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Greece August 2021: Toyota monopolises podium with Yaris, C-HR and Aygo, market off -9.6%

Toyota C-HR sales are up 144.1% year-on-year in a market down -9.6%.

New car sales in Greece endure their first negative month since February at -9.6% to 6.198 units in August, keeping in mind August 2020 volumes were already down -28.6% on the year prior. The year-to-date tally is now up 41.9% to 75.146. Toyota (+35.3%) soars to a record 19.7% share (previous best 19% in March 2020), selling 2.5 times more than any other brand in market. Hyundai (+1.4%) braves the negative context to edge up one spot on July to #2 overall, with Volkswagen (-3.2%) also up one to #3. Peugeot (-15.9%) is in difficulty and drops two ranks on last month to #4, however remaining anchored in 2nd place year-to-date. Kia (+56.7%) and BMW (+44.5%) score the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10, with Audi (+19%) also in great shape and Suzuki (+5.1%) edging up. Below, Mazda (+66.7%), Jeep (+46.9%), Seat (+13.4%) and Dacia (+9.3%) stand out.

Over in the models ranking, Toyota justifies its record performance by monopolising the podium for the first time in Greek history, with all models bucking the negative trend. The Yaris is up 6% to 8% share vs. 5.6% so far this year, the C-HR is up 144.1% to 4.4% share vs. 2.7% YTD and the Aygo is up 69% to 3.9% share vs. 2.5%. The Citroen C3 (+49%) is the best of the rest with an impressive gain sending it in line with its YTD share at 3.4% vs. 3.5%. The Audi Q3 (+181.5%), Kia Stonic (+134.1%), Peugeot 2008 (+67.7%) and Suzuki Vitara (+44%) also secure formidable year-on-year gains in the remainder of the Top 10. The Hyundai Bayon (#53) is the best-selling recent launch in the country above the Citroen C4 (#65) and Opel Mokka (#77).

Previous month: Greece July 2021: Toyota Yaris and Citroen C3 top market up 11.2%

One year ago: Greece August 2020: Renault, Skoda swim upstream in 6th straight double-digit market drop (-28.6%)

Full August 2021 Top 40 All-brands and Top 175 All-models below.

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