Israel Full Year 2019: Toyota Corolla (+149.8%) takes control in third straight market fall (-5.1%)
The Toyota Corolla topples the Hyundai Ioniq to end 2019 at #1.
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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il we can share with you Full Year 2019 Israeli data, a market enduring a third consecutive year-on-year decline at -5.1% to 253.938 registrations, its lowest annual volume since 2015. Hyundai (+4.8%) cements its lead in the brands ranking, improving its market share by 1.5 percentage point to 15.9%, but Toyota (+32%) is making even larger strides, leapfrogging past Kia (-10%) and improving four percentage points to 14.1%. Below Skoda (-10.1%) in difficulty, Mitsubishi (+10.7%) signs the only additional double-digit gain in the Top 10, lifting up 3 spots to #5. In fact only Seat (+0.9%) also gains ground among the country’s best-selling 10 brands, with Nissan (-29.3%), Renault (-20.3%) and Mazda (-18.5%) all imploding. Maxus (+1700%), Chrysler (+260%), MG (+109.7%), Land Rover (+55%), Jeep (+31.5%) and DS (+30.9%) are the sole significant gainers further down.
Thanks to the arrival of the new generation both in hatch (renamed from Auris to Corolla) and sedan variants, the Toyota Corolla (+149.8%) surges 7 spots on 2018 to comfortably take control of the Israeli models charts for the first time since 2014 and only the second time in at least 15 years. Note the Corolla is sold exclusively as a hybrid model, with the now-discontinued previous generation combustion model selling just 37 units this year, the last one in June. Leader in 2018 in what was a world-first, the Hyundai Ioniq (+9.2%) is retrograded to 2nd place despite improving to 4.4% share. Hyundai and Kia strikingly monopolise the remainder of the Top 7 but only the Hyundai i10 (+7.1%) gains ground with the Kia Picanto (-5.4%) and Niro (-5.8%) limiting their fall but the Kia Sportage (-24.6%) and Hyundai Tucson (-14.5%) tumbling down.
Outstanding performance of the Toyota RAV4 (+171.8%) up 32 spots on 2018 to break into the Top 10 at #10, with the Mitsubishi Outlander (+17.4%) and Skoda Octavia (+7.6%) also in very solid shape in the remainder of the Top 10. Inside the Top 50, notice the Kia Stonic (+318.9%), Hyundai i20 (+235.9%), Honda HR-V (+136.7%), Seat Arona (+98.6%), Skoda Kodiaq (+76.2%), Toyota Prius (+67.9%), Suzuki Vitara (+65.4%), Skoda Karoq (+46.9%) and Subaru Forester (+41.4%) all posting extravagant gains. The most popular 2019 launch is the Hyundai Accent (#37) in fact the new generation i25 simply reclaiming its international name, followed by the Citroen C5 Aircross (#67), Lexus UX (#106) and Audi e-Tron (#114).
Previous month: Israel November 2019: Hyundai (+130.7%), Toyota (+68.7%) survive market down -26.6%
Previous year: Israel 2018: First win in the world for the Hyundai Ioniq
Two years ago: Israel 2017: Kia Picanto reclaims lead, Hyundai Ioniq up to #6
Full Year 2019 Top 47 All-brands and Top 332 All-models vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.
Full December 2019 Top 40 All-brands and Q4 2019 including every month Top 235 All-models below.