Cars produced in Turkey dominate the hatchback and SUV market

Cars produced in Turkey began to dominate the hatchback and SUV market. Egea Cross from Bursa took the second place and Bayon from Izmit took the third place in the SUV market. In the hatchback market, Clio from Bursa and the i20 from Izmit became the best-selling models.

A similar domestic competition in the sedan market began to be seen in SUVs after hatchbacks. According to the Automotive Distributors Association data, the second best-selling model in the SUV segment in the first six months of the year was the Fiat Egea Cross, produced at Tofas facilities in Bursa. Egea Cross, which hit the roads at the beginning of 2021, sold 9 thousand 14 units. In the first six months, it reduced the gap with the SUV market leader Dacia Duster to 309 units.


Toyota C-HR produced in Sakarya, on the other hand, sold 1,568 units in this period. The Bayon model, which started to be produced by Hyundai Assan in Izmit a short time ago, sold 685 units in a month. It is aimed to sell 6 thousand 500 Bayon by the end of the year. If this happens, the competition of domestic models will increase in the SUV market. The market share of domestic SUVs will increase.

There is also competition from domestic cars in the hatchback market. In the first half of the year, the two best-selling models in the hatchback segment were domestic cars produced in factories in Turkey. Renault Clio produced by Oyak Renault in Bursa ranked first with 17 thousand 907 units, while Hyundai i20 from Izmit ranked second with 8 thousand 120 units.

In the sedan segment, as always, domestic models dominate. Fiat Egea produced in Bursa became the best-selling model with 29 thousand 515 units. Corolla produced at Toyota facilities in Sakarya ranked second with 24,931 units.
Renault Megane from Bursa came in third with 16,311 units, while Civic, produced at Honda facilities in Gebze, came in fifth with 12,786 units.


In the first half of the year, 310 thousand passenger cars were sold. Despite losing blood against SUV models in recent years, sedans continued to be the most preferred body type. According to ODD data, the market share of Sedans in the first six months was 41.3%. In the same period of 2020, this rate was 44.1%. The share of SUVs growing each year increased from 27.6% to 34.1%. The share of hatchbacks fell from 25.2% to 22.6%.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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