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Bahrain Full Year 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser edges Prado out

February 27th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Land Cruiser Bahrain 2014Toyota Land Cruiser

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The Bahraini new car market is up a fantastic 14% year-on-year in 2014 to 59,853 registrations, and is dominated once again by Toyota at 44.2% share above Nissan (10.1%), Hyundai (8.7%) and Kia (6.6%) with Lexus lodging an extravagant 5th place with 2,627 sales and 4.4%. The first non-Asian carmaker is Ford at #8 followed by BMW at #10 and Chevrolet at #11. Notice also Infiniti at #15 and 1% share. Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser overtakes the Prado for first place in 2014 thanks to sales up 26% while the Toyota Hilux improves by an estimated 63% to 8.1% in third position. Boosted by the new generation, the Toyota Yaris is up 184% to #5 and along with the Corolla at #4 and Hiace at #6 completes a Top 6 100% Toyota. The best-selling non-Toyota is the Kia Sportage, exactly doubling its sales year-on-year to #7 and 2.7%, but the most improved award goes to the Nissan Patrol up 28 spots on 2013 to crack the Bahraini Top 10 at #10.

Previous post: Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

One year ago: Bahrain Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

Two years ago: Bahrain July 2013: Toyota Prado and Land Cruiser at 10% share

Full Year 2014 Top 20 models vs. Full Year 2013 figures and Top 15 brands below.

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Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

October 30th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Patrol Gulf August 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.com The Nissan Patrol is the best-selling non-Toyota in all 4 nations covered in this report.

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Now that Gulf Cooperation Council data is available for August, I will share with you the highlights in each country in the region. You can find the Saudi Arabia update here and the UAE report here, for the remaining four countries and the Gulf region as a whole, see below for the complete analysis.

In Bahrain, new car sales slow down their growth to 8% year-on-year in August to 4,718 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 42,266 units, up 17% on 2013. The Toyota Prado outsells both the Land Cruiser and Hilux to jump into pole position with a fantastic 455 units and 9.6% share. Its deficit on the Land Cruiser year-to-date is now only 85 sales, meaning the Prado should dislodge the Land Cruiser from its YTD throne if it continues at the same rate. The Corolla (4.5%), Hiace (3.7%) and Yaris (3.3%) make the Top 6 100% Toyota this month in Bahrain, with the best-selling non-Toyota being the Nissan Patrol at #7 followed by the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage. The Lexus LX continues to deliver world-best performances here, ranking at an outstanding #10 with 2.4% share, with the Mitsubishi Lancer (#15) and BMW 7 Series (#25 vs. #59 year-to-date) also performing particularly well.

Lexus LX Gulf August 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comThe Lexus LX is among the 10 best-sellers in Bahrain.

In Kuwait, the new car market is markedly less dynamic than other parts of the region, up ‘only’ 3% year-on-year in August to 12,188 registrations and 2% year-to-date to 100,964 units. Operating the exact reverse move than in the UAE and Bahrain, the Toyota Hilux takes a frank advantage over the Prado in Kuwait, selling a huge 1,308 units this month for a 10.7% market share vs. 7.6% year-to-date. 10.7% is exactly the market share of the Toyota Prado year-to-date here, however at just 7% in August it ranks 2nd while the Toyota Camry rounds up the podium in both rankings. The Corolla completes a Top 5 100% Toyota with the Nissan Patrol the most popular non-Toyota here too at #5, one spot below its YTD ranking. Noticeable good performers in Bahrain this month also include the Mitsubishi Lancer EX at #8 vs. #31 YTD, the Toyota Aurion at #15 vs. #27, the Hyundai Sonata at #18 vs. #33 and the Hyundai i10 at #41 vs. #154.

Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup Oman August 2014The Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup leads in Oman with 12.8% market share.

In Oman, new light vehicle sales have stalled: up 2% in August to 18,970 registrations but down 5 units (!) year-to-date to 145,954…  The Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up achieves the unbelievable feat of topping the Omani models sales charts with a huge 12.8% market share thanks to 2,419 sales. It still ranks 2nd year-to-date however at 10.3% below the Toyota Hilux at 11.3%. Here too the Top 5 is 100% Toyota with the Prado (#3), Land Cruiser (#4) and Hiace (#5) and the Nissan Patrol is the best-selling non-Toyota at #6. Notice the Toyota RAV4 up to #12 vs. #22 YTD, the Lexus LX at #13, Lexus ES back up to #24, Nissan X Terra up to #29, Nissan Juke up to #34 and the Geely EC7 at #53 after shining at #30 in July vs. #80 year-to-date.

Ford Figo Qatar August 2014. Picture courtesy of mouthshut.comThe Ford Figo is a new entrant in the Qatari Top 10

In Qatar, the market is up a very satisfying 23% in August to 7,770 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 62,541 units, up 8% on 2013. Surpassed by the Toyota Hilux in the July models sales charts, the Toyota Land Cruiser reclaims its due title this month thanks to just one unit! It sells 482 examples over the month vs. 481 for the Hilux, but remains firmly in control year-to-date at 5,155 sales vs. 4,287. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the Top 4 models are 100% Toyota (add the Corolla and Prado) and in Qatar too the best-selling non-Toyota is the Nissan Patrol at #5 and 3.6% share. Great performances of the Nissan Navara up a huge 63 spots on July to #7 vs. #38 year-to-date, the Ford Figo taking off at #9 and 2.6% share vs. #52 YTD and the Chevrolet Tahoe up 12 ranks to #17.

Previous posts for each nation:

Bahrain June 2014: Toyota Prado beats Land Cruiser

Kuwait June 2014: Toyota Camry on podium

Oman June 2014: Top 6 best-sellers 100% Toyota

Qatar June 2014: Toyota Hilux edges past Land Cruiser

Previous year for each nation:

Bahrain Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

Kuwait Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado leads at record 10.3% share

Oman Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser PU/HT at world-best #2

Qatar Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX shine

Full August 2014 Bahrain + Qatar Top 50, Kuwait + Oman Top 100 models Ranking Tables below.

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Bahrain June 2014: Toyota Prado beats Land Cruiser

July 25th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Prado Bahrain June 2014Toyota Prado

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After a couple of months hiatus, Middle-Eastern data is back on BSCB and we start with Bahrain, up 8% year-on-year in June to 5,038 registrations and 22% year-to-date to 31,608 units. Like in March, the Toyota Prado is the most popular vehicle in the country this month thanks to 575 sales and 11.4% share, however it still hasn’t managed to replicate the #1 spot it held over the Full Year 2013 into the 2014 year-to-date rankings, still lagging in 2nd place below the Toyota Land Cruiser at 3,081 sales and 9.7% vs. 3,373 and 10.7%. The 5 best-sellers are all Toyotas, with the Hilux (8.7%), Corolla (4.4%) and Yaris (3.6%) following, while the Hyundai Santa Fe is up from #9 year-to-date to 6th place in June at 187 units and 3.7%. Notice also the Toyota Camry up to #9 vs. #22 year-to-date, the Hyundai Elantra up to #11 vs. #18, BMW 5 Series at #20 vs. #50 and the Toyota Avanza up to #25 vs. #83.

Previous post: Bahrain March 2014: Toyota Prado reclaims leadership

One year ago: Bahrain June 2013: Toyota Prado shoots up to 13.6% share

Full June 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain March 2014: Toyota Prado reclaims leadership

May 27th, 2014 No comments

2013 Toyota Prado KakaduToyota Prado

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New car sales in Bahrain are up a magnificent 22% year-on-year in March to 5,885 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 16,195 units, up 21% on 2013. Leader over the Full Year 2013 but down at the start of this year, the Toyota Prado reclaims the models charts leadership in March thanks to 529 sales and 9% share, however this is far from enough to climb back to #1 year-to-date at 1,533 units and 9.5% vs. 1,975 and 12.2% for the Toyota Land Cruiser, down to #3 and 7.1% in March. The Toyota Hilux ranks 2nd this month with 436 sales and 7.4% and #3 at 8% year-to-date.

Nissan Patrol Bahrain March 2014. Picture courtesy of uae.yallamotor.comNissan Patrol

The Nissan Patrol is up a huge 21 spots on February to land at a brilliant 4th place with 283 units and 4.8%, lifting it up to #10 year-to-date vs. #38 over the Full Year 2013, the Nissan Sunny is up 7 to #5, Nissan Altima up 5 to #11, Lexus LX up 7 to #12, Hyundai Accent up 12 to #16, Toyota Fortuner up 25 to #18, Kia Optima up 20 to #21, Kia Sorento up 22 to #24 and the Lexus LS is up 86 ranks to #25.

Previous post: Bahrain January 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser triumphs

Previous year: Bahrain Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

Full March 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain: 2005-2014 Historical Data soon available

May 19th, 2014 No comments

Bahrain International Circuit. Picture by Nasser Bouhadoud, all rights reserved.

2005-2010 Historical data for Bahrain is in the process of being compiled. Please come back soon to check it out! The links to the annual articles for the past 3 years are below.

Bahrain 2011: Land Cruiser leads, Hyundai Accent shines

Bahrain 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser resists Prado assault

Bahrain 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

Bahrain 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser edges Prado out

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Bahrain January 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser triumphs

March 17th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Land Cruiser Bahrain January 2014Toyota Land Cruiser

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After gaining 43% year-on-year last January, new car sales in Bahrain continue on their explosive growth: up another 24% to start the year 2014 at 5,394 registrations. Dislodged from the pole position by the Toyota Prado over the Full Year 2013, the Toyota Land Cruiser reclaims the advantage this month with a triumphant 892 sales and 16.5% share vs. 537 and 10% for the Prado. The Toyota Hilux (7.1%), Corolla (5.2%) and Hyundai Tucson (3.6%) remain at their FY 2013 levels.

Kia Sportage Bahrain January 2014. Picture courtesy of drivearabia.comKia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is up 9 spots on its 2013 ranking to a splendid 6th place thanks to 163 sales and 3% share, the Toyota Yaris is up 7 to #9, the Mitsubishi L200 up 10 to #14 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee up 13 to #18. Further down, notice the Nissan Patrol up 17 to #31, the BMW 7 Series up a huge 52 ranks to #24, the BMW 6 Series up an even more impressive 66 spots to #31 and the Ford Figo up 58 to #47.

Previous post: Bahrain Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

One year ago: Bahrain January 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser back on top

Full January 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

March 12th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Prado Bahrain 2013Toyota Prado

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After a 6 months hiatus, the Middle-Eastern region is back on BSCB, just in time for Full Year 2013 figures! We start with Bahrain, extremely dynamic again this year at +23% to 52,576 registrations. Big event atop the models ranking: we have a new leader in 2013, boosted by the arrival of the facelifted version in the 2nd half of the year, the Toyota Prado is up 29% to 4,582 sales and 8.7% share, enough to dislodge the Toyota Land Cruiser from pole position at 4,353 units and 8.3%, up “just” 8% year-on-year. The next 3 models are unchanged and like in 2012 Toyota monopolises the Top 4 with the Hilux up 37% at #3 and the Corolla down 13% at #4.

The Hyundai Tucson is once again the best-selling non-Toyota in 5th place with sales up 9% to 1,545. Outstanding performance of the Nissan D22 Pick-up which multiplied its 2012 score by 3 to reach #6 with 1,533 units. Other great performers in Bahrain in 2013 include the Nissan Altima up 32% to #7, Hyundai Santa Fe up 165% to #14, Kia Sportage up 116% to #15. the Nissan Sentra landing directly at #19 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee up 66% to #31.

Previous post: Bahrain July 2013: Toyota Prado and Land Cruiser at 10% share

Previous year: Bahrain Full Year 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser resists Prado assault

Full Year 2013 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain July 2013: Toyota Prado and Land Cruiser at 10% share

September 30th, 2013 1 comment

Toyota Prado Bahrain July 2013Toyota Prado

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New car sales in Bahrain are up a whopping 36% year-on-year in July to 5,379 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 31,645 units, up 19% on 2012. The Top 4 most popular models in the country this month are in the same order as year-to-date but they all deliver market shares well above their 2013 levels. The Toyota Prado confirms its supremacy by grabbing a round 10% market share thanks to 537 sales. It is followed closely by the Toyota Land Cruiser at 522 units and 9.7%, ahead of the Toyota Hilux at 7.9% – almost double its year-to-date share of 4.3%, and the Toyota Corolla at 6% vs. 3.8% year-to-date.

Further down, notice the Nissan Altima up 5 spots on June to #5 with 165 sales and 3.1%, the Hyundai Santa Fe up 3 to #9, Mitsubishi Lancer EX down one to a still fantastic 10th place vs. #31 year-to-date, Toyota RAV4 up 11 to #12, Nissan Sentra stable at #15 vs. #24 year-to-date, Lexus ES up 4 to #16 and the Dodge Charger and Honda City both up from outside the June Top 100 to #31 and #32 respectively.

Previous month: Bahrain June 2013: Toyota Prado shoots up to 13.6% share

One year ago: Bahrain July 2012: Toyota sovereign, Hyundai Tucson up to #5

Full July 2013 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain June 2013: Toyota Prado shoots up to 13.6% share

August 29th, 2013 1 comment

Toyota Prado Bahrain June 20132014 Toyota Prado

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The Bahraini new car market is up a very impressive 22% year-on-year in June to 4,665 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 25,889 units, up 14% on 2012. The Toyota Prado lodges an exceptional month, up to 13.6% market share thanks to 634 sales, way above the 8.8% it holds year-to-date. The Nissan D22 pick-up is also in great shape, up to #2 and 6.9% vs. #3 and 4.4% year-to-date, passing the Toyota Land Cruiser, weak at 6.4% vs. 8.4% year-to-date. The Hyundai H1 (up to #5 vs. #23 year-to-date), Ford Fusion (#6 vs. #38) and Mitsubishi Lancer EX (#9 vs. #55) also impress.

Previous post: Bahrain February 2013: BMW 7 Series impresses at #16

One year ago: Bahrain June 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser and Prado dominate

6 months Top 140, June Top 80 models and Top 33 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Bahrain February 2013: BMW 7 Series impresses at #16

April 12th, 2013 No comments

BMW 7 Series Bahrain February 2013BMW 7 Series. Big, expensive AND selling well. Perfect!

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The Bahraini new car market is up 11% year-on-year in February to 4,155 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,513 units, up 25% on 2012. The Toyota Land Cruiser holds onto its pole position with 304 sales and 7.3%, ahead of the Toyota Prado at 280 units and 6.7% while the Toyota Hilux brilliantly jumps onto the podium, up 10 spots to #3 with 234 sales and 5.6%. The Nissan D22 is up 4 ranks to #4, the Honda Accord up 20 to #13, Kia Sportage up 30 to #14, the BMW 7 Series is up from outside the Top 80 in January to #16, the GMC does the same to #21 and the Ford Edge is up 41 to #70.

Previous month: Bahrain January 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser back to #1

One year ago: Bahrain February 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser and Prado on top

Full February 2013 Top 80 Ranking Table below.

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