The Israeli market is very healthy over the first 10 months of 2010 at 176,684 registrations and +28%. Mazda is still the #1 manufacturer but its margin over #2 Hyundai has reduced dramatically: 25,808 sales vs. 24,974.
The rankings by segment are extremely stable this year with the Mazda2, 3 and 6 still dominating passenger cars and the Hyundai Tucson #1 in the 4WD segment. In all likeliness, the Mazda3 is #1 overall ahead of the Toyota Corolla and the Chevrolet Cruze.
Full Top 5 segments ranking tables below.
Mazda is the leading brand in Israel and the Mazda3 the best-selling car with no less than 12.3% of the market in 2009 at 21,269 sales, ahead of the Toyota Corolla at 7.1% and the Hyundai i30 at 4.9%.
The ranking by segment over the first 6 months 2010 indicates that the Mazda3 is still in the lead ahead of the Toyota Corolla, with the Chevrolet Cruze possibly taking 3rd place overall.
Mazda also dominates the minis segment with the Mazda2 ahead of the Hyundai i20 and the Suzuki Swift, and the large segment with the Mazda6 in the lead. The Hyundai Tucson is the best-selling 4WD/SUV.
2009 Top 10 and H1 2010 Top 5 by segment ranking tables below.
I don’t have any figures before 2005, but from 2005 all the way through to the present time, the Mazda3 has dominated the Israeli car sales, sometimes delivering market shares well above 10%. If you have more information please make sure to get in touch.