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Greece March 2021: Peugeot (+375.4%), Suzuki (+275.2%) stun in market back up 140%

Peugeot 2008 sales are up 558% year-on-year in March. Picture

The Greek new car market rallies back up 140% year-on-year in March on weak Covid-impacted year-ago volumes to 8.984 units, tilting the year-to-date tally into positive at +9.6% and 23.439 sales. Note March 2021 volumes are down -5.6% on March 2019. Toyota (+61.5%) significantly trails the market but remains the most popular carmaker in the country with 12.8% share, distancing Peugeot (+375.4%) all guns blazing in 2nd place and 11.9% share. Hyundai (+132.6%) and Volkswagen (+78.4%) also can’t match the market growth rate but Suzuki (+275.2%), Ford (+212%), Opel (+185.7%) and Mercedes (+171.5%) can in the remainder of the Top 10. Further down, notice Jeep (+454.5%), Tesla (#19), Mazda (+238.5%), Renault (+230.2%) and Fiat (+200%).

Over in the models ranking, the Top 4 is identical to the year-to-date order, with the Toyota Yaris (+105.1%) in the lead above the Peugeot 208 (+500%), Opel Corsa (+208.8%) and Peugeot 2008 (+558%). The Hyundai i10 (+186%) is up 9 spots on February to #5, distancing the Citroen C3 (+161.2%) and Hyundai i20 (+308.5%) also sporting market-beating gains. The Toyota Aygo (-6%) is the only Top 10 model in negative and the Mercedes A-Class (+187.1%) is up four ranks on last month to #9. The Tesla Model 3 shoots up 155 spots on February to land at a record 16th place.

Previous month: Greece February 2021: Opel (+25.6%) places Corsa at #2, defies market down -14.9%

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

Full March 2021 Top 35 All-brands and Top 180 All-models below.

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