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Turkey August 2018: Honda Civic best-seller in market down 52.6%

The Honda Civic is the best-selling car in Turkey for the first time.

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The crisis is deepening in Turkey: after a 14.8% drop in May, 39% in June and 35.9% in July, light vehicle sales freefall 52.6% year-on-year in August to just 34.346 units. That’s 43.7% below the August monthly average over the last decade at 60.951. Passenger cars fall 50.9% to 26.976 while light commercials sink 58.2% to 7.370 sales. The year-to-date volume is now down 20.8% to 440.428 vehicles. Renault (-59%) remains in the brands lead at 11.9% vs. 14.4% YTD despite falling faster than the market. The French carmaker distances Ford (-51%) marching the market fall, whereas Volkswagen (-62%) and Fiat (-69%) totally implode. In the Top 18, Honda (+15%) is the only carmaker in positive while Seat (-16%), Toyota (-21%) and Audi (-30%) improve their share thanks to relatively limited falls in context. Further down, DS (+6300%), Porsche (+103%), Mitsubishi (+44%) and Volvo (+10%) are the only manufacturers in positive.

The Turkish models ranking has a shining new leader: the Honda Civic (+40%) is the only nameplate in positive in the Top 30 (!) and snaps its very first monthly win, eclipsing its previous best of #4 established just last June. The Renault Megane (-46%) and Toyota Corolla (-5%) are back up one spot each on July to #2 and #3 respectively. The Fiat Egea (-65%) is hit hard, falling three ranks on last month to #4 and sees the gap separating it from the Renault Megane and the #1 YTD grow to 261 units. In the remainder of the Top 10, the Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier (-26%), Opel Astra (-34%), Nissan Qashqai (-40%), Ford Focus (-45%), VW Passat (-47%) manage to lose less ground than the market in the remainder of the Top 10Qa

Previous month: Turkey July 2018: Fiat Egea #1, now teases Renault Megane for YTD #1

One year ago: Turkey August 2017: Renault gains 33% to #1, places 3 in Top 5

Full August 2018 Top 40 All-brands and Top 230 All-models below.

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