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Turkey April 2014: Renault Fluence resists Fiat Linea assault

Renault Fluence Turkey April 2014. Picture courtesy of syl.ruRenault Fluence

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The Turkish new light vehicle market continues to struggle: down a horrendous 28% year-on-year in April to just 53,305 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 168,577 units, down 25% on 2013. Volkswagen maintains its lead on the brands ranking thanks to 8,804 sales and 16.5%, more than 3 percentage points above Renault at 13.4% with Fiat rounding up the podium at 11%. Ford (9.2%), Hyundai (6.8%) and Opel (5.3%) follow like in the year-to-date ranking, while Toyota is up 4 spots on March to #7, BMW remains at #10 vs. #12 year-to-date and Audi is up to #13 vs. #15.

Hyundai i20 Turkey April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frHyundai i20 Troy

Model-wise, even though it has only ranked first 3 times over the past 8 months including this April with 2,706 sales and 5.1%, the Renault Fluence cements its year-to-date leadership to 7,536 units and 4.5%, resisting the resurgence of the Fiat Linea, leader in 2012 and 2013 and up 3 spots on March to 2nd place with 2,514 sales and 4.7%. The Linea is now #2 year-to-date as well, passing the VW Polo once again very solid at #3 and 2,093 units. The Hyundai i20 Troy shines: up 3 ranks on last month to #4 and 3.1% share, as does the VW Jetta also up 3 to #5 and the Toyota Corolla up 8 to #6.

Skoda Rapid Spaceback Turkey April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSkoda Rapid Spaceback

Further down, notice the BMW 3 Series up 5 spots to #20, the Peugeot 301 up 7 to #23, Citroen C-Elysée up 21 to #30, Honda CR-V up 28 to #36 and Hyundai i30 up 21 to #40. Among recent launches, let’s salute the Skoda Rapid Spaceback breaking into the Turkish Top 100 at #99, up 90 spots on March, the Mercedes GLA landing directly at #110 with 69 sales, the Porsche Macan up 25 ranks to #212 and the Alfa Romeo 4C selling its very first unit in the country in April.

Previous month: Turkey March 2014: Renault Symbol reclaims leadership

One year ago: Turkey April 2013: Fiat Linea back in pole position

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