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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.
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).
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