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Czech Republic October 2018: Dacia soars 86% in market down 15%

Dacia sales soar 86% in the Czech Republic thanks to the Dokker and Duster.

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The Czech new car market is down for the 2nd month running in October at -15% to 19.704 units, pulling the year-to-date volume into negative territory at -0.5% to 227.488. Once again homegrown brand leader Skoda (-0.3%) fares much better than the market to shoot up to a mammoth 37.3% share vs. 31.9% so far this year. Hyundai (-22%) is up one spot to #3 despite a painful fall while Dacia soars 86% year-on-year to climb onto the October podium. Volkswagen (-48%) remains in freefall even though it is up one spot to #4. Peugeot (+30%) is the other great performer in the Top 10, Toyota (+5%) is the only additional one in positive and Renault (-50%), Ford (-42%), Mercedes (-24%) and Kia (-21%) implode. Further down, Jaguar (+194%), Lexus (+51%), Volvo (+46%), Jeep (+29%), Citroen (+16%) and Land Rover (+16%) all go against the grain to post stellar gains. Models-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+0.2%), Fabia (+22%) and Rapid (+2%) dominate once again, this time ahead of the Hyundai i30 (-16%), Skoda Karoq (+45%) and Superb (-26%). The Dacia Dokker (+371%), Peugeot 2008 (+59%) and Dacia Duster (+51%) are the other great performers in the Czech Top 10 this month.

Previous month: Czech Republic September 2018: Skoda above 40% share, sales down 29%

One year ago: Czech Republic October 2017: First Top 10 for the Skoda Karoq

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


Switzerland October 2018: Mercedes (+20%), Volvo (+35%) defy market down 7.8%

Volvo sales gain 35% year-on-year in a market down 7.8%, mainly thanks to the XC40.

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Although not part of the European Union, new car sales in Switzerland continue to be impacted by stock shortages triggered by the change-over to WLTP, at -7.8% to 22.788 units, pulling the year-to-date volume down 3.2% to 248.074. Despite a painful drop, Volkswagen (-21%) edges back above Mercedes (+20%) itself in excellent shape, to reclaim the top spot, but just: only 28 sales separate the two manufacturers. BMW (-1%), Audi (-10%) and Skoda (-12%) round up the Top 5, while Volvo (+35%) and Ford (+9%) are the only other Top 10 brands in positive. Further down, Mitsubishi (+98%), Jaguar (+67%), Lexus (+52%), Ferrari (+35%), Jeep (+33%), Subaru (+22%) and Alfa Romeo (+17%) are among the rare carmakers registering a year-on-year gain whereas at the other end of the scale Seat (-41%), Nissan (-31%), Opel (-29%), Citroen (-27%), Porsche (-27%), Mazda (-20%), Fiat (-18%) and Suzuki (-18%) freefall.

The Skoda Octavia (-9%) and VW Tiguan (-18%) remain the most popular nameplates in the country while the VW Golf (-31%) returns to the third spot it holds YTD despite a ghastly fall. The Mercedes GLC (+45%) and Audi A3 (-6%) complete the Top 5 ahead of the VW T-Roc stable at #6. The BMW X3 (+116%), Mercedes C-Class (+39%) and A-Class (+38%) also impress in the Top 12, with the Hyundai Kona up 14 spots to #23 and the Volvo XC40 up 9 to #31 the next best-selling recent launches.

Previous month: Switzerland September 2018: Mercedes #1 marque, market down 16.8%

One year ago: Switzerland October 2017: Audi up 13%, Q5 and Q2 break records

Full October 2018 Top 50 All-brands and Top 325 All-models below.


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.