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France 12-18 April 2011: Dacia Duster #2!

April 26, 2011 2 comments

Dacia Duster

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.

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Europe: 1983-2010 Historical Data now available

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

1998 VW Golf

* 23 new posts have been uploaded – click on ‘Read more’ below for the direct links *

Historical info back to 1983 is now available for Europe! I have also added every Monthly Top 10 from 1996 to 1999 and from 2005 onwards, so you can see the complete evolution of the market over the years.

Out of the last 28 years, the VW Golf was the best selling car on the continent for no less than 24 years, with only four other cars holding the pole position at year-end: the Fiat Punto in 1997, Peugeot 206 in 2003, Opel Astra in 2006 and Peugeot 207 in 2007.

The Peugeot 206 was #1 in Europe in 2003

If you go into the detail of each month, then a few more cars managed to lead the European market for that amount of time: the Renault Megane, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Renault Clio and Opel Corsa all ranked #1 at some stage over the last 20 years.

Click on ‘Read more’ below for the direct links to these 23 new posts.

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France April 2011: Dacia Duster #1 in weekly ranking!

April 22, 2011 Leave a comment

* Many thanks to my dear Mum and Dad for sourcing and scanning Auto Plus mag! *

According to Dacia’s Facebook page, the Dacia Duster was the best selling car in France during the week of April 5th to April 11th! This is confirmed by official data published by French car weekly Auto Plus. The Duster leads with 1,251 sales and 3.6% share, ahead of the Renault Clio at 1,177 units and the VW Polo at 1,086.

This is an exceptional achievement by the French/Romanian SUV after it broke into the Top 10 for the first time and achieved its best ever month in France in March in 7th place with 6,634 units and 2.6% share. These records look like they will be obsolete by the end of the month. It is the first time a ‘terrain’ vehicle ever tops French car sales.

Only a handful of models have topped the French weekly charts in the last 5 years: the Peugeot 207, Renault Clio, Renault Twingo, Citroen C3, Dacia Sandero and Peugeot 308 have done so. The Duster is therefore the 7th model to shine and the second Dacia.

Complete Auto Plus article, Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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

April 16, 2011 Leave a comment


Peugeot 508

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

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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Croatia March 2011: Skoda Octavia #1 thanks to… police fleet!

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Skoda Octavia Policija. Picture by Rescuenav, all rights reserved.

Croatian car sales are up for the third month in a row, an encouraging +12% in March at 3,836 units. Once again the Skoda Octavia takes the lead with 255 sales and 6.5% share. Local website Slobodna Dalmacija explains part of this sales surge by the high volume of Police fleet deliveries of the model over the period!

In #2 comes the Opel Astra at 5.8%, followed by the Renault Megane (3.6%), Renault Clio (3.5%) and VW Polo (3.3%). Dacia places two models in the Top 10: the Sandero in 8th position (2.7%) and the Duster in 10th (2.5%), breaking into the Top 10 for the very first time in Croatia.

Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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France March 2011: Citroen C3 and Dacia Duster beat records

April 12, 2011 1 comment

Citroen C3

* See the Top 100 best selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at the end of the post *

As cash-for-clunkers orders had a March 31 delivery deadline, this is the final month of artificially boosted sales for the French market at +6% and 257,631 registrations. In March and possibly for the first time ever all cars are under 5% share, and the models ranking is very eventful:

Just below the Renault Clio, best seller for the 3rd month in a row, we find the Citroen C3 in 2nd position at 12,565 units and an outstanding 4.9% share. That’s three C3 nameplate records beaten all at once: best volume ever (beating 8,656 in Dec 2010), best position ever (beating #3 in Aug 2006) and best market share ever (beating 4.5% in May 2005).

The Peugeot 207 drops to 3rd at 4.7%, hurt by the exceptional performance of its older sister the Peugeot 206+, at its best position ever in 4th place with 3.5% share. The Renault Megane and Peugeot 308 follow.

Dacia Duster

For the first time, the Dacia Duster ranks in the Top 10 in France, at a remarkable 7th place with 6,634 sales and 2.6% share. All these figures are new records.

Citroen C4

The Citroen C4 new generation jumps into the Top 10 for the first time at #9 with 6,300 sales and 2.4%. Other good performers include the Nissan Micra at #32, the Chevrolet Spark at #33 and the Peugeot 508 at #35.

Full Top 100 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: see ‘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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