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

Fiat Egea Turkey February 2016The Fiat Egea ranks #3 in Turkey in February. 

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After surging to a record 156.173 registrations in December, traditionally and by far the biggest month of the year in Turkey, the market falls back to a much more modest 32.713 units in January (-4%) and 52.825 in February (-8%), bringing the year-to-date total to 85.538 deliveries, down 5% on the same period a year ago. Over the period, Volkswagen (-17%) and Ford (-10%) lead but fall faster than the market whereas Renault gains ground at +10% in third place, followed by Fiat (-11%). Hyundai is stable at #5, Opel (+19%) and Mercedes (+41%) impress as well as, outside the Top 10, Audi (+23%), Honda (+35%), Land Rover (+50%), Subaru (+76%) and Mini (+157%).

Renault Fluence Turkey February 2016The Renault Fluence is the best-selling nameplate in Turkey so far in 2016.

Over in the models ranking, in January the Renault Fluence starts the year with a bang at 1.568 sales and 4.8% share ahead of the Ford Courier (4%), Toyota Corolla (3.9%) and Renault Clio (3.6%) while the Fiat Egea gains a further three spots on December to land in 6th position with 1.071 sales and 3.3% share. The Hyundai i20 is up to #9, the VW Transporter up to #11, Mercedes C-Class up to #17 and the Hyundai Tucson lifts up 27 ranks on the previous month to land at #21. In February, the Fluence and Courier keep the lead at 4% and 3.6% share respectively, while the Fiat Egea posts its first ever podium at #3 with 1.866 units sold, missing out on the 2nd place by a mere 25 sales. Other great performers include the VW Polo at #4, the Peugeot 301 at #20, Honda CR-V at #23 and Hyundai Tucson at #24.

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Turkey Full Year 2015: Toyota Corolla snaps last minute trophy

Toyota Corolla 2015. Picture courtesy of otomobil.com.trToyota Corolla. Picture otomobil.com.tr

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Euphoric year for Turkish new light vehicle sales despite the devaluation of the lira that induced some inflationary pressures towards the end of he year. The market is up a by a stunning 26% year-on-year to a record 968.017 registrations including LCVs. Volkswagen outpaces the market at +28% to remain the favourite brand in the country with 139.043 sales and 14.4% share, with Ford (+37%) sidestepping both Renault (+19%) and Fiat (+23%) for 2nd place. Hyundai (+11%) drops market share while Toyota (+41%) overtakes Opel (+20%) and Dacia lodges a sweet 30% improvement at #8. Notice also Kia up 38%, Peugeot up 43%, Porsche up 46%, Skoda up 52%, Jeep up 79%, Mini up 62% and Jaguar up 546%.

Fiat Egea Turkey 2015The Fiat Egea is replacing the Linea and broke into the Turkish Top 10 in December.

Over in the models ranking, we have a repeat of last year when the Renault Fluence snapped the pole position in extremis from the Fiat Linea. December is traditionally the biggest month of the year in Turkey – almost twice the sales as any other month of the year and this year was no exception with 156.173 registrations. The Toyota Corolla jumps from #4 in 2014 and as at end-November directly into pole position thanks to a mammoth December score (7.387 sales), finishing the year up 50% to 35.237 units. That’s 197 more than the Fiat Linea once again losing its crown in the last hours of the year… The Linea is being replaced with the Fiat Egea, already #9 in December and by far the best-selling all-new model for 2015 at #45 with 5,674 in just two months.

Ford Courier Turkey 2015. Picture courtesy honestjohn.co.ukThe Ford Courier is the best-selling LCV in Turkey in 2015.

The Ford Courier is up a spectacular 71% and 8 spots on 2014 to land in third position with 34.655 sales, the Renault Fluence is up 5% but down 3 spots to #4 and the Fiat Doblo is up 37% to #5. Further down, notice the VW Passat up 60% to a splendid 7th place thanks to the new generation, the Ford Transit up 36% to #8 and the Ford Focus up 34% to #9. Other great performers in the Top 50 include the Nissan Qashqai up 58% to #17, the VW Transporter up 66% to #21, Mercedes C-Class up 82% to #28 and Renault Kangoo up 160% o #37. Along with the Fiat Egea, the Renault Kadjar (#64), Hyundai Tucson (#74), Fiat 500X (#111) and Mazda CX-3 (#136) also make their first appearance in the annual Turkish sales charts.

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Turkey November 2015: Fiat Fiorino & Opel Astra on top, Egea in Top 20

Fiat Egea Turkey November 2015The Fiat Egea is fast headed towards a Linea-sized success at home in Turkey.

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After two months suffering a decline linked to the devaluation of the local currency, the Turkish new light vehicles market is back in positive territory in November: up 5% year-on-year to 84.601 registrations, meaning the year-to-date total is still up by a flamboyant 31% on the same period in 2014 at a record 811.844 units. Renault snaps the pole position away from Volkswagen falling sharply to just 12.2% share in third place vs. 15.1% and #1 so far this year: that’s Turkish for dieselgate. Stop sales on certain diesel models have shaken the German manufacturer: not a single VW Caddy sold this month and the Jetta is down to #47 vs. #11 year-to-date. Fiat is up two spots on both its October and year-to-date ranking at a beautiful 12.5% share vs. 10.9% so far in 2015, while Ford drops to 4th place and 1.3%. Far below are Opel, Hyundai and Toyota.

Fiat Fiorino Turkey November 2015The Fiat Fiorino is the best-selling vehicle in Turkey in November.

Model-wise, the passing of guard between the Fiat Linea – 2015 market leader but down to #13 – and its successor the Egea already breaking into the Top 20 at #17 with 1.486 sales has created a vacuum atop the ranking filled this month by… the Fiat Fiorino in pole position with 3.298 sales and 3.9% share despite its five years of age. The Opel Astra gets a kick with the arrival of the new generation hatchback, yet the previous model still generates the large majority of the nameplate’s sales with the sedan variant accounting for 55% of all Astras sold in Turkey in November. The VW Passat lands at an outstanding third position just above the Renault Fluence and Ford Courier.

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Turkey October 2015: Renault Symbol leads, Fiat Egea arrives

Fiat Egea Turkey October 2015The Fiat Egea – a blockbuster is born?

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With the general “re-elections” on November 1 bringing a bit of respite to the Turkish Lira devaluation, October new light vehicle sales in Turkey slow down their fall at -3% to 64.255 units. The year-to-date total is still on record pace though at +35% on 2014 to an all-time high 727.243 deliveries after 10 months. Below Volkswagen at 14.8% share, Renault posts a particularly strong month at 13.8%, helped by very high levels of fleet sales of the Symbol (#1 model overall) and Fluence (#4). Ford for its part is up 15% in third position and manages to place two light commercials on the podium: the Transit/Tourneo et Courier. Toyota is also up 15%, Kia up 20%, Mazda and Nissan up 23% and Honda up 37%, . At the other end of the scale, BMW is down 16%, Hyundai down 18%, Opel at -20%, Seat at -28%, Mitsubishi at -42%, Jeep at -55% and Citroen at -64%. Great performers in the models ranking include the Mercedes C-Class at #19 and up 52% so far in 2015 and the Toyota Hilux up a whopping 148 spots on September to #25 now that the new generation has hit dealerships all around the country.

Ford Courier Turkey February 2015. Picture courtesy honestjohn.co.ukFord Courier

But the big event this month in Turkey is the landing of the successor to the local hero the Fiat Linea originally launched in 2006, #1 in Turkey in 2012 and 2013edged out by the Renault Fluence for just 13 units in 2014 but well on track to finish 2015 in pole position. After unveiling the Aegis concept last May, Fiat finally decided on Egea for the name of what it expects to be its new blockbuster, not only ‘at home’ in Turkey but in the whole of Central Europe where it is aiming at the Dacia Logan in what is a low-cost first for the Italian manufacturer. For now, he Egea lands at #70 with 217 sales, and is already having an impact on the Linea down to #6 from #2 in September.

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Renault Fluence Turkey September 2015The Renault Fluence is the best-selling car in Turkey this month.

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We have been announcing it for a couple of months: the severe devaluation of the Turkish Lira against both the Euro and US$ has finally caught up with the local car market, pushing prices up and stifling sales growth. After booming at +37% in August, September is at -4% year-on-year to 64.025 registrations. Thanks to explosive gains all through the first 8 months of the year, the year-to-date total still stands a considerable 40% above the same period last year at 662.988 deliveries. Paradoxically given recent news, Volkswagen seems totally unaffected and gains 19% year-on-year to 15.3% share, one of only four manufacturers in the Top 15 to post double-digit gains along with Mercedes at #6 (+19%), Audi at #14 (+23%) and Honda at #15 (+24%).

Fiat Aegis Turkey September 2015. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukFiat Aegis

Model-wise, the Renault Fluence is the most popular “at home” this month (it is manufactured locally) and for the first time in 2015 thanks to 2.990 sales and 4.7% share. This is however a mere 51-unit advantage over the year-to-date leader, the Fiat Linea, soon-to-be replaced by the new low-cost Aegis sedan. Also produced locally, the Aegis should be on sale in Turkey before the end of the year and will revive the Tipo nameplate along with a hatchback variant in Western Europe. Other great performers this month in Turkey include the VW Golf at #6, Fiat Florino at #9, Mercedes C-Class at #14, Hyundai Tucson at #24 (including ix35 leftovers) and the Renault Kadjar up 15 spots on August to #34.

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Renault Kadjar Turkey August 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Kadjar breaks into the Turkish Top 50 in August.

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With one post we update you on both July and August All-models rankings for Turkey. Looking in particular at the August ranking, we find that the Renault Kadjar breaks into the Top 50, the Ford Ranger is up to #72 vs. #108 year-to-date, the all-new Hyundai H350 – manufactured locally – points its bonnet at #116, the Mazda CX-3 ranks #134, the Jaguar XE at #162 and the Mercedes GLE at #174. The full ranking is below.

Hyundai H350 Turkey August 2015. Picture courtesy iepieleaks.nlTurkey is the first market to get the Hyundai H350, manufactured locally.

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Turkey August 2015: VW Jetta and Renault Fluence on top

VW Jetta Turkey August 2015The VW Jetta is the best-selling nameplate in Turkey this month.

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Despite the further 8% devaluation of the Turkish Lira against both the Euro and US$ over the past month, the Turkish new car market still enjoys insolent year-on-year gains: another +37% in August to 82.577 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 598.963 units, up 51% on 2014. We announced last month that this extravagant growth rate may soon come to an end as carmakers start adjusting their prices up in line with exchange rates. As a large part of best-sellers in Turkey are manufactured locally, this adjustment process may take until the end of the year or even the start of 2016 to really be noticeable in the sales figures. In the brands ranking, both Volkswagen (16.4%) and Ford (12.4%) gain 49% to top the charts with Renault improving 56% (11.6%) but dropping one spot on July to 3rd place.

Dacia Lodgy Turkey August 2015Dacia gains 64% to rank 5th brand overall in Turkey.

Dacia (+64%) jumps two ranks to 5th place, Mercedes (+68%) shines at #7, while Opel (+42%), Toyota (+46%), Peugeot (+69%), Jeep (+48%), Mazda (+172%) and Mini (+155%) all outperform the market. For the first time since October 2013, the VW Jetta is the most popular nameplate in Turkey, jumping 6 spots on July thanks to 3.077 deliveries, distancing the Renault Fluence (+2), Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier (+7), Ford Focus (+4) and VW Golf (+6). Leader year-to-date, the Fiat Linea is down 5 spots to #6, while the Toyota Corolla – #2 in 2015 – tumbles down 8 ranks to #11. The Mercedes C-Class (#17), Dacia Sandero (#18), VW Transporter (#20) and BMW 3 Series (#25) lodge solid performances.

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Citroen C-Elysee Turkey June 2015The Citroen C-Elysée is up 112% year-on-year so far in 2015 in Turkey.

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After the traditional Top 20 models, exclusive to BSCB we can now share with you a complete models ranking for Turkey over the First Half of 2015. The best performers just outside the Top 20 include the Citroen C-Elysée (+112%), Audi A3 (+169%), Skoda Octavia (+91%), Seat Leon (+110%), Mercedes C-Class (+99%) and Seat Ibiza (+100%). Among newcomers, let’s notice the Citroen C4 Cactus at #83, Jeep Renegade at #84, Fiat 500X at #105, Jeep Cherokee at #110 and Renault Kadjar at #125.

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Turkey July 2015: Renault Clio climbs up to 2nd spot

Renault Clio Turkey July 2015. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frThe Renault Clio is the 2nd best-selling model in Turkey in July.

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Another month of extravagant growth for Turkish new car sales, up a whopping 40% year-on-year in July to 83.836 registrations and lifting the year-to-date total to 516.386 units, up an even more impressive 49% on 2014. This spectacular surge may soon come to an end however, according to our local correspondent. Following the announcement that new elections will happen later this year, the local currency (the Turkish Lira) took another hit vs. the Euro/US Dollar, and has now lost 10% of its value since the beginning of the year. Manufacturers had not adjusted their prices following the first hit earlier this year, and when they start doing so the market will start slowing down.

Mercedes C Class Turkey June 2015The Mercedes C-Class continues to progress in Turkey: #17 in July.

In July, Both Volkswagen (+57%) and Renault (+49%) outpace the market and lead the brands ranking above Ford (+21%), Fiat (+16%) and Toyota (+47%). Below, notice Mercedes surging 81% to #6, Peugeot up 105% to #10 and BMW up 50% to #11, while further down Nissan (+110%), Audi (+78%), Jeep (+487%), Mini (+269%), Mazda (+157%) and Subaru (+91%) all take off. In the models ranking, the Fiat Linea resumes its domination thanks to 3.627 sales and 4.3% share above the Renault Clio up 9 spots on June to #2, while the Toyota Corolla – overall leader in June – is knocked down two ranks to #3. Volkswagen places the Passat at #5, Jetta at #7, Golf at #11, Polo at #12, Transporter at #15 and Caddy at #21, and the Mercedes C-Class continues its ascension, now #17 with 1.576 sales and 1.9% share.

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Turkey 1st Half 2015: Fiat Linea reclaims pole position

Fiat Linea Turkey June 201518.300 Fiat Linea found a buyer in Turkey over the First Half of 2015.

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It’s a very dynamic First Half of the year for the Turkish market in 2015, up a gigantic 51% on 2014 to 432.550 registrations despite strikes disrupting all main manufacturers present in the country in May. The brands ranking is very volatile with only Volkswagen holding onto the spot it held at the same time last year (#1) despite gain slightly less ground than the market at +44%, resulting in a market share reduced to 15.1%. Ford is up a spectacular 91% to land in 2nd place overall, above Fiat (+49%), Renault (+28%) and Hyundai (+34%). Notice also Toyota up 95%, Dacia up 58%, Peugeot up 73%, Citroen up 71%, Skoda up 96%, Seat up 106%, Kia up 61% and Jeep up 429%.

Fiat Doblo Turkey June 2015Fiat Doblo

Knocked down to #2 a year ago, the Fiat Linea reclaims control of the Turkish sales charts thanks to deliveries up 56% to 18.600 units while last year’s leader the Renault Fluence tumbles down to #6 (+16%). The Toyota Corolla is up an astounding 118% to 2nd place overall thanks to the new model produced locally, the Fiat Doblo leads commercials in third place (+143%) above the Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier. The VW Passat jumps 86% to 5th place, the Ford Focus is up 90% to #7 and the Ford Transit/Tourneo is up 84% to #8. Notice also the Opel Astra up 109% to #14, the Nissan Qashqai up 68% to #17, the Dacia Duster up 63% to #18 and the Peugeot 301 up 62% to #20.

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