* The direct links to 11 Historical Data articles are below! *
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.
The 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.
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.
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