The Toyota Yaris is the most popular vehicle in Cyprus in 2018.
Thanks to our partnership with SEMO Cyprus and INNOSOFT, we can share with you today annual sales data for Cyprus, a market down 1.1% year-on-year to 12.870 registrations. Toyota edges up 0.4% to remain in the brand lead with 13% share, with Kia (+20.9%) soaring to 2nd place overall ahead of Nissan (-5%), Volkswagen (-3.3%) and Ford (-34%). Excellent performance of Land Rover (+31.3%) breaking into the Top 10 at #10. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris (+9.5%) snaps its first win since we started following Cyprus in 2005, with the Nissan Qashqai (+2.5%) in tow and the Toyota C-HR (+14.2%) up to a world-best third place, helped by its first monthly win in December. The Hyundai Tucson (-30.1%) is knocked down two spots to #4 while last year’s leader the Ford Focus (-50%) implodes to #8. The Ford Kuga (+77.9%) and Kia Picanto (+92.5%) also post fantastic results to break into the annual Top 10 at #6 and #9 respectively. Outside the Top 10, the Jeep Renegade (+362.1%) and Mini Countryman (+371.4%) are new forces to be reckoned with, most probably helped by hefty orders by rental car companies, while more “natural” progressions are heralded by the Peugeot 3008 (+266%), Skoda Fabia (+163.5%), Nissan Micra (+89.3%), Citroen C3 (+43.2%) and Range Rover Evoque (+20.1%). A handful of new launches make their way into this year’s Top 30: the Kia Stonic (launched in late 2017) lifts up to 15th place, the VW T-Roc lands at #17 and the Volvo XC40 at #30.
Previous year: Cyprus 2017: Ford Focus back to #1, Toyota C-HR lands at #5
Two years ago: Cyprus 2016: VW Golf resists, Focus and Tucson shine
Full Year 2018 Top 10 brands and Top 30 models vs. Full Year 2017 figures below.
Full December 2018 Top 30 models below.