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Greece mid-November 2012: Toyota leads in market down 66%

The new gen Toyota Auris has just launched in Greece.

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Very quick update on the Greek market midway through November and the situation is getting even worse now. At only 1,020 sales, the new car market in Greece is down 66% year-on-year. The 2012 year-to-date figure now stands at 51,666 units, down 41% on 2011. It is now certain that 2012 will be the first time since 1988 or 24 years that Greek new car sales fall below 60,000 units...

Brand-wise, Toyota leads with 154 sales and 15.5% share (-54%) ahead of Volkswagen at 137 units and 13.4% (-70%) and Opel with 84 sales and 8.2% (-81%). 3 mainstream brands manage to progress year-on-year: Peugeot up 27% to #5, Citroen up 29% to #6 and Mercedes up 20% to #9, with Abarth and Land Rover both up 100% to just 2 units... The hardest hit brands are Subaru, Mazda, Lexus, Jeep and Porsche (all at -100%), Honda (-96%), SsangYong (-92%), Mitsubishi & Daihatsu (-87%), Hyundai (-85%), Ford & Skoda (-81%) and Seat (-80%).

Previous month: Greece October 2012: Toyota Yaris and Citroen C3 shine

One year ago: Greece November 2011: Opel Corsa hits highest '11 share, Toyota Yaris up

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  1. November 27th, 2012 at 02:10 | #1

    The Greecks shouldn´t buy German cars!!!

  2. November 27th, 2012 at 00:07 | #2

    germany is amongs others responsable for the terrible situation in greece. You can not help them when you cut too fast all kind of “oxygen”(money?)and force them to do what for germany is good and postive(stable euro). Obviously greece must change but not in such a short time with germany in Europe to give order to everybody.

  3. Bill
    November 25th, 2012 at 05:31 | #3


    German brands are amongst the most popular for decades in Greece. On the other hand, a big number of sales are about corporate fleets, 40% in October for example. These sales are certainly not based on a criterion of where a car is made. November first half, 320 of the 1020 sales refer to corporate sales. Pepsi Cola for example, which owns a big fleet of cars in Greece, usually prefers the Opel Corsa.

  4. Hans
    November 25th, 2012 at 04:40 | #4

    and these German cars could get crashed into bank offices and the corrupted government buildings, indeed.

  5. Max
    November 24th, 2012 at 08:01 | #5

    With all the money lent to Greece by Germany, Greeks can thank the Germans by buying their cars…

  6. Marc
    November 24th, 2012 at 05:36 | #6

    …so strange then Greek people help the German Industry with VW and Opel in podium like best sellers…

  7. yo
    November 24th, 2012 at 03:51 | #7
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