Czech Republic February. Skoda up 20% sustains market growth

Czech Republic Autos sales started the 2018 again in positive note albeit the expectation for current year are moderately negative. Skoda pulled up the figures booming sales by 20.2% thanks to the success of the recently introduced SUVs.

March 14, 2018

South Korea February. Mercedes at best-ever fourth place

Korean Vehicles Market started the 2018 with a flat score year to date February, with domestic producers in low tone and great performance for importers. Mercedes advanced in the best-ever fourth place and BMW ranked seventh.

March 14, 2018

Kia 2017. The deepest fall since 1999

Kia Global Performance in 2017 was really negative losing 9.3% despite the positive momentum in the Pacific, CIS and Latin America regions. Sales are dragged down by crisis in Korea and China. The best-selling model is again the Sportage.

March 8, 2018

Israel February. A marginal recovery after January fall

Israel Vehicles Market posted a shy recovery in February after the double-digit drop in January. Despite the still positive 2018 outlook, year to date figures are down 7.4%. The top 4 brands, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota and Skoda are all losing.

March 6, 2018

Slovakia 2017. Vehicles sales up 100.000, fourth record in a row

Slovakia Auto sales kept booming in the 2017, when for the first time hit the 100.000 units, up 8% at the fourth all time record in a string. The country is now a manufacturing hub for the sector with benefit for the domestic market. Skoda dominates.

February 10, 2018

Paraguay 2017. Chevrolet roars in a market up 33%

Paraguayan Vehicles Market recovered 33.9% in the 2017 after the previous years fall, sustained by private consumptions and new fixed investment wave. Kia is market leader despite losing five points of market share, while Chevrolet boomed in second place.

February 9, 2018

Mauritius 2017. Kia & Hyundai have taken market control

Mauritius Cars sales in the 2017 declined 6% from the record level hit in the previous year. Koreans Kia and Hyundai boomed volume landing in the top two positions taking market control ahead of former leaders, Toyota and Nissan.

February 3, 2018

Peru 2017. Auto sales up fueled by economic expansion

Peruvian Cars market in the 2017 find stability breaking the multi-year fall, with sales up 6.4%. Despite effects of devastating floods (in March) and political scandals the economic activity continued to expand. Toyota is the leader followed by Hyundai and Kia.

February 2, 2018

Syria 2017. Auto market down 90% since 2011

Syrian Auto Sales kept falling in the 2017 with the majority of car manufacturers having given up in the vehicles distributions leaving the market at the Koreans, basically the only still active in the market. Actual market is 90% down from 2011.

January 23, 2018

South Korea 2017. Mercedes & BMW shining in a market down 1%

Korean Autos Market in the 2017 slipped 1.7%, due to a slow first half, scoring the third performance all-time. Propelled by booming economy, the 2018 outlook is quite positive. Importers share at 13.1%, with Mercedes and BMW fighting for leadership.

January 17, 2018

Netherlands 2017. Toyota shines in a market up 7%

Netherlands Autos Sales recovered 7% in the 2017 after the previous year fall. Albeit losing volume, Volkswagen stands on top of the list while Renault in second has reduced the gap. The star of the year was Toyota, thanks to hybrid line up, up 30%.

January 12, 2018

Israel 2017. Suzuki & Nissan shine in a market down 1.8%

Israel Vehicles Market in 2017 at the second best sales level ever, not hitting the previous year record just for few thousand units. While leadership was solid in the hands of Hyundai and Kia, the fastest growing brand had been Suzuki, Nissan and Dacia.

January 12, 2018

Korea best selling cars 2016. The top 100

Korea best selling cars 2016 led by a small light vehicle, the Hyundai Porter while new models are taking space with the Kia Sorento jumped in fourth place and the best new entrance of the year, the Samsung SM6 landed in 10th.

April 19, 2017

Paraguay 2016. Market dropped albeit strong economy

Paraguay Auto Market 2016 dropped for the second year in a row albeit the country small economy proved resilient to the economic downturns in neighboring big countries. Hyundai advanced booming sales thanks to the Tucson.

March 6, 2017

Ecuador 2016. Sales at lowest since 2005

Ecuador Auto Market 2016 dropped at the lowest since 2005 hit by the harsh recession started in the 2015 and still in place. Chevrolet kept a save gap over Kia and Hyundai despite losing 29% of sales.

February 19, 2017

Mauritius 2016. New all time record

Mauritius Vehicles Market in 2016 hit the best performance ever, showing a stunning sales recovery during the second semester. Mitsubishi shined.

February 19, 2017

Syria full year 2016. Just Koreans survive.

Syria Vehicles Market 2016 kept falling down losing an additional 44 percent and landing at a volume lower than one tenth compared with the 2010. In the harsh environment, just Koreans manufacturers survive.

February 11, 2017

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