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New car sales in Israel are up a very dynamic 13% year-on-year in 2014 to 239,771 registrations. Hyundai maintains its grip on the brands ranking despite sales down 2% to 31,376 units and a market share down two percentage points to 13.1%. On the other hand, Toyota (+20%) and Kia (+26%) improve their footprint to 11.4% and 11% respectively, with Toyota even leading the way in April and December and Kia doing so in August. Mazda resurrects at +62% to #4, Mitsubishi doubles its sales to #7 and just as Chevrolet died in Europe, it is up 81% in Israel to crack the Top 10 brands at #8. Dacia makes a last minute entrance in the ranking with its first 4 units sold in December.
The new generation boosts the Toyota Corolla to pole position this year in Israel with sales up a magnificent 46% on 2013 to 13,694 units, knocking the Kia Picanto off its pedestal despite sales up 10% to 10,599. After a couple of hellish years, the Mazda3 – last #1 in Israel in 2011 – is up 7-fold on 2013 to third place with 8,365 deliveries. It is followed by the Skoda Octavia up 66% and four consecutive Hyundais: the i35 (aka Elantra at -15%), i10 (+236%), i20 (-15%) and i30 (-36%). The Suzuki SX4 Crossover lands at #11 with 4,720 sales while the Mitsubishi Attrage is the most successful new launch of 2014 at #14 and 4,116 units, even reaching an incredible 2nd place in December just below the Corolla…
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Full Year 2014 Top 45 All-brands and Top 285 All-models vs. Full 2013 figures below.
Full December 2014 Top 37 All-brands and Top 200 All-models below.