Israel: record number of vehicles delivered in first half of 2015

Israel: record number of vehicles delivered in first half of 2015

Number for the first half of 2015 are up .2% compared to the corresponding period last year
05.07.15 / 13:00
Israel: record number of vehicles delivered in first half of 2015
05.07.15
Israel: record number of vehicles delivered in first half of 2015

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%.

 

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