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Turkey December 2011: Fiat Linea leads, Symbol #1 in Full Year

Fiat Linea

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Traditionally we are getting Turkish results with one month delay. Like in 2010, December is the strongest month of the year with 88,957 registrations, down 11% year-on-year. The 2011 total stands at 593,519 units, up a very healthy 16% on 2010. In December, the Fiat Linea impresses anew and takes the lead of the models ranking for the third time this year with 6,057 sales, its strongest monthly volume ever, and an excellent 6.8% share, just short of the best-ever 6.9% reached in June. The Renault Symbol stays #2 with 5,454 units and 6.1%, ahead of the Opel Astra Hatchback at 4,891 units and 5.5%.

Other great performers this month include the Opel Corsa up to #7, the Opel Astra sedan (the previous generation in runout mode before the arrival of the 2012 model) up to #11, the Hyundai Accent Blue at #13, Nissan Juke at #22 and Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback at #29.

Renault Symbol

Over the Full Year 2011, the Renault Symbol is the best-selling passenger car in Turkey for the second consecutive year and the fourth overall after 2007, 2008 and 2010. It sells 37,478 units, up 31% on 2010 for a 6.3% market share. The Fiat Linea is the star of the year, up 6 spots and a whopping 111% year-on-year to land #2 with 33,762 sales and 5.7%, ahead of the Renault Fluence at 30,287 sales and 5.1%, up 22%.

The Opel Astra Hatchback is up 54% to #4, the Ford Fiesta stays #5, up 11% while the Toyota Corolla is down 16% to #6 and the Hyundai Accent Era down 36% to #7. Other great performers in 2011 include the VW Polo up 11 spots and 91% to #9, the VW Jetta up 5 ranks and 50% to #10, the Hyundai i20 up 26 spots and 305% to #12, VW Golf up 9 ranks and 40% to #14 and Dacia Duster up 17 spots and 168% to #21.

Previous month: Turkey November 2011: Ford Fiesta #1, Hyundai Accent Blue #10

Previous year: Turkey Full Year 2010: Symbol, Accent and Fluence on podium

Full Year and December 2011 Top 35 Ranking Tables below.

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