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.
Polish car sales are down 3% this month at 24,535 units. Skoda is in shape: the Octavia improves its share to a brilliant 6.8% at 1,661 sales and the Fabia climbs back to #2 at 1,162 sales and 4.7%. Both are way above their 2010 shares.
The Fiat Punto ranks 3rd at 3.4%, ahead of the Opel Astra (3.2%). The ranking takes a bit of shake up this month with no less than 9 new entries in the Top 20. Leading these, the Kia Venga breaks into the Top 10 for the first time in Poland as well as any country in the world (it is not sold in South Korea) at #8 with 522 sales and 2.1%.
More commentaries and full Top 20 Ranking Table below.
Excellent start of the year in Turkey with 29,868 registrations in January, +137% year-on-year! The Renault Symbol reaches 9.4% market share with 2,807 sales, nearly double its historical level… Outstanding performance of the VW Jetta, up to #2 with 1,755 sales and 5.9%.
The Hyundai Accent Era is holding well in 3rd this month with 5.6% share, above its 2010 level, ahead of the Renault Fluence at 5%, Ford Fiesta at 4.7% and Toyota Corolla at 4.6%. The VW Golf is up to #10 and the Dacia Duster is #19.
Full Top 25 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below.
Slovenian car sales are up 7% in January at 5,427 registrations. The Renault Clio and Megane lead the ranking at 6.9% and 6.6% of the market respectively, ahead of the VW Golf (4.1%) and Polo (4%).
The 12-year-old Citroen Xsara Picasso is enjoying an interesting revival in 6th with 126 sales and 2.3% market share, up from a 16th place overall in 2010 at 1.6%. Slovenia is the only country in the world to still feature the veteran MPV that high in the ranking.
Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.
Car sales in Belgium are up 8% year-on-year in January at 53,236 registrations. No surprises on top, the VW Golf leads the way ahead of the VW Polo, exactly like in October 2010 (date of my last figures), however with weaker market shares at 3.3% and 2.8% respectively.
The Renault Megane/Fluence (sales of the two models are not separated) jumps onto the podium with 1,436 sales and 2.7%, followed by the Ford Fiesta and Opel Astra. The Opel Insignia is in the Top 10 and seems to get better with age… Notice the strong showings of the BMW 5 Series (#13), Volvo S60/V60 (#16) and Dacia Duster (#22).
Full Top 23 Ranking Table below.
Solid first month of the year in Malaysia at 53,114 registrations, and Proton is back in shape with the Saga (helped by the facelifted FL model) back in #2 7,128 sales and 13.4% share, only 48 units below the Perodua Myvi. The entire Top 9 is identical to the general 2010 ranking so no surprises there.
The new Proton Inspira (a rebadged Mitsubishi Lancer) breaks into the Top 10 at its 3rd month of sales with 1,370 units changing hands in January for a 2.6% market share (#10).
Also to be noticed is the 11th place of the Nissan Teana, by far its best score in Malaysia, and the arrival of the Peugeot 207 Sedan (in fact a 206+), “the first Peugeot for ASEAN”, in the Top 30 with 298 sales.
Link to the January Top 50 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below.
You can also check out Malaysian Historical Data up to 2000 here (scroll down the page).
The Austrian market starts the year up 22% at 25,584 registrations in January. No surprises on top: like in Germany and the general European ranking, the VW Golf leads (4.5%) followed by the VW Polo (2.9%), however with shares lower than in 2010.
The Skoda Fabia climbs back onto the podium with 617 sales and 2.4%, ahead of a very strong Opel Meriva, 4th with 588 sales (2.3%). The Opel Astra and Skoda Octavia are the only two other models above 2% share. Notice the VW Sharan still strong in 8th with 1.9%, the Ford Galaxy at #11 and the Seat Alhambra at #27.
Full January Top 100 Ranking Table below. **Many thanks to Ausrutherford for the source tip!**