30 September 2019

Lada Model Production : 2018


As a brand largely sold in Russia, most of us are unfamiliar with the models. However, Renault has done a good job with Lada and the results are now being seen. Five models were up (green) in numbers out of seven. An increase of 20% is really good but it is reliant on the Russian market so spreading the brand would be advantageous. The compact Vesta model is now well ahead of the rest in production volume, with the successful Granta unable to keep up.


Rk Model 2019 % +/-

1 Vesta 131,310 32.4% 57%

2 Granta 108,047 26.7% 10%

3 Largus 58,624 14.5% 23%

4 4x4 41,161 10.2% 4%

5 XRAY 40,421 10.0% 19%

6 Kalina 18,393 4.5% -9%

7 Priora 7,224 1.8% -53%


Total 405,180 20%

29 September 2019

Renault Group Model Production : 2018


This grouping includes Renault, Dacia and Samsung. I haven't included Lada but they will be shown separate at a later date. The chart below is coded either green (increase) or yellow (decrease). The overall volume was down 5%.

The Sandero is the most produced model, as it has bee for two years now. It is sold as both a Dacia and Renault, depending on the region. The Clio was dethroned in 2018 and made a comeback but not enough to regain its long standing top spot. Then come the Duster and Logan models, also sold under two brand names. The Kwid is now made in Brazil as well as India and that gave its production numbers a lift.


Rk Model 2019 % +/-

1 Sandero 461,115 12.7% -7%

2 Clio 456,792 12.6% 5%

3 Duster 357,884 9.9% 9%

4 Logan 282,905 7.8% -16%

5 Captur 229,741 6.3% -8%

6 Kwid 168,750 4.6% 19%

7 Mégane 142,404 3.9% -15%

8 Kadjar 131,091 3.6% -14%

9 Dokker 109,324 3.0% 19%

10 Master 108,007 3.0% 8%

11 Trafic 94,003 2.6% -12%

12 QM5/Koléos 92,533 2.5% -23%

13 Scénic 89,968 2.5% -18%

14 Kangoo 86,463 2.4% -26%

15 Twingo 85,962 2.4% 4%

16 Kaptur 77,986 2.1% 8%

17 SM3/Fluence 50,818 1.4% -20%

18 Zoé 49,472 1.4% 67%

19 Oroch 39,827 1.1% 25%

20 Lodgy 34,677 1.0% -21%

21 SM6/Talisman 26,198 0.7% -46%

22 SM7 23,769 0.7% -34%

23 Espace 10,771 0.3% -41%

24 SM5/Lattiude 10,002 0.3% 41%

25 Twizy 5,304 0.1% 58%

26 Alpine 3,304 0.1% n/a

27 Alaskan 1,972 0.1% -48%

Other 498


Total 3,632,993 -5%

28 September 2019

Austria Vehicle Production : 2017-18


You may not think of Austria as a car producing nation but it does. It has a contract manufacturer, Magna Steyr in Graz. The current companies utilising the assembly operation are listed below. Volume was +69%, but with contract manufacturing, it can fluctuate a fair bit. For now it's on the up.

They made the BMW 5-Series and Z4 sports car. For Jaguar the E-Pace and i-Pace are made and for Mercedes-Benz the G-Wagon. To be making such a diverse range of vehicles is no mean feat. Commercial vehicles are also made in Austria, listed as a total figure. The company concerned seems publicity shy.

Passenger Cars
17 18 Brand 2018 % +/- 2017 % +/-
1 1 BMW 64,431 42.9% 28% 50,272 61.7%
3 2 Jaguar 54,916 36.6% n/a 261 0.3%
2 3 Mercedes 30,815 20.5% -1% 31,000 38.0% 43%


Total 150,162
84% 81,533
9%

Commercial Vehicles

Total 20,749
6% 19,574
9%


Grand Total 170,911
69% 101,107
9%

26 September 2019

Germany Vehicle Production : 2017-18

Really Audi?

For the size of the vehicles made in Germany, there aren't that many brands. Numbers have dropped the past two years. down 9% in 2018. In that same year, 60% of passenger cars made were premium ones so the value is very high. I don't have much time for the German vehicle industry, with its 'win at all costs' mentality.

With passenger cars, Mercedes-Benz passed BMW and Opel likewise with Porsche. Not one brand managed to increase volume. As for CVs, Mercedes-Benz makes two thirds of the total with VW and MAN the only others of note.

Passenger Cars
17 18 Brand 2018 % +/- 2017 % +/-
1 1 VW 1,295,254 25.3% -11% 1,459,380 25.8% -1%
3 2 Mercedes 1,106,816 21.6% -2% 1,131,316 20.0% 6%
2 3 BMW 1,085,313 21.2% -9% 1,195,557 21.2% 0%
4 4 Audi 677,458 13.2% -7% 731,119 13.0% -14%
5 5 Ford 554,082 10.8% -12% 631,104 11.2% -6%
7 6 Opel 208,360 4.1% -14% 242,092 4.3% -6%
6 7 Porsche 189,287 3.7% -26% 255,016 4.5% 8%
- 8 SEAT 2,398
n/a -

- 9 Škoda 1,441
n/a -


Total 5,120,409
-9% 5,645,584
-2%

Commercial Vehicles
1 1 Mercedes 290,000 66.9% 5% 276,800 65.2% 1%
2 2 VW 91,500 21.1% -3% 94,400 22.2% -29%
3 3 MAN 48,800 11.2% 5% 46,400 10.9% 1%
4 4 Evobus 2,900 0.7% -29% 4,100 1.0% -11%
5 5 Ford 600 0.1% -80% 2,983 0.7% -51%


Total 433,800
2% 424,683
-9%


Grand Total 5,554,209
-9% 6,070,267
-2%