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Greece January 2015: Has the market plateau’ed already?

Toyota Yaris Greece 2014Toyota holds just under 15% of the Greek market in January.

* UPDATED – See the Top 30 All-brands and Top 165 All-models *

New car sales in the country were back in positive for the first time in 7 year in 2014 at a very robust +21% to 71,218 units, still very low compared to the 279,554 registrations clocked in 2007. However, after dropping by 9% in November, the Greek market is down once again in January: -8% to 5,848 sales, making it 2 months in negative in the past 3. Is this already the beginning of the end for Greece? Let’s hope not. The brands ranking shows an ultra-dominant Toyota at just under 15% share above Opel (9.5%), Volkswagen (9%) and Citroen (7.4%) while Peugeot shoots up 12 spots on November to a beautiful 5th place with 434 sales.

Skoda Rapid Greece January 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukSkoda is among the Top 10 most popular brands in Greece in January.

Logically, the Toyota Yaris is the best-selling nameplate in the country this month, and by far, with 494 sales and 8.4% share, ahead of the Opel Corsa (4.5%), VW Polo (4.4%), Peugeot 208 (4%), Ford Fiesta (3.9%) and Citroen C3 (3.6%), making the Top 6 entirely composed of superminis. Strong performers this month include the Suzuki Swift at #10, Ford Focus at #14, Skoda Rapid at #17, Kia Rio at #19, Peugeot 108 at #29 and Nissan Pulsar at #33.

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One year ago: Greece January 2014: Citroen C4 up to #4 in market up 15%

Full January 2015 Top 30 All-brands and Top 165 All-models below.

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