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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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  1. Steam
    June 11th, 2012 at 22:32 | #1

    Well, most of the cars in top-ten are small cars. Only Astra and C4 are compact-cars. And from january to april 2012 car-sales in Greece lost 39,1 % compared to the year before.

  2. June 11th, 2012 at 20:32 | #2

    I have to agree with Constantin. Greece is in a terrible economic situation, most of the Greeks withdraw their money out of the banks and the not the cheapest car is at the top of car sales? Good luck for them in the future…

  3. Constantin
    June 10th, 2012 at 18:35 | #3

    i expected the C3 to surpass the Corsa.The C3 diesel costs around 10.000 euros after a 5.000 euro discount while Opel only offers 2.000 euro discounts.Expect the C3 to rise even higher.

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