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Israel February 2020: Seat (+66.8%), Mitsubishi (+56.7%) lift market up 1.4%, GAC lands

Seat posts the largest year-on-year gain among the Top 15 brands.

Thanks to our partnership with we can share with you today February brands data for Israel, models data is a quarterly occurrence. Israeli new car sales edge up 1.4% year-on-year in February to 24.861 units, leading to a year-to-date volume up 5.7% to 66.573. Hyundai (-13.5%) keeps the brands lead despite posting the only fall in the Top 8, and a steep one at that. Toyota (+6.4%) and Kia (+5.7%) push up on the podium, and then we have a pretty impressive slew of five brands all scoring fantastic double-digit gains: the most impressive being Seat (+66.8%) and Mitsubishi (+56.7%) followed by Renault (+26.4%), Suzuki (+17.9%) and Skoda (+16.3%). How come the market is only up by small margin then? That’s because some significant carmakers actually implode this month, among them Honda (-53.1%), Nissan (-43%), Subaru (-28.8%), Peugeot (-20.5%) and Mazda (-19.6%). It’s however all good news for Porsche (+233.3%), Jaguar (+211.1%), Jeep (+140.6%), MG (+108.8%), Land Rover (+84.4%), Lexus (+58.5%), Isuzu (+46.7%) and Volkswagen (+40.4%). A rather rare event in February: we welcome a new brand in the Israeli charts: Chinese carmaker GAC landing at #41 with 3 sales.

Previous month: Israel January 2020: Toyota (+50%) can’t topple Hyundai (-2.8%) from top spot in strong market (+8.4%)

One year ago: Israel February 2019: Hyundai (+22.7%) sails off in market down -6.7%

Full February 2020 Top 45 All-brands ranking below.

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