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Poland October 2018: Mercedes (+59%), BMW (+37%) help market up 1.5%

The Mercedes GLC Coupe scores its first Top 50 finish in Poland this month.

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After two months impacted by the new WLTP testing standards ( +58% in August and -22.3% in September), new car sales in Poland stabilise in October at +1.5% to 46.532 units including light commercials, bringing the year-to-date total up 11.9% to a record 498.553. Brand leader Skoda (-0.4%) posts a strong share at 12.7% vs. 11.6% year-to-date, while Volkswagen (+10%) is back into the 2nd spot int holds YTD ahead of Toyota (-4%) particularly weak at 7.8% share vs. 9.7% so far this year. Mercedes (+59%) and BMW (+37%) post the largest gains in the Top 15, followed by Dacia (+20%), Kia (+19%) and Ford (+11%) now #4 YTD above Opel. Nissan (-35%), Renault (-23%) and Fiat (-20%) struggle. In the models ranking, the Skoda Fabia (+8%) posts a 2nd consecutive month at #1 thanks to its facelift, whereas the Skoda Octavia (-11%) is in difficulty but remains #1 YTD for now. The VW Golf (+34%) is back up 15 spots on last month to #3, distancing the Opel Astra (-21%), Toyota Yaris (+14%) and Dacia Duster (+17%). The Ford Fiesta (+96%), Dacia Sandero (+68%), Volvo XC60 (+65%), Mercedes Sprinter (+55%), Kia Cee’d (+42%) and VW Polo (+41%) post the largest gains further down while the Peugeot 3008 (#42) and Mercedes GLC Coupe (#45) score their first Polish Top 50 finish.

Previous month: Poland September 2018: Dacia up, ignores post-WLTP blues (-22.5%)

One year ago: Poland October 2017: Fabia closes in on Octavia YTD, Opel Insignia up

Full October 2018 Top 15 brands and Top 50 models below.


Chile October 2018: Chevrolet #1, Suzuki up 61% in market up 23.3%

Suzuki soars 61% year-on-year in Chile in October.

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The September 2018 post has now been updated with the Top 20 models

New car sales in Chile celebrate 30 consecutive months of year-on-year gains in October with a splendid +23.3% surge to 37.132 registrations, a new record for the month smashing the previous best of 34.175 established in 2012. This is also the 20the double-digit gain in the past 25 months, propelling the year-to-date tally up 19.5% to a record 348.539 units after 10 months, eclipsing the 305.857 units of 2013. Chevrolet (+31%) reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date, even though it is only its third monthly win since last April. Hyundai (+38%) and Suzuki (+61%), both in excellent shape, round up the podium while Mazda (+29%), Ford (+27%) and Mitsubishi (+23%) post the next best gains in the remainder of the Top 10 where Toyota (-13%) and Nissan (-11%) struggle. Further down, Opel (+293%), the Chrysler Group (+116%), Skoda (+100%), Citroen (+69%) and Mercedes (+69%) impress but once gain it’s Chinese manufacturers, all-in-all up 58% to 13% share, that lodge some of the most spectacular gains, with Brilliance (+145%), MG (+143%), Changan (+138%), JAC (+84%), the Great Wall Group (+55%), Chery (+38%), Dongfeng (+35%), Maxus (+31%) ZNA (+31%) and FAW (+29%) making themselves noticed.

Previous month: Chile September 2018: Hyundai leads, Volkswagen up 79% in record market

One year ago: Chile October 2017: Toyota leads market up 17.9%

Full October 2018 Top 50 brands ranking below.


Pakistan October 2018: Chinese JAC new local producer with the X200

JAC X200

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Thanks to PAMA we can share with you October sales of locally-produced light vehicles in Pakistan, a fair representation of what the best-seller landscape given high taxes make new car imports negligible. These sales are up 6.8% year-on-year in October to 24.935 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 9.3% to 217.986. Market leader Suzuki (-2%) is the only local producer in negative this month with Toyota (+25%) and Honda (+11%) both in great shape. But the big news this month is the arrival in the ranking of Chinese manufacturer JAC with its first locally-produced model, the X200 pickup. The X200 is manufactured through a joint venture between JAC and local manufacturer Ghandhara Nissan Ltd (GNL), making JAC the first Chinese brand to be locally produced in Pakistan. Historical times indeed.

The first JAC X200 produced in Pakistan.

Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (+33%) shoots up to 22.5% share vs. 20.6% so far this year, while the Suzuki WagonR (-4%) holds onto the #2 spot for the third consecutive month despite a small drop, keeping the Suzuki Mehran (-24%) at bay for 15 meagre sales. Below, the Suzuki Cultus (+61%), Swift (+45%), Honda Civic (+31%), City (+31%) and Suzuki Ravi (+13%) all make tremendous progress. Although produced locally since April, the JAC X200 only appears in the ranking this month as its sales figures had not been made public before. It sells 85 units for the month vs. 2.194 for the Suzuki Ravi and 533 for the Toyota Hilux, the only two other pickups produced locally. It will be very interesting to follow JAC’s sales evolution overt the next few month to judge at what level it will stabilise and whether it has the potential to become a significant player in the country.

Previous month: Pakistan September 2018: Honda soars 32% in market up 2.9%

One year ago: Pakistan October 2017: Suzuki Mehran best-seller, market up 46%

Full October 2018 Top 4 Pakistan-made brands and Top 13 models below.


Netherlands October 2018: Jaguar and Volvo defy market down 19%

The Jaguar i-Pace is closing up on the Dutch Top 50 at #53 this month.

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New car sales in the Netherlands are still reeling from post-WLTP hangover at -19% in October to 30.079 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is now up 8% at 389.444. Volkswagen (-27%) rallies back up 7 spots on last month to reclaim the top spot it holds year-to-date despite falling faster than the market, with Peugeot (-14%) and Opel (-19%) rounding up the podium. Only Volvo (+26%), BMW (+14%) and Skoda (+0.3%) manage to gain ground year-on-year in the Top 10, while Renault (-55%), Ford (-21%) and Toyota (-18%) are hit hard. Further down, Tesla (+99%), Jaguar (+94%), Honda (+59%), Seat (+16%), Mini (+10%), Mitsubishi (+9%) and Nissan (+8%) stand out. Model-wise, the Kia Picanto (+34%) snaps the top spot for the 2nd time this year after last February, distancing the Ford Fiesta (+18%) and Peugeot 108 (+56%) meaning the entire podium is going well agains the grain with double-digit gains. The VW Golf (-23%) is back up 37 spots on September to #4, while the VW Polo (+156%) and Opel Karl (+45%) also shine just below. In contrast, the VW Up (-57%), Renault Clio (-41%) and Ford Focus (-35%) all dive. The Volvo XC40 (#19) is the best-selling recent launch (<12 months) ahead of the Skoda Karoq (#42) and Jaguar i-Pace (#53) up 106 spots on last month.

Previous month: Netherlands September 2018: Opel and Karl #1, Tesla up 197% to #6

One year ago: Netherlands October 2017: VW Up and Golf top market up 24.5%

Full October 2018 Top 45 All-brands and Top 265 All-models below.


Denmark October 2018: Market down 10.1%, VW #1, BMW, Mercedes up

BMW sales soar 73% in Denmark this month thanks to the 5 Series up 238%.

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It’s a second consecutive post-WLTP month of double-digit decline for Danish new car sales with October down 10.1% to 16.674, flipping the year-to-date tally into negative territory at -0.3% and 186.718 units. Volkswagen (+4%) is already back in positive at an ultra-dominant 15.4% share, distancing Peugeot (-15%) and Toyota (-8%) while BMW (+73%), Mercedes (+42%) and Citroen (+15%) impress in the remainder of the Top 10. Suzuki (-35%) and Opel (-20%) struggle on the other hand. Below, Volvo (+48%), Mazda (+43%) and Fiat (+15%) are among the rare gainers. The VW Golf (-1%) comfortably tops the models ranking despite a small drop, ahead of the Peugeot 208 (-13%) and Toyota Yaris (+7%) while the Skoda Octavia (+30%) and Citroen C3 (+161%) both post spectacular gains in the remainder of the Top 5. The VW Polo (+818%), BMW 5 Series (+238%) and Ford Fiesta (+65%) all soar, benefitting from new generations, and the VW T-Roc (#29) tops recent launches (<12 months) above the Hyundai Kona (#53), Seat Arona (#58) and Citroen C4 Spacetourer (#61).

Previous month: Denmark September 2018: VW Up, Toyota Aygo lead market down 16%

One year ago: Denmark October 2017: VW Golf up 125% to #1 in record market

Full September 2018 Top 40 All-brands and Top 225 All-models below.


Israel October 2018: Dacia, Nissan, Hyundai shine in market up 7.7%

Dacia sales leap up 79% year-on-year in Israel, mainly thanks to the new Duster. Picture 4×

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Thanks to our partnership with , we can share with you today October brands data for Israel, models data is a quarterly occurrence. The Israeli new car market is up 7.7% to 21.356 units this month, leading to a year-to-date tally down 4.5% to 246.336. Kia (+32%) and Hyundai (+54%) surge ahead to top the brands ranking, both overtaking Toyota (-19%) down from #1 in September to #3 this month. Skoda (-6%) edges up one spot to #4 ahead of Nissan (+61%), Suzuki (-33%) and Renault (-11%). Many Top 25 carmakers post excellent result, led by Volvo (+97%), Dacia (+79%), Lexus (+70%), BMW (+63%), Mercedes (+48%), Peugeot (+39%), Honda (+36%), Citroen (+29%) and Mitsubishi (+20%). At the other end of the scale, Fiat (-53%), Volkswagen (-41%), Subaru (-31%), Ford (-26%) and Opel (-21%) tumble down.

Previous month: Israel September 2018: Seat surges 92% in market down 35.6%

One year ago: Israel October 2017: Kia #1 for third straight month in market up 46%

Full October 2018 Top 45 All-brands ranking table below.


Singapore October 2018: Toyota back in charge in market down 5.6%

Toyota is the best-selling carmaker in Singapore in October.

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The Singaporean new car market is back into negative territory in October at -5.6% year-on-year to 6.759 registrations, sending the year-to-date volume down 8.9% to 67.528 units. Toyota (-19%) reclaims the brands top spot for the first time since last March with 19% share and despite a hefty fall, while Honda (+35%) and Hyundai (+30%) both shine in the remainder of the podium but Mercedes (-23%) and Mazda (-28%) struggle below. Note Toyota sales include Lexus. Volkswagen (+69%) and Audi (+35%) also post formidable scores inside the Top 10 whereas Nissan (-46%) crumbles down. Further down, notice Skoda (+1733%), Lamborghini (+500%), Maserati (+118%), Seat (+91%) and Mini (+24%).

Previous month: Singapore September 2018: Honda leads, Mitsubishi shines

One year ago: Singapore October 2017: Hyundai, Kia, Mazda up in market down 8.3%

Full October 2018 Top 40 All-brands ranking table below.


Rep of Macedonia September 2018: Citroen C3 cements YTD leadership

The Citroen C3 is the best-selling vehicle in the Republic of Macedonia in September.

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According to our partner , September new car sales in the Republic of Macedonia gain 3.4% year-on-year to 456 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 0.8% to 4.349. The Citroen C3 dominates the charts head and shoulders at 6.8% share, selling almost double the #2 (Fiat Ducato at 3.5%) and cementing its YTD leadership at 4.1% vs. 3.4% for the Kia Sportage, up 3 spots on August to #3 for the month. The Dacia Duster (#4) is back inside the Top 10 and climbs to #6 YTD, still a far cry from the pole position it held over the Full Year 2017. This month Peugeot manages to place both the 3008 (#6) and 2008 (#9) inside the Macedonian Top 10, a first for both nameplates.

Previous month: Rep of Macedonia August 2018: Ford Fiesta snaps top spot

Previous year: Rep. of Macedonia Full Year 2017: Dacia Duster discards VW Golf to stay #1

Full September 2018 Top 10 models ranking below.


Germany October 2018: Mercedes at highest in 38 years, market down 7.4%

The A-Class soars 81%, helping Mercedes post its highest share since August 1980 at 12.6%.

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Updated with all Mercedes market share records from 1974 and 1980.

The largest new car market in the European Union, Germany has gone wild in the past couple of months under the impact of the new WLTP emissions standards put in place on September 1. After an artificially euphoric Summer (July up 12.3%, August up 25%), new car sales logically fell back to earth in September (-30.5%) and while most markets seem to have ironed out their post-WLTP hangover, October sales in Germany are still reeling at -7.4% to 252.628, leading to a year-to-date tally up just 1.4% to 2.926.046 units. The main overuser of artificial pre-WLTP registrations due to a non-compliant lineup, the Volkswagen Group imploded 61% last month to just 20.1% share and is down another 28% in October to 28.4% share vs. 36.4% in October 2017 and 36.8% so far in 2018. After crumbling down 62% in September, the Volkswagen brand (-19%) is still freefalling but returns to its traditional pole position in the brands ranking. Audi (-64%) remains in extreme difficulty at #9 and 3.1% share vs. #3 and 7.7% YTD, as do Bentley (-90%) and Porsche (-74%) while Seat (-12%) and Skoda (-9%) soften the blow.

The new generation X3 (+226%) helps lift BMW up 26% in October.

Main beneficiaries from the black hole left wide open by VW and Audi, Mercedes and BMW align outstanding results once again this month, posting the two largest year-on-year gains in the Top 15. Mercedes soars 19% to post almost 40-year high market shares for the second month in a row at 12.6% vs. just 11.2% last month. This is Mercedes’ highest market share in Germany since August 1980 when it reached 14.4%, its all-time monthly record being 15% in January 1974 at a time when the Mercedes Strich 8 topped the models ranking outright. After topping the overall German brands ranking for the first time in history last month, BMW recedes to third place but soars another 26% to 9.3%, a solid two percentage points above its YTD level of 7.4%. Ford (+5%), Toyota (+2%) and Opel (+1%) also go against the grain and post upticks in the Top 10, while further down Mitsubishi (+63%), Smart (+24%), Lexus (+21%), Volvo (+21%), Mini (+20%), Fiat (+16%), Jeep (+16%), Mazda (+12%) and Honda (+10%) make themselves noticed. Overusers of artificial pre-WLTP registrations pay the price: Infiniti (-72%), Nissan (-52%), Renault (-37%), Land Rover (-36%) and Alfa Romeo (-24%) properly sink, as do Tesla (-61%), Ssangyong (-35%) and Peugeot (-18%).

Audi is far from recovered from post-WLTP hangover: -75% in October at home.

Model-wise, the VW Golf (-15%) is comfortably back to five-digit volumes at 17.291 and 6.8% share vs. 6.2% YTD but posts another double-digit decline while the VW Tiguan (-11%) is back up 70 spots on September to #2 and 2.2% share vs. 2.3% so far in 2018. The Mercedes C-Class (+10%), Ford Fiesta (-5%) and Skoda Octavia (-7%) round up the Top 5 while the second half of this Top 10 all score double-digit gains: the VW Polo (+108%), Mercedes A-Class (+81%), BMW 1 Series (+40%), the Mini lineup (+20%) and Opel Corsa (+12%). Further down, great performers include the Skoda Karoq (+381%), BMW X3 (+226%), Hyundai Kona (+220%), Mitsubishi Space Star (+180%), Ford Ecosport (+83%), Mercedes B-Class (+58%) and BMW 3 Series (+43%). Now that the VW T-Roc, Seat Arona and BMW X2 have crossed the one year mark, the most popular recent launch (<12 months) is the Volvo XC40 (#82) above the Audi Q8 (#128), Jaguar E-Pace (#173) and DS 7 Crossback (#175).

Previous month: Germany September 2018: Post-WLTP hangover has BMW #1 and VW #4

One year ago: Germany October 2017: VW Golf up 22%, Ford Fiesta up to #4

Full October 2018 Top 50 brands and Top 320 models below.

Canada October 2018: Toyota, Hyundai, can’t prevent 8th market decline

The new hatch helps Corolla sales up 19%, and Toyota up 9.9%.

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It’s another month of decline in Canada with October sales down 1.6% to 162.052: the 8th consecutive year-on-year drop and 10th in the past 12 months. This is the first such streak of negative months this decade, that brings the year-to-date volume down 1.4% to 1.734.583. If confirmed by the time 2018 comes to an end, this would be the first year since 2010 that light vehicle sales drop year-on-year in Canada. Yet a second annual (and ever) 2 million score remain achievable, with BSCB predicting 2.013.000 units by year end. According to local consultancy Desrosiers whose figures are slightly lower due to the absence of some luxury brands such as Tesla, light trucks edge back into positive at +0.2% to 115.688 and 71.8% share vs. -6.9% to 45.437 and 28.2% share. This is the second highest ever light truck share in Canada below the 73.2% hit last January. Year-to-date, light trucks gain 2% to 1.217.079 and 70.5% share vs. 67.9% over the same period in 2017 but passenger cars sink 9.4% to 509.956 and 29.5% share vs. 32.1% in 2017.

The Hyundai Kona is by far the most popular recent launch in Canada, helping Hyundai up 12%.

The groups ranking gets a good shake: General Motors (-12.9%) steps up to first place despite posting the steepest decline in the Top 5, now distancing Toyota Motor (+10.2%), September leader Ford Motor (+1.6%), Hyundai-Kia (+7.7%) and Honda Motor (-7%). In diametral opposition to its US performance, FCA freefalls 14.5% to 6th place in Canada, with Jaguar Land Rover (+14.2%), the Volkswagen Group (+4.8%) and Nissan Motor (+3.1%) the best performing of the rest of the groups. Brand-wise, Ford (+0.5%) only edges up ahead of Toyota (+9.9%), Honda (-8.7%) and Chevrolet (-15%). Hyundai (+12%), Lexus (+11.6%), Subaru (+11.1%) and Ram (+10%) are the only Top 20 carmakers posting double-digit gains, while Nissan (+7.7%), Acura (+6.9%) and Volkswagen (+6.3%) are also strong and among smaller marques Genesis (+175%), Tesla (+100%), Fiat (+60%), Lincoln (+48.9%), Land Rover (+20.9%), Bentley (+20%) and Porsche (+19.5%) perform best.

The VW Tiguan surges 53% year-on-year in Canada.

The two best-selling nameplates in Canada are identical to the neighbouring USA: the Ford F-Series (+3%) and Ram Pickup (+9%) while the Honda Civic (-3%) remains by far the most popular passenger car and the Toyota RAV4 (+19%) dominates the SUV segment. The GMC Sierra (-7%) and Chevrolet Silverado (-17%) struggle but make it four full-size pickups in the Top 8 whereas the ratio is 4 in the Top 5 year-to-date… The Honda CR-V (-14%) is also in difficulty and sees its title of #1 SUV YTD in jeopardy from the RAV4, now less than 600 sales below. The Toyota Corolla (+19%) is boosted by the new generation hatch up to #7, distancing the Hyundai Elantra (-8%) to rank #2 passenger car. The VW Tiguan surges 53% to #13, with the Honda Accord (+118%), Subaru Forester (+57%), Kia Forte (+50%), GMC Terrain (+46%), Nissan Qashqai (+43%), Toyota Tundra (+40%), Jeep Grand Cherokee (+39%) and Chevrolet Cruze (+27%) also standing out in the Top 50. The Hyundai Kona (#26) is by far the most popular recent launch (<12 months) ahead of the Nissan Kicks (#67), Tesla Model 3 (#68) and Ford Ecosport (#77).

Previous month: Canada September 2018: Jeep, Subaru defy steepest decline this decade

One year ago: Canada October 2017: General Motors shoots up 26.5%, market up 6.3%

Full October 2018 Top 15 groups, Top 37 brands and Top 250 models below.