31 October 2018

Mitsubishi Global Production (Model) : 2016/17


Mitsubishi was struggling with a fuel consumption scandal but in 2016 Nissan stepped in to buy a 34% share of the company, making it the majority controlling share holder. This made it part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Already that is having a positive effect as we shall see.

First we look at total production. It was down 11% in 2016 and up 18% in 2017, which has got it back past the 2015 level and a major step in the right direction. Two new models helped of course, both SUVs, as did the eK Kei cars which both grew significantly.

The Outlander model is the most popular with 21% of total production. The Triton pick up is next, the numbers including the Fiat Fullback but I'm not certain on that. The Minicab micro truck is a Suzuki model and as I wasn't sure about how that arrangement works, so I didn't include it here. The numbers were tiny anyway.

So it comes across to me that since the Nissan acquisition MMC has taken on a new lease of life. The increase is significant and from what I see for 2018, things will continue that way. A big thanks to Mitsubishi for being so open, more so than any other Japanese manufacturer and and in fact with all other car makers. More detail will follow soon.

Total Production By Model
16 17 Brand 2017 % +/-
2016 % +/-
1 1 Outlander 265,698 21.2% 41% 188,212 17.7% -22%
3 2 Triton 175,811 14.0% 12% 157,082 14.8% 13%
2 3 RVR 161,332 12.9% -8% 176,159 16.6% -1%
4 4 Mirage/Attrage 151,068 12.0% -1% 152,906 14.4% 11%
5 5 eK Wagon 90,013 7.2% 30% 69,359 6.5% -28%
7 6 Pajero Sport 83,195 6.6% 26% 66,053 6.2% -20%
6 7 eK Space 79,175 6.3% 19% 66,742 6.3% -26%
8 8 Delica 62,086 4.9% 13% 55,153 5.2% 4%
- 9 Eclipse Cross 48,526 3.9% n/a -

9 10 Lancer 40,590 3.2% -25% 54,133 5.1% -58%
10 11 Pajero 36,142 2.9% -20% 45,406 4.3% -15%
- 12 Xpander 35,727 2.8% n/a -

11 13 T120 10,464 0.8% -11% 11,712 1.1% -50%
12 14 Adventure 8,128 0.6% -29% 11,376 1.1% 58%
14 15 Colt Plus 3,779 0.3% 10% 3,431 0.3% -15%
13 16 i-MIEV 3,195 0.3% -25% 4,254 0.4% -10%
15 17 Jeep 321 0.0% -47% 602 0.1% 28%

Total 1,255,250
18% 1,062,580
-11%


Data source: MMC.

30 October 2018

Peugeot Car/LCV Production By Model : 2017

405 production in Iran. That's a lot of workers under one car.

Peugeot is going well at the moment, with production up 11% for the year. It was helped greatly by the 405, which I believe is made in Iran. Unfortunately for Peugoet, that arrangement will be affected by political issues, so that gain has come to an abrupt halt during 2018.

The 3008, 4008 and 5008 SUVs are selling strongly, all posting gains of some note. Generally more traditional cars aren't doing so well, a trend that has plenty of traction. However, the range is diversifying to meet the demand for the taller style vehicle. The 206 is an exception, again due to Iranian production.


16 17 Model 2017 % +/-

1 1 208 325,747 17.2% -2%

5 2 405 266,645 14.1% 85%

3 3 2008 232,871 12.3% -7%

6 4 3008 230,612 12.2% 72%

2 5 308 230,495 12.2% -25%

9 6 206 176,572 9.3% 89%

4 7 Partner 164,064 8.7% 5%

14 8 5008 89,550 4.7% 218%

7 9 408 72,073 3.8% -38%

11 10 Boxer 67,933 3.6% 3%

8 11 301 63,797 3.4% -38%

10 12 108 54,512 2.9% -18%

15 13 4008 53,030 2.8% 317%

13 14 Expert 44,696 2.4% 24%

12 15 508 21,213 1.1% -58%

17 16 Traveller 14,963 0.8% 239%

16 17 Bipper 7,846 0.4% -12%


Other 10,055 0.5%

Total 2,126,674
11%

Data source: CCFA.

29 October 2018

France Passenger Car Sales : Jan-Sep 2018


Data is slow coming out of France for car sales, hence why it is one of the last. The numbers YTD were +6.5% but -12.8% for September. Clearly the new fuel consumption and emissions (WLTP) regulations had an effect but not to the degree that some nations experienced.

Below the % column is market share and the +/- is shift in that share, comparing the first nine months of 2018 with the full 2017 year. Below green shows market share gain and yellow a drop.

Renault seems to be getting slowly reeled in by Peugeot, with little now separating them. Compared to historical registrations, this is a slow but steady turn around. French owned Romanian brand Dacia has passed VW which is an achievement. Some sizable reductions in share for the premium marques, a trend I've been noticing. Perhaps their quest for more sales and the gap between them and mainstream makes has become too close to justify the extra amount charged.


17 18 Brand 2018 % +/-

1 1 Renault 319,744 19.2% -2.6%

2 2 Peugeot 294,691 17.7% 2.0%

3 3 Citroën 161,093 9.7% 1.6%

5 4 Dacia 108,234 6.5% 16.6%

4 5 VW 104,830 6.3% -4.5%

6 6 Toyota 70,907 4.3% 1.5%

7 7 Ford 63,075 3.8% -5.1%

10 8 Fiat 62,711 3.8% 16.7%

8 9 Opel 54,259 3.3% -5.1%

9 10 Nissan 51,914 3.1% -7.8%

11 11 Mercedes 45,613 2.7% -14.9%

13 12 BMW 42,512 2.6% -12.0%

12 13 Audi 41,320 2.5% -20.1%

14 14 Kia 32,558 2.0% 11.0%

15 15 Hyundai 26,683 1.6% 14.6%

18 16 Seat 23,136 1.4% 18.8%

16 17 Škoda 22,945 1.4% 8.7%

19 18 Suzuki 20,783 1.2% 5.4%

17 19 MINI 19,143 1.2% -8.1%

20 20 DS 18,827 1.1% 12.1%

21 21 Volvo 12,996 0.8% 1.7%

23 22 Chrysler 11,108 0.7% 29.5%

22 23 Mazda 8,557 0.5% -7.8%

24 24 Alfa Romeo 7,302 0.4% 0.7%

26 25 Honda 6,447 0.4% -3.6%

25 26 Land Rover 5,497 0.3% -23.1%

27 27 smart 5,113 0.3% -20.5%

29 28 Lexus 4,500 0.3% 6.0%

28 29 Porsche 4,129 0.2% -3.9%

30 30 Jaguar 3,797 0.2% 36.1%

31 31 Mitsubishi 3,288 0.2% 75.5%

32 32 Infiniti 913 0.1% -41.6%

33 33 Tesla 911 0.1% -15.5%

51 34 Alpine 788
n/a

34 35 Subaru 642
13.0%

35 36 Maserati 500
-10.7%

36 37 Ssangyong 262
-50.3%

37 38 Ferrari 217
0.9%

45 39 Bolloré 104
135.8%

39 40 Chevrolet 75
-31.0%


Others 558


Total 1,662,682
6.5%

Data source: CCFA.