May 11, 2021

Turkey March 2021: Sales up 92.8% to all-time March record, Skoda (+299.4%) and Toyota (+240.5%) stun

Skoda sales are up 4-fold in March. Picture automotorsport.com.tr

30/04 update: Now with Top 25 models.

It’s another record for the Turkish market in March, the third in a row, up a whopping 92.8% year-on-year to 96.428 units which eclipses the previous best of 83.302 in March 2015. The year-to-date tally is now up 59.7% to 198.660. The four best-selling marques all trail the wild market growth: Fiat (+82.3%) leads the way above Volkswagen (+74.7%), Ford (+57%) and Renault (+68.1%). In contrast Skoda (+299.4%) is up 4-fold year-on-year with Toyota (+240.5%), Dacia (+150.8%) and Citroen (+130.1%) also sporting fantastic upticks. Further down, Porsche (+563.2%), Ssangyong (+324.3%), Nissan (+216.6%), Mitsubishi (+215.9%) and Kia (+194.6%) stand out.

Over in the models ranking, the Fiat Egea (+83.3%) stays in the lead but the Toyota Corolla (+263.8%) is almost 4-fold year-on-year to end the month at a stunning 8.3% share. The Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier (+106.9%) and Renault Clio (+30.3%) complete a Top 4 unchanged on February. Below, the VW Polo (+439.6%), VW Tiguan (+400.2%), Dacia Duster (+187.7%), Fiat Doblo (+145.3%) and Renault Megane (+141.5%) all post surreal gains.

Previous month: Turkey February 2021: Fiat (+85.5%) sails off in another record market (+24.1%)

One year ago: Turkey March 2020: Coronavirus halts recovery (+1.6%), market bracing for second shock in 2 years

Full March 2021 Top 40 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

Turkey March 2021 – brands:

Pos Brand Mar-21 % /20 Feb 2021 % /20 Pos FY20
1 Fiat 12,483 12.9% 82.3% 1 28,460 14.3% 78.1% 1 1
2 Volkswagen 10,950 11.4% 74.7% 4 21,259 10.7% 42.8% 2 4
3 Ford 9,973 10.3% 57.0% 3 19,915 10.0% 53.3% 4 3
4 Renault 9,887 10.3% 68.1% 2 20,111 10.1% 23.6% 3 2
5 Toyota 9,455 9.8% 240.5% 5 17,631 8.9% 119.9% 5 6
6 Skoda 5,204 5.4% 299.4% 7 9,842 5.0% 162.0% 7 11
7 Peugeot 4,803 5.0% 58.3% 6 11,410 5.7% 46.5% 6 5
8 Dacia 4,312 4.5% 150.8% 8 8,737 4.4% 35.4% 8 8
9 Opel 3,676 3.8% 21.6% 10 7,702 3.9% 41.8% 9 7
10 Citroen 3,590 3.7% 130.1% 9 7,290 3.7% 70.8% 10 10
11 Hyundai 3,307 3.4% 83.6% 11 6,529 3.3% 27.9% 11 9
12 Mercedes 2,880 3.0% 86.8% 15 5,410 2.7% 35.8% 13 13
13 Honda 2,774 2.9% 112.1% 12 6,087 3.1% 58.2% 12 12
14 Kia 2,089 2.2% 194.6% 14 5,252 2.6% 140.6% 14 15
15 Nissan 1,922 2.0% 216.6% 13 5,182 2.6% 188.4% 15 17
16 Audi 1,899 2.0% 90.9% 18 3,485 1.8% 59.2% 17 14
17 Seat 1,882 2.0% 81.7% 16 4,075 2.1% 44.9% 16 18
18 BMW 1,822 1.9% 56.0% 17 3,372 1.7% 50.9% 18 16
19 Volvo 660 0.7% 66.2% 19 1,300 0.7% 86.5% 20 19
20 Mitsubishi 556 0.6% 215.9% 20 1,433 0.7% 204.2% 19 20
21 Jeep 444 0.5% -11.9% 21 887 0.4% -13.9% 21 21
22 Suzuki 419 0.4% 142.2% 24 587 0.3% 84.0% 23 22
23 Land Rover 386 0.4% 87.4% 25 540 0.3% 47.9% 24 23
24 Iveco 316 0.3% 203.8% 22 616 0.3% 145.4% 22 24
25 SsangYong 157 0.2% 324.3% 23 341 0.2% 156.4% 25 26
26 Mini 137 0.1% -18.5% 26 335 0.2% 20.5% 26 25
27 Porsche 126 0.1% 563.2% 27 210 0.1% 218.2% 27 29
28 Subaru 84 0.1% 0.0% 29 142 0.1% -11.3% 28 28
29 DS 80 0.1% 110.5% 28 135 0.1% -9.4% 29 27
30 Isuzu 56 0.1% 14.3% 34 75 0.0% -56.1% 31 30
31 Jaguar 20 0.0% -16.7% 37 26 0.0% -63.4% 35 32
32 Karsan 19 0.0% -69.4% 32 55 0.0% -60.1% 32 31
33 Mazda 17 0.0% 70.0% 33 34 0.0% 21.4% 34 34
34 Lexus 12 0.0% 71.4% 31 47 0.0% 123.8% 33 35
35 Alfa Romeo 11 0.0% 120.0% 30 107 0.1% 1428.6% 30 33
36 Maserati 8 0.0% n/a 35 15 0.0% 650.0% 36 37
37 Ferrari 5 0.0% 150.0%  – 6 0.0% 0.0% 39 38
38 Aston Martin 4 0.0% 300.0% 38 9 0.0% 125.0% 37 40
39 Smart 3 0.0% -62.5% 36 7 0.0% -80.6% 38 36
40 Lamborghini 0 0.0% -100.0% 39 3 0.0% 0.0% 40 39
41 Bentley 0 0.0% n/a 40 1 0.0% 0.0% 41 41

Turkey March 2021 – models:

Pos Model Mar-21 % /20 Feb 2021 % /20 Pos FY20
1 Fiat Egea 8,517 8.8% 83.3% 1 18,796 9.5% 79.0% 1 1
2 Toyota Corolla 7,986 8.3% 263.8% 2 15,497 7.8% 131.0% 2 5
3 Ford Transit/Tourneo Courier 4,347 4.5% 106.9% 3 8,886 4.5% 90.8% 4 4
4 Renault Clio 4,150 4.3% 30.3% 4 8,901 4.5% 21.6% 3 2
5 Renault Mégane 3,919 4.1% 141.5% 6 7,116 3.6% 7.7% 5 3
6 Ford Transit/Tourneo 3,074 3.2% 75.0% 9 5,538 2.8% 30.7% 6 6
7 VW Polo 2,714 2.8% 439.6% 14 4,808 2.4% n/a 10 23
8 Dacia Duster 2,635 2.7% 187.7% 15 4,596 2.3% 51.6% 12 10
9 Honda Civic 2,460 2.6% 105.0% 8 5,471 2.8% 52.6% 7 9
10 Fiat Doblo 2,419 2.5% 145.3% 5 5,298 2.7% 113.8% 9 7
11 VW Tiguan 2,391 2.5% 400.2% 12 4,631 2.3% n/a 11 17
12 VW Passat 2,226 2.3% -28.9% 7 5,337 2.7% -19.9% 8 8
13 Opel Corsa 1,788 1.9% n/a 18 3,260 1.6% n/a 14 18
14 Hyundai i20 Troy 1,686 1.7% 295.8% 19 3,122 1.6% 151.0% 15 n/a
15 Skoda Superb 1,619 1.7% 67.1% 16 2,914 1.5% 67.5% 17 n/a
16 Nissan Qashqai 1,333 1.4% 187.9% 11 4,003 2.0% 215.2% 13 16
17 Peugeot 2008 1,302 1.4% n/a 13 2,704 1.4% n/a 18 15
18 Hyundai Tucson 1,104 1.1% 25.5% n/a 2,081 1.0% -16.0% 23 13
19 VW Golf 1,049 1.1% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
20 Skoda Octavia 982 1.0% n/a 21 2,522 1.3% n/a 19 n/a
21 VW T-Roc 970 1.0% 51.1% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 21
22 Audi A3 958 1.0% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 20
23 Citroen C3 889 0.9% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
24 Citroen C5 Aircross 889 0.9% 58.5% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 22
25 Fiat Fiorino 875 0.9% 1.9% 10 2,961 1.5% 46.7% 16 11
n/a Dacia Dokker 772 0.8% n/a 23 2,190 1.1% n/a 22 n/a
n/a Ford Focus 746 0.8% -57.3% n/a 2,213 1.1% -11.6% 21 12
n/a Renault Captur 723 0.7% n/a 20 1,914 1.0% n/a 24 n/a
n/a Peugeot 3008 639 0.7% -23.0% n/a 2,361 1.2% -7.1% 20 14
n/a Kia Sportage n/a n/a n/a 24 1,919 1.0% n/a 24 n/a

Source: ODD, JATO Dynamics

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