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Turkey 2007: Renault Symbol takes the lead

Renault Symbol

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Renamed Symbol (instead of Clio Symbol) in 2006, the small Renault sedan passes its big sister the Renault Megane Sedan to establish itself as the best-selling passenger car in Turkey in 2007, selling 23,220 units for a 6.5% market share, ahead of the 21,874 sales and 6.1% of the Megane Sedan, the Toyota Corolla taking the 3rd spot at 16,781 units and 4.7%.

Fiat Linea

Interestingly the entire Top 7 is composed of sedans: the Hyundai Accent Era is 4th, followed by the Ford Focus Sedan, Fiat Albea and Honda Civic Sedan! The best-selling Hatchback is the Ford Fiesta at #8 with 10,500 sales and 2.9%.

The Fiat Linea, a Grande Punto Sedan produced exclusively in Turkey, is the best-selling all new 2007 model at #10 with 9,628 units moved in only 8 months, equivalent to a 5th place over 12 months. It ranked as high as #3 in May, its launch month, with 1,325 sales!

Full Year Top 13 and May 2007 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

Turkey Full Year 2007:

1Renault Symbol23,2206.5%
2Renault Megane Sedan21,8746.1%
3Toyota Corolla16,7814.7%
4Hyundai Accent Era15,4574.3%
5Ford Focus Sedan14,0963.9%
6Fiat Albea13,4693.8%
7Honda Civic Sedan12,6763.5%
8Ford Fiesta10,5002.9%
9Opel Corsa10,2062.9%
10Fiat Linea9,6282.7%
11Renault Clio9,4012.6%
12Opel Astra8,4682.4%
13Fiat Grande Punto8,2142.3%

Turkey May 2007:

PosModelMay5m 2007Pos
1Renault Symbol1,9317,8061
2Renault Megane Sedan1,7445,8722
3Fiat Linea1,3251,32524
4Toyota Corolla1,2525,0133
5Fiat Albea1,2224,2945
6Honda Civic Sedan1,1364,2696
7Hyundai Accent Era1,1064,5054
8Opel Corsa9813,7937
9Opel Astra8953,3508
10Ford Fiesta8912,99111

Source: Autoblog

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