Israel car market surged 20% in April 2013. Toyota and Mazda down.

According to the Israeli Department of Transportation System, car sales in April were 17.276, up 20.0%. Year-to-date sales were 75.033, up 2.1% from last year. Pushed by new models introduction, several brands have over performed the market, with Mercedes up 98.8%, Opel 58%, Renault 42%, Mitsubishi 40% and Fiat 31%.

Looking at top brands performance:

Hyundai in 1st posted an outstanding month, the best in the last ones, selling 3.021 units with a share of 17.5%, up 2.6 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date April was 12.529 with a share of 16.7%. Hyundai held 5 models in the top 50, with the i35 as market leader.

Kia in 2nd posted a negative month, selling 1.494 units with a share of 8.6%, down 2.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 6.872 with a share of 9.2%. Kia held 4 models in the top 50, with the Picanto in 4th position.

Ford recovered its 3rd position (4th year-to-date) but with a little improvement, selling 1.336 units with a share of 7.7%, up 2.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 5.726 with a share of 7.6%. Ford held 2 models in the top 50, with the Focus in 2nd position.

Skoda climbed to the 4th position (6th year-to-date) selling 1.127 units with a share of 6.5%, up 1.6 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 4.089 with a share of 5.4%. The Octavia jumped to the 11th position.

Nissan was 5th selling 956 units with a share of 5.5%, down 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 4.236 with a share of 5.6%. The best-selling model was the Micra in 6th position.

Toyota fell down in the 6th position (3rd year-to-date) selling 943 vehicles, only 13 models less than Nissan, with a share of 5.5%, down 3.9 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 6.363 with a share of 8.5%. The Yaris was 10th.

Renault jumped to the 7th position (9th year-to-date) selling 886 units with a share of 5.1%, up 1.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.221 with a share of 4.3%. The top model was the Fluence in 5th position.

Suzuki was 8th selling 797 units with a share of 4.1%, down 0.1 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.521 with a share of 4.7%. The best-selling model was the SX4 in 22nd position.

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

Rank Ytd

Rank 2012

Brand

Apr

Ytd Apr

Q1 2012

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar

Apr

Ytd Apr

1

1

Hyundai

3.021

12.529

16,0%

15,9%

14,0%

16,4%

16,5%

14,9%

17,5%

16,7%

2

4

Kia

1.494

6.872

9,9%

10,0%

7,7%

9,6%

9,3%

10,9%

8,6%

9,2%

3

3

Toyota

943

6.363

8,0%

9,0%

11,3%

9,7%

9,4%

9,4%

5,5%

8,5%

4

2

Ford

1.336

5.726

10,5%

9,6%

8,7%

10,4%

7,6%

7,5%

7,7%

7,6%

5

8

Nissan

956

4.236

5,4%

5,0%

4,1%

4,1%

5,7%

5,7%

5,5%

5,6%

6

5

Skoda

1.127

4.089

5,4%

5,3%

5,5%

5,4%

5,1%

4,9%

6,5%

5,4%

7

6

Mazda

600

4.088

5,8%

5,6%

6,2%

4,8%

6,0%

5,9%

3,5%

5,4%

8

9

Suzuki

707

3.521

4,5%

4,4%

5,0%

4,7%

4,9%

4,2%

4,1%

4,7%

9

11

Renault

886

3.221

3,0%

3,3%

3,6%

3,2%

4,0%

3,8%

5,1%

4,3%

10

7

Volkswagen

724

3.098

4,5%

5,0%

5,0%

4,6%

4,1%

4,4%

4,2%

4,1%

11

15

Citroen

552

2.580

2,9%

2,2%

3,6%

2,5%

3,5%

3,9%

3,2%

3,4%

12

13

Seat

433

2.124

3,8%

3,5%

2,1%

2,7%

2,9%

2,7%

2,5%

2,8%

13

14

Honda

576

2.083

2,3%

2,9%

3,8%

2,9%

2,6%

2,6%

3,3%

2,8%

14

10

Chevrolet

490

2.020

3,9%

4,2%

3,7%

4,6%

2,6%

2,7%

2,8%

2,7%

15

16

Opel

511

2.016

1,8%

1,8%

1,9%

2,1%

2,6%

2,2%

3,0%

2,7%

16

12

Peugeot

340

1.674

2,7%

4,4%

2,7%

3,2%

2,3%

3,6%

2,0%

2,2%

17

17

Fiat

311

1.549

1,7%

1,5%

1,8%

1,6%

2,1%

3,0%

1,8%

2,1%

18

18

Mitsubishi

470

1.411

1,4%

1,2%

1,5%

1,1%

1,6%

1,4%

2,7%

1,9%

19

19

Audi

219

1.052

1,2%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

1,4%

1,0%

1,3%

1,4%

20

24

Mercedes

138

688

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

21

21

Bmw

181

660

0,7%

0,8%

1,1%

0,8%

0,8%

0,6%

1,0%

0,9%

22

20

Subaru

162

558

0,8%

0,7%

1,0%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

23

23

Isuzu

126

542

0,1%

0,2%

1,3%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

24

22

Chrysler

235

294

0,1%

1,5%

0,8%

0,7%

0,1%

0,1%

1,4%

0,4%

25

28

Lexus

50

225

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

Looking at the top selling models, the Hyundai i35 was the market leader, selling 953 units with a share of 5.5%, up 2.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 2.812 with a share of 3.7%.

The Focus was 2nd selling 937 units with a share of 5.4%, down 1.2 points from the previous month, followed by the i30 in 3rd, up 3 spots from March, with 808 sales and a share of 4.7%, up 1.8 points from the previous month.

The Picanto was 4th selling 600 units with a share of 3.5%, down 1.5 points from the previous month, followed by the Fluence in 5th, up 6 spots from March, with 591 sales and a share of 3.4%, up 1.5 points from the previous month, and by the Micra in 6th, up 27 spots from March, with 477 sales and a share of 2.8%, up 2.0 points from the previous month.

The Hyundai i25 was 7th, up 39 spots from March, selling 456 units with a share of 2.6%, up 2.0 points from the previous month, followed by the i20 in 8th, down 6 spots from March, with 446 sales and a share of 2.6%, down 3.5 points from the previous month.

Behind it was a positive month for the Hyundai ix35 in 19th, up 21 spots from the previous month, for the Skoda Rapid in 41st, up 30 spots, and for the Citroen C3 Picasso in 49th, up 28 from spots March.

It was a negative month for the Nissan Juke in 18th, down 9 spots from the previous month, for the Toyota Corolla in 27th, down 9 spots, and the Mazda 2 in 31st, down 23 spots from March.

In the table below, the best selling 50 models, ranked for year to date position:

Rank Apr

Rank Mar

Rank 2012

Model

Apr

Ytd Apr

2012

Jan

Feb

Mar

Q1 2013

Apr

Ytd Apr

1

4

3

Hyundai i35

953

2.812

3,7%

2,7%

4,0%

3,1%

3,2%

5,5%

3,7%

2

1

1

Ford Focus

937

4.512

7,7%

7,2%

4,4%

6,6%

6,2%

5,4%

6,0%

3

6

10

Hyundai i30

808

2.877

2,2%

4,9%

2,5%

2,9%

3,6%

4,7%

3,8%

4

3

5

Kia Picanto

600

2.852

3,0%

3,6%

3,1%

5,0%

3,9%

3,5%

3,8%

5

11

68

Renault Fluence

591

2.067

2,1%

3,4%

2,2%

1,9%

2,6%

3,4%

2,8%

6

33

16

Nissan Micra

477

1.521

1,7%

2,3%

2,1%

0,8%

1,8%

2,8%

2,0%

7

46

6

Hyundai i25

456

1.761

2,8%

2,8%

3,2%

0,6%

2,3%

2,6%

2,3%

8

2

4

Hyundai i20

446

2.952

3,2%

4,1%

2,7%

6,1%

4,3%

2,6%

3,9%

9

5

9

Kia Rio

422

1.979

2,3%

2,6%

2,6%

2,9%

2,7%

2,4%

2,6%

10

7

48

Toyota Yaris

421

1.561

1,8%

2,0%

1,2%

2,7%

2,0%

2,4%

2,1%

11

23

15

Skoda Octavia

387

1.506

1,8%

2,2%

2,3%

1,2%

1,9%

2,2%

2,0%

12

13

18

Honda Civic

365

1.290

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

2,1%

1,7%

13

26

69

Mitsubishi Outlander

346

968

0,3%

0,9%

1,3%

1,0%

1,1%

2,0%

1,3%

14

21

32

Opel Astra

332

1.291

1,0%

2,0%

1,6%

1,4%

1,7%

1,9%

1,7%

15

10

 

Seat Ibiza

295

1.622

2,5%

2,6%

2,2%

2,1%

2,3%

1,7%

2,2%

16

22

30

Mazda CX-5

274

1.266

1,0%

2,1%

1,7%

1,2%

1,7%

1,6%

1,7%

17

34

 

Skoda Fabia

263

631

1,7%

0,7%

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

1,5%

0,8%

18

9

17

Nissan Juke

258

1.446

1,6%

1,8%

2,1%

2,4%

2,1%

1,5%

1,9%

19

40

26

Hyundai ix35

223

822

1,1%

1,0%

1,4%

0,7%

1,0%

1,3%

1,1%

20

16

57

Volkswagen Golf

218

942

0,8%

1,0%

1,3%

1,6%

1,3%

1,3%

1,3%

21

27

28

Toyota Auris

218

657

0,7%

0,1%

1,4%

1,0%

0,8%

1,3%

0,9%

22

14

 

Suzuki SX4

217

1.000

1,3%

0,9%

1,6%

1,6%

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

23

29

 

Volkswagen Jetta

205

834

1,1%

1,0%

1,4%

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

24

12

14

Kia Forte

200

959

1,8%

1,4%

0,6%

1,9%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

25

31

31

Suzuki Swift

191

764

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

0,8%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

26

32

36

Citroen Berlingo

186

691

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

1,1%

0,9%

27

18

64

Toyota Corolla

173

1.963

4,0%

3,4%

4,4%

1,5%

3,1%

1,0%

2,6%

28

 

8

Mazda3

173

729

2,5%

1,0%

1,7%

0,1%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

29

15

29

Nissan Qashqai

161

877

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

1,6%

1,2%

0,9%

1,2%

30

20

80

Mazda6

158

895

0,3%

0,2%

2,6%

1,4%

1,3%

0,9%

1,2%

31

8

21

Mazda2

156

937

1,2%

1,0%

0,7%

2,5%

1,4%

0,9%

1,2%

32

 

41

Ford Fiesta

149

231

0,7%

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,9%

0,3%

33

30

 

Skoda Yeti

142

642

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

34

45

22

Chevrolet Cruze

135

552

1,2%

1,0%

0,5%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

35

24

 

Suzuki Splash

134

985

1,1%

1,4%

1,9%

1,2%

1,5%

0,8%

1,3%

36

41

45

Isuzu D-Max

126

542

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

37

38

23

Kia Sportage

123

591

1,2%

1,0%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

38

44

 

Volkswagen Polo

120

514

1,2%

0,7%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

39

43

58

Toyota Prius

117

400

0,7%

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

0,5%

40

52

33

Chevrolet Sonic

117

467

1,0%

0,5%

0,9%

0,5%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

41

71

12

Skoda Rapid

116

176

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,3%

0,1%

0,7%

0,2%

42

60

 

Toyota RAV4

109

184

0,2%

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,1%

0,6%

0,2%

43

 

 

Kia Sorento

103

248

0,2%

0,4%

0,2%

0,1%

0,3%

0,6%

0,3%

44

47

11

Renault Kangoo

102

226

0,5%

0,1%

0,0%

0,6%

0,2%

0,6%

0,3%

45

53

 

Opel Corsa

96

504

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

46

36

43

Toyota Verso

93

512

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,5%

0,7%

47

37

 

Toyota Verso

93

512

0,0%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,5%

0,7%

48

39

 

Fiat 500

92

383

0,2%

0,2%

0,6%

0,7%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

49

77

82

Citroen C3 Picasso

92

346

0,3%

0,4%

0,6%

0,3%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

50

63

 

Renault Megane

90

330

0,0%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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