The Tofas Sahin was among the best selling cars in Turkey in the 90′s.
The direct links to all Historical Data articles are below.
We can now share with you 25 years worth of Historical Data for Turkey, even though there is still a gap from 1994 to 2004. If we go back a decade further back in 1981, only 21,000 vehicles found a buyer in the country vs. almost one million nowadays. In 1993, local brand Tofas was ultra-dominant, with the Turkish production of the Fiat 131 grabbing almost 40% of the market if all versions are counted together. More info on the Tofas Sahin .
The Renault Megane was #1 in Turkey from 2004 to 2006.
Interestingly, even though the Tofas logo has now disappeared from models sold in Turkey, the company still exists, producing and selling Fiat models locally and to export markets. Tofas designed the Fiat Linea which topped the Turkish market in 2012 and 2013. Renault has also been extremely successful in Turkey over the past two decades, with the Renault 9 ranking #1 in 1993, the Megane leading the way from 2004 to 2006, the Symbol topping the sales charts in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 and the Fluence in 2014.
Hyundai Accent in Istanbul, Turkey 2006
Notice also the Hyundai Accent surprise leader in 2009, and the large amount of locally-produced Light Commercial Vehicles filling Turkish roads over the past decade or so: the Fiat Doblo led the LCV ranking in 2010 and 2012, interrupted by the Ford Transit Connect in 2011 and the Ford Transit in 2013.
Turkey Historical Data:
Fiat Albea in Istanbul, Turkey 2006