Tesla Model 3 and the Koreans
Registrations were up 128%, to 5,484 units so far, placing the 2019 PEV share at 3,5%, a significant jump regarding the 2018 score (2%).
The current leader, the Tesla Model 3, was surpassed by the #2 Kia Niro PHEV in July, beating it with 98 vs 96 units, but despite this, the Tesla nameplate owns 24% of the market, with a sizeable lead over the #2 Kia Niro PHEV. I guess Tesla can order, with 5 months in advance, a Best Seller party here...
Below the Tesla Model 3 lead, we have three(!) Korean models, with 4 of the Top 6 models coming from the Hyundai-Kia ranks.
The only significant change last month was the Toyota Prius PHEV, that jumped two positions, to #8, thanks to 56 registrations, the model best result ever in this market.
In the Manufacturers ranking, Kia recovered the leadership, with 27% share, switching spots with Tesla (26% share), while Hyundai, with 14%, is firm in the last place of the podium.