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Turkey 6 months 2013: Discover the Top 332 All-models ranking!

July 16th, 2013 No comments

Renault Symbol Turkey June 2013The new gen Renault Symbol has failed to impress so far in Turkey.

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We continue on our exploration of the worldwide Top 20 markets halfway through 2013, now to Turkey. Over the period the Turkish light vehicle market gains 10% to 381,743 registrations, with Passenger Cars alone up 19% to 292,106 units. At the same time last year I had access to much less models data information, in particular I had no LCVs, so this makes the comparison a little biased. In any case, the Fiat Linea reign more supreme than ever on the Turkish sales charts, up 21% to 19,082 sales and 5%, nearly two percentage points above the #2! Like last year two Renaults follow but their order is reversed: the Symbol is up one spot but gains less than the market at +7% to 12,715 units in spite of the new model, while the Fluence is stable at 12,401 sales and 3.2%.

Ford Transit Turkey June 20132013 Ford Transit

There was a time no so long ago (2011) when Light Commercial Vehicles were the overall best-sellers in Turkey. Not anymore, but we still find 3 inside the Top 6 halfway through 2013: the Ford Transit leads the charge at #4 with 10,909 units and 2.9% share, only 14 units above the Fiat Doblo at 10,895 while the Ford Connect ranks #6 at 10,430. The VW Polo is up a shiny 35% year-on-year to #7, the Renault Clio up a huge 224% to #8 thanks to the new model and the Ford Focus Sedan up 19% to #9.

Peugeot 301 Turkey June 2013. Picture courtesy of www.ototeknoloji.comThe Peugeot 301 is the best performing all-new model over the period.

Other great performers in Turkey over the period include the Hyundai i20 Troy up 40% to #15, VW Golf up 32% to #17, Opel Astra Sedan up 140% to #18, Dacia Duster up 31% to #19 and BMW 3 Series up 68% to #29. As far as all-new models are concerned, the Peugeot 301 leads the way, landing at #21 with 5,169 sales and 1.4% with its twin the Citroen C-Elysee in tow at #26 with 4,778 units and 1.3%.

Previous post: Turkey June 2013: Discover the Top 288 All-models ranking!

One year ago: Turkey June 2012: BMW 3 Series up to #10

Full 6 months 2013 Top 332 All-models and Top 37 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey June 2013: Discover the Top 288 All-models ranking!

July 5th, 2013 7 comments

Mercedes-Benz CLA Turkey June 2013The Mercedes CLA breaks into the Turkish Top 50 for the first time in June at #47

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74,096 new vehicles (Passenger Cars and LCVs) found a buyer in Turkey in June, bringing the year-to-date total to 381,743 units halfway through 2013. The Fiat Linea confirms it is definitely Turkey’s darling, ranking #1 for the third month in a row and the 12th time in the last 17 months with 4,172 sales and 5.6% share, reinforcing its 2013 YTD leadership at 19,082 units and 5% and way ahead of the #2 the Renault Fluence at 2,822 units and 3.8%. The Ford Focus sedan is up 5 spots on May to round up the podium with 2,435 sales and 3.3%.

Fiat Linea Turkey June 2013The Fiat Linea is more than ever Turkey’s favourite.

The next 3 models are also in great shape: the Ford Connect is up to #4 at 2,350 units and 3.2%, the Opel Corsa is up 5 to #5 with 2,265 sales and 3.1% and the Renault Clio hatchback is back up 9 to #6 at 1,922 units and 2.6%. Reversely, the new gen Renault Symbol has not stuck (yet?) with Turkish consumers, already down 3 ranks on last month to #7 at 2.4% share but still #2 year-to-date at 3.3%. Further down, the BMW 3 Series is up 16 spots to #17, the Renault Clio SW up 18 to #26, Renault Captur up 27 to #42, Mercedes CLA up 9 to #47 – these last two models spending their first month inside the Turkish Top 50.

Previous month: Turkey May 2013: Fiat Linea celebrates 2 years since first #1 spot

One year ago: Turkey June 2012: BMW 3 Series up to #10

Full June 2013 Top 288 All-models and Top 42 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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

June 10th, 2013 6 comments

Fiat Linea Turkey May 2013. Picture courtesy of digitalcarmagazine.com.trFiat Linea

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Including Light Commercial Vehicles, the Turkish market delivers its best month so far in 2013 in May at 81,468 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 307,647 units. The Fiat Linea celebrates 2 years since it first managed to rank #1 in Turkey (May 2011) and it celebrates in style: with 5,259 sales and 6.5% share it is almost twice as successful as the #2 car, reaches its best market share since November 2012 and its second best-ever monthly volume in Turkey below the 6,057 sales it clocked up in December 2011. In 2nd place the Ford Fiesta also shines, up 3 spots on April, hits its best ranking since last September and lodges its 5th time on the Turkish podium in the last 13 months.

Fiat Linea Turkey May 2013. Picture courtesy of sahibinden.comA Turkish Fiat Linea just before the ‘taksi’ rite of passage…

The Ford Fiesta pushes both the Renault Fluence and Symbol down one spot to #3 and #4. In particular at 2,415 sales and 3%, the Renault Symbol delivers way less than half the sales of the Fiat Linea this month in spite of the new generation being now in full swing. Looks like the Symbol dominating days are not going to come back that soon after all. A very stable ranking otherwise, so let’s notice the progression of a few newcomers: the Mercedes CLA is up 107 spots to #56, the Renault Captur up 125 to #69 and the Fiat 500L lands directly in 86th position.

Previous month: Turkey April 2013: Fiat Linea back in pole position

One year ago: Turkey May 2012: Fiat Linea and Ford Fiesta on top

Full May 2013 Top 300 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Turkey April 2013: Fiat Linea back in pole position

May 12th, 2013 9 comments

Fiat Linea Turkey April 2013Fiat Linea

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For the second time ever on BSCB I can share with you an exclusive All-models ranking for Turkey! Including LCVs, 73,575 new vehicles found a buyer this month in the country, adding up 226,179 so far in 2013 after 3 months. For the first time this year but the 7th time in the last 12 months, the Fiat Linea is back in pole position thanks to 3,590 sales and 4.9% share. It also leads year-to-date at 9,651 units and 4.3%. The Renault Fluence compensates for an off month of March (#20) by climbing back up to 2nd place with 2,766 sales and 3.8% while the Renault Symbol is down 2 spots to #3 at 2,600 units and 3.5% but remains #2 in 2013 with 8,486 sales and 3.8%.

Ford Focus 2013Ford Focus Sedan

Other great performers this month include the Ford Fiesta up 7 ranks to #5, the Ford Focus Sedan up 9 to #8, Nissan Qashqai up 9 to #19, Toyota Corolla up 12 to #23, Renault Clio SW up 17 to #30, Dacia Lodgy up 11 to #37 and the Skoda Octavia up a huge 139 spots on March to #39 thanks to the new generation of the model. Notice also the Peugeot 301 down 8 to #24, the Citroen C-Elysee up 4 to #25 and the Dacia Dokker solid at #32 (-2). Finally, the Mercedes CLA (#163) and Renault Captur (#194) both make their first appearance in the Turkish ranking.

Previous post: Turkey March 2013: Discover the Top 280 All-models ranking!

Previous month: Turkey March 2013: Renault Symbol back in charge

One year ago: Turkey April 2012: Fiat Linea confirms total domination

Full April 2013 Top 280 All-models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey March 2013: Discover the Top 280 All-models ranking!

April 18th, 2013 1 comment

Fiat Doblo Turkey March 2013Fiat Doblo

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Thanks to Furkan and for the very first time on BestSellingCarsBlog I can share with you an All-models ranking for Turkey! This ranking includes Light Commercial Vehicles, with which March figures go up to 68,774 registrations with Q1 2013 at 152,604 units. Like in 2012, Passenger Cars now dominate the ranking with the Renault Symbol in the lead in March followed by the Fiat Linea and the Fiat Doblo rounding up the podium with 2,260 sales and 3.3% ahead of the Ford Transit at 1,963 units and 2.9%.

Renault Clio SW Turkey March 2013Renault Clio SW

Most of the Top 30 has already been covered in the previous Turkey March 2013 article, but let’s notice the Dacia Dokker taking off at #30 with 805 sales and 1.2% (vs. 889 year-to-date), making it the third Dacia in the Top 30 below the Sandero at #23 and the Duster at #27. Below it is uncharted territories as never before had I had access to such detailed Turkish data! The Mercedes A-Class shines at #40, the new generation pushes the Renault Clio SW up to #47, the Dacia Lodgy breaks into the Top 50 at #48, the Skoda Rapid is up to a brilliant 58th place, the Volvo S60 surprises at #61 as does the Renault Latitude at #63 while the Peugeot 208 disappoints at #68.

Chery Niche Turkey March 2013Chery Niche

There is one Turkish brand I had not heard of before that appears in the ranking: Karsan places the J10 bus at #91 with 150 sales this month. As far as Chinese models are concerned they are still relatively shy in the Turkish ranking but present nevertheless: the best-seller in March is the Chery Niche at #138, followed by the Geely Emgrand EC7 at #166, Chery Chance at #169 and Chery Tiggo at #170.

Previous post: Turkey March 2013: Renault Symbol back in charge

One year ago: Turkey March 2012: Fiat Linea now in command

Full March 2013 Top 280 and Q1 2013 Top 300 All-models Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey March 2013: Renault Symbol back in charge

April 10th, 2013 4 comments

Renault Symbol Turkey March 2013Renault Symbol

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Thanks to Erzincem and Furkan I can share Turkish sales with you well in advance this month and in fact only 3 days after publishing February data! The new car market in Turkey is decidedly stuck in a positive vibe: up another 10% year-on-year in March to 51,785 registrations which puts the year-to-date total at 114,434 units, up 17% on 2012. After a 17 months hiatus (!), the Renault Symbol is back in charge of the Turkish market thanks to the new generation, selling 3,409 units for a 6.6% market share. It is the first time since October 2011 that the Symbol ranks #1 in Turkey. The Fiat Linea, #1 in 2012, is back up to #2 with a solid 3,220 sales and 6.2% which enables it to (temporarily?) take the lead year-to-date at 6,061 sales and 5.3% vs. 5,886 and 5.2% for the Symbol.

Opel Astra Sedan Turkey March 2013Opel Astra Sedan

Other great performers in Turkey in March include the Opel Corsa back up 17 spots on February to #4, the VW Golf up 8 to #5, the Opel Astra Sedan breaking into the Top 10 for the first time for this generation, up 6 ranks to #10, the Peugeot 301 solid at #12 and the Hyundai i30 up to #18.

Previous month: Turkey February 2013: Renault Fluence and Clio shine

One year ago: Turkey March 2012: Fiat Linea now in command

Full March 2013 Top 280, Q1 2013 Top 300 All-models and Top 42 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey February 2013: Renault Fluence and Clio shine

April 7th, 2013 8 comments

Renault Clio Turkey February 2013Renault Clio

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As usual Turkish car sales data come to us with a bit of delay, and the great start of the year continues with February up 26% year-on-year to 36,814 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 62,649 units, up 25% on 2012. Renault impresses this month and places two models in the first two spots: the Renault Fluence holds the pole position for only the third time ever after January 2012 and October 2012 thanks to 1,856 sales and 5% while the Renault Clio is stable at a fantastic second place with 1,785 units and 4.8%. The VW Jetta, leader last month, is down to #5 but remains #1 year-to-date for now with 3,091 sales ahead of the Fluence (3,007) and Clio (3,001).

Peugeot 301 Turkey February 2013Peugeot 301

The Fiat Linea, sovereign in 2012, is stuck in third position at 1,688 units and has only been #1 once in the last 5 months (in December). Notice also the VW Polo up 5 spots to #4, the Renault Symbol stable at 4% share in 6th place, the Toyota Auris up from outside the Top 25 in January directly to #8, the Peugeot 301 slicing its ranking in two at #12 and the Citroen C-Elysee up 2 ranks to #17.

Previous month: Turkey January 2013: VW Jetta and Renault Clio surprise leaders

One year ago: Turkey February 2012: Fiat Linea reclaims pole position

Full February 2013 Top 20 models and Top 41 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey January 2013: VW Jetta and Renault Clio surprise leaders New generation pushes Symbol back up to #5

March 5th, 2013 6 comments

VW Jetta Turkey January 2013VW Jetta

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As is usually the case Turkish data is coming through with a little delay and it is a fantastic start of the year for new car sales in Turkey, up 23% on January 2012 to 25,835 registrations. Big surprise atop the models ranking: the VW Jetta grabs the pole position for the first time ever thanks to a record 6.1% share and 1,574 sales, smashing its previous bests of #3 and 3.8% from last August and pushing Volkswagen to #1 brand at 15.4% share. I would however doubt that VW can sustain this rhythm over a full year. The second place is also a surprise: whereas the booted Fluence and Symbol traditionally get the preference of Turkish consumers, this month the Renault Clio beats them both, up 3 spots on December to #2 at 1,218 units and 4.7%, certainly helped by the 4th generation produced locally.

Renault Clio Turkey January 2013Renault Clio

Leader in 2012, the Fiat Linea is kicked down to third place in January with 1,153 sales and 4.5%, only two units above the Renault Fluence which finished 2012 in 2nd position. After 6 months in hell (read outside the Top 15), the new generation Renault Symbol is finally available in the country, which enables the nameplate to be back up to #5 at 995 units and 3.9%, its best ranking since May 2012. It should go up further over the next couple of months to potentially reclaim the pole position it held back in 2011…

2013 Renault Symbol Turkey January 20132013 Renault Symbol

Astounding month for the Dacia Duster: it breaks into the monthly Turkish Top 10 for the very first time at a brilliant 7th place thanks to a record 691 sales and 2.7%. Other great performers this month include the VW Passat up 8 ranks on December to #10, the Hyundai Accent Blue stable at #12, Citroen C4 up to #18, its first time in the Top 20 in over a year, Citroen C-Elysee up 9 to #19 and Peugeot 301 up 2 to #23.

Previous month: Turkey December 2012: Renault Clio up to #5

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

One year ago: Turkey January 2012: Renault Fluence hits top spot for first time

Full January 2013 Top 25 models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey December 2012: Renault Clio up to #5

February 7th, 2013 No comments

Renault Clio 4 Turkey December 2012Renault Clio IV

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We have already gone through the Full Year 2012 figures for Turkey so this is an update for December sales, down 9% year-on-year to 80,926 registrations. After being passed by the Renault Fluence in October and the VW Polo in November, the Fiat Linea reclaims its traditional pole position for the 9th time in the last 12 months with 4,224 sales and 5.2%, just above the Renault Fluence very solid at 4,098 units and 5.1%. The Opel Corsa is up 6 spots on November to round up the podium with 3,340 sales and 4.1%.

Peugeot 301 Turkey December 2012Peugeot 301

But the best performance this month is delivered by the Renault Clio, boosted by the new generation produced locally, up a further 3 ranks to land in 5th place at 3,162 units and 3.9%, to be compared with #27 in 2011 and #17 in 2012… The Toyota Corolla is also back in shape, up 6 spots to #6, as is the Dacia Sandero up 10 to #13 and the Opel Astra Sedan back inside the Top 20 at #19. Notice also the Hyundai Accent Blue robust at #11 with 1,956 sales and 2.4%.

Citroen C-Elysee Turkey December 2012Citroen C-Elysee

After both impressively landing within the Top 20 last month, the Peugeot 301 and Citroen C-Elysee recede somehow in December. The 301 is down 9 ranks to #25 at 994 units and 1.2% while the C-Elysee is down 11 to #28 with 851 sales and 1.1%. The next few months will tell wether the low-cost duo from PSA has it in them to go tackle the Fiat Linea and Renault Fluence atop the sales charts…

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

Previous month: Turkey November 2012: Peugeot 301 and Citroen C-Elysee in Top 20

One year ago: Turkey December 2011: Fiat Linea leads, Renault Symbol #1 in Full Year

Full December 2012 Top 20 models and Top 43 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey Full Year 2012: Fiat Linea leader for the first time

January 24th, 2013 No comments

Fiat Linea

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Preliminary results for Turkey with the overall market (Passenger Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles) down 10% on 2011 to 777,761 registrations. Thanks to Austin we have an All-vehicles Top 15, including LCVs which are traditionally the best-sellers in the country, a bit like in China. However for the first time in potentially a decade, the most popular vehicle in Turkey in 2012 is actually a Passenger Car: the Fiat Linea is up 4 spots to #1 with 33,351 sales and 4.3% and is followed by the Fiat Doblo at 30,239 units and 3.9%, down 19% while 2011′s leader the Ford Transit Connect is down 24% to round up this year’s podium with 28,971 sales and 3.4%.

Fiat Doblo

In fact the entire Top 8 best-sellers all lose ground on 2011: the Ford Transit is down 17% at #4, the Renault Fluence down 11% at #5, Fiat Fiorino down 21% to #6, Ford Fiesta down 10% to #7 and the Opel Astra Hatchback down 17% to #8. Excellent performances of the Opel Corsa up 7 ranks and 31% to #9, VW Polo up 17% to #10, Hyundai i20 up32% to #14 and Honda Civic Sedan up a whopping 86% to #15. Reversely, the Renault Symbol, #2 last year, is down 56% to #11 in 2012.

Previous post: Turkey November 2012: Peugeot 301 and Citroen C-Elysee in Top 20

Previous year (PC): Turkey Full Year 2012: Renault Symbol #1 for the 4th time

Previous year (LCV): Turkey Full Year 2012: Ford Transit Connect stops Fiat Doblo reign

Full Year 2012 Top 15 models and Top 43 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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