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

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Bahrain 1st Quarter 2015: Toyota Hilux overtakes Land Cruiser to #1

Nissan X-Trail Bahrain March 2015. Picture courtesy aliraq.infoThe Nissan X-Trail leaps up to #13 so far in 2015 in Bahrain.

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New car sales in Bahrain are up 11% year-on-year over the 1st Quarter of 2015 to 18.006 registrations. Toyota jumps to an extravagant 45.8% market share, followed by Nissan at 12.4%, while Lexus ranks at a world-best third position overall with 6.3% share above Hyundai (5.6%), Kia (5.2%), Mitsubishi (4.6%) and Honda (3.5%). Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux overtakes both the Prado (-8%) and Land Cruiser (-28%) to land in first place thanks to sales up a fantastic 45% to 1.877 and 10.4% share. The Corolla (+25%), Hiace (+44%) and Yaris (3%) complete a Top 6 100% Toyota, the Lexus LX jumps back up 72% to 7h place overall (a world record), the Mitsubishi Lancer EX is up 10-fold year-on-year to #8 and the Nissan X-Trail leaps up to #13 thanks to the new generation.

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

One year ago:  Bahrain March 2014: Toyota Prado reclaims leadership

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Bahrain Full Year 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser edges Prado out

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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

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Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

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

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Bahrain June 2014: Toyota Prado beats Land Cruiser

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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

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Bahrain March 2014: Toyota Prado reclaims leadership

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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

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Bahrain January 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser triumphs

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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.

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

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Bahrain Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

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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

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