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Turkey 2009: Hyundai Accent distant leader, Fluence starts

Hyundai Accent Era

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The Turkish car market is booming in 2009, up 21% to 369,819 registrations. After many years of Renault domination, the Hyundai Accent Era, perhaps boosted by end-of-life price readjustments, is a distant leader in 2009 Turkish car sales with close to 9% of the market and 32,968 sales, up 89% on 2008. The Renault Symbol drops to #2 with 23,989 units and 6.5% share, still up 34%.

Renault Fluence

In 3rd, the Renault Megane Sedan sells 17,052 units, up 5% and saw its career end this year, replaced by the Renault Fluence launched in November 2009 and already #27 in the Full Year ranking with 3,639 sales and 1% share. The Toyota Corolla ranks 4th, down 10%, ahead of the Hyundai Getz up 8 spots and 121%, completing a fantastic year for Hyundai. Notice the solid 14th place of the Mercedes C Class, up a massive 189% on 2008, in a ranking still dominated by sedans (8 in Top 10, 13 in Top 20).

Full Year 2009 Top 30 Ranking Table below.

Turkey Full Year 2009:

1Hyundai Accent Era32,9688.9%89%17,4385.7%2
2Renault Symbol23,9896.5%34%17,8495.8%1
3Renault Megane Sedan17,0524.6%5%16,2085.3%3
4Toyota Corolla14,0963.8%-10%15,6855.1%4
5Hyundai Getz13,6543.7%121%6,1782.0%13
6Ford Focus Sedan13,5123.7%48%9,1113.0%6
7Fiat Linea10,9313.0%25%8,7172.8%8
8Fiat Albea10,9313.0%35%8,1092.7%10
9Ford Fiesta9,6672.6%11%8,7122.8%9
10Honda Civic Sedan9,0282.4%-28%12,5994.1%5
11Opel Corsa8,1712.2%-9%8,9802.9%7
12Renault Clio Hatchback6,6591.8%15%5,8111.9%15
13VW Passat6,3521.7%22%5,2271.7%17
14Mercedes C Class6,2851.7%189%2,1740.7%29
15Ford Focus Hatchback6,2341.7%100%3,1221.0%21
16VW Jetta5,9961.6%-9%6,6122.2%12
17Opel Astra Hatchback5,9911.6%-2%6,1222.0%14
18VW Golf5,1481.4%23%4,1891.4%18
19Fiat Grande Punto4,6221.2%-12%5,2521.7%16
20Opel Astra Sedan4,4661.2%-40%7,4772.4%11
21VW Polo4,4431.2%10%4,0401.3%19
22Toyota Auris4,3451.2%n/an/an/an/a
23Hyundai i304,2851.2%228%1,3070.4%39
24Chevrolet Cruze4,2021.1%new00.0% –
25Nissan Qashqai3,8091.0%n/an/an/an/a
26Peugeot 3083,7531.0%n/an/an/an/a
27Renault Fluence3,6391.0%new00.0% –
28Peugeot 2073,5751.0%-10%3,9571.3%20
29Opel Insignia3,4940.9%new00.0% –
30Dacia Sandero3,2350.9%new00.0% –


Note: I took the Hyundai Accent picture in Turkey during my trip there in August 2006.

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