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As one year ago, political trouble had sunk the Turkish new car market down 30%, it logically rebounds back this month, up 41% to 82.297 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains in negative territory at 483.455 units, down 3% on the same period a year ago. These figures include light commercials. Market leader Renault surges 86% to 14.1% share and Fiat is up 81% to 13.1%, distancing Ford up 53% to 11.8%. In contrast, Volkswagen only manages a meagre 3% improvement to 11.4% share. Toyota (+52%), Dacia (+53%), Mercedes (+64%) and Nissan (+101%) all frankly beat the market among the 11 best-selling brands. Further down, Honda (+82%), Suzuki (+91%), Volvo (+112%) and Jeep (+100%) are all either doubling or close to doubling their sales year-on-year.
Model-wise, the two best-selling nameplates YTD reclaim their position this month: the Fiat Egea remains the most popular vehicle in the country, even improving by 108% year-on-year to 5.6% share, while the Renault Megane continues to be boosted (7-fold!) by the new sedan version to 5% market share. The Ford Courier (+50%), Toyota Corolla (+41%) and Opel Astra (+28%) round up the Top 5. Stunning 189% improvement for the Renault Clio, with the Fiat Fiorino (+90%), Dacia Sandero (+98%), Nissan Qashqai (+117%) and Honda Civic (+239%) also sporting extravagant gains. The Toyota C-HR (#35) is once again and by far the most popular newcomer, followed by the Skoda Kodiaq (#78), Seat Ateca (#90), Opel Crossland X (#95) and Audi Q2 (#100).
Previous month: Turkey June 2017: Renault and Fiat Egea hold onto leading spots
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