Slovenia car market fell 12% in January 2013. Kia Cee’d jumps in 4th.

In January, car sales were 4.383, down 12.5%. The current negative string is the longest in Europe and the recent information about still struggling economy had not changed the negative perspectives for the next month.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Volkswagen was back on top of the market, following two quarters spent in second place. Sales were 698 with a share of 15.9, up 3.7 points of share from the previous month and 2.0 from full year 2012. Protagonists of this performance were Golf in 2nd place and Polo in third, both significantly gaining share.

Renault fell in second place, with 590 sales and a share of 13.5%, down 3.7 points of share from the previous month and 1.7 points from full year 2012. In spite of losing share, Clio remained market leader.

Peugeot was 3rd selling 312 units with a share of 7.1%, up 0.7 points from the previous month while down 0.7 points from full year 2012. The top model was the 208 placing 10th.

Citroen was 4th, selling 310 units with a share of 7.1%, up 1.2 points from the previous month and 0.3 points from full year 2012. The top model was the Berlingo in 15th place.

Kia was 5th selling 282 units with a share of 6.4%, up 0.7 points from the previous month and 0.8 points from full year 2012. Great performance posted by the top model, the Cee’d, soared in 4th place.

Skoda dropped in 6th place with 280 sales and a share of 6.4%, down 1.3 points of share from the previous month while up 0.1 points from full year 2012.

In the table below, the Top 25 brands, ranked for the year to date position:

Rank

Brand

Jan

Q2

Q3

Dec

Q4

2012

Jan

1

Volkswagen

698

14,0%

12,4%

12,2%

13,1%

13,9%

15,9%

2

Renault

590

16,7%

15,1%

17,2%

15,8%

15,2%

13,5%

3

Peugeot

312

6,9%

9,0%

6,4%

9,0%

7,8%

7,1%

4

Citroen

310

6,9%

7,6%

5,9%

6,9%

6,8%

7,1%

5

Kia

282

5,4%

4,9%

5,7%

6,3%

5,6%

6,4%

6

Skoda

280

6,3%

6,5%

7,7%

6,7%

6,3%

6,4%

7

Opel

272

8,7%

7,1%

5,6%

5,5%

7,3%

6,2%

8

Ford

223

4,9%

5,6%

4,0%

5,4%

5,3%

5,1%

9

Fiat

180

3,0%

3,3%

5,3%

3,7%

3,1%

4,1%

10

Hyundai

176

3,9%

4,9%

2,9%

3,7%

4,7%

4,0%

11

BMW

148

4,4%

2,0%

1,0%

1,9%

2,7%

3,4%

12

Nissan

146

2,8%

2,9%

4,9%

3,6%

3,0%

3,3%

13

Dacia

131

1,6%

1,8%

4,6%

3,0%

2,0%

3,0%

14

Chevrolet

127

2,8%

3,7%

3,7%

3,3%

3,3%

2,9%

15

Toyota

106

1,5%

2,2%

3,7%

2,6%

2,1%

2,4%

16

Audi

100

3,0%

2,6%

3,0%

2,9%

2,9%

2,3%

17

Mercedes

86

1,4%

1,8%

1,6%

1,5%

1,7%

2,0%

18

Seat

63

2,1%

2,1%

1,4%

1,6%

2,1%

1,4%

19

Mazda

55

0,9%

1,2%

0,4%

0,9%

1,0%

1,3%

20

Honda

34

0,6%

0,6%

0,4%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

21

Suzuki

14

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

22

Volvo

10

0,2%

0,3%

0,4%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

23

Mini

9

0,2%

0,4%

0,2%

0,5%

0,4%

0,2%

24

Mitsubishi

7

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

0,2%

25

Alfa Romeo

6

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

0,3%

0,6%

0,1%

Looking at the top models, Renault Clio confirmed the leadership in spite of the 301 units sold represented only 6.9% of share, down 1.5 points from the previous month.

Golf surged in second, up 1 spot, with 223 units and a share of 5.1%, up 1.6 points from the previous month. Third was the Polo, up 5 spots, with 176 units and 4.0% of share, up 1.2 points from the previous month.

Great month for the Kia Cee’d in 4th from the 11th with 128 units and 2.9% of share, up 0.7 points.

Renault Megane was 5th, down 3 spots, followed by Skoda Fabia in 6th from 10th, Renault Scenic, stable in 7th, Opel Astra soared in 8th from 18th, Kia Sportage in 9th from 16th and Peugeot 208 in 10th from 15th.

Behind, remarkable month for Opel Corsa in 11th from 22nd, Fiat 500L, recording 16th for the first time, Nissan Note in 20th from 56th and Ford B-Max in 24th from 44th.

In the table below, the best 50 models, ranked for last month position:

Rank Jan

Rank Dec

Rank 2012

Model

Jan

Q3

Dec

Q4

2.012

Jan

1

1

1

Renault Clio

301

4,8%

8,4%

7,2%

6,0%

6,9%

2

3

4

Volkswagen Golf

223

2,4%

3,5%

3,3%

3,0%

5,1%

3

8

3

Volkswagen Polo

176

3,3%

2,8%

3,3%

3,5%

4,0%

4

11

12

Kia Cee’d

128

2,3%

2,2%

2,2%

1,9%

2,9%

5

2

2

Renault Megane

123

3,8%

4,2%

3,7%

4,2%

2,8%

6

10

10

Skoda Fabia

120

1,3%

2,5%

2,2%

1,9%

2,7%

7

7

7

Renault Scenic

105

3,6%

3,1%

2,5%

2,2%

2,4%

8

18

6

Opel Astra

98

2,3%

1,8%

1,6%

2,2%

2,2%

9

16

19

Kia Sportage

80

1,1%

1,8%

2,2%

1,4%

1,8%

10

15

16

Peugeot 208

78

2,4%

1,8%

3,0%

1,5%

1,8%

11

22

8

Opel Corsa

75

2,1%

1,2%

1,3%

2,1%

1,7%

12

19

22

Chevrolet Cruze

73

1,1%

1,6%

1,3%

1,1%

1,7%

13

27

9

Peugeot 308

73

2,4%

1,0%

1,4%

1,9%

1,7%

14

6

5

Skoda Octavia

72

2,3%

3,2%

2,5%

2,4%

1,6%

15

12

13

Citroen Berlingo

65

1,5%

2,0%

1,6%

1,8%

1,5%

16

   

Fiat 500L

63

0,0%

0,0%

0,7%

0,3%

1,4%

17

14

14

Volkswagen Passat

61

1,3%

1,9%

1,5%

1,6%

1,4%

18

   

Dacia Lodgy

61

0,2%

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

1,4%

19

20

11

Kia Rio

59

1,1%

1,3%

1,5%

1,9%

1,3%

20

56

50

Nissan Note

56

0,6%

0,4%

0,5%

0,7%

1,3%

21

9

34

Dacia Sandero

55

0,9%

2,6%

1,4%

1,0%

1,3%

22

4

20

Fiat Panda

54

1,3%

3,3%

2,4%

1,4%

1,2%

23

24

39

Hyundai iX35

54

1,1%

1,2%

0,9%

0,9%

1,2%

24

44

61

Ford B-Max

51

0,0%

0,6%

0,6%

0,2%

1,2%

25

26

28

Volkswagen Up!

50

1,3%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

26

28

26

Nissan Qasquai

47

0,9%

1,0%

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

27

21

15

Ford Focus

46

1,8%

1,3%

1,3%

1,5%

1,0%

28

49

43

VW Tiguan

46

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

0,8%

1,0%

29

29

36

Peugeot 3008

45

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

1,0%

30

35

51

Peugeot 5008

44

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

1,0%

31

   

BMW X1

43

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

1,0%

32

31

17

Ford Fiesta

42

1,5%

0,8%

1,6%

1,4%

1,0%

33

40

41

Mercedes B-Class

42

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

0,9%

1,0%

34

41

37

Ford C-Max

42

1,0%

0,6%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

35

52

40

Citroen C4

42

0,9%

0,4%

0,7%

0,9%

1,0%

36

13

31

Toyota Yaris

39

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

37

38

55

Citroen C3 Picasso

39

0,4%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

0,9%

38

   

Toyota Auris

38

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

0,9%

39

   

Citroen C-Elysee

37

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

40

32

30

Citroen C3

36

1,3%

0,7%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

41

57

53

BMW 5 Series

35

0,6%

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,8%

42

45

21

Hyundai i30

34

1,5%

0,5%

0,7%

1,2%

0,8%

43

5

33

Nissan Juke

33

0,9%

3,3%

1,4%

1,0%

0,8%

44

55

42

Hyundai i20

32

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,8%

0,7%

45

48

47

VW Sharan

31

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,8%

0,7%

46

30

23

Seat Ibiza

30

1,1%

0,8%

0,8%

1,1%

0,7%

47

51

54

VW Golf Plus

30

0,0%

0,5%

0,0%

0,6%

0,7%

48

   

Fiat 500

29

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,7%

49

36

52

Audi A4

28

0,0%

0,7%

0,0%

0,7%

0,6%

50

42

46

Hyundai ix20

28

0,4%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

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