* See the Top 15 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rutger *
For the first time since 2006 and thanks to a tip from Rutger I can share with you a detailed models ranking for Cyprus today. The Cypriot new car market is down a worrying 22% year-on-year in 2012 to 10,445 registrations, however that doesn’t mean all models take a hit. The Ford Fiesta remains the most popular car in the country thanks to 873 sales and 8.4% share, down 11%. It is now followed by the Toyota Yaris, up a huge 158% and 8 spots on 2011 thanks to the new generation to 613 units and 5.9%. The Hyundai ix35 rounds up the podium with 600 sales and 5.7%, up 37%.
In fact there are no less than 4 SUVs in the Top 6, with the Nissan Qashqai at #4 with 592 units and 5.7%, down 10%, the Kia Sportage at #5 with 519 sales and 5%, up 148% and the Nissan Juke at #6 with 348 units and 3.3%, down a bizarre 62%. Notice also the Kia Cee’d up 145% to #9, Nissan Micra up 11% to #13 and Renault Megane up 47% to #14.
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Previous models ranking: Cyprus Full Year 2006: Ford Focus takes command
Full Year 2012 Top 15 models Ranking Table below.
The Nissan Qashqai could be the best-selling car in Cyprus.
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Cyprus had been unloved since 2006, date of the latest official models data I got for this country. Thanks to Oscar I can now share with you a Top 20 brands ranking, it’s not a models ranking but that’s the closest thing I have. The Cypriot new car market is struggling at -23% year-on-year over the first 4 months of 2011 to 4,329 registrations. Nissan was the best-selling brand in the country in 2011 with 15,2% of the market but is down to #2 this year at 496 sales and 11.5% below Ford with 565 units and 13.1%.
Based on this information it is possible that the Nissan Qashqai was the best-selling model in Cyprus in 2011 and could still be in pole position year-to-date in 2012, potentially ahead of the Ford Focus. Toyota rounds up the brands podium with 461 sales and 10.6%, ahead of Kia in very strong progression at #4 with 340 units and 7.9% (vs. #10 and 3.8% in 2011), Hyundai at 7.3% and Volkswagen at 6.2%. Mercedes is #7, Audi #8 and BMW #9. Notice also Land Rover breaking into the Top 20 at #18 thanks to the Range Rover Evoque.
If you have access to models data for Cyprus for any time after 2006 please get in touch by commenting on this article!
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Full 4 months 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.
The Cypriot car market is one of the smallest in Europe, with 1,415 sales in September 2010 (+21%) and 10,730 registrations over 9 months (-10%).
Statistics by model are not readily available and the latest info I managed to get dates back to 2007. The Ford Focus was #1 then ahead of the Renault Megane.
If you have any more info about this market please make sure to let me know.
* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *
Complete reshuffle atop the models ranking in Cyprus this year: the Ford Focus gains 7 spots and no less than 144% on 2005 to land quite comfortably in pole position with 1,249 sales. It is followed by the Opel Astra at 841 units and the Toyota Corolla, down 2 ranks and 30% to co-#3 with the VW Golf at 654 sales.
The Mazda3 is up 2 spots and 23% to #5 with 643 units, ahead of the Honda Civic (-16%), making the Top 6 100% compact cars! The VW Passat (+118%!), Mercedes E-Class (-28%), Ford Fiesta (+401%!) and Renault Megane (-41%) close the Top 10.
Full Year 2006 Top 10 Ranking Table below.
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The car market in Cyprus is very limited and the models ranking is rather eclectic: the Toyota Corolla is in pole position with 940 sales, ahead of the Renault Megane at 846 and the Opel Astra at 843.
Then, quite remarkably, comes the Mercedes E-Class at 761 units, followed by the Honda Civic at 710 and the VW Golf at 695. The Mazda3 and Ford Focus round up the Top 8.
Full Year 2005 Top 8 Ranking Table below.