Outstanding month for new car sales in Algeria: the market is up 40% year-on-year in March at 25,971 registrations, and 35% year-to-date at 74,781. The Renault Symbol keeps the lead with 2,469 sales and 9.5%, and this month it is followed by the Kia Picanto and Peugeot 207, both at 1,525 sales and 5.9%.
Hyundai stays strong with the Atos in 4th place at 5.2% share and the Accent in 5th at 4.7%. The Dacia Logan has a weak month in 9th place at 2.3%, it is however #3 year-to-date with 3,306 sales and 4.4%. The Peugeot 308 slips into the Top 10 at 510 units and 2% share.
Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.
After a very strong showing by the Hyundai Tucson IX late last year, the Toyota Hilux reclaims the title of best selling vehicle in Panama over the first 3 months of 2011 with 693 sales, 127 units above the Tucson.
The Hyundai Accent GL is stable in 3rd place, the Nissan Navara is up 4 spots at #4 with 386 sales, same as the Toyota RAV4, #5 with 383 sales. The Hyundai Elantra reappears in the Top 10 at #7.
Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.
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.
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.
The Hyundai Avante (aka Elantra) keeps the lead in South Korea for the 6th consecutive month with a comfortable margin at 11.2% share. The Hyundai Sonata drops to 4th at 6.7%, perhaps impacted by the arrival of the new generation Hyundai Grandeur, up 15 spots in 6th with 6,632 sales and 5.5% of the market.
Notice the Kia K5 back up in 5th with 5.6% share. The Kia Sportage R and Samsung SM3 (aka Renault Fluence) are solid at 4% both at #9 and 10 respectively, and the new Hyundai Accent enters the Top 20 at #19. Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.
In spite of a good month of December at +9% (14,086 sales), Algerian car sales are down 3% in 2010 with 216,862 registrations. The Renault Symbol is the best selling car in Algeria again this year at 21,411 sales, just under 10% share, ahead of the Dacia Logan at 14,024 sales (6.5%).
Hyundai delivered a fantastic year, topped off with an out-of-this-world 34% share in December. Interestingly this is due to relatively old models: the Atos goes from #7 in 2009 to #3 this year at 12,037 sales (5.6%) and the Accent (old gen + Era) is #5 with 10,202 sales, including 2,174 in December: a 15% market share!
Full Year 2010 Top 10 Ranking Table below.
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No available car sales data for Egypt, so this speculation is the result of my observations in the streets of Cairo and Luxor during my trip to Egypt in December 2008. If you have any more info about the Egyptian market please make sure to get in touch!
At the top of the ranking, the Chevrolet Aveo and the Hyundai Elantra are fighting it out for the 1st place, possibly followed by the Speranza A516. “The what?” I hear you say…
Well. One of the most interesting characteristics of the Egyptian market is the prevalence of Chinese models. Chery cars are built in a former Daewoo plant in Cairo under the brand Speranza (exclusive to Egypt), with significant success: the Speranza A516 (Chery A5) could well be in 3rd position, whereas the A620 (Chery Easter) and A113 (Chery A1) should find a place in the Top 20.
Brilliance cars are relatively common too: the Galena is very likely to be in the Top 15, and the FRV was just starting a promising Egyptian career by the time I was there.