Israel November 2017: Kia leads, Skoda up 40% to #3

The Skoda Kodiaq is now on sale in Israel. Picture auto.co.il 

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il we can share with you today Israeli brands data for November. The total market is back to a harsh 15.1% year-on-year drop to just 17.788 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 1.4% to 275.765 units. Kia posts a fourth consecutive month atop the Israeli brands ranking with sales down 14% to 13.3% share, a far cry from Toyota down 23% to 10.1%. Yet this is still not enough to dislodge the year-to-date leader, sister brand Hyundai down 30% to just 8.5% this month but accounting for 13.2% of the YTD market vs. 12.8% for Kia. Skoda surges 40% to climb onto the podium in third place with 8.9% share. Renault (+8%) and Seat (+4%) are the only two other carmakers in positive in the Top 10, with Nissan (-16%), Suzuki (-22%), Volkswagen (-31%) and Mitsubishi (-59%) all falling heavily. Further down, notice Chevrolet up 10%, Volvo up 20%, Audi up 27%, Mercedes up 30%, Fiat up 37%, Infiniti up 40%, Alfa Romeo up 90%, BMW up 92% and Jeep up 305%.

Previous month: Israel October 2017: Kia #1 for third straight month in market up 46%

One year ago: Israel October 2016: Hyundai and Kia dominate market down 35%

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Israel October 2017: Kia #1 for third straight month in market up 46%

Kia is the best-selling carmaker in Israel once again this month. Picture 4×4.co.il 

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il we can share with you today Israeli brands data for October. After plunging 35% a year ago, the market is back up 46% to 19.829 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now down just 0.3% to 257.977 units. Kia is the most popular brand in the country for the third straight month but trails the market slightly at +40% to 12.9% share. This is still not enough to topple sister brand Hyundai off the YTD lead, even though it is down 1% to just 9.3% share in third place this month, one of only three manufacturers to lose ground in the Top 20. Toyota gains 38% to 11.8%, a bit above the 11.1% it commands so far this year. Six of the next seven carmakers frankly outpace the market, with the most impressive being Renault (+185%), Subaru (+154%) and Suzuki (+152%). Nissan (+98%) and Mazda (+56%) also impress. Further down, notice Citroen (+61%), Seat (+66%), Mercedes (+67%), Fiat (+68%), Dacia (+71%), Peugeot (+89%), Lexus (+130%), Alfa Romeo (+140%), BMW (+182%) and Jeep (+192%) all posting spectacular gains.

Previous month: Israel September 2017: Kia Picanto snaps YTD lead, Hyundai Ioniq shines

One year ago: Israel October 2016: Hyundai and Kia dominate market down 35%

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Israel September 2017: Kia Picanto snaps YTD lead, Hyundai Ioniq shines

The Kia Picanto is now Israel’s best-seller in 2017. Picture gear.co.il 

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you September data for Israel. As for every quarter, complete data is also available this month. Israeli new car sales are down a harsh 19.6% year-on-year to 19.990 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 2.8% to 238.148 registrations. Market leaders Kia (-29%) and Hyundai (-38%) implode but remain on top while Toyota does slightly better than the market at -18% to 10.5% share. Reversely, Skoda (-3%), Suzuki (-7%) and more impressively Mazda (+8%), Nissan (+13%) and Citroen (+52%) go against the grain and gain market share vs. September 2016. Further down, Peugeot (+3%), Honda (+3%), Lexus (+3%), BMW (+5%), Mini (+8%), Subaru (+9%), Audi (+11%), Infiniti (+32%), Alfa Romeo (+81%) and Cadillac (+157%) are just about the only carmakers registering a year-on-year gin this month. Chevrolet (-38%), Seat (-49%), Mitsubishi (-58%), Jaguar (-62%) and Ssangyong (-66%) are hit the hardest.

The Hyundai Ioniq was the best-selling nameplate in Israel in July. Picture gear.co.il

Model-wise, the Kia Picanto (-16%) snaps the overall YTD pole position off the Kia Sportage but the two nameplates are separated by just 63 sales after 9 months and both hold 4.2% of the Israeli market. The Hyundai Tucson (-17%), Toyota Corolla (-11%), Skoda Octavia (-5%) and Mitsubishi Outlander (-30%) hold onto their H1 respective rankings while the Hyundai Ioniq steps up to 7th place overall thanks to a fantastic pole position in July. Notice also the Renault Clio up 101% to #10, the Toyota C-HR up to #16, the Kia Niro up to #21, the Suzuki Baleno up 140% to #22 and the Peugeot 3008 up 496% to #44. Among other recent launches, the Suzuki Ignis leaps up to #47 from #69 in H1, the Skoda Kodiaq goes from #181 to #56 and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio from #259 to #208.

Previous month: Israel August 2017: Kia back in charge in market down 12%

One year ago: Israel September 2016: Kia Sportage triumphs

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Israel August 2017: Kia back in charge in market down 12%

Kia is the most popular manufacturer in Israel in August.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today brands data for Israel in August. This month Israeli registrations are down 12% year-on-year to 24.294 units, tilting the year-to-date total into negative territory at -1% to 218.158 deliveries. In spite of sales tumbling down 23% year-on-year, Kia is back in the brands pole position for the third time in the past four months with 13.4% share, edging past sister company Hyundai up 2% to 13.2%. Toyota (-3%) rounds up the podium as it does year-to-date. Skoda is up a timid 4% to 8% share, but the big gainers are to be found below: Honda (+21%), Renault (+33%), Nissan (+36%) and Mazda (+37%) impress whereas Mitsubishi (-70%) implodes. Further down, Audi (+19%) and Dacia (+10%) are the only other Top 20 manufacturers in positive, while Jeep (+98%) and Alfa Romeo (+122%) make themselves noticed among smaller brands.

Previous month: Israel July 2017: After three months absence, Hyundai reclaims #1

One year ago: Israel August 2016: Kia outpaces Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Suzuki shoot up

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Israel July 2017: After three months absence, Hyundai reclaims #1

Hyundai Ioniq – Hyundai is back to #1 brand in Israel in July. 

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you Israeli brands data for July when sales are down 6% year-on-year to 25.667 units, leading to a year-to-date tally now up by only 0.6% to 193.864 registrations. After three months away, Hyundai reclaims the brands pole position despite a 0.2% year-on-year drop to 15.6% share. Sister brand Kia (-16%) is knocked down to #2 while Toyota is also down one spot to #3 in spite of a vigorous 17% year-on-year gain. Suzuki (+38%) post the largest year-on-year improvement in the Top 25, with Nissan (+31%), BMW (+29%), Dacia (+17%) and Mercedes (+16%) also posting stunning scores. Further down, Alfa Romeo (+47%), Infiniti (+131%) and Cadillac (+327%) make themselves noticed whereas Audi (-25%), Ford (-26%), Renault (-27%), Citroen (-33%), Volkswagen (-33%), Mitsubishi (-35%), Lexus (-42%) and Isuzu (-50%) are in great difficulty.

Previous month: Israel June 2017: Kia Sportage leads, Hyundai Ioniq in Top 10

One year ago: Israel July 2016: Hyundai and Kia in control

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Israel June 2017: Kia Sportage leads, Hyundai Ioniq in the Top 10

The Hyundai Ioniq ranks at a world-best 8th place so far in Israel in 2017. 

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today complete models and brands data for Israel in June and H1. The Israeli new car market is down 5% year-on-year in June to 25.137 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in positive territory at 168.197 units, up 1.7% on the same period a year ago. For the third consecutive month, Kia is the most popular carmaker in Israel, and this despite a 5% year-on-year drop to 13.6% share. Toyota is up 21% to follow in 2nd place at 10.4% while the 2017 leader Hyundai crumbles down 32% to just 9.8% share. Skoda (+17%), Suzuki (+62%), Mazda (+12%), Renault (+108%) and Citroen (+31%) all post spectacular gains all within the Top 10. Further down, notice Dacia up 247%, Infiniti up 238% and Cadillac up 311%. Model-wise, the top three best-sellers over H1 2017 remain unchanged on the FY16 ranking despite all losing ground year-on-year: the Kia Sportage (-4%) remains in the lead ahead of the Kia Picanto (-10%) and Hyundai Tucson (-11%). The Toyota Corolla (+2%) and Skoda Octavia (+8%) round up the Top 5. The big news inside the Israeli Top 10 is the arrival of the Hyundai Ioniq at #8, its best ranking in the world so far. The Toyota C-HR lands at #17, the Suzuki Baleno is up to #20.

The Kia Sportage remains the best-selling vehicle in Israel in 2017. 

Previous month: Israel May 2017: Kia leads again, Toyota up 29% in market down 2.5%

One year ago: Israel June 2016: Kia Picanto, Sportage and Hyundai Tucson on podium

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Israel May 2017: Kia leads again, Toyota up 29% in market down 2.5%

Kia Sportage Israel May 2016. Picture courtesy 4x4.co.ilKia is the #1 manufacturer in Israel for the 2nd month running. Picture 4×4.co.il 

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today brands data for Israel in May. The Israeli new car market is down slightly this month at -2.5% to 24.878 registrations, allowing the year-to-date tally to remain in positive at +2.9% to 143.060 units. Kia is the best-selling manufacturer for the second month running despite sales down 10% year-on-year to 13.4% share. Toyota delivers one of the best performances of the month with deliveries up 29% to 13% share in 2nd place, overtaking Hyundai down a harsh 19% to 12.4%. Hyundai however remains in the year-to-date lead with 14.7% share above Kia (12.6%) and Toyota (11%). Below, Mazda (+17%), Suzuki (+39%) and Honda (+38%) all brilliantly post double-digit gains within the Top 10. Notice also Audi (+26%), Jeep (+85%) and Cadillac (+144%) delivering significant year-on-year improvements.

Previous month: Israel April 2017: Kia snaps top spot in market down 15%

One year ago: Israel May 2016: Hyundai and Kia dominate in market up 22%

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Israel April 2017: Kia snaps top spot in market down 15%

Kia Sportage Israel May 2016. Picture courtesy 4x4.co.ilKia is the best-selling carmaker in Israel in April. Picture 4×4.co.il 

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today April brands data for Israel, models data is now a quarterly occurrence. The overall market is down a harsh 15% year-on-year this month to 19.515 units, yet the year-to-date tally remains in positive territory at 118.182 sales, up 4% on the same period last year. Ranking #2 over the Full Year 2016 and so far in 2017, Kia becomes the best-selling carmaker in the country this month thanks to a restrained 7% drop to 2.744 deliveries, bypassing market leader and sister brand Hyundai down 20% to 2.499. Toyota (-6%) and Skoda (-14%) hold the same rankings as year-to-date whereas Suzuki climbs one spot to #5 thanks to sales actually up 6% year-on-year, but Honda is the best performing carmaker in the Top 10 with deliveries up 47% to 725 and 3.7% share at #7 vs. #14 last month and #13 year-to-date. Further down, let’s single out a handful of manufacturers in frank positive territory such as Audi (+55%), BMW (+64%), Dacia (+24%), Isuzu (+93%), Jeep (+37%), Alfa Romeo (+32%) and Cadillac (+41%).

Previous month: Israel March 2017: Hyundai Ioniq just outside Top 10

One year ago: Israel April 2016: Hyundai up 52% to cement lead in market up 30%

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Israel March 2017: Hyundai Ioniq just outside Top 10

 Hyundai Ioniq. Picture autoexpress.co.uk

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today March brands and Q1 models data for Israel. In March, the Israeli new car market is down 1.3% year-on-year to 28.167 registrations but thanks to an all-time high score in January, the First Quarter tally is still up 8.9% at 98.667 units. The Top 3 best-selling carmakers all lose more ground than the market in January, resulting is thawed market shares: Hyundai (-3%) dominates ahead of Kia (-4%) and Toyota (-10%), whereas Nissan (+42%), Suzuki (+28%), Mitsubishi (+15%), Citroen (+94%) and Renault (+11%) all shine within the Top 10. Beyond, notice Seat (+71%), BMW (+39%), Jeep (+29%), Dacia (+23%), Lexus (+23%) and Mercedes (+22%) all posting spectacular gains.

Over in the models ranking, the SUV wave continues to engulf the Israeli charts with the Kia Sportage keeping the pole position it held for the first time over the Full Year 2016, and now followed by the Hyundai Tucson knocking the Kia Picanto down to #3. The Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia and Hyundai i10 follow just above the Mitsubishi Outlander. But the most notable performance over the First Quarter 2017 in Israel as far as models are concerned is the 11th place of the hybrid Hyundai Ioniq with 1.879 sales and just under 2% market share. Notice also the Toyota C-HR already landing at #30 over the period despite only being present for two months, the Nissan Sentra up to #33 and the Kia Niro up to #34.

Previous month: Israel February 2017: Hyundai and Kia on top, Suzuki up 89%

One year ago: Israel March 2016: Hyundai Tucson leaps to 2nd place overall

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Israel February 2017: Hyundai and Kia on top, Suzuki up 89%

The facelifted and rebaptised Crossover helps push Israeli Suzuki sales up 89% in February. 

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today February data for Israel. After an all-time high score in January (45.210), the Israeli market falls flat in February at -1% to 25.290 units. Models data is now only available quarterly so we will focus on the brands for now. Market leader Hyundai frankly beats the market with a 25% surge to 4.620 sales and 18.3%, followed by its sister brands Kia at +3% and 14.9% share. Toyota is in trouble ay -19% but remains on the podium at #3. Below, notice Suzuki up 89% to #5, Renault up 84% to #7 and Chevrolet up 96% to #9. Further down, Cadillac gains 43%, Mini is up 61%, Jaguar up 180%, Maserati up 467% and MG up 722%. At the other end of the scale, brands struggling in Israel this month include Volkswagen (-30%), Subaru (-40%), Opel (-46%), Lexus (-48%), Ssangyong (-50%) and Isuzu (-82%)

Previous month: Israel January 2017: Hyundai tops all-time record market

One year ago: Israel February 2016: Hyundai leads again but Kia catches up

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