Home > Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) > Gulf May 2012: 5 Toyotas in Top 5

Gulf May 2012: 5 Toyotas in Top 5

Toyota Corolla in Dubai, UAE. Picture by thephotopad, all rights reserved.

* See the Top 150 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Ldman *

The Gulf Cooperation Council is composed of the sates bordering the Persian Gulf: Saudi ArabiaKuwaitQatarBahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The region is currently one of the most dynamic in the world, if not the most: new car sales are up a massive 33% year-on-year in May to 129,359 registrations and up 18% year-to-date to 598,231 units. This month Toyota places 5 models in the Top 5 (one more than usual). The Toyota Hilux is by far the most popular model in the region with 11,531 sales and 8.9% share in May and 52,108 and 8.7% year-to-date. It is #1 in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar.

Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture by omohat, all rights reserved.

The Toyota Corolla is up 4 spots on April to #2 with 6,829 units and 5.3%, it is also #2 year-to-date at 29,647 sales and 5% but is #1 nowhere in the region. After two months in 2nd place, the Toyota Land Cruiser is down to #3 with 6,639 units and 5.1%, ranking #1 in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. It is followed by the Toyota Prado at 6,367 units and 4.9% (and #1 in Kuwait) and the Toyota Camry with 5,149 sales and 4%.

Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up

As usual the Top 10 is only composed of Toyotas and Hyundais and Hyundai places 3 models within the 10 favourites: the Accent is #6, the Elantra #8 and the Sonata #10. There are two more Toyotas in the Top 10: the Land Cruiser Pick-up at a very strong #7 and 3% share (vs. 2.2% in 2011) and the Yaris at #9.

Other great performers in the Top 20 include the Ford Expedition up to #12 (vs. #34 in 2011), the GMC Yukon up to #16 and the Nissan Sunny up to #19. Further down, notice the Lexus LX at #21, the Kia Sportage at #26, the Kia Optima at #28, the Hyundai Azera at #32, the Chevrolet Malibu at #45, the Chevrolet Aveo at #46 and the Renault Duster making its first appearance in the ranking at #100.

Previous post: Gulf March 2012: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser dominate

Previous year: Gulf Full Year 2011: Toyota Hilux, Corolla and Camry on top

Full May 2012 Top 150 Ranking Table below.

The rest of this content is for members only.
Log In Register
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.
You must be logged in to post a comment.