Turkey car market flat in July, breaking negative string! Toyota up, Renault down.

The year-to-date sales in July for the total light passengers market were 399.000, down 17.4% from last year, the 12th consecutive year-on-year decline, although it was the best performance of the year on year-on-year basis.

We are now expecting a slightly positive trend for this market which ranked 23rd in the world in the first half 2012, down 5 positions from last year resulting the second worst among the top 25 global markets, as year to date performance.

Focus2move.com maintained the forecast for the full year at 786.000, down 26.000, a level that will represent a 10% drop from 2011, the all-time record year.

In July, Fiat sold 10.747 vehicles posting a tremendous share of 17.2%, up 1.5 points from the first half and 2.4 points from June.

Behind, Renault dropped vertically from the impressive 14.0% of share posted in June, posting a miserable 6.9% in July, down 6.1 points from the first half share!

Volkswagen was second in the month, with 8.144 units and a share of 13.1%, up 0.7 points from the first half. Thanks to this performance the Volkswagen year-to-date sales in July were 50.067, gaining the third position in the rank and outpacing Renault.

In July, Ford was third, with 7.335 sales and a share of 11.8%, down 1.3 points of share from the first half and 1.7 from the Q2. However, Ford was able to defend the 2nd place in the year to date ranking.

Renault was 4th, while Opel in 5th was close, with 4.048 sales and a share of 6.5%, up 0.5 points from the first half. Behind, Toyota posted a great performance with 3.974 sales and a share of 6.4%, up 2.6 points from the first half, the best this year. Toyota outpaced Dacia for the 7th place year to date.

In the luxury segment, Mercedes with 1.283 sales recovered the leadership lost in June, surpassing BMW by few units.

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

Rank

Brand

Jul

Ytd Jul

Q1

Q2

I Half

Jul

Ytd Jul

1

Fiat

10.747

63.737

16,0%

15,5%

15,7%

17,2%

16,0%

2

Ford

7.335

51.374

12,4%

13,5%

13,1%

11,8%

12,9%

3

Volkswagen

8.144

50.067

12,3%

12,5%

12,4%

13,1%

12,5%

4

Renault

4.296

47.986

13,7%

12,5%

13,0%

6,9%

12,0%

5

Opel

4.048

24.288

5,7%

6,2%

6,0%

6,5%

6,1%

6

Hyundai

3.653

22.868

6,1%

5,4%

5,7%

5,9%

5,7%

7

Toyota

3.974

16.855

3,7%

3,9%

3,8%

6,4%

4,2%

8

Dacia

1.987

14.552

4,0%

3,5%

3,7%

3,2%

3,6%

9

Chevrolet

1.703

11.648

3,0%

2,9%

2,9%

2,7%

2,9%

10

Peugeot

1.613

11.320

2,8%

2,9%

2,9%

2,6%

2,8%

11

Citroen

1.890

10.673

2,7%

2,5%

2,6%

3,0%

2,7%

12

Mercedes

1.283

9.891

2,4%

2,6%

2,6%

2,1%

2,5%

13

Nissan

1.711

9.431

2,2%

2,3%

2,3%

2,7%

2,4%

14

Honda

969

9.420

3,3%

2,0%

2,5%

1,6%

2,4%

15

BMW

1.173

7.853

1,5%

2,3%

2,0%

1,9%

2,0%

16

Audi

1.059

7.083

1,5%

2,0%

1,8%

1,7%

1,8%

17

Kia

1.025

6.422

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

18

Skoda

1.004

4.908

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

1,6%

1,2%

19

Volvo

414

2.811

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

20

Seat

470

2.431

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

21

Mitsubishi

248

2.196

0,8%

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

0,5%

22

SsangYong

103

1.196

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,2%

0,3%

23

Mini

185

987

0,1%

0,3%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

24

Isuzu

171

937

0,5%

0,1%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

25

Land Rover

112

905

0,3%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

26

Suzuki

153

847

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

27

Proton

34

679

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,1%

0,2%

28

Mazda

77

682

0,3%

0,1%

0,2%

0,1%

0,2%

29

Geely

109

575

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,2%

0,1%

30

Tata

61

561

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

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

Fiat Linea was leading the rank with 15.826 sales in the half and a share of 4.6%. The Renault Fluence was the second, with 12.398 sales and a share of 3.6%, followed by Renault Symbol, with 11.884 sales and a share of 3.5%.

In the table below, the Top 30 models ranked for the year-to-date position:

Rank

Model

Jun

I Half

Q1

Apr

May

Jun

I Half

1

Fiat Linea

3.622

15.826

4,4%

4,6%

4,9%

5,0%

4,6%

2

Renault Fluence

2.368

12.398

4,0%

4,3%

2,8%

3,2%

3,6%

3

Renault Symbol

1.531

11.884

4,3%

3,8%

3,2%

2,1%

3,5%

4

Ford Fiesta

2.236

10.254

2,4%

2,7%

4,5%

3,1%

3,0%

5

Opel Astra HB

1.925

8.893

2,3%

2,3%

3,4%

2,6%

2,6%

6

Volkswagen Polo

1.277

7.534

2,5%

1,3%

3,0%

1,7%

2,2%

7

Opel Corsa

1.963

7.518

2,1%

2,0%

2,1%

2,7%

2,2%

8

Ford Focus Sedan

1.772

7.335

2,3%

1,8%

1,9%

2,4%

2,2%

9

Volkswagen Jetta

1.170

7.034

2,3%

2,3%

2,0%

1,6%

2,1%

10

Honda Civic

957

6.218

2,7%

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

1,8%

11

Volkswagen Passat

1.494

5.838

1,4%

2,0%

1,7%

2,0%

1,7%

12

Hyundai i20

1.115

5.753

2,0%

1,6%

1,4%

1,5%

1,7%

13

Renault Clio

1.157

5.491

2,3%

1,2%

2,3%

1,6%

1,6%

14

Hyundai Accent

745

5.378

2,2%

1,6%

1,1%

1,0%

1,6%

15

Volkswagen Golf

1.185

5.340

1,4%

2,2%

1,2%

1,6%

1,6%

16

Toyota Corolla

873

4.702

1,5%

1,6%

1,1%

1,2%

1,4%

17

Toyota Auris

906

4.322

1,3%

1,5%

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

18

Dacia Duster

891

4.091

1,3%

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

19

Nissan Qashqai

888

3.985

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

20

Dacia Sandero

855

3.639

1,3%

0,9%

0,7%

1,2%

1,1%

21

Renault Megane

600

3.583

1,3%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

1,1%

22

Chevrolet Aveo

784

   3.512

1,3%

0,5%

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

23

Opel Astra 4p

670

3.470

1,1%

0,9%

1,1%

0,9%

1,0%

24

Fiat Gr.Punto

497

3.350

0,6%

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

1,0%

25

Hyundai Accent Blue

614

3.079

1,1%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

26

Chevrolet Aveo HB

600

3.002

0,8%

1,1%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

27

Citroen C4

600

2.982

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

28

Fiat Punto

497

2677

0,9%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

29

Mercedes C Class

782

2.614

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

1,1%

0,8%

30

Hyundai ix35

413

2.456

0,8%

0,9%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

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