Israel peaked up record volume in first quarter 2016

Israel Vehicles Sales Q1 2016 Hyundai-Tucson_EU-Version

Israel: Q1 2016 sales volume at record fueled by low-interest rates and subdued energy prices supporting private consumption. Hyundai dominated inexorably the brand ranking with the new Tucson best-selling model.

Market Outlook

The Israeli economy expanded a respectable 2.5% last year mainly on the back of robust domestic demand. An improvement in labor market conditions, low interest rates and subdued energy prices supported private consumption. Recent data show that the economy kept the positive momentum in the first quarter of this year.

Meantime, the domestic automotive industry kept gaining ground with a satisfactory sales volume in March, following the sharp increase in the first two months of the year. After the incredible performance of the last year and the promising positive trend of this first quarter 2016, the market has the base for hitting the new annual record.

According to data released by the Israeli Department of Transportation System, following the robust growth of January and February, the sales kept the pace with 28.537 units in March, up 16.3%. The market in this first quarter, with three months in a row of positive trend, had been 90.207 sales, up 13.2% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Competitive Arena

In March the market leader was Hyundai with 4.423 sales  (+42.0%) and 15.5% of market share. In second place Kia sold 3.306 units (+1.3%) ahead of Toyota with 3.153 (+9.6%), Skoda with 1.963 (+66.9%) and Mazda with 1.861 (+23.8%).

Others great performances by Peugeot with 835 sales (+213.9%), Volkswagen with 770 (+92.5%) and Ford with 623 (+273.1%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was Hyundai-Kia with 27.1% of market share, ahead of Volkswagen Group with 12.7%, Toyota with 11.5% ,Renault-Nissan with 10.7% and Mazda with 6.5%.

As far as the best-selling models performance, the new Hyundai Tucson jumped on top with 4.105 sales followed by the Kia Picanto with 2.089 (+48.4%), the Kia Sportage with 2.011 (+140.8%), the Mitsubishi Outlander with 1.254 (+139.3%) and the Suzuki SX4 with 1.027 (+48.2%).

Wishing to see the best-selling car models ranking with the Top 100 data, see the dedicated report

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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.

BrandMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%Rank MarRank Q1
Hyundai4.42313.13842,0%29,5%15,5%14,5%11
Kia3.30610.6731,3%18,9%11,6%11,8%22
Toyota3.15310.0179,6%14,8%11,0%11,1%33
Skoda1.9636.79166,9%48,5%6,9%7,5%44
Mazda1.8616.37423,8%-9,7%6,5%7,0%55
Nissan1.6744.04117,8%11,7%5,9%4,5%67
Suzuki1.2542.845-20,7%-34,8%4,4%3,1%78
Renault1.0082.7204,3%13,5%3,5%3,0%810
Mitsubishi9794.490-25,1%-15,1%3,4%5,0%96
Subaru8432.4938,9%7,6%3,0%2,8%1013
Chevrolet8371.84315,4%-23,8%2,9%2,0%1117
Peugeot8352.071213,9%73,6%2,9%2,3%1215
Volkswagen7702.51292,5%47,4%2,7%2,8%1312
Honda6882.1151,0%-0,4%2,4%2,3%1414
Ford6231.373273,1%86,3%2,2%1,5%1520
Citroen5822.59715,5%52,8%2,0%2,9%1611
Seat5222.741-52,2%-15,2%1,8%3,0%179
Opel4982.047-7,9%14,2%1,7%2,3%1816
Fiat4721.3442,2%-9,1%1,7%1,5%1921
Mercedes3911.52458,3%54,3%1,4%1,7%2019
Audi3671.76851,7%31,5%1,3%2,0%2118
Dacia33497360,6%55,2%1,2%1,1%2223
BMW2461.090-18,5%15,8%0,9%1,2%2322
Isuzu19163734,5%54,6%0,7%0,7%2424
Volvo13145040,9%43,8%0,5%0,5%2526
Lexus13050112,1%34,3%0,5%0,6%2625
Jeep7026716,7%14,1%0,2%0,3%2727
SsangYong60179150,0%179,7%0,2%0,2%2829
Land Rover54103217,6%145,2%0,2%0,1%2933
Alfa Romeo49165-15,5%13,8%0,2%0,2%3030
Mini43183-39,4%-15,7%0,2%0,2%3128
Infiniti31146-38,0%-5,2%0,1%0,2%3231
Cadillac31139-29,5%13,9%0,1%0,2%3232
MG285033,3%-36,7%0,1%0,1%3334
Abarth2744575,0%120,0%0,1%0,0%3436
Chrysler173970,0%39,3%0,1%0,0%3537

GroupMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%Rank MarRank Q1
Hyundai-Kia7.72923.81121,2%24,5%27,1%26,3%11
Volkswagen3.63013.82824,6%27,3%12,7%15,3%22
Toyota3.28310.5189,7%15,6%11,5%11,6%33
Renault-Nissan3.0477.88015,2%15,9%10,7%8,7%44
Mazda1.8616.37423,8%-9,7%6,5%7,0%55
PSA1.4174.66884,0%61,4%5,0%5,2%66
Mitsubishi9794.490-25,1%-15,1%3,4%5,0%97
General Motors1.3664.0294,3%-7,0%4,8%4,4%78
Suzuki1.2542.845-20,7%-34,8%4,4%3,1%89
Fuji Heavy Industries8432.4938,9%7,6%3,0%2,8%1010
Honda6882.1151,0%-0,4%2,4%2,3%1111
FCA6461.8858,2%-1,8%2,3%2,1%1212
Mercedes Daimler4061.57364,4%56,8%1,4%1,7%1413
Ford6231.373273,1%86,3%2,2%1,5%1314
BMW2891.273-22,5%9,9%1,0%1,4%1515
Isuzu Motors19163734,5%54,6%0,7%0,7%1616
Geely Group13145040,9%43,8%0,5%0,5%1717
Mahindra Group60179150,0%179,7%0,2%0,2%1918
Tata64134178,3%123,3%0,2%0,1%1819
SAIC285033,3%-36,7%0,1%0,1%2020

ModelMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%Rank MarRank Q1
Kia Picanto2.0894.69348,4%17,0%5,6%5,2%21
Hyundai Tucson4.1054.105#DIV/0!#DIV/0!10,9%4,6%12
Kia Sportage2.0113.315140,8%55,0%5,4%3,7%33
Mazda39933.28145,6%10,5%2,6%3,7%64
Skoda Octavia7762.63220,9%5,4%2,1%2,9%115
Toyota Corolla sedan2.618-100,0%-35,0%0,0%2,9%1336
Hyundai i103532.306-36,6%-8,1%0,9%2,6%297
Mitsubishi Outlander1.2542.253139,3%47,9%3,3%2,5%48
Hyundai i258092.07886,4%22,0%2,2%2,3%109
Seat Ibiza2571.786-64,8%-21,0%0,7%2,0%3410
Hyundai i3581.583-99,0%-37,9%0,0%1,8%12511
Nissan Micra7371.52112,0%5,5%2,0%1,7%1212
Toyota Yaris5481.49222,3%7,2%1,5%1,7%2013
Skoda Rapid6741.382252,9%53,7%1,8%1,5%1414
Suzuki SX41.0271.35548,2%32,7%2,7%1,5%515
Mazda231.353-99,0%-34,3%0,0%1,5%13016
Toyota Auris4261.27126,8%7,6%1,1%1,4%2417
Subaru Impreza5541.19848,5%17,8%1,5%1,3%1918
Skoda Fabia9681.1742833,3%391,2%2,6%1,3%719
Nissan Qashqai5961.155265,6%60,0%1,6%1,3%1820
Mazda CX-5121.061-94,9%-17,4%0,0%1,2%12121
Skoda Superb8181.033779,6%235,4%2,2%1,2%922
Hyundai i20861997192,9%131,9%2,3%1,1%823
Renault Clio630986114,3%51,7%1,7%1,1%1624
Opel Astra40595193,8%26,0%1,1%1,1%2525

 

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