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Israel August 2015: Kia now #1 year-to-date, Picanto & Sportage on top

Kia Picanto Israel August 2015. Picture courtesy cartube.co.ilThe Kia Picanto is the best-selling car in Israel this month.

* See the Top 40 All-brands and Top 236 All-models by clicking on the title *

The Israeli new car market is up 16% in August on a low basis a year ago to 21.240 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 188.633 units, up 9% on 2014. We witness a momentous change of guard in the brands ranking: thanks to sales up 17% to 3.023 and 14.2% share, Kia takes the year-to-date lead at 24.371 units and 12.9% (+31%), overtaking sister company Hyundai (down to #3 this month) at 24.039 and 12.7% (+3%), Toyota is up 25% in 2nd place, Mitsubishi up 27% at #5, Nissan up 130% to #7, Volkswagen up 27% to #8 and Peugeot up a whopping 244% to #9 vs. #15 year-to-date. Notice also Citroen (+156%), Subaru (+110%), Audi (+63%) and Fiat (+60%).

Mitsubishi Attrage Israel August 2015. Picture courtesy auto.co.ilMitsubishi Attrage

Like in July, the two best-selling models in Israel are Kias this month, albeit in a different order: the Picanto is the most popular at 1.199 units and 5.6% above the Sportage at 971 and 4.6% with the Toyota Corolla rounding up the podium at 946 sales and 4.5%. Year-to-date, the Corolla (9.188) is now threatened on its throne by the Picanto (9.048) while the Sportage is up a spectacular 221% year-on-year to 8.008 deliveries. The Mitsubishi Attrage surges 11 spots on July to #4 overall with 764 sales, mostly to rental companies.

Peugeot 301 Israel August 2015. Picture courtesy gear.co.ilPeugeot 301

Notice also the Nissan Micra up to #7 vs. #14 year-to-date, the Peugeot 301 up 23 ranks to #14 and 405 sales (here too mostly rentals) vs. 48 YTD (+111%), the VW Golf up to #18 vs. #40 and the Subaru XV up 29 spots to #24. Among recent launches, the Citroen C4 Cactus is up 19 ranks to #48, the Fiat 500X is up 60 spots to break into the Top 50 for the first time at #49 and the Dacia Lodgy is up 92 to #58.

Highest private sales ratios by segment – Israel January to August 2015:

sales-1-8-2015Source: Yediot/ynet.co.il – Udi Atzion

Finally, thanks to our correspondent in Israel at www.cartube.co.il we can now understand the specificities of the Israeli new car market and the “sudden death” of a few nameplates such as the Ford Focus. Fleet sales are estimated to account for roughly 50% of the entire market, this ratio climbing to 60-70% in the C segment. Above we can see most crossovers have a healthy private sales ratio, led by the Citroen C4 Cactus (92%), Toyota RAV4 (90%) and Nissan Juke (90%), with the VW Polo (96%) and Suzuki Swift (95%) leading the a-b segments. On the contrary in the c segment private sales are clearly weaker with only the VW Golf (92%), Seat Leon (70%) and Honda Civic (67%) above the symbolic 50% mark. The Hyundai i25 (15%), Opel Astra (10%), Peugeot 301 (7%) and Mitsubishi Attrage (5%) are almost fleet-only.

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

One year ago: Israel August 2014: Hyundai i10 in Top 5, Mitsubishi Attrage in Top 10

Full August 2015 Top 40 All-brands and Top 236 All-models below.

Israel August 2015 – brands:

PosBrandAug-15%/14Jul2015%/14PosFY14
1Kia3,02314.2%17%124,37112.9%31%13
2Toyota2,55112.0%25%221,48811.4%9%32
3Hyundai2,17810.3%-3%324,03912.7%3%21
4Mazda1,4626.9%-8%613,0296.9%-1%44
5Mitsubishi1,3506.4%27%511,9276.3%31%57
6Skoda1,2646.0%-1%411,7286.2%14%65
7Nissan1,1585.5%130%78,5274.5%26%89
8Volkswagen9334.4%27%85,1622.7%-2%1313
9Peugeot8644.1%244%114,3152.3%39%1518
10Renault7313.4%37%106,0863.2%3%1010
11Suzuki6293.0%-43%99,2544.9%-6%76
12Citroen6062.9%156%144,3592.3%30%1415
13Chevrolet5662.7%-38%125,3922.9%-40%128
14Subaru5262.5%110%135,4702.9%84%1116
15Seat3761.8%-5%156,1193.2%48%914
16Fiat3651.7%60%183,2261.7%8%1819
17Honda3511.7%-30%174,1562.2%-34%1611
18Audi3141.5%63%202,7641.5%26%1920
19Opel2981.4%-3%163,7622.0%18%1717
20Ford2771.3%-14%231,6370.9%-77%2312
21Dacia2631.2%new221,7840.9%new2245
22Mercedes2321.1%-6%192,2111.2%38%2021
23Isuzu1820.9%112%251,1390.6%22%2423
24BMW1780.8%-3%211,9941.1%57%2122
25Lexus1140.5%46%241,1140.6%41%2524
26Volvo830.4%0%267550.4%6%2625
27Mini600.3%28%304720.3%62%2828
28MG570.3%n/a282470.1%n/a3244
29Jeep470.2%-20%275410.3%19%2726
30Alfa Romeo450.2%25%293750.2%10%2927
31Infiniti420.2%133%323250.2%253%3033
32SsangYong220.1%22%311770.1%-34%3330
33Cadillac200.1%-31%332590.1%-18%3129
34Land Rover180.1%-31%351230.1%-1%3431
35Maserati160.1%n/a220.0%144%3942
36Chrysler130.1%-7%341080.1%-16%3532
37Jaguar90.0%800%37480.0%7%3636
38Porsche60.0%0%36420.0%8%3737
39Dodge50.0%-17%39200.0%-57%4135
40Abarth30.0%0%38380.0%12%3838

Israel August 2015 – models:

PosModelAug-15%Jul2015%/14PosFY14
1Kia Picanto1,1995.6%29,0484.8%18%22
2Kia Sportage9714.6%18,0084.2%221%319
3Toyota Corolla9464.5%39,1884.9%-12%11
4Mitsubishi Attrage7643.6%154,4782.4%90%914
5Mazda36653.1%76,2993.3%-5%43
6Hyundai i356002.8%45,5763.0%33%75
7Nissan Micra5712.7%83,3501.8%10%1413
8Hyundai i105042.4%55,8373.1%48%56
9Suzuki SX44772.2%104,5552.4%-23%822
10Skoda Octavia4652.2%65,5793.0%16%64
11Toyota Auris4532.1%112,6861.4%61%1727
12Hyundai i254202.0%124,1892.2%18%1012
13Toyota Yaris4101.9%93,7262.0%70%1124
14Peugeot 3014051.9%371,1020.6%111%4781
15Mazda CX-53511.7%412,2621.2%-24%2217
16Skoda Fabia3401.6%141,6110.9%73%3353
17Renault Fluence3391.6%252,1621.1%-17%2316
18VW Golf3251.5%341,2440.7%3%4041
19Hyundai i203181.5%192,4831.3%-45%207
20Honda Civic2641.2%202,5241.3%-1%1923
21Kia Cee’d2551.2%321,9601.0%44%2738
22Nissan Qashqai2521.2%311,8231.0%28%3137
23Mazda22471.2%292,9141.5%82%1532
24Subaru XV2281.1%531,5100.8%n/a3754
25Citroen Berlingo2271.1%351,5610.8%49%3548
26Skoda Rapid2191.0%561,9961.1%1%2628
27Kia Forte2111.0%131,9361.0%-15%2821
28Toyota RAV42000.9%301,2330.7%22%4150
29Seat Leon1930.9%281,8541.0%83%3052
30Peugeot 2081900.9%381,0240.5%22%5056
31Renault Kangoo1840.9%369180.5%28%5360
32Isuzu D-Max1820.9%461,1390.6%22%4446
33Mitsubishi Lancer1760.8%221,2140.6%204%4290
34Kia Rio1750.8%182,3381.2%-34%2110
35Ford Fiesta1740.8%947870.4%-40%6247
36Toyota Verso1710.8%261,8051.0%91%3245
37Chevrolet Cruze1690.8%241,1250.6%-43%4529
38Kia Sorento1630.8%2066090.3%-11%7263
39Hyundai ix351620.8%232,8881.5%37%1626
40VW Polo1580.7%447570.4%-18%6451
41Mitsubishi Space Star1520.7%272,1361.1%-26%2418
42Mitsubishi Outlander1480.7%163,4791.8%18%1315
43Toyota Land Cruiser1440.7%549230.5%60%5269
44VW Passat1440.7%484190.2%82%93117
45Mazda61360.6%421,0950.6%-28%4840
46Skoda Yeti1270.6%408860.5%26%5562
47Renault Clio1230.6%431,6040.9%26%3436
48Citroen C4 Cactus1210.6%672060.1%-5%135275
49Fiat 500X1190.6%1091640.1%257%148
50Nissan Juke1140.5%511,3130.7%-26%3930
51Toyota Prius1140.5%598050.4%3%5657
52Chevrolet Trax1110.5%529920.5%-43%5133
53VW Jetta1060.5%451,3470.7%24%3843
54Hyundai Santa Fe1060.5%727910.4%23%6073
55Seat Toledo1030.5%1044550.2%-26%8767
56Peugeot 3081020.5%507470.4%1919%65144
57Subaru Impreza990.5%172,5641.4%16%1839
58Dacia Lodgy990.5%1503680.2%new104
59Subaru Legacy980.5%795700.3%226%75134
60Suzuki Swift970.5%607900.4%-12%6155
61Citroen C4 Picasso960.5%558030.4%432%5896
62Subaru Forester930.4%578050.4%42%5768
63Opel Mokka890.4%684700.2%518%82158
64Opel Astra860.4%211,5450.8%-19%3631
65Nissan Almera840.4%491,1080.6%new46
66Mitsubishi L200820.4%1603120.2%-7%109100
67Fiat 500800.4%471,0720.6%-9%4944
68Dacia Duster800.4%667820.4%new63269
69Citroen Jumpy790.4%804900.3%47%79102
70Audi A4760.4%1222900.2%34%115125
71Fiat Ducato730.3%656180.3%3%7066
72Seat Ibiza660.3%333,6041.9%65%1220
73Honda CR-V650.3%616020.3%-3%7370
74Mazda5630.3%704590.2%0%8582
75VW Tiguan620.3%1061850.1%0%142122
76Mini600.3%1084720.3%62%8193
77Dacia Sandero580.3%814070.2%new97284
78Audi A3570.3%916500.3%-3%6874
79MG350570.3%992470.1%n/a123260
80Renault Megane560.3%855330.3%13%7771
81Peugeot 107560.3%1004580.2%17%8697
82Mercedes CLA560.3%863460.2%170%106147
83Chevrolet Spark540.3%767980.4%-57%5934
84Nissan Navara540.3%170860.0%48%178170
85Skoda Citigo510.2%395900.3%4%7464
86Chevrolet Captiva510.2%1283810.2%-17%10186
87Lexus NX510.2%883760.2%new102276
88Fiat Doblo480.2%827250.4%144%66101
89VW Transporter480.2%734240.2%-22%9177
90VW Caddy470.2%834600.2%-6%8483
91Audi Q3460.2%754830.3%35%80107
92Mercedes C-Class460.2%984170.2%49%95111
93Chevrolet Malibu450.2%974190.2%-27%9476
94Chevrolet Sonic430.2%1106220.3%-41%6942
95Toyota Prius+420.2%964230.2%-5%9287
96Suzuki Jimny410.2%874140.2%n/a96283
97Opel Corsa400.2%589140.5%29%5461
98Peugeot 3008400.2%1031620.1%53%149166
99Chevrolet Traverse380.2%1113690.2%3%10395
100Ford Transit370.2%174820.0%204%180199
101BMW 3 Series360.2%1164620.2%9%8389
102Audi Q5360.2%1204000.2%25%98109
103Citroen C1350.2%954000.2%138%99124
104Alfa Romeo Giulietta350.2%1132700.1%7%121106
105Toyota Camry350.2%692020.1%-9%137108
106Audi A1340.2%1273840.2%74%100120
107Lexus IS340.2%1012760.1%-18%118104
108Nissan NV200330.2%1172190.1%-11%131129
109Toyota Avensis330.2%1621610.1%-23%150121
110Skoda Roomster320.2%1434500.2%1%8872
111Hyundai i30300.1%711,8751.0%-52%298
112Skoda Superb300.1%846160.3%-27%7158
113Nissan Altima300.1%1232360.1%774%125171
114Chevrolet Savana300.1%1641240.1%5%161140
115Peugeot 508290.1%1051700.1%-11%147133
116Audi Q7290.1%1611300.1%100%160187
117Volvo S60280.1%923670.2%-1%10592
118Mitsubishi Pajero280.1%1123090.2%98%110136
119Opel Adam280.1%1532250.1%1775%129228
120Hyundai H-1280.1%1382120.1%40%134141
121VW Beetle280.1%2121240.1%103%162175
122Fiat Fiorino270.1%784260.2%-27%9079
123Dacia Dokker260.1%1152270.1%new127
124Kia Carens260.1%1021840.1%7%143132
125Citroen C3 Picasso250.1%775030.3%-6%7884
126Ford Explorer240.1%1311970.1%-1%139127
127Mercedes A-Class230.1%1372780.1%13%117119
128Mercedes E-Class230.1%1332640.1%-1%122116
129Mercedes GLA230.1%1142270.1%440%128192
130Peugeot 2008220.1%644360.2%-23%8978
131BMW 1 Series220.1%1353190.2%34%108118
132Jeep Grand Cherokee220.1%1212950.2%-11%11498
133Chevrolet Impala220.1%1262710.1%-20%12094
134Infiniti Q50220.1%1292000.1%new138237
135Ford Kuga220.1%149960.1%-58%173126
136Honda Accord210.1%892980.2%-34%11288
137BMW X3210.1%1571920.1%73%140152
138Kia Soul200.1%1412360.1%-24%12691
139Opel Insignia200.1%1552060.1%-27%136110
140BMW X4200.1%1471400.1%new158229
141Opel Meriva190.1%1242980.2%326%113138
142Lexus CT180.1%1072400.1%27%124128
143Peugeot Boxer170.1%1521120.1%93%167191
144Citroen C4150.1%1182130.1%-1%133123
145BMW 4 Series150.1%1541600.1%63%151167
146Renault Master150.1%1721160.1%-12%166150
147Jeep Cherokee150.1%1631120.1%new168225
148Mercedes Vito150.1%142870.0%-8%176157
149Volvo S80150.1%184760.0%25%182181
150BMW 5 Series140.1%932240.1%129%130165
151Seat Mii140.1%1191780.1%-35%144112
152Volvo XC60140.1%1391710.1%13%146135
153Fiat Panda140.1%1461520.1%21%152139
154Volvo V40140.1%1581200.1%21%165162
155Ford S-Max/Galaxy130.1%742800.1%-20%11699
156Suzuki Grand Vitara120.1%903010.2%9%111105
157Mercedes M-Class120.1%1561880.1%8%141137
158BMW X6120.1%159840.0%50%179189
159Mercedes Sprinter 313/316/319120.1%178670.0%22%185183
160Nissan Note110.1%1442170.1%136%132143
161BMW 2 Series110.1%176870.0%102%177193
162Volvo XC90110.1%196200.0%567%219267
163Cadillac SRX100.0%1401510.1%-15%155131
164SsangYong Rodius100.0%1251030.1%-40%170142
165Alfa Romeo MiTo100.0%1811010.1%17%171172
166Dodge Grand Voyager100.0%1481000.1%-14%172153
167Jeep Wrangler100.0%173940.0%1%174160
168Infiniti QX70100.0%214530.0%5200%191265
169Hyundai Veloster90.0%1451520.1%-40%153113
170Audi A590.0%1971060.1%121%169188
171BMW X190.0%177740.0%289%184205
172Mercedes S-Class80.0%1301770.1%64%145168
173Renault Scenic80.0%631520.1%700%154207
174Audi A680.0%1681210.1%21%164169
175Opel Zafira80.0%165760.0%-39%183161
176Range Rover80.0%188640.0%-2%188174
177Cadillac ATS80.0%186480.0%-65%196148
178Opel Vivaro80.0%167290.0%142%213234
179Jaguar XE80.0%205120.0%new233
180VW Up70.0%1711330.1%5%159130
181Lexus RX70.0%1511230.1%8%163155
182Audi SQ570.0%175430.0%new204
183SsangYong Actyon70.0%220.0%-15%218204
184BMW X560.0%1341480.1%54%157164
185Land Rover Discovery60.0%202440.0%-23%203179
186BMW 7 Series60.0%187360.0%6%210198
187Audi A750.0%199520.0%2%192195
188Renault Trafic50.0%169520.0%-50%193151
189SsangYong Rexton50.0%166520.0%-25%194177
190Audi A850.0%200470.0%0%198201
191Mercedes B-Class50.0%179420.0%35%205209
192Dodge Journey50.0%203200.0%-57%220194
193Citroen C340.0%198670.0%-45%186154
194BMW 6 Series40.0%194390.0%95%208214
195Chevrolet Orlando30.0%1802730.1%-49%11975
196Kia Optima30.0%192510.0%-37%195173
197Mercedes CLS30.0%193480.0%129%197222
198Fiat 500L30.0%213470.0%4%199190
199Fiat Abarth 50030.0%225470.0%57%200206
200VW Scirocco30.0%195190.0%-64%223180
201Infiniti Q7030.0%219130.0%1200%232270
202Chrysler 300C30.0%80.0%-33%240233
203Suzuki Alto20.0%622,0051.1%6%2525
204Lexus GS20.0%183670.0%-47%187149
205Cadillac CTS20.0%185600.0%new189240
206Peugeot 500820.0%189450.0%-62%202163
207Mercedes GLK20.0%216320.0%-54%212182
208Citroen C-Elysée20.0%226230.0%-96%21785
209VW Crafter20.0%180.0%20%224223
210Infiniti QX5020.0%160.0%new226
211Mercedes GL-Class20.0%218160.0%-20%227227
212VW Touareg20.0%227160.0%-52%228203
213Land Rover Discovery Sport20.0%220120.0%new234
214Porsche Boxster20.0%40.0%-50%250242
215Range Rover Evoque20.0%30.0%n/a254
216Renault Captur10.0%2115490.3%1%7665
217Ford Edge10.0%2071510.1%-37%156114
218Nissan Maxima10.0%132910.0%810%175208
219Citroen C510.0%182780.0%-42%181156
220Honda Insight10.0%580.0%-94%19049
221Audi S310.0%201410.0%-21%206196
222Hyundai i4010.0%370.0%-43%209184
223Lexus LS10.0%190280.0%115%215238
224Jaguar XJ10.0%217200.0%-9%221219
225Citroen DS310.0%140.0%-30%230221
226Porsche Cayenne10.0%209140.0%17%231236
227Fiat Punto10.0%204110.0%-93%235146
228Porsche Macan10.0%222110.0%175%236251
229VW Touran10.0%100.0%-47%238215
230Mercedes SLK10.0%70.0%17%241247
231Porsche Carrera10.0%22370.0%40%242255
232Subaru BRZ10.0%22970.0%-53%243230
233Porsche Panamera10.0%60.0%-40%246243
234Lexus RC-F10.0%21050.0%new248
235Audi S110.0%30.0%new255
236Nissan Leaf10.0%22430.0%0%256252

Source: www.cartube.co.il

This Post Has 3 Comments
    1. Dear Alice – apologies for the delay in responding to you. We have done some research and the explanation is rather simple: a large majority of Ford sales in Israel are done to fleet, and the new generation Focus has not reached the Israeli market yet, therefore fleet sales have all but stopped. They may resume when new models are launched later in the year / early next year although no launch date has been set yet.
      We hope this answers your query.
      All the best,
      Matt

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