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Greece September 2018: Peugeot (+42%), Citroen (+27%) ignore post-WLTP gloom

Peugeot 208 sales leap 48% year-on-year in Greece in September.

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After soaring 50.3% year-on-year in August due to pre-WLTP rushed registrations, the Greek new car market logically falls back to earth in September at -17.2% to 4.922 units, yet the YTD tally remains comfortably in positive at +20.3% to 84.076 sales, the highest volume at this stage of the year since 2010. Toyota (-1%) manages to contain its fall to rally back up to the #1 spot it holds year-to-date, with Opel (-14%) up 2 ranks to #2, Peugeot (+42%) up 6 to #3, Suzuki (+4%) up 4 to #4, Citroen (+27%) up 7 to #5 and Ford (+1%) also up 5 to #6. Overusers of artificial pre-WLTP registrations, Fiat (-53%), Nissan (-49%) and Volkswagen (-39%) tumble down this month. Dacia, Kia and Volvo all gain 37%. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris (+2%) is undisturbed atop the sales charts, followed this month by the Peugeot 208 (+48%), Opel Corsa (-23%), Citroen C3 (+33%) and Opel Astra (+11%). The Fiat Panda (-55%) on the other hand takes a hit, while the BMW 1 Series (+121%) and Ford Ecosport (+1900%!) post the most spectacular gains in the Top 20. the Citroen C3 Aircross (#26) and Volvo XC40 (#28) top recent launches (<12 months).

Previous month: Greece August 2018: Volkswagen up 250% on pre-WLTP sales

One year ago: Greece September 2017: Fiat and Nissan shine in market up 29.4%

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Greece August 2018: Volkswagen up 250% on pre-WLTP sales

VW Tiguan sales are up 517% year-on-year in Greece in August.

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New car sales in Greece soar 50.3% year-on-year in August to 7.718 registrations, lifting the year-to-date volume up 23.8% to 79.154. Like last month, Volkswagen sales (+250%!) are artificially lifted up by non WLTP-compliant stock clearances to 13.7% share vs. 9.3% so far this year. Toyota (+32%) follows with a much healthier result while Nissan (+182%), Hyundai (+98%), Audi (+94%) and Skoda (+84%) all get caught in pre-WLTP fever in the remainder of the Top 10 with Kia (+168%) and Mitsubishi (+150%) also boosted up further down the ranking. The Toyota Yaris (+28%) resists all WLTP pushes to hold onto its traditional top spot, with the Nissan Qashqai (+206%), VW Polo (+182%), Skoda Fabia (+321%) and VW Tiguan (+517%) all getting artificial boosts in the remainder of the Top 5. The VW Golf (+238%), Hyundai i20 (+85%) and Fiat Panda (+71%) also post extravagant gains in the Top 10 while the VW T-Roc (#19) tops recent launches ahead of the Citroen C3 Aircross (#28), Kia Stonic (#37) and Volvo XC40 (#39).

Previous month: Greece July 2018: Volkswagen surges 87% thanks to stock-clearing program

One year ago: Greece August 2017: Market continues to shine at +23%

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Greece July 2018: VW surges 87% thanks to stock-clearing program

Volkswagen is up 87% year-on-year this month in Greece to take the brands lead.

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The Greek new car market is up 8.3% year-on-year in July to 9.124 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 21.5% to 71.436 deliveries. Once again, Volkswagen (+87%) benefits from a stock-clearing program ahead of the September WLTP standards change to take the lead with 11.7% share vs. 8.9% YTD. Toyota (-16%) is knocked down to #32 ahead of Nissan (+5%), Fiat (+0.4%), Peugeot (+5%) and Hyundai (+5%) all underperforming. Volvo (+133%), Kia (+101%), Jeep (+98%), Honda (+61%), Audi (+55%), Citroen (+38%), Renault (+33%) and Mercedes (+20%) also stand out. Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Yaris (-0.4%) remains on top but is the only Top 5 nameplate in negative this month, with the Fiat Panda (+17%), VW Polo (+62%), Nissan Qashqai (+118%) and Renault Clio (+24%) in tow. Notice also the VW Golf (+80%), Hyundai i30 (+367%), VW Tiguan (+122%), Audi A3 (+132%) and Kia Picanto (+633%) getting noticed in the Top 25.  Among recent launches, the VW T-Roc (#15) is up 10 spots to a record #15 ahead of the Jeep Compass (#34), Volvo XC40 (#37), Citroen C3 Aircross (#44) and Seat Arona (#48).

Previous month: Greece June 2018: Toyota and Yaris lead, threatened by VW and Polo

One year ago: Greece July 2017: Toyota #1, Hyundai up 14-fold in market up 19.7%

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Greece June 2018: Toyota and Yaris lead, threatened by VW and Polo

The VW Polo is up 87% to #2 in Greece in June.

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The Greek new car market brilliantly posts a 13th consecutive month of double-digit gains at +24% in June to 12.571 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 23.7% to 62.312 halfway through 2018. This is the highest First Half volume in Greece since 2010. Toyota (+34%) reclaims the top spot to holds year-to-date at 9.7% but ends June only four sales above Volkswagen (+78%) up two spots on May but still #3 YTD like in FY2017. Nissan (-5%) rallies back up three spots on last month to #3 despite a year-on-year decline, distancing Suzuki (+56%), Peugeot (+27%) and Hyundai (+67%) all beating the market. Leader in May, Fiat (-21%) tumbles down to #7 this month and posts the largest year-on-year drop in the Top 15. Notice also Kia (+515%), Dacia (+371%), Seat (+92%) and Volvo (+86%) all scoring spectacular gains in the Top 20.

In the models ranking, the Toyota Yaris (+22%) is back on top as it is YTD and it was last year, but the VW Polo (+87%) lurks just 8 sales below with the Nissan Micra (-13%) rounding up the podium and up 8 spots on May. The Hyundai i10 (+110%) and most strikingly the Kia Picanto (+2775%!) lodge the largest gains in the Top 10 just as the Fiat Panda (-27%) crumbles down from #1 in May to #5 now. Further down, the Seat Ibiza (+88%), Suzuki Swift (+151%), Peugeot 308 (+513%) and Toyota Auris (+104%) also impress in the Top 20 while the VW T-Roc (#25) tops all recent launches ahead of the Seat Arona (#41), Skoda Karoq (#42), Volvo XC40 (#53), Jeep Compass (#55) and Kia Stonic (#58).

Previous month: Greece May 2018: Fiat and Panda in control

One year ago: Greece June 2017: Nissan and Micra dominate market back up 14%

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Greece May 2018: Fiat and Panda in control

Fiat is up 55% to #1 brand and the Panda is up 97% to #1 model in May in Greece.

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Another very satisfying surge for new car sales in Greece, up 16.9% year-on-year in May to 12.467 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is now up 23.7% to 49.741. This marks a full year of double-digit monthly gains: no interruption since June 2017. Fiat brilliantly snaps the brands pole position thanks to a stunning 55% year-on-year gain to 11.3% share, now ranking 5th YTD. The YTD podium follows: Toyota (-8%) in difficulty, Peugeot (+10%) and Volkswagen (-6%) also struggling. Renault (+99%), Citroen (+36%), Opel (+21%) and Hyundai (+20%) also shine in the Top 10 while further down Kia (+348%), Jaguar (+250%), Dacia (+177%), Porsche (+117%), Jeep (+107%), Mini (+91%), Smart (+39%) and Ford (+35%) also make themselves noticed.

Justifying the brand’s surge, the Fiat Panda almost doubles its sales year-on-year (+97%) and gains three spots on April to take the lead of the Greek models ranking for the first time in over 5 years, since March 2013. Up one rank on last month to #2, the Toyota Yaris (+16%) consolidates its YTD leadership just as its direct followers, the Peugeot 208 (+1%) falls down to #7 for May. The Opel Corsa (+37%), Renault Clio (+75%), VW Polo (-6%), Citroen C3 (+19%), Hyundai i20 (+63%), Kia Picanto (+948%), Hyundai i10 (-16%) and Nissan Micra (-39%) mean the entire Top 11 models is composed of minis or superminis. The Fiat Tipo (+7%) and Nissan Qashqai (-9%) are the best-selling larger cars at #12 and #13 respectively. The VW T-Roc (#36) and Skoda Karoq (#38) top recent launches.

Previous month: Greece April 2018: VW Polo takes the lead in market up 24.2%

One year ago: Greece May 2017: VW Polo takes lead in market down 21%

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Greece April 2018: VW Polo takes the lead in market up 24.2%

The VW Polo is the best-selling vehicle in Greece in April.

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New car sales in Greece shoot up 24.2% year-on-year in April to 10.498 registrations, pushing the YTD volume up 26.1% to 37.274. Toyota (+35%) beats the market but only manage to salvage its brands pole position by just 4 units ahead of Peugeot (+13%) while Volkswagen also advances slightly faster than the market at +27% to 10% share vs. 8.3% YTD. Inside the Top 10, Nissan (+55%), Hyundai (+37%) and Citroen (+30%) shine whereas Mercedes (-8%), Opel (+12%), Fiat (+14%) and Suzuki (+15%) underperform. Among smaller brands, notice Dacia (+456%), Jaguar (+400%), Seat (+209%), Kia (+100%), BMW (+51%), Alfa Romeo (+46%) and Mini (+38%).

Over in the models ranking, the VW Polo more than doubles its sales year-on-year (+122%) to snap the lead for the first time in a year (since May 2017) thanks to the new generation, with the Peugeot 208 (+51%) up to #2, knocking the Toyota Yaris (+33%) and Fiat Panda (+34%) down to #3 and #4 respectively. The Nissan Micra surges 111% to #5, wth the Toyota Aygo (+64%), Mercedes A-Class (+70%), Suzuki Swift (+148%), Ford Fiesta (+204%) and BMW X1 (+150%) also posting spectacular gains and the VW T-Roc (#24) topping recent launches above the Skoda Karoq (#39), Kia Stonic (#46) and Seat Arona (#49).

Previous month: Greece March 2018: Fiat Panda up to #2, 11 superminis in Top 12

One year ago: Greece April 2017: Peugeot surprise leader in market down 13%

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Greece March 2018: Fiat Panda up to #2, 11 superminis in Top 12

The Fiat Panda is up 104% year-on-year to 2nd place in Greece.

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The Greek new car market soars 17% year-on-year to 11.053 registrations, leading to a Q1 volume up a vey solid 26.9% to 26.776 units. Toyota almost doubles the market growth with a 31% gain to 10.6% share, reclaiming the brands leadership off Nissan (-9%) down one spot on last month to #2. Toyota remains by far the #1 carmaker YTD at 11.6% share also vs. juts 9.2% for Nissan. Fiat surges 54% year-on-year and three spots on February to land on the third step of the podium ahead of Volkswagen (+18%), Peugeot (+25%) and Suzuki (+26%) all beating the market also. Further down, notice Mitsubishi (+275%), Smart (+86%), Seat (+69%), Hyundai (+62%), Dacia (+56%), Skoda (+53%), Kia (+39%) and Ford (+33%) all posting robust gains. Among smaller brands, Lexus (+1000%), Jaguar (+800%) and Porsche (+500%) shine.

Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris (+24%) returns to the pole position it has held for the past five years, while the Fiat Panda surges 104% year-on-year and four spots on February to land at #2, ahead of the Nissan Micra (-28%), VW Polo (+35%), Peugeot 208 (+77%), Opel Corsa (-13%) and Hyundai i20 (+17%) in a Top 7 exclusively composed of superminis. The Nissan Qashqai (+7%) is the best-selling SUV in Greece at #8 with the Citroen C3 (+5%), Renault Clio (-16%), Suzuki Celerio (+106%) and Ford Fiesta (+109%) making it 11 superminis in the Top 12. The VW T-Roc tops all recent launches (<12 months) again but drops 12 spots on February to #41, followed by the Skoda Karoq at #44 (+52) and the Citroen C3 Aircross at #50 (-2).

Previous month: Greece February 2018: Nissan Micra up 4-fold to #1 in market up 31.7%

One year ago: Greece March 2017: Nissan and Micra on top

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Greece February 2018: Nissan Micra up 4-fold to #1 in market up 31.7%

The Nissan Micra is the best-selling vehicle in Greece for the 3rd time in the past 12 months.

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New car sales in Greece surge 31.7% year-on-year in February to 6.838 registrations, lifting the year-to-date volume up 34.9% to 15.723 units. Nissan takes the lead of the brands ranking thanks to sales almost doubling year-on-year at +99% to 10.7% share, overtaking the 2017 leader Toyota up just 11% to 10.4%. Peugeot is down one spot on January but up 81% to 9.2% at #3, followed by Opel (+11%), Volkswagen (+8%) and Fiat (+42%). Inside the Top 10, Hyundai (+194%), Renault (+113%) and Citroen (+61%) also impress while outside, Mitsubishi (+625%), Dacia (+306%), Lexus (+200%), Smart (+75%), Kia (+61%) and Subaru (+50%) are among the most dynamic.

In the models ranking, the Nissan Micra snaps the top spot for the third time in the past 12 months thanks to sales up 4-fold and a new model. The Toyota Yaris (+3%) is relegated to 2nd place but remains #1 YTD. The Peugeot 208 (+122%) and Renault Clio (+151%) also more than double their sales year-on-year and both fit inside the Top 10. Notice also the Ford Fiesta (+90%), Citroen C3 (+83%) and Fiat Panda (+60%) extremely dynamic and making it 9 superminis in the Top 10 including 6 in the Top 6. The Hyundai i10 (+310%), Seat Ibiza (+151%), Hyundai i20 (+140%) and Mercedes A-Class (+112%) also post extravagant gains. The Kia Stonic is up 29 spots on January to top recent launches (<12 months) at #21, ahead of the VW T-Roc at #29 (+36), Jeep Compass at #39 (+1), Opel Crossland X at #40 (+21), Skoda Kodiaq at #42 (-13), Opel Grandland X at #43 (+43) and Citroen C3 Aircross at #48 (+18).

Previous month: Greece January 2018: Hyundai and Peugeot shine in market up 37.5%

One year ago: Greece February 2017: Nissan Qashqai stays on podium, market up 57%

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Greece January 2018: Hyundai and Peugeot shine in market up 37.5%

The Hyundai i30 is up 19-fold on a year ago in Greece this month.

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New car sales in Greece shoot up 37.5% year-on-year in January to 8.885 registrations. Toyota remains the most popular carmaker in the country, reaching a solid 13.7% share vs. 11.4% over FY2017 in spite of trailing the market at +23%. Peugeot surges 85% to 10.4% in 2nd place vs. 7.4% and #5 in 2017. Opel follows with deliveries soaring 73%, ahead of Volkswagen (+8%) and Nissan (+36%). Hyundai (+139%), Ford (+62%) and Citroen (+53%) also beat the market in the Top 10 while below, Seat (+335%), Mitsubishi (+200%), Kia (+183%), Dacia (+166%), Land Rover (+111%), Jeep (+73%), Honda (+70%) and Smart (+55%) also beat the market. The Toyota Yaris continues to lead the Greek models ranking but gains just 21%, ahead of the Peugeot 208 (+124%), Nissan Qashqai (+27%) and Opel Corsa (+131%). The Hyundai i30 (+1800%!), Nissan Micra (+300%), Hyundai i10 (+166%), Toyota C-HR (+109%), Suzuki Swift (+103%), Ford Fiesta (+100%) and  Citroen C3 (+50%) also impress in the Top 20.

Previous post: Greece Full Year 2017: Toyota Yaris #1 for 5th year in a row, market up 11.7%

One year ago: Greece January 2017: Suzuki Ignis in Top 20

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Greece Full Year 2017: Toyota Yaris #1 for 5th year in a row, market up 11.7%

The Toyota Yaris has now led the Greek market for five consecutive years. 

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The Greek new car market continues on it long road to recovery with 2017 sales up 11.7% to 88.083 units, the largest annual volume since 2011 but still very far from the all time high of 279,554 sales registered in pre-crisis 2007. Brand leader Toyota trails the market at +6% and sees its share thaw from 12% to 11.4%, but Nissan actually drops 1% and one percentage point of share to 8.2%. Volkswagen (+6%) overtakes Opel (-6%) to land on the third step of the podium, just as Peugeot (+16%) and Fiat (30%) hold onto their respective 5th and 6th places. Suzuki (+30%) is up one spot to #7 while Hyundai is resuscitated: up 271% and 9 ranks to #9. Further down, Skoda surges 116% while Porsche (+109%), Land Rover (+77%), Kia (+54%), Jaguar (+32%), Dacia (+29%), Audi (+18%) and Renault (+17%) also impress.

The Opel Corsa drops 13% but remains in 2nd place. 

The Toyota Yaris celebrates five years in a row atop the Greek charts (and 6 in the past 8 years), extending its advantage over #2 Opel Corsa thanks to deliveries up 4% to 6.3% share vs. -13% to 3.8% for the Corsa. The Fiat Panda advances a further 16% to secure the last podium spot, distancing the Peugeot 208 (+22%) and Nissan Micra (-3%) in a Top 5 composed at 100% of superminis like in 2016. The Nissan Qashqai (+8%) is the best-selling crossover in the country at #6, with the Renault Clio (+14%) and Citroen C3 (+77%) also positing double-digit gains inside the Top 10. Below, the Hyundai i20 shoots up 339% to #11, the Fiat Tipo is up 257% to #15, the Hyundai i10 up 173% to #16 and the Ford Kuga up 889% to #24. The Toyota C-HR spends its first full year on the Greek market at #29 and the Audi Q2 at #40.

Previous month: Greece November 2017: Peugeot up 41% in market up 10.6%

Previous year: Greece Full Year 2016: Toyota Yaris #1, Nissan Micra on podium

Two years ago: Greece Full Year 2015: Toyota Yaris, Opel Corsa and VW Polo lead unstable market

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