Peugeot 208 sales surge 423.7% in August as the old generation is cleared out in preparation for the new model (pictured).
New car sales in Greece surge 28.5% year-on-year in July to 11.722 units and 24.3% in August to 9.594 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 9.8% to 86.873, the highest level at this stage of the year since 2010 (123.231). This article includes both July and August data but we’ll keep the commentary short and sweet on August. Toyota (+1.3%) edges up to remain in the brands lead at 10.3% share but Peugeot (+165.4%) and Audi (+147.2%) both surge up to #2 and #3 respectively, with Mercedes (+155.4%), Citroen (+63.9%) and Suzuki (+33.3%) also in outstanding shape in the Top 10 to the opposite of Nissan (-35.9%) and Volkswagen (-28.3%) both paying for abusing the pre-WLTP game a year ago. Further down, Land Rover (+314.3%), Jaguar (+300%), Seat (+183.3%), Alfa Romeo (+147.6%), Mini (+92.9%), BMW (+82%) and Dacia (+70.6%) also impress. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris (+1.7%) holds onto the top spot ahead of the Peugeot 208 (+423.7%), Nissan Qashqai (-16.8%) and Audi Q3 (+206.4%).
One year ago (July): Greece July 2018: VW surges 87% thanks to stock-clearing program
One year ago (August): Greece August 2018: VW up 250% on pre-WLTP sales
Full July and August 2019 Top 35 All-brands and Top 205 All-models below.