October 2013 reported a negative performance for the Turkish automotive sector, as total sales fell 3.2% from last year due to the heavy decline of LCV sales and a still positive demand on cars. Volkswagen reinforced the leadership thanks to the Jetta, new market leader.
In September 2013 Turkish light vehicle market was down 2.8% as first effect of pressure on vehicles price due to local currency depreciation against dollar and euro. Mercedes posted a remarkable September performance growing in seventh place, with 4.6% of market share.
Turkish light passengers' vehicles market kept the pace in August advancing 11.9% from last year with year to date sales up 12.4% and projecting the second best year ever. Opel posted the best performance in the 2013 with Astra 3rd and Corsa 5th.
In July, the Turkish light passengers' vehicles market posted a robust 14.9% increase thanks to the car segment, growth above 20% from last year, while LCV segment was down 7.3%. Volkswagen sales boomed and the brand rose in first market place.
In June 2013 the Turkish car market was up only 4.3%, sharply reducing the growing trend, hit by citizen's riots in Istanbul against the government. However first half 2013 sales were up 19.5%, not far from all-time record posted in the 2011.
Pushed by removed positive economic perspectives and low interest rate, Turkish car market rose 15.0% in May with cumulate sales up 14.1% from 2012. Thanks to a tremendous performance, Fiat was back market leader.
In April, the renovated momentum of the Turkish car market followed on as sales rose 16.9% from last. Year-to-date sales were up 13.8%. Renault was again market leader improving the share at 15.0%, while Volkswagen was second at 13.8%.
Pushed by low interest rate and recovery of consumer's economic confidence index, the Turkish car market in March was up 6.0%, with first quarter sales up by 11.9%. Strong sales on Astra pushed up Opel performance, while Renault share fell.
In February, the new positive momentum of the Turkish light passenger market was confirmed and sales were 16.9% up, with a cumulate 2013 volume up by 11.9%. Renault and Volkswagen confirmed the strong sales performance, with Fluence market leader.
Following a negative 2012, in January the Turkish car passengers market started booming 29.6% from last year. Protagonists were the two market leaders, Volkswagen and Renault, both at record share, driven by strong demand on Jetta and Symbol.
2012 interrupted the Turkish light passenger vehicles growing trend, with sales fell by 10.9% from the 2011 level, actually the best ever sales year for this market. Volkswagen was leading the market with a small gap over Renault.
Pushed by recovered economic growth, the Turkey the car rose 12.9% in November, partially offsetting the year-to-date shortfall, now at only 10.3%. Volkswagen posted an outstanding performance surging on top of the market.
In Turkey the car market was struggling again in October after a double digit increase reported in the previous month. October sales fell 13.5% from last year and year-to-date sales were down 12.5%. Renault and Opel posted a strong recovery.
The Turkey car market in September posted the first positive year-on-year results in a declining year. Light vehicles sales were 69.729 sales, up 16.2% from last year. However, year-to-date sales were 527.464, down 12.4%. Toyota was the fastest growing brand.