Turkey car sales penalized in January by the previous year rush.

Accordingly with data released by ODD (Otomotiv Distribütörleri Derneği), in January total light passenger vehicles sold in the country were 32.670, down 8.0% from year ago. The drop should not be considered a sign of a new negative trend as it was penalized by strong focus on December performance, the most relevant month of the year in this market, soared 25% from the previous year. Customer portfolio in January was empty, but orders taken by dealers have been positive and the first quarter is projected up from 2013.

In December, Volkswagen has scored the worst performance with market share unusually below 10%. In January, the German brand recovered posting a wonderful 16.5% of share, one of the best in last years, recovering the market leadership albeit a great performance from Renault as well. Fiat ranked third, as in the previous month with share at 12.4% the best in 7 months, while Ford, leader in December, fell down in 4th place with share below 10%.

Opel, Toyota, Citroen and Peugeot have lost share while Hyundai, Dacia, Seat and Kia improved. Among premium brands, BMW sales collapsed.

Renault Fluence and Symbol soared in the first two places, followed by Opel Astra. Fiat Linea, market leader in 2013, dropped in 9th place.

In the table below, the Top 25 Brands, ranked by last month position:

Rank Jan

Rank Dec

Rank 2013

Brand

Sales Jan

Share I Half ’13

Share Q3 ’13

Share Q4 ’13

Share Dec

Share Jan

1

4

1

Volkswagen

         5.394

13,4%

14,3%

11,8%

9,3%

16,5%

2

2

2

Renault

         5.097

13,0%

12,5%

12,5%

12,8%

15,6%

3

3

4

Fiat

         4.053

12,3%

11,0%

10,5%

10,8%

12,4%

4

1

3

Ford

         3.233

12,5%

11,8%

13,6%

14,5%

9,9%

5

8

6

Hyundai

         1.984

5,9%

5,5%

5,8%

5,1%

6,1%

6

5

5

Opel

         1.672

6,4%

6,5%

6,8%

7,9%

5,1%

7

9

8

Dacia

         1.668

4,2%

4,6%

4,1%

4,7%

5,1%

8

7

7

Toyota

         1.348

3,6%

4,8%

5,5%

5,2%

4,1%

9

11

10

Mercedes

         1.072

3,4%

4,5%

3,2%

3,3%

3,3%

10

10

11

Citroen

             948

3,9%

3,2%

3,3%

3,5%

2,9%

11

14

13

Nissan

             750

2,1%

2,5%

2,3%

2,1%

2,3%

12

6

9

Peugeot

             727

4,0%

3,4%

4,4%

5,3%

2,2%

13

13

14

Honda

             545

1,7%

1,8%

2,0%

2,1%

1,7%

14

19

19

Seat

             536

1,1%

1,7%

1,3%

1,2%

1,6%

15

16

16

Kia

             530

1,7%

1,4%

1,6%

1,4%

1,6%

16

17

17

Skoda

             458

1,4%

1,6%

1,5%

1,4%

1,4%

17

15

15

Audi

             455

1,7%

1,6%

2,0%

2,0%

1,4%

18

12

12

BMW

             334

2,2%

2,5%

2,7%

2,5%

1,0%

19

20

20

Mitsubishi

             326

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

1,0%

20

21

21

Volvo

             252

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

21

22

22

Isuzu

             229

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,7%

22

18

18

Chevrolet

             206

1,6%

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

0,6%

23

32

30

Subaru

             120

0,1%

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,4%

24

26

34

Proton

             110

0,1%

0,0%

0,1%

0,2%

0,3%

25

25

24

SsangYong

             107

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

In the table below, the Top 40 models ranked for the last month position:

Rank Jan

Rank Dec

Rank 2013

Brand

Sales Jan

Share I Half ’13

Share Q3 ’13

Share Q4 ’13

Share Dec

Jan

1

11

5

Renault Fluence

           1.801

3,2%

3,4%

3,1%

2,8%

5,5%

2

5

4

Renault Symbol

           1.403

3,3%

3,5%

3,1%

3,4%

4,3%

3

1

2

Opel Astra

           1.130

3,7%

3,6%

3,7%

4,5%

3,4%

4

8

6

Ford Transit

            1.071

3,2%

3,1%

3,0%

3,0%

3,3%

5

13

14

Fiat Fiorino

           1.035

2,3%

2,4%

2,2%

2,7%

3,2%

6

18

13

Volkswagen Jetta

           1.022

2,2%

2,5%

2,8%

1,7%

3,1%

7

7

10

Fiat Doblo

           1.010

3,1%

1,8%

2,6%

3,0%

3,1%

8

20

15

Volkswagen Passat

               991

2,0%

2,4%

2,0%

1,5%

3,0%

9

6

1

Fiat Linea

               990

5,0%

4,2%

3,7%

3,3%

3,0%

10

24

18

Volkswagen Golf

               957

1,9%

2,0%

1,4%

1,2%

2,9%

11

4

3

Renault Clio

               909

3,2%

3,0%

3,7%

3,6%

2,8%

12

10

17

Toyota Corolla

               831

1,1%

2,7%

2,9%

2,9%

2,5%

13

12

12

Ford Connect

               772

2,7%

2,1%

2,5%

2,7%

2,4%

14

2

7

Ford Focus

               771

2,7%

3,3%

3,5%

4,0%

2,3%

15

15

9

Volkswagen Polo

               719

2,6%

3,1%

2,3%

1,9%

2,2%

16

22

16

Hyundai i20

               691

2,2%

2,0%

1,9%

1,4%

2,1%

17

17

22

Dacia Duster

               532

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

1,7%

1,6%

18

30

31

Dacia Dokker

               510

0,9%

1,0%

0,8%

1,0%

1,6%

19

34

27

Volkswagen Caddy

               505

1,2%

1,3%

0,9%

0,9%

1,5%

20

16

19

Honda Civic

               428

1,4%

1,6%

1,6%

1,8%

1,3%

21

21

24

Citroen C-Elysee

               418

1,3%

1,1%

1,4%

1,4%

1,3%

22

9

11

Opel Corsa

               412

2,3%

2,6%

2,7%

2,9%

1,3%

23

41

41

Fiat Ducato

               396

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

1,2%

24

3

8

Ford Fiesta

               395

2,6%

2,0%

3,7%

3,8%

1,2%

25

40

32

Mercedes Sprinter

               379

0,9%

1,0%

0,7%

0,8%

1,2%

26

25

23

Hyundai Accent

               354

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

27

53

48

Seat Leon

               339

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

1,0%

28

47

42

Renault Master

               334

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

1,0%

29

31

33

Hyundai ix35

               316

0,8%

0,7%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

30

23

25

Dacia Sandero

                309

1,3%

1,4%

1,1%

1,2%

0,9%

31

38

38

Dacia Lodgy

               302

0,6%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

32

51

102

Hyundai i10

               295

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,5%

0,9%

33

65

73

Fiat 500L

               284

0,1%

0,6%

0,4%

0,3%

0,9%

34

36

37

Volkswagen Tiguan

               280

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

35

54

30

Volkswagen Transporter

               279

1,0%

1,0%

0,6%

0,5%

0,8%

36

43

64

Skoda Superb

               266

0,2%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,8%

37

33

34

Kia Sportage

               260

0,9%

0,7%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

38

45

39

Fiat Punto

               259

0,9%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

39

64

47

Audi A3

               253

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,3%

0,8%

40

71

60

Volkswagen Crafter

               251

0,5%

0,6%

0,3%

0,3%

0,8%

(92)

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