Qatar March 2012: Land Cruiser at 15.4%, Lexus LX up to #6
Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture by Abdulrahman BinSlmah, all rights reserved.
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The new car market is Qatar is euphoric this month again, up 30% year-on-year to 7,319 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 20,294 units, up 31% on 2011. Already dominant in 2011 with 9.6% of the market, the Toyota Land Cruiser is stepping up a (big) notch in 2012, reaching a formidable 15.4% share in March thanks to 1,127 units sold. The Toyota Hilux stabilises in 2nd place with 505 sales and 6.9% while the Nissan D22 is back on the podium at #3 with 334 units and 4.6%, a position it held over the Full Year 2011.
Another model that excels this month in Qatar is the Lexus LX, the Land Cruiser's (even more) luxurious twin, up 7 spots on February to #6 with 286 sales and 3.9%. Hyundai had an off month in February, but is back in force in March: the Accent is up 13 ranks to #9, the Elantra is up 57 to #12 and the Azera is up 76 to #20. Notice also the Ford Expedition up 66 to #25, the Honda Pilot up 75 to #30, the BMW5 Series up 89 to #42, the Range Rover Sport up 77 to #45 and the Ford Figo up 74 to #50.
Previous month: Qatar February 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser reigns supreme
Full March 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.