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 months, 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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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.

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

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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