Israel: Corolla September 2013 sales boom pushed Toyota at leadership, first time ever.

According with data released by the Israeli Department of Transportation System, in September 2013 domestic light passenger vehicles sales were 11.733, down 8.3% and the year-to-date sales 164.760, up 2.3% from last year.

Looking at top brands performance:

Toyota was market leader, first time ever in Israel, following a strong trend started in July with full availability of last Corolla generation, which is having a success as never before in this country. September sales were 1.518 units with a share of 12.9%, the best ever, up 0.7 points from the already strong August performance. Year-to-date Toyota was third with 15.780 sales and 9.6% of share, down 0.2 points from last year, due to a weak first half performance. Corolla was market leader as in August.

Kia advanced in 2nd selling 1.068 cars in spite of sales dropped at 9.1%, down 3.1 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 16.360 with a share of 9.9%, up 0.5 points from full year 2012. Picanto confirmed the second place among models.

Hyundai fell in third with an awful monthly performance Sales were only 984 with share collapsed at 8.4%, down 7 points from August. Year-to-date sales Hyundai was again leader with 25.856 sales and 15.7% of share, up 0.3 points from last year. The top model was the compact i30, ranked 4th.

Skoda advanced in 4th with 854 sales and 7.3% of share, up 2.2 points from the previous month. Year-to-date Skoda was 5th with 9.630 sales and 5.8% of share, down 0.1 points from 2012. The top model Rapid advanced in 5th place.

Renault was 5th, up 1 spot, selling 810 units with a share of 6.9%, up 1.9 points from the previous month. Year-to-date Renault was 6th with 7.909 sales and a share of 4.8%, up 1.5 points from last year. The top model Fluence ranked 6th.

Volkswagen climbed in 6th place, up 6 spots, thanks to strong sales on all line up, Polo overall. Sales were 648 with 5.5% of share, up 2.4 point from the previous. Year to date it was 10th with 6.733 sales and 4.1% of share.

In the table below, the top25 brands ranked for the year to date position:

Rank Sep

Rank Aug

Rank 2013

Brand

Sep

YTD Sep

FY 2012

I Half 2013

Aug 2013

Sep 2013

YTD 2013

1

2

3

Toyota

1.518

15.780

9,8%

8,3%

12,2%

12,9%

9,6%

2

3

2

Kia

1.068

16.360

9,4%

9,2%

12,2%

9,1%

9,9%

3

1

1

Hyundai

984

25.856

15,4%

16,5%

15,4%

8,4%

15,7%

4

5

5

Skoda

854

9.630

5,5%

5,9%

5,1%

7,3%

5,8%

5

6

8

Renault

810

7.909

3,3%

4,5%

5,0%

6,9%

4,8%

6

12

10

Volkswagen

648

6.733

4,8%

4,3%

3,1%

5,5%

4,1%

7

7

9

Suzuki

592

7.492

4,7%

4,5%

4,5%

5,0%

4,5%

8

13

6

Nissan

583

8.305

4,8%

5,6%

3,1%

5,0%

5,0%

9

9

12

Honda

534

5.456

2,9%

3,1%

3,8%

4,6%

3,3%

10

14

13

Chevrolet

490

4.660

3,9%

2,8%

2,6%

4,2%

2,8%

11

4

4

Ford

476

10.656

9,8%

7,0%

5,5%

4,1%

6,5%

12

16

14

Seat

476

4.590

3,0%

2,8%

2,6%

4,1%

2,8%

13

11

11

Citroen

399

5.483

2,8%

3,3%

3,3%

3,4%

3,3%

14

8

15

Mitsubishi

395

4.505

1,3%

2,2%

4,1%

3,4%

2,7%

15

10

7

Mazda

307

8.247

5,4%

5,7%

3,6%

2,6%

5,0%

16

18

17

Peugeot

251

3.527

2,7%

2,2%

2,0%

2,1%

2,1%

17

15

16

Opel

250

4.325

1,9%

2,7%

2,6%

2,1%

2,6%

18

19

20

Subaru

247

1.902

0,9%

0,8%

1,8%

2,1%

1,2%

19

17

18

Fiat

175

3.415

1,6%

2,1%

2,1%

1,5%

2,1%

20

29

26

MG

149

496

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

1,3%

0,3%

21

20

19

Audi

103

2.130

1,0%

1,4%

1,1%

0,9%

1,3%

22

21

21

Mercedes

85

1.418

0,5%

0,9%

0,8%

0,7%

0,9%

23

26

24

Chrysler

57

592

0,7%

0,4%

0,2%

0,5%

0,4%

24

22

22

BMW

53

1.231

0,8%

0,9%

0,5%

0,5%

0,7%

25

23

23

Isuzu

39

1.006

0,5%

0,7%

0,5%

0,3%

0,6%

Toyota Corolla confirmed the leadership in spite of share fell at 8.2% from 10.1% in August. Sales were 967 in September and 5.680 year to date, when Corolla was 5th.

Kia Picanto was 2nd with 502 units and a share of 4.3%, down 2.0 points from the previous month. Year to date sales were 7.287 with share at 4.4%.

Suzuki Alto climbed in 3rd from 37th with 321 sales and 2.7% of share, up 1.9 points. Year to date it was 33rd with 1.469 sales and 0.9% of share.

Hyundai i30 was 4th with 302 units and 2.6% of share, down 0.6 points, followed by Skoda Rapid, 5th with 300 units and 2.6% of share, up 0.4 points.

Renault Fluence fell in 6th, down 3 spots, with 283 units and 2.4% of share , down 1.1 points, ahead of Seat Ibiza, up 7 spots, with 267 sales and 2.3% of share and Ford Focus, fell in 8th ,down 3 spots, with 258 sales as Hyundai i35.

Skoda Octavia was ten with 231 sales. In the table below, the best selling 25 models, ranked as per August position:

Rank Sep

Rank Aug

Rank 2013

Model

Sep

YTD Sep

FY   2012

I Half 2013

Aug 2013

Sep 2013

YTD 2013

1

1

5

Toyota Corolla

967

       5.680

4,0%

1,9%

10,1%

8,2%

3,4%

2

2

2

Kia Picanto

502

       7.287

3,0%

3,9%

6,3%

4,3%

4,4%

3

37

33

Suzuki Alto

321

       1.469

1,0%

0,8%

0,8%

2,7%

0,9%

4

4

3

Hyundai i30

302

       6.515

2,2%

4,0%

3,2%

2,6%

4,0%

5

8

22

Skoda Rapid

300

       1.969

0,0%

0,7%

2,2%

2,6%

1,2%

6

3

7

Renault Fluence

283

       5.009

2,1%

2,9%

3,5%

2,4%

3,0%

7

14

10

Seat Ibiza

267

       3.272

2,5%

2,1%

1,5%

2,3%

2,0%

8

5

4

Ford Focus

258

       7.601

7,7%

5,3%

1,6%

2,2%

4,6%

8

12

1

Hyundai i35

258

       5.912

3,7%

3,7%

2,3%

2,2%

3,6%

10

46

15

Skoda Octavia

231

       2.669

1,8%

1,9%

0,6%

2,0%

1,6%

11

23

11

Nissan Micra

218

       3.262

1,7%

2,3%

1,1%

1,9%

2,0%

12

20

14

Nissan Juke

214

       2.716

1,6%

1,8%

1,2%

1,8%

1,6%

13

15

20

Mitsubishi Outlander

212

       2.380

0,3%

1,4%

1,5%

1,8%

1,4%

14

6

6

Hyundai i20

202

       5.394

3,2%

3,7%

2,3%

1,7%

3,3%

15

45

57

Renault Clio

182

         719

0,4%

0,3%

0,6%

1,6%

0,4%

16

19

52

Subaru Impreza

181

         836

0,0%

0,2%

1,3%

1,5%

0,5%

17

43

56

Honda Insight

168

         771

0,4%

0,3%

0,6%

1,4%

0,5%

18

47

47

Honda Jazz

166

         912

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

1,4%

0,6%

19

18

31

Kia Sportage

159

       1.546

1,2%

0,9%

1,3%

1,4%

0,9%

20

5

8

Hyundai i25

158

       3.546

2,8%

2,2%

2,3%

1,3%

2,2%

21

49

38

Kia Forte

152

       2.522

1,8%

1,6%

1,4%

1,3%

1,5%

22

16

19

Volkswagen Polo

152

       1.252

1,2%

0,8%

0,6%

1,3%

0,8%

23

77

76

MG350

149

         496

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

1,3%

0,3%

24

11

26

Mazda CX-5

145

       2.582

1,0%

1,6%

1,6%

1,2%

1,6%

25

9

18

Citroen Berlingo

145

       1.817

0,8%

0,8%

1,6%

1,2%

1,1%

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