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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

Full January 2015 Top 40 All-brands and Top 244 All-models below.

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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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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

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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

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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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