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Turkey 2008: Renault Symbol threatened by Hyundai Accent

Hyundai Accent and Renault Symbol

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Turkish car sales are down 14% in 2008 at 305,998 registrations. The Renault Symbol manages to keep its title of best-selling car in the country but it was very close: down 23% on 2007 in spite of the arrival of the new generation at the end of the year, it sells 17,849 units for a 5.8% market share vs. 17,438 and 5.7%, up 13% for the Hyundai Accent Era… The Renault Megane Sedan drops 26% to #3 with 16,208 sales and 5.3%.

Excellent holds for the Toyota Corolla, down 7% at 15,685 units and 5.1% and the Honda Civic Sedan down just 1% but up 2 spots to #5 with 12,599 sales and 4.1% share. The Opel Corsa at #7 and Fiat Linea at #8 are also up 2 spots on 2007 despite decreasing sales. Notice also the arrival of the Opel Astra Sedan at #11, the VW Jetta at #12 and the Hyundai Getz at #13, up 26%.

Further down the ranking you can see the Fiat Palio at #26, the Hyundai Matrix at #33 and the Renault Megane Hatchback at #36…

Full Year 2008 Top 40 Ranking Table below.

Turkey Full Year 2008:

Pos Model 2008 % /07 2007 % Pos
1 Renault Symbol 17,849 5.8% -23% 23,220 6.5% 1
2 Hyundai Accent Era 17,438 5.7% 13% 15,457 4.3% 4
3 Renault Megane Sedan 16,208 5.3% -26% 21,874 6.1% 2
4 Toyota Corolla 15,685 5.1% -7% 16,781 4.7% 3
5 Honda Civic Sedan 12,599 4.1% -1% 12,676 3.5% 7
6 Ford Focus Sedan 9,111 3.0% -35% 14,096 3.9% 5
7 Opel Corsa 8,980 2.9% -12% 10,206 2.9% 9
8 Fiat Linea 8,717 2.8% -9% 9,628 2.7% 10
9 Ford Fiesta 8,712 2.8% -17% 10,500 2.9% 8
10 Fiat Albea 8,109 2.7% -40% 13,469 3.8% 6
11 Opel Astra Sedan 7,477 2.4% n/a n/a n/a n/a
12 VW Jetta 6,612 2.2% n/a n/a n/a n/a
13 Hyundai Getz 6,178 2.0% 26% 4,897 1.4% n/a
14 Opel Astra Hatchback 6,122 2.0% -28% 8,468 2.4% 12
15 Renault Clio Hatchback 5,811 1.9% -38% 9,401 2.6% 11
16 Fiat Grande Punto 5,252 1.7% -36% 8,214 2.3% 13
17 VW Passat 5,227 1.7% -27% 7,160 2.0% n/a
18 VW Golf 4,189 1.4% -12% 4,738 1.3% n/a
19 VW Polo 4,040 1.3%
20 Peugeot 207 3,957 1.3%
21 Ford Focus Hatchback 3,122 1.0% 2% 3,070 0.9% n/a
22 Toyota Yaris 2,873 0.9%
23 Ford Mondeo 2,509 0.8% 7% 2,348 0.7% n/a
24 Honda City 2,439 0.8% -31% 3,518 1.0% n/a
25 Renault Laguna 2,411 0.8%
26 Fiat Palio 2,284 0.7%
27 Kia Sorento 2,267 0.7%
28 Honda CR-V 2,236 0.7%
29 Mercedes C Class 2,174 0.7%
30 Chevrolet Captiva 1,963 0.6%
31 Seat Leon 1,761 0.6%
32 Kia Cerato 1,596 0.5%
33 Hyundai Matrix 1,587 0.5%
34 Volvo S40 1,488 0.5%
35 Nissan Note 1,409 0.5%
36 Renault Megane Hatchback 1,406 0.5%
37 Skoda Octavia 1,397 0.5%
38 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1,326 0.4%
39 Hyundai i30 1,307 0.4%
40 BMW 5 Series 1,303 0.4%

Source: www.e-otodergi.com

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