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The Israeli new car market is up 5% year-on-year in August to 19,550 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 152,978 units, up 3% on 2012. Israel is the second country in the world after Turkey (where it is produced) to see the full effects of the new generation Toyota Corolla coming into market: it is up 5 spots on July to lodge a spectacular 1,969 sales and 10.1% share this month, meaning it is now #7 year-to-date after ranking #2 in 2012… The Kia Picanto delivers another excellent month at 1,231 units and 6.3% and is now #2 year-to-date at 6,785 sales and 4.4% below the Ford Focus at 7,345 units and 4.8% but down to #14 this month. The Renault Fluence brilliantly rounds up the podium thanks to 684 sales and 3.5%.
The second hero of the month is the Mitsubishi Space Star (aka Mirage), up 13 ranks on July to rank 5th for its third month in market at 514 units and 2.6%. There are 4 Hyundais in the Top 8 in August like in the year-to-date ranking: the i30 (#4), i35 (#6), i25 (#7) and i20 (#8). The Skoda Rapid remains inside the Top 10 for the 2nd month running at #10, the Mazda CX-5 is up 8 spots to #11, the Suzuki SX4 up 6 to #15 and the Subaru Impreza up a further 7 to #21 vs. #56 year-to-date and #179 in 2012. Finally, notice the Seat Toledo, struggling everywhere else in the world, up 41 ranks to #57, making Israel one of the last countries in the world to still love sedans.
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Full August 2013 Top 216 All-models and Top 43 All-brands Ranking Tables below.