Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture by Jonathan Kang, all rights reserved.
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Omani new car sales are up a bouncy 17% year-on-year in August to 19,522 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 135,982, up 22% on 2011. The Toyota Hilux manages to maintain itself at extremely high levels with 2,665 sales and 13.7% market share, adding up to 19,114 and 14.1% year-to-date. Like in July, the Toyota Land Cruiser holds the 2nd spot thanks to 1,702 sales and 8.7% share. It is now only 61 units below the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up in the 2012 year-to-date ranking at 11,907 units and 8.8% vs. 11,968. Note both Hilux and Land Cruiser are up 51% on August 2011…
Nissan Patrol. Picture by supercarsdubai, all rights reserved.
Up 87% year-on-year, the Toyota Prado completes a Top 4 100% Toyota like last month. The Nissan Sunny shines in 5th place with 707 sales and 3.6%, ahead of 3 more Toyotas, making it 7 in the Top 8: the Corolla at 3.3% (+2), the Camry at 2.6% (=) and the Hiace at 2.5% (+1). Excellent performance of the Nissan Patrol breaking into the Omani Top 10 for the first time in 2012 at #9 with 451 sales and 2.3%. Notice also the Kia Optima up 4 spots to #15, the Hyundai i20 at #24, the Nissan Qashqai up 6 to #37 and the Jeep Wrangler up 18 to #43.
Outside the Top 50, the Chevrolet Malibu is up 13 ranks to #52, the Lexus ES up 31 to #53, the Honda City up 26 to #56, the Honda Pilot up 46 to #63, the Hyundai Genesis up 73 to #64, the Renault Duster is up to #65 vs. #95 year-to-date and the Mitsubishi Outlander is up 13 spots to #67 vs. #98 year-to-date. The Subaru Impreza new generation makes its first appearance in the Omani Top 100 at #90 while the Hyundai i30 is up to #94 and the VW Golf up 40 ranks to #96.
Previous month: Oman July 2012: Hyundai Elantra up to #5
Previous year: Oman 2011: 7 Toyotas in Top 7, Land Cruiser edges Hilux out
Full August 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.