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Israel July 2013: Kia Picanto in charge

Kia Picanto Israel July 2013. Picture courtesy of Picanto

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New car sales in Israel are up a shiny 10% year-on-year in July to 21,543 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 133,402 units, up 3% on 2012. Having ranked #4 in April, #3 in May and #2 in June, the Kia Picanto ‘logically’ takes control of the Israeli models ranking in July and for the first time this year thanks to an excellent 1,213 sales and 5.6% share. It however remains #3 year-to-date at 5,554 units and 4.2%, while the Ford Focus, back up 7 spots on June to #2 this month with 1,138 sales and 5.3%, keeps the lead in the 2013 ranking at 7,037 units and 5.3%. The Hyundai i30 is stable at #3 and 5% in July, above the 4.2% it holds year-to-date.

#1 last month, the Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) is down to #4 in July but grabs 4,8% of the Israeli market, here again well above its 2013 level of 3.8%. Notice also the Renault Fluence strong at #5 and 3.8%, the Toyota Corolla back up 63 spots on June to #6, the Citroen Berlingo up 36 to #9, the Skoda Rapid breaking into the Israeli Top 10 for the first time at #10, the Mitsubishi Space Star up 5 to #18 for its 2nd month in market, the Ford Fiesta up 20 to #26 and the Subaru Impreza up a further 10 ranks to #28 vs. #78 year-to-date and #179 in 2012…

Previous month: Israel June 2013: Hyundai i35 leads, podium 100% Korean

One year ago (almost): Israel 8 months 2012: Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai i35 up

Full July 2013 Top 217 All-models Ranking Table below.

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