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Israel September 2018: Seat surges 92% in market down 35.6%

Seat sales are up 92% year-on-year in Israel. The new Arona helped. Picture carsforum.co.il

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today September data for Israel. As for every quarter, complete data including models is available this month. In September the Israeli new car market drops 35.6% year-on-year to just 12.883 units, pulling the year-to-date volume down 5.5% to 224.980. Toyota (-12%) leapfrogs Kia (-33%) and Hyundai (-38%) to take the lead of the brands ranking for the first time since last December with 14.4% share but the Korean domination is safe YTD with Hyundai at 15.3%, Kia at 13.1% and Toyota at 10.4%. Seat (+92%) is the only Top 20 carmaker to post a year-on-year gain, and not a small one, almost doubling its sales year-on-year to land in 6th place vs. #10 YTD and #13 over the Full Year 2017. Only Porsche (+413%), Jaguar (+220%), Volvo (+48%), Infiniti (+8%) and Isuzu (+1%) also manage a positive result among brands selling at least 10 units this month.

Model-wise, the Kia Sportage (-6%) is in the lead over Q3 but did not top any monthly ranking over the period. Instead, the Hyundai Ioniq was #1 in July, holding onto its YTD lead with a 46% gain at end-September, the Kia Picanto was #1 in August and ends Q3 at #2 and the Toyota C-HR topped a depressed September, leaping up to #7 in Q3 and #10 YTD. If over the First Half of 2018 the Top 5 was 100% Korean, this domination now extends to the Top 6 both over Q3 and the first 9 months of the year with the Hyundai i10, Kia Niro and Hyundai Tucson completing the Top 6. The Toyota Corolla (-36%), Nissan Micra (+8%) and Mitsubishi Outlander (-31%) round up the Q3 Top 10. The Skoda Karoq (#20) dominates recent launches (<12 months) above the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#31), Seat Arona (#33), Mitsubishi ASX (#38) and Kia Stonic (#41).

Previous month: Israel August 2018: Kia leads, Mitsubishi and Seat soar

One year ago: Israel September 2017: Kia Picanto snaps YTD lead, Hyundai Ioniq shines

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Israel August 2018: Kia leads, Mitsubishi and Seat soar

Mitsubishi sales in Israel jump up 55% year-on-year in August.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today August brands data for Israel, models data is now a quarterly occurrence. The new car market is down 3.1% year-on-year to 23.548 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 2.8% to 212.098 units. Kia (+8%) overtakes sister brand Hyundai (+6%) to take the lead of the Israeli brands ranking for the first time since last February, whereas Toyota (-18%), Skoda (-12%) and Suzuki (-20%) all freefall in the remainder of the Top 5. Mitsubishi (+55%) and Seat (+47%) post the largest gains in the Top 20, while further down DS (+1500%), MG (+1300%), Jaguar (+275%), Lexus (+55%) and Volvo (+46%) all lodge spectacular upticks. In the bad news aisle we find Honda (-30%), Fiat (-28%), Mercedes (-26%), Ford (-25%), Alfa Romeo (-22%), BMW (-22%), Renault (-18%), Audi (-16%), Opel (-15%), Volkswagen (-15%) and Mazda (-12%).

Previous month: Israel July 2018: Hyundai, Kia tighten stranglehold, market down 16.4%

One year ago: Israel August 2017: Kia back in charge in market down 12%

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Israel July 2018: Hyundai, Kia tighten stranglehold, market down 16.4%

Hyundai is the most popular car brand in Israel.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today July brands data for Israel, models data is now a quarterly occurrence. And it’s a tough month for new car sales here with volumes down a steep 16.4% to 21.452 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down 2.7% to 188.549. But the Korean top sellers defy the challenging market conditions to post cool gains: Hyundai is up 2% to 19.1% share and Kia is up 6% to 16.2%. Far below, Toyota (-18.7%) dives to 11.7% but Skoda (+19%) surges to 10.1%. Seat (+11%) and Mitsubishi (+4%) also shine in the Top 10 while below, MG (+6500%), DS (+1250%), Ssangyong (+226%), Lexus (+157%), Audi (+56%), Jeep (+46%), Citroen (+30%), Volkswagen (+22%), BMW (+19%) and Volvo (+12%) make themselves noticed.

Previous month: Israel June 2018: Hyundai Ioniq (#1), Kia Niro (#5) up, Top 5 is Korean

One year ago: Israel July 2017: After three months absence, Hyundai reclaims #1

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Israel June 2018: Hyundai Ioniq (#1), Kia Niro (#5) up, Top 5 is Korean

It’s a Hyundai Ioniq invasion in Israel!

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today complete models and brands data for Israel in June and H1. The Israeli new car market is down 6.6% year-on-year in June to 23.466 registrations, pulling the YTD tally down 3% to 163.097 units. Brand leader Hyundai continues to go frankly against the grain with another 43% year-on-year surge to 13.7% share, distancing sister marque Kia (-10%) at 11.9%. In fact, the remainder of the Top 4 is all in negative with Toyota (-15%) and Skoda (-19%) also struggling. Seat (+19%), Mazda (+11%), Mitsubishi (+8%) and Nissan (+6%) however all manage solid gains whereas Suzuki (-36%) crumbles down. Further down, notice MG (+6600%!), Ssangyong (+72%), Chevrolet (+38%), Jeep (+10%) and Subaru (+10%).

The Kia Niro leaps up to 5th place in H1 thanks to a podium ranking in Q2.

Over in the models ranking, the Hyundai Ioniq (+84%) confirms it is the new best-seller in the country by topping both the Q1 and Q2 charts, making Israel the first market in the world to crown the Korean eco-car. The Kia Sportage (-18%) is back above the Hyundai Tucson (-11%) at #2 as it was over the Full Year 2017, while the 2017 leader, the Kia Picanto (-27%) tumbles down to #4. The Kia Niro (+142%) brilliantly completes a Top Five 100% Korean thanks to a #3 finish in Q2. The Hyundai i10 (+24%) is the only other Top 10 nameplate in positive in H1, with the Toyota Corolla (-35%), Mitsubishi Outlander (-24%), Mazda3 (-19%) and Skoda Octavia (-12%) all in freefall. The Mitsubishi ASX (#22) tops newcomers but it’s the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#41) that was the best-seller over Q2 (#16).

Previous month: Israel May 2018: Hyundai surges 32% to cement lead

One year ago: Israel June 2017: Kia Sportage leads, Hyundai Ioniq in Top 10

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Israel May 2018: Hyundai surges 32% to cement lead

Hyundai is the most popular carmaker in Israel so far in 2018.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today May brands data for Israel, models data is now a quarterly occurrence. This month new car sales are up 3.7% to 25.798 units, however the YTD volume remains in negative territory at -2.4% to 139.631. Hyundai surges 32% to 15.7% share cementing its YTD lead and posting a 3rd consecutive month win, distancing sister brand Kia (+6%) while Toyota tumbles down 24% to 9.5% share. Skoda (+10%) keeps at the #4 it also holds YTD while below, Mitsubishi (+69%), Nissan (+44%) and Seat (+36%) post the largest gains in the Top 10. Further down, MG (+4900%), Infiniti (+193%), Ssangyong (+100%) and Peugeot (+76%) impress but Ford (-44%), Fiat (-41%), Honda (-30%), Audi (-29%), Mini (-28%), Dacia (-27%), Volkswagen (-27%) and Renault (-24%) struggle.

Previous month: Israel April 2018: Hyundai leads, Mitsubishi (+47%) and Renault (+36%) shine

One year ago: Israel May 2017: Kia leads again, Toyota up 29% in market down 2.5%

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Israel April 2018: Hyundai leads, Mitsubishi (+47%) and Renault (+36%) shine

Mitsubishi sales are up 47% year-on-year in April in Israel.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today April brands data for Israel, models data is now a quarterly occurrence. New car sales in the country edge down by just 22 units year-on-year to 19.493, leading to a year-to-date volume down 3.7% to 113.833 units. Hyundai cements its leadership thanks to a 17% year-on-year surge to 15%, frankly above sister company Kia down 12% to 12.4% while Toyota (-4%) rounds up the podium at 11.8% share. Skoda (+9%) is up one spot on March to #4, Suzuki (-11%) is up two to #5, Mitsubishi (+47%) up three to #6 and Renault (+36%) up one to #7. Seat (+21%) and Chevrolet (+12%) also shine inside the Top 10 whereas Mazda tumbles down 37%. Further down, Infiniti (+275%), Peugeot (+81%), Citroen (+60%), Volvo (+18%) and Mercedes (+17%) also impress while MG is back in the game at #29.

Previous month: Israel March 2018: Hyundai Ioniq snaps world-first pole position

One year ago:: Israel April 2017: Kia snaps top spot in market down 15%

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Israel March 2018: Hyundai Ioniq snaps world-first pole position

The Hyundai Ioniq is the best-selling vehicle in Israel so far in 2018.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today Israeli March brands data as well as complete models data for Q1 and every month so far in 2018. In March, new car sales in Israel are up 3.1% year-on-year to 29.037, yet the Q1 volume is down 4.4% to 94.340 units. Hyundai (+15%) reclaims the brands pole position it also holds YTD, overtaking Kia (+15%) and Toyota (+5%). Nissan (+4%), Skoda (+5%) and Mazda (+22%) follow but Suzuki (-12%) struggles at #7 while Seat (+3%) is up three spots on February to #10. Further down, Volvo (+133%), Isuzu (+114%), Cadillac (+23%) and Mercedes (+14%) shine while Chinese MG reappears in the Israeli sales charts at #34 thanks to the launch of the ZS crossover.

There’s a big surprise atop the Q1 models ranking: the Hyundai Ioniq snaps the pole position thanks to deliveries up 121% year-on-year, making Israel the first country in the world to crown this nameplate. The Hyundai Tucson (-9%) and Kia Sportage (-20%) rounds up the podium ahead of the Kia Picanto (-22%) and Hyundai i10 (+5%), making the Top Five 100% Korean. The Renault Clio (+98%) and Kia Niro (+202%) blast into the Top 10 with the Toyota C-HR (+90%) just outside at #11. The Mitsubishi ASX leads recent launches (<12 months) at #22, followed by the Suzuki Ignis (#35), Skoda Kodiaq (#36), Hyundai Kona (#57) and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#83).

Previous month: Israel February 2018: Kia #1, Toyota up 61% in market up 3.9%

One year ago: Israel March 2017: Hyundai Ioniq just outside Top 10

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Israel February 2018: Kia #1, Toyota up 61% in market up 3.9%

Kia is the best-selling carmaker in Israel in February.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today February data for Israel. New car sales are up 3.9% year-on-year this month to 26.284 units, yet the year-to-date tally remains in negative territory at -7.4% to 65.303 registrations. Up 2% on a year ago, Kia takes the lead of the Israeli brands ranking in February at 14.6% share, just above Toyota soaring 61% to 14.2% while Hyundai, #1 in January and over the FY2017, tumbles down 21% to 13.9% but remains #1 YTD in 2017. Mazda stuns with a 108% year-on-year gain in 5th place, with BMW (+28%), Nissan (+18%), Audi (+17%), Peugeot (+16%) and Subaru (+16%) also strong in the Top 20. Further down, Isuzu (+419%), Lexus (+153%), Infiniti (+147%), Land Rover (+47%), Volvo (+28%) and Ssangyong (+25%) make themselves noticed.

Previous month: Israel January 2018: Hyundai up to 16.1% share in market down 13.7%

One year ago: Israel February 2017: Hyundai and Kia on top, Suzuki up 89%

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Israel January 2018: Hyundai up to 16.1% share in market down 13.7%

Hyundai holds 16.1% of the Israeli new car market in January.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il, we can share with you today January data for Israel. One year ago was the largest monthly volume ever recorded in the country, so sales logically fall 13.7% this time to a still robust 39.019 registrations. Hyundai resists extremely well at -4% to see its share soar to 16.1%, the highest since February 2017. Kia (-12%) and Toyota (-39%) complete a podium identical to the FY2017 ranking. Mazda (+3%), Nissan (+6%), Suzuki (+13%) and Mitsubishi (+18%) all manage splendid growth inside the Top 10 while beyond, Porsche (+71%), Land Rover (+50%), BMW (+19%), Mini (+10%), Chevrolet (+4%), Isuzu (+4%) and Jeep (+4%) are also in positive. At the other end of the scale, Jaguar (-73%), Abarth (-71%), DS (-67%), Opel (-59%), Ford (-48%), Lexus (-47%), Seat (-31%) and Subaru (-29%) all freefall.

Previous post: Israel Full Year 2017: Kia Picanto reclaims lead, Hyundai Ioniq up to #6

One year ago: Israel January 2017: Hyundai tops all-time record market

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Israel Full Year 2017: Kia Picanto reclaims lead, Hyundai Ioniq up to #6

The Kia Picanto is the best-selling vehicle in Israel for the third time, after 2013 and 2015.

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Thanks to our partnership with cartube.co.il we can share with you today Full Year 2017 Israeli data. The market is down 1.8% on 2016 to 281.563 registrations, with the Top 4 best-selling brands unchanged on a year ago: Hyundai and Kia are both down 6% but remain dominant, while Toyota (+4%) and Skoda (+11%) gain significant share. Suzuki (+24%), Nissan (+23%) and Renault (+21%) are the biggest gainers in the Top 10 while further down, Dacia (+26% and breaking into the annual Top 20 for the first time), Jeep (+31%), Alfa Romeo (+41%), Aston Martin (+62%), Porsche (+79%), Cadillac (+84%), DS (+110%) and Maserati (+128%) make themselves noticed.

The Hyundai Ioniq ranks at a world-best #6 in Israel. Picture fxp.co.il 

Model-wise, the Kia Picanto reclaims the top spot it held in both 2013 and 2015 despite deliveries down a harsh 12% to 4.2% share. That’s better than the 17% drop endured by last year’s leader, the Kia Sportage, down to #2 in 2017. In fact the Top 4 best-seller all display double-digit declines wit the Hyundai Tucson down 22% and the Toyota Corolla down 16%. The Skoda Octavia gains one spot and 3% to #5 but the best performer in the Top 10 is the Hyundai Ioniq launched in late 2016 and ranking at #6 for its first full year in market, its best annual ranking in the world. The Renault Clio also impresses by more than doubling its sales year-on-year and leaping 20 spots to #10. Another strong gainer is the Kia Niro up to #21 for its first full year also. The best-selling new launch in Israel for 2017 is the Toyota C-HR landing directly at #17, ahead of the Suzuki Ignis (#36), Skoda Kodiaq (#49) and Seat Ateca (#66).

Previous month: Israel November 2017: Kia leads, Skoda up 40% to #3

Previous year: Israel Full Year 2016: Kia Sportage first ever crossover to lead charts

Two years ago: Israel Full Year 2015: Kia most popular brand, Picanto reclaims lead

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