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Turkey 2004-2006: Renault places Megane and Clio Symbol on top

Renault has for a long time held a dominant position in Turkey, one of its main production hubs. The Renault Megane Sedan reigns over the Turkish market, stable at very high levels, ahead of the Renault Clio Symbol, and this for at least 3 consecutive years between 2004 and 2006.

Over the first 7 months of 2006, the Fiat Albea climbs on the 3rd step of the podium at over 10,000 sales, followed by the Hyundai Accent Era at close to 9,000. The Fiat Grande Punto is also pretty strong in 10th place.

Light Commercial Vehicles figures, although very rare to come across, are very interesting: over the first 5 months of 2006 the Fiat Doblo was actually the best selling vehicle in Turkey overall with 14,973 sales, ahead of the Ford Transit (12,031) and the Ford Transit Connect (12,031), all produced locally.

Full 10 months 2005 Top 50, 5 months 2006 Top 50, LCV 5 months 2006 Top 10 and 7 months 2005 Top 25: click on ‘Read more’ below.

Renault Clio Symbol

Fiat Albea in Istanbul, Turkey August 2006

Hyundai Accent Era in Istanbul, Turkey August 2006

Fiat Doblo

Turkey 10 months 2005:

Pos Model 10m 2005 %
1 RENAULT:MEGANE 27,276 8.1%
2 RENAULT:CLIO incl SYMBOL 23,568 7.0%
3 HYUNDAI:ACCENT 16,347 4.9%
4 FIAT:ALBEA 14,873 4.4%
5 TOYOTA:COROLLA 14,633 4.4%
6 FORD:FOCUS 14,201 4.2%
7 OPEL:ASTRA 12,909 3.9%
8 FORD:FIESTA 12,138 3.6%
9 HYUNDAI:GETZ 11,933 3.6%
10 OPEL:CORSA 10,824 3.2%
11 PEUGEOT:206 8,357 2.5%
12 FIAT:PALIO 8,349 2.5%
13 HONDA:CIVIC 7,802 2.3%
14 VOLKSWAGEN:PASSAT 7,308 2.2%
15 VOLKSWAGEN:POLO 6,493 1.9%
16 DACIA:LOGAN 6,165 1.8%
17 PEUGEOT:307 6,135 1.8%
18 FORD:FUSION 4,362 1.3%
19 CHEVROLET:KALOS 4,203 1.3%
20 VOLKSWAGEN:GOLF 4,157 1.2%
21 SKODA:FABIA 3,957 1.2%
22 CITROEN:C4 3,880 1.2%
23 HONDA:JAZZ 3,642 1.1%
24 KIA:SORENTO 3,586 1.1%
25 OPEL:VECTRA 3,165 0.9%
26 TOYOTA:AVENSIS 3,057 0.9%
27 RENAULT:LAGUNA 2,951 0.9%
28 FORD:FOCUS C-MAX 2,932 0.9%
29 LADA:2110 2,927 0.9%
30 HYUNDAI:ELANTRA 2,823 0.8%
31 CITROEN:C3 2,706 0.8%
32 OPEL:MERIVA 2,661 0.8%
33 TOYOTA:YARIS 2,497 0.7%
34 SEAT:CORDOBA 2,376 0.7%
35 NISSAN:MICRA 2,361 0.7%
36 RENAULT:SCENIC 2,282 0.7%
37 KIA:CERATO 2,190 0.7%
38 CHEVROLET:LACETTI 2,081 0.6%
39 SKODA:OCTAVIA 2,008 0.6%
40 NISSAN:ALMERA 1,987 0.6%
41 MAZDA3 1,686 0.5%
42 TATA:INDICA 1,635 0.5%
43 HYUNDAI:TUCSON 1,630 0.5%
44 KIA:SPORTAGE 1,534 0.5%
45 BMW:SERIES 3 1,463 0.4%
46 AUDI:A3 1,348 0.4%
47 AUDI:A4 1,342 0.4%
48 TOYOTA:COROLLA VERSO 1,326 0.4%
49 VOLKSWAGEN:JETTA 1,218 0.4%
50 MITSUBISHI:COLT 1,153 0.3%

Turkey 5 months 2006:

Pos Model 5m 2006 %
1 Renault Megane 9,647 5.0%
2 Renault Symbol 8,820 4.6%
3 Ford Focus 7,844 4.1%
4 Fiat Albea 7,676 4.0%
5 Toyota Corolla 7,591 4.0%
6 Opel Astra 6,943 3.6%
7 Ford Fiesta 6,683 3.5%
8 Hyundai Accent Era 6,213 3.2%
9 Hyundai Getz 5,805 3.0%
10 Fiat Grande Punto 5,418 2.8%
11 VW Jetta 3,921 2.0%
12 Opel Corsa 3,821 2.0%
13 Dacia Logan 3,534 1.8%
14 Renault Clio 3,435 1.8%
15 VW Passat 3,288 1.7%
16 Peugeot 206 3,216 1.7%
17 Honda City 3,032 1.6%
18 VW Polo 2,861 1.5%
19 Peugeot 307 2,498 1.3%
20 Ford Fusion 2,496 1.3%
21 Citroen C4 2,230 1.2%
22 Toyota Yaris 2,150 1.1%
23 Fiat Palio 2,125 1.1%
24 Kia Sorento 2,092 1.1%
25 VW Golf 2,004 1.0%
26 Peugeot 407 1,979 1.0%
27 Kia Cerato 1,898 1.0%
28 Chevrolet Aveo 1,705 0.9%
29 Skoda Fabia 1,655 0.9%
30 Opel Vectra 1,340 0.7%
31 Ford Focus C-Max 1,290 0.7%
32 Toyota Avensis 1,281 0.7%
33 Honda Jazz 1,240 0.6%
34 Citroen C3 1,159 0.6%
35 Seat Cordoba 1,063 0.6%
36 Nissan Micra 1,043 0.5%
37 Kia Rio 963 0.5%
38 Seat Leon 902 0.5%
39 Ford Mondeo 884 0.5%
40 Skoda Octavia 876 0.5%
41 Kia Sportage 820 0.4%
42 Lada Vega 820 0.4%
43 Opel Meriva 775 0.4%
44 Mazda 3 764 0.4%
45 Toyota Corolla Verso 705 0.4%
46 Honda Civic 693 0.4%
47 Hyundai Tucson 630 0.3%
48 Nissan Almera 625 0.3%
49 Citroen C5 614 0.3%
50 BMW 3 Series 595 0.3%

Turkey LCV’s 5 months 2006:

Pos Model 5m 2006
1 Fiat Doblo 14,973
2 Ford Transit 12,932
3 Ford Transit Connect 12,031
4 Renault Kangoo 7,186
5 VW Caddy 6,653
6 VW Transporter 6,085
7 Hyundai H100 5,094
8 Peugeot Partner 4,301
9 Hyundai Starex 3,391
10 Opel Combo 2,671

Turkey 7 months 2006:

Pos Model 7m 2006
1 Renault Megane Sedan 12,403
2 Renault Clio Symbol 11,905
3 Fiat Albea 10,179
4 Hyundai Accent Era 8,914
5 Ford Fiesta 8,483
6 Toyota Corolla Sedan 8,377
7 Ford Focus Sedan 8,029
8 Hyundai Getz 7,263
9 Opel Astra 6,675
10 Fiat Grande Punto 6,411
11 Opel Corsa 5,057
12 Dacia Logan 4,597
13 VW Jetta 4,531
14 Renault Clio 4,443
15 VW Passat 4,309
16 Honda City 3,935
17 VW Polo 3,613
18 Toyota Yaris 3,026
19 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2,976
20 Fiat Palio 2,932
21 VW Golf 2,746
22 Citroen C4 2,720
23 Peugeot 307 2,685
24 Peugeot 407 2,592
25 Kia Sorento 2,553

Source: JATO, Turkish car magazines bought in the country in August 2006.

Note: I took the Fiat Albea and Hyundai Accent Era pictures in Istanbul during my trip to the country in August 2006.

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