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New car sales in Oman continue on their upward trend, up 6% year-on-year in March to 16,134 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 45,061 registrations, up 7% on 2011. The Toyota Hilux is getting even more dominant as the months go by, up to a fantastic 14.5% market share this month thanks to 2,342 sales and at 12.8% year-to-date with 5,761 units. The Toyota Land Cruiser is very solid in 2nd place at 9.9%, followed by the Prado at 8.7% and the Land Cruiser P/U at 7%.
The Nissan D22 is one of only two non-Toyota group models in the Top 10 at #5 with 610 sales and 3.8% along with the Hyundai Elantra up 11 spots to #10 with 327 units and 2%. The Toyota Corolla, Hiace and Camry fill the other Top 10 spots this month while the Lexus LX is up to #9 with 361 sales and 2.2%. Like in 2011, there are 7 Toyotas in the 2012 year-to-date Top 7.
Other great performers this month include the Kia Rio up 7 spots to #11, the Nissan Navara up 116 ranks to a more familiar #15, the Kia Optima up 3 to #17, the Hyundai Veracruz up 19 to #36, the Kia Picanto up 22 to #38, the Hyundai Veloster up 39 to #46, the Lexus GS landing directly at #51 with 44 sales, the Ford Expedition up 21 to #69 and the Kia Soul up 30 to #87.
Previous month: Oman February 2012: Toyota Hilux above 12% market share
Full March 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.