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Greece July 2015: Bailout crisis triggers return to recession at -29%

Toyota Yaris Greece July 2015The Toyota Yaris is back in command of the Greek market.

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Amidst the bailout crisis and banknote panic, the Greek new car market plunges back into recession in July at -29% year-on-year to 5.447 registrations, pulling the year-to-date gains down to just +7% at 48.589 sales. Toyota (-8%) and Peugeot (+183%) both leap 3 spots on their June brands ranking to finish July at #1 and #2 respectively, while June leader Nissan tumbles down 31% to third place, just above Suzuki up 33% to #4. Following a nationalistic buying pattern, sales of mass market German manufacturers (and those perceived as such) implode: Volkswagen (-51%), Opel (-54%), Ford (-61%), Skoda (-47%) and Seat (-57%) are hit full frontal. But it doesn’t stop there: Kia (-56%), Fiat (-62%) and Hyundai (-71%) also suffer. On the opposite, the German premium brands are for the most part unscathed, with Mercedes (+1%) and Audi (+4%) even lodging year-on-year gains while BMW is down less than the market at -22%, resulting in an improved market share year-on-year.

Suzuki Vitara Greece July 2015The Suzuki Vitara is up to #13 overall in Greece in July.

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Yaris reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date off the VW Polo despite sales down 7% year-on-year to 369. It is followed by the Peugeot 208 (+123%) and Suzuki SX4 (+347%) while the Nissan Qashqai (-47%) and Renault Clio (-11%) gain spots on June but lose ground year-on-year. Atop the ranking, the Nissan Note (+48%), Peugeot 308 (+314%) and Toyota Aygo (+170%) also go against the grain while the all-new Suzuki Vitara is up 17 ranks to a fantastic 13th place. Affordable German nameplates are the victims of the month: the Opel Corsa (-57%), VW Polo (-54%), VW Golf (-48%), Opel Astra (-47%) and Ford Fiesta (-76%) fall flat.

Previous month: Greece June 2015: Suzuki Celerio breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Greece July 2014: Hyundai i20 holds onto pole position

Full July 2015 Top 30 All-brands and Top 100 models below.

Greece July 2015 – brands:

PosBrandJul-15%/14Jun2015%/14PosPos
1Toyota64111.8%-8%45,20410.7%7%11
2Peugeot56110.3%183%53,5257.3%239%516
3Nissan5029.2%-31%14,6909.7%6%24
4Suzuki4858.9%33%62,8735.9%19%69
5Volkswagen3756.9%-51%24,5209.3%10%32
6Opel3135.7%-54%33,8157.9%-7%43
7Renault2825.2%-2%131,7323.6%16%1313
8Citroen2224.1%-14%102,6085.4%25%78
9Mercedes2214.1%1%111,8213.7%28%1111
10Audi2164.0%4%161,7853.7%14%1214
11Skoda2023.7%-43%141,6673.4%-27%1410
12Hyundai1903.5%-71%72,0304.2%-23%106
13Fiat1873.4%-62%82,1654.5%-18%85
14Volvo1613.0%-20%171,3042.7%28%1617
15Ford1412.6%-61%152,0784.3%-12%97
16BMW1412.6%-22%121,5423.2%15%1512
17Seat1352.5%-57%91,2062.5%-21%1715
18Kia1021.9%-56%181,0142.1%30%1818
19Mini981.8%-1%197351.5%49%1919
20Smart651.2%333%214901.0%367%2026
21Jeep581.1%5700%223470.7%1941%2129
22Honda380.7%-38%233140.6%-22%2322
23Chevrolet370.7%-57%203200.7%-44%2220
24Alfa Romeo170.3%-39%262050.4%-46%2421
25Mitsubishi150.3%-32%251690.3%-3%2625
26Dacia140.3%-71%242010.4%-41%2524
27Lancia130.2%-73%27900.2%-77%2723
28Lexus50.1%-17%28520.1%93%2828
29Porsche40.1%100%31150.0%67%3133
30Subaru30.1%-57%29250.1%-52%3027
31SsangYong30.1%n/a32120.0%n/a32

Greece July 2015 – models:

PosModelJul-15%/14Jun2015%/14PosFY14
1Toyota Yaris3696.8%-7%42,8305.8%12%11
2Peugeot 2082965.4%123%71,9354.0%185%418
3Suzuki SX42494.6%379%674801.0%23%3037
4Nissan Qashqai1923.5%-47%111,5553.2%26%66
5Renault Clio1873.4%-14%101,2412.6%12%710
6Opel Corsa1773.2%-57%32,1674.5%-13%32
7VW Polo1683.1%-54%12,2214.6%28%23
8Nissan Note1292.4%48%145971.2%-33%2522
9Fiat Panda1272.3%-57%51,1962.5%-2%99
10Peugeot 3081202.2%314%483630.7%190%4259
11Toyota Aygo1192.2%170%151,0202.1%60%1219
12Toyota Auris981.8%-33%368741.8%-13%1712
13Suzuki Vitara971.8%new303800.8%new39
14Citroen C3961.8%-23%171,2402.6%18%811
15Volvo V40891.6%-39%199512.0%30%1514
16Audi A3871.6%14%258171.7%19%1920
17Hyundai i20811.5%-83%138911.8%-55%164
18Skoda Citigo811.5%-38%294450.9%-16%3332
19VW Golf771.4%-48%181,1822.4%12%108
20Opel Astra771.4%-47%121,0062.1%22%1313
21Peugeot 108771.4%new217411.5%new2196
22Mercedes A-Class771.4%13%165571.1%22%2625
23Mini731.3%-14%335001.0%119%2933
24Suzuki Swift721.3%-58%289932.0%19%1415
25Kia Picanto691.3%-49%234580.9%29%3142
26BMW 1-Series671.2%-8%276151.3%1%2221
27Skoda Octavia661.2%-15%246071.2%-22%2416
28Hyundai i10641.2%-16%88121.7%296%2045
29Ford Focus621.1%5%356101.3%22%2330
30Ford Fiesta591.1%-76%221,1542.4%-26%115
31Nissan Micra571.0%-76%21,7023.5%-7%57
32Suzuki Celerio551.0%new68441.7%new18178
33Nissan Pulsar551.0%new373890.8%new37140
34Audi A1541.0%2%513750.8%36%4047
35Audi Q3521.0%2%434080.8%2%3534
36VW Passat500.9%61%473100.6%37%4656
37Jeep Renegade500.9%new393080.6%new47175
38VW Up!490.9%-68%325071.0%-28%2824
39Opel Mokka490.9%-14%403850.8%0%3835
40Citroen C4490.9%-25%553160.7%-49%4527
41Renault Twingo480.9%n/a931560.3%1318%66125
42Hyundai i30450.8%-64%543260.7%-28%4331
43Renault Captur420.8%-16%612630.5%1%5246
44Mercedes GLA410.8%173%344460.9%401%3262
45Seat Mii390.7%30%312490.5%-52%5336
46Seat Toledo390.7%-68%531490.3%-4%6966
47Skoda Rapid370.7%-60%453990.8%-34%3626
48Toyota Corolla350.6%-55%643160.7%-34%4428
49Smart Fortwo330.6%120%502440.5%132%5569
50Volvo XC60330.6%120%881070.2%57%8377
51Smart Forfour320.6%new602460.5%new54114
52Chevrolet Spark320.6%-43%382430.5%13%5649
53Seat Ibiza300.6%-74%95251.1%2%2729
54Nissan Juke300.6%50%702210.5%-7%5853
55Fiat Punto290.5%-43%422770.6%-2%5143
56Peugeot 301280.5%new651090.2%new81128
57Citroen C4 Cactus270.5%new752820.6%new49100
58Seat Leon270.5%-34%262790.6%-8%5044
59BMW 2 Series260.5%new442020.4%new62103
60Mercedes B-Class260.5%-16%871840.4%-13%6350
61Mini Countryman250.5%92%662220.5%-6%5752
62Kia Rio220.4%-68%493630.7%18%4138
63Nissan X-Trail200.4%new961120.2%new80134
64Mercedes Sprinter200.4%n/an/a220.0%n/an/a111
65BMW X1190.3%-27%592130.4%1%5951
66Mercedes C-Class190.3%-42%571550.3%-9%6754
67Nissan NV200190.3%12%681120.2%6%7988
68Mercedes V-Class180.3%new621490.3%new68154
69Volvo XC90170.3%n/an/a240.0%n/an/a203
70Peugeot 2008160.3%33%761690.3%267%6487
71Honda CR-V150.3%-32%581400.3%31%7378
72Honda Civic140.3%-50%781080.2%-47%8257
73VW Tiguan140.3%-36%90980.2%-26%8660
74Mercedes CLA130.2%-48%562030.4%-11%6148
75Volvo S60130.2%-59%691560.3%-3%6561
76Lancia Ypsilon130.2%-71%n/a900.2%-76%8839
77Citroen C-Elysée130.2%-24%84760.2%-11%9279
78Citroen C1120.2%71%204430.9%392%3476
79Suzuki Jimny120.2%71%521480.3%31%7082
80Peugeot Partner120.2%n/a97770.2%n/a91233
81Alfa Romeo Giulietta110.2%-45%1021400.3%-48%7240
82Toyota RAV4110.2%-21%n/a1180.2%20%7774
83Audi Q5110.2%38%n/a590.1%-6%n/a97
84BMW 3-Series100.2%-71%412030.4%-24%6041
85Mitsubishi ASX100.2%11%79930.2%3%8775
86Fiat 500X90.2%new711300.3%new74
87Honda Jazz90.2%-18%86660.1%-27%9891
88Volvo V6090.2%50%n/a610.1%36%103106
89Skoda Fabia90.2%-55%94450.1%-72%n/a63
90Fiat 50080.1%-92%463070.6%-62%4817
91Dacia Duster80.1%-62%731400.3%-41%7155
92Ford Ka80.1%-71%921220.3%-10%7664
93Peugeot 300880.1%n/an/a700.1%n/a96116
94Citroen DS380.1%-11%n/a600.1%-32%10783
95Jeep Wrangler80.1%n/an/a190.0%n/an/a167
96Kia Cee’d70.1%-67%951280.3%24%7571
97Opel Vivaro70.1%133%81990.2%16%85101
98BMW X370.1%-53%82860.2%26%8981
99Toyota Avensis70.1%-30%n/a370.1%-27%n/a104
100Fiat Doblo60.1%-70%77820.2%-11%9085
101Alfa Romeo Mi.To60.1%-25%n/a640.1%-40%10165
102Citroen C4 Picasso60.1%-40%n/a600.1%82%105113
103Dacia Sandero60.1%-79%n/a600.1%-43%10684
104BMW X460.1%new100540.1%newn/a126
105Ford Kuga60.1%-50%n/a530.1%-30%n/a95

Source: SEAA

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