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After an excruciating 6 consecutive years of decline taking it from 279,554 registrations in 2007 to just 58,694 in 2013, the Greek new car market finally is on the rebound in 2014: up 21% to 71,218 units. The brands podium is unchanged on last year, with Toyota improving its market share slightly to 11.3% followed by Volkswagen (9.7%) and Opel (9.1%). Nissan is up an impressive 72% year-on-year to leapfrog Fiat and Hyundai and land in 4th place, Ford is up 30% to #7, Suzuki and Mercedes both up 51% to #9 and #11 respectively, BMW up 43% to #12, Renault up a gigantic 105% to #13, Audi up 31% to #14, Peugeot up 41% to #16 and Mini up 49% to #19.
For the first time on BSCB I give you the complete Top 260 All-models ranking for 2014.
2014 Nissan Qashqai sales are double that of 2013 in Greece.
The Toyota Yaris remains the best-selling vehicle in Greece for the 2nd year running and the third time in the past 5 years with sales up 8% to 4,164 units. It resists an aggressive push by the Opel Corsa (leader in 2011 and 2012) up 23% to 4,028 sales and #1 year-to-date up until October. The VW Polo and Hyundai i10, both up 27% year-on-year, complete a Top 4 identical to 2013. The Ford Fiesta is up an impressive 44% to #5, the Nissan Qashqai doubles its sales year-on-year thanks to the new model to gain 7 spots to #6 and the Renault Clio does to same to edge into the Top 10.
The ChangAn Benni is the only Chinese model popping up in the 2014 Greek charts.
Notice also the Volvo V40 up 57% to #14, the Skoda Octavia up 79% to #16, the Nissan Note taking off 69 ranks to #22, the Toyota Corolla up 10-fold to #28 and the Audi Q3 up 19 spots to #34. The Mercedes CLA breaks into the annual Top 50 at #48 and the Mercedes GLA is the best-selling all-new nameplate at #62, followed by the Seat Toledo at #66 (much higher than at home in Spain), the Peugeot 2008 at #87, the Peugeot 108 at #96 and the Citroen C4 Cactus at #100. After the HX Auto Noble in 2013, the ChangAn Benni is the resident Chinese model in the annual Greek rankings with one lonely unit sold in 2014.
Previous month: Greece November 2014: Yaris reclaims #1 YTD spot in market down 9%
One year ago: Greece Full Year 2013: Toyota Yaris reclaims lead from Opel Corsa
Two years ago: Greece Full Year 2012: Citroen C3 takes off in worst market since 1988
Full Year 2014 Top 40 All-brands and Top 260 All-models vs. Full 2013 figures below.
Full December 2014 Top 33 All-brands and Top 50 models below.