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Cyprus June 2014: Nissan Qashqai stronger

July 12th, 2014 1 comment

Nissan Qashqai Cyprus June 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frNissan Qashqai

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Thanks to data provided by SEMO Cyprus and analysed by INNOSOFT, I can share with you the models ranking for Cyprus over the first 6 months of 2014. Over the period new car sales are up 17% year-on-year to 4,305 units, including May up 98% to 940 registrations. The Toyota Yaris continues to dominate the year-to-date models sales charts with 218 sales and 5.1% share (+14%) above the Ford Fiesta at 187 and 4.3% (-21%) while the Nissan Qashqai ranks 2nd in June and is getting closer year-to-date at 182 units and 4.2% (+6%). The VW Polo rounds up the June podium and jumps to #15 year-to-date. The Honda CR-V (+176%), Range Rover (+333%) and Volvo XC60 (+624%) lodge out-of-this world rankings (#4 to #6) and year-on-year gains, the Toyota Auris is back inside the Top 10 and the Honda Jazz, Audi Q3, Mazda2 and Mercedes E-Class are now among the 30 most popular models in the country.

Previous month: Cyprus May 2014: Toyota Yaris leads, Volvo XC60 up to #6

Previous year: Cyprus Full Year 2013: Ford Fiesta keeps lead in market down 32%

Full 6 months 2014 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Cyprus May 2014: Toyota Yaris leads, Volvo XC60 up to #6

June 13th, 2014 No comments

VOLVO XC60 Cyprus May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVolvo XC60

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Thanks to data provided by SEMO Cyprus and analysed by INNOSOFT, I can share with you the models ranking for Cyprus over the first 5 months of 2014. Over the period, new car sales are up 16% year-on-year to 3,563 registrations. The Toyota Yaris remains the best-seller in the country thanks to 178 sales and 5% share so far this year, while the Ford Fiesta is up two spots compared to the 4 months ranking to #2 at 161 units and 4.5%, down 25% on 2013. The Nissan Qashqai stays third, the Honda CR-V drops two spots to #4 and the Range Rover is still, amazingly, the 5th most popular vehicle in Cyprus so far in 2014 with sales up 282% year-on-year to 126 units for a 3.5% market share.

Range Rover Cyprus May 2014The Range Rover is still #5 year-to-date in Cyprus…

The Volvo XC60 gains two ranks compared to last month to land in 6th position at 121 units and 3.4% (+537%!), the VW Golf is up 4 to #8 and progresses by 74% on 2013, the Nissan Juke (#10) and Micra (#12) both gain one spot while the Toyota Corolla drops one but is still up a by gargantuan 569% year-on-year. +5 for the VW Up at #17, +336% for the Toyota RAV4 at #18 and +1040% for the Jaguar XF at #20 while the Renault Captur is up to #26 and the Mercedes CLA remains #30.

Previous month: Cyprus April 2014: Range Rover up to 5th place

Previous year: Cyprus Full Year 2013: Ford Fiesta keeps lead in market down 32%

Full 5 months 2014 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Cyprus: 2005-2013 Historical Data now available

May 29th, 2014 No comments

Ford Fiesta Cyprus 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deThe Ford Fiesta has topped the Cyprus models ranking for the past two years

Historical data spanning almost one decade is now available for Cyprus which is a new addition to the monthly updates. However this historical data is still very incomplete with an official annual models ranking missing from 2007 to 2011. So if you have any information prior to 2005 and between 2007 and 2011 please make sure to get in touch! All the direct links to the available annual rankings are below.

Cyprus 2005: Toyota Corolla leads, Mercedes E-Class #4

Cyprus 2006: Ford Focus takes command

Cyprus 2007-2010: Ford Focus possible leader

Cyprus 2012: Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris on top

Cyprus 2013: Ford Fiesta keeps lead in market down 32%

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Cyprus April 2014: Range Rover up to 5th place

May 10th, 2014 2 comments

Range Rover Cyprus April 2014Range Rover

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Thanks to data provided by  SEMO Cyprus and Analysis by INNOSOFT, I can share with you rare information about the Cyprus new car market, up 14% over the first 4 months of the year to 2,780 registrations. The Toyota Yaris comfortably keeps the year-to-date lead in the models charts in spite of sales down 8% to 140 units for a 5% market share, but below the ranking is reshuffled: the Honda CR-V (+262%  year-on-year!) and Nissan Qashqai (-20%) pass the Ford Fiesta (-40%) to establish themselves in 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. The Range Rover astonishingly gains 4 spots on last month and 232% vs. the same time last year to hike into 5th place with 93 units sold, while the Volvo XC60 is up 709% to #8, the Toyota Corolla up 925% to #10 and the Kia Cee’d up 280% to #15.

Previous month: Cyprus March 2014: Range Rover remains in Top 10

Previous year: Cyprus Full Year 2013: Ford Fiesta keeps lead in market down 32%

Full April 2014 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Cyprus March 2014: Range Rover remains in Top 10

April 18th, 2014 No comments

Range Rover Cyprus March 2014The Range Rover is at a very impressive #9 in Cyprus so far in 2014…

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Thanks to data provided by SEMO Cyprus and Analysis by INNOSOFT, I can share with you today a detailed models ranking for Cyprus over the First Quarter 2014. March registrations in the country are up a huge 79% year-on-year to 725 units, single-handedly bringing the year-to-date total into positive after 3 months at 2,099 sales, up 12% on 2013. The Toyota Yaris remains the best-seller in the country with 120 sales and 5.7% share ahead of the Ford Fiesta at 85 units and 4% while the Kia Rio jumps onto the podium with 81 sales and 3.9%. The Honda CR-V is down to a still outstanding 4th place (vs. #14 in FY13) ex-aequo with the Nissan Micra (vs. #13), the Toyota Corolla is up to #8 whereas the Range Rover brilliantly maintains itself inside the Top 10 at #9 with 67 sales and 3.2% share – only 5 units away from the 4th place! Notice also the Volvo XC60 landing at #12.

Previous month: Cyprus February 2014: Toyota Yaris new leader

Previous year: Cyprus Full Year 2013: Ford Fiesta keeps lead in market down 32%

Full First Quarter 2014 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Cyprus February 2014: Toyota Yaris new leader

April 10th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Yaris Cyprus March 2014. Picture courtesy of L'ArgusToyota Yaris

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Thanks to data provided by SEMO Cyprus and Analysis by INNOSOFT, I can share with you today a detailed models ranking for Cyprus. After dropping by a very heavy 32% over the Full Year 2013, new car sales in Cyprus are down another 6% over Q1 2013 to just 1,374 registrations. Annual leader in 2011, 2012 and 2013, the Ford Fiesta is down to #2 so far in 2014 with 74 sales and 5.4% share, passed by the Toyota Yaris at a flamboyant 7% market share thanks to 96 units sold. Up from #14 in 2013, the Honda CR-V brilliantly rounds up the podium with 57 sales and 4.1%.

Jaguar XF Cyprus March 2014The Jaguar XF is up to #16 in Q1 2013 in Cyprus!

Due to the small size of the market, we have a few luxury models strikingly making their way into the year-to-date Top 30 over the period: the Range Rover is up to 7th overall with 3.1% share, the Jaguar XF ranks 16th with 1.9% of the market and the Mercedes CLA is #22 with 1.2%. Notice also the Toyota Corolla up to #9 with 3% share and the Renault Captur up to #19 and 1.5%.

Previous post: Cyprus Full Year 2013: Ford Fiesta keeps lead in market down 32%

Full February year-to-date 2014 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Cyprus Full Year 2013: Ford Fiesta keeps lead in market down 32%

April 10th, 2014 No comments

Ford Fiesta Cyprus 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deFord Fiesta

* NOW UPDATED with actuals for the Top 30 best-selling models! *

Today I give you Cyprus data, very rare but now about to become a monthly fixture on BSCB thanks to data provided by SEMO Cyprus / Analysis by INNOSOFT. Well you thought Greece, Spain or Portugal was in bad shape this year, wait till you see the Cypriot new car market: down a very harsh 32% year-on-year in 2013 to just 7,102 registrations, the worse performing European car market this year, no less. Add to this an increased fragmentation of the models sales charts and expectedly it’s a bit of a nightmare in the models ranking. The leader, the Ford Fiesta, remains the same, but loses 53% to 407 sales and 5.7% share, dropping ‘only’ 36% earns the Nissan Qashqai two spots up to 2nd place at 378 units and 5.3% and the Toyota Yaris rounds up the podium at -44% and 4.9% share.

Toyota Auris Cyprus 2013The Toyota Auris is up 29% in 2013 in Cyprus.

In fact only three models in the Top 10 gain ground year-on-year: the VW Golf is up 6% and 4 spots to #4 with 250 sales and 3.5%, the Toyota Auris is up a magnificent 29% and 6 ranks to equal 5th at 241 units and 2.4% and the Kia Rio up an even more impressive 44% to #10. The Nissan Juke manages to gain one spot to place #5, the Renault Clio is up 346% to #12 thanks to the 4th generation, the Honda CR-V is up 33% to #14, Ford Kuga up to #17, Mercedes A-Class up to #20 and the Mercedes ML-Class is up 39% to #26, making it no less than 4 Mercedes in the Top 30!

Previous year: Cyprus Full Year 2012: Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris on top

Full Year 2013 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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Cyprus Full Year 2012: Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris on top

March 22nd, 2013 2 comments

Ford Fiesta Cyprus 2012Ford Fiesta

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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%.

Hyundai ix35 Cyprus 2012Hyundai ix35

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.

Previous post: Cyprus April 2012: Ford and Nissan most popular

Previous models ranking: Cyprus Full Year 2006: Ford Focus takes command

Full Year 2012 Top 15 models Ranking Table below.

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Cyprus April 2012: Ford and Nissan most popular

June 30th, 2012 No comments

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!

Previous post: Cyprus 2007-2010: Ford Focus possible leader

Full 4 months 2012 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Cyprus 2007-2010: Ford Focus possible leader

November 5th, 2010 2 comments

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.

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