Citroen sales are up 128.4% year-on-year in Turkey in 2020.
29/01 update: Now with Top 25 models.
After losing half its volume between 2017 (956.000 units) and 2019 (479.000) due to the economic meltdown that affected the country, the Turkish new light vehicle market rallies back in 2020. Sales shoot up 61.3% to 772.788 units despite coronavirus restrictions. The market was just down in April (-14.6%) and May (-2.4%) but was otherwise up during all remaining months, hitting double-digit gains nine times out of ten.
Brand leader Fiat (+80.1%) outpaces the market to improve its share by almost two percentage points to 17.8%, widening the gap with Renault (+56.3%) at 13.1%. Ford (+96.3%) manages the largest gain in the Top 9 and overtakes Volkswagen (+33.6%) to leap onto the podium. Opel (+89.9%) and Toyota (+66.1%) also beat the market in the remainder of the Top 10 but it’s Citroen (+128.4%) that lodges the best improvement in the Top 10 thanks to the success of the Citroen C5 Aircross.
Over in the models ranking, the Fiat Egea (+63.5%) just outpaces the market to improve its share to a surreal 11.7%, that’s almost double the #2, the Renault Clio (+72.1%) at 6.4%. In fact, the entire Top 7 advances faster than the market, with the Fiat Doblo (+175.8%), Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier (+113.6%) and Ford Transit/Tourneo (+95.2%) the most dynamic and the Toyota Corolla (+77.7%) and Renault Megane (+72.8%) also solid. Further down the charts, the Fiat Fiorino (+129%) and Ford Focus (+88%) also impress. We have five newcomers in this year’s Top 25: the Peugeot 2008 (#15), Opel Corsa (#18), VW T-Roc (#21), Citroen C5 Aircross (#22) and Skoda Scala (#24).
Previous month: Turkey November 2020: Ford and Toyota headline market up 37.8%
Full Year 2020 Top 40 All-brands and Top 25 models vs. Full Year 2019 figures below.
Full December 2020 Top 40 All-brands and Top 25 models below.