Last week was not a fluke, the Dacia Duster confirms it is now a force to be reckoned with in the French market and a serious contender for the 2011 podium. During the week of 12 to 18 April, the Duster is the 2nd best selling car in France with 1,474 sales and a stable 3.6% share, a full percentage point above it March level.
The Renault Megane takes the lead this week at 3.8%. The Renault Clio drops to #3, followed by the Peugeot 207 and a VW Polo confirming its exceptional strength at 3% share, down from 3.1% and #3 last week. The Peugeot 3008 is up to #7 at 2.8%.
Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.
8,906 new cars (+7%) were registered in Lithuania in 2010 according to Autotyrimai, 7,970 (+6%) according to JATO. Lithuania is the first and only country in the world to reward the Peugeot 3008 with the best-selling car title, thanks to 456 units sold in the country last year. The Nissan Qashqai is #2 with 434 sales, and the Renault Megane rounds off the podium with 358 sales. Please get in touch if you have any additional information.
Models ranking source: Autotyrimai
Norwegian car sales are up 29% in 2010 at 127,754 registrations, and in December, the Volvo V70 (#1 at 658 sales and 6.5%) and XC60 (#5 at 284 sales and 2.8%) post very strong figures. The VW Golf is the best selling car in Norway over the full year 2010 by a large margin with 8,229 sales and 6.4% of the market, up a massive 52% over 2009.
The Volvo V70 goes from #5 to #2 this year with 4,635 sales (+47%) and the Toyota Avensis drops 1 spot at #3 and 3,921 sales (-3%), just above the Nissan Qashqai (3,870 sales and +40%).
More commentaries, December Top 10 and Full Year 2010 Top 20 below.
The French market drops only 2% on a record 2009 year with 2,251,736 registrations, and the Peugeot 207 is the best selling car in France for the 4th year in a row with 126,854 sales (5.6% and -3%) ahead of the Renault Clio at 123,730 sales (5.5% and -2%). The 207 was #1 7 times this year, peaking at 6.9% in February vs. 5 times for the Clio and a peak of 6.6% in January.
The Renault Twingo is 3rd again with 92,185 sales (-14%), the Megane (79,511 sales, +1%) and Scenic (75,432, +0.5%) follow. 4th in December at 3.8%, its best share to date, the Citroen C3 II is 6th overall this year with 73,622 sales (3.3%).
The biggest event of the year however is undoubtedly the outstanding 2nd place achieved by the Dacia Sandero in March with 14,498 sales and 6% of the French market, only 163 sales below the 207 that month. The Sandero finished the year in 7th with with 68,016 sales (3% and +71%).
More commentaries, Top 6 December and Top 12 Full Year 2010 below (I will update as more figures come through).
-18% for the French car market in October at 171,449 registrations, and 16 of the 20 best selling models see their sales drop over last year.
The biggest event this month is the incredible arrival of the Citroen DS3 in the Top 10. 15th in September, the premium mini lands in 10th with 3,962 registrations and a glowing 2.3% of the market! C3+DS3 sales reach 9,733, ahead of the Peugeot 207! Pictured below is the DS3 World Rally Car, that Sebastien Loeb will drive in 2011.
The Renault Clio III is #1 in France for the 2nd consecutive month, and its lead over the Peugeot 207 is such that it is now only 127 sales behind the 207 in the year-to-date rankings. The end of the year will be a close fight between the two models.
The Peugeot 3008 continues its formidable career in 8th at 2.6%, ahead of the VW Polo, best foreigner anew at 2.5%. There are only 4 foreign cars in the Top 20.
Full Top 50 ranking table below. Read more…
The Belgian car market is up a healthy 17% during the first semester 2010 with 320,203 registrations.
The VW Golf is #1 by a large margin with nearly 12,000 units sold and a strong 3.7% market share, up from 2.9% in 2009. The Ford Fiesta is #2 like in 2009 with 2.8%. 3rd and Belgium’s performer of the year is the Citroen C3 with 2.7% of the Belgian market. It is however unclear whether this figure includes the C3 Picasso.
In spite of a slight market share improvement at 2.6%, the Peugeot 207 drops to 4th, ahead of the Renault Clio at 2,4%.
Interesting to notice the Citroen Berlingo in 9th and the Peugeot Partner in 17th, whereas the Renault Kangoo is nowhere to be seen… Also, the Peugeot 3008 breaks into the Top 20, just: it is 20th with 4,398 units sold for a 1.4% market share.
Full Top 20 ranking table below.
-7% for the French car market in September 2010, which given the phasing out of the scrappage incentive scheme is actually not too bad. The year-to-date numbers are still up by 3%.
The Renault Clio is #1 this month for the 3rd time this year after January and April with a solid 6% market share ahead of the 5.8% of the Peugeot 207. In the Year-to-date ranking though the Peugeot 207 stays ahead with 5.7%.
The 3rd position of the Renault Twingo is a bit of a surprise: it hasn’t ranked that high since February when the scrappage incentive was still in place. Its 4.1% market share is very strong, its highest since March.
Two more Renaults follow: The Scenic climbs back to 4th after a dismal 9th position in August, and the Megane drops to 5th after 3 months spent in 3rd place. In spite of this the Megane climbs to 4th overall in 2010 at 3.5%, passing the Dacia Sandero which suffered from the closure of its Romanian factory in August (only 18th this month).
Full ranking table, Citroen DS3’s performance and more commentaries below.