No less than 99,461 cars were sold in December in Turkey, by far 2010’s best month, bringing the 2010 total to 509,784 units, up 38% on 2009. The Renault Symbol is the best selling passenger car in the country with 28,667 sales and 5.6% share, ahead of the Hyundai Accent Era at 27,386 sales (5.4%) and the Renault Fluence at 24,838 (4.9%). The Accent was only 5th in December whereas the Fluence was up to 2nd.
The Toyota Corolla and Ford Fiesta are also above 20,000 units over the year, whereas the Fiat Punto Evo (8th), Toyota Auris (13th) and Chevrolet Cruze (14th) are very solid in December. December and Full Year 2010 Top 30 below.
No surprises in Thailand: the Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in the country with 144,190 sales, ahead of the Isuzu D-Max at 133,766. Both pick-ups add up to nearly 278,000 registrations, or around 35% of the total Thai car market!
The Toyota Vios is the best-selling passenger car at 67k units, followed by the Honda City at 49k units and the Toyota Corolla Altis at 38k. Being the world’s pick-up heaven, the Thai market had to have two more of those in the Top 10: the Nissan Frontier at #7 (23,844 sales) and the Mitsubishi Triton at #9 (20,344).
Two new models climb into the Top 10 this year in Thailand: the Mazda2 is 8th with 22,537 sales, and the Nissan March is #10 at 18,367. Many thanks to Chips Yap from Motor Trader Malaysia for sharing the figures! Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.
UK December 2010: Vauxhall Astra #1, Fiesta leader in Full Year Now with Top 50 best-selling models in 2010
The UK car market is down 18% in December at 123,817 registrations, bringing the 2010 total to 2,030,846 up +2%. This month the Vauxhall Astra is #1 for the second time in 2010 (after June) and only the third time in 3 years. The Mini delivers what is likely to be its best ever month in 4th place with 4,236 sales and 3.4%.
Over the full year 2010, the Ford Fiesta is the best seller for the 2nd year in a row with 103,013 sales (-12%), followed by the Astra (+19%), Ford Focus (-17%), Vauxhall Corsa (-8%), VW Golf (+2%) and Polo (+54% and 9 spots). The Nissan Qashqai is in all likeliness the first Japanese car to feature in a UK Yearly Top 10 at #10 with 39,048 sales (+28% and 3 spots).
Land Rover places the Freelander at #38 (15,562 sales), the Range Rover at #52 (12,580) and the Discovery at #69 (8,295). The Jaguar XF is at an impressive #51 with 12,687 units sold.
More photos, Full Year 2010 Top 50 & December Top 10 rankings: click on ‘Read more’ below.
In spite of a good month of December at +9% (14,086 sales), Algerian car sales are down 3% in 2010 with 216,862 registrations. The Renault Symbol is the best selling car in Algeria again this year at 21,411 sales, just under 10% share, ahead of the Dacia Logan at 14,024 sales (6.5%).
Hyundai delivered a fantastic year, topped off with an out-of-this-world 34% share in December. Interestingly this is due to relatively old models: the Atos goes from #7 in 2009 to #3 this year at 12,037 sales (5.6%) and the Accent (old gen + Era) is #5 with 10,202 sales, including 2,174 in December: a 15% market share!
Full Year 2010 Top 10 Ranking Table below.
The Suzuki Wagon R finishes the year as the best selling Kei car in Japan for the 8th consecutive time with 195,108 registrations (-3%), thanks to a very strong month of December at 14,928 sales. The Daihatsu Tanto, leader of the market up to November, ends up #2 at 191,391 sales (+32%).
The Daihatsu Move drops one spot to #3 (-28%). There is one new entrant in the Top 10 this year: the Nissan Roox in 9th at 51,391 sales (+590%). Full Year 2010 Kei cars Top 20 and commercial Kei cars Top 10 below.
The Danish car market has completely recovered from the GFC: with 153,562 registrations this year it is up 40% on 2009 and 4% on 2008. The Toyota Aygo is the best selling car in Denmark in 2010 with 4,403 sales and 2.9%, ahead of the Chevrolet Spark at 4,242 sales and the Opel Corsa at 4,232 (both 2.8%).
The Fiat 500, #1 up until September, has dropped to 4th over the full year at 4,136 sales and 2.7%, above the Ford Fiesta (2.6%) and VW Polo (2.4%). The Ford Focus at #7 is the best selling non-mini model. Boosted by exceptionally strong figures in December, the Ford Mondeo (#12), Opel Insignia (#16) and Citroen C5 (#31) finish on a high.
Full Year 2010 Top 30: click on ‘Read more’ below.
China December 2010: Great Wall Tengyi #3, BYD F3 #1 in 2010 Now with Top 200 best selling models in 2010
*Thanks to DC at www.autoweek.nl for the Full Year 2010 Top 200! See ‘Read more’ below*
This month, 3 Chinese models land in the Top 6, a feat rare enough to be noticed. The BYD F3, after months spent outside the podium, comes back to #1 to cap off a fantastic year: it is the best selling car in China in 2010 with 263,947 sales. It was #1 in January, February, March, May and December.
Known for its SUVs and pick-ups, Great Wall establishes itself as a generalist car manufacturer with the Tengyi C30 sedan which enters the very short list of Chinese cars having featured on the podium in their own country. Launched in June, it is #3 this month with a very impressive 24,723 sales. Lastly, the FAW Xiali N3/N5 continues its good run at #6 both in December and in 2010.
The VW Lavida stays above 25k monthly sales and finishes the year in 2nd place with 251,615 units. It was #1 in June, October & November. The Hyundai Elantra Yuedong is #3 (233,344 sales), followed by the VW Jetta (224,523 sales, #1 in April, July & August) and Buick Excelle (222,494, #1 in September).
Full Year 2010 Top 200, Top 10 in pictures & December 2010 Top 100: click on ‘Read more’ below.