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Israel September 2017: Kia Picanto snaps YTD lead, Hyundai Ioniq shines

The Kia Picanto is now Israel’s best-seller in 2017. Picture 

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Thanks to our partnership with, we can share with you September data for Israel. As for every quarter, complete data is also available this month. Israeli new car sales are down a harsh 19.6% year-on-year to 19.990 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 2.8% to 238.148 registrations. Market leaders Kia (-29%) and Hyundai (-38%) implode but remain on top while Toyota does slightly better than the market at -18% to 10.5% share. Reversely, Skoda (-3%), Suzuki (-7%) and more impressively Mazda (+8%), Nissan (+13%) and Citroen (+52%) go against the grain and gain market share vs. September 2016. Further down, Peugeot (+3%), Honda (+3%), Lexus (+3%), BMW (+5%), Mini (+8%), Subaru (+9%), Audi (+11%), Infiniti (+32%), Alfa Romeo (+81%) and Cadillac (+157%) are just about the only carmakers registering a year-on-year gin this month. Chevrolet (-38%), Seat (-49%), Mitsubishi (-58%), Jaguar (-62%) and Ssangyong (-66%) are hit the hardest.

The Hyundai Ioniq was the best-selling nameplate in Israel in July. Picture

Model-wise, the Kia Picanto (-16%) snaps the overall YTD pole position off the Kia Sportage but the two nameplates are separated by just 63 sales after 9 months and both hold 4.2% of the Israeli market. The Hyundai Tucson (-17%), Toyota Corolla (-11%), Skoda Octavia (-5%) and Mitsubishi Outlander (-30%) hold onto their H1 respective rankings while the Hyundai Ioniq steps up to 7th place overall thanks to a fantastic pole position in July. Notice also the Renault Clio up 101% to #10, the Toyota C-HR up to #16, the Kia Niro up to #21, the Suzuki Baleno up 140% to #22 and the Peugeot 3008 up 496% to #44. Among other recent launches, the Suzuki Ignis leaps up to #47 from #69 in H1, the Skoda Kodiaq goes from #181 to #56 and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio from #259 to #208.

Previous month: Israel August 2017: Kia back in charge in market down 12%

One year ago: Israel September 2016: Kia Sportage triumphs

Full September 2017 Top 40 All-brands, July, August, September and YTD Top 295 All-models below.

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