Greece May 2012: A Citroen leads for the first time since July 1999

Citroen C3

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Another depressing result for Greek car sales, down 48% year-on-year in May to 5,265 sales, which brings the year-to-date total to 26,853 units, down 41% on 2011. For the first time in 13 years, exactly since July 1999 when the Citroen Saxo topped the Greek models ranking, a Citroen is in pole position: the C3 beats its record for the third consecutive month and sells 302 units for a brilliant 5.7% market share. It is now #6 year-to-date with 779 sales and 2.9% vs. #22 in 2011.

The last Citroen to top the Greek monthly ranking was the Saxo in July 1999

The Toyota Yaris is up one spot to #2 at 288 units and 5.5%, followed by the Opel Corsa down 2 to #3 with 274 sales and 5.2%. Year-to-date, the Corsa is still leader by far at 1,953 units and 7.3% vs. 1,466 and 5,3% for the Yaris. Good month for the Nissan Micra up 8 ranks to #4, ahead of the Opel Astra (-1). The Citroen C4 maintains itself in the Top 10 at #9 while the Citroen C1 is up a huge 40 spots to rank #10 and make Citroen the best-selling brand in the country this month.

Previous month: Greece April 2012: Citroen C3 and Lancia Ypsilon stay afloat

One year ago: Greece May 2011: Nissan Micra up to #2

Full May 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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