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.
The Turkish car market continues its exceptional run, up 88% in February at 39,004 registrations, and up 107% year-to-date at 68,872 units.
The Renault Symbol maintains its stranglehold on the ranking at 2,304 sales and 5.9% share (7.4% year-to-date), ahead of the Hyundai Accent Era (+1 spot, 5%) and the Ford Fiesta (+2 spots, 4.9%).
The Renault Fluence is stable in 4th and the Fiat Linea is up 6 spots in 5th at 4.1% share. The Dacia Duster stays in the Top 20 at #19 with 551 sales and 1.4% and the Renault Latitude finds 266 buyers for its very first month of sales in the country (#32).
Full Top 25 Ranking Table below.
39,246 new cars changed hands this month in Malaysia, and the Perodua Myvi is #1 for the third month in a row at a strong 14.4% share. The facelifted Proton Saga comes in at #2 with 5,314 sales and a solid 13.5% market share, one percentage point above its 2010 level. The Perodua Viva is up from a slightly weaker January.
The entire Top 6 best selling models is unchanged vs. January and vs. 2010. Further down the ranking, the Nissan Grand Livina is back into the Top 10 whereas the Proton Inspira is down one spot at #11. The new Ford Fiesta continues its progression and breaks into the Top 20 at #19 and 328 sales.
Link to the Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.
In a market up a healthy 13% at 4,844 units, the Suzuki Swift grabs the pole position with 351 sales and 7.2% share, perhaps showing the effects of the new generation coming through dealerships already.
The Hyundai i30 is also very impressive in 2nd place at 310 sales and 6.4% share, whereas the Toyota Corolla (4.4%) and Holden Commodore (3.9%) are weaker than usual.
Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.
The Croatian car market is on its way to recovery over the first 2 months of 2011, up 20% at 6,652 registrations. After 6 years of domination of the Opel Astra (albeit challenged by the VW Polo last year), 2011 looks like it will be the stage for a massive change atop the models ranking: the Skoda Octavia takes the lead with no less than 9% of the market!
That’s 3 times its 2010 market share (it was 6th then), and exactly double the sales of the Opel Astra, down to #2 at 4.5% share. The Renault Megane takes the 3rd spot at 276 sales and 4.1%. There are two newcomers in the Top 10: the Dacia Sandero in 8th place at 2.6% and the Renault Fluence in 10th at 2.4%.
Full Top 10 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below the Renault Fluence picture.
The car market is up 11% in Slovenia in February at 5,317 registrations. It’s a pretty uneventful month, with the usual models on top: the Renault Clio in 1st place with 326 sales (6.1%), ahead of the Renault Megane at 260 sales and 4.9%.
The VW Polo (3.9%) and Golf (3.4%) follow, while the Opel Astra gains 6 spots over January in 5th place, the Peugeot 207 gains 7 spots in 6th and the Citroen Berlingo gains 11 spots in 8th.
Full Top 15 Ranking Table below.
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.