Saudi Arabia First Half 2017: Camry leads, Renault Koleos smashes in

The Renault Koleos hit the bullseye in Saudi Arabia: #4 overall in June! 

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By far the largest market in the Middle-Eastern region, Saudi Arabia also post the 2nd largest decline over the First Half of 2017 at -28% to 255.845 units, that’s almost 100.000 sales less than over the same period in 2016. Only Bahrain does worse at -34%. Market leader Toyota manages to drop slightly slower than the market at -25%, resulting in a market share improving by one percentage point to 31%. Hyundai (-42%) and Nissan (-33%) on the other hand see their share thaw while Kia and Chevrolet (-24%) improve slightly. There are only two manufacturers gaining ground in the Top 10: Renault is up a spectacular 135% and three spots to #7 overall and Honda is up 29% to break into the Top 10 at #10. Below, BMW (+34%), Land Rover (+47%), Fiat (+94%), Ram (+113%), Dodge (+120%), Chrysler (+337%) and Jeep (+825%) all show great results. Genesis appears at #23.

The Toyota Camry leads the Saudi Arabian market… awaiting the 2018 model pictured above.

In the models ranking, the Toyota Camry leaps up 27% and four spots on the same period in 2016 to land in pole position with 8.1% share, dislodging the Hyundai Accent (-37%), #1 over the Full Year 2016. The Toyota Corolla (-33%), Hilux (-28%), Hyundai Elantra (-44%), Sonata (-40%) and Toyota Yaris (-39%) all freefall. The Nissan Sunny on the other hand is up 41% and 9 ranks to #8 and the Honda Accord up 47% and 11 spots to #14. Further down, French carmaker Renault really justifies its sizeable jump: it places the two most popular newcomers both inside the Top 10: the all-new Koleos ranks 16th but was up to an incredible 4th place overall in June with 2.827 sales below just the Toyota Camry (4.067), Hyundai Accent (4.022) and Toyota Hilux (3.176)… The Renault Talisman arrives at #18 and the Captur is up 231% to #23.

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Previous year: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2016: First ever crown for Hyundai Accent

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