leaf is related to #2 and 4.9% but remains in the YTD pole position at 7.6% (+155%) vs. 6.5% (-4%). The Toyota Yaris (+15%) is up four spots on April to #3 with 458 of its 459 May sales being hybrid, knocking the BMW i3 (-1%) down to #4. The Mercedes GLC soars 54% to brilliantly break into the Top 5 for the 2nd time after July 2017, this month 77% of sales are the PHEV variant. Notice also the Tesla Model X (+209%), BMW X5 (+85%), Tesla Model X (+79%), Renault Zoe (+55%) and Volvo XC60 (+51%) posting large gains.

Previous month: Norway April 2018: Nissan Leaf triumphs once again

One year ago: Norway May 2017: Opel Ampera-e up to #15

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Netherlands May 2018: VW Polo repeats at #1 in market up 1.3%

The VW Polo repeats as the best-selling vehicle in the Netherlands.

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The Dutch new car market edges up 1.3% year-on-year in May to 36.952 registrations, meaning the year-to-date volume is now up 11.4% to 206.506. Volkswagen (+10%) vastly outpaces the market to remain well ahead in the brands ranking at 11.9% share, whereas #2 Renault drops a steep 13% to 8.9% ahead of Opel (+8%), Peugeot (+5%), Kia (+26%) and Ford (+16%) all also frankly beating the market. Further down, Tesla (+85%), Subaru (+65%), Lexus (+49%), Smart (+36%), Seat (+30%), Mitsubishi (+24%) and Porsche (+24%) all impress. Over in the models ranking, the VW Polo is propelled up 75% year-on-year by the new generation to repeat at #1 and cement its YTD leadership further with sales up 56% so far in 2018. The Ford Fiesta (+26%) follows in 2nd place ahead of the Kia Picanto (-8%), Renault Clio (-13%) and VW Up (-27%) all in great difficulty. The Peugeot 108 (+30%) and 208 (+21%) also shine in the Top 10. The VW T-Roc breaks into the Dutch Top 20 for the first time, leading all recent launches ahead of the Opel Grandland X at #31 (+26), Opel Crossland X at #35 (-8) and Skoda Karoq at #42 (+5).

Previous month: Netherlands April 2018: VW Polo cements YTD lead, market up 16.8%

One year ago: Netherlands May 2017: VW Up snaps top spot in market up 27%

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Denmark May 2018: Nissan Qashqai (+72%) rallies back up to #2

Nissan Qashqai sales are up 72% year-on-year in May.

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New car sales in Denmark edge up 1.2% year-on-year in May to 22.560 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is now down 1.6% to 98.235 registrations. Volkswagen (+5%) easily remains the most popular carmaker in the country at 14.1% share above Peugeot (+2%) at 9.5%. In fact the Top 6 best-sellers all beat the market, with Renault (+12%), Toyota (+3%), Ford (+3%) and Citroen (+10%) in tow. Nissan (+50%) posts the largest gain in the Top 10, while further down Land Rover (+650%), Tesla (+500%), Subaru (+220%), BMW (+81%), Jeep (+67%), Fiat (+33%), Jaguar (+19%), Volvo (+13%) and Mercedes (+10%) impress. The Peugeot 208 (+5%) is the best-selling vehicle in Denmark for the 5th time in the past 6 months, followed by the Nissan Qashqai soars 72% year-on-year and 5 spots on April to return to the 2nd place it holds YTD with the VW Golf (+7%) rounding up the podium like YTD. The Skoda Fabia (+57%) and Renault Clio (+20%) also shine in the Top 10 while the VW Up (-29%), Polo (-21%) and Skoda Octavia (-20%) struggle. The VW T-Roc (#26) leads recent launches ahead of the Citroen C3 Aircross (#35) and Volvo XC40 (#52).

Previous month: Denmark April 2018: Volkswagen, Mercedes, Audi shine, market up 6.3%

One year ago: Denmark May 2017: Volkswagen up 26%, places four models in Top 5

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Bulgaria May 2018: Renault and Skoda shine in market up 15.5%

Skoda sales are up 65% year-on-year in Bulgaria in May.

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The Bulgarian new car market surges 15.5% year-on-year in May to 3.536 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 18.6% to 17.109 units. Renault soars 31% to 13.2% share, holding onto the top spot above sister brand Dacia (+6%) at 10.1%, one sale ahead of Skoda (+65%). Kia (+7%), Toyota (+18%) and Volkswagen (+26%) follow, with Mercedes (+124%), Citroen (+84%) and Nissan (+56%) the most impressive just below whereas BMW (-33%), Peugeot (-33%) and Opel (-23%) are hit hard. Among smaller carmakers, Jeep (+633%), Mitsubishi (+250%), Jaguar (+150%), Seat (+83%), Mazda (+66%) and Honda (+47%) all post spectacular gains.

Previous month: Bulgaria April 2018: Renault reclaims lead in market up 29.5%

Previous year: Bulgaria Full Year 2017: Dacia and Renault lead, Kia up 123% to #4

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