16 June 2024

Estonia Car/LCV Sales : 2024 (Jan-May)

Registrations were down 17% in May and 16% YTD. Toyota maintains its inevitable lead which it has enjoyed for most of this century. Of course, Škoda is closing in so who knows? Subaru is not a strong brand in Europe but it is proving to be popular here. Audi got up to third last year but it seems that isn't sustainable. 

Popular models here include the Škoda Octavia (571), Toyota Corolla (455), Toyota RAV4 (438), Škoda Kodiaq (388), Kia Sportage (284) and Subaru Outback (250).  

A big shout out to the agency that releases this data. Increasingly sales statistics are harder to come by which is a shame as there is clearly a demand from the public to see it. 

The 'Diff' column shows market share change. Data source: Transpordiamet.

14 June 2024

Czechia Passenger Car Sales : 2024 (Jan-May)

Registrations are down 3% in May but up 2% YTD. Škoda is the home town hero and it shows. One in three cars in an open market is an unusually high percentage. Toyota has just passed VW and has Hyundai in its sights. 

The list includes camper vans too so some names may sound strange to those not familiar with them. Chinese brands are entering but not making a huge splash as yet. 

The top models are the Škoda Octavia (10,163), Škoda Scala (4,254), Hyundai i30 (4,130), Škoda Kodiaq (4,097), Škoda Kamiq (4,035), Škoda Fabia (3,814), Škoda Karoq (3,754) and Škoda Superb (2,819). 

Data source: SDA. 

Australia Car/LCV Sales : 2024 (Jan-May)

Registrations were up 5% in May and 12% YTD. While sales are crumbing across the Tasman Sea, they are holding up well here. An anticipated softening of the market is yet to materialise. 

Toyota increased its share beyond 20%, still some way short of 2022 but a tidy gain on 2023's poor showing. Fors remains strong with the Ranger pick up and Everest SUV the backbone of the Brand's success here. Mitsubishi and Nissan have had a good time so far as is Isuzu with its two model line up. 

Allowing for the yellow showing market share loss rather than necessarily a sales volume reduction, that colour predominates further down the chart. Jaguar and Lotus are two notable exceptions. 

The leading models are the Ford Ranger (27,242), Toyota Hilux (22,885), Toyota RAV4 (21,498), Isuzu D-Max (12,939) and Mitsubishi Outlander (11,398). Three of the top four pick ups. Interstingly the Ranger has finally brought the Hilux to heel, something the Ranger did several years ago in New Zealand. 

Data source: Vfacts.