The Israel Motor Vehicles Importers Association reported that 188,633 new vehicles were delivered in January-August, up 8.5%, compared with last year's record.
In August alone, usually considered a vacation month with little activity, no fewer than 21,240 vehicles were delivered, a 16.4% jump, compared with August 2014.
The importers association noted that for the first time ever, KIA Motors leads the auto deliveries table with 24,371 in January-August, 30% more than in the corresponding period last year.
In second place came Hyundai with 24,039 deliveries, a 3% increase. Toyota was third with 21,488 deliveries, up 9.4%. Mazda came fourth with 13,029 vehicles, a 1.2% decrease. Mitsubishi was in fifth place with 11,927 deliveries, following a 3.14% rise.