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Israel May 2021: Nissan, Mazda shine, Tesla up to #12 in market up 25.4% on two years ago

Tesla holds 3% of the Israeli new car market in May.

Thanks to our partner, we can share with you today Israeli brands data for Israel, models data is a quarterly occurrence. New car sales in the country are up 159% year-on-year in May to 26.800 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 55.1% to 152.079. More significantly, the Israeli market is up 25.4% on two years ago in May 2019 before the pandemic hit. All evolutions below are vs. May 2019. The Top 3 brands are shy: Hyundai (+9.4%) remains the best-seller while both Toyota (-9.8%) and Kia (-1.6%) are down vs. two years ago. Skoda (+75.1%) is in great shape in 4th place while Nissan (+140%) posts the largest gain in the Top 10 and rounds out a Top 5 unchanged on last month. Mazda (+115.4%) and Peugeot (+103.3%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10 while Seat (+25.1%) matches the market. Below, Tesla surges from no sales in April directly to a record #12 with 3% share, marking the start of a potentially very successful campaign in an EV-friendly market. Among other newcomers, Cupra is down two spots on April to #25 and Aiways is up five to #33.

Previous month: Israel April 2021: Hyundai, Skoda stand out in market up 9.1% on two years ago

One year ago: Israel May 2020: Citroen (+29.9%) only gainer in Top 15, volumes stirring (-51.6%)

Full May 2021 Top 55 All-brands ranking table below.

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