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

fiat-egea-turkey-october-2016-picture-courtesy-donanimhaber-comAs planned, the locally-made Fiat Egea is very popular with Turkish taxi companies. 

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After the last few months troubled with political unrest, the Turkish government has cancelled a tax applying only to commercial vehicles (mainly taxis) which already is showing some results: October sales are up by a very vigorous 29% year-on-year to 83.000, meaning the year-to-date tally is now getting dangerously close to last year’s record pace at 719.499 units vs. 727.243, a slim 1.1% year-on-year decline. Note these figures include light commercials. In the brands ranking, leader Volkswagen follows the market at +29% to 14.7% share, a safe distance away from Fiat at 11% but beating the market at +39%. On the other hand, Renault (+0.5%) and Ford (+9%) underperform and finish the month with almost identical sales figures. Opel stuns with a 68% surge in 5th place, while Dacia (+50%), Peugeot (+101%), Skoda (+101%), Audi (+128%), Citroen (+198%), Seat (+119%), Suzuki (+4692%), Jeep (+63%) and Ssangyong (+327%) all deliver spectacular year-on-year gains.

renault-megane-sedan-turkey-october-2016The new Sedan variant lifts the Renault Mégane into the Top 10. 

Over in the models aisle, the Fiat Egea cements its newfound role of market leader thanks to 3.280 sales and 4% share, lifting its towering YTD cume to 27.632. It distances the Ford Courier (+22%), VW Polo (+107%) and Fiat Doblo (+75%) with the Opel Astra also posting an outstanding 107% year-on-year gain at #7. Boosted by the new sedan variant already representing 78% of its total sales, the Renault Megane shoots up 665% to break into the Top 10 at #9. For now it ranks #33 year-to-date vs. #57 in 2015. Notice also the arrivals this month in the Turkish ranking of the Toyota C-HR (#191) and Ferrari GTC4 Lusso (#240).

Previous month: Turkey September 2016: Fiat Egea triumphs

One year ago: Turkey October 2015: Renault Symbol leads, Fiat Egea arrives

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Turkey September 2016: Fiat Egea triumphs

Fiat Aegis Turkey September 2015. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukThe Fiat Egea achieves both its 1st monthly pole position and the YTD top spot all at once.

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The Turkish new car market is up 6% year-on-year in September to 67.593 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally down just 4% to 636.499 units. According to our local correspondent Kursat Bahadur this is still a very robust result considering the economical and political troubles the country has had to bear in the past few months. In order to keep the market afloat, the Turkish government has cancelled a tax applying only to commercial vehicles (mainly taxis) which may help close to gap with last year’s record sales. Brand-wise, Volkswagen remains comfortably in the lead with 15.3% share (+6%), while all its direct followers lose ground: Ford at 11.1% (-8%), Fiat at 10.4% (-3%) and Renault at 9.6% (-23%). Below Hyundai in 5th place (+7%), Dacia (+32%), Toyota (+66%), Opel (+37%) and Peugeot (+61%) post the largest gains in the Top 10. Further down, notice Nissan (+26%), Seat (+44%), Skoda (+54%), Land Rover (+69%), Ssangyong (+83%) and Suzuki up 35-fold (!) thanks to the new Vitara (#69).

renault-megane-sedan-turkey-september-2016The locally-produced Renault Mégane Sedan is now available in Turkey.

The Turkish models ranking is the theatre of a very momentous passing of the leadership baton between the Renault Fluence and the Fiat Egea. The Fluence, now discontinued, is down 94% to #82 now that its replacement the Mégane Sedan has arrived in Turkish dealerships with its first 715 sales this month, and drops from #1 to #3 year-to-date with 21.707 sales. The Egea, launched last October to replace the Linea, has never topped the sales charts in Turkey. That was until this month when it sells a whopping 2.907 units for a 4.3% share and is propelled into the year-to-date lead at 24.352 units above the Ford Courier at 23.076. Its predecessor the Fiat Linea ranked in the annual #1 spot in Turkey in 2012 and 2013. Other great performers this month in Turkey include the VW Polo up 176% to #3, the Toyota Corolla up 41% to #6, the Opel Astra up 44% to #8, the Dacia Sandero (+102%), Citroen C-Elysée (+112%), Peugeot 301 (+101%) and Seat Leon (+103%).

Previous month: Turkey August 2016: Renault Symbol and VW Passat on top

One year ago: Turkey September 2015: Now with the Top 225 All-models (BSCB Exclusive)

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Turkey August 2016: Renault Symbol and VW Passat on top

Renault Symbol Turkey August 2016The Renault Symbol is the most popular vehicle in Turkey in August. 

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August sales are still reeling from the political unrest of July, down 13% to 71.556 units. The year-to-date tally is now down 5% to 568.906. Volkswagen remains the best-selling manufacturer in the country despite deliveries falling sharply at -18% to 11.167, Fiat is up 2 spots on July to 2nd place with 7.720 sales and 10.8% share, overtaking Ford (-27%) and Renault (-23%). Toyota (+18%), Skoda (+38%), Seat (+23%), Land Rover (+172%) and Suzuki (+2746%) post significant year-on-year gains. Model-wise, the Renault Symbol surges 74% to 2.892 sales and 4% share just as the larger and more expensive Fluence is being replace by the Megane Sedan. It distances the VW Passat up 6%, the Opel Astra up 30% and the Fiat Egea at 2.488 sales, still not managing to replicate the success of its predecessor the Linea.

Previous month: Turkey July 2016: Opel Astra, Fiat Egea and Renault Symbol in photo finish

One year ago: Turkey August 2015: VW Jetta and Renault Fluence on top

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Turkey July 2016: Opel Astra, Fiat Egea & Renault Symbol in photo-finish

Opel Astra Turkey July 2016Fiat Egea Turkey July 2016. Picture courtesy ototest.tvRenault Symbol Turkey July 2016Only 15 sales separate the Opel Astra (2.241), Fiat Egea (2.232) and Renault Symbol (2.226) in July. 

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The country’s very unstable political situation in July leads to new car sales imploding down 30% to 58.533 units,  sinking the year-to-date tally into negative territory at -4% to 497.350 – both these figures include light commercial vehicles. The Top 3 brands are hit even harder than the market: Volkswagen (9.084) and Ford (6.370) are both down 36% while Renault (6.274) is down 40% and Fiat (5.929) follows the market at -29%. Opel stuns with a 3% gain in 5th place, while Hyundai reduces its fall to -6% but Mercedes tumbles down 52% at #10. Seat (+11%), Kia (+24%), Suzuki (+3800%!), Land Rover (+56%) and Jaguar (+13%) are the only other manufacturer managing a Turkish year-on-year gain in July.

The race to the models pole position is at its tightest in Turkey this month, with just 15 sales separating the #1 the Opel Astra at 2.241 (1.701 sedans, 539 hatches and 1 station wagon) from the #3 the Renault Symbol at 2.226 (all sedan) with the all-new Fiat Egea sliding into 2nd place at 2.232 units (1.925 sedans and 307 hatches). Note this is the Egea’s best monthly ranking so far “at home” in Turkey where it is manufactured. Now that its replacement the Renault Megane sedan has been unveiled, the Renault Fluence is falling into oblivion, down 67% to just 1.029 sales at #16. The VW Passat is up 5 spots on June but down 26% year-on-year to #4, the Toyota Corolla up 6 but down 35% to #5, the VW Polo up 15% to #6 and the Hyundai i20 Troy up 13% to #8. Notice also the VW Jetta down 64% to #19, the Renault Clio down 71% to #20 and the Kia Cerato up a further 27 spots on last month to a record #33.

Previous month: Turkey June 2016: Renault Fluence and Opel Astra advance

One year ago (1): Turkey July 2015: Renault Clio climbs up to 2nd spot

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Turkey June 2016: Renault Fluence and Opel Astra advance

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

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The Turkish new car market is up 6% year-on-year in June to 91.540 registrations including light commercials, leading to a H1 2016 total up 1.5% to 438.617 units. In the brands charts, Volkswagen (+13%) reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date with 12.406 sales ahead of Renault (+8%) at 12.004 and Ford (+17%) at 11.307. Fiat (+6%) remains in 4th place while Opel (+30%), Mercedes (+7%), Dacia (-4%), Hyundai (-8%) and Peugeot (+11%) all take advantage of a particularly weak month by Toyota (-32%). Further down, Skoda (+37%), Audi (+22%), Mitsubishi (+29%), Land Rover (+36%), Porsche (+100%), Jaguar (+500%) and Infiniti (+229%) impress.

Kia Cerato Turkey June 2016The new Kia Cerato is hitting the mark in Turkey. 

Model-wise, the Renault Fluence resumes its domination at 4.350 sales, cementing its YTD lead at 19.436 units vs. 16.725 for the Fiat Egea, stuck at #3 in June with 3.797 deliveries including 514 hatchbacks. The Opel Astra leaps two spots on May to land at #2 with 3.871 sales (65% previous gen sedan, 35% new hatchback and 0.3% new station wagon). The Ford Focus shoots up to #5, the Mercedes C-Class is up 16 ranks to #14, the VW Tiguan up to #21 vs. #41 YTD and both the Hyundai Tucson (#31) and Renault Kadjar (#35) remain relatively discreet compared to elsewhere in Europe. A late newcomer in Turkey, the Kia Cerato takes off in June, up 91 spots on its inaugural month to land at #60. Finally, we welcome the Honda HR-V (#134), Fiat Fullback (#149) and SsangYong XLV (#228) in the Turkish sales charts in June.

Previous month: Turkey May 2016: Toyota Corolla and Renault Clio step ahead

One year ago (1): Turkey June 2015: Toyota Corolla leaps up to #1 spot

One year ago (2): Turkey 1st Half 2015: Fiat Linea reclaims pole position

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Turkey May 2016: Toyota Corolla and Renault Clio step ahead

Toyota Corolla Turkey May 2016The Toyota Corolla, a local, is the best-selling vehicle in Turkey in May.

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The Turkish new light vehicle market is back on the mend in May with sales up a fantastic 15% year-on-year to 93.904 units, single-handedly pulling the year-to-date total into positive territory at +0.3% and 347.277 deliveries. Renault swooshes up 81% year-on-year to a stunning 12.741 sales and 13.6% share, snapping the lead of the brands ranking off Volkswagen, down 3% to 12.436 and 13.2% share. Ford (10.7%) and Fiat (10.3%) follow while Toyota is up 51% to rank 5th ahead of Opel (+21%) and Hyundai (-3%). Dacia (+36%), Mercedes (+37%), Skoda (+29%) and Audi (+35%) all post very dynamic gains whereas Peugeot (-30%) and Volvo (-40%) crumble. Among smaller brands, Suzuki (+2271% thanks to the new Vitara), Land Rover (+52%), Ssangyong (+88%), Jaguar (+450%) and Smart (+380%) make themselves noticed.

VW Tiguan Turkey May 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe new generation boosts the VW Tiguan up to #24 in May. 

In the models ranking, the Toyota Corolla (4.426) and Renault Clio (3.872) both gain two spots on April to step ahead to #1 and #2 respectively, just as their locally-manufactured facelifts enter the market. They distance the Fiat Egea at 3.527 units including 166 hatchbacks. Still leader year-to-date, the Renault Fluence falls to #5 and 3.413 units, just below the Opel Astra up 3 ranks on last month to #4. The Dacia Sandero (#13), Audi A3 (#21) and VW Tiguan (#24) also impress this month in Turkey, while further down the Suzuki Vitara breaks into the Top 100 at #86, the Renault Talisman ranks 99th and we welcome the Nissan Pulsar (#149), Kia Cerato (#151), Mercedes SLC (#182), Infiniti Q30 (#204) and Mercedes GLS (#249) into the Turkish sales charts.

Previous month: Turkey April 2016: Fiat Egea teases Renault Fluence for pole position

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

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

Fiat Egea Turkey April 2016The Fiat Egea ranks #2 overall in Turkey in April. 

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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.

Renault Fluence Turkey April 2016The Renault Fluence is the best-selling model in Turkey so far in 2016. 

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.

Previous month: Turkey March 2016: Renault Fluence and Symbol on podium

One year ago: Turkey April 2015: Local fares Fiat Linea and Renault Clio dominate

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Turkey March 2016: Renault Fluence and Symbol on podium

Renault Symbol Turkey March 2016The Renault Symbol ranks third in Turkey in March.

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The Turkish new light vehicle market is down a tiny 0.4% year-on-year to 82.948 registrations, a very solid performance in itself given March 2015 was up 75%. The year-to-date total is down 3% to 173.248 units. A very unusual situation, Renault and Volkswagen tie for the brands pole position with 11.293 sales each and 13.6% share each. For Renault this is a 15% improvement but for Volkswagen it’s a 12% drop. VW leads the way year-to-date at 23.975 (-15%) vs. 21.974 (+13%) for Renault. Ford (11.8%) and Fiat (10.1%) follow with Hyundai (5.5%) rounding up the Top 5. Note the outstanding performances of Nissan (+70%), Skoda (+25%) and Honda (+96%). Model-wise, the Renault Fluence resists in the top spot with 3.800 sales, distancing the Ford Courier and Renault Symbol – up 8 spots on February. The Fiat Egea drops out of the podium but still ranks at a very solid 4h place with a round 3.000 sales and 3.6% share, slightly higher than its year-to-date level (3.5%).

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

One year ago: Turkey March 2015: Toyota Corolla tops market up 75%

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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.

Previous post: Turkey Full Year 2015: Toyota Corolla snaps last minute trophy

One year ago: Turkey February 2015: Fiat Linea and Ford Courier on top

One year ago: Turkey January 2015: VW Passat surprise leader

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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.

Previous month: Turkey November 2015: Fiat Fiorino and Opel Astra on top, Egea in Top 20

Previous year: Turkey Full Year 2014: Renault Fluence edges Fiat Linea out

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

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