Dutch Auto Market dropped down 15.4% in February, keeping the previous month negative trend, ending with 29.947 sales. Volkswagen kept is domination, registering the only positive performance - plus an excellent 38.8% - in the Top 10. The best-selling model is Volkswagen Golf.
Swaziland Vehicles Market is struggling hit by the fall of mineral prices, decline in the tourism and transport sectors. Sales kept declining in 2018 with 1.801 units sold, losing 18.3% from the previous year. Toyota led the market with 27% of share.
Botswana vehicles sales grew 1.3% in 2018 interrupting the previous years' negative trend, with sales at 6.831. Toyota held the crown - holding 40% of share - ahead of Nissan and a stunning Isuzu, soaring to 49.5%.
Namibian Auto Market kept the negative pace in the 2018 signing the fourth annual lost in a row with 11.428 sales (-6%). Toyota declined by 6% but still holding 44.3% of market share, while Volkswagen widened the gap from Nissan.
Ecuadorian vehicles market kept the impressive momentum in 2018 with 136.738 sales, up 32.1%. Chevrolet was still on top, holding 35.2% of share, ahead of Kia and Hyundai. The winner of the year was Toyota, soaring to 66.9%.
Panama vehicles sales marked the second consecutive year of decline in 2018 with 52.500 (-6%). Toyota kept the crown, falling in double-digit together with the followers, Hyundai and Kia. Outstanding performance was scored by Nissan, surging to 61.4%.
Ivory Coast Car Market kept momentum in 2018 gaining 14% with 11.354 sales. Toyota held the throne with 16.5% of share, while Suzuki was the winner of the year, up a stunning 81.1%. The Toyota Hilux consolidated the market lead.
Asean best selling cars 2018 ranking confirms the leadership under the Toyota Hilux. The best model in Malaysia, the Perodua Axia, advanced in the third step of the podium while the new Mitsubishi Xpander, already best model in Indonesia, landed in eight place.
Reunion Island Vehicles Market in the 2018 hit the new all-time record as consequence of six years of sustained growth, with 32.832 sales (+4.9%). The market was still dominated by the French makers with Renault on top of the list ahead of Peugeot and Citroen.
Mauritius Cars sales was flat in the 2018 with sales at 11.154, up 1.6%. Nissan - with 15.9% of share - is on top of the ranking, ahead of Toyota and Kia. Behind, Suzuki has impressed - gaining 24.9% - while Hyundai fell drastically down.
Lao vehicles sales were negative again in the 2018 as in the previous three years, mainly due to the fall of HCVs and the over 50% sales lost by the local producer, Daeham. Toyota dominates with over 40% of market share. The 2019-2025 outlook is positive.
Uzbek Vehicles Market has grown 10.2% in 2018 with 139.902 sales while the market is rapidly changing opening to the international co-operation after that the Government signed agreements with Hyundai, PSA, Volkswagen and Chinese brands to start local production and sales from the 2019.
Iranian vehicles market pushed the brakes in 2018 with 1.194.505, down 23.1%, hit by new sanctions from US and internal structural weakness, not addressed by reforms and modernization. Saipa - less affected than foreign car-makers - took the lead ahead of Renault.
Cuba Auto sales in the 2018 hit the new all time record despite the huge duties on registrations limit the purchase to public companies and rentals. However, the market benefit from the arrival of Chinese brands and by the sudden success of Russian Lada hitting the new record.
Europe Best Selling Brand ranking for the 2018 in the 31 countries with Volkswagen on top of the list increasing the gap over the best follower, Renault. Peugeot – up 5.2% – has overtaken Opel, gaining the 4th place. The report considers car passenger’s sales from the EU countries plus the 3 E.F.T.A.
World Best Selling Car ranking in the 2018 was led again by the Toyota Corolla, while the Toyota RAV4 gained the second position, after a tough fight with the Honda Civic. The Jeep Compass & Wrangler are among the fastest growing models.