World Car Group Ranking updated at April 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.
World Car Market hit the new record in the 2016 with 91.8 million light vehicles sales. China was over 30% of global sales, while Brazil, Russia and Algeria had been the falling stars and Philippines and Vietnam the raising stars.
Kuwaiti Vehicles Market started the 2017 with a Q1 down in double-digit albeit government 's efforts to keep consumer's up with strong public investments and record fiscal deficit. Two brands have taken 48 market share in the quarter.
Portuguese Auto Market in the first quarter of 2017 was moderately positive with March down 1.5% albeit data from the economy are almost positive. Renault is running fast fueled by Clio, Megane and new SUVs line up.
World Best Selling Compact Cars segment starts the year losing 1.5% of volume. The launch of the European models boosted the Honda Civic sales and the compact Japanese jumped in the third step of the podium.
Cyprus Cars Market in 2016 kept recovering after the crisis with a strong increase over the previous year while still at the half of the record level. Ford market leader, ahead of Nissan and Volkswagen.
World Best Selling Compact Cars 2016 ranking again led by the Toyota Corolla while the Toyota Prius joined the Top 10, first time ever. Volkswagen Golf was second while Hyundai Elantra was new on podium.