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Turkey 2007: Renault Symbol takes the lead

Renault Symbol

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Renamed Symbol (instead of Clio Symbol) in 2006, the small Renault sedan passes its big sister the Renault Megane Sedan to establish itself as the best-selling passenger car in Turkey in 2007, selling 23,220 units for a 6.5% market share, ahead of the 21,874 sales and 6.1% of the Megane Sedan, the Toyota Corolla taking the 3rd spot at 16,781 units and 4.7%.

Fiat Linea

Interestingly the entire Top 7 is composed of sedans: the Hyundai Accent Era is 4th, followed by the Ford Focus Sedan, Fiat Albea and Honda Civic Sedan! The best-selling Hatchback is the Ford Fiesta at #8 with 10,500 sales and 2.9%.

The Fiat Linea, a Grande Punto Sedan produced exclusively in Turkey, is the best-selling all new 2007 model at #10 with 9,628 units moved in only 8 months, equivalent to a 5th place over 12 months. It ranked as high as #3 in May, its launch month, with 1,325 sales!

Full Year Top 13 and May 2007 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

Turkey Full Year 2007:

Pos Model 2007 %
1 Renault Symbol 23,220 6.5%
2 Renault Megane Sedan 21,874 6.1%
3 Toyota Corolla 16,781 4.7%
4 Hyundai Accent Era 15,457 4.3%
5 Ford Focus Sedan 14,096 3.9%
6 Fiat Albea 13,469 3.8%
7 Honda Civic Sedan 12,676 3.5%
8 Ford Fiesta 10,500 2.9%
9 Opel Corsa 10,206 2.9%
10 Fiat Linea 9,628 2.7%
11 Renault Clio 9,401 2.6%
12 Opel Astra 8,468 2.4%
13 Fiat Grande Punto 8,214 2.3%

Turkey May 2007:

Pos Model May 5m 2007 Pos
1 Renault Symbol 1,931 7,806 1
2 Renault Megane Sedan 1,744 5,872 2
3 Fiat Linea 1,325 1,325 24
4 Toyota Corolla 1,252 5,013 3
5 Fiat Albea 1,222 4,294 5
6 Honda Civic Sedan 1,136 4,269 6
7 Hyundai Accent Era 1,106 4,505 4
8 Opel Corsa 981 3,793 7
9 Opel Astra 895 3,350 8
10 Ford Fiesta 891 2,991 11

Source: Autoblog

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