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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Israel February 2016: Hyundai leads again but Kia catches up

Hyundai i10 Israel February 2016. Picture courtesy cartube.co.ilHyundai holds 14.4% of the Israeli car market in February.

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New car sales in Israel are up another 17% year-on-year in February, lifting the year-to-date total to 62.070 units after two months, up 12% on the same period in 2015. Only the brands ranking is available as models data are now a quarterly occurrence for Israel. Thanks to deliveries up a flamboyant 40% on February 2015 to 3.697 and 14.4% share, Hyundai remains atop the sales charts but this time it only has a 68 unit-advantage over sister brand Kia up an even more impressive 49% to 3.629 and 14.2%. Hyundai dominates year-to-date at 8.715 (14%) vs. 7.367 (11.9%) for Kia overtaking Toyota, down to #3 in February due to sales up just 2%. Skoda (+32%) is also in great shape at #4. Further down, Citroen is up 127% to #7, Nissan up 130% to #8, Volkswagen up 50% to #9 and Peugeot up 79% to #12. Dacia (+38%), Fiat (+53%), Audi (+76%) and Ford (+90%) also shine.

Previous month: Israel January 2016: Hyundai above Toyota and Kia

One year ago: Israel February 2015: Toyota Corolla back to #1, Mitsubishi Attrage up to #2

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Israel January 2016: Hyundai above Toyota and Kia

Hyundai i10 Israel January 2016. Picture courtesy cartube.co.ilHyundai is the most popular carmaker in Israel in January. 

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A change in reporting method means that unfortunately we will only get a models ranking for Israel every quarter. The monthly reports will now focus on brands. Overall the Israeli new car market is up by a dynamic 8% year-on-year in January to 36.481 registrations. Like in December, Hyundai is the most popular carmaker in the country by a large margin with 5.018 sales and 13.8% share vs. 4.009 and 11% for Toyota and just 3.738 and 10.2% for the 2015 leader, Kia. Skoda surges 48% on a year ago to land in 4th place with 8.5% share above Mazda (-9%) and Mitsubishi (-11%). Seat is up 17%, Renault up 30%, Audi up 19% and Opel up 35%. Further down, Mercedes gains 65%, BMW 49%, Dacia 67%, Isuzu 87%, Volvo 48% and Ssangyong 184%.

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

One year ago: Israel January 2015: Kia Picanto leads, Dacia Duster and Sandero inside Top 100

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

Kia Picanto Israel 2015. Picture courtesy cartube.co.ilThe Kia Picanto reclaims the Israeli top spot in 2015. Picture cartube.co.il

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It’s time for the Full Year 2015 Reports, and the first cab off the rank is Israel, a market up a solid 6% year-on-year in 2015 to 254.748 registrations. Thanks to sales up a stunning 28%, Korean manufacturer Kia overtakes sister brand Hyundai (-0.4%) to lead the Israeli carmaker ranking at 13.2% share vs. 12.3% for Hyundai and 11.5% for Toyota (+7%). Mitsubishi (+28%) outpaces both Skoda (+13%) and Suzuki (-11%) to rank 6th overall. Nissan is up 21% to #8, Volkswagen is up 3 spots to break into the Top 10 despite sales up “just” 4%, and Seat (+22%), Subaru (+76%) and Peugeot (+42%) all post spectacular gains. At the other end of the scale, Chevrolet (-42%) and Ford (-75%) crumble down. Dacia spends its first full year in the Israeli market at a cool #22 and 1% share. Luxury German manufacturers Audi (+30%), Mercedes (+29%) and BMW (+40%) all improve significantly faster than the market.

Ford Focus Israel 2015Leader in 2012, the Ford Focus sold just three units in Israel in 2015…

As we detailed in the August 2015 post, the Israeli new car market is particularly influenced by fleet sales that are estimated to account for roughly 50% of the entire market, this ratio climbing to 60-70% in the C segment. The arrival of the new generation nameplate can mean its direct competitors see their sales brake to an almost complete halt as fleet orders ruthlessly shift to the new offer. It is this unique market behaviour – and not a sudden change of taste by private buyers – that explains the steep declines of such manufacturers as Chevrolet – handicapped by the Cruze (-36%), Trax (-36%), Spark (-59%) and Sonic (-61%) – and Ford which sees the Focus go from 4.855 sales in 2014 to just three in 2015 in the absence of new generation launch.

Suzuki SX4 Israel 2015. Picture courtesy cartube.co.ilThe new model pushes the Suzuki SX4 up 83%. Picture cartube.co.il

After conceding to the Toyota Corolla in 2014, the Kia Picanto reclaims the Israeli models lead it held back in 2013 to make it two wins in the past three years, thanks to sales up 20% to 12.699 vs. -11% and 11.129 for the Corolla. The Sportage is the 2nd Kia on the podium, improving its sales 3-fold on 2014 to gain 16 spots and knock the Mazda3 down to #4. Other impressive gainers in the Top 20 include the Suzuki SX4 (+83%), Mitsubishi Outlander and Attrage (both at +30%), Toyota Yaris (+53%) and Subaru Impreza (+83%). The Nissan Almera is the only all-new model for 2015 to break into the annual Top 50 at #46.

Previous month: Israel November 2015: Kia Picanto and Sportage on top

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

Two years ago: Israel Full Year 2013: Kia Picanto best-seller for the first time

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Israel November 2015: Kia Picanto and Sportage on top

Kia Sportage Israel November 2015MG350 Israel November 2015. Picture courtesy of msc.wcdn.co.ilThe Kia Sportage and MG 350 are the heroes of the month in Israel.

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Thanks to www.cartube.co.il we have the monthly sales results for Israel. The market is up 7% year-on-year to 21.005 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 244.955 units, also up 7% on 2014. With sales up 33% on November 2014 and 29% year-to-date, Kia sails away in the brands ranking at 14.7% share vs. 10.9% for the #2, Toyota, and even places the Picanto (1.222 sales) and Sportage (913) atop the models ranking. Hyundai (-27%) is relegated to third position this month but remains 2nd year-to-date. Nissan (+52%), Volkswagen (+35%) and Subaru (+95%) take off. Model-wise, the Seat Ibiza shoots up 47 spots on October to #6, the Nissan Micra is up 13 to #7, the MG 350 is up 43 to a spectacular 12th place and the Hyundai Tucson is up 25 to already break into the Israeli Top 20 for its 2nd month on sale in the country.

Previous month: Israel October 2015: Kia Picanto overtakes Toyota Corolla to #1 year-to-date

One year ago: Israel November 2014: Seat Ibiza and Mitsubishi Attrage superstars

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