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Israel July 2015: Sportage and Picanto on top, lift Kia to #1 brand

August 4th, 2015 2 comments

Kia Sportage Israel July 2015The Kia Sportage posts a fourth consecutive month atop the Israeli sales charts.

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New car sales in Israel are up 27% on a low base in July 2014 to 23.486 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 167.393 units, up 9% on 2014. Nothing seems to stop Kia this year: after topping the brands ranking in March and April, it does so again this month, and with a large margin with sales up 62% year-on-year to 3.527 and 15% share, vs. 2.818 and 12% (+28%) for Toyota and 2.800 and 11.9% (-1%) for Hyundai. The Sportage is the best-selling model in the country for the 4th consecutive time thanks to 1.338 sales and 5.7% share and the Picanto is up one spot to overtake the Toyota Corolla and make it a Kia 1-2 at 1.113 units and 4.7%. Hyundai is still #1 year-to-date but just: at 21.861 sales and 13.1% (+4%) vs. 21.348 and 12.8% (+33%) for Kia.

Skoda Fabia Israel July 2015The new Fabia helps push Skoda up to #4 brand in Israel.

Other great performers in Israel this month include (in sales order) Skoda up two spots to #4, Mitsubishi (+55%), Nissan (+84%), Volkswagen (+44%), Peugeot (+90%), Subaru (+68%), Citroen (+60%), Opel (+40%), Mercedes (+105%), Audi (+49%), BMW (+62%) and Lexus (+99%). A long list indeed! Back to the models ranking where the Toyota Corolla remains in the year-to-date lead despite sales down 12% to 8.242 units. The Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) and i10 round up the Top 5, while the Nissan Micra is up 10 spots on June to #8, the Toyota Yaris up 7 to #9, the Toyota Auris up 42 to #11, the Kia Forte up 16 to #13 and the Skoda Fabia up 10 to #14.

Previous month: Israel June 2015: Toyota Corolla catches up to Kia Sportage

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

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Israel June 2015: Toyota Corolla catches up to Kia Sportage

July 4th, 2015 No comments

Kia Sportage Israel June 2015The Kia Sportage is #1 in Israel for the third consecutive month.

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Robust result for Israeli new car sales in June, up 10% year-on-year to 25.467 units which brings the year-to-date tally halfway through 2015 to 143.907 registrations, up 6% on 2014. Hyundai remains the most popular manufacturer in the country, evolving like the market at +10% to 3.614 units and 14.2%, ahead of Kia at 12.9% (+15%) and Toyota at 9.5% (+3%). Mitsubishi (+66%) and Suzuki (+55%) lodge spectacular gains and both overtake Skoda (+10%) while Mazda is down 24% to 7th place. Notice also Mercedes (+69%), Seat (+72%), Peugeot (+84%), Lexus (+85%) and Subaru (+102%) all frankly outperforming the market this month.

Mitsubishi Attrage Israel June 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrivia.comThe Mitsubishi Attrage ranks 6th in Israel this month (Thai model shown)

The Kia Sportage is the best-selling vehicle in Israel for the third month running thanks to 1.256 sales for a strong 4.9% market share, however it remains #3 year-to-date (5.699 units, +250% on 2014) and this month its advantage over the #2, the Toyota Corolla, is a mere 16 units. The Corolla still reigns supreme so far in 2015 despite sales down 12% year-on-year to 7.302 in six months. The Kia Picanto (#3 in June, #2 year-to-date) makes it two Kias on the Israeli podium. Other great June performers include the Mazda3 back up 4 spots on last month to #4, the Mitsubishi Attrage up 26 to #6, Mitsubishi Outlander up 7 to #7, Peugeot 301 up 155 to #17 and the Mitsubishi Lancer up 49 to #19.

Previous month: Israel May 2015: Kia Sportage repeats pole position

One year ago: Israel June 2014: Kia Picanto ends 10 months of Toyota Corolla domination

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Israel May 2015: Kia Sportage repeats pole position

June 4th, 2015 No comments

Kia Sportage Israel May 2015. Picture courtesy cartube.co.ilKia Sportage is the favourite choice of Israeli customers again. Picture www.cartube.co.il

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New car sales in Israel retract by 4% year-on-year in May to 20.763 registrations but are still up 5% year-to-date at 118.437 units. The brands ranking returns to its 2015 order: Hyundai is back to #1 despite sales down 12% on May 2014 to 3.239 (15.6% share). Kia is #2, up 42% to 2.999 units (14.4%) thanks to the Sportage accounting for 45% of the brand’s sales in Israel this month and repeating the pole position it scored in April. Year-to-date, the Sportage quadruples its sales vs. 2014 at 4.443 and now ranks #3 overall, making it 2 Kias on the podium with the Picanto.

Subaru Impreza Israel May 2015

Toyota is down 3% to 2.459 (11.8%), placing the Corolla in 2nd place but #1 year-to-date at 6.062 deliveries and Skoda remains in 4th place thanks to sales up a splendid 34% and the Octavia strong again in 5th place. Further down, Nissan is up 26% to #8 with the Almera jumping to a best-ever #19 for its 5th month in market, Subaru surges 163% to #9 lifted by the Impreza (#11) and XV (#35) and BMW is up 72% at #20 with the X5 breaking into the Top 100 in May. Reversely, Suzuki (-27%), Renault (-34%), Mazda (-41%), Honda (-45%) and most dramatically Ford (-82%) fall apart.

Previous month: Israel April 2015: Kia Sportage leaps to pole position

One year ago: Israel May 2014: Toyota Corolla leads, Hyundai i10 and i35 on podium

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Israel April 2015: Kia Sportage leaps to pole position

May 21st, 2015 No comments

Kia Sportage Israel April 2015The Kia Sportage is the best-selling car in Israel in April.

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The Israeli new car market is down 4% year-on-year in April to 17.674 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 97.674 units, up 8% on 2014. Thanks to sales up a booming 37% on a year ago, Kia manages to post its 2nd consecutive month as #1 brand in the country with 2.560 units, just above Toyota at 2.503 and 14.2% while Hyundai sinks to third place overall at 2.059 sales and 11.6%, still however in the lead year-to-date (12.5%) as it was over the FY2014. Skoda jumps 19% year-on-year and 4 spots on March to #4, Seat is up 28% at #10, Subaru up 88% at #12, Audi up 43% at #16, BMW up 89% to #20 and Lexus up 84% to #23  while Dacia ranks 22nd for its 5th month in market with 187 sales and 1.1% share. Model-wise, thanks to 966 sales and 5.5% share, the Kia Sportage takes the lead of the charts for the first time, outpacing both the Toyota Corolla (940) and Kia Picanto (866) that led the ranking last month. The Mazda3 is back up 3 spots on March to #4, the Toyota Yaris up 7 to #6 and the Toyota RAV4 up 25 to #19.

Previous month: Israel March 2015: Kia #1, places Picanto two units below Corolla

One year ago: Israel April 2014: Toyota Corolla and Kia Picanto reign

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Israel March 2015: Kia #1, places Picanto 2 units below Corolla

April 14th, 2015 No comments

Kia Picanto Israel March 2015. Picture courtesy of carsforum.co.ilKia is the most popular manufacturer in Israel in March.

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New car sales in Israel are up 2% year-on-year in March to 24,520 units, bringing the first quarter total to a round 80,000 deliveries, up 10.5% on 2014. Kia is up a beautiful 34% on March 2014 to edge past sister company Hyundai and claim the #1 brand spot with 3,262 sales and 13.3% share vs. 3,114 and 12.7% (-14%) for Hyundai, however still #1 year-to-date at 12.7% (+10%) vs. 11.2% (+27%) for Kia. Toyota ranks third in both rankings, while Suzuki jumps 3 spots on February to #4 and 6.5% (+17%), overtaking Mazda (-5%). Nissan (+31%) is up 9 ranks to #6, with Mitsubishi (+29%), Mercedes (+50%), Renault (+53%), BMW (+76%), Seat (+87%), Subaru (+113%) other impressive gainers in the Top 20. Newcomer Dacia is down two spots on last month to #22. The Toyota Corolla remains the best-selling nameplate in the country, but only thanks to 2 more units than the Kia Picanto this month: 1,410 vs. 1,408. Talk about a close call. The Corolla is also just a bit ahead over the first quarter at 4,028 sales vs. 4,010. Excellent month for the Kia Sportage up 4 spots to third place, the Suzuki SX4 up 46 to #6 and Nissan Juke up 59 to #17.

Previous month: Israel February 2015: Toyota Corolla back to #1, Mitsubishi Attrage up to #2

One year ago: Israel March 2014: Toyota Corolla #1, Ford Focus back on podium

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Israel February 2015: Toyota Corolla back to #1, Mitsu Attrage up to #2

March 4th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Corolla Israel February 2015. Picture courtesy of icar.co.ilToyota Corolla

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New car sales in Israel are up 3% year-on-year in February to 21,850 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 55,480 units, up a very solid 14% on 2014. Down to a paltry 4th place in January, Toyota leads the brands ranking this month thanks to 2,807 sales for a 12.6% market share, above year-to-date market leader Hyundai at 2,636 and 12.1%. Kia is up 27% year-on-year to 11.2% share, Mazda is up 11% to 10.2% and Mitsubishi is up 57% to 7.7%. Further down, notice Seat up a gigantic 81% to #8, Subaru up 46% to #9, Volkswagen up 29% to #11, BMW up 67% to #19 and Dacia cracking the Israeli Top 20 for its 2nd full month in market at #20 with 211 sales and 1% share.

Mitsubishi Attrage Israel 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrivia.comThe Mitsubishi Attrage is up to a record 2nd place overall in Israel this month.

The Toyota Corolla reclaims the lead of the models ranking it held over the Full Year 2014 thanks to 1,370 sales and 6.3% share, also climbing back into the year-to-date top spot despite sales down 17% on 2014. The Mitsubishi Attrage manages to rank #2 overall for the 2nd time in the past 3 months with 1,126 units and 5.3%, it is now #4 year-to-date vs. #14 in 2014. Leader last month, the Kia Picanto is down to #3 but ranks #2 YTD with sales up 38%. The Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) is the 4th and last model to clock over 1,000 sales this month in Israel at #4, up 8 spots on January.

Dacia Duster Israel February 2015. Picture courtesy blogs.haaretz.co.ilThe Dacia Duster is already in the Israeli Top 50 this month.

Other great performers include the Kia Sportage up 9 spots on last month to #7, the Suzuki Alto up 9 to #11, the Subaru Impreza up 18 to #13, Skoda Rapid up 12 to #14 and the VW Jetta up 13 to #22. As described below, Renault’s low-cost brand Dacia just launched in Israel and is spreading its wings nicely: the Duster is up another 39 spots on January to brilliantly break into the monthly Top 50 at #41 with 126 sales, while the Sandero is up 8 ranks to #88, the Dokker up 27 to #125 and the Lodgy marks a pause at #148 (-16).

Previous month: Israel January 2015: Kia Picanto leads, Dacia Duster and Sandero inside Top 100

One year ago: Israel February 2014: Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 confirm domination

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Israel January 2015: Kia Picanto leads, Dacia Duster & Sandero inside Top 100

February 10th, 2015 No comments

Kia Picanto Israel January 2015. Picture courtesy of carsforum.co.ilThe Kia Picanto is the best-selling model in Israel in January.

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The Israeli new car market starts 2015 nicely: up 24% year-on-year in January to 33,630 registrations. The brands ranking, usually relatively stable in Israel, is completely reshuffled: Hyundai leads with 13.1% share thanks to sales up 46%, ahead of Mazda (+40%), Kia (+22%), Toyota (+10%) and Mitsubishi (+34%). Skoda is up an explosive 73% to 6th place, Seat up 86% to #9 and Fiat up 98% to #17. For its first full month of sales in Israel, Dacia lands in 23rd place with 208 deliveries and 0.6% share, an honest debut placing the low-cost brand in-between BMW (408) and Lexus (175) and not too far from Peugeot (543) or Citroen (672). Dacia places the Duster at #80, the Sandero at #96, Lodgy at #132 and Dokker at #152.

Dacia Duster Israel January 2015Dacia Duster

The Kia Picanto manages to take the lead of the models ranking thanks to 1,561 sales and 4.6%. After topping the Israeli sales charts in July 2013 and June 2014, the Picanto is the only nameplate aside from the Toyota Corolla to have ranked #1 in the past 20 months. The Corolla is down to a paltry 4th spot this month at 1,248 units and 3.7% below the Mazda3 at 1,361 deliveries and the Hyundai i10 at 1,299. Other great performers in Israel this month include the Seat Ibiza up to #6, the Mazda2 up to #9 and the Audi A1 up to #48. Finally, notice the Nissan Almera landing directly at #28 with 1% share for its first appearance in the Israeli ranking.

Previous post: Israel Full Year 2014: Toyota Corolla takes the lead

One year ago: Israel January 2014: Mazda3 resurrects back to #2

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Israel Full Year 2014: Toyota Corolla takes the lead

January 14th, 2015 1 comment

Toyota Corolla Israel 2014. Picture courtesy of icar.co.ilToyota Corolla

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New car sales in Israel are up a very dynamic 13% year-on-year in 2014 to 239,771 registrations. Hyundai maintains its grip on the brands ranking despite sales down 2% to 31,376 units and a market share down two percentage points to 13.1%. On the other hand, Toyota (+20%) and Kia (+26%) improve their footprint to 11.4% and 11% respectively, with Toyota even leading the way in April and December and Kia doing so in August. Mazda resurrects at +62% to #4, Mitsubishi doubles its sales to #7 and just as Chevrolet died in Europe, it is up 81% in Israel to crack the Top 10 brands at #8. Dacia makes a last minute entrance in the ranking with its first 4 units sold in December.

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

The new generation boosts the Toyota Corolla to pole position this year in Israel with sales up a magnificent 46% on 2013 to 13,694 units, knocking the Kia Picanto off its pedestal despite sales up 10% to 10,599. After a couple of hellish years, the Mazda3 – last #1 in Israel in 2011 – is up 7-fold on 2013 to third place with 8,365 deliveries. It is followed by the Skoda Octavia up 66% and four consecutive Hyundais: the i35 (aka Elantra at -15%), i10 (+236%), i20 (-15%) and i30 (-36%). The Suzuki SX4 Crossover lands at #11 with 4,720 sales while the Mitsubishi Attrage is the most successful new launch of 2014 at #14 and 4,116 units, even reaching an incredible 2nd place in December just below the Corolla…

Previous month: Israel November 2014: Seat Ibiza and Mitsubishi Attrage superstars

One year ago: Israel Full Year 2013: Kia Picanto best-seller for the first time

Two years ago: Israel Full Year 2012: Ford Focus runaway leader

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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

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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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