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Greece May 2018: Fiat and Panda in control

Fiat is up 55% to #1 brand and the Panda is up 97% to #1 model in May in Greece.

* See the Top 33 All-brands and Top 192 All-models by clicking on the title *

Another very satisfying surge for new car sales in Greece, up 16.9% year-on-year in May to 12.467 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is now up 23.7% to 49.741. This marks a full year of double-digit monthly gains: no interruption since June 2017. Fiat brilliantly snaps the brands pole position thanks to a stunning 55% year-on-year gain to 11.3% share, now ranking 5th YTD. The YTD podium follows: Toyota (-8%) in difficulty, Peugeot (+10%) and Volkswagen (-6%) also struggling. Renault (+99%), Citroen (+36%), Opel (+21%) and Hyundai (+20%) also shine in the Top 10 while further down Kia (+348%), Jaguar (+250%), Dacia (+177%), Porsche (+117%), Jeep (+107%), Mini (+91%), Smart (+39%) and Ford (+35%) also make themselves noticed.

Justifying the brand’s surge, the Fiat Panda almost doubles its sales year-on-year (+97%) and gains three spots on April to take the lead of the Greek models ranking for the first time in over 5 years, since March 2013. Up one rank on last month to #2, the Toyota Yaris (+16%) consolidates its YTD leadership just as its direct followers, the Peugeot 208 (+1%) falls down to #7 for May. The Opel Corsa (+37%), Renault Clio (+75%), VW Polo (-6%), Citroen C3 (+19%), Hyundai i20 (+63%), Kia Picanto (+948%), Hyundai i10 (-16%) and Nissan Micra (-39%) mean the entire Top 11 models is composed of minis or superminis. The Fiat Tipo (+7%) and Nissan Qashqai (-9%) are the best-selling larger cars at #12 and #13 respectively. The VW T-Roc (#36) and Skoda Karoq (#38) top recent launches.

Previous month: Greece April 2018: VW Polo takes the lead in market up 24.2%

One year ago: Greece May 2017: VW Polo takes lead in market down 21%

Full May 2018 Top 33 All-brands and Top 192 All-models below.

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