Israel peaked up record volume in first quarter 2016

Israel Vehicles Sales Q1 2016 Hyundai-Tucson_EU-Version

Israel: Q1 2016 sales volume at record fueled by low-interest rates and subdued energy prices supporting private consumption. Hyundai dominated inexorably the brand ranking with the new Tucson best-selling model.

Market Outlook

The Israeli economy expanded a respectable 2.5% last year mainly on the back of robust domestic demand. An improvement in labor market conditions, low interest rates and subdued energy prices supported private consumption. Recent data show that the economy kept the positive momentum in the first quarter of this year.

Meantime, the domestic automotive industry kept gaining ground with a satisfactory sales volume in March, following the sharp increase in the first two months of the year. After the incredible performance of the last year and the promising positive trend of this first quarter 2016, the market has the base for hitting the new annual record.

According to data released by the Israeli Department of Transportation System, following the robust growth of January and February, the sales kept the pace with 28.537 units in March, up 16.3%. The market in this first quarter, with three months in a row of positive trend, had been 90.207 sales, up 13.2% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Competitive Arena

In March the market leader was Hyundai with 4.423 sales  (+42.0%) and 15.5% of market share. In second place Kia sold 3.306 units (+1.3%) ahead of Toyota with 3.153 (+9.6%), Skoda with 1.963 (+66.9%) and Mazda with 1.861 (+23.8%).

Others great performances by Peugeot with 835 sales (+213.9%), Volkswagen with 770 (+92.5%) and Ford with 623 (+273.1%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was Hyundai-Kia with 27.1% of market share, ahead of Volkswagen Group with 12.7%, Toyota with 11.5% ,Renault-Nissan with 10.7% and Mazda with 6.5%.

As far as the best-selling models performance, the new Hyundai Tucson jumped on top with 4.105 sales followed by the Kia Picanto with 2.089 (+48.4%), the Kia Sportage with 2.011 (+140.8%), the Mitsubishi Outlander with 1.254 (+139.3%) and the Suzuki SX4 with 1.027 (+48.2%).

Wishing to see the best-selling car models ranking with the Top 100 data, see the dedicated report

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Brand Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1% Rank Mar Rank Q1
Hyundai 4.423 13.138 42,0% 29,5% 15,5% 14,5% 1 1
Kia 3.306 10.673 1,3% 18,9% 11,6% 11,8% 2 2
Toyota 3.153 10.017 9,6% 14,8% 11,0% 11,1% 3 3
Skoda 1.963 6.791 66,9% 48,5% 6,9% 7,5% 4 4
Mazda 1.861 6.374 23,8% -9,7% 6,5% 7,0% 5 5
Nissan 1.674 4.041 17,8% 11,7% 5,9% 4,5% 6 7
Suzuki 1.254 2.845 -20,7% -34,8% 4,4% 3,1% 7 8
Renault 1.008 2.720 4,3% 13,5% 3,5% 3,0% 8 10
Mitsubishi 979 4.490 -25,1% -15,1% 3,4% 5,0% 9 6
Subaru 843 2.493 8,9% 7,6% 3,0% 2,8% 10 13
Chevrolet 837 1.843 15,4% -23,8% 2,9% 2,0% 11 17
Peugeot 835 2.071 213,9% 73,6% 2,9% 2,3% 12 15
Volkswagen 770 2.512 92,5% 47,4% 2,7% 2,8% 13 12
Honda 688 2.115 1,0% -0,4% 2,4% 2,3% 14 14
Ford 623 1.373 273,1% 86,3% 2,2% 1,5% 15 20
Citroen 582 2.597 15,5% 52,8% 2,0% 2,9% 16 11
Seat 522 2.741 -52,2% -15,2% 1,8% 3,0% 17 9
Opel 498 2.047 -7,9% 14,2% 1,7% 2,3% 18 16
Fiat 472 1.344 2,2% -9,1% 1,7% 1,5% 19 21
Mercedes 391 1.524 58,3% 54,3% 1,4% 1,7% 20 19
Audi 367 1.768 51,7% 31,5% 1,3% 2,0% 21 18
Dacia 334 973 60,6% 55,2% 1,2% 1,1% 22 23
BMW 246 1.090 -18,5% 15,8% 0,9% 1,2% 23 22
Isuzu 191 637 34,5% 54,6% 0,7% 0,7% 24 24
Volvo 131 450 40,9% 43,8% 0,5% 0,5% 25 26
Lexus 130 501 12,1% 34,3% 0,5% 0,6% 26 25
Jeep 70 267 16,7% 14,1% 0,2% 0,3% 27 27
SsangYong 60 179 150,0% 179,7% 0,2% 0,2% 28 29
Land Rover 54 103 217,6% 145,2% 0,2% 0,1% 29 33
Alfa Romeo 49 165 -15,5% 13,8% 0,2% 0,2% 30 30
Mini 43 183 -39,4% -15,7% 0,2% 0,2% 31 28
Infiniti 31 146 -38,0% -5,2% 0,1% 0,2% 32 31
Cadillac 31 139 -29,5% 13,9% 0,1% 0,2% 32 32
MG 28 50 33,3% -36,7% 0,1% 0,1% 33 34
Abarth 27 44 575,0% 120,0% 0,1% 0,0% 34 36
Chrysler 17 39 70,0% 39,3% 0,1% 0,0% 35 37

Group Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1% Rank Mar Rank Q1
Hyundai-Kia 7.729 23.811 21,2% 24,5% 27,1% 26,3% 1 1
Volkswagen 3.630 13.828 24,6% 27,3% 12,7% 15,3% 2 2
Toyota 3.283 10.518 9,7% 15,6% 11,5% 11,6% 3 3
Renault-Nissan 3.047 7.880 15,2% 15,9% 10,7% 8,7% 4 4
Mazda 1.861 6.374 23,8% -9,7% 6,5% 7,0% 5 5
PSA 1.417 4.668 84,0% 61,4% 5,0% 5,2% 6 6
Mitsubishi 979 4.490 -25,1% -15,1% 3,4% 5,0% 9 7
General Motors 1.366 4.029 4,3% -7,0% 4,8% 4,4% 7 8
Suzuki 1.254 2.845 -20,7% -34,8% 4,4% 3,1% 8 9
Fuji Heavy Industries 843 2.493 8,9% 7,6% 3,0% 2,8% 10 10
Honda 688 2.115 1,0% -0,4% 2,4% 2,3% 11 11
FCA 646 1.885 8,2% -1,8% 2,3% 2,1% 12 12
Mercedes Daimler 406 1.573 64,4% 56,8% 1,4% 1,7% 14 13
Ford 623 1.373 273,1% 86,3% 2,2% 1,5% 13 14
BMW 289 1.273 -22,5% 9,9% 1,0% 1,4% 15 15
Isuzu Motors 191 637 34,5% 54,6% 0,7% 0,7% 16 16
Geely Group 131 450 40,9% 43,8% 0,5% 0,5% 17 17
Mahindra Group 60 179 150,0% 179,7% 0,2% 0,2% 19 18
Tata 64 134 178,3% 123,3% 0,2% 0,1% 18 19
SAIC 28 50 33,3% -36,7% 0,1% 0,1% 20 20

Model Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1% Rank Mar Rank Q1
Kia Picanto 2.089 4.693 48,4% 17,0% 5,6% 5,2% 2 1
Hyundai Tucson 4.105 4.105 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 10,9% 4,6% 1 2
Kia Sportage 2.011 3.315 140,8% 55,0% 5,4% 3,7% 3 3
Mazda3 993 3.281 45,6% 10,5% 2,6% 3,7% 6 4
Skoda Octavia 776 2.632 20,9% 5,4% 2,1% 2,9% 11 5
Toyota Corolla sedan 2.618 -100,0% -35,0% 0,0% 2,9% 133 6
Hyundai i10 353 2.306 -36,6% -8,1% 0,9% 2,6% 29 7
Mitsubishi Outlander 1.254 2.253 139,3% 47,9% 3,3% 2,5% 4 8
Hyundai i25 809 2.078 86,4% 22,0% 2,2% 2,3% 10 9
Seat Ibiza 257 1.786 -64,8% -21,0% 0,7% 2,0% 34 10
Hyundai i35 8 1.583 -99,0% -37,9% 0,0% 1,8% 125 11
Nissan Micra 737 1.521 12,0% 5,5% 2,0% 1,7% 12 12
Toyota Yaris 548 1.492 22,3% 7,2% 1,5% 1,7% 20 13
Skoda Rapid 674 1.382 252,9% 53,7% 1,8% 1,5% 14 14
Suzuki SX4 1.027 1.355 48,2% 32,7% 2,7% 1,5% 5 15
Mazda2 3 1.353 -99,0% -34,3% 0,0% 1,5% 130 16
Toyota Auris 426 1.271 26,8% 7,6% 1,1% 1,4% 24 17
Subaru Impreza 554 1.198 48,5% 17,8% 1,5% 1,3% 19 18
Skoda Fabia 968 1.174 2833,3% 391,2% 2,6% 1,3% 7 19
Nissan Qashqai 596 1.155 265,6% 60,0% 1,6% 1,3% 18 20
Mazda CX-5 12 1.061 -94,9% -17,4% 0,0% 1,2% 121 21
Skoda Superb 818 1.033 779,6% 235,4% 2,2% 1,2% 9 22
Hyundai i20 861 997 192,9% 131,9% 2,3% 1,1% 8 23
Renault Clio 630 986 114,3% 51,7% 1,7% 1,1% 16 24
Opel Astra 405 951 93,8% 26,0% 1,1% 1,1% 25 25

 

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