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Turkey May 2021: Fiat (+92.4%), VW (+244%) tighten grip on market up 69.8%

Fiat holds 18.3% of the Turkish market in May.

30/06 update: Now with Top 25 models.

Turkish new light vehicle sales are up 69.8% year-on-year in May to 54.734 units, the highest May total since 2018 when 72.755 units were sold. The year-to-date tally is now up 72% to 314.882. The two brand leaders vastly outpace the market this month: Fiat is up 92.4% to 18.3% share vs. 15% year-to-date and Volkswagen soars 244% to 11.4% vs. 11% so far this year. In contrast, Renault (-5.7%) is actually down year-on-year to 9.7% share vs. 10.2% YTD. Ford (+21.1%) also underperforms at #4 but Toyota (+249.7%) surges ahead in 5th like last month. Hyundai (+126.6%) is the only additional Top 10 brand to beat the market as Peugeot (+12.5%) and Opel (+15.4%) are the most shy with their year-on-year gains. Going down the charts reveals a number of great performers including Skoda (+438.5%), BMW (+373.3%), DS (+265.5%), Porsche (+200%), Audi (+185%), Seat (+169%), Ssangyong (+166.7%), Suzuki (+166.4%), Mini (+153.8%) and Jeep (+151.6%).

Model-wise, the Fiat Egea (+123.2%) lifts to its highest share since last October at 12.9%, selling more than double any other vehicle in the market. The Renault Megane (+39.5%) is up one spot on April to #2, while the Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier (+91.4%) is up two to #3. It distances the Honda Civic (+42.9%) three to #4, the Toyota Corolla (+171.6%) down three to #5 and the VW Passat (+142.5%) remaining at #6. The Hyundai i20 continues to evolve markedly better than last year in 8th place for the month and #12 year-to-date. Notice also the VW Caddy (+407.4%), Polo (+220.7%), Fiat Fiorino (+134.4%) and Dacia Duster (+102.1%) vastly outperforming the market.

Previous month: Turkey April 2021: Fiat and Volkswagen lead market up 132.4% to highest since 2018

One year ago: Turkey May 2020: Citroen, Opel help limit market fall to -2.4%

Full May 2021 Top 45 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

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