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Models - BMW i3 Jumps to #6
Looking to models ranking, the leader Nissan Leaf continued head and shoulders above the rest, but overall sales are growing at a faster pace than those of the japanese hatch, making it loose 3% share in the last four months.
The Outlander PHEV and Model S had below par months, but the Prius Plug-In had it worst, selling just 1.155 units, its worst showing since 2012, with the regular Prius also showing signs of falling sales, it is clear that Toyota's Eco-Star is desperately needing a makeover.
But for every loser, there's a winner, and this time they are the BMW i3 and Kandi EV, beating their respective sales records, and climbing to #6 and #7 respectively, at the expense of the Ford Fusion Energi, which dropped two positions to #8.
Behind these three, the #9 BYD Qin (1.316 units, for the
|2||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1.597||20.276||11||5|
|3||Tesla Model S||1.600||17.644||9||4|
|4||Chevrolet Volt (1)||2.764||14.941||8||2|
|5||Toyota Prius Plug-In||1.155||14.612||8||3|
|7||Kandi EV e)||2.000||8.829||5||N/A|
|8||Ford Fusion Energi||1.232||8.763||5||9|
|10||Ford C-Max Energi||1.065||5.929||3||8|
Manufacturers - Changes Down Below
If the top four positions continued the same, from #5 down there's a lot going on:
Chevrolet had a superb month, selling 2.844 units, its best performance of the year, and with it, changed positions with Toyota, relegating the Japanese Giant to #6;
BMW has beaten yet again its sales record (1.921 units), climbing to #8 and pressuring the ever-improving BYD for #7.
After losing to BMW the #8 spot, in #9 we now have Renault, which had another horrible result (Just 974 units), which is eons behind the monthly result of the #10 Kandi (Only 312 units behind), but it is also behind the 1.274 units that the #11 Volkswagen sold last month.
Will we see the french automaker out of the Manufacturers Top 10 ranking by the end of this year? What would seemed to be almost impossible a year ago (Renault was #4 in 2012 and #6 in '13), it now looks to have a strong chance of happening...
e) - Estimate
Questions for September
1 - Which model will be #6?
2 - Who will improve their sales records?
3 - Can Ford reach Tesla and go for #3?...
4 - ...Or will Chevrolet get even closer to Ford?
5 - Will BMW reach to #7?