Greece July 2017: Toyota #1, Hyundai up 14-fold in market up 19.7%

The Hyundai i20 is up 37-fold on its July 2016 score to 5th place  

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The Greek new car market is up by a very robust 19.7% year-on-year in July to 8.421 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8% to 58.777 units. Toyota reclaims the brands top spot it holds year-to-date but trails the market at +13% to 12.2% share, well above the 11% it commends year-to-date. Opel soars 57% year-on-year and three spots on June to #2, knocking Fiat (+27%) down to #3. Leader in June, Nissan (-15%) falls to #4 this month with 8.1% share. Peugeot (+60%), Suzuki (+66%) and most impressively Hyundai (up 14-fold!) are the most dynamic carmakers in the July Top 10. Further down, Dacia (+52%), Kia (+151%) and Mitsubishi (+111%) shine. In the models ranking, the Toyota Yaris (-13%) returns to #1 while the Opel Corsa (+46%) is #2 and overtakes the Fiat Panda (-4%) to rank third year-to-date. The Peugeot 208 is up 90% to #4 and the Hyundai i20 up 37-fold (!) to #5. #1 in June, the Nissan Micra is down to #6 in July but remains #2 year-to-date. Notice also the Hyundai i10 up 943% to #10, the Fiat Tipo up 260% to #14, the Toyota C-HR up 14 spots on June to #22 and the Suzuki Ignis up 13 to #24.

Previous month: Greece June 2017: Nissan and Micra dominate market back up 14%

One year ago: Greece July 2016: Toyota Yaris back in charge, Fiat Panda up to #2

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Greece June 2017: Nissan and Micra dominate market back up 14%

The Nissan Micra is the best-selling nameplate in Greece in June.

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After dropping heavily both in May (-13%) and June (-21%), the Greek new car market turns around in June with a 14% improvement to 10.141 registrations, meaning the market is up 6.2% to 50.356. Nissan spectacularly takes the lead of the brands ranking thanks to sales up 15% to 11.5% share, distancing Fiat at 9.6% (+65%), Toyota at 9% (-24%), Peugeot at 7,7% (+14%) and Opel at 7.4% (+27%). The biggest gainers in the Top 10 are Suzuki (+69%) and Hyundai up a staggering 426% on June 2016. Further down, notice Skoda (+389%), Mini (+84%) and Jeep (+206%). In contrast, Ford (-28%), Renault (-37%), Seat (-44%) and Kia (-53%) struggle. Fittingly, the Nissan Micra shoots up to pole position in the models ranking despite sales down 2% year-on-year, while the Fiat Panda is up 36% to #2 and the traditional leader, the Toyota Yaris, is down 16% to #3. The Opel Corsa (+45%), Peugeot 208 (+46%), VW Polo (+2%), Hyundai i20 (+474%) and Citroen C3 (+123%) make the June Greek Top 8 entirely composed of supermini cars. The Fiat Tipo (+347%) breaks into the Greek Top 10 for the very first time at #9, the Suzuki Celerio (+288%), Nissan Pulsar (+323%, Hyundai i10 (+321%), Skoda Fabia (+1478%), Ford Kuga (+721%) and Peugeot 3008 (+657%) also post spectacular gains inside the Top 25.

Previous month: Greece May 2017: VW Polo takes lead in market down 21%

One year ago: Greece June 2016: Micra tops Yaris in market down 1.5%

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Greece May 2017: VW Polo takes lead in market down 21%

The VW Polo is #1 in Greece just as the new generation is unveiled. Picture autobild.de

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Greek new car sales continue on their seesaw 2017 year: after a 57% gain in February and a 49% surge in March, the market dropped 13% in April and accelerates its decline in May at -21% to 10.666 units. The year-to-date tally remains in positive for now at +4% to 40.215 registrations. After being outsold by Peugeot last month, Toyota (-18%) and Volkswagen (-19%) follow the market and reclaim their dominant position in May with Peugeot (-22%) down to #3 which is still above its year-to-date ranking (#4). Fiat (+7%), Citroen (+5%) and most strikingly Hyundai (up 10-fold on May 2016!) manage to go against the grain and post year-onyear increases. Outside the Top 10, Seat (+33%), Skoda (+141%), Kia (+5%) and Alfa Romeo (+24%) do the same among carmakers selling more than 50 units in May. Reversely, Opel (-46%), Mercedes (-48%), Ford (-51%) and Jeep (-57%) suffer.

 The Hyundai i10 is now among Greece’s Top 10 best-sellers.

Model-wise the VW Polo gains 23% to take the lead for the first time since June 2015, distancing the perennial leader the Toyota Yaris (-45%) by just 3 units. Below, the Nissan Micra (-31%), Fiat Panda (-18%), Peugeot 208 (-26%) and Opel Corsa (-54%) all fall heavily. In the process, the Nissan Micra overtakes the Opel Corsa year-to-date to snap the 2nd position overall. Reversely, the Citroen C3 is boosted up 60% by the new models, the Hyundai i10 is up 8-fold on May 2016, the Toyota Aygo is up 62% and the Seat Ibiza up 4-fold. Further down, notice the Fiat Tipo up 185% to #15, the Hyundai i20 up 25-fold, the Skoda Fabia up 37-fold and the VW Tiguan up 15-fold. The Toyota C-HR leads recent launches (<12 month) at #35 above the Audi Q2 at #49 and the Suzuki Ignis at #55.

Previous month: Greece April 2017: Peugeot surprise leader in market down 13%

One year ago: Greece May 2016: Nissan, Mercedes shine in market up 49%

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Greece April 2017: Peugeot surprise leader in market down 13%

Peugeot is the best-selling brand in Greece in April and the 208 ranks 2nd model. 

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The Greek new car market is down a harsh 13% year-on-year in April to 8.452 registrations, yet thanks to a fantastic Q1 score the year-to-date tally remains largely in positive at +18% to 29.549 units. Peugeot is the surprise brand leader this month, up 5 spots on March and 12% year-on-year to 11.7% market share vs. 8.3% so far in 2017. Toyota tumbles down 25% to 9.8% share vs. 11.3% year-to-date and Volkswagen is up 22% to 9.8% also vs. 9% so far this year, now ranking #2 YTD. Inside the Top 10, Citroen (-34%), Opel (-39%) and Nissan (-40%) – last month’s leader are also hit hard. Reversely, Skoda (+92%), Land Rover (+100%), Kia (+141%) and Hyundai (+382%) all shine.

Model-wise, after being outsold by the Nissan Micra last month, the Toyota Yaris reclaims the top spots it holds year-to-date despite a steep 34% drop. Only 12 units below is the Peugeot 208 up 10 spots on March and 13% year-on-year and now ranking 4th year-to-date. The Fiat Panda (-19%), Opel Corsa (-48%) and VW Polo (-24%) follow but all fall heavily. In fact, only the Citroen C3 (+7%) is up in the remainder of the Top 10. Just outside, the Suzuki Baleno shoots up 116% to #11, the VW Up! is up 134% to #13 and the Hyundai i10 up 243% to #16. Among recent launches, the Audi Q2 is up 12 spots to #29, the Toyota C-HR is stable at #35 and the Suzuki Ignis is down 14 to #47. We welcome the Skoda Kodiaq directly at #55 this month.

Previous month: Greece March 2017: Nissan and Micra on top

One year ago:  Greece April 2016: Toyota and Yaris back in charge in market up 25%

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Greece March 2017: Nissan and Micra on top

The Nissan Micra is the best-selling vehicle in Greece this month. 

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After gaining 57% in February, the Greek new car market continues on its euphoric run in this start of 2017 with a 49.5% surge in March to 9.445 registrations, leading to a 38% improvement over the First Quarter of the year to 21.097 units. As it was already the case a year ago, Nissan is by far the best-selling manufacturer in the country in March with stable sales at 1.239 and 13.1% share, distancing Toyota (+66%), Opel (+66% also), Volkswagen (+7%) and Fiat (+68%). The entire Top 20 posts year-on-year gains, with the most spectacular going to Suzuki (+82%), Citroen (+139%), Seat (+173%), Renault (+176%), Skoda (+211%) and Hyundai (+784%).

Model-wise, also reproducing an order that was valid in March last year, the Nissan Micra takes the lead with 7% market share despite a 10% drop. As a result, the Micra is now #2 year-to-date. In March it distances the Toyota Yaris and Opel Corsa both up 60% while the Renault Clio is up 3-fold in 4th place and the Nissan Qashqai is stable in 5th. The Citroen C3 is up 5-fold to #6 and the Hyundai i20 up 12-fold to #7. Among recent launches, the Suzuki Baleno ranks #23, the Ignis is at #33 and the Toyota C-HR at #35.

Previous month: Greece February 2017: Nissan Qashqai stays on podium, market up 57%

One year ago: Greece March 2016: Nissan triumphs with the Micra

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Greece February 2017: Nissan Qashqai stays on podium, market up 57%

Nissan Qashqai. Picture whatcar.com.au 

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The Greek new car market rebounds back up 57% year-on-year on a particularly weak February 2016 base, lifting the year-to-date tally up 29% to 11.652. Given the size of the year-on-year gain this month, it’s no surprise that the Top 12 best-selling carmakers all lodge double-digit improvements. Market leader Toyota (+55%) fails to match the market growth rate but still stands at a dominant 12.4% share, while direct followers Volkswagen (+61%), Opel (+82%), Nissan (+108%) and Ford (+87%) are all below 10% but frankly outpace the market. Suzuki (+659%) outpaces all carmakers with an almost 8-fold gain, with Jeep (+107%), Seat (+110%), Skoda (+166%), Honda (+217%) and Kia (+558%) also more than doubling their sales compared to February 2016.

Model-wise, we witness a consolidation towards the top with 12 of the 15 best-sellers outpacing the market. The Toyota Yaris (+83%) dominates like in January and FY16, the Opel Corsa (+78%) is up 8 spots on January to return to the 2nd place it held over the Full Year 2016, the Nissan Qashqai is up 257% to #3 ahead of the VW Polo (+63%) and Opel Astra (+120%). The Suzuki Swift is up 11-fold, most likely due to discounts to clear stock ahead of the arrival of the new generation of the model later this year. The Nissan Micra (+130%), Renault Clio (+104%) and Kia Rio (+569%) also shine. Among recent launches (<12 months), the Fiat Tipo is up 19 ranks on January to a record 16th place, the Audi Q2 is up 14 to #22, the Toyota C-HR is down two to #26 and the Suzuki Ignis down 10 to #30.

Previous month: Greece January 2017: Suzuki Ignis in Top 20

One year ago: Greece January-February 2016: BMW X1 in Top 10, market down 16%

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Greece January 2017: Suzuki Ignis in Top 20

The Suzuki Ignis breaks into the Greek Top 20 this month.

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The Greek new car market is up 13% year-on-year in January to 6.460 registrations, with market leaders Toyota (+19%) and Volkswagen (+70%) both frankly beating the market to reach 15.2% and 10.3% share respectively. Peugeot (+1%), Suzuki (+21%) and Nissan (+15%) complete the Top 5, Fiat (+52%), Mercedes (+245%) and Audi (+94%) impress inside the Top 10. Further down, Skoda (+55%), Hyundai (+60%) and Mazda (+70%) also post spectacular gains whereas Ford (-27%), BMW (-35%), Seat (-46%) and Volvo (-46%) implode. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris (+36%) keeps the lead ahead of the Nissan Qashqai (+83%), Peugeot 208 (+25%) and Opel Astra (+53%), all frankly outpacing the market growth. Notice also the Hyundai i20 (+215%), Citroen C3 (+46%), Skoda Octavia (+59%), Audi A3 (+133%), Mercedes GLA (+383%), Mercedes A-Class (+395%) and Peugeot 2008 (+319%). Among recent launches, the Suzuki Ignis (#20), Toyota C-HR (#24), Suzuki Baleno (#28), Fiat Tipo (#35) and Audi Q2 (#36) all post solid scores.

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

One year ago: Greece January-February 2016: BMW X1 in Top 10, market down 16%

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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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Greece November 2016: Yaris leads, Tiguan shoots up to #6

vw-tiguan-greece-november-2016The VW Tiguan is up 257% year-on-year so far in 2016 in Greece.

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The Greek new car market is up by a shy 0.6% year-on-year in November to 5.897 registrations, with the year-to-date now up 7% at 74.108 units. Toyota remains the most popular manufacturer in the country with 12.8% share despite sales down 23% to 757. The Japanese carmaker distances Opel (+12%), Volkswagen (+10%), Ford (+36%) and Fiat (+20%). Notice also Mercedes (+30%), Renault (+95%), Honda (+193%) and Mitsubishi (up 25-fold!) all posting spectacular increases. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris (-23%), Opel Corsa (+2%), Astra (+38%), Nissan Qashqai (+43%) and Renault Clio (+103%) dominate while the VW Tiguan (#6) shoots up well above its year-to-date level (#45).

Previous month: Greece October 2016: Toyota (+33%) and Volkswagen (+45%) soar

One year ago: Greece November 2015: Toyota Yaris shoots up to 9.5% share

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Greece October 2016: Toyota (+33%) and Volkswagen (+45%) soar

Toyota Yaris Greece October 2016The Toyota Yaris holds 9.2% of the Greek market in October. 

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After losing ground both in August and September, the Greek new car market is back into positive territory in October, but just: at +1% to 4.995 registrations. This means the year-to-date tally is now up 8% to 68.211 units. Toyota strengthens its hold on the Greek market with sales up 33% to 707 and 14.2% share vs. 12.2% year-to-date, while in 2nd place Volkswagen jumps 45% to 9.4% share, knocking Opel (-3%) down to third place. BMW (+18%), Mini (+26%), Jeep (+76%), Dacia (+88%) and Renault (+131%) impress, but Nissan (-20%), Hyundai (-25%), Skoda (-27%), Volvo (-38%) and Mercedes (-44%) struggle. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris powers through at +71% to a splendid 9.2% share, way above the Opel Corsa (-20%), Astra (+11%) and Ford Fiesta (+23%). The Renault Clio is up 297% to #9, the VW Tiguan up 24-fold to #11 thanks to the new generation and the Nissan Micra up 50% to #15. The best-selling recent launch (<12 months) is the Suzuki Baleno staying inside the Top 20 at #20 with 77 sales.

Previous month: Greece September 2016: Opel Corsa takes lead in market down 10%

One year ago: Greece October 2015: Volkswagen crashes down 60%

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