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

The Jeep Compass leads recent launches in November at #21 overall. 

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The Greek new car market is up 10.6% year-on-year in November to 6.523 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 11.6% to 82.687. Toyota is the best-selling brand as per the YTD order with 12.2% share (+5%) above Volkswagen at 7.2% (-10%) while Peugeot soars 41% to 6.4% in third place. Ford (4%) and Opel (-35%) round up the Top 5 ahead of Nissan up 38% to #6. Suzuki (+21%), Renault (+39%), Volvo (+47%), Skoda (+68%), Dacia (+152%), Hyundai (+198%) and Kia (+314%) all post spectacular gains inside the Top 20.

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Yaris holds onto its pole position with a strong 8.2% share thanks to deliveries up 22%, followed by the Renault Clio at less than half the amount and 3.9% share (+26%) and the Peugeot 208 at 3.7% (+85%). The Fiat Panda (+29%), Hyundai i20 (+234%) and VW Golf (+57%) also shine in the Top 10 whereas the Opel Corsa deep dives down 48%. Further down, notice the Nissan Micra up 10-fold, the Suzuki Swift up 52%, the Dacia Duster up 175% and the Ford Kuga up 17-fold. Surprise: the Jeep Compass leads recent launches (<12 months) at #21 overall ahead of the Citroen C3 Aircross up 73 spots on October to #37, the Audi Q2 (#48), Opel Crossland X (#54) and Skoda Kodiaq (#59). This month we welcome the VW T-Roc at #82, the Skoda Karoq at #144 and the Hyundai Kona at #186.

Previous month: Greece October 2017: BMW X1 in Top 10 in market up 26.2%

One year ago: Greece November 2016: Toyota Yaris leads, VW Tiguan shoots up to #6

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Greece October 2017: BMW X1 in Top 10 in market up 26.2%

The BMW X1 breaks into the Greek Top 10 in October thanks to sales up 159%.

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Greek new car sales post a third consecutive month of 20%+ year-on-year gains in October at a splendid +26.2% to 6.306 registrations, lifting the year-to-date volume up 11.7% to 76.164 units. Toyota remains by far the best-selling carmaker in the country despite trailing the market at +11% to 12.4% share. Like last month, it is followed by Opel, up 24% to 9% share and now #4 year-to-date above Peugeot, itself up 47% to #3 and 7% share. Below Volkswagen struggling at -18% to 6.1%, Ford edges up 1% to 5.8% in 5th place. Hyundai (+98%) and Renault (+82%) post the largest year-onyear gains in the Top 10. Beyond, Citroen (+48%), Kia (+73%), Audi (+82%), Subaru (+100%), Land Rover (+120%), Mitsubishi (+142%) and Skoda (+184%) all impress.

The Audi Q2 is inside the Greek Top 20 this month.

In the models ranking, the Toyota Yaris is faithful to the pole position it holds year-to-date, distancing the Opel Corsa (+59%), Renault Clio (+82%) and Peugeot 208 (+47%) all posting market-beating progressions. The Fiat Panda (+50%), Hyundai i20 (+91%) and BMW X1 (+159%) also sign impressive gains inside the Top 10. Beyond, the Citroen C3 (+200%), Ford Kuga (+3533!), Peugeot 2008 (+231%) and Skoda Octavia (+146%) deliver spectacular growth rates. The Audi Q2 (#18) tops recent launches above the Toyota C-HR (#31), Suzuki Ignis (#37), Jeep Compass (#52) and Opel Crossland X (#58). In October we welcome the Kia Stonic (#74), Citroen C3 Aircross (#110) and Seat Arona (#117) in the Greek sales charts.

Previous month: Greece September 2017: Fiat and Nissan shine in market up 29.4%

One year go: Greece October 2016: Toyota (+33%) and Volkswagen (+45%) soar

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

The Fiat Panda is up 90% to #3 in Greece this month. 

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The Greek new car market continues to gallop ahead with a 29.4% year-on-year surge in September to 5.947 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 10.5% to 69.858 units. Toyota remains the most popular carmaker in the country, trailing the market slightly at +26% to 11.4% ahead of Opel edging up just 1% to 8.6%. Below, both Fiat (+61%) and Nissan (+54%) frankly outpace the market, as do Ford (+81%) and Hyundai (+240%) in the Top 10. Peugeot (+3%), Volkswagen (+15%), Suzuki (+20%) and Citroen (+24%) all lose share year-on-year. Outside the Top 10, Dacia (+42%), Kia (+59%), Honda (+60%), Audi (+72%), Jaguar (+75%), Skoda (+114%), Land Rover (+160%), Mitsubishi (+190%) and Porsche (+600%) all shine.

The Toyota Yaris (+30%) cements its spot as Greece’s best-selling nameplate this month, distancing the Opel Corsa (+2%) while the Fiat Panda (+90%) leaps onto the podium above the Nissan Qashqai (+42%). As a result, the Panda now ranks #3 year-to-date and the Qashqai #7. Other impressive gainers in the Top 10 are the Citroen C3 (+311%), Hyundai i20 (+180%) and Nissan Micra (+267%). Further down, notice the Ford Kuga up to #15, the Suzuki Vitara up 46% to #17 and the Hyundai i10 up 237% to #18. The Toyota C-HR leads recent launches at #21 equal with the Suzuki Ignis and five sales above the Audi Q2 (#24).

Previous month: Greece August 2017: Market continues to shine at +23%

One year ago: Greece September 2016: Opel Corsa takes lead in market down 10%

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

 The Toyota Yaris holds 9% of the Greek market in August.

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Greek new car sales are up by a flamboyant 23% year-on-year in August to 5.134 units, still the weakest month of the year though. Year-to-date, registrations in Greece are up 9% to 63.911 units. Toyota gains less ground than the market but evolves way higher than its year-to-date level at 14.4% share vs. 11.2% so far in 2017. Both Opel and Peugeot surge 28% to 8.6% and 6.5% share respectively, distancing Nissan (+8%) while Suzuki signs the largest year-on-year increase in the Top 10 at +73%. Notice also Hyundai up 48%, Renault up 49%, Skoda up 122%, Audi up 47%, Seat up 67%, Jeep up 73%, Honda up 56%, Smart up 83% and Ssangyong up 400%. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris (+23%) remains frankly in the lead, selling almost double the #2, the Opel Corsa (+51%). The Renault Clio (+82%) and Peugeot 208 (+95%) make the Top 4 100% supermini. The Citroen C3 is up 4-fold in 7th place thanks to the new model, the Hyundai i20 is up 82% to #10, the Mercedes GLA up 143% to #11 and the Ford Kuga up 27-fold yp #15. The Suzuki Ignis (#20), Toyota C-HR (#22) and Audi Q2 (#24) dominate novelties.

Previous month: Greece July 2017: Toyota #1, Hyundai up 14-fold in market up 19.7%

One year ago: Greece August 2016: Toyota places 3 nameplates in Top 4

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

The Hyundai i20 is up 37-fold on its July 2016 score to 5th place  

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The Greek new car market is up by a very robust 19.7% year-on-year in July to 8.421 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8% to 58.777 units. Toyota reclaims the brands top spot it holds year-to-date but trails the market at +13% to 12.2% share, well above the 11% it commends year-to-date. Opel soars 57% year-on-year and three spots on June to #2, knocking Fiat (+27%) down to #3. Leader in June, Nissan (-15%) falls to #4 this month with 8.1% share. Peugeot (+60%), Suzuki (+66%) and most impressively Hyundai (up 14-fold!) are the most dynamic carmakers in the July Top 10. Further down, Dacia (+52%), Kia (+151%) and Mitsubishi (+111%) shine. In the models ranking, the Toyota Yaris (-13%) returns to #1 while the Opel Corsa (+46%) is #2 and overtakes the Fiat Panda (-4%) to rank third year-to-date. The Peugeot 208 is up 90% to #4 and the Hyundai i20 up 37-fold (!) to #5. #1 in June, the Nissan Micra is down to #6 in July but remains #2 year-to-date. Notice also the Hyundai i10 up 943% to #10, the Fiat Tipo up 260% to #14, the Toyota C-HR up 14 spots on June to #22 and the Suzuki Ignis up 13 to #24.

Previous month: Greece June 2017: Nissan and Micra dominate market back up 14%

One year ago: Greece July 2016: Toyota Yaris back in charge, Fiat Panda up to #2

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

The Nissan Micra is the best-selling nameplate in Greece in June.

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After dropping heavily both in May (-13%) and June (-21%), the Greek new car market turns around in June with a 14% improvement to 10.141 registrations, meaning the market is up 6.2% to 50.356. Nissan spectacularly takes the lead of the brands ranking thanks to sales up 15% to 11.5% share, distancing Fiat at 9.6% (+65%), Toyota at 9% (-24%), Peugeot at 7,7% (+14%) and Opel at 7.4% (+27%). The biggest gainers in the Top 10 are Suzuki (+69%) and Hyundai up a staggering 426% on June 2016. Further down, notice Skoda (+389%), Mini (+84%) and Jeep (+206%). In contrast, Ford (-28%), Renault (-37%), Seat (-44%) and Kia (-53%) struggle. Fittingly, the Nissan Micra shoots up to pole position in the models ranking despite sales down 2% year-on-year, while the Fiat Panda is up 36% to #2 and the traditional leader, the Toyota Yaris, is down 16% to #3. The Opel Corsa (+45%), Peugeot 208 (+46%), VW Polo (+2%), Hyundai i20 (+474%) and Citroen C3 (+123%) make the June Greek Top 8 entirely composed of supermini cars. The Fiat Tipo (+347%) breaks into the Greek Top 10 for the very first time at #9, the Suzuki Celerio (+288%), Nissan Pulsar (+323%, Hyundai i10 (+321%), Skoda Fabia (+1478%), Ford Kuga (+721%) and Peugeot 3008 (+657%) also post spectacular gains inside the Top 25.

Previous month: Greece May 2017: VW Polo takes lead in market down 21%

One year ago: Greece June 2016: Micra tops Yaris in market down 1.5%

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

The VW Polo is #1 in Greece just as the new generation is unveiled. Picture autobild.de

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Greek new car sales continue on their seesaw 2017 year: after a 57% gain in February and a 49% surge in March, the market dropped 13% in April and accelerates its decline in May at -21% to 10.666 units. The year-to-date tally remains in positive for now at +4% to 40.215 registrations. After being outsold by Peugeot last month, Toyota (-18%) and Volkswagen (-19%) follow the market and reclaim their dominant position in May with Peugeot (-22%) down to #3 which is still above its year-to-date ranking (#4). Fiat (+7%), Citroen (+5%) and most strikingly Hyundai (up 10-fold on May 2016!) manage to go against the grain and post year-onyear increases. Outside the Top 10, Seat (+33%), Skoda (+141%), Kia (+5%) and Alfa Romeo (+24%) do the same among carmakers selling more than 50 units in May. Reversely, Opel (-46%), Mercedes (-48%), Ford (-51%) and Jeep (-57%) suffer.

 The Hyundai i10 is now among Greece’s Top 10 best-sellers.

Model-wise the VW Polo gains 23% to take the lead for the first time since June 2015, distancing the perennial leader the Toyota Yaris (-45%) by just 3 units. Below, the Nissan Micra (-31%), Fiat Panda (-18%), Peugeot 208 (-26%) and Opel Corsa (-54%) all fall heavily. In the process, the Nissan Micra overtakes the Opel Corsa year-to-date to snap the 2nd position overall. Reversely, the Citroen C3 is boosted up 60% by the new models, the Hyundai i10 is up 8-fold on May 2016, the Toyota Aygo is up 62% and the Seat Ibiza up 4-fold. Further down, notice the Fiat Tipo up 185% to #15, the Hyundai i20 up 25-fold, the Skoda Fabia up 37-fold and the VW Tiguan up 15-fold. The Toyota C-HR leads recent launches (<12 month) at #35 above the Audi Q2 at #49 and the Suzuki Ignis at #55.

Previous month: Greece April 2017: Peugeot surprise leader in market down 13%

One year ago: Greece May 2016: Nissan, Mercedes shine in market up 49%

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