Japan Auto Market dropped down 4% in March – dragging year-to-date sales into negative trend – with 640.657 units sold. Disappointing performances scored by Mazda and Nissan, while the leader Toyota (-0.6%) was almost immobile. The Nissan Note is still the best regular car, despite losing 10%.
Irish cars market in March was still negative (-6%), registering 16.696 units. Volkswagen - even if poorly performing (-9.2%) - managed to stay on top. Hyundai held the second place, despite Toyota spectacular performance (+23.1%).
Vietnamese vehicles market, despite the previous month's fall, gained a massive 73.7% in March with registrations at 31.429. Toyota (+102.5%) hold the crown holding 28.9% of market share. Meanwhile, Honda, Mercedes and Mitsubishi all showed huge growth.
Chilean Vehicles Market in March sales experienced a severe erosion - down 9.5% - with 30.199 units. Chevrolet dropped down 16.4%, falling faster than the market, but still on top of the ranking. On the other side, Mitsubishi scored spectacular performance (+46.5%), ignoring the surrounding gloom.
Guatemala vehicles market dropped down 3.5% in 2018 for the third year in a row. The new vehicles' market is experiencing a severe erosion due to the importation of used cars. Ford and Hyundai shine within the Top10, while the leadership is still held Toyota.
Russian Autos Market, after the previous month's negative trend, signed a gain of +1.8% in March, with 160.180 sales. Brand leader Lada stays on top signing +10.1%, ahead of Kia and Hyundai both in good shape. The Chinese Geely (+337.4%) and Haval (+253.2%) kept growing marking outstanding performances.
Alfa Romeo Global Performance in recent years did not keep the global industry growth and in the 2018 sales increased only by 12.6%. Indeed, considering the recent launch of new models and the brand introduction in new large markets, the result is still disappointing. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 197.862 units by the 2025.
Maserati Global performance in recent years was astonishing but in the 2018 sales dropped down 19.7%, after the previous year’s All-Time record. Indeed, USA and China have crumbled, both down over 20%. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 46.244 by the 2025.
Land Rover Global performance in recent years has definitely grown faster than the global industry growth and in the 2018 was still positive, up 3.2% at 434.114 sales. China – the Top market – fell in double-digit while USA soared 23.3%. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 550.441 by the 2025.
Jaguar Global performance in recent years has been outstanding compared to the global industry growth and in the 2018 has improved by 1.5%. Sales have been positive in the UK while large drops were registered in China and USA. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 217.429 by the 2025.
Great Wall Global Performance in recent years has grown faster than the global industry but in the 2018 was reported down 5.7%, below the 1 million threshold. China – holding 96% of share – declined 6.8%. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 1.3 million by the 2025.
Lincoln Global performance in recent years has grown faster than the global industry but in the 2018 was negative – down 0.9% – with 173.979 units sold. Impressive performance registered in China, while USA declined by 6.8%. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 251.948 by the 2025.
Austrian Car Sales is still down 10% in March showing no improvements over the past year, with registrations at 31.958. Volkswagen (-15.6%) - even falling faster than the market - held the pole position, almost doubling Skoda's sales. Hyundai, best performer within the Top 10, signed a plus 7.1%.
French vehicle market turned negative in March, with 225.818 sales (-2.3%). Renault – even if down 6.6% – overtook Peugeot (-8%), jumping in the first place with 20.3% of market share. Moreover, the best-selling model Renault Clio soars +12.4%. Tesla spectacular performance signed a plus 572% with 1.250 sales.
Canada Auto Sales in March dropped down 1.5%, signing over one year-in-year of consecutive declining with 184.150 registrations. Ford still on top, marked a positive result (+7.7%). However, best-performer within the Top 10 are Honda (+12%) and Hyundai (+8.8%).
Indian Autos Market dropped down in March, despite the previous month of gain, with 290.586 sales (-2.5%). Maruti held the pole position with 50% market share, followed by Hyundai and Mahindra. Honda (+26.7%) marked an outstanding performance, ending up in fifth place.
Portuguese Auto Market kept falling in March by -10.5% with 24.900 registrations. Brand leader Renault keeps its monopoly, ahead of Peugeot and Mercedes both poorly performing. Citroen (+8.2%) jumps in the fourth place ignoring the surrounding gloom.
Infiniti Global performance in recent years has definitely grown faster than the global industry growth while in the 2018 was reported down 5.2%. Indeed, the USA and China were marginally negative, along with an awful performance scored in South Korea. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 264.528 by the 2025.
German cars market turned negative again – just -0.5% – in March with 345.523 sales. The unchanged podium sees Volkswagen on top – falling by 2.9% – followed by Mercedes and Audi in very good shape, signing a +15.9%. Seat (+8.4%) jumped in the ninth place, overtaking Hyundai.
Dodge & Ram Global performance in recent years has grown faster than the global industry growth while in the 2018 sales were flat, closing at 1.3 million. Registrations boomed in Puerto Rico while declining in double-digits in Canada and Mexico. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 1.6 million by the 2025.