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I wish I could finally give you good news about the Greek new car market, but unfortunately it is still not the case in September, with sales down 42% year-on-year to 3,463 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 45,530, down 43% on 2011 which was already down 35% on 2010… This month the Opel Corsa reclaims the pole position it already holds in the year-to-date ranking, selling 241 units for a 7% market share compared to 2,992 and 6.1% ytd. It is the 6th time in the last 12 month the Corsa ranks #1 in Greece and the first time since last March.
The Toyota Yaris, leader in August, is down to #2 with 187 sales and 5.4%, followed by the VW Polo at 3.9%, the Ford Fiesta at 3.5% and the Toyota Auris, improving on an already great month of August to #5 at 113 units and 3.3% vs. #12 year-to-date. 3 other models impress in the Top 10 this month: the VW Up! is up 12 spots to a record #6 with 103 sales and 6%, the Hyundai i20 is up 8 to #7 and 2.6% and the Peugeot 208 breaks into the Greek Top 10 for the first time, up 2 ranks to #9 at 86 units and 2.5%.
Other good performers this month in Greece include the Kia Rio us 21 spots to #11, the Ford Focus up 10 to #13, the BMW 1 Series up 21 to #21, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta up 28 to #22, the Mercedes B-Class up 46 to #24, the Mitsubishi Lancer up to #27, the Hyundai i30 up 13 to #31, the Skoda Citigo breaking into the Top 50 for the first time, up 20 ranks to #34 and the Citroen DS3 up 14 to #43.
Previous month: Greece August 2012: Toyota Yaris, Aygo and Auris up in KO market
One year ago: Greece September 2011: Corsa, Aygo and Astra on top
Full September 2012 Top 70 Ranking Table below.