07 June 2019

The Top Two Brands In France Do Battle


Renault is the better selling brand in France and has been so earlier than I can go back. In 1980, it had 40.5% of the home market while second placed Peugeot was far away on 15.5%. Renault could not maintain such market share as competition increased and it settled into the high 20% area. More recently it came down to the 20% mark, while Peugeot was now only a few percentage points behind in passenger car sales**.

Now that we are into 2019, the gap is almost non-existent. Less than 2,000 sales separate the two over five months. Is this long history of Renault being the top passenger car brand about to end? Well, unless something suddenly changes things it is hard to see any other outcome. Peugeot cross over vehicles are doing very well and as a company it is less affected by government meddling. The next few months and perhaps years will be interesting.


Year Renault Share Peugeot Share

1980 759,300 40.5% 293,500 15.7%

1985 507,800 28.7% 364,400 20.6%

1990 639,400 27.7% 498,500 21.6%

1995 563,700 29.2% 341,700 17.7%

2000 602,400 28.2% 397,500 18.6%

2005 524,400 25.4% 362,200 17.5%

2010 497,800 22.1% 400,700 17.8%

2015 382,500 20.0% 327,400 17.1%

2019* 169,600 18.1% 167,700 17.9%

*Jan-May

**If including light commercial vehicles the gap widens. 

06 June 2019

Toyota/Lexus Production By Nation : 2017-18


The data below is of production facilities around the world making Toyota and Lexus brand cars. It would have been preferable for either Lexus to be separate or Daihatsu included, but that is not how Toyota do it. The total is about 9 million units, which I have divided into five sections. We'll now look at each one.

Asia: In 2018 64% of the total was made in this region, or 5.7 million. 55% of that is assembled in Japan and China  accounts for 23%. There was little change from 2017.

North America: About 22% of the total came within this regions manufacturing plants. The USA is the biggest while Mexico grew the fastest, for now anyway.

Europe: Just under 9% was made here, quite a low number. However, the facilities are for local consumption so it's not a global export hub. With an aging Auris and Avensis models assembled in the UK, it has suffered in volume the most.

Central/South America: Brazil and Argentina have a 60/40 split of the assembly numbers, which is 4% of the grand total. I'm surprised they are still operating in Venezuela.

Rest: Of the others, it's now down to just Africa with Oceania's Australia plant closed. South Africa is doing virtually all that volume.


2018 Share +/-
2017 Share +/-
Asia
Total Asia 5,709,566 64.3% -1%
5,745,690 63.8% 1%


Japan 3,138,751 55.0% -2% 3,189,556 55.5% 1%
China 1,317,009 23.1% 15% 1,145,414 19.9% 7%
Thailand 588,939 10.3% 12% 523,590 9.1% -5%
Indonesia 197,318 3.5% -50% 396,605 6.9% 3%
India 160,951 2.8% 5% 153,386 2.7% 5%
Taiwan 93,752 1.6% -20% 117,745 2.0% -17%
Pakistan 65,878 1.2% 8% 61,170 1.1% -1%
Vietnam 52,666 0.9% 27% 41,445 0.7% -18%
Malaysia 48,181 0.8% -12% 54,807 1.0% 6%
Philippines 46,121 0.8% -26% 61,972 1.1% 13%


North America
Total N Am 1,928,982 21.7% -3%
1,983,795 22.0% -7%


USA 1,241,616 64.4% -2% 1,263,546 63.7% -9%
Canada 497,354 25.8% -13% 571,535 28.8% -5%
Mexico 190,012 9.9% 28% 148,714 7.5% 6%


Europe
Total Eur 773,880 8.7% -1%
779,635 8.7% 13%


Turkey 257,084 33.2% -8% 279,902 35.9% 86%
France 248,537 32.1% 6% 233,652 30.0% -2%
England 129,378 16.7% -10% 144,070 18.5% -20%
Czech Rep 99,487 12.9% 10% 90,168 11.6% 2%
Russia 39,394 5.1% 24% 31,843 4.1% 2%


Central & South America
Total C S Am 350,959 3.9% 8%
324,035 3.6% 18%


Brazil 209,033 59.6% 6% 197,528 61.0% 12%
Argentina 141,164 40.2% 13% 125,317 38.7% 28%
Venezuela 762 0.2% -36% 1,190 0.4% 159%


Rest
Total Rest 122,186 1.4% -30%
174,356 1.9% -14%


RSA 121,156 99.2% 7% 112,997 64.8% 2%
Egypt 1,030 0.8% 147% 417 0.2% -71%
Australia -

60,942 35.0% -32%


Grand Total 8,885,573
-1% 9,007,511
0%

Data source: Toyota Group.

05 June 2019

Jaguar i-Pace Sales 2019 (by nation - progressive)


The i-Pace is gathering pace as cars reach their customers around the world. I am unsure of the production ceiling, I have heard 20,000 pa but I'm thinking it has to be more than that. Anyway, here are some nations that are selling them and that I have data for. If anyone can add to the list, please contact me either by a comment or rdc1234@gmail.com. I would like to be a collaborative effort if possible.

I will update the list during the year.The 2018 totals are first, then comes the 2019 total followed by monthly sales. No, the Netherlands isn't a typo. It really did roar in 2018 but a change of incentives flattened sales. More countries have been added for 2019, bringing the total to 33 nations listed below.

Monthly average sales are under 2,000 so far. With demand still strong, it would appear that battery supply is the main constraint. I have heard that Jaguar is already switching to another supplier although with demand outstripping supply, for the time being volume will be constrained. The May 2019 total figure is for now an estimate.

Last updated 14.06.19


# Nation 2018
2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May
1 Australia 39 47 6 9 20 12
2 Austria 64 127 16 24 28 39 20
3 Belgium 116 209 36 50 52 71
4 Brazil 0 12 0 0 0 6 6
5 Canada 41 169 16 26 49 44 34
6 Czech Rep 13 26 2 2 2 8 12
7 Denmark 12 55 20 5 10 16 4
8 Estonia 1 4 0 0 2 2 0
9 Finland 12 66 19 11 7 16 13
10 France 130 173 31 47 42 53
11 Germany 191 385 16 92 106 85 86
12 Greece 0 2 0 0 0 2
13 Ireland 3 28 4 8 6 3 7
14 Israel 0 13 9 2 2

15 Italy 88 71 14 2 33 22
16 Korea 0 36 17 0 2 0 17
17 Mexico 2 9 0 0 0 9
18 Nederland 3,495 97 15 5 39 12 26
19 Norway 1,081 1,614 79 391 442 207 495
20 NZ 2 3 0 3 0 0 0
21 Poland 16 28 1 14 8 5
22 Portugal 23 134 9 25 54 46
23 Romania 0 7 0 2 1 1 3
24 RSA 4 33 7 0 20 5 1
25 Russia 16 49 15 12 12 10
26 Slovakia 0 1 0 0 0 1
27 Slovenia 0 3 0 0 0 1 2
28 Spain 66 94 19 27 20 6 22
29 Sweden 78 116 16 11 33 33 23
30 Switzerland 63 247 14 39 70 69 55
31 Turkey 38 32 0 8 13 11
32 UK 841 1,253 216 132 571 334
33 USA 393 1,073 210 186 212 237 228

Others 65 1,240 204 255 188 53 540
Total 6,893 7,456 1,011 1,388 2,044 1,419 1,594