Israel’s Vehicle Importers Association reported that the automotive sales industry has dropped down from the January 2015 peak, but is still showing good results.
According to the latest report 21,850 vehicles were delivered in Israel in February, 2.7% more than in February 2013. Some 55,480 new vehicles have been delivered so far this year, 15% more than in the corresponding period last year.
Hyundai is the leading brand, with 7,035 deliveries, 24% more than in the corresponding period last year. Second is Toyota, with 5,852 deliveries, up 33.5%. Kia places third, with 5,718 deliveries, up 24%. Mazda is fourth, with 5,557 deliveries, up 3.4%; Mitsubishi is fifth, with 3,982 deliveries, up 43%; and sixth is Skoda, with 3,308 deliveries, up 2.4%.
Israelis continue to rush to buy sport utility vehicles (SUV). 7,866 sport utility vehicles were delivered in January – February this year, 34% more than in the corresponding period of 2013.