* See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *
Big event in Greece this month: at 7,296 registrations, new car sales are up 2% on August 2010 which was however down 67% on August 2009… The year-to-date figure is still down 38% at 72,496 units. The Opel Corsa continues to be the unchallenged leader this year, #1 for the 7th month out of 8 with a very strong 6.9% market share and 504 sales.
Toyota catches up on earthquake-induced lost sales and places no less than 3 models in the Greek Top 6 this month! The Yaris is up 2 spots on July to #2 at 405 units and 5.6%, the Auris is up 6 spots to #3 with 347 sales and 4.8% and the Aygo is up 8 spots to #6 at 283 units and 3.9%.
The Opel Astra (4.4%) and Ford Fiesta (4%) also have a good month, while the new gen Kia Picanto jumps up 13 spots on July to #13 with 132 sales and 1.8%. Other good performers include the Dacia Duster up 14 spots to #25, the Citroen C4 up 26 spots to #30 and the Mini Countryman breaking into the Greek Top 50 for the first time.
Previous month: see the July 2011 Greek Top 50 best-selling models here.
Full August 2011 Top 50 Ranking Table below.