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Albania 2011 UPDATED: The land of luxury SUVs

April 28, 2011 5 comments

Range Rover

* Many thanks to Matthias from Germany who made this post’s update possible! *

The Albanian car market is very particular, with as much as 1 in every 3 cars in circulation in Tirana and Durres second-hand Mercedes. The best selling new cars are also unique: a mix of luxury SUV’s dominated by the Range Rover, BMW X5, Mercedes M-Class, Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport and Mercedes GL-Class!

Only then normal passenger cars follow, among them the Chevrolet Aveo, Fiat Punto, VW Golf and Opel Corsa. A few models have Albania as their only European port of call like the VW Gol, Chery QQ and Toyota Avanza… So a very interesting market indeed.

This rough speculation is based on Matthias’s observations in the streets of Tirana and Durres. Thanks again Matthias!

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Poland February 2011: Skoda Fabia in the lead

April 18, 2011 2 comments

21,763 new cars were sold in Poland in February, up 1% year-on-year. For the first time since 2009, the Skoda Fabia is the best selling car in the country, ahead of its big sister the Skoda Octavia with 908 sales (4.2%) vs. 856 (3.9%). The Octavia is still #1 year-to-date at 6.1% share, with the Fabia #2 at 5%, both well above their 2010 levels.

In 3rd position, the Opel Astra gains one spot on January at 789 sales (3.6%) and is also #3 year-to-date at 3.8% share. It is followed by the Fiat Punto and Ford Focus. Notice the excellent performance of the Chevrolet Aveo, outside the Top 20 in 2010 but #8 in 2011 year-to-date.

Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Venezuela March 2011: Ford Fiesta leads, new Ranger #5

April 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Ford Fiesta

The Venezuelan car market is down 5% in March at 10,289 registrations, and down 7% year-to-date at 25,790 units. There is a bit of a reshuffle in the models ranking this month: after leading with nearly 20% share for a few months, the Chevrolet Aveo drops to #2 and let the Ford Fiesta access the pole position with 1,122 sales and 10.9% market share. The Venezuelan Fiesta is a restyled version of the 1999 European model identical to the Fiesta sold in Brazil.

The Aveo is still #1 year-to-date by far at 15.5% share, and the Chevrolet Optra ranks 3rd this month at 6.7%, but it is still #2 in 2011 with 2,582 units and 10%. Excellent performance of the Chevrolet Silverado, up 8 spots on February in 4th place with 532 sales and 5.2%.

The new Ford Ranger, a unique design for South American that has nothing to do with the US version, is an instant hit: already #5 for its very first month of sales with 488 units changing hands and 4.7% share.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Mexico March 2011: Seat Ibiza at its highest

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Mexican consumers continue to buy more new cars than last year, a total of 75,125 units in March, up 15%. The Nissan Tsuru reclaims the pole position, just: with 5,406 sales (7.2%) it is 95 units above the VW Clasico at 5,311 (7.1%).

The Nissan Tiida Sedan at #3, Chevrolet Aveo at #4 and VW Nueva Jetta at #5 are all stable vs. last month. The best performance goes to the Seat Ibiza this month: it is 9th with 1,365 registrations, its best ever volume in Mexico.

Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Venezuela February 2011: Chevy Aveo at 19%, Dodge Caliber #8

March 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Dodge Caliber

Car sales are up 2% this month in Venezuela at 9,698 registrations. The Chevrolet Aveo stays at an impressively high level at 19% share with 1,842 sales, ahead of the Chevrolet Optra at 1,191 sales (12.3%). The Ford Fiesta takes the 3rd spot at 940 sales and 9.7% share.

In 4th place the Chevrolet C3500 grabs 7% of the market over the first two months of the year, compared to only 0.9% over the full year 2010. The Dodge Caliber delivers the best performance of the month in 8th position with 292 sales and 3% share, up from only 20 last month.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Argentina February 2011: Chevy Classic back to #1, Ecosport #2

March 6, 2011 1 comment

Ford Ecosport

2011 is looking more and more like another record year for Argentinean car sales, with February up 30% year-on-year at 59,603 registrations. This is the 16th consecutive month of growth.

The Chevrolet Classic reclaims its top spot at a very solid 6.2% share, and the Ford Ecosport climbs one spot to #2 with an excellent 4.1% of the market at 2,443 sales, ahead of the VW Gol Trend at 2,365 units and 4% and the Peugeot 207 Compact at 3.9%.

Good performances of the Chevrolet Aveo (#5), VW Bora (#8) and Chevrolet Agile (#9). The best selling Chinese model is the Chery QQ in 60th position with 209 sales.

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Mexico January 2011: Nissan Tsuru & Tiida on top, Spark #6

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Relatively good start of the year for the Mexican car market at +7% with 68,766 registrations. Nissan places two models on top: the Nissan Tsuru is #1 again, and even grows faster than the market at +13% with 5,366 sales (7.8%), and the Nissan Tiida Sedan continues its amazing progression at #2 with 4,279 sales (6.2%) and +74%.

Strong showings for the VW Jetta Clasico in 3rd (+32%) and the Chevrolet Aveo in 4th (+87%), but the real event this month is the arrival of two newbies in the Top 10: the Chevrolet Spark is #6 with 1,886 sales (2.7%) and the VW New Jetta is #7 with 1,816 units (2.6%).

Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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