Trinidad & Tobago 2011: Toyota Hilux should hold pole position
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We welcome country #157 on BestSellingCarsBlog: Trinidad & Tobago. The car landscape in these two Caribean Islands is mostly Japanese, with pick-up trucks seemingly dominating the models ranking. I can pretty confidently say that the Toyota Hilux is the best-selling car in the country but this domination looks like it only dates back to the launch of the current generation of the model.
There is a very strong Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sunny heritage on the roads, but since the Sunny name was dropped this seems to have translated into strong sales of the Bluebird Sylphy and more interestingly the Wingroad, Trinidadian consumers being very fond of station wagons.
Nissan Frontier. Picture by Funkatronik, all rights reserved.
The Nissan Frontier and Navara, still both on Nissan’s catalogue, seem to be the other two top selling pick-ups. Other successful models are the previous gen Mitsubishi Lancer, Honda CR-V, Suzuki APV, Toyota Hiace and Mazda BT-50.
If you have detailed sales data for Trinidad & Tobago please make sure to get in touch!
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