Cyprus April 2012: Ford and Nissan most popular
* See the Top 20 best-selling brands by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Oscar *
Cyprus had been unloved since 2006, date of the latest official models data I got for this country. Thanks to Oscar I can now share with you a Top 20 brands ranking, it's not a models ranking but that's the closest thing I have. The Cypriot new car market is struggling at -23% year-on-year over the first 4 months of 2011 to 4,329 registrations. Nissan was the best-selling brand in the country in 2011 with 15,2% of the market but is down to #2 this year at 496 sales and 11.5% below Ford with 565 units and 13.1%.
Based on this information it is possible that the Nissan Qashqai was the best-selling model in Cyprus in 2011 and could still be in pole position year-to-date in 2012, potentially ahead of the Ford Focus. Toyota rounds up the brands podium with 461 sales and 10.6%, ahead of Kia in very strong progression at #4 with 340 units and 7.9% (vs. #10 and 3.8% in 2011), Hyundai at 7.3% and Volkswagen at 6.2%. Mercedes is #7, Audi #8 and BMW #9. Notice also Land Rover breaking into the Top 20 at #18 thanks to the Range Rover Evoque.
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Full 4 months 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.