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New vehicle sales in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) are down slightly in 2016: -2.6% to 8.962 registrations. Toyota remains master in command despite a 15% drop to a round 19% share, eclipsing Hyundai down 16% to 12.3%. Renault gains an impressive 20% and one spot to land on the third step of the podium with 11.6% of the market, knocking Mitsubishi (-9%) down to #4. Peugeot surges 59% to #8 and Citroen is up 9% to #10 whereas Kia tumbles down 42% to #9. Chinese manufacturers account for 7.5% of the market this year, led by Great Wall (#11) and Foton (#17). Newcomer Haval lands at #24 in-between Chevrolet and Audi.
Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux confirms it is the crowd’s favourite but drops a harsh 24% to 7.7% share, distancing the Renault Duster up 23% and two spots to 5.1%, the Mitsubishi L200 (-16%) and the Mazda BT-50 (-14%), making it three pickups in the Top 4. There are no passenger cars in the Top 10, only composed of pickups (6) and SUVs (4). The Toyota RAV4 is up two ranks to #5, the Hyundai Santa Fe up three to #7, the Hyundai Tucson lands directly at #8 and the Nissan NP300 Hardbody is up 13 to #9. The Great Wall Wingle breaks into the Top 10, the Peugeot 301 (+171%) is the best-selling passenger car at #11, the Hyundai ix25 lands at #12 and the Citroen C4 Aircross (+28%) is up to #15.
Full Year 2016 Top 10 brands and models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.