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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.
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.
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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Full October 2013 Top 225 All-models and Top 43 All-brands Ranking Tables below.