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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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Bahrain January 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser back on top

April 1st, 2013 No comments

Toyota Land Cruiser Bahrain January 2013. Picture courtesy of Motoring Middle EastToyota Land Cruiser

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New car sales in Bahrain are up a huge 43% year-on-year in January to 4,358 registrations, bettering its performance of 2012 when it was up 37% over the full year. After being passed by the Toyota Prado is December, the Toyota Land Cruiser reclaims its traditional top spot in Bahrain this month with 304 sales and 7% while the Prado is at 288 units and 6.6% and the Toyota Corolla rounds up the podium with 217 sales and 5%.

Land Rover LR4 Bahrain January 2013. Picture courtesy of Motoring Middle EastLand Rover LR4

Great performers this month include the Nissan Altima up 9 spots on December to #5, the Nissan D22 pick-up up 15 to #8,Toyota Avalon up one further rank to #9 vs. #16 over the Full Year 2012, Lexus LX up 6 to #10, Kia Sorento up 4 to #14, Hyundai Santa Fe up 12 to #17, Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up up 29 to #20 and the Land Rover LR4 up from outside the Top 80 in December to #22 in January.

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

Full January 2013 Top 80 models Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain Full Year 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser resists Prado assault

February 16th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Land Cruiser Bahrain 2012Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture by Mishari Al-Reshaid, all rights reserved.

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The Bahraini new car market finishes the year with a bang, up an astounding 79% year-on-year in December to 4,542 registrations, bringing the Full Year 2012 total to 42,744 units, up 37% on 2011. December highlights include the Toyota Prado in the lead for only the third time this year after August and November with 444 sales and 9.8%, the Nissan Micra up to #4, BMW 7 Series up to #6, Toyota Avalon up to #10 and Hyundai Azera up to #14.

Toyota Prado 2012Toyota Prado

Over the Full Year, the Toyota Land Cruiser stays on top, improving its market share from 6.9% in 2011 to 9.4% in 2012 thanks to sales up 86% to 4,017. It led the monthly ranking 9 times this year. The Toyota Prado does even better and increases its sales 4-fold compared to 2011 at 3,553 units and 8.3%, up 295%. The Toyota Hilux rounds up the podium like last year with 2,173 sales and 5.1%, up 63%, followed by the Toyota Corolla up 46% and the Hyundai Tucson up 64%.

Nissan Micra Bahrain 2012Nissan Micra

Further down, notice the Nissan Sunny up 150% to #9, Hyundai Elantra up 148% to #10, Honda Accord up 67% to #13, Lexus LX up 82% to #17, Toyota FJ Cruiser up 125% to #20, Hyundai Azera up 326% to #23, Nissan Micra landing directly at #26, Nissan Patrol up 126% to #38, Ford Expedition up 387% to #41 and Lexus RX up 490% to #42.

Previous month: Bahrain November 2012: Toyota Prado at record heights

Previous year: Bahrain Full Year 2011: Land Cruiser leads, Hyundai Accent shines

Full Year Top 80 and December Top 70 Ranking Tables below.

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Bahrain November 2012: Toyota Prado at record heights

December 25th, 2012 No comments

Toyota Prado

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New car sales in Bahrain are up 29% year-on-year in November to 3,717 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 42,159 units, up 47% on 2011. October highlights included the 5th place of the Nissan Altima, the Toyota Yaris up to #12, the Hyundai Santa Fe at #16, Lexus RX at #17, Mercedes E-Class at #20 and Nissan Micra at #21. In November, the Toyota Prado takes command of the Bahraini models ranking with a huge 426 sales and 11.5% share, only the 2nd time this year after August that the Toyota Land Cruiser is not #1, and an all-time record for the model in Bahrain. For perspective, the Prado’s November score equals to half its sales over the entire year 2011 in the country!

GMC Yukon XL

The Land Cruiser is down to #2 at 296 units and 8% but stays in pole position year-to-date by far with 3,584 sales and 8.5% vs. 3,109 and 7.4% for the Prado. The Toyota Hilux, Corolla and Hyundai Tuscon follow as per the year-to-date ranking, while the Nissan Altima maintains itself at very high levels at #6 vs. #11 YTD. Notice also the Honda Accord up 2 spots to break into the Bahraini Top 10 at #9, the Lexus LX and Nissan Micra solid at #17 and #18 respectively, the Ford Taurus up 41 to #26, Porsche Cayenne up 8 to #33, GMC Yukon XL up to #37 vs. #122 YTD and the Lexus LS up to #42 vs. #92 YTD.

Previous post: Bahrain September 2012: Nissan Altima on podium

One year ago: Bahrain November 2011: Toyota Land Cruiser and Hyundai Accent lead

Full October and November 2012 Top 70 Ranking Tables below.

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Gulf: Direct fast-forward to November 2012 sales

December 23rd, 2012 1 comment

Infiniti QX56

Ldman’s Christmas present to BestSellingCarsBlog is November figures for the Gulf Cooperation Council area, one month in advance! So there will be no October updates, only November articles which will integrate October figures and commentaries. Saudi ArabiaKuwaitQatarBahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman will all be updated within the next 24 to 48 hours.

Bahrain September 2012: Nissan Altima on podium

November 24th, 2012 No comments

Nissan Altima

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The Bahraini new car market is up 28% year-on-year in September to 3,997 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 34,609 units, up a massive 51% on 2011 and in fact already way above the Full Year 2011 total (31,212) after just 9 months… After dropping to #2 for the first time in 2012 last month, the Toyota Land Cruiser reclaims the pole position in September and for the 8th time this year thanks to 259 sales and 6.5%. It is also #1 year-to-date at 3,001 units and 8.7%. The Toyota Prado is down one spot to #2 with 247 sales and 6.9% and also ranks #2 YTD at 2,418 units and 7% share.

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

This month’s best performance is delivered by the Nissan Altima, up 7 ranks to land on the podium at #3 with 201 sales and 5% share vs. #12 and 1.9% YTD. The Hyundai Elantra also shines, up 9 spots to #6 with 3.5% vs. 2.5% YTD. The Nissan Sunny remains solid at #7 while the Mitsubishi L200 is up a mammoth 61 ranks to #12 and the Hyundai Santa Fe reappears in the ranking at #13 thanks to the new generation of the model.

Chevrolet Colorado

Notice also the Hyundai Azera up 46 spots to #16, the Nissan Micra up 32 to #19, Honda City up 4 to #30 vs. #58 YTD, Lexus GS up to #40 and Renault Duster up to #57. The Chevrolet Colorado lands directly at #62 with 14 sales for its first month of presence in the country.

Previous month: Bahrain August 2012: Toyota Prado #1, Hyundai Tucson on podium

Previous year: Bahrain Full Year 2011: Land Cruiser leads, Hyundai Accent shines

Full September 2012 Top 80 Ranking Table below.

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