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Denmark March 2011: Chevrolet Spark and Suzuki Swift on top

April 21, 2011 Leave a comment

The Danish car market continues on its good run, up 28% in March at 16,381 sales and 26% year-to-date at 40,341. The Chevrolet Spark is #1 for the third month in a row at 654 units at 4%, a distant leader year-to-date at 2,254 sales and 5.6% share.

The Suzuki Swift has a stellar start of the year, #2 this month at 2.7% and #3 year-to-date at 2.9%, up 24 spots on its 2010 ranking. The Toyota Aygo, #1 last year, is #3 in March at 2.6% ahead of a Ford Fiesta in good shape at #4 and 2.5%.

Notice the VW Passat at #5, the Mazda6 at #9 and the Peugeot 508 coming in directly at #39 for its very first month of sales with 159 units changing hands for a 1% market share.

Full Top 40 Ranking Table below.

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Denmark February 2011: Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai i10 on top

March 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Hyundai i10

Car sales are up a whopping 34% in Denmark in February at 11,565 registrations. The Chevrolet Spark is #1 for the third time in 4 months, a significant achievement in a market as volatile as Denmark. Its 6% market share is also no mean feat given all models were under 3% in the Full Year 2010 ranking.

The Hyundai i10 takes the 2nd spot at a brilliant 4%, followed by the Opel Corsa and Toyota Aygo both at 3.4%. The Suzuki Swift is stabe at a solid 3% share, compared to 1.3% in 2010. The new Citroen C4 breaks into the Top 10 at #9.

Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Denmark January 2011: Chevrolet Spark back to #1

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment

The Danish market is up 16% this month at 12,349 registrations, up 58% on January 2009 but still down 14% on January 2008.

Already #1 in November, the Chevrolet Spark takes the lead again in January with 903 sales and 7.3% share, well ahead of the Toyota Aygo, #2 at 532 sales and 4.3%. The Toyota Avensis rounds off the podium with 486 sales and 3.9%.

Notice the 13th place of the new Toyota Verso and the Suzuki Splash at #19. Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Denmark 2010: Toyota Aygo & Chevrolet Spark on top

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

The Danish car market has completely recovered from the GFC: with 153,562 registrations this year it is up 40% on 2009 and 4% on 2008. The Toyota Aygo is the best selling car in Denmark in 2010 with 4,403 sales and 2.9%, ahead of the Chevrolet Spark at 4,242 sales and the Opel Corsa at 4,232 (both 2.8%).

The Fiat 500, #1 up until September, has dropped to 4th over the full year at 4,136 sales and 2.7%, above the Ford Fiesta (2.6%) and VW Polo (2.4%). The Ford Focus at #7 is the best selling non-mini model. Boosted by exceptionally strong figures in December, the Ford Mondeo (#12), Opel Insignia (#16) and Citroen C5 (#31) finish on a high.

Full Year 2010 Top 30: click on ‘Read more’ below.

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Denmark November 2010: Chevrolet Spark #1

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Excellent month for car sales in Denmark: up 47% year-on-year at 13,125 registrations, and up 37% year-to-date!

The Chevrolet Spark takes the lead in November with 4.1%, ahead of the Opel Corsa and the Peugeot 107. The Toyota Aygo is still leader year-to-date, but the Opel Corsa climbs 2nd and the Fiat 500 drops to 3rd. The Spark is now 4th.

Full Top 20 Ranking table below.

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Denmark January-October 2010: Aygo #1, Fiat 500 #2

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Very robust car market in Denmark in 2010: +34% in October and +36% year-to-date. The Toyota Aygo takes the lead in the year-to-date ranking with 3,771 sales and 3% of the market, whereas the Fiat 500 was #1 up until last month. At 3% YTD the Fiat is nearly as strong in Denmark as it is in Italy (3.5% YTD)!

The Danish market is very fragmented with the Top 5 YTD within 0.3% market share: the Ford Fiesta is #3 thanks to an enormous October (6.7%), ahead of the Opel Corsa and the Chevrolet Spark. The Top 8 is 100% minis.

Notice the relatively low score of the VW Golf (11th), and the strength of the “Kolin sisters” (Aygo/107/C1) like in the Netherlands: their combined YTD sales reach 9,229 units or 7.4% of the market! The Suzuki Swift new gen is a hit in October in 4th with 3.2%.

Full Top 20 ranking table below.

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Denmark 2009: Toyota Avensis and Aygo lead the pack

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Toyota Avensis

The Danish car market is operating at a much lower level than usual this year at 112,346 registrations. Toyota holds the first two spots: the new gen Toyota Avensis is the best selling car in the country for the second time in 4 years at 3,265 sales, and the Toyota Aygo is #2 like in 2008 just 40 sales below. Both cars hold 2.9% of the market.

The new Ford Fiesta lands on the podium in 3rd with 3,016 sales (2.7%), ahead of the Peugeot 207 at 2,947 units (2.6%). All other models are below 2.5% market share, making Denmark one of the most fragmented car markets in the world.

Remarkably, the ‘Kolin sisters’ are all within the Top 6 with the Citroen C1 #5 and the Peugeot 107 #6, and add up to no less than 8,500 sales or 7.6% of the Danish car market! Notice the Suzuki Alto at #8, the Opel Insignia at #9, the Suzuki Splash at #15 and the Hyundai i20 at #19.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below the Suzuki Splash pic.

Suzuki Splash

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