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Mauritius Full Year 2017: Nissan leads, Kia up 81% in record market

Kia surges 81% to third place overall in Mauritius in 2017. 

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Consult 7 years of Mauritius Historical Data here.

New car sales in Mauritius jump 21% year-on-year in 2017 to 11.151 units, a new all-time record and the first time above 10.000 annual units, eclipsing the previous best of 9.423 established back in 2012. Nissan (+5%) and Toyota (+14%) remain the most popular carmakers in the country but frankly trail the overall growth resulting in market shares reduced to 15.2% and 14.2% respectively. Reversely the two Koreans Kia (+81%) and Hyundai (+33%) surge ahead and exchange positions vs. 2016 to #3 and #4. BMW is once again the best-selling premium brand at a stunning 5th place, with Mercedes (+20%) at #9 and Audi (+13%) at #12. Honda (+62%), Suzuki (+59%) and Mitsubishi (+30%) also outpace the market in the Top 10 while further down Volkswagen (+123%), Fiat (+95%), Range Rover (+80%), Perodua (+44%) and Peugeot (+37%) make themselves noticed.

Previous year: Mauritius Full Year 2016: Nissan topples Toyota in market up 9%

Two years ago: Mauritius Full Year 2015: Toyota and Nissan strong, market down 9%

Full Year 2017 Top 35 All-brands ranking vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.

Mauritius Full Year 2016: Nissan topples Toyota in market up 9%

Nissan launched the Datsun GO in Mauritius in October. 

* See the Top 30 best-selling brands by clicking on the title *

Consult 6 years worth of Mauritius Historical Data here

The Mauritius new car market gains a robust 9% year-on-year in 2016 to 9.185 registrations, reversing a negative trend started last year. Big event atop the brands ranking: thanks to deliveries growing faster than the market at +14%, Nissan topples perennial leader Toyota (-13%) to reach 17.6% market share vs. 15.2%. Hyundai (+7%) and Kia (-1%) follow and remain unchanged vs. 2015. BMW stays 5th despite sales down 2%, illustrating the particularly posh tastes of Mauritius car buyers: Mercedes surges 69% to rank 9th, Audi is up 15% to #11, Jaguar up 81% to #19 and just two units below Volkswagen (!) and Porsche is up 65% to #21. Other great performers this year in Mauritius include Renault soaring 63% to #6 overall thanks to the local launch of the Kwid, Mitsubishi exactly doubling its sales year-on-year (+100%), Perodua up 87% and Proton up 560%. Finally, note the Datsun GO was launched in the country in October but sales seem to have been reported under the Nissan brand, making it impossible to gage its success.

The Kwid helps Renault up 63% in Mauritius in 2016. 

Previous year: Mauritius Full Year 2016: Toyota and Nissan strong, market down 9%

Two years ago: Mauritius Full Year 2014: Toyota holds Nissan and Kia off

Full Year 2016 Top 30 models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.

Mauritius Full Year 2015: Toyota and Nissan strong, market down 9%

Toyota is the most popular brand in Mauritius in 2015. 

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New car sales in Mauritius struggle in 2015 at -9% to 8.440 registrations. This year the market concentrates on two ‘tried-and-tested’ Japanese carmakers significantly increasing their market share: Toyota is stable at 1.605 sals, resulting in a 19% share vs. 17.3% in 2014 while Nissan is up 5% to 1.417 and 16.8% share vs. 14.6% last year. The two add up to a formidable 35.8% share of the Mauritius market in 2015. Hyundai gains one spot to #3 despite dropping 5% while Kia is down 27% to #4. Outstanding year for BMW (+24%) up to 5th place overall as well as Mazda (+61%), Audi (+47%), Isuzu (+39%) and Mini (+87%). On the other hand, Ford (-35%), Mitsubishi (-59%), Mercedes (-38%) and Peugeot (-40%) crumble down.

Previous year: Mauritius Full Year 2014: Toyota holds Nissan and Kia off

Full Year 2015 Top 30 brands vs. Full 2014 figures below.

Mauritius Full Year 2014: Toyota holds Nissan and Kia off

Toyota is the most popular manufacturer in Mauritius in 2014.

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After two years of silence, Mauritius is back on BSCB with a Full Year 2014 brands ranking. The new car market is up a solid 8% year-on-year to 9.268 registrations, and Toyota remains dominant, improving its market share to 17.3% thanks to sales up 11%. Nissan is catching up though, gaining one spot on 2014 to 2nd place overall with deliveries surging 26% to 1.349 for a 14.6% share, relegating Kia (-14%) in third place. Below, Hyundai (+21%), Mitsubishi (+64%), Suzuki (+65%) and Renault (+65%) also frankly beat the market. BMW (+5%) drops two spots to #7 and Mercedes remains inside the Top 10.

Full Year 2014 Top 35 brands vs. Full Year 2013 figures below.

Mauritius Full Year 2012: Kia Rio, Cerato and Hyundai i10 dominate

The 2013 model could help the Kia Cerato take the lead of the Mauritius ranking in 2013.

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It has now been one year since I last gave you an update on Mauritius, but thanks to Lorenzo I can now share with you some information about this market for the whole of 2012. Mauritius new car sales are up a very robust 18% year-on-year in 2012 to an all-time record 9,423 registrations. Local magazine  publishes a Top 5 best-selling models each month and a Top 10 brands, but so far no overall models ranking for 2012. Based on successive Top 5 rankings, it is clear that Korean models ruled the Mauritius ranking in 2012…

Kia Rio

The Kia Rio should finish the year on top, having ranked #1 in April, May (at a record 11.1% share) and October and very regular at the highest level. The Hyundai i10 should follow, never topping the charts but on the podium 4 times, while the Kia Cerato could round up the podium (#1 in March, June and July) ahead of the Kia Picanto (#1 in February). The Mercedes C-Class, Chevrolet Cruze and BMW 3 Series are also very successful.

Hyundai i10

Brand-wise, interestingly two Japanese carmakers rule the All-vehicles ranking (including LCVs): Toyota takes the lead thanks to sales up 44% year-on-year to 1,348 and 14.7% share, passing Nissan at 1,291 units and 13.7%. Kia is up 54% to 1,047 sales and 11.1% in third place, followed by Hyundai up 38% to 835 units and 8.9%. Mitsubishi is down a dramatic 34% to #7, Peugeot is up 111% to #10, Great Wall down 32% to #13, Perodua up 68% to #14 and JMC up 66% to #17. In the Passenger Cars ranking, Kia is logically on top ahead of Toyota, 2011 leader Nissan and Kia.

Previous post: Mauritius January 2012: Hyundai i10 up to #2

Previous year: Mauritius Full Year 2011: Chevrolet Cruze best-seller

Full Year 2012 Top 10 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

Mauritius January 2012: Hyundai i10 up to #2

Hyundai i10

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Thanks to Lorenzo I am now able to share with you a monthly update on the car market in the Mauritius island. Faithful to its 2011 pole position, the Chevrolet Cruze leads the models ranking with 43 sales and 8.3% market share but this month the Hyundai i10 is up to a brilliant second place at 36 units and 6.9% share, up from 3.8% in 2011 and relegating the Mercedes C-Class to #3 with 26 sales and 5%.

Absent from the Top 5 in 2011, the Kia Rio and Nissan Micra are up to 4th and 5th position respectively with 4.6% and 3.8% share. The i10’s success enables Hyundai to take the lead of the brands ranking this month in Mauritius with an excellent 72 sales and 13.4% share, up from 10.4% in 2011. Nissan, leader last year, is down to #2 followed by Kia.

Previous post: Mauritius Full Year 2011: Chevrolet Cruze best-seller

Full January models Top 5 and brands Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

Mauritius Full Year 2011: Chevrolet Cruze best-seller UPDATED

Chevrolet Cruze

* NOW UPDATED with sales for the Top 5 models and Top 10 brands! Click on title to see *

Thanks to Lorenzo I can share with you for the first time on Daunhotcongnghiep an official models ranking for Mauritius. My previous observations through YouTube had made me think that Nissan would place a couple of cars atop the models ranking but it is not the case, with just one Nissan in the Top 5 ranking, a varied mix of economical Korean cars, a stylish Japanese SUV and a luxurious German sedan. Nissan is however still the best-selling brand in Mauritius with 12.6% share ahead of Kia (10.5%) and Hyundai (10.4%).

Mercedes C-Class

The best-selling car in Mauritius in 2011 is the Chevrolet Cruze with 264 sales and 4.8% share, confirming its strength on every corner of the planet, from the USA to China to Australia. The second place is a surprise: the Mercedes C-Class, ranking higher than in its native Germany and just one unit below the Cruze at 263! The nimble Hyundai i10 rounds up the podium with 207 units and 3.8%, a good fit for Mauritian winding roads.

The Nissan Qashqai at 3.5% and Kia Cerato at 3.4% follow. There is no official data for Commercial Vehicles but it seems the Great Wall Wingle is off to a great start in the country. Brand-wise, Chevrolet is the best performer this year up 61% and 4 spots to #4, with Hyundai (+55%) and BMW (+22%) also faring very well. On the contrary, Mitsubishi (-36%) and Honda (-21%) struggle.

Previous post: Mauritius 2010: Nissan March and Sunny likely leaders

Full Top 5 models and Top 10 brands Ranking Tables below.

Mauritius 2010: Old gen Nissan March & Sunny likely leaders

Nissan March

* This post is based on recent YouTube videos of the streets of Mauritius *

We welcome country #160 on BestSellingCarsBlog: Mauritius! This island located in the Indian Ocean mainly favours Japanese models, with Nissan looking like a stand-out winner. The previous generations Nissan March and Sunny are still on sale in the country and should lead the models ranking, with the March a clear favourite among rental car companies.

Nissan Sunny

The Mauritian car landscape is a mix of small cars like the Toyota Yaris, Mitsubishi Colt or Honda Jazz and pick-ups like the Isuzu D-Max, Nissan Hardbody and Mitsubishi Triton but interestingly the current gen Toyota Hilux is quasi inexistant. Similarly there are a lot of old gen Toyota Corollas on the streets but the current gen is sparse. Notice also a bit of French influence with the Renault Clio and Peugeot 308 doing well, as well as the Chinese discreetly making their mark with the Great Wall Hover.

See ‘Read more’ below for street scenes and videos.

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