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The Israeli new car market is down 10% year-on-year over the first 9 months of 2012 at 160,623 registrations. The Ford Focus is still the most popular model in the country with 12,144 sales mainly thanks to the station wagon variant, ahead of the Toyota Corolla at 6,251 units and the Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) at 5,835.
However this ranking is totally reshuffled in September: the Toyota Corolla takes the advantage over its two competitors is the most popular model in the country this month with 994 sales, followed by the Hyundai i35 at 746 units and the Ford Focus at 671. Other available figures are for the Mazda3 at 4,559 sales year-to-date, the Seat Ibiza at 4,503 and the Kia Picanto at 4,449. Brand-wise, Hyundai is in the lead by far with 24,582 units, followed by Ford (15,441), Toyota (15,012) and Kia (14,813). Notice Infiniti at #29 with 210 sales and Great Wall at #31 with 186.
Previous year: Israel Full Year 2011: Toyota Corolla threatens Mazda3
Full 9 months 2012 Top 40 brands Ranking Table below.