Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) First Quarter 2016: Hilux #1, Peugeot 301 up

Peugeot 301 Ivory Coast March 2016. Picture courtesy autoevolution.comThe Peugeot 301 is the best-selling passenger car in Côte d’Ivoire so far in 2016.

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Thanks to a partnership with CE Auto newsletter, it is now the turn of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to be covered on BSCB with Q1 2016 data. Over the period, 2.357 new vehicles found a new home and Toyota is still master in command with close to 20% market share above Hyundai (13.2%) while Renault overtakes Mitsubishi to land on the podium at 11.3% and Peugeot is up 3 spots on its FY2015 ranking at #7. In the models ranking, the Toyota Hilux reigns supreme like in 2015 with over 10% share, but the rest of the Top Ten is completely reshuffled: the Renault Duster climbs two spots to 2nd place overall with 5.6% share above the Mazda BT-50 while the Mitsubishi L200 does two ranks to #4 and the Toyota RAV4 gains two to #5. There are no less than four new entries in the Q1 2016 Top 10: the Peugeot 301 delivers the most spectacular leap to #6, ahead of the Great Wall Wingle at #7, the Hyundai Tucson landing directly at #8 and the Peugeot 4008 at #9.

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Mitsubishi L200 Ivory Coast 2015The Mitsubishi L200 is up 46% to #2 overall in Cote d’Ivoire this year. 

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For the first time on BSCB we now have access to official annual sales data for Côte d’Ivoire, a market up a solid 10% year-on-year in 2015 to 9.197 registrations. Threatened for #1 by Hyundai in 2014, Toyota sails off this year, almost doubling its volume (+96%) to 2.003 units and 21.8% share whereas Hyundai is up 14% to 1.316 and 14.3%. Mitsubishi shoots up 55% to pass Renault and Ford and land on the third step of the podium. Notice also Mazda up 142% to #6 and Great Wall maintaining itself inside the Top 10 brands in the country despite sales down 15%.

Mazda BT-50 Ivory Coast 2015The Mazda BT-50 is up 61% to #3.

Model-wise, the Top 10 is almost completely reshuffled, with the Renault Logan (up 103% to #9) the only passenger car: the rest are pickups (4) and SUVs (6). The one constant: the Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in the country, widening the gap with the rest of the competition thanks to sales up 90% to 9.8% share. The podium is 100% pickup with the Mitsubishi L200 up 46% to #2 and the Mazda BT-50 up 61% to #3. The Renault Duster drops one spot to #4 and the Ford Ranger drops three to #5. Another impressive gainer in the Top 10 is the Toyota Fortuner: up 145%.

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Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 9 months 2015: Pickups and SUVs dominate

Mitsubishi Triton Ivory Coast September 2015. Picture courtesy carshowroom.com.auThe Mitsubishi L200 is #2 overall in Ivory Coast (2015 model pictured).

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Today we can share with you the first Côte d’Ivoire update in over a year. New light vehicle sales in Ivory Coast are up a very satisfying 19% year-on-year over the first nine months of 2015 to 5.810 units. Toyota reclaims the brands pole position off Hyundai thanks to sales almost doubling year-on-year to 1.297 and 22.3% share vs. 791 and 13.6% for the Korean manufacturer (+14%). Mitsubishi (+55%) overtakes Renault (-3%) and Ford (-1%) while Chinese carmaker Great Wall maintains itself inside the Top 10 at #9. Model-wise, the Top 12 best-sellers are all either pickup trucks or SUVs, with the #1 passenger car (the Hyundai Accent) arriving at #13. The Toyota Hilux is by far the most popular with 11.3% share, distancing the Mitsubishi L200 (5.3%), Mazda BT-50 (4.3%) and Ford Ranger (4.1%) with the Renault Duster rounding up the Top 5.

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Toyota Hilux Ivory Coast 2014. Picture courtesy saudishift.com copyThe Toyota Hilux leads the Ivory Coast models ranking halfway through 2014.

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First half 2014 data is now available for Ivory Coast, demonstrating a very dynamic market at 3,923 registrations vs. 7,624 over the Full Year 2013. Toyota topples Hyundai for the brands pole position with 14.1% share vs. 13.8%, with Renault rounding up the podium at 10.3%. In the models ranking, the Toyota Hilux takes the lead thanks to 202 sales and 5.1% share, followed by the Renault Duster and Mitsubishi L200, both up one spot on their FY2013 ranking.

Great Wall Wingle 5 Ivory Coast 2014The Great Wall Wingle 5 ranks 7th in Ivory Coast so far in 2014.

#1 in 2013, the Hyundai ix35 falls to 4th place so far in 2014, while the Kia Sportage (#6) and Toyota RAV4 (#9) make their appearance in a Top 10 solely composed of pickup trucks and SUVs. Notice he Great Wall Wingle in 7th position with 108 sales and 2.8% share.

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Hyundai ix35 Ivory Coast 2013. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auThe Hyundai ix35 is the best-selling model in Ivory Coast in 2013.

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7,624 new vehicles found a buyer in Ivory Coast over the Full Year 2013, and Hyundai snaps up the brands pole position thanks to a splendid 15.1% share, above Toyota and Renault. The 8 best-selling models are all either SUVs or pickup trucks, led by the Hyundai ix35 at 5.6% share, the Toyota Hilux and Renault Duster.

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Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast): A fast evolving market

Great Wall Hover

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Today Cote d’Ivoire is under the spotlight! 3,380 new cars were sold in Cote d’Ivoire during the first 6 months 2010, up 22% on 2009. The full year figure was expected to hit 7,000 units for the first time since 1994. These are the latest official sales figures I have, so if you have more recent data please make sure to let me know by commenting on this post!

Street scene in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

The Ivoirian market is evolving quickly: previously dominated by French passenger cars, it has transitioned into an Asian 4WD landscape due to the degradation of the country’s roads. Toyota leads the sales at 16.1% market share and should in all likeliness place the Toyota Hilux at the top of the models ranking, with the Mitsubishi L200 and Nissan Hardbody also strong.

Mitsubishi L200

The latest trend in the Ivoirian car market is the shift towards low-cost 4WDs: the arrival of Chinese brands (8.1% of the market in 2010) is a big factor in this, with the Great Wall Hover already well established. The Dacia Duster has also started extremely well in Cote d’Ivoire. Other popular cars include the Toyota Yaris Sedan, Daca Logan, Hyundai Accent and Peugeot 207.

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