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Israel September 2019: Seat hits record ranking and share in market up 36.9%

The Arona lifts Seat up to #4 overall in Israel in September.

Thanks to our Israeli partner, we can share with you today September brands data for Israel and as for every quarter, complete data including models is also available this month. In September the Israeli new car market surges 36.9% year-on-year to 17.640 units, yet the year-to-date tally remains in negative at -3.1% to 218.094. Toyota (+45.9%) continues to dominate the brands ranking but this month its advantage over the #2 Hyundai (+81.5%) is down to a mere 47 sales. Kia (+2.2%) is faithful to the #3 spot it holds YTD while Seat (+85.5%) soars to its highest ranking (#4) and share (6.4%) since BSCB started following Israel monthly in 2013, with previous bests being #6 in September 2018 and 5.7% in December 2017, and largest volume since January 2017 at 1.128 vs. 1.357. Suzuki (+93.6%) rounds up the Top 5 just as Peugeot (+161.5%), Audi (+140.6%), Citroen (+118.9%), Mitsubishi (+98.5%), Jeep (+95.6%) and Mercedes (+86%) also post spectacular gains in the remainder of the Top 25.

The Kia Stonic ranks 7th over Q3 in Israel.

The Toyota Corolla (+205.7%) cements its leadership with a mammoth 7.4% share and 2.2 times the volume of the #2, the Hyundai Ioniq (-8.3%) with the Kia Sportage (-18.4%), Hyundai Tucson (+9.2%) and Mitsubishi Outlander (+35.6%) ensuring there are 3 SUVs in the Top 5. The Kia Stonic (+217%) at #7 and Hyundai i20 (+267.4%) at #10 are the other outstanding performers in the Top 10, with the Skoda Octavia (+28%) and Toyota Yaris (+17.4%) also solid. Further down, the Toyota RAV4 (+258.4%), Suzuki Vitara (+174.9%), Baleno (+112.7%) and Seat Arona (+104.7%) also make themselves noticed.

Previous month: Israel August 2019: Toyota (+35.5%) takes control in market down -18.1%

One year ago: Israel September 2018: Seat surges 92% in market down -35.6%

Full September 2019 Top 45 All-brands and Q3 2019 Top 290 All-models below.

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