Turkey August 2015: VW Jetta and Renault Fluence on top

VW Jetta Turkey August 2015The VW Jetta is the best-selling nameplate in Turkey this month.

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Despite the further 8% devaluation of the Turkish Lira against both the Euro and US$ over the past month, the Turkish new car market still enjoys insolent year-on-year gains: another +37% in August to 82.577 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 598.963 units, up 51% on 2014. We announced last month that this extravagant growth rate may soon come to an end as carmakers start adjusting their prices up in line with exchange rates. As a large part of best-sellers in Turkey are manufactured locally, this adjustment process may take until the end of the year or even the start of 2016 to really be noticeable in the sales figures. In the brands ranking, both Volkswagen (16.4%) and Ford (12.4%) gain 49% to top the charts with Renault improving 56% (11.6%) but dropping one spot on July to 3rd place.

Dacia Lodgy Turkey August 2015Dacia gains 64% to rank 5th brand overall in Turkey.

Dacia (+64%) jumps two ranks to 5th place, Mercedes (+68%) shines at #7, while Opel (+42%), Toyota (+46%), Peugeot (+69%), Jeep (+48%), Mazda (+172%) and Mini (+155%) all outperform the market. For the first time since October 2013, the VW Jetta is the most popular nameplate in Turkey, jumping 6 spots on July thanks to 3.077 deliveries, distancing the Renault Fluence (+2), Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier (+7), Ford Focus (+4) and VW Golf (+6). Leader year-to-date, the Fiat Linea is down 5 spots to #6, while the Toyota Corolla – #2 in 2015 – tumbles down 8 ranks to #11. The Mercedes C-Class (#17), Dacia Sandero (#18), VW Transporter (#20) and BMW 3 Series (#25) lodge solid performances.

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Turkey 1st Half 2015: Now with Top 255 All-models (BSCB Exclusive)

Citroen C-Elysee Turkey June 2015The Citroen C-Elysée is up 112% year-on-year so far in 2015 in Turkey.

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After the traditional Top 20 models, exclusive to BSCB we can now share with you a complete models ranking for Turkey over the First Half of 2015. The best performers just outside the Top 20 include the Citroen C-Elysée (+112%), Audi A3 (+169%), Skoda Octavia (+91%), Seat Leon (+110%), Mercedes C-Class (+99%) and Seat Ibiza (+100%). Among newcomers, let’s notice the Citroen C4 Cactus at #83, Jeep Renegade at #84, Fiat 500X at #105, Jeep Cherokee at #110 and Renault Kadjar at #125.

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Turkey July 2015: Renault Clio climbs up to 2nd spot

Renault Clio Turkey July 2015. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frThe Renault Clio is the 2nd best-selling model in Turkey in July.

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Another month of extravagant growth for Turkish new car sales, up a whopping 40% year-on-year in July to 83.836 registrations and lifting the year-to-date total to 516.386 units, up an even more impressive 49% on 2014. This spectacular surge may soon come to an end however, according to our local correspondent. Following the announcement that new elections will happen later this year, the local currency (the Turkish Lira) took another hit vs. the Euro/US Dollar, and has now lost 10% of its value since the beginning of the year. Manufacturers had not adjusted their prices following the first hit earlier this year, and when they start doing so the market will start slowing down.

Mercedes C Class Turkey June 2015The Mercedes C-Class continues to progress in Turkey: #17 in July.

In July, Both Volkswagen (+57%) and Renault (+49%) outpace the market and lead the brands ranking above Ford (+21%), Fiat (+16%) and Toyota (+47%). Below, notice Mercedes surging 81% to #6, Peugeot up 105% to #10 and BMW up 50% to #11, while further down Nissan (+110%), Audi (+78%), Jeep (+487%), Mini (+269%), Mazda (+157%) and Subaru (+91%) all take off. In the models ranking, the Fiat Linea resumes its domination thanks to 3.627 sales and 4.3% share above the Renault Clio up 9 spots on June to #2, while the Toyota Corolla – overall leader in June – is knocked down two ranks to #3. Volkswagen places the Passat at #5, Jetta at #7, Golf at #11, Polo at #12, Transporter at #15 and Caddy at #21, and the Mercedes C-Class continues its ascension, now #17 with 1.576 sales and 1.9% share.

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Turkey 1st Half 2015: Fiat Linea reclaims pole position

Fiat Linea Turkey June 201518.300 Fiat Linea found a buyer in Turkey over the First Half of 2015.

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It’s a very dynamic First Half of the year for the Turkish market in 2015, up a gigantic 51% on 2014 to 432.550 registrations despite strikes disrupting all main manufacturers present in the country in May. The brands ranking is very volatile with only Volkswagen holding onto the spot it held at the same time last year (#1) despite gain slightly less ground than the market at +44%, resulting in a market share reduced to 15.1%. Ford is up a spectacular 91% to land in 2nd place overall, above Fiat (+49%), Renault (+28%) and Hyundai (+34%). Notice also Toyota up 95%, Dacia up 58%, Peugeot up 73%, Citroen up 71%, Skoda up 96%, Seat up 106%, Kia up 61% and Jeep up 429%.

Fiat Doblo Turkey June 2015Fiat Doblo

Knocked down to #2 a year ago, the Fiat Linea reclaims control of the Turkish sales charts thanks to deliveries up 56% to 18.600 units while last year’s leader the Renault Fluence tumbles down to #6 (+16%). The Toyota Corolla is up an astounding 118% to 2nd place overall thanks to the new model produced locally, the Fiat Doblo leads commercials in third place (+143%) above the Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier. The VW Passat jumps 86% to 5th place, the Ford Focus is up 90% to #7 and the Ford Transit/Tourneo is up 84% to #8. Notice also the Opel Astra up 109% to #14, the Nissan Qashqai up 68% to #17, the Dacia Duster up 63% to #18 and the Peugeot 301 up 62% to #20.

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Turkey June 2015: Toyota Corolla leaps up to pole position

Toyota Corolla June 2015. Picture courtesy of otomobil.com.trThe Toyota Corolla is the best-selling model in Turkey this month

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The Turkish new car market continues its galloping ride in 2015: up another impressive 43% year-on-year in June to 86.158 registrations including commercials, lifting the half-year 2015 total to 432.550 units, up 51% on 2014. Renault has a fantastic month, leaping up from #4 in May to #1 brand in Turkey in June with 11.087 sales and 12.9% share (+51%), edging past Volkswagen at 12.8% (+37%) with Ford at 11.2% (+31%) and Fiat at 10.4% (+34%) also knocked down one spot. Toyota shoots up 89% to #5, Dacia is up 64%, Citroen up 95%, Nissan up 130%, Skoda up 74%, Seat up 84% and Jeep up 416%.

Mercedes C Class Turkey June 2015The Mercedes C-Class is among the 20 most popular nameplates in Turkey in June.

Now that the May strikes are over, the Toyota Corolla is catching up on lost time: back up 7 spots on last month to land in pole position thanks to 4.010 sales and 4.7%. As a result, Corolla sales have more than doubled year-on-year so far in 2015 (+116%). The Fiat Linea is kicked out to #2 for June but remains in the lead year-to-date with 18.600 sales vs. 16.651 for the Corolla at #2. The Renault Fluence, now back to undisrupted production, is back up 12 spots to #3 and 3.262 deliveries but still lags in 6th place year-to-date, while the Renault Symbol is down one rank to #4 but #10 so far in 2015. Notice also the Opel Astra solid at #9, the Renault Clio back up 17 ranks to #11, the Hyundai Accent up to #16, Dacia Sandero up to #17 and the Mercedes C-Class up to a splendid 20th place.

Previous month: Turkey May 2015: Doblo pokes Linea for #1 in strike-disrupted market

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

Fiat DobloThe Fiat Doblo misses out on the #1 spot for just 28 sales.

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May 2015 is a month to forget for the Turkish car industry: workers strikes at factories for most major manufacturers present in the country (Renault, Fiat and Ford) have questioned Turkey’s future as a European car production hub. See more here. Despite this, the Turkish new car market is up a whopping 40% year-on-year to 81.542 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 346.392 units, up 53% on 2014. In the models ranking, the most affected by the strikes are logically the Bursa-produced Renault Clio – down from #2 in April to #28 in May – and Fluence – down from #3 to #15 – triggering a sales report onto the Renault Symbol, shooting up from #15 last month to #3 in May. The Fiat Linea keeps the lead with 3.362 sales and 4.1% share, cementing its 2015 year-to-date pole position, however this month it is only 28 units above the Fiat Doblo at 3.334 and now #2 year-to-date as well at 12.882 deliveries, up a fantastic 149% on 2014.

Renault Symbol Turkey May 2015The Renault Symbol benefits from the strike affecting Clio and Fluence production.

Further down, the VW Passat is back up to a formidable 5th place that it also holds year-to-date, the VW Jetta is up to #7, the Peugeot 301 up 6 spots to #16, and the BMW 3 Series (#20), Honda Civic (#21), VW Caddy (#24) and Seat Leon (#25) make their reappearance inside the Turkish Top 25. Brand-wise, Volkswagen remains the most popular thanks to sales up 40% year-on-year at 15.8% share above Ford (+89%), Fiat (+32%) and Renault, the most impacted by strikes at -2%. Hyundai (+34%), Toyota (+60%) and Opel (+18%) follow, with Peugeot (+90%), Mini (+96%), Nissan (+100%), Seat (+115%), Mazda (+117%) and Jeep (+483%) gaining the most ground in the Top 30.

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Turkey April 2015: Local fares Fiat Linea & Renault Clio dominate

Fiat Linea Turkey May 2014Fiat Linea

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Turkish new light vehicle sales confirm their spectacular rebound in 2015: up another mammoth 72% year-on-year in April to 91.602 registrations and lifting the year-to-date total to 264.850 units after 4 months, a 57% surge on the same period in 2014. Despite sales up ‘just’ 50%, Volkswagen keeps the lead of the brands ranking with 14.4% share above Ford (+122%), Renault (+50%) and Fiat (+81%) while Toyota (+120%), Peugeot (+111%), Skoda (+160%), Seat (+143%) and Kia (+102%) all more than double their sales year-on-year. Jeep for its part is up 5-fold (+439%)…

Peugeot 301 Citroen C-Elysee Turkey April 2015. Picture courtesy autoblog.com.uyPeugeot 301 and Citroen C-Elysée

In the models ranking, after slumping to #3 in March the Fiat Linea reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date with 4.398 sales and 4.8% share above the Renault Clio, also assembled locally, at 4.074 units and 4.4%. The Renault Fluence is up two spots to #3, the Toyota Corolla – leader in March – is down to a still impressive 4th spot and the Fiat Doblo leads commercial vehicles at #5. Further down, notice the Opel Astra jumping 7 ranks to #7, the VW Passat back up to #8, the Nissan Qashqai up to #14 and both the Citroen C-Elysée (#18) and Peugeot 301 (#22) fitting inside the Turkish Top 25 this month.

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Turkey March 2015: Toyota Corolla tops market up 75%

Toyota Corolla Turkey March 2015. Picture courtesy toyotaclubtr.comThe Toyota Corolla is the best-selling nameplate in Turkey in March.

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New light vehicle sales in Turkey are up an explosive 75% year-on-year in March to 83,302 registrations – keeping in mind March 2014 was down 31% on a year before. First quarter sales are up a fantastic 50% to 115,272 units. Brand-wise, Volkswagen (15.5%), Ford (up 178% to 11.9%), Renault (11.8%) and Fiat (up 91% to 11.2%) dominate. In the models ranking, the Toyota Corolla takes the lead for the first time in years thanks to 3,489 sales, followed by the Fiat Doblo at 3,276 and the Fiat Linea, #1 year-to-date, at 3,129. The Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier, manufactured locally, is down two spots to #4 but remains #2 so far in 2015. The Renault Fluence is back up 7 spots to #5 and the VW Jetta up 11 to #10.

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Turkey February 2015: Fiat Linea and Ford Courier on top

Fiat Linea Turkey February 2015The Fiat Linea is back in charge of the Turkish car market.

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The Turkish new light vehicle market takes off in February: up 63% on a year ago to 57,246 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 89,946 deliveries, up 33% on 2014. Volkswagen stays on top of the brands ranking thanks to sales up 76% to 9,517 and 16.6% share, ahead of Ford up a spectacular 132% to 13.1% share, Fiat up 55% to 11% and Renault up 15% to 10.2%. Further down, notice Dacia and Hyundai up 52%, Mercedes up 69%, Toyota up 104%, Peugeot up 144%, Skoda up 242%, BMW up 360% and Jeep up 806% – some outstanding growth rates right there.

Ford Courier Turkey February 2015. Picture courtesy honestjohn.co.ukFord Courier

Toppled at the last minute by the Renault Fluence for the FY2014 pole position, the Fiat Linea takes its revenge this month by leading the models ranking thanks to 2,412 sales and 4.2% share, a score that also earns it the year-to-date #1 spot with 3,923 deliveries. The Ford Courier shines in 2nd place with 3.9% share, ahead of the Toyota Corolla up 6 spots to #3, the Ford Transit up two to #4 and the VW Passat, leader last month but down to a still very respectable 5th place in February vs. #14 over the FY2014. Notice also the Ford Focus up to #6, VW Golf up to #7, Renault Megane up to #16 and Audi A3 up to #23.

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Turkey January 2015: VW Passat surprise leader

VW Passat Turkey January 2015. Picture courtesy otokokpit.comVW Passat

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New light vehicle sales in Turkey are up by an encouraging 5% year-on-year in January to 34,223 registrations including LCV. Volkswagen leads the brands ranking thanks to 4,491 sales and 13.1% above Ford up a spectacular 35% year-on-year to 4,351 units and 12.7%, Fiat up 1% to 11.9% and Renault down a harsh 25% to 11.1%. Both Hyundai (6.9%) and Dacia (5.7%) are up 19% while BMW surges by 266% to #8. The models ranking has a surprise leader: just as it was crowned European Car of the Year, the VW Passat is up from #14 over the Full Year 2014 to #1 in January thanks to 1,843 sales and 5.4% share, the result of a combination of discounted outgoing generations and the new gen landing in dealerships. The Ford Courier (#3), Hyundai i2o (#5), VW Golf (#11), BMW 5 Series (#15) and Mitsubishi L200 (#24) also perform strongly this month in Turkey.

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