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If the Turkish new light vehicle market drops 7% year-on-year in April, it nevertheless remains at historically high levels at 84.887 units and 253.373 (-4%) year-to-date. After tying for pole position last month, Renault takes the advantage over Volkswagen thanks to sales up a brilliant 13% on April 2015 to 12.075 and 14.2% share while the German manufacturer is down a harsh 20% to 10.486 and 12.4% for the month. Year-to-date, Renault is now only trailing VW by a mere 411 sales at 34.049 (+13%) vs. 34.460 (-17%). Fiat for its part is down 10% both in April (9.521) and year-to-date (27.266) but remains above Ford (-16%). Opel’s stable sales are rewarded with a 5th place overall vs. #6 year-to-date and #7 in 2015. Notice Dacia up 16%, Nissan up 22%, Skoda up 13% and Seat up 15% inside the Top 20 while further down Land Rover (+98%), Mazda (+80%), Suzuki (+439%) and Jaguar (+343%) impress.
Model-wise, the Renault Fluence manages to hold onto the top spot with a fantastic 4.180 sales, adding up to 11.673 year-to-date, light-years above its direct follower the Ford Courier at 9.403. Launched late last year and manufactured locally, the Fiat Egea’s mission is to replicate the outstanding success of the Fiat Linea in Turkey. So far, so good: in April the Egea climbs to 2nd place overall – its best ranking yet – beating its volume and market share records at 3.464 and 4.1%, including 21 hatchbacks. The Egea is now only two units the #2 YTD spot, a ranking it should hit next month. Boosted by the new model, the Opel Astra is up to #8 while further down the Dacia Sandero is up 10 spots on March to #17.
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