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

Opel Corsa Greece September 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Opel Corsa is the best-selling vehicle in Greece in September.

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The Greek new car market is down for the second month in a row in September at -10% to 4.595 registrations, lowering the year-to-date growth to +8.6% at 63.216 units after 9 months. Toyota (+18%) remains the most popular brand at 11.7% share ahead of Opel shooting up 26% to 11.1% and Volkswagen down 23% to 8.4%. Mercedes freefalls down 40% to 324 sales and 7.1% share in 4th place, followed by Peugeot and Fiat both in positive. Suzuki (+21%), Renault (+114%), Mini (+19%), Seat (+19%) and Jeep (+13%), Honda (+16%) and Dacia (+153%) are the only other gainers in the Top 25. The Opel Corsa becomes the best-selling model in Greece for the first time since December 2014 thanks to deliveries up 13% to 295 but the Toyota Yaris, up 1% to 267 this month, comfortably holds onto the year-to-date pole position at 4.192 units vs. 2.948 for the Corsa. The Fiat Panda is up 40% in 5th place, the Opel Astra up 41% to #7, the Renault Clio up 179% to #8, Mercedes GLA up 35% to #9 and the Toyota Auris up 78% to #12.

Previous month: Greece August 2016: Toyota places 3 nameplates in Top 4

One year ago: Greece September 2015: Mercedes best-selling carmaker

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Greece August 2016: Toyota places 3 nameplates in Top 4

Toyota Auris Greece August 2016Toyota Auris 

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The Greek new car market slips down 7% year-on-year in August to just 4.174 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally is up 10.5% to 58.621 units. Toyota goes against the grain with a 19% year-on-year gain to 699 sales and 16.7% share, distancing Opel at 8.2% (+10%), Volkswagen at 7.2% (+6%) and Nissan at 7% (+46%). Mercedes slips down 9% to #5, but Fiat gains 30% to #7. Hyundai (-22%), Citroen (-23%), BMW (-34%) and Renault (-50%) are the main culprits of the market decrease this month. The Toyota Yaris remains the best-selling vehicle in the country despite deliveries down 6% to 377 ahead of the Opel Corsa down 19% to 163. The Toyota Auris (+202%) and Aygo (+43%) make it 3 Toyotas in the Top 4. Other impressive gainers include the Opel Astra (+68%), Nissan Micra (+271%) and BMW X1 (+436%)

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

One year ago: Greece August 2015: BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A Class shoot up

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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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