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Turkey 1st Half 2015: Fiat Linea reclaims pole position

July 16th, 2015 No comments

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 116% 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 #16 and the Dacia Duster up 60% to #18.

Previous post: Turkey June 2015: Toyota Corolla leaps up to pole position

FY 2014 post: Turkey Full Year 2014: Renault Fluence edges Fiat Linea out

One year ago: Turkey June 2014: Ford Focus and Courier shine

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Turkey June 2015: Toyota Corolla leaps up to pole position

July 15th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Corolla June 2015. Picture courtesy of otomobil.com.trThe Toyota Corolla is the best-selling model in Turkey this month

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The Turkish new car market continues its galloping ride in 2015: up another impressive 43% year-on-year in June to 86.158 registrations including commercials, lifting the half-year 2015 total to 432.550 units, up 51% on 2014. Renault has a fantastic month, leaping up from #4 in May to #1 brand in Turkey in June with 11.087 sales and 12.9% share (+51%), edging past Volkswagen at 12.8% (+37%) with Ford at 11.2% (+31%) and Fiat at 10.4% (+34%) also knocked down one spot. Toyota shoots up 89% to #5, Dacia is up 64%, Citroen up 95%, Nissan up 130%, Skoda up 74%, Seat up 84% and Jeep up 416%.

Mercedes C Class Turkey June 2015The Mercedes C-Class is among the 20 most popular nameplates in Turkey in June.

Now that the May strikes are over, the Toyota Corolla is catching up on lost time: back up 7 spots on last month to land in pole position thanks to 4.010 sales and 4.7%. As a result, Corolla sales have more than doubled year-on-year so far in 2015 (+116%). The Fiat Linea is kicked out to #2 for June but remains in the lead year-to-date with 18.600 sales vs. 16.651 for the Corolla at #2. The Renault Fluence, now back to undisrupted production, is back up 12 spots to #3 and 3.262 deliveries but still lags in 6th place year-to-date, while the Renault Symbol is down one rank to #4 but #10 so far in 2015. Notice also the Opel Astra solid at #9, the Renault Clio back up 17 ranks to #11, the Hyundai Accent up to #16, Dacia Sandero up to #17 and the Mercedes C-Class up to a splendid 20th place.

Previous month: Turkey May 2015: Doblo pokes Linea for #1 in strike-disrupted market

One year ago: Turkey June 2015: Ford Focus and Courier shine

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Turkey May 2015: Doblo pokes Linea for #1 in strike-disrupted market

June 22nd, 2015 1 comment

Fiat DobloThe Fiat Doblo misses out on the #1 spot for just 28 sales.

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May 2015 is a month to forget for the Turkish car industry: workers strikes at factories for most major manufacturers present in the country (Renault, Fiat and Ford) have questioned Turkey’s future as a European car production hub. See more here. Despite this, the Turkish new car market is up a whopping 40% year-on-year to 81.542 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 346.392 units, up 53% on 2014. In the models ranking, the most affected by the strikes are logically the Bursa-produced Renault Clio – down from #2 in April to #28 in May – and Fluence – down from #3 to #15 – triggering a sales report onto the Renault Symbol, shooting up from #15 last month to #3 in May. The Fiat Linea keeps the lead with 3.362 sales and 4.1% share, cementing its 2015 year-to-date pole position, however this month it is only 28 units above the Fiat Doblo at 3.334 and now #2 year-to-date as well at 12.882 deliveries, up a fantastic 149% on 2014.

Renault Symbol Turkey May 2015The Renault Symbol benefits from the strike affecting Clio and Fluence production.

Further down, the VW Passat is back up to a formidable 5th place that it also holds year-to-date, the VW Jetta is up to #7, the Peugeot 301 up 6 spots to #16, and the BMW 3 Series (#20), Honda Civic (#21), VW Caddy (#24) and Seat Leon (#25) make their reappearance inside the Turkish Top 25. Brand-wise, Volkswagen remains the most popular thanks to sales up 40% year-on-year at 15.8% share above Ford (+89%), Fiat (+32%) and Renault, the most impacted by strikes at -2%. Hyundai (+34%), Toyota (+60%) and Opel (+18%) follow, with Peugeot (+90%), Mini (+96%), Nissan (+100%), Seat (+115%), Mazda (+117%) and Jeep (+483%) gaining the most ground in the Top 30.

Previous month: Turkey April 2015: Local fares Fiat Linea and Renault Clio dominate

One year ago: Turkey May 2014: Fiat Linea reclaims throne

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Turkey April 2015: Local fares Fiat Linea & Renault Clio dominate

May 15th, 2015 No comments

Fiat Linea Turkey May 2014Fiat Linea

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Turkish new light vehicle sales confirm their spectacular rebound in 2015: up another mammoth 72% year-on-year in April to 91.602 registrations and lifting the year-to-date total to 264.850 units after 4 months, a 57% surge on the same period in 2014. Despite sales up ‘just’ 50%, Volkswagen keeps the lead of the brands ranking with 14.4% share above Ford (+122%), Renault (+50%) and Fiat (+81%) while Toyota (+120%), Peugeot (+111%), Skoda (+160%), Seat (+143%) and Kia (+102%) all more than double their sales year-on-year. Jeep for its part is up 5-fold (+439%)…

Peugeot 301 Citroen C-Elysee Turkey April 2015. Picture courtesy autoblog.com.uyPeugeot 301 and Citroen C-Elysée

In the models ranking, after slumping to #3 in March the Fiat Linea reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date with 4.398 sales and 4.8% share above the Renault Clio, also assembled locally, at 4.074 units and 4.4%. The Renault Fluence is up two spots to #3, the Toyota Corolla – leader in March – is down to a still impressive 4th spot and the Fiat Doblo leads commercial vehicles at #5. Further down, notice the Opel Astra jumping 7 ranks to #7, the VW Passat back up to #8, the Nissan Qashqai up to #14 and both the Citroen C-Elysée (#18) and Peugeot 301 (#22) fitting inside the Turkish Top 25 this month.

Previous month: Turkey March 2015: Toyota Corolla tops market up 75%

One year ago: Turkey April 2014: Renault Fluence resists Fiat Linea assault

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Turkey March 2015: Toyota Corolla tops market up 75%

April 14th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Corolla Turkey March 2015. Picture courtesy toyotaclubtr.comThe Toyota Corolla is the best-selling nameplate in Turkey in March.

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New light vehicle sales in Turkey are up an explosive 75% year-on-year in March to 83,302 registrations – keeping in mind March 2014 was down 31% on a year before. First quarter sales are up a fantastic 50% to 115,272 units. Brand-wise, Volkswagen (15.5%), Ford (up 178% to 11.9%), Renault (11.8%) and Fiat (up 91% to 11.2%) dominate. In the models ranking, the Toyota Corolla takes the lead for the first time in years thanks to 3,489 sales, followed by the Fiat Doblo at 3,276 and the Fiat Linea, #1 year-to-date, at 3,129. The Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier, manufactured locally, is down two spots to #4 but remains #2 so far in 2015. The Renault Fluence is back up 7 spots to #5 and the VW Jetta up 11 to #10.

Previous month: Turkey February 2015: Fiat Linea and Ford Courier on top

One year ago: Turkey March 2014: Renault Symbol reclaims leadership

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Turkey February 2015: Fiat Linea and Ford Courier on top

March 11th, 2015 No comments

Fiat Linea Turkey February 2015The Fiat Linea is back in charge of the Turkish car market.

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The Turkish new light vehicle market takes off in February: up 63% on a year ago to 57,246 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 89,946 deliveries, up 33% on 2014. Volkswagen stays on top of the brands ranking thanks to sales up 76% to 9,517 and 16.6% share, ahead of Ford up a spectacular 132% to 13.1% share, Fiat up 55% to 11% and Renault up 15% to 10.2%. Further down, notice Dacia and Hyundai up 52%, Mercedes up 69%, Toyota up 104%, Peugeot up 144%, Skoda up 242%, BMW up 360% and Jeep up 806% – some outstanding growth rates right there.

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

Toppled at the last minute by the Renault Fluence for the FY2014 pole position, the Fiat Linea takes its revenge this month by leading the models ranking thanks to 2,412 sales and 4.2% share, a score that also earns it the year-to-date #1 spot with 3,923 deliveries. The Ford Courier shines in 2nd place with 3.9% share, ahead of the Toyota Corolla up 6 spots to #3, the Ford Transit up two to #4 and the VW Passat, leader last month but down to a still very respectable 5th place in February vs. #14 over the FY2014. Notice also the Ford Focus up to #6, VW Golf up to #7, Renault Megane up to #16 and Audi A3 up to #23.

Previous month: Turkey January 2015: VW Passat surprise leader

One year ago: Turkey February 2014: VW Polo and Renault Clio on top

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Turkey January 2015: VW Passat surprise leader

March 2nd, 2015 No comments

VW Passat Turkey January 2015. Picture courtesy otokokpit.comVW Passat

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New light vehicle sales in Turkey are up by an encouraging 5% year-on-year in January to 34,223 registrations including LCV. Volkswagen leads the brands ranking thanks to 4,491 sales and 13.1% above Ford up a spectacular 35% year-on-year to 4,351 units and 12.7%, Fiat up 1% to 11.9% and Renault down a harsh 25% to 11.1%. Both Hyundai (6.9%) and Dacia (5.7%) are up 19% while BMW surges by 266% to #8. The models ranking has a surprise leader: just as it was crowned European Car of the Year, the VW Passat is up from #14 over the Full Year 2014 to #1 in January thanks to 1,843 sales and 5.4% share, the result of a combination of discounted outgoing generations and the new gen landing in dealerships. The Ford Courier (#3), Hyundai i2o (#5), VW Golf (#11), BMW 5 Series (#15) and Mitsubishi L200 (#24) also perform strongly this month in Turkey.

Previous post: Turkey Full Year 2014: Now with exclusive Top 263 All-models

One year ago: Turkey January 2014: Renault Fluence and Symbol dominate

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Turkey Full Year 2014: Now with exclusive Top 263 All-models

February 16th, 2015 No comments

Nissan X-TrailNissan X-Trail is up 589% in Turkey in 2014 thanks to the new model.

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I can now share with you All-models and all-LCV rankings for Turkey, along with the All-brands ranking published some time ago. We learn that the much-improved new generation propels the Dacia Logan back up to #43 vs. #138 in 2013, a more logical position in a country still very keen on 3-box sedans, the Hyundai i10 triples its sales year-on-year to crack the Top 50, the Nissan Micra doubles its deliveries to land at #49, the Peugeot 2008 gains 34 spots to #65 whereas the Renault Captur remains 48th and the Nissan X-Trail improves 7-fold to #66 thanks to the new model. The Mercedes GLA is the best-selling all-new entrant at #78 followed closely by the Jeep Renegade at #89 and the Citroen C4 Cactus at #98. All details are below.

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Turkey Full Year 2014: Renault Fluence edges Fiat Linea out

January 16th, 2015 No comments

Renault Fluence Turkey 2014First year in pole position for the Renault Fluence in Turkey.

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New passenger car sales in Turkey suffers in 2014: down a harsh 12% to 587,331 registrations. Renault continues to be the most popular brand in the country, dropping less than the market at -7% to 90,027 deliveries and 15.3% share, above Volkswagen (-4%) also improving its share to 14.4%. Hyundai (-7%) is up 3 spots to #3, Fiat (-21%) up one to #4 while Opel (-30%) and Ford (-36%) crash down. The 3 premium Germans are in stunning shape in Turkey: BMW is up a splendid 26% to #9, Mercedes up 15% to #10 and Audi up 19% to #12. Notice also Skoda up 13%, Seat up 15%, Volvo up 21% and Jeep up 101%.

Fiat Linea Turkey 2014The Fiat Linea misses out on the #1 spot for 13 units.

Thanks to a record month of December (7,545 sales), the Renault Fluence edges the Fiat Linea out for the annual pole position, literally in the last hours of the year: 32,252 units vs. 32,239 for the Linea, for which it would have been the third consecutive year at #1. It is the first time the Fluence, produced locally in Bursa, tops the annual sales charts in Turkey or in any other country in the world, and the first time the best-selling vehicle in Turkey is a Renault since BSCB started following Turkish LCV sales in 2010. The Mégane was the #1 passenger car from 2004 to 2006 and the Symbol from 2007 to 2011.

Toyota Corolla Turkey 2014. Picture courtesy of otomobil.com.trToyota Corolla

Boosted by the new generation, the Toyota Corolla is up 35% to leap onto the podium in third place with 23,464 sales, ahead of the Renault Clio (+2%) while the Renault Symbol tumbles down 27% to #5. This means the Top 5 best-selling nameplates in Turkey are all produced locally. The VW Jetta is up 3 spots to #6, the Hyundai i20 up 5 to #8 and the Dacia Duster is up 5 to #14 whereas the Ford Fiesta is down 50% and 10 spots to #15. Notice also the Skoda Octavia up 44% to #25 and the Audi A3 Sedan landing at an excellent 26th place for its first full year of sales. Turkey is the land of sedans after all…

Previous post: Turkey October 2014: Renault Clio and Fluence on top

One year ago: Turkey Full Year 2013: Fiat Linea #1 again, Renault Symbol up 70% to #2

Two years ago: Turkey Full Year 2012: Fiat Linea #1 for the first time

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Turkey October 2014: Renault Clio and Fluence on top

November 26th, 2014 No comments

Renault Clio Turkey October 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Clio is the best-selling vehicle in Turkey this month.

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Turkish new car sales are perking back up at a vigorous +15% year-on-year in October to 66,573 registrations, in contrast with a year-to-date total still down 16% on 2013 to 540,071 units. It’s the Light Commercial Vehicles that lift the market up at +43% to 15,759 deliveries, while Passenger Cars are up a more modest 8% to 50,814 sales. Brand-wise, Volkswagen keeps the lead in spite of sales down 1% to 13.7% share vs. 14.9% YTD. Renault is up 24% to 13.1% share and places the two models it produces in Turkey in its Bursa assembly plant the Clio (4.1%) and Fluence (4%) atop the models ranking and above the YTD leader, the Fiat Linea. Ford and Fiat both hold 10.5% of the Turkish market while Hyundai rounds up the Top 5 at 6.4%. Notice also BMW more than doubling its sales year-on-year at +122%, Mercedes up 66%, Dacia up 43% and Skoda up 75%.

Hyundai i20 Turkey October 2014. Picture courtesy of automagg.comHyundai i20

Outside the models sales charts podium, the Toyota Corolla is faithful to its 4th position, the Ford Courier LCV lodges a second month at #6 vs. #15 YTD, the locally-produced Hyundai i20 Troy is starting to feel the effects of the generation changeover (runout price of the outgoing model mixed with delivery of the first dealer vehicles), up to #7 vs. #11 YTD, the VW Golf is up to #9 vs. #14 YTD, the BMW 3 Series up to #16 and the Mercedes C-Class up to #28. Further down, the Citroen C4 Cactus is up 10 spots on September to #84 and the Jeep Renegade lands directly inside the Turkish Top 100 for its very first month of sales at #90 and 156 units, already and by far the brand’s best-seller in the country with 59% of the Jeep brand’s October sales!

Previous month: Turkey September 2014: Fiat Linea and Ford Transit in control

One year ago: Turkey October 2013: VW Jetta shoots up to top spot

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