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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 11 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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Turkey September 2013: Renault Fluence in pole position

November 3rd, 2013 4 comments

Renault Fluence Turkey September 2013Renault Fluence

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With a bit of delay I can share with you today the Turkish All-models ranking for September. 67,963 new vehicles found a buyer this month, adding up to 586,345 year-to-date. For only the 4th time in the history of the nameplate after January 2012October 2012 and February 2013, the Renault Fluence is the most popular model in the country with 3,190 sales and 4.7%, now benefitting fully from its facelift and somehow stealing the Renault Symbol’s thunder: the latter is down from #1 in August to #7 at 1,839 units and 2.7%.

The Fiat Linea ranks #2 this month with 2,799 sales and 4.1% but remains by far the best-seller year-to-date at 27,718 units and 4.7%, while the VW Polo lodges another very solid score at #3 with 2,497 sales and 3.7%. Further down, notice the Citroen C-Elysee up 16 spots on August to #20, the Hyundai ix35 up 27 to #25, BMW5 Series up 9 to #33, Renault Captur up 3 to #43, Nissan Micra up to #50 vs. #98 year-to-date and Peugeot 2008 up 12 to #81. Finally, let’s welcome the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross at #216 with 7 sales and the BMW 4 Series at #225 and 4 units sold.

Previous month: Turkey August 2013: Renault Symbol edges past Fiat Linea, Toyota Corolla up to #5

One year ago: Turkey September 2012: Renault Fluence back to #2

Full September 2013 Top 280 All-models and Top 45 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey August 2013: Symbol edges past Linea, Corolla up to #5

September 19th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Symbol Turkey August 2013Second #1 finish in Turkey for the new generation Renault Symbol

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Sales of new Passenger Cars are up a massive 25% year-on-year in August to 51,611 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 399,429 units, up 21% on 2012. With Light Commercial Vehicles added, the Turkish market stands at 65,043 units in August and 518,382 year-to-date. For the 2nd time in the last 5 months, the Renault Symbol is the most popular model in Turkey thanks to 2,791 sales and 4.3%, that’s only 19 more than the Fiat Linea, #2 at 2,772 units but still #1 year-to-date by far with 24,919 sales and 4.8% vs. 17,985 and 3.5% for the Symbol. The VW Polo and Opel Corsa also shine, both up 10 spots on July to #3 and #4 respectively.

Toyota Corolla Turkey August 2013Toyota Corolla

The new generation Toyota Corolla is receiving a very warm welcome in Turkey where it is produced. After finding its way back inside the Top 10 last month, it is up a further 4 spots to rank 5th in August with 1,906 sales and 2.9% vs. 1.6% and #18 year-to-date. Other great performers this month include the VW Jetta up 9 spots to #8, the Dacia Lodgy breaking into the Turkish Top 30 for the first time at #30, the Fiat 500L breaking into the Top 50 for the first time at #45, the Renault Captur up 9 to #46, Mercedes CLA down 13 to a still very reasonable #50, the Seat Toledo up 29 to #62 and the Peugeot 2008 making its very first appearance in the Turkish sales charts at #93.

Previous month: Turkey July 2013: VW Passat, Golf and Toyota Corolla in great shape

One year ago: Turkey August 2012: VW Jetta up to #3, Symbol and Fluence down

Full August 2013 Top 275 All-models and Top 43 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey July 2013: VW Passat, Golf and Toyota Corolla in shape

August 10th, 2013 1 comment

Toyota Corolla Turkey July 2013Production of the new generation Toyota Corolla has already started in Turkey.

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Turkish consumers bought 71,596 new vehicles in July, split into 55,712 passenger cars (up a beautiful 25% year-on-year) and 15,884 LCV, bringing the year-to-date total to 453,339 units (PC/LCV split: 347,818 up 20% and 105,521). No surprises in pole position: the Fiat Linea leads the way as has become the norm over the last 2 years with 3,065 sales and 4.3%. The Renault Symbol is up 5 spots on June to land back in 2nd place at 2,479 units and 3.5%, slightly above its year-to-date level of 3.4%. The Renault Fluence rounds up the podium both this month and year-to-date at 3.4% and 3.3% respectively.

VW Passat Turkey July 2013VW Passat

Lots of change below! Volkswagen has an excellent showing (it is back to #1 brand in the country with an impressive 15% share this month): the Passat is up 10 ranks to #4 with 2,253 sales and 3.1% while the Golf is up 12 to #6 at 2,071 units and 2.9%. The Ford Focus sedan also does well even though it is down 2 ranks to #5. The Fiat Fiorino LCV is up 5 spots to #7 but the best performer in the Turkish Top 10 this month is delivered by the Toyota Corolla: up 21 ranks to break into the Top 10 for the first time since last December with 1,910 sales and 2.7%. This could be due to the old generation having its prices slashed to use all the stock up or the locally-produced new generation already being delivered to dealerships very successful, or both…

Mercedes CLA Turkey July 2013Amazingly, it’s in Turkey that the Mercedes CLA hits its highest ranking in the world!

Further down, the Mercedes CLA continues to amaze, up a further 10 ranks on June to #37 which is its highest ranking anywhere in the world (!), also making it the brand’s best-seller in the country. Notice also the Dacia Sandero up 5 ranks to #19, the Dacia Lodgy up 7 to #32, Seat Leon up 8 to #35, Mercedes Citan up 55 to #50, Fiat 500L up 17 to #54 and the Renault Captur surprisingly down 13 spots to #55.

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

One year ago: Turkey July 2012: Opel Astra hits highest ranking in over 2 years

Full July 2013 Top 284 All-models and Top 43 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

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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

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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.

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

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

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