2013 Kia Cerato. Kia sales are up 89% year-on-year in 2012.
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In 2012 Bruneian new car sales are up a whopping 28% year-on-year to 18,634 registrations. This is the highest level for the Bruneian market in 5 years, to be compared with 14,555 in 2011, 13,600 in 2010, 12,360 in 2009 and 14,731 in 2008. After a slow start at the beginning of the year due to the Thailand flood where Toyota vehicles exported to Brunei are manufactured, Toyota has retained its crown of most popular brand in the country with 3,817 sales and 20.5% market share, down from 22.2% in 2011.
Kia, leader early in the year, stays #2 at 3,397 units and 18.2% but nearly doubled their sales compared to 2011, up a huge 89% year-on-year. Suzuki rounds up the podium with 1,699 sales and 9.1%, followed by Hyundai at 1,647 and 8.8%, up 49%. BMW leads the luxury segment with 404 sales and 2.2%, only just ahead of Mercedes at 399.
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Thanks to Rutger, I am adding a 171st country/territory to BSCB: Brunei! Officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, Brunei is located on the island of Borneo, counts just over 400,000 inhabitants and is ranked by Forbes as the 5th richest nation in the world due to its extensive petroleum and natural gas resources. Figures released by the Brunei Automobile Traders Association (BATA) show that in September 1,358 new cars found a buyer in the country, adding up to 14,288 so far in 2012.
This figure is unusually high as sales traditionally decline after hitting a peak in August for the Ramadan period (1,722 units sold this year) and struggle to pass the 1,000 annual units up until the end of the year as households start saving for the end-of-year holiday season, says The Brunei Times. Toyota is the most popular brand in the country in September 2012 with 281 sales and 20.7% share, followed by Kia at 215 and 15.8%, Suzuki and Nissan both at 118 units and 8.7% and Hyundai at #5 and 6.9%.
Model-wise, the Toyota Vios is the best-selling car in Brunei this month with 189 sales, above the Kia Cerato at 98 units, with the Kia Sportage and Suzuki Swift also very successful.
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Full September 2012 Top 7 Ranking Table below.
Kia Cerato. Kia sales are up 67% in 2011 in Brunei
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The Brunei new car market is up 7% year-on-year in 2011 to 14,555 registrations compared to 13,589 in 2010. Toyota dominates the market with 3,235 sales and 22.2% share, however sales of the Japanese manufacturer are down 16% on 2010 when it held 28.3% of the Brunei market. Reversely, Kia is up by a massive 67% this year to #2 with 1,797 units and 12.3%, followed by Suzuki at 1,559 sales and 10.7%, up 21%.
Models-wise, the Toyota Vios should be the best-selling car in Brunei in 2011, however in December the Kia Rio was #1 with 65 sales and 4.7% share vs. 63 and 4.6% for the Vios.
Full Year 2011 Top 6 Brands Ranking Table below.