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Israel November 2014: Seat Ibiza & Mitsubishi Attrage superstars

December 4th, 2014 No comments

Seat Ibiza Israel November 2014The Seat Ibiza shoots up to #3 in Israel this month.

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Thanks to www.cartube.co.il I can share with you today November data for Israel. New car sales in the country are up a very robust 17% year-on-year to 19,574 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 229,294 units, up 14% on 2013. The brand podium is back to its YTD order with Hyundai in charge at 12.9% share followed by Toyota at 12.2% and Kia at a strong 11.9%, almost one percentage point above its YTD level. Skoda (7.2%) and Mitsubishi (7%) are clearly above their traditional Israeli market share whereas Mazda (5.8%) and Suzuki (5.3%) are below. Seat jumps to 8th overall with 4.5% share, mainly due to the exceptional strength of the Ibiza up 12 spots on October to land on the podium at #3 with 3.6% of the market vs. #20 and 1.5% year-to-date.

Mitsubishi Attrage Israel November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrivia.comThe Mitsubishi Attrage is at its best in the world in Israel.

The Toyota Corolla keeps the lead of the models ranking for the 15th time in the past 16 months, but just: only 3 lonely sales separate it from the #2 the Kia Picanto… Below the Hyundai i10 up two spots to #4, the Mitsubishi Attrage improves again on an already spectacular score in October: up a further 4 ranks to brilliantly break into the Top 5 with 640 sales and 3.3% share, making Israel the Attrage’s best performing country in the world so far! Finally, notice the Toyota Auris strong again at #13 vs. #26 year-to-date, most of its sales being the hybrid variant, the Renault Clio up to #20 vs. #35 YTD, the VW Jetta up 16 spots to #24 vs. #42 and the Skoda Citigo up 56 to #25 vs. #63.

Previous month: Israel October 2014: Mitsubishi Attrage back in Top 10

One year ago: Israel November 2013: Toyota Corolla leads, Suzuki SX4 up to #2

Full November 2014 Top 40 brands and Top 223 models Ranking Tables below.

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Israel October 2014: Mitsubishi Attrage back in Top 10

November 6th, 2014 No comments

Mitsubishi Attrage Israel October 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrivia.comMitsubishi Attrage

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Thanks to www.cartube.co.il, I can share with you all the details about the Israeli new car market, down 12% year-on-year to 17,149 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 209,720 units, still up a sturdy 14% on 2013. Brand-wise, Hyundai keeps the lead at 12.4% share followed by Kia at 12% and Toyota at 11.9%, with Toyota remaining #2 above Kia YTD. Mazda is back up to #4 above Suzuki, Skoda, Mitsubishi and Renault. The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the 14th time in the past 15 months thanks to 893 sales and 5.2%, slightly lower than the 5.8% share it commands YTD. The Kia Picanto (4,9%), Mazda3 (3.6%) and Suzuki SX4 (3.6% also) follow, as they do in the YTD ranking. Excellent performances of the Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) up to #5, Renault Fluence at #7 vs. #14 YTD, the Mitsubishi Attrage back inside the Top 10 for the 2nd time in the past 3 months at #9 vs. #19 YTD, the Kia Forte at #10 vs. #20, Toyota Auris up to #12 vs. #29, Citroen Berlingo up to #16 vs. #44 and the Subaru XV up to #25 vs. #57. Finally we welcome two new nameplates in the Israeli ranking this month: the Infiniti Q50 at #206 with 3 units sold and the Citroen C4 Cactus at #217 and 2 sales.

Previous month: Israel September 2014: Nissan Micra and Renault Fluence up

One year ago: Israel October 2013: Toyota Corolla #1, Kia Picanto leads year-to-date

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Israel September 2014: Nissan Micra and Renault Fluence up

October 16th, 2014 3 comments

Nissan Micra Israel September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan Micra

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New car sales in Israel are up a massive 60% year-on-year in September to 18,761 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 192,571 units, up 17% on 2013. Brand-wise, Hyundai reclaims the top spot off its sister company Kia thanks to 2,450 sales and 13.1% vs. 2,225 and 11.9% while Toyota remains in third place with 10.7% share. Suzuki is up two spots on August to #4 and 7%, Renault is up 5 to #5 and 6.5% vs. 3.7% year-to-date, Nissan is up 4 to #7 and Fiat up 5 to #15. In the models ranking, the podium is unchanged on August with the Toyota Corolla (4.8%) above the Kia Picanto (4.2%) and Suzuki SX4 (3.9%). The Hyundai i10 is back up one spot to #4 while the Nissan Micra delivers the performance of the month, up 20 ranks on August to land in 5th place with 644 sales and 3.4%. The Renault Fluence also shines, up 21 spots to #7, as do the Kia Forte up to #10 vs. #21 year-to-date and the Suzuki Alto up 14 to #18.

Previous month: Israel August 2014: Hyundai i10 in Top 5, Mitsubishi Attrage in Top 10

One year ago: Israel September 2013: Toyota Corolla confirms pole position

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Israel August 2014: Hyundai i10 in Top 5, Mitsu Attrage in Top 10

September 4th, 2014 1 comment

Hyundai i10 Israel August 2014. Picture courtesy of honestjohn.co.ukHyundai i10

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New car sales in Israel are down 7% year-on-year in August to 18,236 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still frankly in positive territory: up 14% on 2013 to 173,810 units. Brand-wise, in a rare twist Kia overtakes sister brand Hyundai to take the lead of the sales charts thanks to 2,579 sales and 14.1% vs. 2,237 and 12.3% for Hyundai, relegating Toyota in third place even though the Japanese manufacturer is stable at 11.2% share vs. 11.2% year-to-date. Notice also Volkswagen up to #9 and 4% vs. #13 and 3% year-to-date and Mercedes up to #18 vs. #21.

Mitsubishi Attrage Israel August 2014. Picture courtesy of wheel.co.ilMitsubishi Attrage

The top of the Israeli models ranking is unusually stable this month with the Toyota Corolla in its usual pole position with 1,095 sales and 6% ahead of the Kia Picanto at 5.6%, the Suzuki SX4 up one further spot to #3 and 3.9% and the Mazda3 at #4 and 3.8%. The Hyundai i10 is up one rank on July to break into the monthly Top 5 again at #5, while only 9 after after its launch in the country, the Mitsubishi Attrage breaks into the Top 10 at #9 thanks to 438 sales and 2.4%. Notice also the Mazda2 up a spectacular 53 ranks on July to #10, the Kia Cee’d up 17 to #16 and the Chevrolet Orlando inside the Top 50 at #49 vs. #77 year-to-date and #93 in 2013.

Previous month: Israel July 2014: Toyota Corolla back to #1, Suzuki SX4 up

One year ago: Israel August 2013: Toyota Corolla above 10% share

Full August 2014 Top 234 All-models and Top 40 All-brand Ranking Tables below.

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Israel July 2014: Toyota Corolla back to #1, Suzuki SX4 up

August 4th, 2014 1 comment

Suzuki SX4 Israel July 2014Suzuki SX4

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The Israeli new car market is impacted by the deepening of the conflict the country is involved in with sales down 16% year-on-year in July to 18,469. The year-to-date total now stands at 153,977 units, up 15% on 2013. Hyundai continues to dominate the brands ranking with 2,496 sales and 13.5% share and while Toyota is back above Kia in 2nd place, it’s only thanks to 23 units (2,200 vs. 2,177)… Mazda and Skoda are solid below, followed by Suzuki back up 3 spots on June while Honda is up 5 to #8 and 5% share vs. 3.7% ytd and Renault passes Nissan to break into the Top 10.

Honda Insight Israel July 2014Israel is one of the last countries in the world to still buy the Honda Insight in reasonable volumes.

Model-wise, after seeing 10 consecutive months in pole position interrupted by the Kia Picanto last month, the Toyota Corolla reclaims its crown thanks to 1,041 sales and 5.6% share, knocking the Picanto down to #2 at 729 units and 3.9%, even threatened by the Suzuki SX4 previous generation at #3 and 716 sales, fully benefiting from its price cut since the arrival of the SX4 S-Cross, named Crossover in Israel. Notice also the Mazda3 consistent atop the ranking at #4, the Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) up to #5, the i10 up to #7 thanks to the new model, the Kia Sportage up to #8 vs. #20 year-to-date, the Honda Civic up 15 ranks on June to an excellent 10th spot, the Subaru Impreza up 9 to #14 and the Honda Insight up a surprising 26 spots to #31.

Previous month: Israel June 2014: Kia Picanto ends 10 months of Toyota Corolla domination

One year ago: Israel July 2013: Kia Picanto in charge

Full July 2014 Top 233 All-models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Israel June 2014: Picanto ends 10 months of Corolla domination

July 7th, 2014 2 comments

Kia Picanto Israel June 2014. Picture courtesy of carsforum.co.ilKia Picanto

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The Israeli new car market is up 29% year-on-year in June to 23,088 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 135,511 units, up 21% on 2013. All very good results for this part of the world. After dominating the models sales charts for almost one full year (10 consecutive months), the Toyota Corolla drops to #2 in June, overtaken by the Kia Picanto at 1,207 sales and 5.2% share vs. 1,163 and 5%. The Corolla is of course still leader year-to-date at 8,319 units and 6.1% vs. 5,945 and 4.4% for the Picanto which, let’s remind ourselves, led the overall Full Year 2013 ranking. The Mazda3 is also back onto the podium from #8 in May to #3 this month thanks to 1,155 sales and 5% share, well above its year-to-date level (3.8%). Notice also the Ford Focus back up 9 ranks to #5, the Mitsubishi Outlander up 5 to #10, Kia Sportage up 18 to #12 and Chevrolet Spark up 78 to #17.

Previous month: Israel May 2014: Toyota Corolla leads, Hyundai i10 and i35 on podium

One year ago: Israel June 2013: Hyundai i35 leads, podium 100% Korean

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Israel May 2014: Corolla leads, Hyundai i35 and i10 on podium

June 3rd, 2014 No comments

Hyundai i10 Israel May 2014. Picture courtesy of honestjohn.co.ukHyundai i10

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The Israeli new car market continues on its excellent trajectory this year: up another 12% in May to 21,701 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 112,425 units, up a magnificent 20% on 2013. Brand-wise, Hyundai takes off in May to just under 17% share thanks to 3,678 sales, and manages to place two models on the podium: the i35 (aka Elantra) ranks #2 with 861 sales and 4% and the i10, boosted by the arrival of the new generation, is third at 856 units and 3.9% vs. #12 and #14 respectively year-to-date. Toyota is back down to #2 brand with 2,548 sales and 11.7%, 54% of which are for the Corolla which manages to hold the monthly top spot for the 10th consecutive time!

Hyundai i35 Israel May 2014Hyundai i35

Kia is the third most popular brand in the country once again with just under 10% share and the Picanto down to #4 but still #2 year-to-date. The Suzuki SX4 is down one spot on April to round up the Top 5 while the Hyundai i20 is back up 11 o #6 and the Skoda Octavia up 3 to #7. Excellent month for the Mazda CX-5 up 14 to break into the Israeli Top 10 for the 2nd time after last February at #10, the Opel Astra up 24 to #16, Renault Kangoo up 45 to #22 and the Peugeot 2008 up 22 to #50. We welcome the Opel Mokka at #128, the BMW 2 Series at #162, the Mercedes GLA at #224 and the Porsche Macan at #225.

Previous month: Israel April 2014: Toyota Corolla and Kia Picanto reign

One year ago: Israel May 2013: Hyundai i30 takes the lead

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Israel April 2014: Toyota Corolla and Kia Picanto reign

May 9th, 2014 1 comment

Kia Picanto Israel April 2014. Picture courtesy of carsforum.co.ilKia Picanto

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The Israeli new car market is up 6% year-on-year in April to 18,332 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 90,724 units, up a fantastic 22% on 2013. In the brands ranking, Toyota manages to outsell Hyundai by a pretty impressive margin at 2,406 units and 13.1% vs. 2,054 and 11.2% and 1,862 and 10.2% for Kia. Year-to-date, Hyundai is still leader however with 11,311 sales and 12.5% vs. 10,480 and 11.6% for Toyota and 8,913 and 9.8% for Kia. More than half of Toyota sales this month are for the Corolla, in the models sales charts pole position for an astonishing 9th consecutive month thanks to 1,250 units and 6.8% share.

Citroen C-Elysee Israel April 2014The Citroen C-Elysée takes off in Israel in April.

In fact the models ranking is back to an ounce of stability this month: the Kia Picanto stays 2nd both in April (5.2% share) and year-to-date (4.3%) while the Ford Focus confirms it is back in the battle with a 2nd consecutive #3 ranking. The Suzuki SX4 and Mazda3 exchange their position to #4 and #5 respectively, the Nissan Micra is up 6 spots on last month to #6, the Mitsubishi Space Star up 7 to #7, Hyundai i35 back up 36 ranks to #8 and the Mitsubishi Outlander is up 11 to #13. Notice also the Citroen C-Elysée up a huge 58 ranks to #21, the Chevrolet Malibu up 99 to #39, the VW Up up 109 to #102 for its 2nd appearance in Israel and the Opel Adam landing at #183.

Previous month: Israel March 2014: Toyota Corolla #1, Ford Focus back on podium

One year ago: Israel April 2013: Hyundai i35 edges past Ford Focus

Full April 2014 Top 235 All-models and Top 42 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Israel March 2014: Corolla #1, Focus back on podium

April 5th, 2014 No comments

Ford Focus Israel March 2014Ford Focus

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Euphoric times for the Israeli new car market: up 34% year-on-year in March to 23,924 registrations, bringing the first Quarter total to 72,392 units, up 26% on 2013. In the brands ranking, Hyundai reigns supreme with 3,618 sales and 15.1% share, well above its year-to-date level of 12.8%. It is followed by Toyota at 11.3%, Kia at 10.2%, Mazda at 6.6% and Skoda at 5.9%. Notice Ford at #7 vs. #10 year-to-date and Fiat at #13 vs. #18. Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla celebrates 8 consecutive months in pole position thanks to 1,380 sales and 5.8% ahead of the 2013 leader the Kia Picanto at 1,087 units and 4.5%.

Hyundai ix35 Israel March 2014. Picture courtesy of carsforum.co.ilHyundai ix35

Frank leader over the Full Year 2012, the Ford Focus had been wobbly of late in Israel (down to #68 in December!). Not anymore, in March it climbs back onto the podium for the first time since last July at #3 with 973 sales and 4.1%, and could fight with the Corolla and Mazda3 (down to #4 this month) for the 2014 pole position. The Suzuki SX4 is back up one rank to a fantastic 5th place, the Hyundai ix35 is up a huge 20 spots to #7, the Skoda Octavia is solid at #9, the Hyundai i10 up 10 to #13 and the Fiat 500 up 21 to #17. Notice also the Peugeot 2008 at #80 and the arrival of two newcomers in the ranking: the Maserati Ghibli at #180 with 7 units sold and the VW Up at #211 with two sales.

Previous month: Israel February 2014: Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 confirm domination

One year ago: Israel March 2013: Focus back to #1, Citroen C-Elysee in Top 20

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Israel February 2014: Corolla and Mazda3 confirm domination

March 10th, 2014 No comments

Mazda3 Israel February 2014. Picture courtesy of themarker.comMazda3

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Exceptional dynamism for Israeli new car sales in this start of 2014: up 19% year-on-year in February to 21,256 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 48,465 units, up 23% on 2013. Hyundai remains the favourite carmaker in the country thanks to 2,635 sales and 12.4% share however Toyota is only 17 units below this month at 2,618 sales and 12.3%! Mazda is up one spot on January to round up the podium at 2,009 units and 9.5%, kicking Kia down to #4 with 1,918 sales and 9% while Skoda is up a very robust 4 spots to #5.

Mitsubishi Attrage Israel February 2014. Picture courtesy of tshavit.co.ilMitsubishi Attrage

Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla enjoys its 7th month in a row in pole position with 1,515 sales and 7.1% share with the Mazda3 confirming its resurrection by remaining #2 thanks to 936 units and an improved 4.4% share. Other great performers this month include the Skoda Octavia up 4 spots on January to #4, the Ford Focus, leader over the Full Year 2012, back up 19 ranks to #5, the Mazda CX-5 breaking into the Israeli Top 10 for the first time at #10, the Mitsubshi Attrage up an impressive 21 spots to #11 and the Subaru Impreza up 6 to #13 vs. #53 over the Full Year 2013.

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Previous month: Israel January 2014: Mazda3 resurrects back to #2

One year ago: Israel February 2013: Toyota Corolla and Mazda6 impress

Full February 2014 Top 227 All-models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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