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Indonesia 2010: Toyota Avanza #1 at 18.5% in record market

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment

The Indonesian car market had a record year in 2010 with 764,710 sales, up 57% on 2009! The Toyota Avanza is still the best selling car in Indonesia by far with 141,799 sales and 18.5% share, ahead of its twin the Daihatsu Xenia at 65,901 sales (8.6%). The two models hold an impressive 27.1% of the market, however down from 29.5% in 2009.

In 3rd, the Toyota Innova is holding well at 53,824 units sold (7%), ahead of the best selling passenger car, the Honda Jazz at 3% of the market. The Nissan Grand Livina delivers the strongest progression in the Top 10: it goes from 9th to 5th with 22,560 registrations, up 125%. The Toyota Vios is the only new entrant in the Top 10 in 8th with 16,979 sales.

More pictures and Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Thailand 10 months 2010: Hilux & Isuzu D-Max over 100k sales

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Thai car sales continue their fantastic run this year, up 50% over the first 10 months 2010 at 628,361. The Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max are still distant leaders with 112,225 and 105,604 sales respectively, followed by the Toyota Vios (53,220), Honda City (37,859) and Toyota Corolla Altis, the most dynamic of the 3 passenger cars at +45% (29,617 sales).

Access to 8- & 10-months 2010 cumulative figures allow the isolation of a September/October 2010 ranking in which the Hilux and D-Max are much closer at 16.7 and 16.2% share respectively, the Vios is very strong at 9.6% in 3rd, and the new locally-produced Nissan March (Micra) jumps up to 6th with 5,057 sales and 3.6%, just ahead of the Honda Civic.

Many thanks to my dear Mum and Dad who uncovered these figures in the ‘Formula’ car magazine during their stay in Thailand in January 2011.

Top 35 September-October 2010 and 10 months 2010: click on ‘Read more’ below.

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Poland October 2010: Golf #3, Sportage #16

December 8, 2010 Leave a comment

The Polish market is up a healthy 20% in October at 30,380 registrations, bringing the 2010 YTD total to -1% at 264,470.

The Skoda Octavia (5.9%) and Fabia (3.8%) maintain their domination in Poland, ahead of the VW Golf which reaches a very satisfying third place. The Opel Astra and Fiat Punto are also doing well in 4th and 5th.

Freak month for the Citroen Berlingo at #8, whereas the Kia Sportage continues its impressive progression in 16th place with 1.7% of the Polish market.

Full Top 20 Ranking table below.

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Turkey October 2010: Symbol #1, threatens Accent YTD

December 7, 2010 Leave a comment

October is up an astounding 246% year-on-year in Turkey with 47,859 registrations, the 10 months total being now up 22% at 360,262 units.

The Renault Symbol is #1 again this month and stays above 6% market share. Provided it continues at that rate, it will pass the Hyundai Accent in the year-to-date ranking before the end of 2010. The Renault Fluence drops two spots in 4th, but even though the Ford Fiesta passes it in October, its 3rd place YTD won’t be in danger and it should close the podium by end 2010.

The Toyota Corolla returns to a more traditional level in 5th and loses its 4th spot YTD to the Ford Fiesta. Very good month for the Ford Focus (#9), VW Jetta (#11) helped by the new generation, Fiat Punto Evo (#13) and Nissan Qashqai (#15).

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Mexico October 2010: Jetta threatens Tsuru

December 3, 2010 Leave a comment

The Mexican car market is experiencing a slow growth this year after the devastating blow of the financial crisis, with +7% over 10 months at 639,883 registrations and +9% in October at 74,094.

The Nissan Tsuru is still the king of the Mexican roads with 5,097 sales in October (6.9%) and 48,785 sales YTD (7.6%), but the VW Jetta (helped by the new generation) is getting closer: At 4.9% market share YTD, it grows to 5.4% in September, and 6.4% in October (4,763 sales).

However the success story of 2010 is still at this stage the Nissan Tiida Sedan, with sales up 88% over 10 months 2010 at 28,605 (4.5%). And the Tiida is above its YTD level both in September (5.1%) and October (5.4%).

Many thanks to Ausrutherford for pointing me out to www.amda.org.mx!

More commentaries and Full Top 12 Ranking Table below.

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Malaysia October 2010: Perodua Myvi back on top

December 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Perodua Myvi

In October the Perodua Myvi reclaims the #1 spot in the Malaysian sales with close to 15% market share (13.1% YTD). The Proton Saga drops to 2nd but still delivers a mammoth 12.9% market share, ahead of the Perodua Viva, slowing down slightly at 10.7%.

The Top 5 is 100% Malaysian this month with the Proton Persona in 4th (7.7%) and the Perodua Alza in 5th (6.4%).

Link to Top 50 Ranking Table, more photos and commentaries below.

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China LCV’s October 2010: Wuling Sunshine over 53,000 units

November 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Wuling Rongguang

The Chinese Light Commercial Vehicles market continues its progression in October at 434,609 units (+20%). The year-to-date total is at +25% vs. 2009 with 4,362,146 registrations.

The Top 5 is unchanged this month, with the Wuling Sunshine still comfortably installed in #1 at 53,589 sales, a figure still way above the Ford F-Series in the US (49,041 sales in October) or the VW Golf in all of Europe (38,511)…

In #2, the ChangAn Minibus is the only model in the Top 5 to progress over last month with 45,070 sales vs. 37,009 in September. The Foton Forland is 3rd, ahead of the Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang at 23,642 sales, an impressive +38% over October ’09.

Full Top 5 Ranking table below.

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