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Israel Full Year 2023: BYD Atto 3 takes control, 3 Chinese models in Top 7

The BYD Atto 3 is the best-selling car in Israel in 2023.

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Based on data shared with us by our local partner cartube.co.il, new car sales in Israel edge up 0.7% year-on-year in 2023 to 270,023 despite a last Quarter impacted by the war. Hyundai (-1.8%) remains the most popular carmaker in the country but sees its market share thaw slightly from 15.9% to 15.5%. The next two brands also trail the market, with Kia (-14%) at #2 and Toyota (-13.6%) at #3 like last year. BYD (+308.2%) is the success story of the year, up 14 spots to land at a sensational 4th place. Its highest market share was however reached in December 2022 at 8%, with the best in 2023 being 7.2% in September. Skoda (+7.3%) stays at #5 above a freefalling Mazda (-26.6%). Launched in December 2022, Chery (+1132%) surges to a fantastic 7th place for its first full year in market. Geely (+4.6%) is down one spot to #10. Peugeot (+21.3%) and Renault (+21.9%) also impress near the top while Tesla (+11.9%) drops two spots to #12.

2023 has a big winner in the models charts: the BYD Atto 3 (+283.4%) decisively takes control with 5.3% share vs. 3.4% for the #2, a Kia Niro also euphoric (+68.8%). It is only the 2nd crossover to score an annual pole position after the Kia Sportage did so in 2016. The Hyundai Elantra (+42.1%) also shoots up at #3 with the Geely Geometry C (+4.1%) gaining one rank to #4. The Toyota Yaris Cross (+12.8%) does the same at #5 whereas the Kia Picanto (-50.7%), leader in 2022, literally implodes. The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro (+1074.4%) leaps up 93 spots on last year and makes it three Chinese models in the Top 7 vs. just one in 2022. Chinese manufacturers have spectacularly invested the Israeli new car market with great success over the past two years. 

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

Two years ago: Israel 2021: Market rallies back up 34.8%, Hyundai and Toyota Corolla stay on top

Full December 2023 Top 54 All brands and Q4 2023 Top 275 All models below.

Full Year 2023 Top 70 All brands and Top XXX All models vs. Full Year 2022 figures below.

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