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

October 3rd, 2012 No comments

Hyundai Tucson

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New car sales in Bahrain slow their insane growth in August at +21% year-on-year to 4,004 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 30,612 units, up a huge 55% on 2011 and already nearly equivalent to the Full Year 2011 figure (31,212)… The models ranking is reshuffled this month with the Toyota Prado taking the lead thanks to 324 sales and an excellent 8.1% share. It is still #2 year-to-date though at 2,171 units and 7.1%. The Toyota Land Cruiser is down one spot to #2 with 249 sales and 6.2% but keeps the YTD pole position by far at 2,742 units and 9%. Exceptional performance of the Hyundai Tucson climbing onto the Bahraini podium with 195 sales and 4.9%. It is now #5 year-to-date at 954 units and 3.1% vs. #9 in 2011.

Lexus ES

The Toyota Hilux is down to #4 with 3.5% share vs. 4.9% year-to-date, and is followed by the Toyota Corolla at 3.4% (vs. 4.2%) and the Toyota Camry at 3.3% (vs. 3.1%). Nissan is on a roll in Bahrain: the Sunny is #7, the Tiida is up 15 spots to #9 and the Altima up 2 to #10. Other great performers this month include the GMC Yukon up 14 ranks to #13, the Lexus ES up a massive 48 spots to #13, the Ford Expedition up 4 to #19, the Mitsubishi Galant up 10 to #22, the Chevrolet Malibu up 20 to #41, the Ford Mustang up to #46, the Ford Explorer up 8 to #48 and the Nissan Micra at #50 vs. #87 year-to-date.

Previous month: Bahrain July 2012: Toyota sovereign, Hyundai Tucson up to #5

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

Full August 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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

September 17th, 2012 3 comments

Hyundai Tucson

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The new car market in Bahrain is up a huge 71% year-on-year in July to 3,957 registrations, potentially making it the best performing car market in the world this month! Year-on-year, it is up a mammoth 62% to 26,608 units. The models podium is unchanged for the third consecutive month and identical to the year-to-date total with all 3 models lodging very robust results. The Toyota Land Cruiser just misses the 10% share mark for 3 units at 390 sales and 9.9% (vs. 9.4% ytd), the Toyota Prado is two full percentage points above its 2012 ytd share at 8.9% thanks to 352 units sold and the Toyota Hilux does even better at 313 sales and 7.9% vs. 5.1% year-to-date.

Honda Accord Crosstour

Below the Toyota Corolla at #4 and 5%, the Hyundai Tucson progresses again, up one spot on June to #5 with 180 units and an outstanding 4.5% share. Nissan shines, with the Sunny up 5 ranks to #6, the D22 Pick-up up 7 to #10, the Altima up 18 to #12 and the Micra up 23 to #46. The Honda City is up a massive 113 spots to #15, the Kia Sportage and Sorento are back in the ranking at #18 and #19 respectively, the Ford Expedition is up to #23, the Mitsubishi Galant is stable at an excellent #31, the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up is up 73 to #48 and the Honda Accord Crosstour up 120 to #52.

Previous month: Bahrain June 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser and Prado dominate

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

Full July 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain June 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser & Prado dominate

August 13th, 2012 No comments

Toyota Prado

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Bahraini new car sales are up a giant 36% year-on-year in June to 3,803 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 22,651 units, up 60% on 2011. The June models ranking’s podium is identical to the May and year-to-date ones, with the Toyota Land Cruiser in pole position with 367 sales and 9.7% (vs. 6.9% in 2011), the Toyota Prado at #2 with 301 units and 7.9% (vs. 2.9% in 2011) and the Toyota Hilux at #3 and 5.6%.

Mitsubishi Galant

The Hyundai Accent follows, up 7 spots on May to #4 and 4% share, ahead of the Toyota Corolla at 4% also, the Hyundai Tucson extremely solid again at 3.8% and the Toyota Camry at 3.4%. Notice also the Hyundai Elantra up 7 ranks to #8, the Mitsubishi Lancer up 4 to #12, the Nissan D22 up 9 to #16, the Mitsubishi L200 up 35 to #18, the Hyundai Sonata up 17 to #19, the Ford Expedition up 36 to #27, the Mitsubishi Galant up 23 to #31, the Lexus RX up 45 to #33 and the Hyundai Veloster up 116 to #38.

Previous month: Bahrain May 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser and Hyundai Tucson in shape

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

Full June 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain May 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser & Hyundai Tucson in shape

June 30th, 2012 No comments

Hyundai Tucson

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New car sales in Bahrain are up a massive 49% to 3,677 registrations in May and up 66% year-to-date up to 18,848 units. For the second time this year after March the entire Top 5 models are 100% Toyota: the Land Cruiser leads again with 278 sales and 7.6% ahead of the Prado at 248 units and 6.7% but the Hilux is catching up with 242 sales and 6.6% vs. 5.1% in April and 4.4% year-to-date. The Corolla and Camry follow, both at 4.1% share.

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Excellent performance of the Hyundai Tucson at #6 with 137 sales and 3.7% vs. 2.3% year-to-date. Notice also the Nissan Maxima up 19 spots on April to #9, the Hyundai Azera up a huge 30 ranks to #10, the Lexus LX up 8 to #12, the Toyota FJ Cruiser up 13 to #14 and the Honda CR-V up 39 to #18.

Previous post: Bahrain March 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser and Prado confirm leadership

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

Full May 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain March 2012: Land Cruiser & Prado confirm leadership

May 10th, 2012 No comments

Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture by Saleh AlRashaid, all rights reserved.

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The Bahraini new car market is on fire in this start of the year, up a huge 143% year-on-year in March to 4,197 registrations and bringing the year-to-date total to 11,168 units, up a massive 69% on 2011. The Top 2 best-selling models stay unchanged compared to January and February: the Toyota Land Cruiser is still the most popular model in the country by far with 385 sales and 9.2% and it is followed again by the Toyota Prado at 267 units and 6.4%.

Dodge Charger

In fact Toyota holds the Top 5 positions with the Hiace up a nice 7 spots on February to #3 ahead of the Hilux and Corolla. Year-to-date, Toyota goes one further and monopolises the Top 6 with the Camry at #6. Small market means volatility in the models ranking and this month the Hyundai Accent is up 8 ranks to #8 while the Honda Accord is up 10 to #10.

Infiniti FX

Further down, great performers include the Nissan D22 up 59 spots to #16, the Toyota FJ Cruiser up 15 to #17, the Mitsubishi L200 up from just one unit sold and #177 to 53 and #20, the Hyundai Azera is up 47 ranks to #23, the Infiniti FX is up 23 to #26, the Dodge Charger is up 33 to #27 and the Nissan Civilian is up 84 spots to #41.

Previous month: Bahrain February 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser and Prado on top

Full March 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain February 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser & Prado on top

April 9th, 2012 No comments

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

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The Bahraini car market is on fire in this start of the year: up 67% year-on-year in February to 3,753 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 6,791 units, up 39% on 2011. In this euphoric context, the Toyota Land Cruiser accentuates its domination even further to a mammoth 11.5% share in February thanks to 433 sales, with the year-to-date total at 675 units or just under 10% share, to be compared with 6.9% over the Full Year 2011.

Toyota Prado. Picture by Alwosaibie, all rights reserved.

The Toyota Prado, #8 over the Full Year 2011 at 2.9% market share, is up to #2 in February and year-to-date at 4.7% and 5.5% share respectively. In third place the Toyota Corolla is very close to its historical levels at 4.5% share, followed by the Hyundai Elantra at 150 units and 4% (vs. 1.4% in 2011) and the Toyota Hilux at 3.3%. This means the 2012 year-to-date Top 6 is 100% Toyota: Land Cruiser, Prado, Corolla, Camry, Hilux and Hiace…

Range Rover

Other great performers this month include the Nissan Sunny up 12 spots on January to #6, the Kia Optima up to #11, Chevrolet Tahoe up to #17, Nissan Qashqai up to #23 and Range Rover up to #31 with 0.7% market share.

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

Full February 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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