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New car sales in Saudi Arabia are up a very respectable 21% year-on-year in July to 61,066 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 408,221 units, up 16% on 2011. The Toyota Hilux is once again the favourite model in the country with 5,716 sales and 9.4%, ahead of the Toyota Corolla at 5,061 units and a very strong 8.1% share, its best since last January. Helped by the new generation, the Toyota Camry climbs onto the podium for the first time this year thanks to 3,359 sales and an excellent 5.5% share. This means the Saudi models podium is 100% Toyota for the first time in 2012.
Toyota Camry. Picture by Mashfique H. Chowdhury, DriveArabia.com
The Hyundai Accent is down one spot on June to #4 and is followed by the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Yaris, both stable at #5 and #6 respectively. Already under the spotlight in May and June, the Ford Expedition keeps lodging outstanding month after outstanding month in Saudi Arabia: it is up to #7 in July with a record 2,097 sales and 3.4% share and now up to #9 year-to-date at 11,012 units and 2.7%. For comparison in August the Expedition is #100 in the USA with 3,219 sales…
Other great performers this month in Saudi Arabia include the Honda Accord up 4 spots to #12, the Toyota RAV4 up 14 to #19, the Ford Taurus up 25 to #24, the Chevrolet Malibu up a further 3 ranks to #27 vs. #43 year-to-date, the Chevrolet Sonic up an impressive 48 spots to #33, the GMC Savana up 18 to #39, the Ford Focus up 22 to #46, the Ford F-Series up 27 to #68, the Jeep Cherokee up 24 to #81 and the Renault Duster up 51 to #117.
Previous month: Saudi Arabia June 2012: Ford Expedition and GMC Yukon superstars
Previous year: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2011: Toyota Hilux and Camry on top
Full July 2012 Top 150 Ranking Table below.