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

The new gen Toyota Auris has just launched in Greece.

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 38 All-brands ranking! Click on title to see. Thanks to Bill/Yo *

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

Full mid-November 2012 Top 38 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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