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Greece August 2018: Volkswagen up 250% on pre-WLTP sales

VW Tiguan sales are up 517% year-on-year in Greece in August.

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New car sales in Greece soar 50.3% year-on-year in August to 7.718 registrations, lifting the year-to-date volume up 23.8% to 79.154. Like last month, Volkswagen sales (+250%!) are artificially lifted up by non WLTP-compliant stock clearances to 13.7% share vs. 9.3% so far this year. Toyota (+32%) follows with a much healthier result while Nissan (+182%), Hyundai (+98%), Audi (+94%) and Skoda (+84%) all get caught in pre-WLTP fever in the remainder of the Top 10 with Kia (+168%) and Mitsubishi (+150%) also boosted up further down the ranking. The Toyota Yaris (+28%) resists all WLTP pushes to hold onto its traditional top spot, with the Nissan Qashqai (+206%), VW Polo (+182%), Skoda Fabia (+321%) and VW Tiguan (+517%) all getting artificial boosts in the remainder of the Top 5. The VW Golf (+238%), Hyundai i20 (+85%) and Fiat Panda (+71%) also post extravagant gains in the Top 10 while the VW T-Roc (#19) tops recent launches ahead of the Citroen C3 Aircross (#28), Kia Stonic (#37) and Volvo XC40 (#39).

Previous month: Greece July 2018: Volkswagen surges 87% thanks to stock-clearing program

One year ago: Greece August 2017: Market continues to shine at +23%

Full August 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 185 All-models below.

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