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Iraq: Hilux, Accent and Great Wall Deer in the lead?

Great Wall Sailor and Toyota Hilux

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Next country in line to be put under the spotlight: Iraq! The Iraqi car market is a pretty difficult one to approach, with not much recent YouTube video material to draw upon and no clear and apparent winner in the sales. So I will venture a very rough speculation, that would see the Toyota Hilux, Hyundai Accent and Great Wall Deer (an old gen Hilux) dominate the new vehicle sales rankings.

Great Wall Deer

The Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Aveo, 2005 Hyundai Sonata (probably imported from Egypt), Toyota Camry, Nissan Sunny and Great Wall Sailor (an old gen Nissan Frontier) are also strong in Iraq. The Chinese brand Great Wall is indeed making some great inroads in the country. Interestingly, the Iranian-built Iran Khodro Samand and Peugeot 405 also seem to have some success.

Hyundai Accent

It's also worth mentioning that the Iraqi market got flooded by European second-hand imports when import laws were relaxed, the result being 90's Opel Astras, Vectras, and Omegas swarming the streets of Baghdad and the biggest Iraqi cities.

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  1. MR jOHN
    February 26th, 2014 at 22:58 | #1

    1/4 of the Cars are Toyota Prado.

  2. MR jOHN
    February 26th, 2014 at 22:57 | #2

    @kurtbinh Hi,

    In Iraq most of the American cars are used, car rental companies cars.

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    • matgasnier
      May 4th, 2012 at 22:18 | #5

      Very interesting indeed Achtung, thanks very much for the link! I will make sure I write a new Iraq post including this new info!
      Thanks again
      Matt

  5. April 13th, 2012 at 17:07 | #6

    I think America ‘s cars is quality,safe. now, Toyota is not good .

  6. March 24th, 2012 at 05:20 | #7

    it’s just the right car for such roads!!

  7. December 10th, 2011 at 21:55 | #8

    I HOPE I CAN LEAVE PICs here … I am from Iraq
    I will list best selling cars as below :
    Baghdad : ———–
    Iranian car [ saipa } TAXI
    Chinese car [ chery - cowin +A5 ] TAXI
    AVIO + OPTRA [ CHEVROLETE ] TAXI
    KOREAN CARS [ HYUNDAI ] TAXI ELANTRA + ACCENT + SONATA
    TOYOTA [ COROLLA ] NISSAN [ SUNNY ] TAXI
    Iranian car [ SAMAN – KHODRO} TAXI
    Dodge Charger + Challenger + Chrysler 300 – TAXI

    Sedan
    [ Hyundai - AZEERA + SONATA + ELANTRA ]
    TOYOTA CAMRY + AVALON + COROLLA
    CHERY

    SUV
    Hyundai TUCSAN + KIA SPORTAGE + NOHAVE
    TOYOTA PRADO
    NISSAN BATHFINDER + XTERA
    CHERY TIGGO
    JEEP CHEROKY

    THANX

  8. Kiyoshi Manabe
    September 30th, 2011 at 07:15 | #9

    I feel surprised at the recent scenery that the Dodge Charger and Challenger siblings, the Chrysler 300, and even the Lexus IS350/250 travel along the streets in Baghdad, dominated by battered old Chevrolet taxis, ageing Toyotas, as well as 1980s Brazilian-made VW Passats!
    Along with it, there have been quite a few Chinese-made Chery sedans here, mainly used as taxis(painted in yellow).

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