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Slovenia March 2011: Clio and Megane on top, Peugeot 508 arrives

April 16, 2011 Leave a comment


Peugeot 508

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Slovenian car sales are stable in March at 5,909 registrations. The podium is unchanged vs. February and 2010, with the Renault Clio in the least at 6.2% share, followed by the Renault Megane (4.7%) and  VW Polo (3.4%).

The Opel Astra climbs to 4th place with 174 sales and 2.9%, ahead of the VW Golf at 2.7% and the Peugeot 207 at 2.4%. At #10 with 2.2% share, the Peugeot 308 gains 10 spots on February, the Renault Scenic gains 12 spots at #11, the Opel Insignia gains 29 at #12 and the VW Passat gains 15 at #23.

Notice the Peugeot 508 in the Top 50 for the first time at #49 with 37 sales and 0.6% of the market.

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Slovenia February 2011: Clio and Megane stay on top

March 24, 2011 Leave a comment

The car market is up 11% in Slovenia in February at 5,317 registrations. It’s a pretty uneventful month, with the usual models on top: the Renault Clio in 1st place with 326 sales (6.1%), ahead of the Renault Megane at 260 sales and 4.9%.

The VW Polo (3.9%) and Golf (3.4%) follow, while the Opel Astra gains 6 spots over January in 5th place, the Peugeot 207 gains 7 spots in 6th and the Citroen Berlingo gains 11 spots in 8th.

Full Top 15 Ranking Table below.

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Slovenia January 2011: Clio & Megane on top, Xsara Picasso #6

March 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Slovenian car sales are up 7% in January at 5,427 registrations. The Renault Clio and Megane lead the ranking at 6.9% and 6.6% of the market respectively, ahead of the VW Golf (4.1%) and Polo (4%).

The 12-year-old Citroen Xsara Picasso is enjoying an interesting revival in 6th with 126 sales and 2.3% market share, up from a 16th place overall in 2010 at 1.6%. Slovenia is the only country in the world to still feature the veteran MPV that high in the ranking.

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Slovenia Full Year 2010: Renault Clio and Megane dominate

January 14, 2011 Leave a comment

The Slovenian car market is up 6% in 2010 at 59,226 registrations. Renault places 2 models at the top of the sales this year: the locally-built Clio is the best selling car in Slovenia again with 4,011 units and 6.8% (+10%), interestingly this is the only country in the world where the Clio is #1. With stable sales, the Megane gains 1 spot at #2 with 2,789 units and 4.7%.

The VW Polo rounds up  the podium at 2,445 sales and 4.1%, an increase of 86% over 2009 thanks to the new generation, ahead of the VW Golf (3.9%) and Opel Astra (3.4%). The Chevrolet Cruze (#18), Hyundai i20 (#26), Hyundai ix35 (#27) and Renault Twingo (#30) are new entrants in the Top 30.

Full Year 2010 Top 50 Ranking: see below.

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Slovenia January-October 2010: Clio #1, Megane #2

November 10, 2010 Leave a comment

The Slovenian market is stable in October at 4,741 registrations and is growing by 7% year-to-date at 51,215 registrations. Renault dominates and places the Clio #1 at 7.1% year-to-date and the Megane #2 at 4.8%. The VW Polo and Golf are 3rd and 4th at both 4.1%, with the Polo an impressive +113% over 2009.

In 5th the Opel Astra is also in strong progression (+66%) whereas the Fiat Grande Punto and Kia Cee’d drop heavily by 37 and 38% respectively. The best performing newcomer is the Hyundai ix35, #22 in October with 1.6%.

Full Top 40 ranking table below.

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Slovenia 2009: Fiat Punto & Kia Cee’d threaten Clio’s leadership

January 23, 2010 Leave a comment

For the first time in at least a decade, the Renault Clio’s domination of Slovenian car sales is seriously threatened in 2009: the Fiat Punto and Kia Cee’d even were the two best selling models in the country after four months.

The Clio ended up keeping its pole position with 3,631 sales and 6.5%, followed by the Fiat Punto at 3,076 units (5.5%), Renault Megane at 2,777 (5%) and Kia Ceed at 2,730 (4.9% and +53%).

The market was hit by the GFC, down 19% at 55,712 registrations, with only a few models seeing their sales progress. Among them are the Hyundai i30 at #12 (+51%), the Nissan Qashqai at #19 (+35%) and the BMW 1 Series at #40 (+221%).

Full Year 2009 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Slovenia 2008: Clio, Punto & 207 dominate, Kia Ceed #8

January 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Good year for the Slovenian market, up 5% at 68,533 registrations. The Renault Clio keeps its title but sees its market share drop sharply to 6.6% with 4,553 sales. The Fiat Punto climbs to #2 with a stable 3.9% share and 2,696 sales, just ahead of the Peugeot 207 at 2,627 sales.

The Opel Astra, 4th at 3.7%, and Renault Megane, 5th at 3.5%, both progress significantly, ahead of the Opel Corsa and VW Golf. The only new entrant in the Top 10 is the Kia Cee’d at #8, up 187% and 19 spots with 1,788 units sold.

Full Year 2008 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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