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Greece March 2020: Toyota up to 19% share, scores 1-2 with Yaris and Aygo in market down -60.7%

The Toyota Aygo is up 82.8% year-on-year in a market down -60.7%.

Greece increased COVID-19 related restrictions all through March, starting with national school closures in affected areas (March 10) and retail closures (March 16) and culminating in a nationwide lockdown from March 23 onwards. As a result the new car market sinks -60.7% year-on-year in March to 3.743 units, leading to a year-to-date volume down -18.6% to 21.390. Toyota (-14.2%) resists a lot better than the market and surges to 19% share vs. 14.7% so far in 2020, easily distancing Volkswagen (-59.7%) and Hyundai (-30.9%) also managing to contain their loss to below the market rate. BMW (-36.9%), Mercedes (-45.1%) and Skoda (-51.5%) also do so in the remainder of the Top 10 but Peugeot (-75.7%), Citroen (-71.8%), Opel (-70.6%) and Nissan (-68.4%) aren’t that lucky. Porsche (+100%) and Subaru (+33.3%) are the only gainers in market and we welcome Dongfeng in the charts.

Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris (-27.9%) remains on top at 7.3% share vs. 7% year-to-date, but the one model that propels Toyota to the heights we just described is the Aygo (+82.8%) up 12 spots on February to land at #2 overall. The Citroen C3 (-72.1%) holds onto the third rank it secured last month, with the Hyundai i10 (+3.6%) up 23 ranks to #4 and the VW T-Cross (+1088.9%) celebrating one year in market at #6. The Toyota Corolla (+48.4%) also impresses at #10 while among recent launches, the Skoda Kamiq (#19), Scala (#33), Ford Puma (#36) and Mercedes GLB (#56) do best.

Previous month: Greece February 2020: Toyota (+25.6%), Citroen (+23.3%), BMW (+91%) help market stay in positive (+4%)

One year ago: Greece March 2019: Fiat and Panda take control in market down -13.9%

Full March 2020 Top 35 All-brands and Top 160 All-models below.

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