The Israel Vehicle Importers Association reported that 144,000 new vehicles were delivered in Israel in the first half of 2015, an all-time record, and up 6.2% compared to the corresponding period last year.
The Association reported that 25,570 vehicles were delivered in the month of June, 10% more than in June 2014.
In a division by brands, the dominance of the Israeli auto market by the South Korean brands stands out: Hyundai Motors, which owns the Hyundai brands and Kia Motors, hold an almost unprecedented market share for a single global auto manufacturer.
Hyundai cars grabbed first place with 19,061 deliveries, representing a 4.4% increase compared with the corresponding period in 2014. Deliveries of Kia vehicles soared 28% to 17,821, putting it in second place. Kia's Sportage crossover vehicle was the best-selling model in Israel for the second straight month, and also the best-selling model in the quarter.
Toyota was in third place with 16,119 deliveries, a 4% rise. Mazda deliveries totaled 10,625 cars, up 4.6%, putting it in fourth, and Mitsubishi deliveries were in fifth place, with 9,184 deliveries, up 29%.