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Turkey May 2014: Fiat Linea reclaims throne

June 13th, 2014 No comments

Fiat Linea Turkey May 2014Fiat Linea

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It’s officially recession time in Turkey, with new car sales crashing down a very painful 29% year-on-year in May to just 58,121 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 226,698 units, down 26% on 2013. For the first time since last July, the Fiat Linea (leader over the Full Year 2012 and 2013) is the most popular vehicle in the country, and by a large margin with 2,923 sales and 5% share vs. 1,918 and 3.3% for the Renault Fluence which however remains #1 so far in 2014 for now at 9,454 units and 4.2% vs. 9,096 and 4%. If the Linea continues on this sales trend it will overtake the Fluence in the year-to-date ranking next month.

Ford Courier Turkey May 2014Ford Courier

The VW Polo is very regular in third place both this month and year-to-date but is now threatened by the Toyota Corolla boosted by the new model and up a further two spots on April to #4 with 1,724 sales and 3% vs. #10 year-to-date and #15 in 2013. The Ford Focus sedan also shines at #7, as do the Opel Corsa at #11, the Skoda Octavia up 21 spots to #18, the Ford Courier up a huge 145 ranks to #20 thanks to the new model, the VW Tiguan up 12 to #23 and Mercedes C-Class up 29 to #31.

Previous month: Turkey April 2014: Renault Fluence resists Fiat Linea assault

One year ago: Turkey May 2013: Fiat Linea celebrates 2 years since first #1 spot

Full May 2014 Top 265 All-models and Top 44 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey April 2014: Renault Fluence resists Fiat Linea assault

May 28th, 2014 1 comment

Renault Fluence Turkey April 2014. Picture courtesy of syl.ruRenault Fluence

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The Turkish new light vehicle market continues to struggle: down a horrendous 28% year-on-year in April to just 53,305 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 168,577 units, down 25% on 2013. Volkswagen maintains its lead on the brands ranking thanks to 8,804 sales and 16.5%, more than 3 percentage points above Renault at 13.4% with Fiat rounding up the podium at 11%. Ford (9.2%), Hyundai (6.8%) and Opel (5.3%) follow like in the year-to-date ranking, while Toyota is up 4 spots on March to #7, BMW remains at #10 vs. #12 year-to-date and Audi is up to #13 vs. #15.

Hyundai i20 Turkey April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frHyundai i20 Troy

Model-wise, even though it has only ranked first 3 times over the past 8 months including this April with 2,706 sales and 5.1%, the Renault Fluence cements its year-to-date leadership to 7,536 units and 4.5%, resisting the resurgence of the Fiat Linea, leader in 2012 and 2013 and up 3 spots on March to 2nd place with 2,514 sales and 4.7%. The Linea is now #2 year-to-date as well, passing the VW Polo once again very solid at #3 and 2,093 units. The Hyundai i20 Troy shines: up 3 ranks on last month to #4 and 3.1% share, as does the VW Jetta also up 3 to #5 and the Toyota Corolla up 8 to #6.

Skoda Rapid Spaceback Turkey April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid Spaceback

Further down, notice the BMW 3 Series up 5 spots to #20, the Peugeot 301 up 7 to #23, Citroen C-Elysée up 21 to #30, Honda CR-V up 28 to #36 and Hyundai i30 up 21 to #40. Among recent launches, let’s salute the Skoda Rapid Spaceback breaking into the Turkish Top 100 at #99, up 90 spots on March, the Mercedes GLA landing directly at #110 with 69 sales, the Porsche Macan up 25 ranks to #212 and the Alfa Romeo 4C selling its very first unit in the country in April.

Previous month: Turkey March 2014: Renault Symbol reclaims leadership

One year ago: Turkey April 2013: Fiat Linea back in pole position

Full April 2014 Top 264 All-models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey March 2014: Renault Symbol reclaims leadership

April 20th, 2014 2 comments

Renault Symbol Turkey March 2014Renault Symbol

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The Turkish new light vehicle market is down a harsh 31% year-on-year in March to just 47,581 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to 115,272 units, down 24% on 2013. Brand-wise, Volkswagen reigns supreme at 16% market share ahead of Renault (12.2%), Fiat (10.3%), Ford (7.5%) and Hyundai (6.5%), replicating the February and year-to-date rankings.

For the first time since last August and only the third time in a year, the Renault Symbol is the most popular model in the country despite of sales down almost 50% year-on-year to 1,728 units and 3.6% share. Its big brother the Renault Fluence is only 24 units below and retains the year-to-date crown at 4,830 sales and 4.2% vs. 4,396 and 3.8% for the Symbol.

Excellent month for the Fiat Fiorino LCV rounding out the podium at 1,611 units and 3.4% and for the VW Passat up two spots on February to a fantastic 4th position with 1.552 sales and 3.3%. Leader in February, the VW Polo is down 5 ranks to #6 and is one of 4 Volkswagens to find its way into the Turkish Top 10 this month along with the Jetta at #8 and the Golf at #9. Notice also the Honda Civic sedan up 9 ranks to #10 and the Nissan Qashqai solid at #11.

Premium German brands resist the depressed environment: Mercedes is up 4 ranks on February to #6 and 5.2% share and BMW is up 6 to #10 and 3.9%. The BMW 5 Series is up 5 spots to #24, the 3 Series up 31 to #25, the Mercedes A-Class up 25 to #34, BMW 1 Series up 50 to #37 and the Mercedes CLA up 6 to #38. Finally let’s salute the arrival of the Porsche Macan in the ranking at #237 with 3 units sold.

Full March 2014 Top 44 All-brands and Top 260 All-models Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey February 2014: VW Polo and Renault Clio on top

March 12th, 2014 1 comment

VW Polo Turkey February 2014VW Polo

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New vehicle sales in Turkey are down a harsh 28% year-on-year in February to 35,021 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 67,691 units, down 19% on 2013. Note these figures include LCVs. Brand-wise, the Top 5 best-sellers are unchanged vs. January: Volkswagen continues to reign supreme with 17.8% share thanks to 6,224 sales, followed by Renault (14.8%), Fiat (11.7%), Ford (8.6%) and Hyundai (6.2%) while Dacia is up one spot to #6 and Nissan up 4 to #11. For the first time since November 2012 and the 2nd time ever, the VW Polo is the most popular model in the country this month with 1,616 sales and 4.3%, up 12 spots on January. It is the 4th time a Volkswagen tops the Turkish models ranking in the last 18 months after the Jetta did so in January and October 2013.

Nissan Qashqai Turkey February 2014. Picturce courtesy of largus.frNissan Qashqai

Renault brilliantly places 3 models in the Top 4 in February: the Clio is up 10 ranks on last month to a splendid 2nd place at 1,337 units and 3.8%, ahead of the Fluence at 1,325 sales and #1 year-to-date at 3,126 units and 4.6% and the Symbol at #4 with 1,265 sales and 3.6%. The Fiat Fiorino LCV continues to progress, up a further 3 spots to #5 and now #4 year-to-date vs. #14 in 2013! Volkswagen also manages to place the Passat at an outstanding 6th place vs. #16 in FY2013 and the Golf at #8 vs. #18… Leader in 2013, the Fiat Linea is down to a surprisingly low 7th place this month and only ranks 6th year-to-date so far. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai shooting up 47 spots to #10 and the Audi A3 Sedan up 26 to #30.

Previous month: Turkey January 2014: Renault Fluence and Symbol dominate

One year ago: Turkey February 2013: Renault Fluence and Clio shine

Full February 2014 Top 260 All-models and Top 44 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey January 2014: Renault Fluence and Symbol dominate

February 8th, 2014 2 comments

Renault Fluence Turkey January 2014Renault Fluence

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Thanks to yarimdebriyaj.com, I can share with you today detailed Turkish models and brands ranking for January 2014. Sales of new passenger cars in Turkey are down 6% year-on-year in January to 24,368 registrations, adding up to 32,670 including LCVs. Down to #4 in December, Volkswagen is back atop the brands ranking this month thanks to 5,394 sales for a strong 16.5% market share (vs. 13.1% over FY203), followed by Renault at 5,097 units and 15.6% vs. 12.7% and Fiat at 4,053 sales and 12.4% vs. 11.4%. Even though it is not the #1 brand in January, Renault does a 1-2 this month in the models ranking, placing the Fluence at #1 with 1,801 sales and 5.5% and the Symbol at #2 with 1,403 units and 4.3%. This is only the 4th time the Fluence is in pole position ‘at home’ in Turkey where it is produced.

Fiat Doblo Turkey January 2014Fiat Doblo

Justifying its brands leadership, Volkswagen places 3 models inside the January Top 7 best-sellers: the Jetta is up 15 spots on December to #3, the Golf up 19 to #6 and the Passat up 15 to #7. Fiat LCVs also have a great time: the Doblo is up 3 spots to #5 and the Fiorino up 5 to #8. Other great performers this month in Turkey include the Dacia Dokker breaking into the Top 20 for the first time at #18, the Fiat 500L up 33 ranks on December to reach a best-ever #34, the Audi A3 sedan up a further 5 spots to #56, the Peugeot 2008 up 27 to #61 and the Nissan Note up 105 to #70.

Previous post: Turkey Full Year 2013: Fiat Linea #1 again, Renault Symbol up 70% to #2

Previous month: Turkey December 2013: Ford Fiesta and Renault Symbol lead

One year ago: Turkey January 2013: VW Jetta and Renault Clio surprise leaders

Full January 2014 Top 250 All-models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey: 1993-2013 Historical Data now available!

January 24th, 2014 No comments

The Tofas Sahin was among the best selling cars in Turkey in the 90′s.

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I can now share with you 20 years worth of Historical Data for Turkey, even though there is still a gap from 1994 to 2004. If we go back a decade further back in 1981, only 21,000 vehicles found a buyer in the country vs. over 800,000 nowadays. In 1993, local brand Tofas was ultra-dominant, with the Turkish production of the Fiat 131 grabbing almost 40% of the market if all versions are counted together. More info on the Tofas Sahin here.

Renault Megane Turkey 2004The Renault Megane was #1 in Turkey from 2004 to 2006.

Interestingly, even though the Tofas logo has now disappeared from models sold in Turkey, the company still exists, producing and selling Fiat models locally and to export markets. Tofas designed the Fiat Linea which topped the Turkish market in 2012 and 2013. Renault has also been extremely successful in Turkey over the past two decades, with the Renault 9 ranking #1 in 1993, the Megane leading the way from 2004 to 2006, and the Symbol topping the sales charts in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Hyundai Accent Era Turkey 2006bHyundai Accent in Istanbul, Turkey 2006

Notice also the Hyundai Accent surprise leader in 2009, and the large amount of locally-produced Light Commercial Vehicles filling Turkish roads over the past decade or so: the Fiat Doblo led the LCV ranking in 2010 and 2012, interrupted by the Ford Transit Connect in 2011 and the Ford Transit in 2013.

Turkey Historical Data:

Turkey 1993: Tofas Sahin/Dogan/Kartal and Renault 9 dominate

Turkey 2004-2006: Renault places Megane and Clio Symbol on top

Turkey 2007: Renault Symbol takes the lead

Turkey 2008: Renault Symbol threatened by Hyundai Accent

Turkey 2009: Hyundai Accent surprise and distant leader, Renault Fluence starts

Fiat Albea Turkey 2006bFiat Albea in Istanbul, Turkey 2006

Turkey Passenger Cars 2010: Renault Symbol, Hyundai Accent and Renault Fluence on podium

Turkey LCV 2010: Fiat Doblo triumphs

Turkey Passenger Cars 2011: Renault Symbol #1 for the 4th time

Turkey LCV 2011: Ford Transit Connect stops Fiat Doblo reign

Turkey 2012: Fiat Linea #1 for the first time

Turkey 2013: Fiat Linea #1 again, Renault Symbol up 70% to #2

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

January 21st, 2014 5 comments

Renault Symbol Turkey 2013Renault Symbol

* See the Top 346 All-models and Top 47 All-brands by clicking on the title! Thanks Cem *

* Check out 1993-2013 Historical Data for Turkey here! *

(Note these figures include LCV) The Turkish new car market is up a very robust 10% year-on-year in 2013 to 853,378 registrations. Brand-wise, Volkswagen is the most popular this year thanks to 112,056 sales and 13.1% while Ford, pushed my a mammoth month of December (#1), stops just 156 units short of snapping the #2 spot away from Renault at 108,155 sales vs. 108,311. Fiat (11.4%), Opel (6.6%) and Hyundai (5.8%) are the only other brands above 5% share this year. Traditionally dominated by locally-produced LCVs, the Turkish models ranking seems to gave shaken off this trend this year, with only one LCV inside the Top 8 vs. 4 in the Top 6 last year.

Fiat Linea Turkey 2013Fiat Linea

The Fiat Linea is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the 2nd year running, and by far, improving last year’s performance by 13% to 37,537 sales and 4.4%, while the Renault Symbol, #1 PC in 2011 but down to #11 overall in 2012, is back up 70% and 9 spots to #2 this year with 27,988 units and 3.3% thanks to the new model. The Renault Fluence is up one rank to #3 with 24,153 sales and 3.2% and the Ford Transit remains #4 in spite of sales down 16% to become the best-selling LCV in the country at 24,153 units and 2.8%. Excellent performance of the Ford Focus rounding up the Top 5 up a massive 49% and 8 spots.

Ford Transit Turkey 2013Ford Transit

Other great performers in Turkey this year include the VW Polo up 28% to #7, the Renault Clio more than doubling its 2012 volume (+115%) and up 13 ranks to #8, the VW Jetta up 34% to #12, Toyota Corolla up 39% to #15 and VW Passat up 45% to #16. The Peugeot 301 lands at #19 with 12,461 sales and 1.5% while its twin the Citroen C-Elysee arrives at #25 with 10,681 units and 1.3%, both for their first full year in market, with the Opel Astra sedan in the same situation and popping up to #22. Finally, notice the Dacia Dokker at #32, Mercedes CLA at #77 and Opel Mokka at #113.

Previous post: Turkey December 2013: Ford Fiesta and Renault Symbol lead

Previous year: Turkey Full Year 2012: Fiat Linea #1 for the first time

Two years ago: (PC only): Turkey Full Year 2011: Renault Symbol #1 for the 4th time

Full Year 2013 Top 346 All-models and Top 47 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey December 2013: Ford Fiesta and Renault Symbol lead

January 21st, 2014 No comments

Ford Fiesta Turkey December 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frFord Fiesta

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December is traditionally the strongest month of the year for Turkish new car sales and 2013 is no exception, with 129,718 registrations. Whereas this generation had only topped Turkish car sales twice before (in November 2011 and last month), the Ford Fiesta manages to hold on its pole position for the 2nd month running thanks to 4,879 sales and 3.8% share, spectacularly lifting it up from #12 year-to-date at end-November to #6 in the final 2013 ranking. The Renault Symbol is back up from #7 last month to its usual self at #2 with 4,360 units and 3.4%, while Ford places a second model onto the podium this month: the Focus sedan is up 7 spots on November to #3 with 4,347 sales and 3.4%.

Peugeot 301 Turkey December 2013. Picture courtesy of otomobil.com.trPeugeot 301

Other great performers this month in Turkey include the Opel Astra hatchback up 11 ranks on last month to #5 with 3.1% share vs. #13 and 2.2% over the Full Year, the Toyota Corolla remaining within the Top 10 for the 6th consecutive month at #9, the Peugeot 301 up 5 spots to #14 with a best-ever 2,992 models and 2.3% share, the BMW 5 Series up to #27 vs. #40 in 2013 and the Mercedes E-Class up to #31 vs. #51.

Previous month: Turkey November 2013: Ford Fiesta best-seller for 2nd time ever

One year ago: Turkey December 2012: Renault Clio up to #5

Full December 2013 Top 284 All-models and Top 44 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey November 2013: Ford Fiesta best-seller for 2nd time ever

December 13th, 2013 10 comments

Ford Fiesta Turkey November 2013The Ford Fiesta is the most popular car in Turkey this month.

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The Turkish new car market is  up a shiny 11% year-on-year in November to 79,301 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 723,660 units, up a robust 9% on 2012. For only the second time in the history of this generation after November 2011, the Ford Fiesta takes the lead of the models sales charts this month thanks to 3,184 sales and 4% share, up 4 spots on October and compared to a 12th place year-to-date at 2.5%. This performance pushes Ford to #1 brand at 13.2% share vs. 12.9% for Volkswagen and 12.4% for Renault. The Fiat Linea is hiding just around the corner, stuck in 2nd place for the 4th month in a row with 3,019 units and 3.8%, and although it hasn’t ranked #1 since last July it reinforces its year-to-date lead with 33,278 sales and 4.6%, almost 10,000 units above the #2, the Renault Fluence at 23,924 sales and 3.3%…

Mercedes E-Class Turkey November 2013Mercedes E-Class

Surprise leader last month, the VW Jetta is down to a still very impressive third spot in November thanks to 2,768 units sold for a 3.5% market share vs. #6 and 2.6% year-to-date. The Renault Clio hatchback is up two ranks to #5 and 3.1%, only 10 units below the Fluence, the Renault Symbol is back up two spots to a still paltry #7 while the Toyota Corolla is up one to #8 and 2.9% vs. #17 and 1.9% year-to-date. Further down, let’s salute the Hyundai i20 Troy up to #11, the BMW 3 Series up 14 ranks to #22, Toyota Yaris up 8 to #25 vs. #45 year-to-date, BMW 5 Series up 3 to #31 vs. #42, Skoda Octavia up 42 to #36, Mercedes E-Class stable at #38 vs. #52 year-to-date and the Hyundai i10 up 70 to #54. Finally, we welcome the Mitsubishi Space Star (#180) and Maserati Ghibli (#264) into the Turkish sales charts this month.

Previous month: Turkey October 2013: VW Jetta shoots up to top spot

One year ago: Turkey November 2012: Peugeot 301 and Citroen C-Elysee in Top 20

Full November 2013 Top 276 All-models and Top 43 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey October 2013: VW Jetta shoots up to top spot

November 7th, 2013 3 comments

VW Jetta Turkey October 2013The VW Jetta is #1 in Turkey for the 2nd time ever in October…

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The Turkish new car market is down 3% year-on-year in October to 58,014 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 644,359 units, still up a very healthy 9% on 2012. Passenger Cars are up 8% to 46,985 sales while Light Commercial Vehicles are down a harsh 33% to 11,029 units. For the second time this year (and ever!) after last January the VW Jetta is the most popular model in Turkey this month thanks to 2,610 sales and 4.5% share, and is now up to #8 year-to-date at 2.5%. The Fiat Linea resists in 2nd place at 2,541 units and 4.4% and remains by far 2013′s best-seller so far with 30,259 sales and 4.7%, even though it hasn’t held the pole position since last July. Leader last month, the Renault Fluence is down to #3 in October and passes its little sister the Renault Symbol to rank #2 year-to-date at 21,452 units and 3.3%.

Audi A3 Sedan Turkey October 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.fr…while its up-scale sister the Audi A3 sedan is starting to make waves at #67.

Other great performers this month in Turkey include the Ford Fiesta up 9 spots to #5, the Renault Clio up 3 to #7, Toyota Corolla up one further rank to #8 vs. #18 year-to-date, VW Passat up 9 to #10, Toyota Auris up 15 to #20, Hyundai ix35 up to #23 vs. #35 year-to-date, Toyota Yaris up 35 to #33, Mercedes E-Class stable at #38 vs. #56 year-to-date, Nissan Qashqai+2 up 68 spots to #49 vs. #106 year-to-date, Seat Toledo up 17 to #69 and Nissan Note up 83 to #87. Among recent launches, the Audi A3 Sedan is up to #67 with 211 sales, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross up 110 ranks to #106, BMW 4 Series up 117 to #108 and the Jaguar F-Type selling its very first Turkish unit.

Previous month: Turkey September 2013: Renault Fluence in pole position

One year ago: Turkey October 2012: Renault Fluence interrupts Fiat Linea reign

Full October 2013 Top 280 All-models and Top 43 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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