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Turkey February 2011: Renault Symbol leads, Fiat Linea #5

April 2, 2011 1 comment

The Turkish car market continues its exceptional run, up 88% in February at 39,004 registrations, and up 107% year-to-date at 68,872 units.

The Renault Symbol maintains its stranglehold on the ranking at 2,304 sales and 5.9% share (7.4% year-to-date), ahead of the Hyundai Accent Era (+1 spot, 5%) and the Ford Fiesta (+2 spots, 4.9%).

The Renault Fluence is stable in 4th and the Fiat Linea is up 6 spots in 5th at 4.1% share. The Dacia Duster stays in the Top 20 at #19 with 551 sales and 1.4% and the Renault Latitude finds 266 buyers for its very first month of sales in the country (#32).

Full Top 25 Ranking Table below.

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Turkey January 2011: Symbol at 9.4%, Jetta #2

March 5, 2011 Leave a comment

VW Jetta

Excellent start of the year in Turkey with 29,868 registrations in January, +137% year-on-year! The Renault Symbol reaches 9.4% market share with 2,807 sales, nearly double its historical level… Outstanding performance of the VW Jetta, up to #2 with 1,755 sales and 5.9%.

The Hyundai Accent Era is holding well in 3rd this month with 5.6% share, above its 2010 level, ahead of the Renault Fluence at 5%, Ford Fiesta at 4.7% and Toyota Corolla at 4.6%. The VW Golf is up to #10 and the Dacia Duster is #19.

Full Top 25 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below.

Dacia Duster

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Turkey Full Year 2010: Symbol, Accent and Fluence on podium

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Renault Fluence

No less than 99,461 cars were sold in December in Turkey, by far 2010’s best month, bringing the 2010 total to 509,784 units, up 38% on 2009. The Renault Symbol is the best selling passenger car in the country with 28,667 sales and 5.6% share, ahead of the Hyundai Accent Era at 27,386 sales (5.4%) and the Renault Fluence at 24,838 (4.9%). The Accent was only 5th in December whereas the Fluence was up to 2nd.

The Toyota Corolla and Ford Fiesta are also above 20,000 units over the year, whereas the Fiat Punto Evo (8th), Toyota Auris (13th) and Chevrolet Cruze (14th) are very solid in December. December and Full Year 2010 Top 30 below.

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Turkey LCV’s Full Year 2010: Fiat Doblo triumphs

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Fiat Doblo

Very rare to come across, Light Commercial Vehicle sales in Turkey are very significant because even though the LCV market is roughly half the size of the passenger car market (251,129 registrations, +34%), higher market shares mean LCV best sellers are actually the best-selling vehicles in the country.

The Fiat Doblo is on top for at least the 5th consecutive year with 33,686 sales and 13.4%, including 6,974 sales (14.3%) in December. The Ford Transit Connect is #2 with 32,397 sales (12.9%) ahead of its big brother Ford Transit at 29,635 sales (11.8%), with the Fiat Fiorino the last model above 10% share with 26,889 registrations (10.7%). The best-selling passenger car, the Renault Symbol, is at 28,667 sales.

More pictures, Full Year LCV and All Vehicle Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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Turkey November 2010: Symbol #1, passes Accent year-to-date

January 5, 2011 Leave a comment

The Turkish car market is euphoric this month at +182% year-on-year and 50,061 registrations, bringing the year-to-date figure to 410,323, up 31%.

The Renault Symbol, #1 in November at 5.8%, is now also the best selling car in Turkey year-to-date with 23,558 sales and 5.7%, passing the Hyundai Accent (23,174 and 5.6%).

Excellent performance of the Toyota Corolla, #2 in November at 5.3%: it climbs back to #4 year-to-date (4.3%). The Renault Fluence is back on the podium with 4.6% this month, very close to its 4.8% YTD share (#3 also). The new VW Jetta is up 4 spots in 7th, like the Mercedes C Class in 14th.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below, click on read more below the Toyota Corolla picture.

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Turkey October 2010: Symbol #1, threatens Accent YTD

December 7, 2010 Leave a comment

October is up an astounding 246% year-on-year in Turkey with 47,859 registrations, the 10 months total being now up 22% at 360,262 units.

The Renault Symbol is #1 again this month and stays above 6% market share. Provided it continues at that rate, it will pass the Hyundai Accent in the year-to-date ranking before the end of 2010. The Renault Fluence drops two spots in 4th, but even though the Ford Fiesta passes it in October, its 3rd place YTD won’t be in danger and it should close the podium by end 2010.

The Toyota Corolla returns to a more traditional level in 5th and loses its 4th spot YTD to the Ford Fiesta. Very good month for the Ford Focus (#9), VW Jetta (#11) helped by the new generation, Fiat Punto Evo (#13) and Nissan Qashqai (#15).

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Turkey September 2010: Symbol & Fluence back on top

November 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Weak September in Turkey at 42,477 registrations (-19%) but the year-to-date figure is still up by a shiny 11% at 312,403 sales.

After a couple of months all over the place, the model ranking is back to its more traditional self in Turkey: Renault tops the charts with the Symbol #1 (6.4%) and the Fluence #2 (5.1%). The Hyundai Accent Era, #3 (4.9%), still leads the year-to-date ranking at 6% vs. 5.7% for the Symbol.

Only hatchback in the Top 7, the Ford Fiesta stays solid in 4th at 4.8%. The Toyota Corolla, Fiat Albea (Palio sedan) and Linea (Grande Punto sedan) follow. The Megane gains 13 spots in 10th at 2.4%, the Nissan Qashqai (19th) and Dacia Sandero (20th) slip into the Top 20.

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