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Turkey 2004-2006: Renault places Megane and Clio Symbol on top

Renault has for a long time held a dominant position in Turkey, one of its main production hubs. The Renault Megane Sedan reigns over the Turkish market, stable at very high levels, ahead of the Renault Clio Symbol, and this for at least 3 consecutive years between 2004 and 2006.

Over the first 7 months of 2006, the Fiat Albea climbs on the 3rd step of the podium at over 10,000 sales, followed by the Hyundai Accent Era at close to 9,000. The Fiat Grande Punto is also pretty strong in 10th place.

Light Commercial Vehicles figures, although very rare to come across, are very interesting: over the first 5 months of 2006 the Fiat Doblo was actually the best selling vehicle in Turkey overall with 14,973 sales, ahead of the Ford Transit (12,031) and the Ford Transit Connect (12,031), all produced locally.

Full 10 months 2005 Top 50, 5 months 2006 Top 50, LCV 5 months 2006 Top 10 and 7 months 2005 Top 25: click on ‘Read more’ below.

Renault Clio Symbol

Fiat Albea in Istanbul, Turkey August 2006

Hyundai Accent Era in Istanbul, Turkey August 2006

Fiat Doblo

Turkey 10 months 2005:

PosModel10m 2005%
1RENAULT:MEGANE27,2768.1%
2RENAULT:CLIO incl SYMBOL23,5687.0%
3HYUNDAI:ACCENT16,3474.9%
4FIAT:ALBEA14,8734.4%
5TOYOTA:COROLLA14,6334.4%
6FORD:FOCUS14,2014.2%
7OPEL:ASTRA12,9093.9%
8FORD:FIESTA12,1383.6%
9HYUNDAI:GETZ11,9333.6%
10OPEL:CORSA10,8243.2%
11PEUGEOT:2068,3572.5%
12FIAT:PALIO8,3492.5%
13HONDA:CIVIC7,8022.3%
14VOLKSWAGEN:PASSAT7,3082.2%
15VOLKSWAGEN:POLO6,4931.9%
16DACIA:LOGAN6,1651.8%
17PEUGEOT:3076,1351.8%
18FORD:FUSION4,3621.3%
19CHEVROLET:KALOS4,2031.3%
20VOLKSWAGEN:GOLF4,1571.2%
21SKODA:FABIA3,9571.2%
22CITROEN:C43,8801.2%
23HONDA:JAZZ3,6421.1%
24KIA:SORENTO3,5861.1%
25OPEL:VECTRA3,1650.9%
26TOYOTA:AVENSIS3,0570.9%
27RENAULT:LAGUNA2,9510.9%
28FORD:FOCUS C-MAX2,9320.9%
29LADA:21102,9270.9%
30HYUNDAI:ELANTRA2,8230.8%
31CITROEN:C32,7060.8%
32OPEL:MERIVA2,6610.8%
33TOYOTA:YARIS2,4970.7%
34SEAT:CORDOBA2,3760.7%
35NISSAN:MICRA2,3610.7%
36RENAULT:SCENIC2,2820.7%
37KIA:CERATO2,1900.7%
38CHEVROLET:LACETTI2,0810.6%
39SKODA:OCTAVIA2,0080.6%
40NISSAN:ALMERA1,9870.6%
41MAZDA31,6860.5%
42TATA:INDICA1,6350.5%
43HYUNDAI:TUCSON1,6300.5%
44KIA:SPORTAGE1,5340.5%
45BMW:SERIES 31,4630.4%
46AUDI:A31,3480.4%
47AUDI:A41,3420.4%
48TOYOTA:COROLLA VERSO1,3260.4%
49VOLKSWAGEN:JETTA1,2180.4%
50MITSUBISHI:COLT1,1530.3%

Turkey 5 months 2006:

PosModel5m 2006%
1Renault Megane9,6475.0%
2Renault Symbol8,8204.6%
3Ford Focus7,8444.1%
4Fiat Albea7,6764.0%
5Toyota Corolla7,5914.0%
6Opel Astra6,9433.6%
7Ford Fiesta6,6833.5%
8Hyundai Accent Era6,2133.2%
9Hyundai Getz5,8053.0%
10Fiat Grande Punto5,4182.8%
11VW Jetta3,9212.0%
12Opel Corsa3,8212.0%
13Dacia Logan3,5341.8%
14Renault Clio3,4351.8%
15VW Passat3,2881.7%
16Peugeot 2063,2161.7%
17Honda City3,0321.6%
18VW Polo2,8611.5%
19Peugeot 3072,4981.3%
20Ford Fusion2,4961.3%
21Citroen C42,2301.2%
22Toyota Yaris2,1501.1%
23Fiat Palio2,1251.1%
24Kia Sorento2,0921.1%
25VW Golf2,0041.0%
26Peugeot 4071,9791.0%
27Kia Cerato1,8981.0%
28Chevrolet Aveo1,7050.9%
29Skoda Fabia1,6550.9%
30Opel Vectra1,3400.7%
31Ford Focus C-Max1,2900.7%
32Toyota Avensis1,2810.7%
33Honda Jazz1,2400.6%
34Citroen C31,1590.6%
35Seat Cordoba1,0630.6%
36Nissan Micra1,0430.5%
37Kia Rio9630.5%
38Seat Leon9020.5%
39Ford Mondeo8840.5%
40Skoda Octavia8760.5%
41Kia Sportage8200.4%
42Lada Vega8200.4%
43Opel Meriva7750.4%
44Mazda 37640.4%
45Toyota Corolla Verso7050.4%
46Honda Civic6930.4%
47Hyundai Tucson6300.3%
48Nissan Almera6250.3%
49Citroen C56140.3%
50BMW 3 Series5950.3%

Turkey LCV’s 5 months 2006:

PosModel5m 2006
1Fiat Doblo14,973
2Ford Transit12,932
3Ford Transit Connect12,031
4Renault Kangoo7,186
5VW Caddy6,653
6VW Transporter6,085
7Hyundai H1005,094
8Peugeot Partner4,301
9Hyundai Starex3,391
10Opel Combo2,671

Turkey 7 months 2006:

PosModel7m 2006
1Renault Megane Sedan12,403
2Renault Clio Symbol11,905
3Fiat Albea10,179
4Hyundai Accent Era8,914
5Ford Fiesta8,483
6Toyota Corolla Sedan8,377
7Ford Focus Sedan8,029
8Hyundai Getz7,263
9Opel Astra6,675
10Fiat Grande Punto6,411
11Opel Corsa5,057
12Dacia Logan4,597
13VW Jetta4,531
14Renault Clio4,443
15VW Passat4,309
16Honda City3,935
17VW Polo3,613
18Toyota Yaris3,026
19Toyota Corolla Hatchback2,976
20Fiat Palio2,932
21VW Golf2,746
22Citroen C42,720
23Peugeot 3072,685
24Peugeot 4072,592
25Kia Sorento2,553

Source: JATO, Turkish car magazines bought in the country in August 2006.

Note: I took the Fiat Albea and Hyundai Accent Era pictures in Istanbul during my trip to the country in August 2006.

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