Toyota (+45.8%) and Hyundai (+58.5%) tighten grip on market up 10.5% – Best Selling Cars Blog

The Toyota Aygo X breaks into the Greek Top 20 in May.

The Greek new car market is one of the rare European ones in positive this month, sporting a 10.5% year-on-year uptick to 11,991 units. This leads to a year-to-date tally down just -1.8% to 43,707. In the brands ranking, Toyota (+45.8%) and Hyundai (+58.5%) both post fantastic gains to hold the top two spots as they do year-to-date. Volkswagen (+9.7%) narrowly trails the market and drops one spot on April to #2 while Kia (+63.4%) and Mercedes (+72.6%) also secure outstanding lifts. Nissan (+36%) also beats the market in the remainder of the Top 10. #1 a year ago, Peugeot (-42.9%) freefalls to #6 this month, with Opel (-26.9%) and Citroen (-14.3%) in a tricky spot. Below and in order of sales, Dacia (+41.6%), Jeep (+71.4%), DS (#22), Mazda (+38.6%), Cupra (+1500%), Land Rover (+96.6%) and Tesla (+72.7%) make themselves noticed. 

Over in the models aisle the Toyota Yaris (+129.6%) shoots up to 6.9% share vs. 5.6% year-to-date and cements its dominance. It is followed by the Citroen C3 (+27.2%) also accessing the #2 YTD spot as a result. The VW T-Roc (+93.5%) is up 3 spots on April to #3 ahead of three models showing explosive growth: the Mercedes A-Class (+120.1%), Hyundai i20 (+124.2%) and Nissan Micra (+201.7%). In contrast, the Peugeot 208 (-39.9%) and Opel Corsa (-25.8%) both struggle in the remainder of the Top 10. Further down, the Kia Picanto (+146.2%), Dacia Sandero (+94.1%), Hyundai i30 (+92%), Fiat 500 (+83.5%), VW T-Cross (+78.1%) and Hyundai Tucson (+61.5%) stand out. The Toyota Yaris Cross (#12) is the most popular recent launch above the Toyota Aygo X (up 114 spots to #20), Hyundai Bayon (#42), VW Taigo (#69) and Renault Arkana (#71).

Previous month: Greece April 2022: Volkswagen (+49.8%), Kia (+42%) defy market down -8.9%

One year ago: Greece May 2021: Peugeot and 208 take the lead, sales down -21.6% on two years ago

Full May 2022 Top 35 All-brands and Top 195 All-models below.

Greece May 2022 – brands:

Pos Brand May-22 % /21 Apr 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Toyota 1,805 15.1% 45.8% 1 6,455 14.8% 10.4% 1 1
2 Hyundai 1,265 10.5% 58.5% 4 4,086 9.3% 11.3% 2 3
3 Volkswagen 1,061 8.8% 9.7% 2 3,452 7.9% 9.9% 3 4
4 Kia 809 6.7% 63.4% 5 2,448 5.6% 40.7% 6 8
5 Mercedes 749 6.2% 72.6% 6 2,216 5.1% 7.3% 7 9
6 Peugeot 711 5.9% -42.9% 3 3,186 7.3% -39.3% 4 2
7 Fiat 602 5.0% 6.5% 11 1,627 3.7% 5.4% 10 13
8 Nissan 559 4.7% 36.0% 9 1,467 3.4% -16.1% 11 11
9 Citroen 540 4.5% -14.3% 8 1,976 4.5% -16.0% 8 6
10 Opel 508 4.2% -26.9% 7 2,721 6.2% -8.3% 5 5
11 BMW 480 4.0% -1.4% 12 1,751 4.0% -6.0% 9 10
12 Audi 359 3.0% 10.1% 10 1,449 3.3% -1.7% 12 12
13 Dacia 354 3.0% 41.6% 16 1,211 2.8% 48.2% 15 17
14 Suzuki 350 2.9% -4.9% 14 1,329 3.0% -33.6% 14 7
15 Skoda 294 2.5% -13.3% 15 1,130 2.6% -12.0% 16 15
16 Ford 240 2.0% -27.5% 13 1,377 3.2% -13.7% 13 14
17 Mini 213 1.8% -0.5% 21 813 1.9% -6.6% 19 18
18 Volvo 199 1.7% -6.1% 19 709 1.6% -8.3% 20 20
19 Renault 197 1.6% -44.7% 18 963 2.2% -21.5% 18 16
20 Jeep 180 1.5% 71.4% 17 1,063 2.4% 87.8% 17 21
21 Seat 144 1.2% -17.2% 20 423 1.0% -32.2% 21 19
22 DS 79 0.7% n/a 22 319 0.7% n/a 22 n/a
23 Mazda 79 0.7% 38.6% 25 255 0.6% 68.9% 24 24
24 Cupra 64 0.5% 1500.0% 26 205 0.5% 1181.3% 26 28
25 Land Rover 57 0.5% 96.6% 27 194 0.4% -10.6% 27 23
26 Tesla 19 0.2% 72.7% 23 210 0.5% 1.4% 25 22
27 Honda 18 0.2% -18.2% 28 103 0.2% -23.1% 28 25
28 Alfa Romeo 16 0.1% 6.7% 32 46 0.1% 58.6% 31 29
29 Lexus 10 0.1% -9.1% 31 62 0.1% 0.0% 29 27
30 Porsche 9 0.1% -18.2% 33 60 0.1% 33.3% 30 30
31 Subaru 8 0.1% n/a 30 43 0.1% 377.8% 32 33
32 Jaguar 8 0.1% -61.9% 29 38 0.1% -22.4% 33 31
33 Mitsubishi 2 0.0% -88.9% 24 263 0.6% 150.5% 23 26
34 Abarth 2 0.0% -33.3% 34 16 0.0% 128.6% 35 34
35 Smart 1 0.0% n/a 35 20 0.0% -13.0% 34 32

Greece May 2022 – models:

Pos Model May-22 % /21 Apr 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Toyota Yaris  822 6.9% 129.6% 1 2,443 5.6% -2.1% 1 1
2 Citroen C3 468 3.9% 27.2% 2 1,519 3.5% -2.4% 2 3
3 VW T-Roc 416 3.5% 93.5% 6 1,277 2.9% 65.4% 6 13
4 Mercedes A-Class 416 3.5% 120.1% 12 926 2.1% -1.4% 10 18
5 Hyundai i20 408 3.4% 124.2% 24 809 1.9% -28.4% 12 8
6 Nissan Micra 359 3.0% 201.7% 16 673 1.5% 35.7% 23 29
7 Opel Corsa 320 2.7% -25.8% 7 1,367 3.1% -23.4% 5 4
8 Kia Stonic 304 2.5% 1.7% 4 1,037 2.4% 6.1% 8 9
9 Peugeot 2008 289 2.4% -4.0% 26 766 1.8% -47.5% 15 5
10 Peugeot 208 288 2.4% -39.9% 8 1,387 3.2% -32.1% 3 2
11 Kia Picanto 288 2.4% 146.2% 27 690 1.6% 96.0% 20 35
12 Toyota Yaris Cross 286 2.4% new 21 969 2.2% new 9 82
13 VW T-Cross 285 2.4% 78.1% 9 809 1.9% 24.7% 13 19
14 Fiat Panda 282 2.4% -18.0% 17 744 1.7% 11.7% 16 20
15 Toyota C-HR 277 2.3% -0.7% 3 1,386 3.2% 12.5% 4 6
16 Hyundai i30 265 2.2% 92.0% 18 688 1.6% 57.4% 22 27
17 Fiat 500 255 2.1% 83.5% 13 689 1.6% 43.5% 21 28
18 Hyundai Tucson 231 1.9% 61.5% 19 653 1.5% 52.2% 25 34
19 Dacia Sandero 196 1.6% 94.1% 31 490 1.1% 152.6% 34 43
20 Toyota Aygo X 191 1.6% new 134 195 0.4% new 62  –
21 BMW X1 185 1.5% 26.7% 23 666 1.5% 42.0% 24 36
22 Hyundai i10 171 1.4% -24.3% 33 914 2.1% -17.8% 11 10
23 Dacia Duster 155 1.3% 4.7% 41 717 1.6% 18.1% 17 22
24 Mercedes GLA 152 1.3% 117.1% 11 629 1.4% 75.2% 27 39
25 Volvo XC40 150 1.3% -4.5% 39 451 1.0% -23.6% 36 26
26 Mini Countryman 140 1.2% 2.9% 49 499 1.1% -21.0% 33 31
27 Nissan Qashqai 136 1.1% -25.7% 14 592 1.4% -22.6% 30 16
28 Toyota Corolla 134 1.1% -34.3% 10 1,062 2.4% 21.1% 7 11
29 Audi Q3 132 1.1% 1.5% 20 691 1.6% 36.8% 19 21
30 Suzuki Vitara 127 1.1% 17.6% 37 464 1.1% -40.4% 35 15
31 Ford Puma 125 1.0% -28.2% 15 795 1.8% 7.7% 14 17
32 BMW 1-Series 117 1.0% 10.4% 34 346 0.8% -32.7% 41 33
33 VW Polo 107 0.9% -67.2% 43 411 0.9% -47.4% 39 24
34 Renault Clio 106 0.9% -49.3% 38 500 1.1% -38.7% 32 14
35 Hyundai Kona 101 0.8% -7.3% 22 696 1.6% 23.8% 18 25
36 Jeep Renegade 101 0.8% 27.8% 52 588 1.3% 67.5% 31 42
37 VW Golf 100 0.8% -13.0% 40 249 0.6% -46.3% 52 38
38 Opel Crossland X 98 0.8% 6.5% 30 624 1.4% 20.2% 28 37
39 Skoda Kamiq 97 0.8% -45.8% 36 418 1.0% -30.8% 38 32
40 Suzuki Swift 97 0.8% -27.1% 47 313 0.7% -45.7% 43 23
41 Kia Rio 89 0.7% 187.1% 55 228 0.5% 204.0% 57 71
42 Hyundai Bayon 86 0.7% new 59 322 0.7% new 42 77
43 Audi A3 82 0.7% 26.2% 46 262 0.6% -41.6% 50 44
44 Skoda Kodiaq 80 0.7% 110.5% 66 236 0.5% 103.4% 56 78
45 Seat Arona 76 0.6% 117.1% 48 241 0.6% 22.3% 54 49
46 Kia Sportage 74 0.6% 208.3% 68 224 0.5% 15.5% 58 66
47 DS 7 Crossback 73 0.6% 421.4% 50 171 0.4% 98.8% 67 84
48 Audi Q2 72 0.6% 7.5% 35 274 0.6% 15.1% 47 51
49 Jeep Compass 71 0.6% 184.0% 32 446 1.0% 111.4% 37 53
50 Ford Kuga 70 0.6% 159.3% 51 306 0.7% 117.0% 44 80
51 Toyota RAV4 69 0.6% 283.3% 76 205 0.5% 41.4% 59 62
52 Suzuki SX4 68 0.6% 257.9% 61 239 0.5% 77.0% 55 76
53 Peugeot 308 67 0.6% 123.3% 83 134 0.3% -51.4% 74 47
54 BMW X2 65 0.5% -52.6% 65 349 0.8% -17.3% 40 40
55 Skoda Fabia 61 0.5% 662.5% 57 111 0.3% 311.1% 79 102
56 Cupra Formentor 59 0.5% 1866.7% 56 196 0.4% 1681.8% 61 106
57 Mazda2 59 0.5% 110.7% 71 153 0.4% 88.9% 69 89
58 Seat Ibiza 56 0.5% -50.4% 64 133 0.3% -36.4% 75 48
59 Fiat 500X 55 0.5% 150.0% 97 138 0.3% 31.4% 72 88
60 Suzuki Ignis 50 0.4% -53.3% 54 301 0.7% -40.9% 45 30
61 VW Tiguan 50 0.4% -49.5% 28 265 0.6% -15.6% 48 41
62 Peugeot 3008 49 0.4% -82.3% 5 631 1.4% -32.1% 26 12
63 Mini 49 0.4% -7.5% 63 264 0.6% 36.1% 49 55
64 Renault Captur 47 0.4% -46.0% 80 296 0.7% 18.4% 46 52
65 Kia Xceed 46 0.4% 142.1% 29 244 0.6% 117.9% 53 69
66 Nissan Juke 46 0.4% -38.7% 82 140 0.3% -52.1% 71 46
67 Audi A1 44 0.4% 22.2% 72 113 0.3% -42.1% 78 63
68 Opel Mokka 42 0.4% 35.5% 25 616 1.4% 926.7% 29 64
69 VW Taigo 40 0.3% new 60 198 0.5% new 60  –
70 Mercedes GLB 36 0.3% -49.3% 93 109 0.2% -60.6% 81 57
71 Renault Arkana 34 0.3% new 62 132 0.3% new 76 168
72 Opel Grandland X 32 0.3% -36.0% 89 82 0.2% -63.1% 88 70
73 Mercedes GLC 31 0.3% 47.6% 53 178 0.4% 16.3% 65 72
74 Skoda Scala 30 0.3% -26.8% 67 138 0.3% 0.7% 73 75
75 Ford Fiesta 29 0.2% -62.3% 73 193 0.4% -58.3% 63 54
76 Citroen C4 29 0.2% 52.6% 69 171 0.4% 43.7% 66 60
77 VW ID.4 29 0.2% 262.5% 79 84 0.2% 223.1% 87 97
78 Volvo XC60 27 0.2% -27.0% 58 184 0.4% 44.9% 64 81
79 BMW 3-Series 27 0.2% 58.8% 98 81 0.2% -30.8% 89 86
80 BMW 2-Series 24 0.2% 14.3% 77 75 0.2% -12.8% 90 92
81 Land Rover Defender 24 0.2% 500.0% 119 42 0.1% 162.5% 110 148
82 Mercedes V-Class 23 0.2% -37.8% 101 36 0.1% -47.1% 115 95
83 Citroen C3 Aircross 21 0.2% -77.4% 42 168 0.4% -27.6% 68 61
84 VW Up! 21 0.2% 10.5% 74 96 0.2% 220.0% 83 91
85 Toyota Proace 20 0.2% 900.0% 95 43 0.1% 26.5% 107 129
86 Mini Cabrio 20 0.2% -13.0% 115 41 0.1% 51.9% 111 120
87 Tesla Model Y 18 0.2% new 85 99 0.2% new 82 121
88 Volvo XC90 17 0.1% -5.6% 109 50 0.1% 13.6% 101 108
89 Mercedes C-Class 16 0.1% -23.8% 84 59 0.1% -28.0% 97 93
90 BMW X3 15 0.1% 114.3% 104 47 0.1% -21.7% 103 85
91 Opel Zafira 15 0.1% n/a 169 29 0.1% 2800.0% 120 182
92 Mercedes CLA 14 0.1% 75.0% 75 61 0.1% -39.0% 95 94
93 Audi Q5 14 0.1% 27.3% 114 35 0.1% 45.8% 116 109
94 Skoda Octavia 13 0.1% -62.9% 106 123 0.3% -41.7% 77 56
95 Citroen Berlingo 13 0.1% 1200.0% 190 14 0.0% -33.3% 147 150
96 Range Rover Evoque 12 0.1% -25.0% 92 91 0.2% -27.2% 85 74
97 VW ID.3 12 0.1% -7.7% 103 50 0.1% -7.4% 102 90
98 Seat Leon 12 0.1% -52.0% 86 47 0.1% -77.9% 104 59
99 Mercedes EQA 11 0.1% n/a 108 57 0.1% 1040.0% 98 124
100 Audi Q4 11 0.1% new 118 33 0.1% new 118 166
101 Mazda CX-30 10 0.1% -16.7% 78 69 0.2% 60.5% 91 99
102 Fiat Tipo 10 0.1% -82.1% 90 56 0.1% -78.5% 100 67
103 Mercedes GLE 10 0.1% 25.0% 94 44 0.1% 83.3% 105 119
104 BMW X5 10 0.1% 0.0% 88 38 0.1% 8.6% 113 104
105 Ford Focus 10 0.1% -66.7% 144 37 0.1% -78.1% 114 68
106 Alfa Romeo Giulia 10 0.1% 100.0% 145 26 0.1% 160.0% 123 131
107 Nissan Leaf 9 0.1% 350.0% 125 21 0.0% -41.7% 128 117
108 Mercedes EQV 9 0.1% new 143 14 0.0% new 149 188
109 BMW i4 9 0.1% new 178 12 0.0% new 155  –
110 Honda HR-V 8 0.1% -11.1% 113 42 0.1% -6.7% 108 132
111 Mercedes E-Class 8 0.1% 60.0% 110 34 0.1% -2.9% 117 114
112 Jeep Wrangler 8 0.1% 700.0% 111 29 0.1% 625.0% 119 144
113 Mercedes B-Class 8 0.1% 700.0% 150 20 0.0% 400.0% 133 162
114 Range Rover Velar 8 0.1% 700.0% 140 17 0.0% 142.9% 138 149
115 Peugeot Expert Traveller 8 0.1% -61.9% 176 13 0.0% -70.5% 153 113
116 Citroen C5 Aircross 7 0.1% -61.1% 136 56 0.1% -38.5% 99 96
117 BMW 4-Series 7 0.1% -22.2% 99 43 0.1% 2.4% 106 111
118 Range Rover Sport 7 0.1% n/a 158 13 0.0% n/a 154 137
119 Skoda Karoq 6 0.1% -82.4% 112 64 0.1% -62.8% 93 65
120 Peugeot 5008 6 0.1% -62.5% 81 63 0.1% 8.6% 94 100
121 Honda Jazz 6 0.1% 500.0% 91 42 0.1% 740.0% 109 116
122 Nissan NV400 6 0.1% n/a  – 21 0.0% 2000.0% 129 180
123 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 6 0.1% -33.3% 120 20 0.0% 33.3% 131 134
124 BMW i3 6 0.1% -53.8% 121 20 0.0% -42.9% 132 130
125 Renault Twingo 6 0.1% -72.7% 96 18 0.0% -53.8% 137 125
126 Mazda MX-5 6 0.1% -14.3% 126 14 0.0% -6.7% 148 139
127 Skoda Enyaq 6 0.1% n/a  – 6 0.0% 100.0% 184 241
128 Lexus UX 5 0.0% -37.5% 129 39 0.1% 11.4% 112 112
129 Jaguar F-Pace 5 0.0% -37.5% 87 23 0.1% 21.1% 125 152
130 Mercedes EQB 5 0.0% new  – 11 0.0% new 165  –
131 Mercedes Sprinter 5 0.0% n/a  – 8 0.0% 166.7% 171 193
132 Suzuki Swace 5 0.0% 400.0% 181 8 0.0% 700.0% 175 171
133 Toyota Proace City Verso 4 0.0% -33.3% 107 60 0.1% 106.9% 96 105
134 Land Rover Discovery Sport 4 0.0% 33.3% 105 27 0.1% -38.6% 121 101
135 Subaru XV 4 0.0% n/a 130 27 0.1% 237.5% 122 161
136 Kia EV6 4 0.0% new 146 19 0.0% new 135 227
137 Honda CR-V 4 0.0% 33.3% 132 16 0.0% -11.1% 141 140
138 Subaru Forester 4 0.0% n/a 116 16 0.0% 300.0% 143 194
139 BMW 5-Series 4 0.0% -50.0% 173 13 0.0% -56.7% 151 142
140 Mazda3 4 0.0% -42.9% 141 12 0.0% 50.0% 158 118
141 Mini Clubman 4 0.0% 100.0% 159 9 0.0% -47.1% 168 158
142 Cupra Leon 4 0.0% 300.0% 165 6 0.0% 20.0% 178 151
143 Ford Mustang 4 0.0% 33.3% 166 6 0.0% -14.3% 179 155
144 DS 3 Crossback 3 0.0% -40.0% 70 144 0.3% 433.3% 70 123
145 DS 4 3 0.0% n/a 100 22 0.1% 450.0% 127 214
146 Porsche Cayenne 3 0.0% -40.0% 138 21 0.0% -16.0% 130 135
147 Porsche Macan 3 0.0% 200.0% 147 18 0.0% 260.0% 136 178
148 BMW IX3 3 0.0% new 148 16 0.0% new 140 199
149 Renault Kadjar 3 0.0% -85.7% 139 16 0.0% -74.2% 142 110
150 Volvo C40 3 0.0% new 149 16 0.0% new 144  –
151 BMW X4 3 0.0% -57.1% 133 12 0.0% -47.8% 156 126
152 Jaguar E-Pace 3 0.0% -75.0% 156 9 0.0% -50.0% 167 143
153 Lexus RX 3 0.0% n/a  – 6 0.0% 100.0% 181 183
154 Suzuki Across 3 0.0% new  – 4 0.0% new 193 229
155 Kia Soul 3 0.0% 200.0%  – 3 0.0% 200.0% 203 206
156 Nissan NV300 3 0.0% n/a  – 3 0.0% -62.5% 204 185
157 Mitsubishi Space Star 2 0.0% -88.9% 45 261 0.6% 203.5% 51 87
158 Peugeot 108 2 0.0% -97.6% 135 65 0.1% -78.5% 92 50
159 Abarth 500 2 0.0% -33.3% 123 16 0.0% 166.7% 139 154
160 Lexus NX 2 0.0% -33.3% 124 15 0.0% -28.6% 145 147
161 BMW X6 2 0.0% -50.0% 117 12 0.0% -29.4% 157 138
162 Citroen Jumpy Spacetourer 2 0.0% -50.0% 128 8 0.0% 60.0% 170 165
163 Volvo S60 2 0.0% n/a 163 5 0.0% 400.0% 186 231
164 BMW Z4 2 0.0% 100.0%  – 4 0.0% -33.3% 188 189
165 Porsche 911 2 0.0% 100.0%  – 4 0.0% 100.0% 191 196
166 Range Rover 2 0.0% -60.0% 186 4 0.0% -84.0% 192 184
167 Hyundai Ioniq 5 2 0.0% new 191 3 0.0% new 200 235
168 Mercedes GLS 2 0.0% n/a  – 2 0.0% -60.0% 218 200
169 Dacia Jogger 2 0.0% new  – 2 0.0% new 219  –
170 Tesla Model 3 1 0.0% -90.9% 44 111 0.3% -45.9% 80 58
171 Toyota Aygo 1 0.0% -99.7% 102 85 0.2% -91.8% 86 7
172 Audi e-Tron 1 0.0% 0.0% 171 13 0.0% 160.0% 150 187
173 Mercedes Citan 1 0.0% 0.0% 122 12 0.0% 300.0% 159 201
174 Porsche Taycan 1 0.0% -50.0% 151 12 0.0% 50.0% 160 163
175 Smart Fortwo 1 0.0% n/a 152 12 0.0% -33.3% 161 136
176 Audi A4 1 0.0% -85.7% 153 11 0.0% -57.7% 162 146
177 Audi Q8 1 0.0% -66.7% 154 11 0.0% -8.3% 163 169
178 Peugeot Rifter 1 0.0% -83.3% 142 8 0.0% -68.0% 172 128
179 Skoda Superb 1 0.0% 0.0% 127 8 0.0% 33.3% 173 160
180 VW Passat 1 0.0% -66.7%  – 7 0.0% -63.2% 177 159
181 BMW X7 1 0.0% 0.0% 179 4 0.0% -33.3% 187 176
182 Peugeot 508 1 0.0% n/a  – 4 0.0% 33.3% 190 203
183 Cupra Born 1 0.0% new 184 3 0.0% new 197  –
184 Audi A6 1 0.0% -50.0% 189 2 0.0% -60.0% 205 186
185 Kia Niro 1 0.0% 0.0%  – 2 0.0% -66.7% 209 157
186 Opel Combo 1 0.0% -88.9%  – 2 0.0% -93.9% 213 133
187 Ford S-Max 1 0.0% n/a  – 1 0.0% n/a 240 233
188 Hyundai Santa Fe 1 0.0% n/a  – 1 0.0% n/a 241 220
189 Renault Megane 1 0.0% -91.7%  – 1 0.0% -97.9% 242 127
190 Dacia Spring 1 0.0% new  – 1 0.0% new 244  –
191 Mercedes EQE 1 0.0% new  – 1 0.0% new 245  –
192 Mercedes EQS 1 0.0% new  – 1 0.0% new 246  –
193 Toyota GR86 1 0.0% new  – 1 0.0% new 247  –

Source: SEAA