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

January 27th, 2012 4 comments

Toyota Land Cruiser

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I can now share with you detailed sales data for the whole year 2011 in the 6 countries forming the Gulf Cooperation Council! Bahrain is the first cab off the rank, and you can now access a Top 100 for the Full Year 2011 and each and every month of the year! Click on the title for all the details.

Toyota Corolla

31,212 new cars were registered in Bahrain in 2011 and the Toyota Land Cruiser is the best-selling model in the country this year with 2,157 sales and 6.9% share. It was #1 6 times in 2011, peaking at 294 sales in November. The Toyota Corolla takes the second spot at 1,402 units and 4.5% and was #1 twice. It is followed by the Toyota Hilux with 1,331 sales and 4.3%, leading the way once, in July.

Hyundai Accent

In fourth place we find the Nissan Tiida at 1,286 sales and 4.1%, ranking first twice, ahead of the Hyundai Accent new generation at 1,101 units and 3.5%. The new Accent launched in January and built up all through the year to brilliantly reach the pole position in December with 145 sales and 5.7% share. The only other model to sell over 1,000 units in Bahrain in 2011 is the Toyota Camry at #6 and 1,045 units.

BMW 7 Series

Other great December performers include the Hyundai Tucson up to #3, Kia Cerato up to #5, BMW 7 Series up to a fantastic 6th place for a car that expensive, Hyundai Sonata up to #13, Hyundai Santa Fe up to #14 and BMW X5 up to #18.

Previous month: Bahrain November 2011: Toyota Land Cruiser and Hyundai Accent lead

Full Year 2011, December and every month’s Top 100 Ranking Tables below.

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Bahrain November 2011: Toy Land Cruiser & Hyundai Accent lead

December 25th, 2011 No comments

Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture by Mohammed AlAmmari

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And here is my Christmas present to you all! This is the first of 7 articles on all nations of the Persian Gulf (GCC) thanks to data shared by Ldman. For the first time ever on Best Selling Cars Blog I am able to share with you actual sales figures for the Top 50 or 100 best-selling models for all countries in the region!

Hyundai Accent

In Bahrain 2,882 new cars were registered in November and the Toyota Land Cruiser is a distant leader with 294 sales or 10.2% market share. It is followed by the new generation Hyundai Accent at 200 units and 6.9% and the Toyota Prado with 170 sales and 5.9%.

Lexus ES

Hyundai manages to place the Tucson in 4th place (4.6%) and the new gen Elantra in 10th (2.6%) while Toyota has 3 more models in the Top 10: the Corolla at #7, Hiace at #8 and Hilux at #9. The other two brands present in the Bahraini Top 10 are Nissan with the Altima at #5 and Kia with the Sportage at #6. Further down the ranking, notice the Lexus ES at #15, the Lexus LX at #17, the Nissan Juke at #21 and the Porsche Cayenne at #34.

Full November Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Bahrain 2010: Yaris sedan & Camry fight it out

November 27th, 2010 No comments

Each Middle-Eastern state has a Toyota model at #1, and in the case of Bahrain, the Toyota Yaris Sedan and Camry should fight it out for the first place, followed by the Corolla and Nissan Tiida. Other models that could also slip into the Top 10 include the Honda Accord, Toyota Land Cruiser, Hiace and Hilux, Nissan Altima and Isuzu D-Max.

This is a very rough speculation based on the observation of the streets of Bahrain through recent YouTube videos. Please get in touch if you have any more info!

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