Greek Car Market up 20% in April 2013. Toyota climbed at market leadership.

April was the third consecutive growing month for the car market in Greece, following sixth years of decline. Sales were 5.332, up 20.9% from last year while year-to-date sales were 19.883, down 7.9%. The year-on-year comparison benefit from very low performance posted in April 2011 and should not generate too optimistic forecast for the immediate future.

However, the peak of the economic recession is over and the country started a slow recovery, as confirmed by major international boards and observers.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Toyota was the market leader, selling 697 vehicles with a share of 13.1%, up 2.8 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date April sales were 2.203 with a share of 11.3%. Toyota held 4 models in the top 50, with the Yaris as market leader.

Volkswagen was 2nd (3rd year-to-date) selling 661 vehicles, only 36 models less than Toyota, with a share of 12.4%, up 4.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.931 with a share of 9.9%. Volkswagen held 5 models in the top 50, with the Polo in 3rd position.

Hyundai jumped to the 3rd position (5th year-to-date) selling 514 units with a share of 9.6&, up 3.7 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.352 with a share of 6.9%. Hyundai held 4 models in the top 50 with the i20 in 2nd position.

Opel fell to the 4th position (2nd year-to-date) selling 421 units with a share of 7.9%, down 1.7 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 2.064 with a share of 10.6%. The best-selling model was the Corsa in 4th position.

Fiat was 5th (4th year-to-date), down 4 spots, selling 308 units with a share of 5.8%, down 5.0 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.369 with a share of 7.0%.

In the table below, the best 25 brands, ranked for the year-to-date position:

Rank YTD

Brand

Apr

  YTD 2013

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

Ytd M 2013

1

Toyota

697

         2.203

9,2%

10,7%

10,0%

10,6%

10,3%

13,1%

11,3%

2

Opel

421

         2.064

10,2%

10,5%

12,5%

11,6%

9,6%

7,9%

10,6%

3

Volkswagen

661

         1.931

8,1%

10,1%

11,9%

9,0%

8,2%

12,4%

9,9%

4

Fiat

308

         1.369

6,3%

5,3%

5,7%

7,5%

10,8%

5,8%

7,0%

5

Hyundai

514

         1.352

3,4%

5,6%

3,7%

5,9%

5,9%

9,6%

6,9%

6

Citroen

198

         1.298

10,4%

8,1%

8,2%

7,8%

5,0%

3,7%

6,7%

7

Nissan

296

         1.256

5,8%

5,6%

4,9%

6,8%

7,5%

5,6%

6,4%

8

Skoda

259

         1.190

4,4%

4,9%

5,3%

6,6%

6,5%

4,9%

6,1%

9

Suzuki

215

           739

4,9%

3,6%

2,7%

3,7%

3,6%

4,0%

3,8%

10

Ford

180

           692

5,4%

5,4%

3,9%

3,6%

3,2%

3,4%

3,6%

11

Peugeot

216

           621

4,2%

4,2%

4,8%

2,9%

3,3%

4,1%

3,2%

12

Audi

163

           579

3,4%

3,3%

2,6%

2,9%

3,0%

3,1%

3,0%

13

Seat

139

           497

2,2%

2,6%

1,8%

2,5%

3,1%

2,6%

2,6%

14

Mercedes

171

           469

2,1%

2,3%

3,0%

2,1%

3,0%

3,2%

2,4%

15

BMW

192

           449

2,6%

1,8%

2,8%

1,8%

2,3%

3,6%

2,3%

16

Volvo

124

           428

2,1%

1,5%

3,0%

2,1%

2,0%

2,3%

2,2%

17

Kia

54

           377

2,5%

2,4%

2,1%

2,3%

2,1%

1,0%

1,9%

18

Renault

96

           350

1,8%

1,5%

1,8%

1,8%

2,0%

1,8%

1,8%

19

Lancia

85

           282

1,9%

1,4%

1,1%

1,4%

1,4%

1,6%

1,4%

20

Honda

63

           238

1,0%

1,2%

1,0%

1,2%

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

21

Alfa Romeo

79

           235

1,6%

1,2%

1,3%

1,1%

1,0%

1,5%

1,2%

22

Chevrolet

45

           190

1,6%

1,9%

1,0%

1,0%

0,7%

0,8%

1,0%

23

Mini

55

           182

1,2%

0,8%

1,7%

0,9%

1,4%

1,0%

0,9%

25

Smart

44

           131

0,9%

0,8%

1,2%

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

Looking at the best-selling models, the Toyota Yaris was the market leader, selling 410 units with a share of 7.7%, up 2.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.370 with a share of 6.9%.

The i20 was 2nd, up 4 spots from March, selling 312 units with a share of 5.9%, up 2.8 points from the previous month, followed by the Polo, up 7 spots from March, with 261 sales and a share of 4.9%, up 2.7 points from the previous month.

The Corsa was 4th selling 236 units with a share of 4.4%, down 0.2 points from the previous month, followed by the Golf in 5th with 206 sales and a share of 3.9%, up 0.6 points from March, and by the Qashqai in 6th, up 13 spots from March, with 158 sales and a share of 3.0%; up 1.6 points from the previous month.

The Peugeot 208 was 7th, up 6 spots from March, selling 157 units with a share of 2.9%, up 1.0 points from the previous month, followed by the i30 in 8th, up 16 spots from March, with 135 sales and a share of 2.5%, up 1.4 points from the previous month.

In the table below, the top 50 models, ranked for last month position:

Rank Apr

Rank Mar

Rank 2012

 

Apr ’13

YTD 2013

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

YTD M 2013

1

2

2

Toyota Yaris

410

1.370

5,8%

6,9%

6,6%

5,6%

7,7%

6,9%

2

6

8

Hyundai i20

312

729

2,6%

1,9%

2,9%

3,1%

5,9%

3,7%

3

10

4

Volkswagen Polo

261

748

4,4%

5,3%

3,4%

2,2%

4,9%

3,8%

4

3

1

Opel Corsa

236

1.098

5,9%

7,5%

5,9%

4,6%

4,4%

5,5%

5

5

13

Volkswagen Golf

206

552

1,4%

1,7%

2,4%

3,3%

3,9%

2,8%

6

19

11

Nissan Qashqai

158

449

1,7%

2,0%

2,0%

1,4%

3,0%

2,3%

7

13

19

Peugeot 208

157

407

1,5%

3,3%

1,7%

1,9%

2,9%

2,0%

8

24

49

Hyundai i30

135

386

1,1%

1,0%

1,7%

1,1%

2,5%

1,9%

9

8

13

Toyota Auris

128

394

2,2%

1,1%

1,8%

2,3%

2,4%

2,0%

10

7

5

Opel Astra

117

707

3,3%

3,7%

4,1%

3,0%

2,2%

3,6%

11

13

6

Ford Fiesta

113

427

3,3%

1,8%

2,2%

1,9%

2,1%

2,2%

12

14

12

Suzuki Swift

107

406

1,5%

1,6%

2,1%

1,7%

2,0%

2,0%

13

11

21

Fiat Grande Punto

105

351

1,3%

1,4%

1,7%

2,1%

2,0%

1,8%

14

22

22

Toyota Aygo

100

291

1,6%

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

1,9%

1,5%

15

18

18

Seat Ibiza

94

322

1,6%

1,0%

1,6%

1,5%

1,8%

1,6%

16

9

16

Skoda Fabia

93

438

1,4%

1,6%

2,4%

2,3%

1,7%

2,2%

17

1

10

Fiat Panda

87

652

1,9%

1,4%

3,9%

6,7%

1,6%

3,3%

18

26

28

BMW 1-Series

86

202

0,9%

1,2%

0,8%

1,1%

1,6%

1,0%

19

15

15

Citroen C4

84

373

2,0%

2,1%

2,0%

1,7%

1,6%

1,9%

20

21

23

Lancia Ypsilon

82

273

1,2%

1,0%

1,3%

1,3%

1,5%

1,4%

21

4

7

Nissan Micra

76

533

2,5%

1,8%

3,1%

4,0%

1,4%

2,7%

22

29

17

Volkswagen Up!

74

274

1,9%

2,4%

1,4%

0,8%

1,4%

1,4%

23

27

30

Audi A3

73

205

1,3%

0,6%

0,9%

1,0%

1,4%

1,0%

24

17

64

Skoda Rapid

71

175

0,0%

0,0%

0,7%

1,5%

1,3%

0,9%

25

16

35

Renault Clio

69

263

0,8%

0,9%

1,3%

1,6%

1,3%

1,3%

26

20

42

Mercedes A-Class

66

202

1,1%

1,7%

0,9%

1,3%

1,2%

1,0%

27

37

31

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

63

159

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

1,2%

0,8%

28

23

14

Hyundai i10

62

216

2,4%

0,5%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

29

25

61

Volvo V40

61

228

0,1%

1,6%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

30

12

3

Citroen C3

59

633

4,3%

5,2%

4,0%

2,0%

1,1%

3,2%

31

36

29

Volkswagen Passat

56

137

1,0%

0,9%

0,6%

0,6%

1,1%

0,7%

32

40

24

Fiat 500

53

209

0,9%

1,5%

1,1%

0,5%

1,0%

1,1%

33

37

52

BMW 3-Series

49

116

0,9%

1,0%

0,5%

0,6%

0,9%

0,6%

34

42

38

Volvo S60

46

106

0,9%

0,8%

0,4%

0,4%

0,9%

0,5%

35

32

33

Smart Fortwo

43

120

0,7%

1,2%

0,5%

0,7%

0,8%

0,6%

35

31

34

Suzuki Alto

43

139

1,1%

0,4%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

36

38

64

Honda Civic

42

135

0,0%

0,0%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

37

44

64

Suzuki SX4

39

73

0,0%

0,0%

0,2%

0,3%

0,7%

0,4%

38

30

40

Audi A1

37

139

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

39

33

20

Peugeot 107

36

120

1,2%

1,0%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

40

46

64

Mini

32

114

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

1,0%

0,6%

0,6%

40

28

44

Toyota Avensis

32

59

0,0%

0,0%

0,2%

0,1%

0,6%

0,3%

41

34

36

Nissan Juke

31

168

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

42

32

62

Skoda Citigo

29

157

0,6%

0,7%

0,9%

0,7%

0,5%

0,8%

43

47

64

Volkswagen Tiguan

26

108

0,6%

1,0%

0,6%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

43

37

47

Fiat 500L

26

54

0,0%

0,0%

0,2%

0,1%

0,5%

0,3%

43

42

27

Skoda Yeti

26

130

0,5%

0,4%

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

43

39

45

Mercedes B-Class

26

99

0,9%

0,9%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

44

43

48

Mercedes C-Class

25

72

0,6%

0,6%

0,3%

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

44

47

43

Chevrolet Spark

25

94

0,9%

0,4%

0,5%

0,1%

0,5%

0,5%

45

38

54

Skoda Octavia

20

216

2,0%

2,0%

1,3%

0,6%

0,4%

1,1%

45

27

26

Kia Rio

20

193

1,4%

1,1%

1,2%

1,0%

0,4%

1,0%

45

43

64

Audi Q3

20

106

0,8%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,4%

0,5%

45

35

9

Dacia Duster

20

77

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

0,4%

45

43

64

Seat Leon

20

59

0,7%

0,6%

0,3%

0,6%

0,4%

0,3%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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