Ivory Coast 1st Half 2014: Toyota Hilux and Renault Duster on top

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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Ivory Coast Full Year 2013: Hyundai ix35 triumphs

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

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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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