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

October 14th, 2014 No comments

Opel Corsa Greece September 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deOpel Corsa

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New car sales in Greece are up a very reassuring 33% year-on-year to 5,055 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 53,844 units, up 22% on 2013. Toyota remains the most popular manufacturer in the country with 11.1% market share ahead of Opel (10.2%), Volkswagen (9.2%) and Nissan (6.4%), bringing the last 3 brands extremely close year-to-date (4.932 sales – 4.916 and 4.937 respectively). Big event in the models ranking: boosted by rebates on the outgoing generation, the Opel Corsa takes the lead both in September (358 sales and 7.1% share) and year-to-date (3.051 and 5.7%), overtaking the Toyota Yaris, down to #3 this month. The Nissan Qashqai also shines in 2nd place with 201 units and 4% share, as do the Renault Clio at #6, the VW Golf at #7, Toyota Corolla at #12, Mini at #15 and the Seat Ibiza at #18.

Previous month: Greece August 2014: Toyota Yaris reclaims lead

One year ago: Greece September 2013: Opel Corsa #1, Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class shine

Full September 2014 Top 85 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Greece August 2014: Toyota Yaris reclaims lead

September 19th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Yaris Greece August 2014Toyota Yaris

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New car sales in Greece continue their recovery: up 9.5% year-on-year in August to 3,693 registrations, still by far the weakest month of the year. The Greek market is up 21% on 2013 so far this year to 48,789 units. After two months dominated by the Hyundai i20, the Toyota Yaris reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to 223 sales and 6% share. Surprisingly for a slow month, the models ranking is very stable and faithful to the year-to-date order with the Opel Corsa at #2, the Hyundai i20 at #3, VW Polo at #4, Ford Fiesta at #5 and Nissan Qashqai at #6. Other great performers this month in Greece include the Citroen C3 up to #7, the Suzuki Swift up to #9, Volvo V40 (#13), Hyundai i30 (#14), Toyota Aygo (#15), Kia Rio (#19), Hyundai i10 (#22), Mini (#25) and VW Passat (#30).

Previous month: Greece July 2014: Hyundai i20 holds onto pole position

One year ago: Greece August 2013: Toyota Yaris back #1 in market down anew

Full August 2014 Top 75 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Greece July 2014: Hyundai i20 holds onto pole position

August 14th, 2014 5 comments

Hyundai i20 Greece July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frHyundai i20

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Greek new car sales keep on recovering in July, up a brilliant 18% year-on-year to 7,627 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 45,096 units, up an equally impressive 22% on 2013. In the brands ranking, Volkswagen makes up for a weak month of June (#6) by taking the lead in July with 768 sales, earning it just above 10% of the market and overtaking Nissan (9.6%), Toyota (9.1%), Opel (8.9%), Hyundai (8.7%) and Fiat (6.5%).

Volvo V40 Greece July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVolvo V40

Model-wise, the Hyundai i20 manages to hold onto the pole position for the 2nd month running, something this nameplate had never achieved before in Greece. It is now #3 year-to-date below traditional leaders the Toyota Yaris (down to #3 in July) and Opel Corsa. The VW Polo completes a Top Four 100% supermini at 4.8% share while the Nissan Qashqai resists in 5th place thanks to the new model. Notice also the Suzuki Swift back up 11 spots on June to #10, the VW Up up 15 to #11, Volvo V40 up 7 to an excellent 13th place vs. #19 year-to-date, the Seat Toledo lodging an exceptional month at #21 with 121 sales or 78% of its 2014 sales so far, the Mini up 24 ranks to #26 and the Hyundai i10 up 27 to #31.

Previous month: Greece June 2014: Hyundai i20 takes the lead in market up 41%

One year ago: Greece July 2013: Opel Corsa and Hyundai i20 on top

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Greece June 2014: Hyundai i20 takes the lead in market up 41%

July 8th, 2014 1 comment

Hyundai i20 Greece June 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deHyundai i20

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Another very satisfying month for new car sales in Greece, up 41% year-on-year in June to 7,964 units, the highest monthly result since January 2012! The year-to-date total halfway through 2014 now stands at 37,469 units, up 23% on 2013. Brand-wise, Nissan lodges a second consecutive month atop the ranking thanks to 834 sales and 10.5% share just above Toyota (10.2%) with Opel rounding out the podium at 9.3%. Hyundai is up 8 spots on May to #4 and 8% share and places the i20 in pole position of the models ranking at 533 units and 6.7%. The Toyota Yaris is back up one spot to #2 and remains leader year-to-date with 2,135 sales and 5.7% vs. 2,072 and 5.5% for the Opel Corsa down two ranks to #3 this month. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai at #5 vs. #11 year-to-date, the Opel Astra up 19 ranks on May to #7, the Seat Mii at #14 vs. #27 YTD, Skoda Citigo at #16 vs. #30 and the Chevrolet Matiz up 16 to #33 vs. #63.

Previous month: Greece May 2014: Nissan Qashqai misses #1 spot for 14 units

One year ago: Greece June 2013: Seat places Ibiza and Leon inside Top 10

Full June 2014 Top 100 models and Top 33 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Greece May 2014: Nissan Qashqai misses #1 spot for 14 units

June 14th, 2014 1 comment

Nissan Qashqai Greece May 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frNissan Qashqai

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How good does it feel to finally deliver good news about the Greek new car market month after month? Very good indeed. New registrations are up a spectacular 42% year-on-year in May to 7,459 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 29,505 sales, up 19% on 2014. This month the Opel Corsa reclaims the top spot in the models sales charts thanks to 361 sales and 4.8% share but remains #2 year-to-date (just) below the Toyota Yaris at 1,676 units vs. 1,685. The heat is on! And we have a third contender to the pole position in May: boosted by the new generation, the Nissan Qashqai is up a stellar 26 spots on April to land in 2nd place only 14 units off the #1 spot at 347 sales and 4.7%. Add to this the Nissan Micra very robust at #4 and 4.4% share and Nissan takes the lead of the brands ranking this month with 11.5% share ahead of Toyota at 10% and Volkswagen at 8.8%. Notice also the Suzuki Alto up 11 ranks to #5, the Audi A3 up 20 to #7 and the Seat Mii up 35 to #11.

Previous month: Greece April 2014: Toyota Aygo up to 5th place

One year ago: Greece May 2013: Lancia Ypsilon and Audi A3 impress

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Greece April 2014 – Toyota Aygo up to 5th place

May 10th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Aygo Greece April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe new generation Toyota Aygo will be on sale in June.

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New car sales in Greece enjoy a 6th month in a row of year-on-year growth at +2% in April to 5,444 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 22,046 units, up a splendid 13% on 2013. Brand-wise, the April sales charts get back to a big more ‘normality’ after Nissan hijacked it last month with 17% share: Toyota is back in pole position with a very strong 14.1% share ahead of Volkswagen at 11.2%, passing Opel year-to-date to also rank #2. Notice Suzuki up 3 spots to #4 and 6.5% and BMW solid at #10 and 3.8%. Model-wise, the Opel Corsa reclaims the top spot thanks to 367 sales and 6.7%, now threatening the Toyota Yaris year-to-date at 1,315 units vs. 1,339…

VW Up! Greece April 2014The VW Up is among the 10 most popular vehicles in Greece this month.

Thanks to another robust month (5.4% share), the VW Polo is now #3 year-to-date like it was in 2013. The performer of the month is the runout-boosted Toyota Aygo up 27 spots on March to land at a fantastic 5th place whereas the new model is not coming to dealerships before June. Notice also the VW Up up a massive 20 ranks to #8, the BMW 1 Series up a further 4 spots to #9 vs. #21 year-to-date, the Peugeot 208 up 14 to #20, the Lancia Ypsilon solid at #25 and the Mercedes CLA shining at #40.

Previous month: Greece March 2014: Nissan holds 17% share in market up 31%

One year ago: Greece April 2013: Hyundai i20 #2 in market up 21%!

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Greece March 2014: Nissan holds 17% share in market up 31%

April 8th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Micra Greece March 2014Nissan holds 17% of the Greek market in March vs. 10% year-to-date and 5.9% in 2013.

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Heart-warming figures coming out of Greece this month: the new car market is up year-on-year for the 5th consecutive time at a very pleasing +31% to 5,866 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to 16,607 units, up 17% on 2013. It’s huge month for Nissan in Greece: the Japanese carmaker holds a mammoth 17% market share in March vs. 10% year-to-date and just 5.9% in 2013, and places the Micra in pole position of the models ranking by far at 581 sales and 9.9%. In fact, the Micra alone sold more than all manufacturers bar one: Volskswagen, and as much as Toyota as a whole (582 units)…

Nissan Note Greece March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan places the Note at #5 this month.

Nissan also manages to push the Note up to 5th place thanks to 269 units and 4.6% share, up from #15 last month and #91 in 2013… The VW Polo also shine in 2nd place with 6% share (4.2% year-to-date), kicking traditional leaders  the Toyota Yaris and Opel Corsa to #3 and #4 respectively. Finally, notice the Fiat 500 up 12 spots on last month to #8, the Suzuki Alto up 30 to #9, BMW 1 Series up 13 to #13, Volvo V40 up 3 to #15, Suzuki SX4 up 14 to #24 and the Audi Q3 up 10 to #30.

Previous month: Greece February 2014: Suzuki Swift knocks on Top 5’s door

One year ago: Greece March 2013: Fiat Panda takes the lead

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Greece February 2014: Suzuki Swift knocks on Top 5’s door

March 9th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki Swift Greece February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSuzuki Swift

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For the 4th time in a row, new car sales in Greece reassuringly gain ground year-on-year, up 6% in February to 4,356 registrations which means the year-to-date total stands at 10,742 units, up 11% on 2013. Toyota (12.4% share) leads Volkswagen, Opel and Hyundai in the brands ranking while the Toyota Yaris tops the models sales charts above the Opel Corsa and Hyundai i20. In fact, this month Greek consumers confirm their addiction to superminis as the Top 6 best-sellers all belong to this segment. The Suzuki Swift is up 8 spots on January to land at an excellent 6th place thanks to 121 sales and 2.8% share, the Skoda Octavia remains solid at #8 vs. #30 over the Full Year 2013, the VW Up is up 21 spots to #16 and the Volvo V40 up 5 to #18.

Previous month: Greece January 2014: Citroen C4 up to #4 in market up 15%

One year ago: Greece February 2013: Nissan Micra at best in almost 2 years

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Greece January 2014: Citroen C4 up to #4 in market up 15%

February 13th, 2014 8 comments

Citroen C4 Greece January 2014. Picture courtesy of L'ArgusCitroen C4

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The Greek new car market delivers its third consecutive month of frank year-on-year gain in January, up 15% to 6,385 registrations. The Top 2 best-sellers are unchanged vs. FY2013: the Toyota Yaris leads the way thanks to 431 sales and 6.8% ahead of the Opel Corsa at 378 units and 5.9%, while the Hyundai i20 climbs onto the podium thanks to 314 sales and 4.9% share. The best performance of the month is delivered by the Citroen C4, up 23 spots on December to shoot up to 4th place at 308 units and 4.8%, potentially because of the diesel model starting at €13,900 instead of €18,350 this month.

Toyota Yaris Greece January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Toyota Yaris remains the best-selling model in Greece this month.

The Skoda Octavia doesn’t do too badly either, up 37 ranks to #7 and 3.1% share vs. #30 and 1% over FY 2013… Notice also the Ford Focus up to #16 vs. #31, Nissan Note up to #18 vs. #91, Audi Q3 up to #20 vs. #53, Suzuki SX4 at #24 vs. #66 and the Opel Mokka at #26 vs. #69. Toyota dominates the brands ranking as it did over FY2013 thanks to 737 sales and 11.5%, followed by Opel at 672 units and 10.5% vs. #3 and 9.5% in 2013. Citroen is up a great 7 spots on December to land in third position thanks to 573 sales and 9.1% vs. 5.7% in 2013, while Hyundai remains 4th at 7.4% and Volkswagen is down to 5th and 7% vs. #2 and 10.8% in 2013. Notice also Audi up to #10, Renault up to #12 and Chevrolet up to #18.

Previous post: Greece Full Year 2013: Toyota Yaris reclaims lead from Opel Corsa

Previous month: Greece December 2013: Mercedes A-Class up to #2

One year ago: Greece January 2013: Toyota Yaris and Hyundai i30 shine

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

January 15th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Yaris Greece 2013Toyota Yaris

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After after dropping by 17% in 2009, 36% in 2010, 31% in 2011 and 40% in 2012, the Greek new car market stabilised in 2013. And stabilised is the right word, given the market was in negative year-to-date during the entire year, edging back into positive in the last days of 2013 to finish at 58,694 registrations, up 218 units or 0.4% on 2012. Let’s not take out the champagne out the fridge yet: this is still the 2nd worst annual figure since 1988 and the 4th time in the last 30 years the market drops below 60,000 units… We’ll see if 2014 gets Greek new car sales back into a frank upwards trend. Lots of movement in the Greek brands ranking this year: replicating the models ranking where the Toyota Yaris reclaimed the lead over the Opel Corsa, Toyota replaces Opel as the most popular brand in the country thanks to sales up 14% to 6,529 and 11.1% share, ahead of Volkswagen (+5%), Opel (-21%), Hyundai up a splendid 51% and 5 spots to #4 and 6.8% share, Fiat (+9%) and Nissan (+9%).

Hyundai i20 Greece 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frHyundai i20 sales are up 85% in Greece in 2013.

For only the second time ever after 2010, the Toyota Yaris is the best-seller in Greece thanks to sales up 13% to 3,823 units and 6.5%, passing the Opel Corsa, leader in 2011 and 2012 but down 17% this year to just 3,271 sales and 5.6% share. The VW Polo is stable but gains one spot to #3, the Hyundai i20 improves by a huge 85% year-on-year to land in 4th place with 2,182 units and 3.7% while the VW Golf is up an even more impressive 115% to #5 and 2,166 sales. Other great performers this far in Greece include the Nissan Micra up 21% at #8, the Toyota Auris up 32% to #11, Hyundai i30 up 188% to #16, Renault Clio up 69% to #18, Audi A3 up 90% to #20, Mercedes A-Class up 102% to #22 (and up to #2 in December!) and the Volvo V40 up 277% to #23, one of its best rankings in the world.

Previous post: Greece December 2013: Mercedes A-Class up to #2

Previous year: Greece Full Year 2012: Citroen C3 takes off in worst market since 1988

Two years ago: Greece Full Year 2011: Opel Corsa #1 in weakest market in 22 years

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