Israel January 2017: Hyundai tops all-time record market

Hyundai is once again the best-selling brand in Israel. Picture yallamotor.com

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today January data for Israel, a new all-time record month thanks to deliveries up 24% to 45.210. Market leader Hyundai even manages to beat the market at +31% to hit 14.5% share vs. 13.6% in FY2016. Toyota (+25%) edges past Kia (+33%) at 11.1% vs. 11% whereas Kia was #2 over the Full Year 2016 with 13.3% share. Skoda (+20%) ranks at #4 with a strong 8.2% share, distancing Mazda (-11%) while Nissan and Renault both surge 91% and Suzuki soars 100%. Further down, notice Citroen (+42%), Dacia (+66%), Chevrolet (+105%), Peugeot (+107%), Cadillac (+131%) and MG (+1223%) all taking off. At the opposite end of the stick, Volkswagen (-13%), Seat (-14%), BMW (-30%), Opel (-40%) and Isuzu (-44%) all struggle.

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One year ago: Israel January 2016: Hyundai above Toyota and Kia

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Israel Full Year 2016: Kia Sportage first ever crossover to lead charts

Kia Sportage Israel 2016. Picture courtesy 4x4.co.ilThe Kia Sportage is the best-selling vehicle in Israel in 2016. 

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can now share with you Full Year 2016 data for Israel. Registrations are up 12.5% year-on-year to 286.728 units, with an exchange of leading positions in the brands ranking between sister brands Hyundai and Kia. Hyundai surges 25% to 39.086 sales and 13.6%, bypassing Kia up 13% to 38.069 and 13.3%. Toyota remains third with 10.5% (+3%) while Skoda (+21%) overtakes both Mitsubishi (+12%) and Mazda (-16%) to land in 4th place. Double-digit gainers inside the Top 20 also include Volkswagen (+14%), Renault (+16%), Audi (+25%), Chevrolet (+26%), Honda (+30%),  Citroen (+33%) and Ford, up a spectacular 106% now that the new generation Focus is available and has been gobbled up by fleet companies. Further down, recent introduction Dacia confirms it has struck a chord with Israeli customers at +43%, with Mercedes (+33%), Land Rover (+80%), Ssangyong (+93%), Jaguar (+132%) and Smart (+400%) also posting spectacular gains.

Hyundai Tucson Israel September 2016. Picture courtesy 4x4.co.ilHyundai Tucson

We witness a first in the models ranking: thanks to deliveries up 29% to 14.072, the Kia Sportage is the first ever crossover to lead the annual Israeli sales charts, knocking last year’s leader, the Kia Picanto (+5%) to 2nd place in a Kia 1-2. In fact, the Hyundai Tucson, landing directly at #3 for its first full year of sales, makes it two crossovers on the podium. The Mitsubishi Outlander gains 88% and 5 spots to rank 5th, the Seat Ibiza is up 28% to break into the Top 10, with other impressive gainers including the Subaru Impreza (+31%), Suzuki Vitara (+385%), Skoda Rapid (+45%), Citroen Berlingo (+84%), Chevrolet Spark (+254%) and VW Golf (+43%). The Hyundai Elantra is the most popular all-new nameplate at #27 (the previous generation was sold as the i35), ahead of the Suzuki Baleno (#44), Celerio (#54), Honda HR-V (#59) and Renault Kadjar (#76).

Previous post: Israel October 2016: Hyundai and Kia dominate market down 35%

Previous year: Israel Full Year 2015: Kia most popular brand, Picanto reclaims lead

Two years ago: Israel Full Year 2014: Toyota Corolla takes the lead

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

Hyundai Tucson Israel September 2016. Picture courtesy 4x4.co.ilHyundai remains the best-selling brand in Israel.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you brands data for Israel in October, models data now comes quarterly. After surging 67% in September, Israeli new car sales fell the pain this month at -35% to just 13.612 units, pulling the year-to-date gains down to +6%, this figure was +20% a month ago. Hyundai remains the most popular manufacturer in the country by just 43 units at 1.868 sales (-35%), edging past sister brand Kia at 1.825 (-34%) with Toyota at 1.703 (-23%) rounding up the podium. Inside the Top 30, only Citroen (+4%), Seat (+30%), Infiniti (+31%), Ssangyong (+54%), Honda (+60%) and Ford (+179%) register year-on-year growth, with Lexus (-67%), Nissan (-60%), Mazda (-58%) and Subaru (-55%) hit particularly hard.

Previous month: Israel September 2016: Kia Sportage triumphs

One year ago: Israel October 2015: Kia Picanto overtakes Toyota Corolla to #1 year-to-date

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Israel September 2016: Kia Sportage triumphs

Kia Sportage Israel August 2016. Picture courtesy 4x4.co.ilThe Kia Sportage is now the best-selling vehicle in Israel year-to-date

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il we can now share with you both brands and models data for Israel in September / Q3 as models data is now a quarterly occurrence for this market. New car sales in September advance a whopping 67% year-on-year to 24.878 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 20% to 245.131. Thanks to sales up a staggering 249% on September 2015, Hyundai reclaim the brands top spot it holds year-to-date at 3.788 and 15.2% share, overtaking August leader Kia at 3.500 and 14.1% (+56%). Toyota (+24%), Mitsubishi (+19%) and Skoda (+74%) follow, with Suzuki (+227%), Renault (+126%), Chevrolet (+157%), Seat (+145%), Honda (+179%), Dacia (+218%) and Ford (+269%) all posting spectacular gains.

Hyundai Tucson Israel September 2016. Picture courtesy 4x4.co.ilThe Hyundai Tucson ranks #3 in Israel so far this year. 

Model-wise, the Kia Sportage triumphs with 12.322 sales year-to-date (+41%), dislodging the Kia Picanto (+20%) from pole position while the Hyundai Tucson steps up to third place overall ahead of the Toyota Corolla (-9%) and Mitsubishi Outlander (+118%). The Hyundai i25 (+29%), Seat Ibiza (+32%), Subaru Impreza (+39%), Skoda Rapid (+63%) and Suzuki Vitara (+1094%) all shine inside the Top 20. Among recent launches (<12 months), notice the Hyundai Elantra at #28, the Suzuki Baleno at #48, Honda HR-V at #57, Suzuki Celerio at #74 and Renault Kadjar at #89.

Previous month: Israel August 2016: Kia outpaces Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Suzuki shoot up

One year ago: Israel September 2015: Kia Picanto 15 units off year-to-date lead

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Israel August 2016: Kia outpaces Hyundai, Mitsubishi & Suzuki shoot up

Kia Sportage Israel August 2016. Picture courtesy 4x4.co.ilThe Kia brand is up 40% in Israel, earning it the brands pole position in August.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il we can now share with you brands data for Israel in August – models data is now a quarterly occurrence. This month Israeli new car sales are up by a splendid 29% year-on-year to 27.489 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 17% to 220.253 registrations. Kia (+40%) frankly outsells its sister brand Hyundai to take the brands lead at 4.229 sales and 15.4% share vs. 3.143 and 11.4% (+44%). Mitsubishi more than doubles its deliveries compared to a year ago to snap the third position at 2.880 units and 10.5%, becoming the best-selling Japanese marque in the country above Toyota at 10.4% (+13%). Suzuki does even better at +247% to 5th place and 7.9% share, above Skoda, Nissan, Mazda and Renault. Chevrolet (+40%), Seat (+79%), Honda (+51%), Volvo (+37%), Ssangyong (+73%) and Cadillac (+60%) also shine.

Previous month: Israel July 2016: Hyundai and Kia in control

One year ago: Israel August 2015: Kia now #1 year-to-date, Picanto and Sportage on top

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Israel July 2016: Hyundai and Kia in control

Hyundai Tucson Israel July 2016. Picture courtesy 4x4.co.ilHyundai is the most popular carmaker in Israel so far in 2016. Picture 4×4.co.il

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il we can now share with you brands data for Israel in July – models data is now a quarterly occurrence. A total of 27.303 cars found a new home in Israel in July which is a 16% improvement on a year ago and leads to a year-to-date tally down just 1% on 2015 at 165.461. Hyundai remains in the lead thanks to a 44% year-on-year improvement to 4.019 sales and 14.7%, followed by sister brand Kia up 11% to 3.911 and 14.3%. In third position, Toyota is down 8% to 2.600 units and 6.3%, ahead of Skoda (+4%), Mitsubishi (+16%) and Renault up a splendid 81% to #6. Other impressive manufacturers include Citroen (+29%), Chevrolet (+49%), Honda (+55%), Audi (+67%), Isuzu (+82%), Dacia (+121%) and Ford (+143%).

Previous month: Israel June 2016: Kia Picanto, Sportage and Hyundai Tucson on podium

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

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

Kia Sportage Israel June 2016The Kia Sportage is up to #2 year-to-date so far in 2016. 

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The Israeli new car market is up 4% year-on-year in June to 26.400 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 15% to 165.461 units halfway through 2016. Hyundai (+1%) retains the top spot for just 32 units above Kia (+10%) while Toyota (-11%) and Mitsubishi (-17%) struggle. Skoda (+16%), Nissan (+39%), Chevrolet (+73%) and Honda (+87%) impress in the Top 10. Model-wise, we have access to the First Half data and the Kia Picanto remains in pole position thanks to deliveries up 19% to 7.984, while the Kia Sportage soars 35% to 2nd place overall with 7.681 sales, overtaking the Hyundai Tucson (new) and Toyota Corolla (-23%). The Skoda Octavia (+13%) rounds up the Top 5 just above the Mitsubishi Outlander up 67% to #6. Other great performers include the Subaru Impreza up 23% to #14, Skoda Rapid up 51% to #15, Suzuki Vitara up 850% to #18 and the Skoda Fabia up 151% to #21.

Previous month: Israel May 2016: Hyundai and Kia dominate in market up 22%

One year ago: Israel June 2015: Toyota Corolla catches up to Kia Sportage

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

Kia Sportage Israel May 2016. Picture courtesy 4x4.co.ilThe new Sportage helps Kia up 23% in May in Israel. Picture 4×4.co.il 

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il we can now share with you brands data for Israel in May – models data is now a quarterly occurrence. The Israeli new car market continues on its very dynamic run this month with volumes up 23% year-on-year to 25.527 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 17% to 139.061 units. Hyundai (+17%) and Kia (+23%) continue to dominate, the only two brands above 10% market share this month at 14.9% and 14.5% respectively. Toyota (+2%) round up the podium at 9.8% share, followed by Skoda (+11%), Mitsubishi (+50%) and Mazda (+58%). Renault (+95%), Chevrolet (+54%), Peugeot (+49%), Fiat (+49%), Dacia (+59%), Ford (+84%), Volvo (+49%) and Ssangyong (+95%) also post spectacular year-on-year gains.

Previous month: Israel March 2016: Hyundai up 52% to cement lead in market up 30%

One year ago: Israel May 2015: Kia Sportage repeats pole position

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

Hyundai Avante Israel March 2016. Picture courtesy minyouhwa.comThe Elantra is now sold as such Israel: it is not called “i35” anymore.

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Thanks to a partnership with cartube.co.il we can now share with you brands data for Israel in April – models data is now a quarterly occurrence. The Israeli new car market is up a whopping 30% year-on-year this month to 22.927 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 113.534 units, up 16% on the same period last year. Boosted by the new Tucson as we’ve witnessed last month, Hyundai is up 52% to a splendid 3.139 sales and 13.7% share, distancing sister brand Kia at 2.960 and 12.9% (+16%) while Toyota loses significant share at 2.549 units and 11.2% (+2%). Skoda (+63%), Mitsubishi (+53%), Chevrolet (+167%), Seat (+55%), Volkswagen (+47%), Peugeot (+92%), Fiat (+47%) and Ford (+201%) all frankly beat the market.

Previous month: Israel March 2016: Hyundai Tucson leaps to 2nd place overall

One year ago: Israel April 2015: Kia Sportage soars to pole position

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

The Hyundai Tucson sells 4.105 units in 3 months in Israel

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Thanks to a partnership with cartube.co.il we can update you today on models data for the Israeli new car market, now a quarterly occurrence. But first to the brands ranking: in a market up 16% year-on-year in March (28.537) and up 13% year-to-date (90.607), Hyundai cements its newfound leadership thanks to sales up a whopping 42% this month to 4.423 units. Sister brand Kia (+1%) follows at 3.306 with Toyota (+10%) rounding up the podium at 3.153. Outstanding performance of Skoda in 4th place (+61%), with Mazda (+24%), Peugeot (+214%), Volkswagen (+93%), Ford (+273%), Mercedes (+58%), Audi (+50%) and Dacia (+61%) also performing very strongly.

Looking into the models ranking, we discover the main reason behind Hyundai’s access to the brands pole position: the all-new Tucson is an instant blockbuster here, as it has been the case in a growing number of markets. At 4.105 units in just three months, it outsells all nameplates in the country bar one: the Kia Picanto (4.693), and manages to overtake a perennial best-seller, the Toyota Corolla (3.697). The Kia Sportage, also boosted by a new generation, is up 55% to 4th place. Notice also the Mitsubishi Outlander (+48%), Skoda Rapid (+54%), Suzuki SX4 (+73%) and Skoda Fabia (+391%) delivering spectacular gains.

Previous month: Israel February 2016: Hyundai leads again but Kia catches up

One year ago: Israel March 2015: Kia #1, places Picanto two units below Corolla

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