Flash Reports

Turkey car industry recovers in September 2012 after a declining year.

The market had already shown in August that the black period over, reporting a flat year-on-year trend in spite two key players, Fiat and Renault, had shifted sales facing issues with local production. September confirmed this data and the full recovery pushed the market up by 16%. Full year 2012 projections made by focus2move.com was unchanged at 786.000, down 10% from last year.

Fiat was back on the top of the ranking, selling 12.006 vehicles with a share of 17.2%. Third quarter share was 15.4%, only 0.1 points down from Q2. Year-to-date sales were 82.215 with a share of 15.6%. The locally produced Linea is the best-selling model in the market.

Ford was 2nd again with 9.2% sales and a share of 13.3.0%, up 1.3 points from the previous month. Q3 share at 12.5% was down 1.0 points from Q2 and 0.3 from YTD. The top model was the Fiesta, 3rd YTD.

Renault recovered and was 3rd with 7.145 sales and a share of 10.2%. Q3 share at 7.2% was down 5.3 points from Q2. Year-to-date it was 4th with 57.391 sales and 10.9% of share.

Volkswagen was 4rd, 3 spots down from August, with 6.707 sales and a share of 9.6%, down 3.5 points from previous month. Q3 share at 11.9% was down 0.6 points from Q2. Year-to-date it was 3rd with 64.587 sales and 12.2% of share. The best-selling model was the Polo, 7th year-to-date.

Hyundai was 5th this month, with 4.709 sales and a share 6.8%. Q3 share at 6.3% was up 0.9 points from Q2 and 0.2 from Q1.

Toyota confirmed to be in a positive shape and was 6th (7th year-to-date) with 4.565 units and a share of 6.5%. Q3 share at 5.7% was up 2.0 points from Q2 and 2.2 points from Q1.

Opel was 7th (5th year-to-date) with 4.143 units and 5.9% of share. Q3 share at 6.0% was down 0.2 points from Q2. Opel performance was stable across the year, but Hyundai and Toyota are going faster in the more recent months.

Mercedes, luxury segment leader, with 2.782 sales further improved the great August performance achieving the outstanding share of 4.0%, up 1.2 points from year-to-date.

In the table below, the Top 30 Brands, ranked by year to date position:

Rank

Brand

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

Q1

Q2

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

1

Fiat

12.006

29.225

82.215

16,0%

15,5%

17,2%

15,4%

15,6%

2

Ford

9.270

23.727

67.766

12,4%

13,5%

13,3%

12,5%

12,8%

3

Volkswagen

6.707

22.664

64.587

12,3%

12,5%

9,6%

11,9%

12,2%

4

Renault

7.145

13.701

57.391

13,7%

12,5%

10,2%

7,2%

10,9%

5

Opel

4.143

11.387

31.627

5,7%

6,2%

5,9%

6,0%

6,0%

6

Hyundai

4.709

11.889

31.104

6,1%

5,4%

6,8%

6,3%

5,9%

7

Toyota

4.565

10.781

23.662

3,7%

3,9%

6,5%

5,7%

4,5%

8

Dacia

2.797

6.837

19.402

4,0%

3,5%

4,0%

3,6%

3,7%

9

Peugeot

1.733

5.199

14.906

2,8%

2,9%

2,5%

2,7%

2,8%

10

Mercedes

2.782

6.102

14.710

2,4%

2,6%

4,0%

3,2%

2,8%

11

Citroen

1.914

5.757

14.540

2,7%

2,5%

2,7%

3,0%

2,8%

12

Chevrolet

1.418

4.389

14.334

3,0%

2,9%

2,0%

2,3%

2,7%

13

Nissan

1.844

4.992

12.712

2,2%

2,3%

2,6%

2,6%

2,4%

14

Honda

1.479

3.618

12.069

3,3%

2,0%

2,1%

1,9%

2,3%

15

BMW

1.369

3.936

10.616

1,5%

2,3%

2,0%

2,1%

2,0%

16

Audi

1.169

3.558

9.582

1,5%

2,0%

1,7%

1,9%

1,8%

17

Kia

1.126

3.059

8.456

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

18

Skoda

952

2.927

6.831

1,2%

1,1%

1,4%

1,5%

1,3%

19

Volvo

450

1.290

3.687

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

20

Seat

550

1.521

3.482

0,5%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

21

Mitsubishi

256

721

2.669

0,8%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

22

SsangYong

126

331

1.424

0,3%

0,3%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

23

Isuzu

243

578

1.344

0,5%

0,1%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

24

Land Rover

178

441

1.234

0,3%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

0,2%

25

Mini

124

422

1.224

0,1%

0,3%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

26

Suzuki

213

517

1.211

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,3%

0,2%

27

Alfa Romeo

160

332

779

0,1%

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,1%

28

Mazda

61

174

779

0,3%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

29

Geely

87

301

767

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,2%

0,1%

30

Tata

91

235

735

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

Looking at the best models, our last update is at August.

Fiat Linea was leader for the 7th consecutive month, with 2.375 sales and a share of 4.1%, down 0.3 points from previous month. Ford Fiesta surged in 2nd place (3rd YTD) with 1.944 units while the Renault Clio was 3rd (10th YTD) with 1.558 units.

In 4th there was the Volkswagen Jetta with 1.550 (9th YTD), while the Opel Astra was 5rd with 1.358 units, down 3 spots from previous month.

The Toyota Auris was 6th (15th YTD) with 1.182 and the Volkswagen Passat 7th (11th YTD) with 1.109. Tenth was the Hyundai Accent with 1.107 (16th YTD).

In the table below, the Top 20 models ranked for the year-to-date position:

Rank

Model

Aug

Ytd Aug

Q1

Q2

Jul

Aug

Ytd Aug

1

Fiat Linea

2.375

20.956

4,4%

4,9%

4,4%

4,1%

4,6%

2

Renault Fluence

1.071

15.330

4,0%

3,5%

3,0%

1,8%

3,3%

3

Ford Fiesta

1.944

13.790

2,4%

3,5%

2,6%

3,3%

3,0%

4

Renault Symbol

704

13.420

4,3%

3,0%

1,3%

1,2%

2,9%

5

Opel Astra HB

1.358

12.308

2,3%

2,8%

3,3%

2,3%

2,7%

6

Opel Corsa

1.100

10.118

2,1%

2,3%

2,4%

1,9%

2,2%

7

Volkswagen Polo

839

9.989

2,5%

2,0%

2,6%

1,4%

2,2%

8

Ford Focus Sedan

1.133

9.769

2,3%

2,1%

2,1%

1,9%

2,1%

9

Volkswagen Jetta

1.550

9.572

2,3%

2,0%

1,6%

2,7%

2,1%

10

Renault Clio

1.558

9.435

2,3%

1,7%

2,0%

2,7%

2,1%

11

Volkswagen Passat

1.109

8.211

1,4%

1,9%

2,0%

1,9%

1,8%

12

Honda Civic

1.068

8.165

2,7%

1,3%

1,4%

1,8%

1,8%

13

Hyundai i20

1.079

8.072

2,0%

1,5%

2,0%

1,9%

1,8%

14

Volkswagen Golf

1.010

7.478

1,4%

1,7%

1,8%

1,7%

1,6%

15

Toyota Auris

1.182

6.897

1,3%

1,3%

2,2%

2,0%

1,5%

16

Hyundai Accent

1.107

6.885

2,2%

1,2%

0,6%

1,9%

1,5%

17

Toyota Corolla

873

6.471

1,5%

1,3%

1,4%

1,5%

1,4%

18

Nissan Qashqai

807

5.680

1,1%

1,2%

1,4%

1,4%

1,2%

19

Dacia Duster

583

5.284

1,3%

1,2%

1,0%

1,0%

1,2%

20

Dacia Sandero

714

5.080

1,3%

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

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