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Bahrain Full Year 2017: Land Cruiser holds onto #1, market down 25.6%

The Toyota Land Cruiser is the best-selling vehicle in Bahrain in 2017. 

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New car sales in Bahrain are down a steep 25.6% year-on-year in 2017 to just 36.627 registrations. Toyota falls slightly faster than the market at -28% but its share remains at an untouchable 39.4% share, over 4 times the amount of #2 Nissan, also down 28% to 9.4%. Hyundai resists a little better at -19% and sees its share climb to 8.9% but the best performer in the Top 10 is Kia in 4th place, actually managing a sales increase at +9% to 5.8%. Mazda (-1%), Chevrolet (-3%), Honda (-13%) and Mitsubishi (-16%) also improve their share whereas Lexus (-35%) and Isuzu (-42%) do not. Further down, Ram (+346%), SAIC (+161%), Geely (+77%), Peugeot (+23%), Volvo (+19%), Chrysler (+17%), Mini (+17%), Cadillac (+9%), Suzuki (+9%) and Dodge (+8%) all post year-on-year gains.

The Toyota Prado remains in 2nd place in Bahrain.

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Land Cruiser lodges a 4th consecutive annual win despite a 20% sale drop which actually improves its market share to 9.8%. The Toyota Prado (-17%) follows in 2nd place like in 2016 while the Toyota Corolla (-14%) is up one spot to #3, the Toyota Yaris (-4%) is up three to #4 and the Hyundai Accent (-16%) is the best-selling non-Toyota in Bahrain for 2017 followed by the Nissan Sunny (+28%) and Hyundai Elantra (-10%). The Kia Cerato shoots up 34% to #14, the Kia Sportage is up 30% to #15 and the Nissan Kicks is the best-selling new launch for the year at #18 ahead of the Mazda CX-3 (#80) and Geely X7 (#115).

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Bahrain November 2017: Toyota Land Cruiser leads, up 88%

The Toyota Land Cruiser remains the best-selling vehicle in Bahrain.

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New car sales in Bahrain are on the mend: they edge up 3% year-on-year in November to 2.963 units, but the year-to-date tally remains in stark negative territory at -24.2% to 32.933 deliveries. The Top 5 best-selling brands and unchanged on YTD with Toyota in the lead at a mammoth 38.9% share vs. 39.4% so far this year, followed by Nissan at 9.2%, Hyundai at 8.5%, Kia at 6.3% and Lexus at 5.5%. Mitsubishi is up two spots to #6, Suzuki up 12 to #9, BMW up two to #11 and Citroen up 10 to #18. Model-wise, the Top 4 is 100% Toyota like YTD, with the Land Cruiser up 88% year-on-year to 11.1% share vs. 9.8% so far this year, the Prado up 2% to 5.5%, the Camry down 30% to #3 and the Yaris up 10% to #4. The Mitsubishi Lancer EX is back up to #5 vs. #37 YTD but down 18% year-on-year. The Nissan Kicks by far outsells all other newcomers at #12: the next best thing is the Range Rover Velar at #67.

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Bahrain August 2017: Top six is 100% Toyota in market down 31%

Toyota Prado sales are up 33% in Bahrain in August (2018 model pictured). 

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New car sales in Bahrain are down a harsh 26% year-on-year in August to 2.507 units, meaning the year-to-date tally is now down 31% after eight months at 23.396. Brand leader Toyota falls slower than the market this month at -13%, resulting in a much improved market share at 42.4% vs. 38.5% year-to-date. Nissan (-39%) overtakes Hyundai (-50%) for 2nd place overall while Kia, Mazda (both down 3%), Isuzu (-9%) and Lexus (-15%) beat the market in the Top 10. In contrast, Mitsubishi (-41%) and Honda (-52%) lose share year-on-year. Further down, notice Jeep (+6%), BMW (+18%), Dodge (+38%), Peugeot (+40%), Geely (+213%), Ram (+250%) and SAIC (+900%) among the rare manufacturers posting a year-on-year gain this month.

The Nissan Kicks is only seven sales off a Top 10 ranking in Bahrain this month. 

Illustrating the brand’s share jump, the six best-selling nameplates in Bahrain in August are Toyotas (vs. Top 4 year-to-date), led by the Land Cruiser (-27%) and Prado (+33%), potentially boosted by clear-out prices for the outgoing generation. The Corolla, Hiace (+1% both), Yaris (-26%) and Hilux (-7%) follow. As is the case year-to-date, the Hyundai Accent is the most popular non-Toyota nameplate at #6 but drops 43%. The Toyota Camry (+25%), Nissan Sunny (+56%), Kia Cerato (+32%) and Nissan Sentra (+150%) are among the most dynamic atop the models ranking, while the Nissan Kicks is up to #14, by far the most popular recent launch above the Geely X7 Sport (#34) and MG360 (#65).

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Bahrain First Half 2017: Land Cruiser and Prado top market down 34%

The Toyota Land Cruiser remains the #1 vehicle in Bahrain despite a 52% sales drop. 

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New car sales in Bahrain freefall 34% year-on-year over the First Half of 2017 to 17.752 registrations. Market leader Toyota plunges faster at -44%, seeing its dominant market share thaw from 43.8% a year ago to 37.2% now. Hyundai on the other hand, “restrains” its fall to -15% to overtake Nissan (-41%) and snap the 2nd place overall with 9.7% share. Kia for its part drops just 1% to pass Lexus (-49%) for #4. Honda, Mazda and Chevrolet all decline 7% for significant market share gains. Reversely, Mitsubishi (-36%), Ford (-47%), Isuzu (-52%) and Jeep (-39%) are all losing share. At #16, Audi is the first manufacturer to gain volume year-on-ytear at +14%. Chinese Geely (+47%), Dodge (+8%), Ram (+323%), Peugeot (+6%) and Volvo (+8%) are the only others in the Top 30.

The all-new X7 Sport helps Geely up 47% so far in 2017 in Bahrain. Picture yallamotor.com 

The Toyota Land Cruiser remains the best-selling nameplate in the country despite losing more than half of its sales compared to a year ago (-52%) to 8.1% market share. In 2nd place a year ago, the Toyota Hilux implodes down 80% to a paltry 9th spot so far in 2017, however remaining and by far the country’s best-selling pickup truck. The Toyota Prado (-5%) nudges up one spot to #2, the Corolla (-25%) is dup two to #3 as is the Yaris (-6%) to #4. The Hyundai Accent (-1%) is the most popular non-Toyota in Bahrain and the nlty one in the Top 10 with the Nissan Sunny (#8). The Toyota Hiace, Camry, Hilux and RAV4 make it 8 Toyotas in the Top 10 while the Lexus LX, down 50% to #11, makes it 9 Toyota Motor nameplates in the Bahraini Top 11. In a see of heavy losses, the Hyundai Elantra (+4%), Kia Sportage (+57%), Hyundai Creta (+150%) and Kia Picanto (+257%) make themselves noticed while the Nissan Kicks lands at #32, the best-selling newcomer above the Infiniti Q30 (#43) and Geely X7 Sport (#59).

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Bahrain January-April 2017: Land Cruiser #1, Kia up in market down 35%

The Toyota Land Cruiser remains the best-seller in Bahrain so far this year.

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The Bahraini new car market tumbles down 35% year-on-year over the first four months of 2017 to 11.837 registrations. Market leader Toyota is in freefall, losing almost half its sales year-on-year to drop to a still ultra-dominant 37% share. It is followed by Hyundai (-22%) and Nissan (-43%) while Kia manages to gain 3%, overtaking Lexus (-52%) to leap onto 4th place overall. Chevrolet (+6%) is the only other brand in positive territory inside the Top 10. Honda (-10%) and Mazda (-11%) manage to gain market share also. Further down, Infiniti (+1%), Audi (+5%), Dodge (+24%), Geely (+40%) and Ram (+244%) are among the rare brands posting positive results while Suzuki, Jaguar (both at -46%), Isuzu (-47%) and Ford (-51%) struggle.

In the models ranking, Toyota monopolises the Top 4 (Top 5 over the Full Year 2016) with the Land Cruiser in the lead but dropping to 7.3% share vs. 9% over the FY2016. The Prado (6.5%), Corolla (4.1%) and Yaris (4%) on the other hand all improve their share vs. FY2016. Add the Hiace, Hilux, Camry and RAV4 to make it 8 Toyotas in the Top 9 vs. 7 in the Top 8 in FY2016. Like last year, the Hyundai Accent is the best-selling non-Toyota nameplate, improving to 5th place. The Nissan Sunny is the only other non-Toyota nameplate inside the Top 10 at #10. Just outside, we witness some drastic improvements: the Kia Sportage jumps from #33 in FY16 to #13, the Honda City from #29 to #14, the Mitsubishi L200 from #31 to #17 and the Kia Picanto from #82 to #19.

Previous post: Bahrain Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser and Prado on top

One year ago: Bahrain January-April 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser soars to 13.8% share

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Bahrain Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser and Prado on top

toyota-land-cruiser-bahrain-july-2016-picture-courtesy-crankandpiston-comThe Toyota Land Cruiser is once again #1 in Bahrain. Picture crankandpiston.com

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New car sales in Bahrain are down 19% year-on-year in 2016 to 49.222 units. Toyota remains ultra-dominant despite sales down 25% to 20.081 or 40.8% share. That’s over four times the sales of the #2, Nissan down 20% to 9.8%. Hyundai is up 12% to 8% of the market vs. 5.9% a year ago, Lexus is down 12% to 5.7% and Kia down 34% to 3.9%, completing a Top 5 unchanged on 2015. Honda (-14%), Isuzu (-11%) and Mazda (-12%) climb up the ranking thanks to modest declines, while outside the Top 10 Jaguar (+9%), Geely (+10%), Bentley (+26%), Hino (+32%), Volvo (+44%) and Lincoln (+107%) are among the rare carmakers to lodge a year-on-year gain in 2016.

The Toyota Prado climbs to 2nd place this year.

In the models ranking, the Toyota Land Cruiser remains the best-seller for the third consecutive year and the 5th time in the past 6 years despite deliveries down 26% to 9.1% share, while the Toyota Prado (-25%) overtakes the Hilux (-40%) to take the 2nd place with 6% of the market. The Toyota Corolla (-13%) and Hiace (-25%) make the Bahraini Top 5 100% Toyota (Top 6 in 2015), add the Yaris (#7) and Camry (#8) to make it seven Toyotas in the Top 8. The Hyundai Accent dislodges the Mitsubishi Lancer EX to become the most popular non-Toyota in the country at #6 overall, and one of only two non-Toyota Group nameplates in the Top 10 alongside the Isuzu N-Series (#10). The Lexus LX confirms the brilliant 9th place it already held in 2015. The Hyundai Elantra (+57%) and Lexus RX (+151%) are the most impressive gainers in the Top 50.

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Bahrain January-July 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser cements lead

toyota-land-cruiser-bahrain-july-2016-picture-courtesy-crankandpiston-comToyota Land Cruiser holds over 10% of the Bahraini market. Picture crankandpiston.com

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New vehicle sales in Bahrain are down a harsh 18% year-on-year to just 30.598 units over the first 7 months of 2016. The Toyota Land Cruiser improves its market share to 10.6% thanks to deliveries down just 2%. It distances five consecutive Toyotas, all falling heavily: the Hilux (-19%), Prado (-41%), Hiace (-17%), Corolla (-23%) and Yaris (-20%). The Hyundai Accent, up a splendid 84% year-on-year, is the best-selling non-Toyota nameplate in Bahrain so far in 2016, replacing the Mitsubishi Lancer EX. Other great performers atop the ranking include the Toyota Camry (+26%), Ford Taurus (+43%), Hyundai Elantra (+63%), Sonata (+89%) and Lexus RX (+153%). We welcome the Hyundai Creta at #61.

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Bahrain January-April 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser soars to 13.8% share

Toyota Land Cruiser Bahrain April 2016The Toyota Land Cruiser is up 27% in a market down 23%. 

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New light vehicle sales in Bahrain are down 23% year-on-year at end April to 17.800 registrations, and if perennial market leader Toyota manages to improve its gigantic market share further to 47.1% thanks to sales down ‘just’ 20%, it’s a different story for #2 Nissan, down 45% to 1.500 units and 8.4% share. Lexus (-7%) overtakes Hyundai (-14%) to brilliantly leap onto the podium, while Kia (-43%) and Honda (-29%) crumble down. Isuzu (+12%), Ford (+2%), Infiniti (+12%), Porsche (+42%), Suzuki (+48%), Subaru (+32%), Citroen (+27%), Geely (+26%), Jaguar (+30%) and Volvo (+17%) all go against the grain and post positive results over the period.

In the models ranking, the Toyota Land Cruiser is more than ever sovereign, gaining 27% in a market down 23%, resulting in a much improved 13.8% share. The Toyota Group places an unbelievable 10 models inside the Top 12, with the Hilux, Prado, Hiace and Corolla completing the Top 5 just ahead of the Lexus LX at #6. Inside the Top 12 are also the Yaris, RAV4, Camry and Lexus ES. The only non-Toyotas are the Isuzu N-Series and Hyundai Accent, up 81% to #10. Notice also the Ford Taurus up 158% to #20 and the Lexus RX up 126% to #23.

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Bahrain Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser hits 10% share

Toyota Land Cruiser Bahrain 2015bOne in ten new vehicles sold in Bahrain in 2015 is a Toyota Land Cruiser.

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Timid growth for the Bahraini new light vehicle market in 2015 at +1% to 60.110 registrations. Nearly every second new vehicle sold in the country is a Toyota: the Japanese carmaker improves its market share to a mammoth 44.6% thanks to 26.809 sales, and is followed by Nissan at 10% (+1%), Hyundai down 31% to 5.9% and Lexus up 22% to gain on spot to #4 overall with 5.3% of the market. Kia is down 25% in 5th place, Mitsubishi up 47% to #6, while Ford (+22%), Mazda (+26%) and Isuzu (+68%) all post spectacular gains inside the Top 10. Further down, notice Dodge (+27%), Renault (+35%), Ram (+50%), Geely (+85%) and Subaru (+88%) all taking off.

Lexus LX Bahrain 2015The Lexus LX breaks into the Bahraini Top 10 in 2015.

Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser cements its leadership with sales up 9% to 6.026 for a round 10% market share, signing a second consecutive year in pole position and its 4th win in the past 5 years. The Toyota Hilux (-3%) ranks 2nd while the Toyota Prado, leader in 2013, is down a harsh 25% and one spot to #3. With the Hiace (+21%), Corolla (-11%) and Yaris (-8%), Toyota monopolises the Top 6 best-sellers like in 2014. The Mitsubishi Lancer EC, up an incredible 4-fold on 2014, is the most popular non-Toyota at #7 followed by the Hyundai Accent (+55%). The Lexus LX, the Land Cruiser’s (even more) premium twin, is up 20% to brilliantly break into the Bahraini Top 10 at #9.

Previous year: Bahrain Full Year 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser edges Prado out

Two years ago: Bahrain Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

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Gulf 1st Half 2015: All Toyota models data now available (BSCB exclusive)

Toyota Hilux Saudi Arabia August 2015. Picture courtesy saudishift.comThe new generation Toyota Hilux has just launched in the Gulf region.

Thanks to the work of Toyota’s head office in Japan, we are able to share with you today exclusive sales figures for the Gulf Cooperation Council region for all Toyota and Lexus nameplates over the First Half of 2015. Keeping in mind Toyota is over-dominant in the region, this data is equivalent to understanding the Top 5 best-sellers in each country that is part of the area. The data covers no less than 34 nameplates across the Toyota and Lexus brands for the following markets:

– Saudi Arabia
– United Arab Emirates
– Bahrain
– Kuwait
– Oman
– Qatar

We learn that the Toyota Hilux is once again the brand’s and the overall best-seller in the region as a whole but also in Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE. The Toyota Corolla follows over the GCC region but does not rank #1 anywhere, only #2 in Saudi Arabia below the Hilux. The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 for its part is #1 in Bahrain and Qatar, while the Toyota Prado dominates in Kuwait.

Previous GCC updates:

Saudi Arabia Q1 2015: Hyundai Accent leaps to #2

United Arab Emirates Q1 2015: Mitsubishi Lancer up 3-fold to #2

Bahrain Q1 2015: Toyota Hilux overtakes Land Cruiser to #1

Kuwait Q1 2015: Toyota Prado ultradominant

Oman Q1 2015: Toyota sovereign in market down 12%

Qatar Q1 2015: Nissan Patrol jumps onto podium

Full H1 2015 sales figures for 34 nameplates in the 6 countries of the GCC region below.

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