Oman May 2012: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser Pick-up shine
(Old gen) Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up in Oman. Picture by ommphoto, all rights reserved.
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The Omani car market is up an enormous 53% year-on-year in May to 17,005 registrations, making it the 2nd most dynamic car market in the world this month behind Qatar! The year-to-date total stands at 78,742 units up 13% on 2011. After securing a mammoth 14.5% market share in March, the Toyota Hilux improved further to an out-of-this-world 17% in April thanks to 2,840 sales and 'falls' back to 14.9% in May at 2,535 units. It is obviously #1 year-to-date with an imposing 11,136 sales and 14.1% share, already 59% of its Full Year 2011 volume...
Omani licence plate on a Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture by Anthony0031, all rights reserved.
Excellent month for the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up #2 both in April at 9.8% share and May at 10.1% thanks to 1,719 sales, and now also in the 2012 year-to-date ranking at 7,140 units and 9.1%. #1 in 2011, the Toyota Land Cruiser is down to #3 year-to-date in 2012 with 6,950 sales and 8.8%. Like in 2011, the entire 2012 Top 7 is 100% Toyota, with the Prado at #4 followed by the Corolla, Hiace and Camry.
1968 Land Cruiser in Ruwi, Oman. Omani drivers have trusted the Land Cruiser for over 40 years. Picture by The Wordman, all rights reserved.
The best-selling non-Toyota in Oman in May is the Nissan Sunny up to a shiny 5th position with 654 sales and 3.8%, while the Lexus LX brilliantly maintains itself within the Top 10 at #9 with 376 units and 2.2%. It is now also #9 year-to-date vs. #13 in 2011. The only other model not belonging to the Toyota Group that manages to claw its way into the Omani Top 10 in May is the Hyundai Elantra at #10 with 344 sales and 2%.
Other great performers this month include the Nissan Altima up 18 spots on April to #14, the Hyundai Tucson up 18 to #18, the Nissan Juke up 32 to #32, the Hyundai Azera up 67 to #37, the Nissan Qashqai up 66 to #45, the Hyundai Veloster up 92 to #57, the Renault Duster landing directly at #62 and the Suzuki Jimny up 72 to #78.
Previous post: Oman March 2012: Toyota Hilux up to 14.5%, Lexus LX #9
Previous year: Oman 2011: 7 Toyotas in Top 7, Land Cruiser edges Hilux out
Full May 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.