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Greece January 2013: Toyota Yaris and Hyundai i30 shine

Hyundai i30

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When we thought it couldn’t get worse for the new car market in Greece, well it does: at 5,529 units in January sales are down 35% on January 2012, which was down 13% on January 2011, itself down 63% on January 2010… At this rate, the market could fall below 40,000 annual units in 2013 for the first time since 1980 and only the third time in the last 40 years… For the 5th time in the last 12 months, the Toyota Yaris dominates the models ranking with an excellent 468 sales and 8.5% share, well above its FY2012 level of 5.8%. 2012’s leader the Opel Corsa is also in great shape at 398 units and 7.2% at #2 while the Opel Astra rounds up the podium at 5.8% and the Citroen C3 shines once again at #4 and 5.4%.

Audi A5

Hyundai manages to place two models inside the Greek Top 10 this month: the i20 is up 3 spots on December to #6 with 145 sales and 2.6% and the i30 is up a massive 16 ranks to #9 at 130 units and 2.4% vs. #53 in FY2012. Notice also the Skoda Citigo up 19 to #27, the Citroen DS3 up to #35 vs. #83 in 2012, the Daihatsu Charade (aka previous gen Toyota Yaris) up to #43, the Opel Mokka at #57, Audi A5 at #67, Fiat 500L at #70 and Skoda Rapid just outside the Top 80 with 9 units sold.

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Full January 2013 Top 80 models Ranking Table below.

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