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Israel March 2016: Hyundai Tucson leaps to 2nd place overall

The Hyundai Tucson sells 4.105 units in 3 months in Israel

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Thanks to a partnership with we can update you today on models data for the Israeli new car market, now a quarterly occurrence. But first to the brands ranking: in a market up 16% year-on-year in March (28.537) and up 13% year-to-date (90.607), Hyundai cements its newfound leadership thanks to sales up a whopping 42% this month to 4.423 units. Sister brand Kia (+1%) follows at 3.306 with Toyota (+10%) rounding up the podium at 3.153. Outstanding performance of Skoda in 4th place (+61%), with Mazda (+24%), Peugeot (+214%), Volkswagen (+93%), Ford (+273%), Mercedes (+58%), Audi (+50%) and Dacia (+61%) also performing very strongly.

Looking into the models ranking, we discover the main reason behind Hyundai’s access to the brands pole position: the all-new Tucson is an instant blockbuster here, as it has been the case in a growing number of markets. At 4.105 units in just three months, it outsells all nameplates in the country bar one: the Kia Picanto (4.693), and manages to overtake a perennial best-seller, the Toyota Corolla (3.697). The Kia Sportage, also boosted by a new generation, is up 55% to 4th place. Notice also the Mitsubishi Outlander (+48%), Skoda Rapid (+54%), Suzuki SX4 (+73%) and Skoda Fabia (+391%) delivering spectacular gains.

Previous month: Israel February 2016: Hyundai leads again but Kia catches up

One year ago: Israel March 2015: Kia #1, places Picanto two units below Corolla

Full March 2016 Top 43 All-brands and Top 265 All-models below.

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