Slovenian car market fell 17% in October 2012. Volkswagen leader.

Pushed down by growing economic difficulties the car market in October 2012 posted 3.738 sales, down 17.8% from last year. Year-to-date sales were 42.445, down 16.7%. Full year 2012 projections issued by focus2move.com were confirmed below 50.000 units, with 2013 at 40.000.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Volkswagen obtained the first position, with 493 units and a share of 13.2%, up 2.6 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date October sales were 5.943 with a share of 14.0%. The Polo was second this month, while the Golf was 6th.

Renault got down in 2nd, with 472 sales and a share of 12.6%, down 1.0 points of share from September. Year-to-date sales were 6.323 with a share of 14.9%. The best-selling model was the Clio, the market leader this month.

Peugeot in 3rd sold 412 units with a share of 11.0%, up 1.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.311 with a share of 7.8%. The top model was the 208, 3rd this month.

Citroen was 4th (5th year-to-date) with 272 sales and 7.3% of share, down 0.4 points from September. YTD sales were 2.903 with a share of 6.8%. The best-selling model was the Berlingo, 13th this month.

Ford climbed to 5th position (8th year-to-date), with a share of 6.7%, up 1.1 points from September, selling 251 units, only one more than Kia, 6th (7th year-to-date) that sold 250 units for a share of 6.7%, up 1.9 points from the previous month.

In the table below, the Top 20 brands, ranked for the year to date position:

Rank

Brands

Oct

Ytd Oct

Q1

Q2

Sep

Q3

Oct

Ytd Oct

1

Renault

472

6.323

13,6%

16,7%

13,6%

15,1%

12,6%

14,9%

2

Volkswagen

493

5.943

15,4%

14,0%

10,6%

12,4%

13,2%

14,0%

3

Peugeot

412

3.311

7,0%

6,9%

9,9%

9,0%

11,0%

7,8%

4

Opel

192

3.212

7,4%

8,7%

5,8%

7,1%

5,1%

7,6%

5

Citroen

272

2.903

6,1%

6,9%

7,7%

7,6%

7,3%

6,8%

6

Skoda

223

2.643

6,0%

6,3%

7,3%

6,5%

6,0%

6,2%

7

Kia

250

2.351

5,8%

5,4%

4,8%

4,9%

6,7%

5,5%

8

Ford

251

2.283

5,3%

4,9%

5,6%

5,6%

6,7%

5,4%

9

Hyundai

170

2.073

5,9%

3,9%

6,2%

4,9%

4,5%

4,9%

10

Chevrolet

115

1.415

3,7%

2,8%

4,8%

3,7%

3,1%

3,3%

11

Nissan

118

1.246

3,0%

2,8%

2,4%

2,9%

3,2%

2,9%

12

Fiat

121

1.246

2,5%

3,0%

3,5%

3,3%

3,2%

2,9%

13

Audi

104

1.205

2,8%

3,0%

2,9%

2,6%

2,8%

2,8%

14

BMW

68

1.182

2,0%

4,4%

1,6%

2,0%

1,8%

2,8%

15

Seat

59

930

2,5%

2,1%

2,5%

2,1%

1,6%

2,2%

16

Toyota

87

832

2,1%

1,5%

2,7%

2,2%

2,3%

2,0%

17

Dacia

92

775

1,9%

1,6%

2,1%

1,8%

2,5%

1,8%

18

Mercedes

58

713

1,9%

1,4%

1,6%

1,8%

1,6%

1,7%

19

Mazda

52

427

0,9%

0,9%

1,3%

1,2%

1,4%

1,0%

20

Alfa Romeo

16

269

1,1%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,6%

Looking at the best-selling models, Renault Clio was strongly the leader with 245 sales, with a share of 6.6%, up 2.2 points from the previous month, followed by the Volkswagen Polo(3rd year-to-date) with 184 sales and a share of 4.9%, up 1.9 points from September.

In 3rd there was the Peugeot 208 (28th year-to-date) that sold 155 units for a share of 4.1%, up 1.4 points from the previous month, followed by the Skoda Fabia(12th year-to-date) that sold 96 units for a share of 2.6%, up 1.4 points from September.

The Fiat Panda in 5th (23rd year-to-date) sold 93 units for a share of 2.5%.

Some great performers were the Kia Sportage, 7th this month (21st year-to-date) and the Ford Fiesta, 8th this month (17th year to date).

In the table below, the best 40 models, ranked for last month position:

Rank Oct

Rank Sep

Rank Ytd

Models

Oct

Ytd Oct

Sep

Q3

Oct

Ytd Oct

1

1

1

Renault Clio

245

2.429

4,4%

4,8%

6,6%

5,7%

2

2

3

Volkswagen Polo

184

1.562

3,0%

3,3%

4,9%

3,7%

3

3

28

Peugeot 208

155

563

2,7%

2,4%

4,1%

1,3%

4

4

12

Skoda Fabia

96

815

1,2%

1,3%

2,6%

1,9%

5

5

23

Fiat Panda

93

517

1,2%

1,3%

2,5%

1,2%

6

6

4

Volkswagen Golf

92

1.209

1,6%

2,4%

2,5%

2,8%

7

7

21

Kia Sportage

91

541

1,3%

1,1%

2,4%

1,3%

8

8

17

Ford Fiesta

83

611

1,6%

1,5%

2,2%

1,4%

9

9

2

Renault Megane

79

1.728

2,7%

3,8%

2,1%

4,1%

10

10

13

Kia Cee’d

78

775

1,8%

2,3%

2,1%

1,8%

11

11

8

Peugeot 308

75

882

3,0%

2,4%

2,0%

2,1%

12

12

9

Renault Scenic

65

871

3,6%

3,6%

1,7%

2,1%

13

13

11

Citroen Berlingo

65

784

1,9%

1,5%

1,7%

1,8%

14

14

10

Kia Rio

64

825

1,4%

1,1%

1,7%

1,9%

15

15

6

Opel Astra

60

971

1,5%

2,3%

1,6%

2,3%

16

16

38

Peugeot 3008

59

411

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

17

17

15

Ford Focus

57

662

1,6%

1,8%

1,5%

1,6%

18

18

32

Citroen C4 Picasso

57

439

0,7%

1,0%

1,5%

1,0%

19

19

31

Nissan Qasquai

56

446

0,7%

0,9%

1,5%

1,1%

20

20

5

Skoda Octavia

52

970

3,3%

2,3%

1,4%

2,3%

21

21

7

Opel Corsa

49

959

1,8%

2,1%

1,3%

2,3%

22

22

35

Toyota Yaris

46

404

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

23

23

16

Chevrolet Aveo

45

591

2,3%

1,8%

1,2%

1,4%

24

24

40

Dacia Sandero

44

389

0,9%

0,9%

1,2%

0,9%

25

25

30

Peugeot Partner

41

432

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

26

26

36

Ford C-Max

41

398

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

27

27

14

Volkswagen Passat

40

649

1,1%

1,3%

1,1%

1,5%

28

28

18

Hyundai i30

39

565

2,2%

1,5%

1,0%

1,3%

29

29

42

Dacia Duster

39

374

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

30

30

47

Peugeot 5008

37

333

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

31

31

24

Chevrolet Cruze

36

452

1,6%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

32

32

20

Renault Twingo

35

495

1,6%

1,3%

0,9%

1,2%

33

33

52

Skoda Citigo

35

164

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,4%

34

34

25

Volkswagen Up!

32

446

1,4%

1,3%

0,9%

1,1%

35

35

33

Hyundai i20

32

394

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,9%

36

36

43

Hyundai ix20

31

366

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,9%

37

37

48

Peugeot 508

30

312

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

38

38

26

Citroen C3

29

441

0,9%

1,3%

0,8%

1,0%

39

39

22

Volkswagen Touran

27

471

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

1,1%

40

40

34

Citroen C4

27

386

1,3%

0,9%

0,7%

0,9%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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