Greece Full Year 2016: Toyota Yaris #1, Nissan Micra on podium

nissan-micra-greece-2016-picture-courtesy-largus-frThe new generation could help the Nissan Micra tease the Toyota Yaris for #1 in 2017.

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The Greek new car market is up 6% year-on-year in 2016 to 78.873 registrations, still a fair distance away from the  279,554 sales registered in pre-crisis 2007. Like in 2015, this slight improvement hides wide disparities month by month, with February down 32%, April up 25%, May up 49%, July up 29% and November down 30%. Toyota remains the most popular manufacturer with 12% share thanks to a market-beating 7% improvement, but its immediate followers do better: Nissan is up 12% to 9.2% and Opel up 17% to 8.9%, both overtaking Volkswagen (-5%) to rank 2nd and 3rd respectively. Peugeot (+15%), Fiat (+33%), Mercedes (+24%) and BMW (+28%) also outpace the market inside the Top 10. Below, notice Mini (+22%), Honda (+29%), Jeep (+44%), Dacia (+95%), Land Rover (+106%), Jaguar (+367%) and Ssangyong (+486%) all posting impressive year-on-year gains, Mazda returning to market at #28 but Volvo (-32%), Skoda (-36%), Kia (-42%), Lexus (-48%), Hyundai (-65%) and Chevrolet (-72%) struggling.

fiat-panda-greece-2016-picture-courtesy-quattroruote-itThe Fiat Panda is up 52% to 4th place overall in 2016.

Over in the models aisle, the Toyota Yaris manages a fourth consecutive annual win (and 5th in the past 7 years), following the market at +6% to 5.306 units while the Opel Corsa does slightly better at +10% to 3.845 and remains in 2nd place. The Nissan Micra (+51%), Fiat Panda (+52%) and Opel Astra (+37%) are the biggest gainers in the Top 10, shooting up to #3, #4 and #9 respectively. The Toyota Auris (+15%) is up 6 spots on 2015 to break into Greece’s ten favourite nameplates at #10. Further down, notice the Mercedes A-Class up 21% to #14, the Mercedes GLA up 52% to #16, the Peugeot 108 up 26% to #18, Suzuki Vitara up 58% to #20 and BMW X1 up 202% to #21. The Suzuki Baleno (#48) is the best-performing all-new nameplate ahead of the Fiat Tipo (#54), Honda HR-V (#74), Ford Ecosport (#102) and Renault Kadjar (#116).

Previous month: Greece November 2016: Toyota Yaris leads, VW Tiguan shoots up to #6

Previous year: Greece Full Year 2015: Yaris, Corsa and Polo lead unstable market

Two years ago: Greece Full Year 2014: Toyota Yaris resists Opel Corsa assault

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