* 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.
* See the Top 100 best selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at the end of the post *
Car sales in the Netherlands are up again, at +27% in March with 56,762 registrations. The VW Polo is the best selling car in the country for the 4th time in the last 6 months at 2,147 sales and 3.8% share. Just below are the Renault Twingo at 2,123 units (3.7%) and the Fiat Punto at 2,066 (3.6%).
The Peugeot 107 (2.9%), Ford Fiesta (2.7%) and Seat Ibiza (2.6%) follow. The Hyundai i10 is up 8 spots on February at #10, and the Citroen C3 is up 25 places at #20. Two new models break into the Top 40 for the first time: the Peugeot 508 is #35 with 446 sales and the Citroen DS3 is #37 with 434 units.
Full Top 100 Ranking Table below.
*Thanks to Enrique @ Autoblog for sharing the data! Click on ‘Read more’ below for the Top 100*
Still boosted by December 2010 orders being delivered now, the French car market is up 13% in February at a record-breaking 204,486 registrations. The Renault Clio is #1 for the second month in a row at 5.9% share, just ahead of the Peugeot 207 at 5.7%.
The Renault Twingo slows down but stays 3rd, followed by a very solid Citroen C3 at 3.7%. The Peugeot 206+ increases its share further to a best-ever 3.5%, and the Ford Fiesta is the best selling foreign model this month at #9, with the VW Polo at #10.
The new Citroen C4 continues its progression, now #11 at 4,704 sales and 2.3%, so does the Peugeot 508 at #37 with 1,673 units (0.8%). The Duster is now Dacia’s best seller at #16 and the new Nissan Micra is #42.
Full Top 100 Ranking Table below.
Netherlands February 2011: Renault Twingo best seller at 5.4% Discover the Top 75 best selling models
At 49,342 registrations, the Dutch car market is up a very healthy 31% year-on-year. Surprise on top, the Renault Twingo takes the lead at 2,640 sales (5.4%), with a comfortable margin over the VW Polo at 1,879 units sold (3.8%). The Twingo is exempt of road tax this year in the Netherlands, which explains the sudden sales boost.
The Opel Corsa climbs on the podium in 3rd, followed by the Peugeot 107 and a Skoda Fabia in very good shape at #5 with 1,441 sales (2.9%). Notice the Hyundai ix20 at #27 with 512 units (1% share).
Full Top 75 Ranking Table below
France January 2011: 206+ & new C4 shine, 508 & Latitude arrive Now with Top 100 best selling models
*Thanks to Enrique at Autoblog Espanol for sharing the best-selling models by segment! Check out the Top 100 best selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ below*
The French car market is up 8% in January at 185,603 registrations, the result of orders made in December to benefit from the last day of scrappage schemes. The Renault Clio takes the lead just above 10,000 sales (5.4%) ahead of the Peugeot 207 at 5.1%, the Renault Twingo at 4.6% and the Citroen C3, strong again in 4th at 3.8%.
The Peugeot 206+ delivers the performance of the month with a best-ever 3.4% share and 5th position with 6,342 sales, an outstanding feat for what is after all a restyled 1998 model. The Citroen C4 II gains more ground at #13 with 4,016 sales (2.2%).
Two new French models appear in the Top 50 for the first time, albeit exclusively through dealership sales: the Peugeot 508 is 39th with 1,354 sales (0.7%) and the Renault Latitude is 49th with 971 sales (0.5%).
More commentaries and Top 100 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below.
The Dutch car market is up 20% in January with 75,174 registrations, the first month of the year being traditionally strong. Confirming its pole position acquired last year, the VW Polo delivers an extremely solid figure at 4,816 sales and 6.4% market share.
The Renault Twingo obtains a brilliant 2nd place with 2,535 units sold and 3.4%, ahead of the Peugeot 107 (3.2%), VW Golf (3.1%) and a very strong Seat Ibiza in 5th with 2,329 sales and 3.1% of the Dutch market.
Other good performances include the Fiat Punto in 10th, the BMW 5 Series at #21, the Kia Sportage at #23, the Audi A1 at #27 and the Mitsubishi ASX in 50th place. Full Top 50 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below.
The Slovenian car market is up 6% in 2010 at 59,226 registrations. Renault places 2 models at the top of the sales this year: the locally-built Clio is the best selling car in Slovenia again with 4,011 units and 6.8% (+10%), interestingly this is the only country in the world where the Clio is #1. With stable sales, the Megane gains 1 spot at #2 with 2,789 units and 4.7%.
The VW Polo rounds up the podium at 2,445 sales and 4.1%, an increase of 86% over 2009 thanks to the new generation, ahead of the VW Golf (3.9%) and Opel Astra (3.4%). The Chevrolet Cruze (#18), Hyundai i20 (#26), Hyundai ix35 (#27) and Renault Twingo (#30) are new entrants in the Top 30.
Full Year 2010 Top 50 Ranking: see below.