Turkey: 1993-2016 Historical Data now available

The Tofas Sahin was among the best selling cars in Turkey in the 90′s.

The direct links to all Historical Data articles are below.

I can now share with you 20 years worth of Historical Data for Turkey, even though there is still a gap from 1994 to 2004. If we go back a decade further back in 1981, only 21,000 vehicles found a buyer in the country vs. over 800,000 nowadays. In 1993, local brand Tofas was ultra-dominant, with the Turkish production of the Fiat 131 grabbing almost 40% of the market if all versions are counted together. More info on the Tofas Sahin here.

Renault Megane Turkey 2004The Renault Megane was #1 in Turkey from 2004 to 2006.

Interestingly, even though the Tofas logo has now disappeared from models sold in Turkey, the company still exists, producing and selling Fiat models locally and to export markets. Tofas designed the Fiat Linea which topped the Turkish market in 2012 and 2013. Renault has also been extremely successful in Turkey over the past two decades, with the Renault 9 ranking #1 in 1993, the Megane leading the way from 2004 to 2006, and the Symbol topping the sales charts in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Hyundai Accent Era Turkey 2006bHyundai Accent in Istanbul, Turkey 2006

Notice also the Hyundai Accent surprise leader in 2009, and the large amount of locally-produced Light Commercial Vehicles filling Turkish roads over the past decade or so: the Fiat Doblo led the LCV ranking in 2010 and 2012, interrupted by the Ford Transit Connect in 2011 and the Ford Transit in 2013.

Turkey Historical Data:

Turkey 1993: Tofas Sahin/Dogan/Kartal and Renault 9 dominate

Turkey 2004-2006: Renault places Megane and Clio Symbol on top

Turkey 2007: Renault Symbol takes the lead

Turkey 2008: Renault Symbol threatened by Hyundai Accent

Turkey 2009: Hyundai Accent surprise and distant leader, Renault Fluence starts

Fiat Albea Turkey 2006bFiat Albea in Istanbul, Turkey 2006

Turkey Passenger Cars 2010: Renault Symbol, Hyundai Accent and Renault Fluence on podium

Turkey LCV 2010: Fiat Doblo triumphs

Turkey Passenger Cars 2011: Renault Symbol #1 for the 4th time

Turkey LCV 2011: Ford Transit Connect stops Fiat Doblo reign

Turkey 2012: Fiat Linea #1 for the first time

Turkey 2013: Fiat Linea #1 again, Renault Symbol up 70% to #2

Turkey 2014: Renault Fluence edges Fiat Linea out

Turkey 2015: Toyota Corolla snaps last minute trophy

Turkey 2016: Fiat Egea already in the lead in record market

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