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Israel Full Year 2022: Hyundai & Kia Picanto lead, Geely Geometry C & BYD Atto 3 instant blockbusters

The BYD Atto 3 ranked #1 model in Israel over Q4 2022.

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According to data by our local partner, new car sales in Israel drop -7.3% year-on-year in 2022 to 268,145 units. Hyundai (-1.4%) remains in the lead and gains one percentage point of market share from 14.9% to 15.9%. Kia (-3.8%) also does better than the market at #2 with 14.3% and overtakes Toyota (-9.7%) to become the #2 brand in the country. Mazda (+24.7%) surges ahead and passes a freefalling Skoda (-27.2%). Mitsubishi (-8.9%) stays 6th above Suzuki (-17.8%) and Citroen (+16.8%). 2022 is the year Chinese manufacturers became mainstream in Israel: Geely (+4081.6%) ends the year at #9 and peaked at #6 in August and November. Launched in October, BYD ranks at #18 for the year but ranked #3 in November and #5 in December. Finally Chery (#32) landed at #6 in December for its 2nd month of sales in December.

The Geely Geometry C ranked #2 over Q4 2022.

Model-wise, the Kia Picanto (+9.2%) scores its 4th annual win after 2013, 2015 and 2017, getting up from #3 in 2021. Leader for the past three years, the Toyota Corolla (-36.4%) freefalls and drops from 5.8% to 4% share. The Hyundai Tucson (+47.5%) and Mazda2 (+111.9%) follow with extraordinary lifts. The big event in this Top 5 is the arrival of the Geely Geometry C at #5 for its first full year of sales in Israel. It ranked #3 in Q3 and #2 in Q4. The Toyota Yaris Cross is another instant blockbuster at #6 overall. It distances the Hyundai Ioniq (-52.7%) and Kia Sportage (-29%) both in difficulty. The Hyundai Elantra (+621.2%) shoots up 66 spots to #9 and the Kia Seltos (+55.7%) is up 15 to round out the Top 10. But the most promising new Chinese entrant is without a doubt the BYD Atto 3, #20 in 2022 with only three months of sales and spectacularly taking the overall top spot over Q4.

Previous year: Israel 2021: Market rallies back up 34.8%, Hyundai and Toyota Corolla stay on top

Two years ago: Israel 2020: Hyundai and Toyota Corolla dominate market down -15.5%

Full Year 2022 Top 65 all brands and Top 315 all models vs. Full Year 2021 figures below.

Full December 2022 Top 50 all brands and Q4 2022 Top 265 all models below.

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