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

Fiat Panda Greece July 2016The Fiat Panda is up to #2 in Greece in July. 

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In July, the Greek new car market continues to seesaw its way through recovery with sales up a splendid 29% to 7.034 after dipping 1.5% in June and gaining 49% in May. Strikingly, all five best-selling manufacturers frankly outpace the market: Toyota is up 43% to hold onto the pole position, ahead of Nissan (+60%), Volkswagen (+48%), Fiat (+196%) and Opel (+50%). Reversely, Peugeot (-27%) and Suzuki (-22%) struggle. Below, more carmakers post spectacular gains, such as Mercedes (+57%), Ford (+65%), Honda (+108%), BMW (+118%), Seat (+129%), Alfa Romeo (+176%) and Dacia (+643%). Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date thanks to deliveries up 65% to 610, followed by the Fiat Panda up 187% to 365 and the Nissan Micra up 451% to 314. Notice also the Citroen C3 up 63% to #9, the Seat Leon up 396% to #10, Ford Fiesta up 103% to #13, Nissan Pulsar up 111% to #16, the Dacia Duster up to #21, BMW X1 up to #23 and the Suzuki Baleno up to #24.

Previous month: Greece June 2016: Micra tops Yaris in market down 1.5%

One year ago: Greece July 2015: Bailout crisis triggers return to recession at -29%

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Greece June 2016: Micra topples Yaris in market down 1.5%

Nissan Micra Greece June 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan Micra

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After surging 49% in May, the Greek new car market seesaws back down 1.5% in June to 8.863 registrations, with a year-to-date tally still comfortably in positive at +10% to 47.413 units. Overtaken by Nissan in May, Toyota soars 83% year-on-year to reclaim the brands lead with 1.196 sales and 13.5% share, knocking Nissan down to #2 at 1.007 and 11.4% (+3%). Volkswagen (-15%) and Opel (-18%) are in difficulty but Peugeot (+12%) and Fiat (+16%) shine. Below, Renault (+63%), Ford (+85%), Dacia (+273%) and Alfa Romeo (+220%) all post spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Nissan Micra (+47%) snaps up the pole position, toppling the Toyota Yaris (+57%) while the Renault Clio is up 10 spots on May to #3. The Toyota Aygo is up 21 to #5, the Seat Leon up 27 to #8 and the Toyota Auris up 245% year-on-year to #10.

Previous month: Greece May 2016: Nissan, Mercedes shine in market up 49%

One year ago: Greece June 2015: Suzuki Celerio breaks into Top 10

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

Mercedes A Class Greece May 2016The Mercedes A-Class is up 5-fold year-on-year to surge to #5 overall in May. 

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The Greek new car market surges 49% year-on-year in May to 13.489 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 13% to 38.550 units. Nissan is the most popular manufacturer in the country for the second time in the past three months thanks to sales up 57% to 1.520 and 11.3% share, comfortably distancing Toyota at 10.4% (+49%), Opel at 9.4% (+82%) and Volkswagen at 9.2% (+73%). Mercedes shoots up 167% to 6th place, BMW is up 129%, Seat up 123% and Jeep up 113%. The Top 6 best-selling models in the country all outpace the galloping market, led by the Toyota Yaris (+71%), Opel Corsa (+78%), Nissan Micra (+66%) and Peugeot 208 (+59%) as per the year-to-date order. The Mercedes A-Class multiplies its sales by 5 year-on-year to shoot up to 5th place overall, with the VW Golf (+143%), Opel Astra (+122%), Ford Focus (+234%) and Toyota Auris (+106%) all posting spectacular gains. Finally, let’s notice the very first Tesla Model S sold in Greece this month.

Previous month: Toyota and Yaris back in charge in market up 25%

One year ago: Greece May 2015: Nissan Qashqai leaps onto podium

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

Suzuki Baleno Greece April 2016. Picture courtesy karoto.grThe Suzuki Baleno lands directly inside the Greek Top 40 in April. 

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Finally a breath of fresh air for the Greek new car market, up year-on-year for the first time in 2016 at +25% to 9.735 registrations, the largest year-on-year gain since April 2015 (+43%), evening up the year-to-date total with the same period last year (25.061 vs. 25.072). After a Nissan triumph in March motivated by the end of the Japanese financial year, Toyota reclaims the lead of the Greek brands ranking in April with 11.3% share, outpacing the market at +35% as does Opel in 2nd place and 10.1%. Peugeot is up a flamboyant 78% in third position, distancing Nissan (+14%) and Suzuki (+50%) while Volkswagen crumbles down 28% to #6, The models ranking returns to “normal” also with the Toyota Yaris in the lead (+53%) above the Opel Corsa (+26%) while the Fiat Panda surges 158% to #3. The Opel Astra (+65%) and Peugeot 108 (119%) also post spectacular gains, but none as outstanding as the Peugeot 308, up 7-fold on April 2015 to #13. The Suzuki Baleno starts well at #36 with 89 deliveries.

Previous month: Greece March 2016: Nissan triumphs with the Micra

One year ago: Greece April 2015: VW Polo and Opel Corsa in the lead

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Greece March 2016: Nissan triumphs with the Micra

Nissan Micra Greece March 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan Micra

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The first quarter of 2016 isn’t one to remember for Greek new car sales: March volumes down 3% to 6.316 units pull the 2016 total sales down 11% so far at 15.326 registrations. Nissan becomes the most popular carmaker in the country year-to-date thanks to an exceptionally strong March score at 1.245 sales and 19.7% share, up 74% on March 2015 partly due to the Micra shooting up to pole position with sales more than doubling year-on-year at 737 and 11.7% share. The Micra now ranks #2 year-to-date with 887 units (+41%) vs. 964 (-22%) for the perennial leader, the Toyota Yaris. Volkswagen (-11%), Toyota (-15%), Opel (+7%) and Peugeot (+3%) follow in the brands ranking while Fiat (+60%), BMW (+43%) and Mercedes (+37%) shine. Model-wise, other great performers include the Nissan Qashqai up 39% to #4, the Suzuki Celerio up 252% to #7, the Fiat 500 up 132% to #9 and the BMW X1 up 198% to #13.

Previous post: Greece January-February 2016: BMW X1 in Top 10, market down 16%

One year ago: Greece March 2015: Nissan Micra threatens Toyota Yaris for #1

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

BMW X1 Greece February 2016The new generation BMW X1 has convinced the Greek. 

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Very unstable start of 2016 for new car sales in Greece: down 2.5% in January to 5.700 registrations then crumbling down 32% in February to just 3.310 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 16% to 9.010 sales. Toyota (-18%) and Opel (-16%) lead the brands ranking so far and roughly follow the market whereas Peugeot frankly outpaces it at +3% in third place and Volkswagen underperforms at -27% to 7.7% share.  BMW (+53%), Fiat (+26%), Volvo (+8%), Mini (+13%) and Smart (+414%) are the only other manufacturers gaining ground in the Top 20. The Toyota Yaris remains the most popular nameplate in Greece but it falls faster than the market at -25%, followed by the Opel Corsa (-13%) and Peugeot 208 (-37%). The Fiat Panda (+27%) goes against the grain at #7 and #4 in February as does the BMW X1 up 229% to #21 and breaking into the February Top 10. The Suzuki Vitara posts a brilliant 5th place in January but falls to #54 in February.

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

One year ago (Jan): Greece January 2015: Has the market plateau’ed already?

One year ago (Feb): Greece February 2015: Toyota Yaris leads, Nissan Micra shines

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Greece Full Year 2015: Yaris, Corsa & Polo lead unstable market

Toyota Yaris Greece 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Toyota Yaris is the best-selling nameplate in Greece in 2015.

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On paper the Greek new car market shows an honest 6% year-on-year improvement to 75.805 registrations, the second consecutive year of growth after an excruciating 6 straight years of decline took it from 279,554 registrations in 2007 to just 58,694 in 2013. The reality is not as smooth sailing however. This year new car sales in Greece alternated months of extravagant growth with deep declines, reflecting the “Grexit” uncertainty that hung around for a significant part of the year. If April was up 43% and May up 22%, July was down 29% and October down 18%…

Peugeot 208 Greece 2015The Peugeot 208 helps the French manufacturer surge up 147% in Greece this year. 

Toyota remains the most popular manufacturer in the country thanks to sales up 11% to 8.866 for a 11.7% share, distancing Volkswagen (-2%) at 8.9% and Nissan up one spot and 10% to 8.6% share. Opel tumbles down 7% to 8% but Peugeot is up a spectacular 147% and 11 ranks to return to the success it had a few years back in 5th place. Notice also Suzuki up 21% and 3 ranks to #6, Mercedes up 28% to #9 (and #1 in September!), BMW up 19% to #12, Mini up 24%, Smart up 200% and Jeep up 1234%.

Mercedes A Class Greece 2015Mercedes was the best-selling car brand in Greece in September.

Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris wins the annual race for the 3rd consecutive year and the fourth time in the past 6 years with sales up a very impressive 20% to 5.017, vastly increasing the gap with the #2, the Opel Corsa, leader in 2011 and 2012 but down 13% to 3,492 this year despite a new generation. Like in 2014, the VW Polo (6%) rounds up the podium and is followed this time by the Peugeot 208 (+124%) and Nissan Qashqai (+22%).

SH Auto CEO Greece 2015. Picture courtesy autotriti.grSH Auto CEO

The Toyota Aygo takes advantage of the new generation to gain 38% at #14, the Mercedes A-Class is up 35% to #18, the Ford Focus up 63% to #20 and the Hyundai i10 up 137% to #22. Launched in December 2014, the Suzuki Celerio leaps to #23, while the Suzuki Vitara is the best-selling all-new model for 2015 at #31. After the HX Auto Noble in 2013 and the ChangAn Benni in 2014, the resident Chinese model in the annual Greek rankings with one lonely unit sold in 2015 is the SH Auto CEO.

Previous month: Greece November 2015: Toyota Yaris shoots up to 9.5% share

Previous year: Greece Full Year 2014: Toyota Yaris resists Opel Corsa assault

Two years ago: Greece Full Year 2013: Toyota Yaris reclaims lead from Opel Corsa

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

Toyota Yaris Greece November 2015. Picture courtesy automobile-magazine.frToyota Yaris

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The Greek new car market continues on its rollercoaster ride: after dropping 18% in October, it is back up 18% in November to 5.859 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 6% to 68.989 units. Toyota posts a mammoth month at 16.8% share thanks to 982 sales, distancing Opel (+35%), Volkswagen (-22%) and Nissan (+39%). Suzuki is up 106%, BMW up 127%, Mini up 81% and Jeep up 763%. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris shoots up to 9.5% share, cementing its year-to-date lead at 6.2% (+13%) vs. 4.6% (-13%) for the Opel Corsa. The Toyota Auris is up 60% to #4, the VW Polo down 38% to #5, the Opel Astra up 60% to #8 and the Peugeot 308 up 64% to #9. Finally the Suzuki Vitara is up four spots on October to #16.

Previous month: Greece October 2015: Volkswagen crashes down 60%

One year ago: Greece November 2014: Yaris reclaims #1 YTD spot in market down 9%

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Greece October 2015: Volkswagen crashes down 60%

VW Golf Greece October 2015. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auVolkswagen sales are down 60% year-on-year in Greece in October. Picture caradvice.com.au

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It’s a very unstable year for the Greek new car market: back to harsh decline in October at -16% to just 4.946 registrations, yet the year-to-date total remains in positive at +5.5% to 63.130 units. Despite sales down 20% year-on-year, Toyota reclaims the brands pole position it holds year-to-date at 10.7% share above Opel (-18%) and Mercedes once again posting a fantastic result with volumes up 94% on October 2014 to 7.3% share. Nissan (-4%) and Fiat (-11%) round up the Top 5 but the big news in Greece this month is the freefalling of Volkswagen, down 60% to just 325 sales and 6.6% share.

A combination of a high comparison volume in October 2014, the after-effects of overselling in the past couple of months and, it’s impossible to ignore it, the emissions cheating scandal it is currently embroiled in. Whether it wouldn’t be reasonable to attribute the entire decline to dieselgate, this 60% drop is the largest Volkswagen has experienced post-scandal anywhere in the world. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris (-30%) and Opel Corsa (-31%) are back in command despite significant year-on-year drops, the Nissan Qashqai is up 18% to #3, the VW Golf falls 44% in 5th place, the Mercedes GLA is up 7-fold to #10 and the Ford Focus up 5-fold to #11.

Previous month: Greece September 2015: Mercedes best-selling carmaker

One year ago: Greece October 2014: Toyota Yaris reclaims monthly leadership

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Greece September 2015: Mercedes best-selling carmaker

Mercedes A Class Greece September 2015Surprise: the Mercedes A-Class is the best-selling vehicle in Greece in September. 

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The Grexit crisis is all just a bad memory by now: Greek new car sales are in positive again in September at +1% to 5.125 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 8% to 58.184 units. Surprise atop the brands ranking: Mercedes flamboyantly takes the lead thanks to sales up almost 3-fold on September 2014 to 544 units for a gigantic 10.6% market share. Volkswagen is back up 3 spots to #2 (9.8%), followed by Toyota (-19%), Opel (-22%) and Nissan (+22%). Notice also Peugeot (+74%), BMW (+23%), Suzuki (+38%) and Audi (+20%) lodging impressive year-on-year gains. The models ranking reflects this surprising development, with the Mercedes A-Class outselling all other nameplates in Greece this month with a gargantuan 279 sales and 5.4% share, up 5-fold on a year ago and distancing traditional leaders the Opel Corsa (-27%) and Toyota Yaris (+27%).

Previous month: Greece August 2015: BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A Class shoot up

One year ago: Greece September 2014: Opel Corsa now #1 year-to-date

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