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After over a year without any data, Israel catches up on lost time with a second update in a week thanks to Enrique from Spanish Autoblog. In January, the Israeli car market is up 3% year-on-year at 20,194 registrations, and both brands and models ranking are totally upside down! Brand-wise, Kia takes the lead with 2,126 sales ahead of Ford (2,104) and 2011 leader Hyundai (2,019). Toyota and Skoda also sell more than Mazda, down 65% on January 2011 and the uncontested favourite brand in the country up until 2010…
In the models ranking, the Ford Focus flamboyantly takes the top spot with 1,719 sales and a mammoth 8.5% market share, compared to #5 and 2.8% in 2011. It is followed by the Seat Ibiza at 1,034 units and 5.1% vs. 1.7% and #13 in 2011, and the Skoda Fabia with 711 sales and 3.5% (vs. 1.1% and #26)! The Toyota Corolla is down to #4 at 3.4%, ahead of the Kia Rio and Skoda Octavia.
Leader for at least the last 6 years, the Mazda3 is down to a worrying 7th place at 526 units and 2.6% share. Kia places 3 models in the Top 10 with the Forte at #8 and the Sportage at #9 while Hyundai lodges 5 cars in the Top 20: the i25 (aka Accent) is #14, the i10 #15, the i20 #16, the i35 (aka Elantra) #17 and the i30 #19. Notice also the Nissan Juke up to a brilliant 11th position and the Ford Edge up to #46.
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Full January 2012 Top 55 Ranking Table below.