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Israel May 2017: Kia leads again, Toyota up 29% in market down 2.5%

Kia Sportage Israel May 2016. Picture courtesy is the #1 manufacturer in Israel for the 2nd month running. Picture 4× 

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Thanks to our partnership with, we can share with you today brands data for Israel in May. The Israeli new car market is down slightly this month at -2.5% to 24.878 registrations, allowing the year-to-date tally to remain in positive at +2.9% to 143.060 units. Kia is the best-selling manufacturer for the second month running despite sales down 10% year-on-year to 13.4% share. Toyota delivers one of the best performances of the month with deliveries up 29% to 13% share in 2nd place, overtaking Hyundai down a harsh 19% to 12.4%. Hyundai however remains in the year-to-date lead with 14.7% share above Kia (12.6%) and Toyota (11%). Below, Mazda (+17%), Suzuki (+39%) and Honda (+38%) all brilliantly post double-digit gains within the Top 10. Notice also Audi (+26%), Jeep (+85%) and Cadillac (+144%) delivering significant year-on-year improvements.

Previous month: Israel April 2017: Kia snaps top spot in market down 15%

One year ago: Israel May 2016: Hyundai and Kia dominate in market up 22%

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