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Denmark August 2016: Opel Karl soars to #3

Opel Karl Denmark August 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Opel Karl ranks 4th overall in Denmark in August.

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Another record month for Danish new car sales: August is up 8% year-on-year to 17.428 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to a record-breaking 150.183 units after 8 months, up 9% on the same period last year. Volkswagen leaps up 18% to reclaim the #1 brand spot off Peugeot with 2.006 sales vs. 1.914 for the French carmaker. Opel is up 14% to overtake Toyota at #3, while inside the Top 10 Citroen (+26%) and Mercedes (+60%) are the most impressive. Further down, notice Renault (+24%), Audi (+36%), Volvo (+83%), Smart (+125%), Dacia (+158%) and Porsche (+367%) all posting spectacular year-on-year gains.

Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 remains the best-selling nameplate in the country with 4.6% share and the VW Up is back up 35 spots on a particularly paltry July score to rank #2 with 3.6% share. The big event though is the third place overall of the Opel Kark – up from #23 in July and #14 year-to-date – its best ranking so far in Denmark after 15 months in market, beating the #4 it hit one year ago in August 2015. At the time it was a world best for the Karl, it isn’t anymore as the diminutive Opel ranks #1 in the Netherlands this month. The Kia Rio (#8), Skoda Citigo (#11), Citroen C3 (#12) and Skoda Fabia (#14) also make themselves noticed.

Previous month: Denmark July 2016: Peugeot 208 and 308 tighten grip

One year ago: Denmark August 2015: Opel Karl up to world-best 4th place

Full August 2016 Top 48 All-brands and Top 228 All-models below.

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