European Car Market in 2018 signed the fifth positive performance in a string with sales at 15.2 million, up 0.2%, despite the relevant drop in UK, due to Brexit preliminary effects. In this report all European markets figures and last sixth years trend and performance.
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.
World Cars Brand Ranking for 2018 with the Top 50 Brands reported. Toyota leadership was undisputed with a safe gap over Volkswagen. Ford fell down 9.1%, while Nissan kept the 4th place after fighting with Honda. Tata was the fastest growing brand (among top 50) in the World.
Bulgarian vehicles sales keeps recovering in January with 3.446 registrations, up 6.6%. Dacia is again on the market throne, holding 13.5% of share. Remarkable performances scored by Volkswagen - up in 2nd place - and Suzuki.
Chilean Vehicles Market in January have reduced speed but keeping a positive tone, with sales at 36.282 (+2.7%). Chevrolet - up 16.6% - is still on top, while Toyota and Hyundai are losing terrain, falling in double-digit. Remarkable perfomances scored by Mitsubishi & Kia.
Argentina Auto Sales went drastically down 50.2%, worsening the negative last year's trend, with sales at 59.030. Volkswagen kept the crown despite losing 44.7%, while Honda is the only growing brand in the Top 10. The Volkswagen Suran - up 38.4% - jumped in 2nd place.
French vehicle market was moderately negative in January, with 154.641 sales (-1.4%), almost recovered from the WLTP regulation disruption. Peugeot soared to 19.2% of market share - despite losing 5.9% - while Mercedes was the best performer in the Top 20.
Romanian car market kept growing in January with sales at 13.952, up 18.8%. Dacia held the highest share since August 2013, while Renault jumped in 2nd place booming at 70%. The Dacia Logan is again the best-selling car.
Serbia Car sales has grown again in 2018 with 29.721 sales, marking the fourth consecutive year of gain, up 2.4%. Fiat was again the market leader, despite Skoda took the leadership during the first part of the year. Remarkable performances were scored by Nissan and Lada.
Turkish Autos Market kept declining in January with 14.373 sales, down a shocking 59%, hit by high inflation and elevated interest rates. Renault is still the leader, but only few units ahead of Fiat. The Fiat Egea is the best-selling car, while the Renault Clio – up in double-digit – surprises in 2nd place.
USA Vehicles Sales lost 3% in January with registrations at 1.123.345. However, fleet shipments have limited the decline, as government shutdown affected consumer demand and retail activity. Jeep fell 2.2%, dragged down by Midwest’s cold weather, while Tesla and Ram improved.
Pakistani Vehicles Sales kept momentum in January with 25.701 registrations, growing 4.9%. Suzuki consolidates its leadership, holding 57.4% market share. The Toyota Corolla improves in double-digit while the Suzuki Mehran fell down 37.4%.
Japan Auto Market grew 2.5% in January with 369.159 sales. Honda and Suzuki are improving, but the best performer is Daihatsu - up 23.9% - gaining the 4th place. Kei-cars dominate the models ranking, while Nissan Note is the best regular car.
Croatian Auto market did not keep the recent years' positive trend, with 3.549 registrations in January, down 4%. However, Volkswagen went up 37.6%, improving its market share, while Skoda and Suzuki lost in double-digit. Fiat entered the Top 10.
German cars market fell down 1.3% in January with 265.138, keeping previous years' negative trend. Audi marked the first gain since WLTP introduction, while Ford gained the 4th place, up 14.6%. The Volkswagen T-Rock jumped in 6th position, up 243.2%.
Canada Auto Sales in January fell down 5.6%, keeping previous years’ negative trend with 111.176 registrations. Ford led with 14.1% market share, while Toyota – up 14.4% – has overtaken Honda. Tesla is booming pushed by the Model 3, which is the first pure electric model to be within the top 10
Puerto Rico Autos Market recovered in the 2018 the sales lost in the previous year, when the country was devastated by an hurricane, and hit the 100k+ volume for the first time since the 2013. Toyota kept the leadership – with 27.3% market share – ahead of Hyundai and Nissan, while BMW enters the Top 10.