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Israel March 2018: Hyundai Ioniq snaps world-first pole position

The Hyundai Ioniq is the best-selling vehicle in Israel so far in 2018.

* See the Top 40 All-brands and Top 267 All-models by clicking on the title *

Thanks to our partnership with, we can share with you today Israeli March brands data as well as complete models data for Q1 and every month so far in 2018. In March, new car sales in Israel are up 3.1% year-on-year to 29.037, yet the Q1 volume is down 4.4% to 94.340 units. Hyundai (+15%) reclaims the brands pole position it also holds YTD, overtaking Kia (+15%) and Toyota (+5%). Nissan (+4%), Skoda (+5%) and Mazda (+22%) follow but Suzuki (-12%) struggles at #7 while Seat (+3%) is up three spots on February to #10. Further down, Volvo (+133%), Isuzu (+114%), Cadillac (+23%) and Mercedes (+14%) shine while Chinese MG reappears in the Israeli sales charts at #34 thanks to the launch of the ZS crossover.

There’s a big surprise atop the Q1 models ranking: the Hyundai Ioniq snaps the pole position thanks to deliveries up 121% year-on-year, making Israel the first country in the world to crown this nameplate. The Hyundai Tucson (-9%) and Kia Sportage (-20%) rounds up the podium ahead of the Kia Picanto (-22%) and Hyundai i10 (+5%), making the Top Five 100% Korean. The Renault Clio (+98%) and Kia Niro (+202%) blast into the Top 10 with the Toyota C-HR (+90%) just outside at #11. The Mitsubishi ASX leads recent launches (<12 months) at #22, followed by the Suzuki Ignis (#35), Skoda Kodiaq (#36), Hyundai Kona (#57) and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#83).

Previous month: Israel February 2018: Kia #1, Toyota up 61% in market up 3.9%

One year ago: Israel March 2017: Hyundai Ioniq just outside Top 10

Full March 2018 Top 40 All-brands and Q1 2018 Top 267 All-models (incl. each month data) below.

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