Turkey October 2017: Fiat Egea, Renault Megane and Clio on top

The Fiat Egea holds 4.5% of the Turkish market in October.

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Excellent month for new light vehicle sales in Turkey with October sales up 10.5% to 91.752 units, pulling the year-to-date score into almost completely stable at 719.095 vs. 719.499 over the same period a year ago. Brand leaders Renault (+31%) and Fiat (+21%) vastly outperform the market to hit 12.7% and 12% share respectively, whereas Volkswagen is in difficulty at -14% to 11.4%. Ford (+8%), Toyota (+10%), Hyundai (+9%), Opel (-6%) and Dacia (4%) also underperform but Nissan (+75%), Audi (+55%), Peugeot (+28%) and Mercedes (+17%) shine all inside the Top 12. Further down, notice Mitsubishi (+55%), Land Rover (+53%), Isuzu (+49%), Subaru (+47%) and Volvo (+46%) among the best performers.

The Renault Megane cements its 2nd place overall thanks to the sedan variant (92% of its sales).

Model-wise, the podium is identical to the YTD ranking with the Fiat Egea in the lead (+25%) ahead of two high performing Renaults: the Megane (+63%) and Clio (+59%). The VW Passat (+43%) means the entire Top 4 is vastly outperforming the market. The Ford Courier is stable in 5th lace above the Fiat Fiorino (+65%) while the Nissan Qashqai almost doubles its sales year-on-year (+95%) and is up 15 spots on September to #8 vs. #17 YTD. The Ford Focus (+35%), Audi A3 (+35%), Peugeot 301 (+55%) and Audi A4 (+68%) also impress inside the Top 30, as do the Peugeot 3008 (+83%), Nissan Micra (+123%) and Ford Kuga (+881%) in the Top 50. Now that the Toyota C-HR is over 1 year old, the Skoda Kodiaq (#88) dominates recent launches above the Audi Q2 (#99) and Opel Crossland X (#100), their relatively low rankings illustrating the lesser attraction towards SUVs the Turkish market is showing.

Previous month: Turkey September 2017: Fiat Egea and VW Passat top market up 5.6%

One year ago: Turkey October 2016: Fiat Egea confirms lead, Renault Mégane Sedan up

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Turkey September 2017: Fiat Egea & VW Passat top market up 5.6%

The VW Passat (+40%) ranks #2 in Turkey this month.

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New light vehicle sales in Turkey are up 5.6% to 71.352 units including light commercials, but the year-to-date tally remains in negative at -1.4% to 627.343 sales. Despite seeing its deliveries slide down 1% year-on-year, Volkswagen jumps to pole position this month with 14.3% share, distancing Fiat up 38% to 13.6% and Renault up 41% to 12.8%. Ford is stable at 10.5% in 4th place above Hyundai (+6%) and all other carmakers in the Top 10 are in negative: Dacia (-7%), Toyota (-6%), Mercedes (-8%), Opel (-11%) and Peugeot (-9%). Just outside the Top 10, Skoda (+26%) and Honda (+66%) make themselves noticed. Further down, Subaru (+17%), Jeep (+41%), Iveco (+42%), Volvo (+59%) and Lexus (+425%) are among the most dynamic. The Top 5 best-selling models all display explosive growth: the Fiat Egea (+32%) remains the favourite nameplate in the country ahead of the VW Passat (+40%), Renault Clio (+48%), Fiat Fiorino (+63%) and Renault Megane (+128%). Other great performers include the Renault Symbol (+33%), Honda Civic (+658%), Ford Focus (+29%) and Peugeot 3008 (+1711%). The Toyota C-HR (#40) leads recent launches (<12 months) above the Skoda Kodiaq (#78), Opel Crossland X (#106) and Audi Q2 (#107).

Previous month: Turkey August 2017: Renault gains 33% to #1, places 3 in Top 5

One year ago: Turkey September 2016: Fiat Egea triumphs

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Turkey August 2017: Renault gains 33% to #1, places 3 in Top 5

The Megane, Symbol and Clio all rank inside the Turkish Top 5 in August. Picture fashionforcar.com

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Even though August 2016 was handicapped by the recent political unrest, new light vehicle sales in Turkey only manage a meagre 1.4% uptick this month to 72.536 registrations including light commercials, keeping the year-to-date tally in negative territory at 555.991 units, down 2.3% on the same period in 2016. Renault surges 33% to hold onto the brands pole position with 13.7% share while in 2nd place Fiat also gallops ahead at +25% to 13.3% share. Volkswagen on the other hand drops 16% to 12.9% and Ford is down 0.4% to 10.5%. Below the Big Four, Dacia impresses with a 14% gain to 5th place, distancing Hyundai (+9%), Opel (-13%) and Peugeot up an excellent 25%. Audi (+17%), Suzuki (+24%), Subaru (+27%), Mazda (+43%), Honda (+44%), Iveco (+56%) and Volvo (+67%) all post significant year-on-year gains further down the ranking.

The locally-produced Fiat Egea remains the best-selling vehicle in Turkey. 

The Top of the Turkish models ranking has fallen into a sort of routine, with the Fiat Egea (+61%) once again best-seller above the Renault Megane (+517%) solely ranked that high thanks to its sedan variant. The Ford Transit (+17%) gains four spots on July to #3, the Renault Symbol is up 10 to #4 but down 17% year-on-year as it topped the sales charts in August 2016, the Renault Clio surges 60% to #5, making it three Renaults in the Top 5, the Dacia Sandero is up 33% to #10, the Honda Civic up 215% to #17 thanks to the new generation, the Ford Kuga up 9-fold to #35 and the Peugeot 3008 up 10-fold to #38. The Toyota C-HR (#47) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Skoda Kodiaq (#65), Opel Crossland X (#95), Seat Ateca (#106) and Audi Q2 (#110).

Previous month: Turkey July 2017: Fiat Egea and Renault Megane most popular

One year ago: Turkey August 2016: Renault Symbol and VW Passat on top

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Turkey July 2017: Fiat Egea and Renault Mégane most popular

The Fiat Egea remains the most popular vehicle in Turkey.

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As one year ago, political trouble had sunk the Turkish new car market down 30%, it logically rebounds back this month, up 41% to 82.297 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in negative territory at 483.455 units, down 3% on the same period a year ago. These figures include light commercials. Market leader Renault surges 86% to 14.1% share and Fiat is up 81% to 13.1%, distancing Ford up 53% to 11.8%. In contrast, Volkswagen only manages a meagre 3% improvement to 11.4% share. Toyota (+52%), Dacia (+53%), Mercedes (+64%) and Nissan (+101%) all frankly beat the market among the 11 best-selling brands. Further down, Honda (+82%), Suzuki (+91%), Volvo (+112%) and Jeep (+100%) are all either doubling or close to doubling their sales year-on-year.

The Renault Megane returns to #2 overall thanks to the sedan variant. 

Model-wise, the two best-selling nameplates YTD reclaim their position this month: the Fiat Egea remains the most popular vehicle in the country, even improving by 108% year-on-year to 5.6% share, while the Renault Megane continues to be boosted (7-fold!) by the new sedan version to 5% market share. The Ford Courier (+50%), Toyota Corolla (+41%) and Opel Astra (+28%) round up the Top 5. Stunning 189% improvement for the Renault Clio, with the Fiat Fiorino (+90%), Dacia Sandero (+98%), Nissan Qashqai (+117%) and Honda Civic (+239%) also sporting extravagant gains. The Toyota C-HR (#35) is once again and by far the most popular newcomer, followed by the Skoda Kodiaq (#78), Seat Ateca (#90), Opel Crossland X (#95) and Audi Q2 (#100).

Previous month: Turkey June 2017: Renault and Fiat Egea hold onto leading spots

One year ago: Turkey July 2016: Opel Astra, Fiat Egea and Renault Symbol in photo finish

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Turkey June 2017: Renault and Fiat Egea hold onto leading spots

The Fiat Egea confirms it is the best-selling nameplate “at home” in Turkey.

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The Turkish new light vehicle market continues to stand a notch below its level of 2016 with June sales down 9% year-on-year to 83.658 with two less selling days due to national holiday, with the year-to-date tally also down 9% to 401.158 registrations. The two brand leaders however go against the grain with Renault up 2% to 14.6% share and Fiat up a solid 13% to 12.8% of the market. Below, Volkswagen (-24%), Ford (-19%), Opel (-30%), Dacia (-15%) and Mercedes (-30%) all stumble while Hyundai (+10%) and Toyota (+24%) shine. Outside the Top 10, Audi (+11%), Seat (+26%), Honda (+57%) and Subaru (+77%) all post robust gains. In contrast, Volvo (-20%), Suzuki (-30%), Kia (-32%), BMW (-47%) and Mitsubishi (-59%) implode.

The Renault Clio is up to #2 in Turkey in June.

The Fiat Egea (+35%) remains the most popular nameplate in the country ahead of the Renault Clio (+72%) and Renault Megane (+466%). The Ford Courier (-8%) and Toyota Corolla (+34%) round out the Top 5 while the Opel Astra (-31%), Ford Focus (-38%) and Fiat Doblo (-17%) are in great difficulty. Further down, notice the Honda Civic up 98%, the Seat Leon up 59%, the Peugeot 301 up 54%, the Peugeot 3008 up 554% thanks to the new generation and the Ford Kuga up 612%. The Toyota C-HR leads all recent launches (<12 months) at #45 ahead of the Skoda Kodiaq at #58, the Renault Koleos at #90 and the Audi Q2 at #114.

The Renault Megane holds onto the second year-to-date spot thanks to its sedan variant. 
We now also have access to lease figures for Turkey over the First Quarter of 2017. During that period, Renault leads with 32.9% market share ahead of Volkswagen at 15.1%, Ford at 10% and Fiat at 8.2%. The new Renault Megane, Symbol, VW Passat, Jetta, Golf, Ford Focus and Fiat Egea are the best-selling lease models. Keep in mind the government’s tax free taxi campaign is still on in Turkey, sprucing up lease sales of the aforementioned models.

Many thanks to Kursat Bahadir for helping compile this post.

Previous month: Turkey May 2017: Fiat Egea hits highest share, claims YTD lead

One year ago: Turkey June 2016: Renault Fluence and Opel Astra advance

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Turkey May 2017: Fiat Egea hits highest share, claims YTD lead

The Fiat Egea hits its best-ever market share “at home” in Turkey this month.

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The Turkish new light vehicle market continues on its downward trend in May with sales declining 9% year-on-year to 85.422 units, with the year-to-date tally also down 9% to 347.277. Market leader Renault follows the market at -9% to 13.6% share but Ford leaps up two spots vs. April and YTD to 2nd place thanks to deliveries up 8% to 12.7% share, distancing Volkswagen down a worrying 14% to 12.5%, in line with its 16% decline year-to-date. Fiat (+7%) and Hyundai (+2%) manage a year-on-year gain inside the Top 5 with Peugeot (+41%) posting the largest increase in the Top 10 and Nissan also strong at +7%. Reversely, Dacia (-16%), Opel (-23%) and Toyota (-40%) struggle. Further down, Honda gains 70% thanks to the new Civic (+137%), Mitsubishi is up 14%, Karsan up 16% and Jaguar up 48%. Most other brands decline.

In the models ranking, the Fiat Egea surges 49% to hit its best-ever market share at 6.2%, and its advantage over the Renault Megane in 2nd place (1.369 units) allows it to claim the year-to-date lead for the first time this year at 14.927 units vs. 14.597 for the Megane. As a reminder, the Egea ended 2016 in pole position but was outsold by the Megane in the year-to-date rankings until last month, this due to the launch of the sedan variant replacing the Fluence. The Ford Courier (+14%) remains faithful to the third place it holds year-to-date, while the Ford Focus (+49%) and Hyundai i20 Troy (+32%) bring their respective manufacturers’ totals into positive while for market leader Renault the Clio suffers (-21%) but the Symbol is solid (+19%). Further down, notice the Citroen Berlingo up 170% and the Peugeot 3008 up 18-fold year-on-year (!) thanks to the new model. Among recent launches, the Toyota C-HR is down 19 spots on last month to #50, the Skoda Kodiaq up 181 to #62 and the Audi Q2 up 11 to #96.

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Previous month: Turkey April 2017: Fiat Egea reclaims lead off Renault Megane

One year ago: Turkey May 2016: Toyota Corolla and Renault Clio step ahead

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Turkey April 2017: Fiat Egea reclaims lead off Renault Mégane

The Fiat Egea is back to #1 in Turkey, but just.

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The Turkish new light vehicle market is down 10.5% year-on-year in April to 75.988 units including light commercials, pulling the year-to-date total down 8.4% to 232.078. Market leaders Renault (-18%) and Volkswagen (-14%) both fare worse than the market but keep the lead ahead of Fiat (-3%), Ford (+1%), Hyundai (-0.1%) and Dacia (+3%) all improving their market share year-on-year. Audi (-22%), Seat (-26%), Toyota (-40%) and BMW (-62%) are the worst hit this month just as Peugeot (+30%), Suzuki (+36%) and Honda (+102%) are among the rare manufacturers lodging a double-digit year-on-year gain in April.

In the models ranking, the Fiat Egea (+5%) reclaims the top spot for just four units above the Ford Courier (+25%) whereas the Renault Mégane (+910%) retreats to third place. Thanks to a fantastic start of the year by the all-new sedan variant, the Mégane holds onto the year-to-date pole position with 10.703 units vs. 9.664 for the Egea. The Renault Clio (-3%) and Opel Astra (-10%) round up the Top 5 ahead of the Fiat Doblo (+11%) and Hyundai i20 Troy (+9%). The Honda Civic is boosted up 190% by the new model to #14 overall, ranking 7th year-to-date, the Dacia Duster is up 23%, the Peugeot 301 up 31% and the VW Jetta up 44%. Among recent launches, the Toyota C-HR is up to #31 vs. #36 year-to-date, the Kia Cerato up to #48 vs. #56 and the Renault Talisman up to #69 vs. #81.

Previous post: Turkey February 2017: Sedan variant lifts Renault Mégane to top spot

One year ago: Turkey April 2016: Fiat Egea teases Renault Fluence for pole position

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Turkey February 2017: Sedan variant lifts Renault Mégane to top spot

The new Sedan variant lifts the Renault Mégane to the Turkish pole position.

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Turkish new car sales crash down 11% year-on-year in February to 46.965 registrations, bringing the year-to-date tally down 3.8% to 82.288 units. Volkswagen gains two spots to reclaim the pole position it held over the Full Year 2016, this despite sales down a harsh 20% to 6.502 for a 13.8% market share. Renault (-0.1%) ends the month in 2nd place but keeps the year-to-date lead for now at 11.029 sales vs. 10.816 for VW. Fiat (-5%), Ford (-26%) and Hyundai (-3%) follow with Peugeot (+8%), Nissan (+16%), Dacia (+21%) and Honda (+46%) the only marques in positive territory within the Top 10. Further down, notice Porsche (+53%) and Citroen (+134%) impress but most manufacturers are in negative, with Mercedes (-30%), Opel (-34%), Audi (-42%), Alfa Romeo (-43%), BMW (-56%) and Subaru (-64%) among the hardest hit. Luxury brands are now paying the price of anticipated sales at the end of last year in the wake of a tax hike on premium models at the start of this year.

The Peugeot 301 is boosted up to 6th place overall by its facelift.

Model-wise, the Renault Mégane takes control of the Turkish sales charts with sales up 7-fold on a year ago to 2.264 and 6.4% share, 2.104 or 93% of which are coming from the newly launched and locally produced sedan variant which replaces the Renault Fluence, #1 in Turkey in 2014. As a reminder, before the Fluence nameplate was launched, the Renault Mégane also used to dominate the Turkish sales charts thanks to its sedan variant: it ranked #1 from 2004 to 2006. Like in January, Renault manages a 1-2 in Turkey with the Clio up a fantastic 67% year-on-year to snap the 2nd spot. The Mégane is already #1 year-to-date with deliveries surging 956% to 3.990. Other great performers this month include the Peugeot 301 up 118% year-on-year and 23 spots on January to #6 thanks to its facelift and the Honda Civic up 176% to #7 also thanks to the new model. The Toyota C-HR is down 5 spots on last month to #38 and the Peugeot Expert makes it first appearance in the Turkish charts at #179.

Previous month: Turkey January 2017: Renault places Clio and Mégane on top

One year ago: Turkey January-February 2016: Renault Fluence #1, Fiat Egea on podium

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Turkey January 2017: Renault places Clio & Mégane on top

The Renault Mégane ranks #2 in Turkey in January, with the sedan accounting for 96% of sales.

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The Turkish new car market is up 8% year-on-year in January to a still meagre 35.323 registrations, this month traditionally being the weakest of the year in the country. Renault (+8%) and Ford (+20%) overtake 2016 leader Volkswagen (-5%) to snap the top two spots in the brands ranking ahead of Fiat (+1%) and Hyundai (+2%). Toyota surges 54% to 6th place, with Dacia (+17%), Opel (+25%), Nissan (+36%) and Honda (+79%) all posting double-digit gains in the Top 10. Beyond, Jeep (+21%), Skoda (+29%), Kia (+48%), Citroen (+49%), Iveco (+66%) and most strikingly Suzuki (+1029%) impress.

Honda Civic 

In the models ranking, Renault manages a 1-2 with the Clio in pole position with 5.2% share above the Mégane at 4.9%, the sedan variant accounting for 96% of the nameplate’s sales in Turkey this month. Leader in December, the Ford Courier drops to #3, followed by the Toyota Corolla (-10%) and Ford Transit (-1%). Boosted by a new generation, the Honda Civic is up 190% to #6, while the Fiat Egea, #1 over the Full Year 2016, is knocked down to #8. The Toyota C-HR, produced locally, is up 14 spots on December to #33, the Seat Ateca breaks into the Top 100 at #88 and the Audi Q2 is up 29 spots to #108.

Previous post: Turkey Full Year 2016: Fiat Egea already in the lead in record market

One year ago: Turkey January-February 2016: Renault Fluence #1, Fiat Egea on podium

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Turkey Full Year 2016: Fiat Egea already in the lead in record market

Fiat Egea Turkey February 2016First annual win for the Fiat Egea. 

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After a rollercoaster of a year, the Turkish new light vehicle market ends 2016 on a 1.6% gain to a record 983.720 registrations including Light Commercial Vehicles. After a first semester up 1.5%, political instability shot the market down 30% in July and 13% in August before the government cancelling a tax mainly aimed at taxis rallied the market back up 29% in October and 45% in November to edge past last year’s record. Volkswagen remains the most popular carmaker in the country in spite of deliveries down 3% to 13.7% share, while Renault gains 4% to 12.4%, overtaking Ford at 11.1% (-8%) with Fiat staying at #4 with 10.8% share (-4%). Opel shoots up 18% to #5, overtaking Toyota (+4%) and Hyundai (+0.04%). Outside the Top 10, Nissan is up 21%, Skoda up 31%, Seat up 22%, Honda up 26% and Land Rover up 34% but the most impressive comeback goes to Suzuki up 22-fold to 3.931 sales mainly thanks to the all-new Vitara accounting for 56% of the brand’s deliveries in Turkey this year.

Ford Courier Turkey 2015. Picture courtesy honestjohn.co.ukThe Ford Courier is up 6% to #2 place overall in 2016 and #1 LCV again.

Local producer Fiat resumes its domination of the models ranking with the Egea, the successor to the Linea and known as Tipo outside of Turkey. It is up 7-fold on 2015 (when it was on sale for just two months) to shoot up to pole position for its first full year of sales at 38.260 deliveries. In fact, were it not for last minute surges by the Renault Fluence (2014) and Toyota Corolla (2015), the Fiat Linea would have led the Turkish charts for four consecutive years since 2012, with this year being a simple and logical passing of relay. The Ford Courier gains 6% and one spot to #2, last year’s leader the Toyota Corolla drops 6% to #3 and the Opel Astra surges 30% and 6 ranks to #4 thanks to the new model. The VW Polo (+27%) and Renault Symbol (+6%) make their return inside the Top 10 while the Renault Mégane (+230%) is reborn thanks to the new sedan replacing the Fluence (-35%) and boosting the nameplate up to 4th place in December.

Previous month: Turkey November 2015: Sales rally back up 45% to break YTD record

Previous year: Turkey Full Year 2015: Toyota Corolla snaps last minute win

Two years ago: Turkey Full Year 2014: Renault Fluence edges Fiat Linea out

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