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Italy March 2011: Fiat Punto and Panda up vs. February UPDATED

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Fiat Punto

* Now updated with the Top 50 best selling models over Q1 2011. See ‘Read more’ below *

Italian car sales are down a worrying 28% year-on-year in March at 187,774 units. First Quarter figures are down 23% at 513,794 registrations.

Both the Fiat Punto at 7.5% (14.035 sales) and the Fiat Panda at 6.7% (12,640 sales) improve their market shares compared to last month and continue to dominate the Italian market. The Ford Fiesta jumps onto the podium for the 2nd time in 3 months at 8,082 units and 4.3%, followed by the VW Golf at 3.3% and the Lancia Ypsilon at 2.8%.

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta confirms its outstanding popularity once again and places 8th, its third month in a row in the Top 10. It sells 4,166 units for a 2.2% market share this month. Notice also the Audi A1 in the Top 30 at #29.

Full March and Q1 2011 Top 50 Ranking Tables below.

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Greece March 2011: Corsa in the lead, new Micra in Top 10

April 11, 2011 Leave a comment

* See the Top 50 best selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at the end of the post *

Car sales in Greece are not looking any brighter: still down 55% in March at 8,258 registrations and 43% year-to-date at 25,256.

The Opel Corsa is #1 for the second time this year with 398 sales and 4.7%, followed by the Ford Fiesta at 374 sales (4.4%) and the Ford Focus boosted by the new generation, up 10 spots over February in 3rd at 362 units (4.2%). The Toyota Yaris, still #1 year-to-date, is 4th this month.

There are a few great performances this month: the new Nissan Micra breaks into the Top 10 at #10 with 184 sales and 2.2%, the Audi A1 climbs to #17 with 128 sales and 1.5% and the Nissan Juke is 24th at 107 sales, for the first time above its big brother Qashqai at 98 units.

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Switzerland March 2011: Golf & Octavia on top, Jazz #11

April 11, 2011 2 comments

Honda Jazz

* Now with the Top 100 best selling models:┬ásee ‘Read more’ at end of post – thanks Ausrutherford for the tip! *

Over the first 3 months of the year, the Swiss car market is up 11% at 72,853 registrations. The podium is unchanged: the VW Golf stays on top with 2,560 sales, but sees its market share go down from 4.1% in Full Year 2010 to 3.5% now.

On the contrary, the Skoda Octavia, at 2,018 sales, improves its share this year at 2.8% compared to 2.6% last year. The VW Polo is stable in 3rd position with 1,558 units sold (2.1%). Excellent performance of the Renault Clio, up 9 spots in 4th place with 1,268 sales (1.7%).

The VW Touran (#6), VW Passat (#8), Honda Jazz (#11) and Ford Kuga (#13) also improve a lot. Notice the Audi A1 at #25, the Nissan Juke at #28 and the Porsche Cayenne up 23 spots at #100!

Full Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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South Africa February 2011: Hilux back on top, Polo Vivo #2

March 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Great result again for South African car sales, up 25% in February at 49,164 registrations. The Toyota Hilux climbs back on top with 6.2% of the market, just above the VW Polo Vivo at 6% and a Toyota Yaris in excellent shape at 5.2%.

The new VW Polo is down slightly at #4 with 3.5% share, followed by the Toyota Corolla/Auris at 3.1%. Great performance of the Audi A1 coming in directly at #25 with 395 sales and 0.8%. Honda launches the City under the name Ballade and secures 52 sales.

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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France January 2011: 206+ & new C4 shine, 508 & Latitude arrive Now with Top 100 best selling models

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Peugeot 206+

*Thanks to Enrique at Autoblog Espanol for sharing the best-selling models by segment! Check out the Top 100 best selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ below*

The French car market is up 8% in January at 185,603 registrations, the result of orders made in December to benefit from the last day of scrappage schemes. The Renault Clio takes the lead just above 10,000 sales (5.4%) ahead of the Peugeot 207 at 5.1%, the Renault Twingo at 4.6% and the Citroen C3, strong again in 4th at 3.8%.

The Peugeot 206+ delivers the performance of the month with a best-ever 3.4% share and 5th position with 6,342 sales, an outstanding feat for what is after all a restyled 1998 model. The Citroen C4 II gains more ground at #13 with 4,016 sales (2.2%).

Two new French models appear in the Top 50 for the first time, albeit exclusively through dealership sales: the Peugeot 508 is 39th with 1,354 sales (0.7%) and the Renault Latitude is 49th with 971 sales (0.5%).

More commentaries and Top 100 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below.

Peugeot 508

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Netherlands January 2011: Polo leads, Twingo & Ibiza shine

February 5, 2011 1 comment

The Dutch car market is up 20% in January with 75,174 registrations, the first month of the year being traditionally strong. Confirming its pole position acquired last year, the VW Polo delivers an extremely solid figure at 4,816 sales and 6.4% market share.

The Renault Twingo obtains a brilliant 2nd place with 2,535 units sold and 3.4%, ahead of the Peugeot 107 (3.2%), VW Golf (3.1%) and a very strong Seat Ibiza in 5th with 2,329 sales and 3.1% of the Dutch market.

Other good performances include the Fiat Punto in 10th, the BMW 5 Series at #21, the Kia Sportage at #23, the Audi A1 at #27 and the Mitsubishi ASX in 50th place. Full Top 50 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below.

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Egypt 2008 – now updated with more photos

January 18, 2011 2 comments

Speranza A516 in Cairo, Egypt December 2008

**Full Updated Photo Report and estimated┬áTop 20 models ranking: click on ‘Read more’ below**

No available car sales data for Egypt, so this speculation is the result of my observations in the streets of Cairo and Luxor during my trip to Egypt in December 2008. If you have any more info about the Egyptian market please make sure to get in touch!

At the top of the ranking, the Chevrolet Aveo and the Hyundai Elantra are fighting it out for the 1st place, possibly followed by the Speranza A516. “The what?” I hear you say…

Well. One of the most interesting characteristics of the Egyptian market is the prevalence of Chinese models. Chery cars are built in a former Daewoo plant in Cairo under the brand Speranza (exclusive to Egypt), with significant success: the Speranza A516 (Chery A5) could well be in 3rd position, whereas the A620 (Chery Easter) and A113 (Chery A1) should find a place in the Top 20.

Brilliance cars are relatively common too: the Galena is very likely to be in the Top 15, and the FRV was just starting a promising Egyptian career by the time I was there.

Brilliance Galena in Luxor, Egypt December 2008

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