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US car sales are up 17% at 1,246,668 registrations this month, and a few manufacturers break their monthly sales record, among them Nissan, Hyundai and Kia.
Behind the usual Ford F-Series (53,272 sales) and Chevrolet Silverado (32,555), the Nissan Altima climbs onto the podium this month and is the best-selling passenger car in the US for the first time ever at 32,289 units.
The Honda Accord (31,533 sales), Toyota Camry (31,464) and Honda Civic (31,213) follow. At #8, the Ford Fusion sets a new monthly sales record with 27,566 units, and the Ford Escape has its second best month ever at 23,975 sales (#9).
Hyundai places the Sonata at #10 with 22,894 sales (+21%) and the new Elantra at #13 with 19,255 units (+134%). Perhaps Hyundai will manage to place two models in the Top 10 within the next few months… The Nissan Rogue sets a new monthly record at 14,174 sales (#23).
The Ford Explorer continues its progression at #24 and has its best month since June 2007 at 12,482 units (+111%). Kia has two models over 10,000 sales (Sorento & Soul) for the first time ever. The Ford Fiesta breaks into the Top 40 for the first time (#38 at 9,787 sales), its #1 market being Los Angeles.
Full Top 60 Ranking Table below.
With 97,913 units sold in Canada in 2010, the Ford F-Series breaks the sales record in a single year in the country. It is also the best-selling pick up in Canada for the 45th consecutive year, followed by the Honda Civic, Dodge Caravan and Dodge Ram.
In January and for the 2011 model’s first full month of sales, the Hyundai Elantra manages to become the best-selling passenger car in Canada with 2,253 units moved, followed by the Toyota Corolla at 2,146. The traditional #1 passenger car, the Honda Civic, sold 1,142 units.
2010 Top 10 Ranking below.
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In a slowly rebounding US market, the Ford F-Series finishes the year at 528,349 sales, up 28% on a dismal 2009 and 2% on 2008. It is the 24th year in a row the F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in the USA, even though its 2010 sales are still a far cry from its 2004 peak of 939,511.
The Chevrolet Silverado reclaims the 2nd spot in 2010 with 370,135 sales (+17%), and the Toyota Camry is the best-selling passenger car in the USA for the 9th year in a row despite a 9% drop at 327,804 sales. The Ford Fusion is 8th overall and the best-selling US passenger car again with 219,219 sales (+21%), its best figure ever.
December highlights include the Chevrolet Equinox breaking into the Top 10 for the first time in 9th, the very good hold of the Dodge Ram (6th) and Honda CR-V (7th), the Hyundai Elantra jumping back into the Top 20 thanks to 4,724 sales of the 2011 model, and the Chevrolet Cruze breaking into the Top 30.
More commentaries, December Top 30 and Full Year 2010 Top 100 below.
The Costa Rican car market differs from its neighbours in the fact that Toyota isn’t completely owning the place. Favoured by end consumers and rental car companies alike, the Daihatsu Terios (called BeGo Terios in Costa Rica) could very well be on top of the sales ranking.
The two other very successful models in Costa Rica are the Suzuki Grand Vitara and the Honda Civic. Other cars worth mentioning are the Toyota Hilux, Corolla and Yaris and the Hyundai Accent which, judging by the amount of previous gen Accents in the streets, may have been best-seller in the past.
Street scenes below.
The Nigerian market is one of the biggest car markets in Africa, and it’s yet another one dominated by Toyota, and particularly the Toyota Corolla: based on the observation of the country’s streets through recent YouTube videos, the model should secure a market share North of 12% in Nigeria.
The podium should be 100% Toyota with the Hilux in 2nd and the Camry in 3rd. Following them could be the 1995 Peugeot 406, still produced in Nigeria, the Toyota Hiace, Kia Rio & Cerato, Hyundai Accent and Honda Civic.
More commentaries and pictures below.
Picture by Aljazi Al-Nasr. All rights reserved.
Car sales in Qatar are pretty easy to decipher as a few models really stand out. The Toyota Land Cruiser is omnipresent in the streets of Doha and should secure no less than 15 to 20% of the Qatari market this year. In #2 we should see the Toyota Corolla around 10%, followed by the Toyota Camry.
The Nissan Tiida could rank 4th ahead of the old gen Mitsubishi Lancer. A bit below should sit the Toyota Hilux and Prado, Mitsubishi L200, Honda Civic and Nissan Altima. Although I am pretty confident about the Top 3, this is still only speculation based on the observation of recent YouTube videos of the streets of Doha. Please get in touch if you have more info!
More pictures below.
No surprises, the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the world in 2009, thanks to very strong results in the USA, Japan, China and most of Asia and Africa. 908,661 units of the model were sold in 2009 alone.
The Ford Focus takes the second spot with 781,139 registrations, but this figure is a combination of the European and US versions, which are pretty different cars. Similarly in 3rd, the Ford Fiesta totals 724,502 sales through a couple of different generations on sale across the planet.
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