Syria 2010: Cerato Forte and Elantra fight it out
Syrian consumers have chosen: they are into Korean cars, and nothing else - well, nearly nothing else. Hyundai Elantras can be seen literally on every street corner, which means the model must have been securing at least 10% of the market since its launch in 2006.
Another Korean model which seems to have enjoyed an even more spectacular success since its 2009 launch is the Kia Cerato Forte, with a dozen already appearing on 15 minutes' worth of 2010 YouTube videos of the streets of Damascus.
Lastly, the third extremely successful model in Syria is the Kia Rio, with other models worth mentioning being the Kia Picanto, Hyundai Accent, Tucson and Santa Fe.
More pictures below.