Israel Light Vehicles Sales at best ever Q1 with a double-digit up.

Israel Light Vehicles Sales

Israel Light Vehicles Sales at best ever Q1 with a double-digit up. A roaring performance posted in March gave to Hyundai & Kia the first two places. Fastest growing brand were Seat, Subaru and BMW.

Country Outlook

GDP growth for Q4 2014 came in at 6.8% according to more detailed data, which is a downward revision from the previous estimate of 7.2%. Nevertheless, the increase marked a significant improvement over the previous quarter’s weak growth of just 0.2%. More recent data, however, point to a deceleration of the economy at the outset of the year.

In February, the Bank of Israel Composite State of the Economy Index deteriorated and exports recorded the deepest contraction in four months. In the political sphere, the right-wing Likud party led by incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came in first in the 17 March snap elections, winning 30 seats in the next Parliament.

After being officially designated as PM, Netanyahu has until the first weeks of May to negotiate with the other parties to form a coalition.

Market Outlook

In March 2015 according to data released by the Israeli Department of Transportation System total new Light Passenger Vehicles sold in Israel have been 24.540, up 2.3%% compared with the correspondent month last year. A low but steady growth, the 11th out of the last 15 months confirming a great momentum lived by this market.

The first quarter 2015 sales had been 80.014, +10.2%, a wonderful performance that follows the all-time record posted in the last year with full year 2015 foreseen at 260.000.

Competitive Arena

Following the excellent Toyota start of the year and the leadership in the first two months, Koreans Kia nd Hyundai had been very aggressive in March and passed on top. Kia took the March leadership with 3.262 (+33.7%) with quarterly sales at 8.980 and ranking in second place.

Hyundai was second in March with 3.114 units (-13.9%), enough to end the quarter in first place with cumulative 10.149 sales (+9.6%) and 12.7% of market share. Toyota was third in March and in the quarter respectively with 2.876 and 8.728 sales.

The quarter was very positive for Seat (9th with 3.231 sales, +85.5%), Subaru (12th with 2.316 units, +62.6%) and BMW (21st with 941 units, +71.1%).

As far as the ranking by group, the March leader was Hyundai-Kia with 26.0% of market share, ahead of Toyota with 12.2% and Volkswagen Group with 11.9%.

As far as best-selling models, the Toyota Corolla was again n top (for the 19th consecutive time) with 1.410 units (+2.2%), followed by the Kia Picanto with 1.408 units (+29.5%) and Kia Sportage with 835 (+243%%).

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.

Rank MarRank Q1BrandSales MarSales Q1Var MarVar Q1Share MarShare Q1
12Kia3.2628.98033,7%27,4%13,3%11,2%
21Hyundai3.11410.149-13,9%9,6%12,7%12,7%
33Toyota2.8768.7286,5%8,1%11,7%10,9%
47Suzuki1.5824.36316,8%4,7%6,4%5,5%
54Mazda1.5037.060-5,5%18,2%6,1%8,8%
68Nissan1.4213.61931,3%14,6%5,8%4,5%
75Mitsubishi1.3075.28928,5%39,4%5,3%6,6%
86Skoda1.1764.574-17,2%9,9%4,8%5,7%
99Seat1.0933.23187,5%85,5%4,5%4,0%
1011Renault9662.39752,8%14,1%3,9%3,0%
1112Subaru7742.316112,6%62,6%3,2%2,9%
1210Chevrolet7252.418-34,9%-38,3%3,0%3,0%
1313Honda6812.123-24,6%-22,2%2,8%2,7%
1414Opel5411.7937,1%21,4%2,2%2,2%
1516Citroen5041.700-2,5%20,1%2,1%2,1%
1617Fiat4621.478-27,2%11,4%1,9%1,8%
1715Volkswagen4001.704-40,9%-12,3%1,6%2,1%
1821BMW30294175,6%71,1%1,2%1,2%
1919Peugeot2661.193-18,2%1,1%1,1%1,5%
2020Mercedes24798849,7%42,8%1,0%1,2%
2118Audi2441.332-16,7%17,4%1,0%1,7%
2223Dacia2086270,8%0,8%
2322Ford167737-86,4%-77,5%0,7%0,9%
2424Isuzu14241240,6%0,2%0,6%0,5%
2525Lexus11637314,9%8,7%0,5%0,5%
2626Volvo93313-9,7%19,9%0,4%0,4%
2728Mini71217343,8%146,6%0,3%0,3%
2827Jeep602340,0%1,7%0,2%0,3%
2930Alfa Romeo58145-14,7%-9,4%0,2%0,2%
3029Infiniti501544900,0%275,6%0,2%0,2%
3131Cadillac4412269,2%-6,2%0,2%0,2%
3233SsangYong2464-70,0%-49,6%0,1%0,1%
3332MG21790,1%0,1%
3434Land Rover1742-39,3%-17,6%0,1%0,1%
3536Chrysler1028-33,3%-49,1%0,0%0,0%
3637Jaguar618-25,0%-10,0%0,0%0,0%
3735Abarth44033,3%150,0%0,0%0,0%
3839Porsche212-50,0%-20,0%0,0%0,0%
3940Dodge14-90,9%-85,2%0,0%0,0%
Rank MarRank Q1GroupSales MarSales Q1Var MarVar Q1Share MarShare Q1
11Hyundai-Kia6.37619.1295,3%17,3%26,0%23,9%
23Toyota2.9929.1016,8%8,1%12,2%11,4%
32Volkswagen2.91510.853-2,1%20,6%11,9%13,6%
45Renault-Nissan2.6456.79754,2%28,3%10,8%8,5%
57Suzuki1.5824.36316,8%4,7%6,4%5,5%
64Mazda1.5037.060-5,5%18,2%6,1%8,8%
78GM1.3104.333-20,4%-21,9%5,3%5,4%
86Mitsubishi1.3075.28928,5%39,4%5,3%6,6%
910Fuji Heavy Industries7742.316112,6%62,6%3,2%2,9%
109PSA7702.893-8,6%11,5%3,1%3,6%
Rank MarRank Q1ModelSales MarSales Q1Var MarVar Q1Share MarShare Q1
11Toyota Corolla1.4104.0282,2%-11,0%5,7%5,03%
22Kia Picanto1.4084.01229,5%35,1%5,7%5,01%
39Kia Sportage8352.139243,6%180,7%3,4%2,67%
44Hyundai i358162.548466,7%185,3%3,3%3,18%
58Seat Ibiza7312.260126,3%133,0%3,0%2,82%
628Suzuki SX4693781-10,8%-67,2%2,8%0,98%
73Mazda3 sedan6822.970-24,4%3,7%2,8%3,71%
813Nissan Micra6581.44225,8%0,6%2,7%1,80%
96Skoda Octavia6422.498-5,2%19,2%2,6%3,12%
105Hyundai i105572.51032,0%213,8%2,3%3,14%
1117Hyundai ix355341.212-29,8%-6,6%2,2%1,51%
1212Mitsubishi Outlander5241.52394,8%67,9%2,1%1,90%
1314Toyota Yaris4481.39222,4%45,9%1,8%1,74%
1411Hyundai i254341.703-28,0%-0,5%1,8%2,13%
1518Honda Civic sedan4291.20030,4%13,1%1,7%1,50%
1622Mitsubishi Space Star4281.08211,2%-27,6%1,7%1,35%
1733Nissan Juke41967490,5%-17,7%1,7%0,84%
1823Subaru Impreza3731.01751,6%-6,4%1,5%1,27%
1919Toyota Auris3361.181118,2%150,7%1,4%1,48%
2029Kia Cee’d332764138,8%58,5%1,4%0,95%
2125Renault Fluence3279461,6%-5,4%1,3%1,18%
2224Kia Rio307988-41,4%-35,7%1,3%1,23%
2345Hyundai i20294430-60,2%-77,2%1,2%0,54%
2334Renault Clio294650149,2%26,2%1,2%0,81%
2410Mazda22922.05965,9%128,8%1,2%2,57%
2516Hyundai i302901.245-62,0%-40,8%1,2%1,56%
2635Seat Leon237619211,8%63,3%1,0%0,77%
2715Mazda CX-52351.284-13,9%0,4%1,0%1,60%
2820Suzuki Alto2321.164-25,4%19,3%0,9%1,45%
2838Kia Forte232597-29,3%-33,1%0,9%0,75%
297Mitsubishi Attrage2222.2860,9%133,7%0,9%2,86%
3030Opel Astra sedan209755-45,1%-20,2%0,9%0,94%
3142Mazda620755721,8%-24,2%0,8%0,70%
3221Suzuki SX4 Crossover1911.0921772,5%10605,9%0,8%1,36%
3226Skoda Rapid191899-5,0%35,6%0,8%1,12%
3327Subaru XV184791142,1%262,8%0,7%0,99%
3432Volkswagen Jetta18169123,1%78,6%0,7%0,86%
3541Opel Corsa180578210,3%62,8%0,7%0,72%
3544Chevrolet Trax180486-16,7%-42,7%0,7%0,61%
3640Fiat 500173580-49,7%-14,5%0,7%0,72%
3736Toyota Verso17160550,0%104,4%0,7%0,76%
3831Nissan Qashqai163722-29,1%-1,4%0,7%0,90%
3953Suzuki Swift16237033,9%20,5%0,7%0,46%
4062Toyota RAV416030255,3%6,0%0,7%0,38%

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