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Israel July 2013: Kia Picanto in charge

August 14th, 2013 2 comments

Kia Picanto Israel July 2013. Picture courtesy of kml.co.ilKia Picanto

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New car sales in Israel are up a shiny 10% year-on-year in July to 21,543 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 133,402 units, up 3% on 2012. Having ranked #4 in April, #3 in May and #2 in June, the Kia Picanto ‘logically’ takes control of the Israeli models ranking in July and for the first time this year thanks to an excellent 1,213 sales and 5.6% share. It however remains #3 year-to-date at 5,554 units and 4.2%, while the Ford Focus, back up 7 spots on June to #2 this month with 1,138 sales and 5.3%, keeps the lead in the 2013 ranking at 7,037 units and 5.3%. The Hyundai i30 is stable at #3 and 5% in July, above the 4.2% it holds year-to-date.

#1 last month, the Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) is down to #4 in July but grabs 4,8% of the Israeli market, here again well above its 2013 level of 3.8%. Notice also the Renault Fluence strong at #5 and 3.8%, the Toyota Corolla back up 63 spots on June to #6, the Citroen Berlingo up 36 to #9, the Skoda Rapid breaking into the Israeli Top 10 for the first time at #10, the Mitsubishi Space Star up 5 to #18 for its 2nd month in market, the Ford Fiesta up 20 to #26 and the Subaru Impreza up a further 10 ranks to #28 vs. #78 year-to-date and #179 in 2012…

Previous month: Israel June 2013: Hyundai i35 leads, podium 100% Korean

One year ago (almost): Israel 8 months 2012: Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai i35 up

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Israel June 2013: Hyundai i35 leads, podium 100% Korean

July 3rd, 2013 1 comment

Hyundai i35 Israel June 2013Hyundai i35

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The Israeli new car market is down 2% year-on-year in June to 17,914 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still in positive at 111,859 units, up 1.3% on 2012. The models ranking continues to vary widely from one month to another: in June the Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) takes the lead for the 2nd time in the last 3 months, but this time it does so frankly, with 832 sales and 4.6% share which is 100 above any other model in the market. The Ford Focus is down 7 spots to a paltry 9th place but keeps its 2013 year-to-date pole position by far at 5,899 units and 5.3%.

Kia Picanto Israel June 2013. Picture courtesy of carsforum.co.ilKia Picanto

Another Korean model to shine this month is the Kia Picanto, up one further spot on May to land in 2nd place with 731 sales and 4.1% share, and now #3 year-to-date. In fact this month and for the first time in 2013, the Israeli podium is 100% Korean with the Hyundai i30 down 2 ranks to #3 at 662 units and 3.7%. Another interesting fact: in the 2013 year-to-date ranking, the Ford Focus is the only non-Korean model inside the Top 5: the Hyundai i30 is #2, followed by the Kia Picanto, Hyundai i35 and Hyundai i20… Over the first half of 2013, Hyundai and Kia are the two best-selling brands in Israel, together holding 25.7% of the market.

Skoda Rapid Israel June 2013. Picture courtesy of allmag.co.ilSkoda Rapid

Within this month’s Top 10, notice also the Nissan Micra up 2 spots to an outstanding 4th place, the Renault Fluence remaining extremely solid at #5, the Mazda2 strong again at #7 vs. #14 year-to-date and the Kia Forte up 9 ranks to #8 thanks to the new generation. Further down, the Skoda Rapid is up 8 spots to an excellent 12th position and is now the brand’s best-seller in Israel, the Mitsubishi Outlander is up 6 to #13, the Mitsubishi Space Star lands directly at #23 with 210 sales and 1.2% for its first month in market, the Fiat 500 is up 29 to #28, the Subaru Impreza up 118 to #38 and the MG350 up 73 to #71.

Previous month: Israel May 2013: Hyundai i30 takes the lead

One year ago: Israel June 2012: Ford Focus and Hyundai i25 in command

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Israel May 2013: Hyundai i30 takes the lead

June 3rd, 2013 1 comment

Hyundai i30 Israel May 2013. Picture courtesy of carsguide.com.auHyundai i30

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New car sales in Israel are up 4% year-on-year in May to 19,418, pushing the year-to-date total just a little bit more into positive at 93,945 units, up 2% on 2012. If last month the Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) edged past the Ford Focus by just 16 units, in May only 17 sales separate the Hyundai i30 at 978 sales and 5% share and the Ford Focus, in second spot again at 961 units and 4.9%. However its regularity at the highest level means the Ford Focus remains by far the most popular model in the country so far in 2013 thanks to 5,473 sales and 5.8%, the Hyundai i30 taking the 2nd place at 3,855 units and 4.1%.

Skoda Rapid Israel May 2013Skoda Rapid

The Kia Picanto is up one spot on April to land on the third step of the podium with 758 sales and 3.9%, followed by the Hyundai i20 up 4 ranks to #4 and the Renault Fluence stable at #5. The Mazda2 is up a brilliant 25 spots to #6, the Nissan Micra stays in the Top 10 at #9, the Hyundai ix35 is up 6 ranks to #13, the Mazda CX-5 remains at an excellent 16th position and the Skoda Rapid is up 21 spots to break into the Israeli Top 20 for the very first time at #20 and 1.6% share.

Previous month: Israel April 2013: Hyundai i35 edges past Ford Focus

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Israel April 2013: Hyundai i35 edges past Ford Focus

May 6th, 2013 5 comments

Hyundai i35 Israel April 2013Hyundai i35

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New car sales in Israel are up a very healthy 20% year-on-year in April to 17,274 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total back into positive at 74,525 units, up 1% on 2012. This month the Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) edges past the Ford Focus to become the most popular model in the country thanks to 953 sales and 5.5% vs. 937 and 5.4% for the Focus which holds onto its 2013 year-to-date pole position at 4,512 units and 6.1%. The Hyundai i30 is also in great shape, up 3 spots on March to land on the third step of the podium with 808 sales and 4.7%.

Mitsubishi Outlander Israel 2013Mitsubishi Outlander

The Renault Fluence is up 6 to #5 at 591 units and 3.4%, the Nissan Micra up 27 to #6, Hyundai i25 (aka Accent) back up 38 ranks to #7 and the Hyundai i20 down 6 to #8 makes it four Hyundais in the Israeli Top 8 this month. Notice also the Mitsubishi Outlander slicing up its March ranking in two, up 13 spots to #13, the Opel Astra up 7 to #14, Mazda CX-5 up 6 to #16, Skoda Rapid up 29 to #41 and the Toyota RAV4 up 17 to #42.

Previous month: Israel March 2013: Focus back to #1, Citroen C-Elysee in Top 20

One year ago: Israel April 2012: Ford Focus solid leader, Hyundai i35 #2

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Israel March 2013: Focus back to #1, Citroen C-Elysee in Top 20

April 9th, 2013 No comments

Citroen C-Elysee Israel March 2013Citroen C-Elysee

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The Israeli new car market is down 13% year-on-year in March to 17,831 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 57,249 units, now in negative compared to 2012 at -3%. Passed by the Toyota Corolla in February, the Ford Focus is back to its traditional top spot this month thanks to 1,187 sales and 6.7% share. It is followed by the Hyundai i20 up 4 spots to #2 at a brilliant 1,100 units and 6.2% which makes it climbs into 2nd place in the year-to-date ranking as well. The Kia Picanto is up 2 ranks to round up the podium with 897 sales and 5%.

Hyundai i20 Israel March 2013Hyundai i20

Within the Top 10, notice also the good performances of the Kia Rio up 3 spots to #5, Toyota Yaris back up 20 ranks to #7, Mazda2 up 32 to #8 and the Nissan Juke up 5 to #9. Excellent month for the Citroen C-Elysee which breaks into the Israeli Top 20 for the very first time, up a massive 43 spots to #17 at 277 units and 1.6%. The Peugeot 107 is up 35 to #19, the Peugeot 301 up 8 to #25, the Skoda Citigo is up 23 to #35 and the MG350 up a huge 72 spots to #56. The new gen Toyota RAV4 arrives at #59 while Skoda Rapid lands directly at #70.

Previous month: Israel February 2013: Toyota Corolla and Mazda6 impress

One year ago: Israel March 2012: Ford Focus confirms clear leadership

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Israel February 2013: Toyota Corolla and Mazda6 impress

March 7th, 2013 4 comments

Mazda6 Israel February 2013. Picture courtesy of themotorreport.com.auMazda6

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Thanks to Ran from www.cartube.co.il we now have our monthly rendezvous with the Israeli new car market. In February, new car sales in Israel are down 8% year-on-year to 16,879 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 39,418 units, up 2% on 2012. Surprise on top: although the current generation is nearing the end of its life, the Toyota Corolla takes the lead thanks to 745 sales and 4.4% share, passing the traditional leader, the Ford Focus, for only 2 units! The Focus however keeps the pole position year-to-date by far at 2,388 units and 6.1%. The Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) is up 5 spots on January to round up the podium with 680 sales and 4%.

Toyota Corolla Israel February 2013Toyota Corolla

Exceptional month of the Mazda6 now that the new generation is in dealerships: up no less than 98 ranks on January to land in 7th position at 442 units and 2.6% vs. #82 over the Full Year 2012. Notice also the Mazda3 back up to a slightly less dismal #16, the Suzuki Splash up 4 to #15, Toyota Auris up a huge 92 spots to #23 thanks to the new model, Mitsubishi Outlander up a further 8 to #25, Peugeot 301 up 17 to #33, Fiat 500 up 44 to #42, Citroen C-Elysee up 72 to #60 and Mercedes A-Class up 95 to #69.

Previous month: Israel January 2013: Ford Focus #1, Hyundai i30 up to #2

One year ago: Israel February 2013: Ford Focus leads again, 3 Hyundais in Top 4

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Israel January 2013: Ford Focus #1, Hyundai i30 up to #2

February 9th, 2013 No comments

Hyundai i30 Israel January 2013Hyundai i30

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Thanks to Ran from www.cartube.co.il, Israel has now become a complete monthly update on BestSellingCarsBlog! I really love it when this type of thing happens. In January the Israeli new car market is up a healthy 12% year-on-year to 22,539 registrations. The Ford Focus confirms it is the favourite choice of Israeli consumers and holds the top spot again with 1,645 sales and 7.3%. However this month it is followed by the Hyundai i30, up 8 spots on its FY2012 ranking to #2 at 1,125 units and 5% share vs. 2.2% in 2012. The Hyundai i20 rounds up the podium with 943 sales and 4.2%, a full percentage point better than its FY 2012 share, and the Kia Picanto is at an excellent #4, making it 3 Koreans in the Top 4 this month in Israel…

Mitsubishi Outlander Israel January 2013Mitsubishi Outlander

The Renault Fluence is also in great shape this month, up to #6 at 762 units and 3.4%, as is the Nissan Micra up to #11 vs. #16 in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 up to a fantastic #13 vs. #30 in 2012, the Opel Astra up to #15 vs. #32, Suzuki Splash up to #19 vs. #25 and the Suzuki Alto up to #21 vs. #31. Leader for at least 7 consecutive years up until 2011, the Mazda3 is now plummetting down the Israeli sales charts: it ranks #23 in January.

Peugeot 301 Israel January 2013. Picture courtesy of auto.co.ilPeugeot 301

Further down the ranking, notice also the Mitsubishi Outlander up to #33 vs. #70 in 2012, the Skoda Citigo up to #40 vs. #146, Audi Q5 at #44 vs.#104, Citroen C1 at #45 vs. #87, BMW 3 Series at #51 vs. #120 and the Seat Mii at #54 vs. #172. Finally, the Peugeot 301 lands directly within the Israeli Top 50 this month at #50 with 97 sales and 0.4% share.

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Previous Full Year post: Israel Full Year 2012: Ford Focus runaway leader

One year ago: Israel January 2012: Ford Focus takes the lead!

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Israel Full Year 2012: Top 265 All-models ranking now available!

January 31st, 2013 2 comments

The Cadillac SRX is #148 in Israel in 2012.

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Thanks to Ran from cartube.co.il I can now share with you the Full Year 2012 complete models ranking for Israel for the first time on BestSellingCarsBlog! Yep, that’s all 265 models sold in Israel, ranked one by one. You can see the original post about the Top 10 models and brands here. Outside the familiar Top 10, let’s salute the outstanding performance of the Toyota Yaris, up from outside the Top 80 to #13 with 3,728 sales and 1.8%, the Skoda Fabia up 38% to #15, Nissan Micra up 52% to #16, Kia Sportage up 29% to #23 and Suzuki Splash up 23% to #25.

The Chevrolet Sonic is up 107% to #33 in Israel in 2012.

The Mazda CX-5 is the best performing newcomer in 2012, landing directly at #30 with 2,090 units and 1% share, the Opel Astra is up 74% to #32 and the Chevrolet Sonic up 107% to #33 for its first full year in market. Further down, notice the Skoda Yeti up 81% to #34, Honda Jazz up 62% to #40, Hyundai Veloster at #50, Peugeot 508 at #54, Buick La Crosse at #80, Alfa Romeo Giulietta at #110, Chevrolet Savana at #123, Great Wall Steed at #132, MG 350 at #143, Cadillac SRX at #148 and Lancia Ypsilon at #163.

Previous post: Israel Full Year 2012: Ford Focus runaway leader

One year ago: Israel Full Year 2011: Toyota Corolla threatens Mazda3

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Israel Full Year 2012: Ford Focus runaway leader

January 30th, 2013 3 comments

Ford Focus

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Not helped by a month of December down 25% year-on-year, the Israeli new car market is down 9% on a record 2011 this year to 204,939 registrations. The models ranking is completely reshuffled: after at least 7 consecutive years of reign of the Mazda3, the Ford Focus brilliantly become the top selling model in Israel this year with sales up a huge 151% to 15,792 units for a gargantuan 7.7% market share. The Toyota Corolla stays #2 but loses 29% to 8,138 sales and 4%.

Hyundai i35

The Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) is up 135% and 17 spots to round up the podium thanks to 7,589 sales and 3.7%, and a third model more than doubles its sales vs. last year in the Top 10: the Kia Picanto is up 131% and 19 ranks to land in 5th place at 6,054 units and 3%. The Hyundai i20 is up 6% to #4, the Hyundai i25 (aka Accent) up 51% to #6, the Seat Ibiza up 35% to #7 and the Mazda3 down 7 spots and 55% to #8.

Kia Picanto

Brand-wise, Hyundai remains the most popular carmaker in the country and improves its market share to 15.4% thanks to 31,525 sales. It is now followed by Ford, up 83% and 6 spots to #2 at 20,101 units and 9.8% while Toyota rounds up the podium like last year at 9.8% also. Kia is up 23% to 9.4% share, Skoda up 5 ranks and 22% to #5 at 5.5% share but Mazda is down 4 ranks and 48% to #6 with 11,092 sales and 5.4%.

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Previous post: Israel September 2012: Toyota Corolla & Hyundai i35 pass Ford Focus

One year ago: Israel Full Year 2011: Toyota Corolla threatens Mazda3

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Israel September 2012: Corolla and Hyundai i35 pass Ford Focus

October 27th, 2012 1 comment

Hyundai i35

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The Israeli new car market is down 10% year-on-year over the first 9 months of 2012 at 160,623 registrations. The Ford Focus is still the most popular model in the country with 12,144 sales mainly thanks to the station wagon variant, ahead of the Toyota Corolla at 6,251 units and the Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) at 5,835.

However this ranking is totally reshuffled in September: the Toyota Corolla takes the advantage over its two competitors is the most popular model in the country this month with 994 sales, followed by the Hyundai i35 at 746 units and the Ford Focus at 671. Other available figures are for the Mazda3 at 4,559 sales year-to-date, the Seat Ibiza at 4,503 and the Kia Picanto at 4,449. Brand-wise, Hyundai is in the lead by far with 24,582 units, followed by Ford (15,441), Toyota (15,012) and Kia (14,813). Notice Infiniti at #29 with 210 sales and Great Wall at #31 with 186.

Previous month: Israel 8 months 2012: Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai i35 up

Previous year: Israel Full Year 2011: Toyota Corolla threatens Mazda3

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