Greece October 2017: BMW X1 in Top 10 in market up 26.2%

The BMW X1 breaks into the Greek Top 10 in October thanks to sales up 159%.

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Greek new car sales post a third consecutive month of 20%+ year-on-year gains in October at a splendid +26.2% to 6.306 registrations, lifting the year-to-date volume up 11.7% to 76.164 units. Toyota remains by far the best-selling carmaker in the country despite trailing the market at +11% to 12.4% share. Like last month, it is followed by Opel, up 24% to 9% share and now #4 year-to-date above Peugeot, itself up 47% to #3 and 7% share. Below Volkswagen struggling at -18% to 6.1%, Ford edges up 1% to 5.8% in 5th place. Hyundai (+98%) and Renault (+82%) post the largest year-onyear gains in the Top 10. Beyond, Citroen (+48%), Kia (+73%), Audi (+82%), Subaru (+100%), Land Rover (+120%), Mitsubishi (+142%) and Skoda (+184%) all impress.

The Audi Q2 is inside the Greek Top 20 this month.

In the models ranking, the Toyota Yaris is faithful to the pole position it holds year-to-date, distancing the Opel Corsa (+59%), Renault Clio (+82%) and Peugeot 208 (+47%) all posting market-beating progressions. The Fiat Panda (+50%), Hyundai i20 (+91%) and BMW X1 (+159%) also sign impressive gains inside the Top 10. Beyond, the Citroen C3 (+200%), Ford Kuga (+3533!), Peugeot 2008 (+231%) and Skoda Octavia (+146%) deliver spectacular growth rates. The Audi Q2 (#18) tops recent launches above the Toyota C-HR (#31), Suzuki Ignis (#37), Jeep Compass (#52) and Opel Crossland X (#58). In October we welcome the Kia Stonic (#74), Citroen C3 Aircross (#110) and Seat Arona (#117) in the Greek sales charts.

Previous month: Greece September 2017: Fiat and Nissan shine in market up 29.4%

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

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Greece September 2017: Fiat and Nissan shine in market up 29.4%

The Fiat Panda is up 90% to #3 in Greece this month. 

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The Greek new car market continues to gallop ahead with a 29.4% year-on-year surge in September to 5.947 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 10.5% to 69.858 units. Toyota remains the most popular carmaker in the country, trailing the market slightly at +26% to 11.4% ahead of Opel edging up just 1% to 8.6%. Below, both Fiat (+61%) and Nissan (+54%) frankly outpace the market, as do Ford (+81%) and Hyundai (+240%) in the Top 10. Peugeot (+3%), Volkswagen (+15%), Suzuki (+20%) and Citroen (+24%) all lose share year-on-year. Outside the Top 10, Dacia (+42%), Kia (+59%), Honda (+60%), Audi (+72%), Jaguar (+75%), Skoda (+114%), Land Rover (+160%), Mitsubishi (+190%) and Porsche (+600%) all shine.

The Toyota Yaris (+30%) cements its spot as Greece’s best-selling nameplate this month, distancing the Opel Corsa (+2%) while the Fiat Panda (+90%) leaps onto the podium above the Nissan Qashqai (+42%). As a result, the Panda now ranks #3 year-to-date and the Qashqai #7. Other impressive gainers in the Top 10 are the Citroen C3 (+311%), Hyundai i20 (+180%) and Nissan Micra (+267%). Further down, notice the Ford Kuga up to #15, the Suzuki Vitara up 46% to #17 and the Hyundai i10 up 237% to #18. The Toyota C-HR leads recent launches at #21 equal with the Suzuki Ignis and five sales above the Audi Q2 (#24).

Previous month: Greece August 2017: Market continues to shine at +23%

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

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Greece August 2017: Market continues to shine at +23%

 The Toyota Yaris holds 9% of the Greek market in August.

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Greek new car sales are up by a flamboyant 23% year-on-year in August to 5.134 units, still the weakest month of the year though. Year-to-date, registrations in Greece are up 9% to 63.911 units. Toyota gains less ground than the market but evolves way higher than its year-to-date level at 14.4% share vs. 11.2% so far in 2017. Both Opel and Peugeot surge 28% to 8.6% and 6.5% share respectively, distancing Nissan (+8%) while Suzuki signs the largest year-on-year increase in the Top 10 at +73%. Notice also Hyundai up 48%, Renault up 49%, Skoda up 122%, Audi up 47%, Seat up 67%, Jeep up 73%, Honda up 56%, Smart up 83% and Ssangyong up 400%. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris (+23%) remains frankly in the lead, selling almost double the #2, the Opel Corsa (+51%). The Renault Clio (+82%) and Peugeot 208 (+95%) make the Top 4 100% supermini. The Citroen C3 is up 4-fold in 7th place thanks to the new model, the Hyundai i20 is up 82% to #10, the Mercedes GLA up 143% to #11 and the Ford Kuga up 27-fold yp #15. The Suzuki Ignis (#20), Toyota C-HR (#22) and Audi Q2 (#24) dominate novelties.

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

One year ago: Greece August 2016: Toyota places 3 nameplates in Top 4

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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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