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Greece August 2020: Renault (+61.2%), Skoda (+46.7%) swim upstream in 6th straight double-digit market drop (-28.6%)

The Renault Clio is #1 in Greece in August.

It’s a 6th consecutive double-digit year-on-year drop for Greek new car sales in August at -28.6% to just 6.853 units. This is worse than in July (-18.8%) and leads to a year-to-date tally off -39.1% to 52.939. Toyota (-8.3%) resists a lot better than the market but sees its share fall to 13.2% vs. 14.2% so far this year. Renault (+61.2%) completely bucks the negative trend and leaps 15 spots on July to land at #2 overall with 9.5% share vs. #12 and 3.6% so far in 2020. Skoda (+46.7%) and Dacia (+11.2%) are the only additional Top 20 brands to manage a year-on-year gain. Mini (-0.7%), Kia (-12.6%), Hyundai (-17.3%), BMW (-17.4%) and Ford (-26.1%) keep their loss below the market rate. Outside the Top 20, Mitsubishi (+185.7%), Jeep (+81.1%), Honda (+44.7%), Porsche (+40%) and Land Rover (+37.9%) also impress.

The Renault Clio (+81.9%) is the best-selling vehicle in Greece for the first time since last December, toppling the Toyota Yaris (-22.6%) however the latter remains by far #1 year-to-date. The Peugeot 208 (-33.7%) repeats at #3 ahead of the Hyundai i10 (+27.1%) and VW Polo (-38%) evolving in opposite directions. The Toyota Corolla (+45.5%) and Aygo (+35.2%) stand out in the remainder of the Top 10 whereas the Opel Corsa (-39.8%), Citroen C3 (-39.4%) and Mercedes A-Class (-35%) aren’t that lucky. The Ford Puma shoots up 22 spots to end the month only 8 sales from its first Top 10 finish, distancing the Skoda Kamiq (#18), Kia Xceed (#81) and Mercedes GLB (#94) among recent launches.

Previous month: Greece July 2020: Peugeot 2008 (+103.3%) breaks nameplate ranking record in market down another -18.8%

One year ago: Greece July-August 2019: Peugeot (+165.4%), Audi (+147.2%) stun in market up 24.3%

Full August 2020 Top 35 All-brands and Top 190 All-models below.

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