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Greece May 2022: Toyota (+45.8%) and Hyundai (+58.5%) tighten grip on market up 10.5%

The Toyota Aygo X breaks into the Greek Top 20 in May.

The Greek new car market is one of the rare European ones in positive this month, sporting a 10.5% year-on-year uptick to 11,991 units. This leads to a year-to-date tally down just -1.8% to 43,707. In the brands ranking, Toyota (+45.8%) and Hyundai (+58.5%) both post fantastic gains to hold the top two spots as they do year-to-date. Volkswagen (+9.7%) narrowly trails the market and drops one spot on April to #2 while Kia (+63.4%) and Mercedes (+72.6%) also secure outstanding lifts. Nissan (+36%) also beats the market in the remainder of the Top 10. #1 a year ago, Peugeot (-42.9%) freefalls to #6 this month, with Opel (-26.9%) and Citroen (-14.3%) in a tricky spot. Below and in order of sales, Dacia (+41.6%), Jeep (+71.4%), DS (#22), Mazda (+38.6%), Cupra (+1500%), Land Rover (+96.6%) and Tesla (+72.7%) make themselves noticed. 

Over in the models aisle the Toyota Yaris (+129.6%) shoots up to 6.9% share vs. 5.6% year-to-date and cements its dominance. It is followed by the Citroen C3 (+27.2%) also accessing the #2 YTD spot as a result. The VW T-Roc (+93.5%) is up 3 spots on April to #3 ahead of three models showing explosive growth: the Mercedes A-Class (+120.1%), Hyundai i20 (+124.2%) and Nissan Micra (+201.7%). In contrast, the Peugeot 208 (-39.9%) and Opel Corsa (-25.8%) both struggle in the remainder of the Top 10. Further down, the Kia Picanto (+146.2%), Dacia Sandero (+94.1%), Hyundai i30 (+92%), Fiat 500 (+83.5%), VW T-Cross (+78.1%) and Hyundai Tucson (+61.5%) stand out. The Toyota Yaris Cross (#12) is the most popular recent launch above the Toyota Aygo X (up 114 spots to #20), Hyundai Bayon (#42), VW Taigo (#69) and Renault Arkana (#71).

Previous month: Greece April 2022: Volkswagen (+49.8%), Kia (+42%) defy market down -8.9%

One year ago: Greece May 2021: Peugeot and 208 take the lead, sales down -21.6% on two years ago

Full May 2022 Top 35 All-brands and Top 195 All-models below.

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