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Israel October 2013: Toyota Corolla #1, Kia Picanto leads YTD

November 5th, 2013 2 comments

Toyota Corolla Israel October 2013. Picture courtesy of icar.co.ilToyota Corolla

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New car sales in Israel are up a brilliant 14% year-on-year in October to 19,594 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 184,305 units, up 4% on 2012. The new generation of the model has definitely struck a chord with Israeli car buyers: the Toyota Corolla tops the sales charts for the third time in a row, and by far,  thanks to 1,441 sales and 7.4%. The Corolla is slowly climbing up the year-to-date ladder, now #4 with 7,121 units and 3.9%. Talking about year-to-date, we witness a very important leadership changeover this month: plagued with weak sales (it is down to #10 this month), the Ford Focus loses the pole position to the Kia Picanto, very regular at the highest level and #2 once again in October at 986 units and 5%. The Picanto adds up to 8,273 sales and 4.5% so far in 2013 vs. 7,995 and 4.3% for the Focus which led the Israeli models ranking over the Full Year 2012.

Kia Picanto Israel October 2013Kia Picanto

Another excellent performer this month in Israel is the Suzuki SX4, potentially boosted by the arrival of the new S-Cross model, up 23 spots on September to land at #4 with 628 sales and 3.2% share. Notice also the Skoda Octavia up 3 ranks to #7, the Suzuki Alto maintaining itself inside the Top 10 at #9 vs. #28 year-to-date, the Mitsubishi Outlander at #13 vs. #20 so far in 2013, the Hyundai i10 up 38 spots to #17 and the Mitsubishi Space Star up 3 to #18 vs. #36 year-to-date.

Renault Latitude Israel October 2013. Picture courtesy of carsguide.com.auRenault Latitude

Further down, the Renault Latitude has an amazing month, up 65 spots on September to #31 with 189 sales and 1% share. I’m not taking too many risks in saying this will be the Latitude’s highest ranking in the world by far this month, way above its ranking at home in France as the Renault Latitude has struggled to succeed anywhere it has launched so far. Notice also the Chevrolet Impala breaking into the Israeli Top 100 for the first time at #94 and the BMW 4 Series making its first appearance in the ranking at #205.

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Israel September 2013: Toyota Corolla confirms pole position

October 6th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Corolla Israel September 2013. Picture courtesy of icar.co.ilToyota Corolla

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New car sales in Israel are down 3% year-on-year in September to 11,734 registrations, however the year-to-date total remains in positive at 164,712 units, up 3% on 2012. Now that the new generation is well established in this market, the Toyota Corolla confirms the top spot it grabbed last month by selling another 967 units for a 8.2% market share, almost double the sales of the #2, the Kia Picanto at 502 and 4.3%. The Corolla is up 2 spots year-to-date to #5 and will finish the year on the podium if it continues at that rate. The 2013 leader, the Ford Focus, is back up to a still very shy #9 this month. A lot of movement in the models rankings, starting with the Suzuki Alto up 37 spots on August to land on the third step of the podium thanks to 321 sales and 2.7%.

MG350 Israel September 2013. Picture courtesy of msc.wcdn.co.ilThe MG350 captures 1.3% of the Israeli market this month

The Skoda Rapid is up 5 ranks on last month to break into the Israeli Top 5 for the very first time at #5 with 300 units and 2.6%, with the Seat Ibiza up 9 to #7 and the Skoda Octavia back up 40 ranks to #10. Further down, the Renault Clio is up 34 spots to #15, the Subaru Impreza a further 5 to #16, the Honda Insight up 29 to #17, the Chinese-made MG350 is up a spectacular 65 ranks to land at a best-ever #24 spot with 149 sales and 1.3%, the Renault Captur is up 59 to break into the Top 50 for the first time at #42 and the Chevrolet Trax lands at #77 for its first month in market.

Previous month: Israel August 2013: Toyota Corolla above 10% share

One year ago: Israel September 2012: Toyota Corolla & Hyundai i35 pass Ford Focus

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Israel August 2013: Toyota Corolla above 10% share

September 5th, 2013 2 comments

Toyota Corolla Israel August 2013. Picture courtesy of auto.co.ilBoosted by the new generation, the Toyota Corolla shoots up to 10.1% share this month.

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The Israeli new car market is up 5% year-on-year in August to 19,550 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 152,978 units, up 3% on 2012. Israel is the second country in the world after Turkey (where it is produced) to see the full effects of the new generation Toyota Corolla coming into market: it is up 5 spots on July to lodge a spectacular 1,969 sales and 10.1% share this month, meaning it is now #7 year-to-date after ranking #2 in 2012… The Kia Picanto delivers another excellent month at 1,231 units and 6.3% and is now #2 year-to-date at 6,785 sales and 4.4% below the Ford Focus at 7,345 units and 4.8% but down to #14 this month. The Renault Fluence brilliantly rounds up the podium thanks to 684 sales and 3.5%.

Mitsubishi Space StarMitsubishi Space Star

The second hero of the month is the Mitsubishi Space Star (aka Mirage), up 13 ranks on July to rank 5th for its third month in market at 514 units and 2.6%. There are 4 Hyundais in the Top 8 in August like in the year-to-date ranking: the i30 (#4), i35 (#6), i25 (#7) and i20 (#8). The Skoda Rapid remains inside the Top 10 for the 2nd month running at #10, the Mazda CX-5 is up 8 spots to #11, the Suzuki SX4 up 6 to #15 and the Subaru Impreza up a further 7 to #21 vs. #56 year-to-date and #179 in 2012. Finally, notice the Seat Toledo, struggling everywhere else in the world, up 41 ranks to #57, making Israel one of the last countries in the world to still love sedans.

Previous month: Israel July 2013: Kia Picanto in charge

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

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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.

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

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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