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Israel June 2015: Toyota Corolla catches up to Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage Israel June 2015The Kia Sportage is #1 in Israel for the third consecutive month.

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Robust result for Israeli new car sales in June, up 10% year-on-year to 25.467 units which brings the year-to-date tally halfway through 2015 to 143.907 registrations, up 6% on 2014. Hyundai remains the most popular manufacturer in the country, evolving like the market at +10% to 3.614 units and 14.2%, ahead of Kia at 12.9% (+15%) and Toyota at 9.5% (+3%). Mitsubishi (+66%) and Suzuki (+55%) lodge spectacular gains and both overtake Skoda (+10%) while Mazda is down 24% to 7th place. Notice also Mercedes (+69%), Seat (+72%), Peugeot (+84%), Lexus (+85%) and Subaru (+102%) all frankly outperforming the market this month.

Mitsubishi Attrage Israel June 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrivia.comThe Mitsubishi Attrage ranks 6th in Israel this month (Thai model shown)

The Kia Sportage is the best-selling vehicle in Israel for the third month running thanks to 1.256 sales for a strong 4.9% market share, however it remains #3 year-to-date (5.699 units, +250% on 2014) and this month its advantage over the #2, the Toyota Corolla, is a mere 16 units. The Corolla still reigns supreme so far in 2015 despite sales down 12% year-on-year to 7.302 in six months. The Kia Picanto (#3 in June, #2 year-to-date) makes it two Kias on the Israeli podium. Other great June performers include the Mazda3 back up 4 spots on last month to #4, the Mitsubishi Attrage up 26 to #6, Mitsubishi Outlander up 7 to #7, Peugeot 301 up 155 to #17 and the Mitsubishi Lancer up 49 to #19.

Previous month: Israel May 2015: Kia Sportage repeats pole position

One year ago: Israel June 2014: Kia Picanto ends 10 months of Toyota Corolla domination

Full June 2015 Top 40 All-brands and Top 240 All-models below.

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