Greece: August 2013 Car market dropped 13%. Toyota Yaris was back on top..

According with data released by Greek Association of Motor Vehicle Importers Representatives, in August cars sold in Greece had been 3.373, down 13.3%, the deepest loss since January 2013. Year to date sales were 40.605, down only 3.5%.

Since the nation’s debt crisis has began (four years ago), the registrations of new vehicles registered dropped by an unprecedented 80%. Car market collapse has become emblematic in the country, which has registered the six straight years of recession and the record of unemployment.

Last month, Citroen and Ford posted a good performance; the French carmakers jumped in the top five ranking; Ford gained 3 positions in the ranking with 199 sales and a share of 5.9%, up 1.0 points from the previous month.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Toyota was 1st again selling 427 units with a share of 12.7%, up 2.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 4.408 with a share of 10.4%. Toyota held 3 models in the top 25, with the Yaris as market leader.

Volkswagen climbed to 2nd position posting a positive month, with 336 sales and a share of 10.06%, up 1.0 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 4.193 with a share of 9.9%. Volkswagen held 2 models in the top 25, with the Golf as best selling model.

Opel was in 3rd position selling 312 vehicles with a share of 9.3%, one spot up from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.808 with a share of 9.0%, down 2.6 points from full year 2012, when Opel was market leader. Opel held only one model in the top 25, with the Corsa in 2nd position.

Hyundai climbed down to the 4thposition, selling 259 units with a share of 7.7%, down 1.6 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 2.881 with a share of 6.8%. The top model was the i20.

Citroen climbed to 5th position selling 203 units with a share of 6.0%, up 1.5 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 2.395 with a share of 5.7%. The best-selling model was the C3 in 5th position.

In the table below, the best 25 brands ranking:

Rank Aug

Rank Jul

Rank   2013

Brand

Aug

YTD 2013

FY 2012

I Half 2013

Jul 2013

Aug 2013

Ytd     2013

1

1

1

Toyota

427

4.408

9,8%

10,9%

10,2%

12,7%

11,0%

2

3

2

Volkswagen

336

4.193

10,3%

10,7%

9,4%

10,0%

10,4%

3

4

3

Opel

312

3.808

12,1%

9,6%

9,0%

9,3%

9,5%

4

2

4

Hyundai

259

2.881

4,5%

6,6%

9,7%

7,7%

7,2%

5

10

8

Citroen

203

2.395

7,2%

6,2%

4,7%

6,0%

6,0%

6

9

9

Ford

199

1.683

5,1%

3,8%

5,0%

5,9%

4,2%

7

5

7

Skoda

197

2.400

4,2%

5,9%

6,3%

5,8%

6,0%

8

6

5

Fiat

178

2.694

5,7%

7,0%

6,3%

5,3%

6,7%

9

8

6

Nissan

156

2.545

5,4%

6,6%

6,0%

4,6%

6,3%

10

11

10

Suzuki

130

1.618

3,9%

4,2%

3,5%

3,9%

4,0%

11

14

12

Audi

123

1.196

3,1%

3,0%

2,4%

3,6%

3,0%

12

15

15

BMW

104

1.038

2,3%

2,6%

2,2%

3,1%

2,6%

13

12

14

Mercedes

103

1.054

2,2%

2,6%

2,7%

3,1%

2,6%

14

13

16

Volvo

93

885

2,4%

2,1%

2,5%

2,8%

2,2%

15

16

17

Renault

85

697

1,8%

1,5%

2,2%

2,5%

1,7%

16

7

11

Seat

79

1.505

2,1%

3,4%

6,2%

2,3%

3,7%

17

17

13

Peugeot

53

1.124

4,3%

3,1%

2,1%

1,6%

2,8%

18

20

18

Kia

50

693

2,6%

1,9%

1,1%

1,5%

1,7%

19

18

19

Lancia

49

618

1,3%

1,5%

1,7%

1,5%

1,5%

19

22

26

Dacia

49

200

0,6%

0,3%

0,8%

1,5%

0,5%

20

20

21

Alfa Romeo

45

469

1,5%

1,2%

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

21

19

20

Chevrolet

36

514

1,6%

1,3%

1,2%

1,1%

1,3%

22

23

23

Mini

34

363

1,1%

1,0%

0,6%

1,0%

0,9%

23

21

22

Honda

30

436

1,1%

1,1%

0,9%

0,9%

1,1%

24

23

24

Mitsubishi

20

259

1,0%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

25

26

25

Smart

16

230

0,9%

0,6%

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

Toyota Yaris was market leader, with 257 units and a share of 8.6%, up 2.0 points from the previous month, followed by Opel Corsa in 2nd position with 217 units and a share of 7.2%, up 2.1 points from the previous month.

In 3rd position was Hyundai i20 with 159 sales and a share of 5.3%, down 0.2 points from the previous month.

Volkswagen Golf was 4th with 133 units and a share of 4.4%, up 1.1 points from the previous month, followed by Citroen C3 in 5th, up 4 spots, with 122 sales and a share of 4.1%, up 1.6 points from the previous month, and by Volkswagen Polo in 6th with 119 sales and a share of 4.0%, down 0.7 points and 2 spots from the previous month.

Remarkable the performance posted by Suzuki Swift, jumped in 8th from 26th and Renault Clio in 9th from 25th. Behind, Skoda Octavia and many others models gained many positions thanks to the little volume of the market in August, when sales are traditionally were low in the country.

In the table below, the top 25 models:

Rank   Aug

Rank Jul

Rank 2013

Model

Aug

  YTD 2013

FY   2012

I Half 2013

Jul 2013

Aug 2013

YTD   2013

1

4

1

Toyota Yaris

257

       2.603

5,8%

6,7%

4,6%

8,6%

6,5%

2

1

2

Opel Corsa

217

       2.116

6,8%

5,2%

5,1%

7,2%

5,3%

3

2

4

Hyundai i20

159

       1.496

2,0%

3,3%

5,1%

5,3%

3,8%

4

6

5

Volkswagen Golf

133

       1.280

1,7%

3,1%

3,3%

4,4%

3,2%

5

10

8

Citroen C3

122

       1.137

4,3%

2,8%

2,5%

4,1%

2,9%

6

5

3

Volkswagen Polo

119

       1.672

4,0%

4,4%

3,3%

4,0%

4,2%

7

7

11

Ford Fiesta

107

       1.023

3,0%

2,4%

2,9%

3,6%

2,6%

8

26

13

Suzuki Swift

82

           829

1,8%

2,2%

1,4%

2,7%

2,1%

9

25

25

Renault Clio

75

           496

0,9%

1,1%

1,4%

2,5%

1,2%

10

8

6

Fiat Panda

72

       1.207

1,9%

3,2%

2,6%

2,4%

3,0%

11

12

18

Toyota Aygo

69

           676

1,3%

1,5%

2,4%

2,3%

1,7%

11

9

12

Toyota Auris

69

           856

1,7%

2,0%

2,6%

2,3%

2,1%

12

30

30

Skoda Octavia

66

           448

1,9%

1,0%

1,1%

2,2%

1,1%

13

27

24

Audi A3

64

           524

1,0%

1,3%

1,2%

2,1%

1,3%

14

28

33

Ford Focus

61

           366

1,2%

0,7%

1,2%

2,0%

0,9%

15

20

14

Nissan Qashqai

59

           755

1,8%

1,9%

1,7%

2,0%

1,9%

16

35

26

BMW 1 Series

58

           475

1,0%

1,2%

0,9%

1,9%

1,2%

17

28

28

Skoda Rapid

55

           453

0,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,8%

1,1%

18

29

26

Fiat 500

51

           475

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

1,7%

1,2%

19

36

47

Dacia Duster

49

           217

0,5%

0,4%

0,8%

1,6%

0,5%

20

17

17

Hyundai i30

48

           694

0,5%

1,7%

2,0%

1,6%

1,7%

20

13

7

Nissan Micra

48

       1.184

2,2%

3,3%

2,3%

1,6%

3,0%

21

21

22

Lancia Ypsilon

44

         600

1,3%

1,5%

1,7%

1,5%

1,5%

21

11

19

Hyundai i10

44

           650

1,7%

1,5%

2,5%

1,5%

1,6%

22

23

27

Volvo V40

43

           459

0,4%

1,1%

1,5%

1,4%

1,2%

23

31

20

Citroen C4

40

           633

1,6%

1,7%

1,0%

1,3%

1,6%

24

16

10

Opel Astra

38

       1.074

3,8%

3,0%

2,1%

1,3%

2,7%

25

22

23

Volkswagen Up!

36

           569

1,5%

1,4%

1,6%

1,2%

1,4%

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