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Israel July 2015: Sportage and Picanto on top, lift Kia to #1 brand

Kia Sportage Israel July 2015The Kia Sportage posts a fourth consecutive month atop the Israeli sales charts.

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New car sales in Israel are up 27% on a low base in July 2014 to 23.486 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 167.393 units, up 9% on 2014. Nothing seems to stop Kia this year: after topping the brands ranking in March and April, it does so again this month, and with a large margin with sales up 62% year-on-year to 3.527 and 15% share, vs. 2.818 and 12% (+28%) for Toyota and 2.800 and 11.9% (-1%) for Hyundai. The Sportage is the best-selling model in the country for the 4th consecutive time thanks to 1.338 sales and 5.7% share and the Picanto is up one spot to overtake the Toyota Corolla and make it a Kia 1-2 at 1.113 units and 4.7%. Hyundai is still #1 year-to-date but just: at 21.861 sales and 13.1% (+4%) vs. 21.348 and 12.8% (+33%) for Kia.

Skoda Fabia Israel July 2015The new Fabia helps push Skoda up to #4 brand in Israel.

Other great performers in Israel this month include (in sales order) Skoda up two spots to #4, Mitsubishi (+55%), Nissan (+84%), Volkswagen (+44%), Peugeot (+90%), Subaru (+68%), Citroen (+60%), Opel (+40%), Mercedes (+105%), Audi (+49%), BMW (+62%) and Lexus (+99%). A long list indeed! Back to the models ranking where the Toyota Corolla remains in the year-to-date lead despite sales down 12% to 8.242 units. The Hyundai i35 (aka Elantra) and i10 round up the Top 5, while the Nissan Micra is up 10 spots on June to #8, the Toyota Yaris up 7 to #9, the Toyota Auris up 42 to #11, the Kia Forte up 16 to #13 and the Skoda Fabia up 10 to #14.

Previous month: Israel June 2015: Toyota Corolla catches up to Kia Sportage

One year ago: Israel July 2014: Toyota Corolla back to #1, Suzuki SX4 up

Full July 2015 Top 40 All-brands and Top 233 All-models below.

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