Saudi Arabia September 2012: Toyota rocks the house, again…
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A bit of delay as usual for the Middle-Eastern sales figures with September now available. After losing ground for the first time this year in August, the Saudi new car market is back on track in September: up a massive 43% year-on-year to 64,070 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 520,190 units, up 17% on 2011. Toyota is traditionally very strong in Saudi Arabia but this month the Japanese manufacturer ups the ante: it monopolises the Top 4 spots with all models delivering market shares frankly higher than their 2012 year-to-date levels: the Toyota Hilux leads the way with 7,397 sales and 11.5%, up 77% year-on-year and to be compared to 9.6% YTD.
The Toyota Corolla is up 70% on September 2011 at 5,509 units and 8.6% share vs. 7.2% YTD, the Toyota Camry is up 60% to 5,091 sales and 7.9% vs. 5.4% YTD and the Toyota Yaris is up 42% to 2,705 units and 4.2% vs. 3% YTD. As a result the usual successful Hyundai are stepping back a little: both the Accent and Elantra are down to 3% share vs. 5.2% and 4.6% YTD respectively. Within the Top 10, notice also the Kia Cerato up one spot to #8 and the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up up 5 to #9.
Below, there are more hyped up Toyotas: the Sequoia is up 10 ranks to #15 and the Innova up 4 to #17. Boosted by the new generation, the Hyundai Santa Fe is up 41 spots to #22, the Ford Crown Victoria continues on its last legs, up 4 to #25, the Kia Frontier is up 54 to #27, the Chevrolet Aveo up 37 to #31 and the GMC Savana up 57 to #36. Finally the Chevrolet Colorado lands at #119 with 36 sales for its first month in the country.
Previous month: Saudi Arabia August 2011: Ford Expedition improves further
Previous year: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2011: Toyota Hilux and Camry on top
Full September 2012 Top 150 Ranking Table below.