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The Greek new car market is in positive territory for the 4th time in the last 5 months at +10% year-on-year in September to 3,814 registrations. Don’t be fooled by this shiny result though, as almost half of these sales (44%) are short-term rentals. The market is still down 3% on 2012 anyway at 44,013 units. Excellent month of the Opel Corsa at 8% share and 306 sales, single-handedly pushing Opel up to #1 brand in September at 12% share. The Corsa manages to sell almost twice as many units as the Toyota Yaris, down to #2 this month at 4.2% but still leader year-to-date at 2,764 units and 6.3% vs. 2,422 and 5.5% for the Corsa. The VW Polo is back up 3 spots on August to land on the third step of the podium, a position it also holds year-to-date.
The other great performers in Greece this month are all German: the Ford Fiesta is up a further two spots on August to #5 vs. #10 year-to-date, the Audi A3 is up 6 to #8 vs. #24 year-to-date, the Ford Focus up 3 to #12 vs. #34, Mercedes A-Class up 19 to #14 vs. #31 and the Smart Fortwo is up a massive 37 ranks to #15 vs. #42 year-to-date. Notice also the Kia Rio up 26 to #17, Volvo V40 up 5 to #20, Mini Countryman up 44 to #29, Alfa Romeo MiTo up 11 to #36 and the Mercedes CLA stable at #42 vs. #69 year-to-date.
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Full September 2013 Top 50 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.