World Car Group Ranking updated at May confirm that Renault-Nissan is reducing the gap from the two leaders (Toyota and Volkswagen) also thanks to the Mitsubishi acquisition. Geely Group is the fastest growing globally.
India best selling cars ranking in the first half 2017 still dominated by Maruti while new models are gaining space in the Top 100 ranking reported. The new Maruti Swift advanced in second place while the Vitara Breeze landed in eight.
Norwegian Auto Market in June improved a little 4% ending the Q2 in negative territory and reducing the first half gains at a mere 0.3%. The market is pushed down by the leader difficulties, as Volkswagen is losing 15% from last year. Volvo is shining.
Germany Vehicles Sales ended the first half with a slow pace after that June data were reported down 3%. Mercedes in second place is gaining terrain over Audi And BMW while Renault is shining, with a double-digit performance in the entire first half.
Luxembourg vehicles Market in the first half of the 2017 was almost positive fueled by still solid GDP growth, record high consumer confidence and five-year low unemployment. Volkswagen further gained market share while Audi outpaced Mercedes.
Mauritius Cars sales is booming again and after the first five months of the year scored the best year on year performance in Africa, taking full benefit from the political stability and growing investments. Nissan and Toyota are the best-selling brands.
Swedish Auto Market hit the new best ever first half keeping in June the positive path albeit the swedish economy growth actually slowed. Sales are fueled by the offer of several new model, specifically by the local maker Volvo, and by low emission cars.
Belgium Auto Sales have lost in the second quarter albeit the economy is expanding at the highest quarterly rate since 2011. In June sales fell 6% with First Half ended down 1.2%. On top of the list, Volkswagen keeps a narrow margin over Renault.
Portuguese Auto Market accelerated in the second quarter thanks to strong sales both in April and May. The market leader, Renault, is running very fast fueled by Clio, Megane and new SUVs line up. Behind remarkable performance fo Fiat and Nissan.
Switzerland Auto Market in May recovers the April fall and keep the annual trend flat from last year. The positive economic tone and growing private consumption should sustain the market across the rest of the year.
Singapore Car market accelerated in the Q2 following the already positive Q1 despite local economy is losing steam and the consumer sentiment is weaker. Honda was the best-selling brand with over 20% of market share, ahead of Toyota.
UAE Vehicles Market started the 2017 with disappointing data following the record drop reported last year and despite very positive data from the non-oil economy development. Just two brands has lost in single digit, BMW and Lexus.
Emirates Auto Sales 2016 dropped down more than any other Top market in the World, hit by weak demand both from real internal demand and trading sector. All manufacturers fell down, but Infiniti and Jaguar.