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Egypt June 2014: Hyundai Accent back inside Top 10

August 1st, 2014 1 comment

Hyundai Accent Egypt June 2014Hyundai Accent

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In June the Egyptian new car market is up a whopping 56% year-on-year to 24,964 units, coming off a low base due to the unrest in the country one year ago. The year-to-date total is up 31% halfway through 2014 at 133,770 registrations. The Top 5 best-selling models are identical to the year-to-date ranking with the Hyundai Verna in the lead at 8.9% share followed by the Chevrolet TFR at 8.5%, the Nissan new Sunny at 6.5%, Geely Emgrand 7 at 5% and the Chevrolet Lanos at 3.8%. The Hyundai Accent RB is up a massive 23 spots on May to reclaim a spot inside the Egyptian Top 10 at #7, the Hyundai ix35 is back up 6 ranks to #9, the Mitsubishi Lancer EX up a further one spot to #17 vs. #27 year-to-date and #48 in 2013, the Kia Sportage is up 39 ranks to #20, the Speranza Envy (aka Chery E5) up 9 to #22 and the Mitsubishi Attrage is strong again at #27.

Previous month: Egypt May 2014: First appearance of the new Chevrolet Optra

One year ago: Egypt June 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 on the podium

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Egypt May 2014: First appearance of the new Chevrolet Optra

June 28th, 2014 No comments

Chevrolet Optra Egypt May 2014Chevrolet Optra

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The Egyptian new car market is up a cool 22% year-on-year in May to 23,566 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 108,806 units, up 26% on 2013. The Hyundai Verna edges back past the Chevrolet TFR to reclaim the models charts leadership this month thanks to 1,994 sales and 8.5% vs. 1,951 and 8.3% for the TFR. The Verna’s year-to-date lead is as slim: 9,859 sales vs. 9,811. The Geely Emgrand 7 is up 3 spots on April to jump back onto the podium for the first time this year at #3 but remains #4 year-to-date below the Nissan Sunny. Notice also the Skoda Octavia up 9 ranks to #12, Mitsubishi Lancer EX up 24 to #18, the Chevrolet Cruze back in the ranking at #26 and the Peugeot 2008 up 44 spots to #44.

Geely SC5 Egypt May 2014. Picture courtesy of chinamobil.ruGeely SC5

Arguably the most interesting event in this month’s ranking in Egypt is the arrival of the new generation Chevrolet Optra, for now at a modest 46th spot with 110 sales and 0.5% share. Those eagle-eyed among you will have recognised the new Optra as being none other than a badge-engineered Baojun 630, SAIC-GM’s low-cost Chinese sedan. Chevrolet has started importing the China-built Baojun 630 into Egypt and a few other Northern African countries including Algeria so we may see it pop up in a few additional ranking in the coming months. The other two notable new entrants in this month’s Egyptian ranking are the Mitsubishi Attrage at #27 and the Geely SC5 at #107.

Peugeot 301 Egypt May 2014. Picture courtesy of autocentre.uaPeugeot is up 137% year-on-year in May in Egypt, mainly thanks to the 301.

In the brands ranking, Chevrolet reigns supreme with 24.4% of the May Egyptian market ahead of Hyundai at 14%, Nissan at 9.9% and Toyota at 8.5%. The emergence of Geely is striking: the Chinese manufacturer is up 51% year-on-year in May and 139% year-to-date to 5th place in both ranking with 6.7% share in May and 6% year-to-date. Notice also Peugeot up a massive 137% to #8, now above Renault, Skoda up 213% and Golden Dragon up 428%. Reversely Kia is down 25%, Renault down 27%, Mitsubishi down 31% and Speranza (rebranded Chery) down a harsh 46%.

Previous month: Egypt April 2014: Chevrolet TFR and Hyundai Verna neck-to-neck

One year ago: Egypt June 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 on the podium

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Egypt April 2014: Chevrolet TFR and Hyundai Verna neck-to-neck

May 27th, 2014 2 comments

Chevrolet TFR Egypt April 2014. Picture courtesy of egyspeed.comChevrolet TFR

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New car sales in Egypt are up a nice 21% year-on-year in April to 22,423 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 85,240 units, up 27% on 2013. Boosted by the new model, the Chevrolet TFR ‘Dabbabah’ pick-up remains in the lead this month thanks to 2,146 sales and 9.6% share and is now only 5 units below the Hyundai Verna year-to-date at 7,860 vs. 7,865, both cars grabbing a 9.2% share of the Egyptian market. The Nissan Sunny ranks third once again at 1,326 units and 5.9%. The Chevrolet Lanos and Aveo both gain one rank to #4 and #5, passing the Geely Emgrand 7 at #6. Below, the Toyota Corolla (#7), Toyota Hilux (#8) and Hyundai ix35 (#9) hold onto their ranking and all perform very solidly. The Renault Logan is up 29 spots on March to #13, the Opel Astra Notchback up 11 to #15 and the Renault Sandero up 21 to #22.

Previous month: Egypt March 2014: Chevrolet TFR #1, Peugeot 2008 lands in Top 50

One year ago: Egypt April 2013: Speranza Envy lands

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Egypt March 2014: Chevrolet TFR #1, Peugeot 2008 inside Top 50

April 30th, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet TFR Dabbabah Egypt March 2014Chevrolet “Dabbabah” TFR

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The Egyptian market confirms it is on the road to recovery with sales up 34% year-on-year in March to 22,943 registrations, bringing the First Quarter result to 62,817 units, up 27% on 2013. For the second time this year after January and coinciding with an all-new model being launched in the country, the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max), nicknamed “Dabbabah” here (the tank), takes the lead of the sales charts thanks to 2,020 sales and 8.8% share. However this is not enough to dislodge the valiant Hyundai Verna (an Accent from two generations ago) from its year-to-date pole position at 5,714 units vs. 5,910.

Peugeot 2008 Egypt March 2014. Picture courtesy of livelifedrive.comGood start for the Peugeot 2008 in Egypt

The Nissan Sunny resists in third place and 6.8% share while the Geely Emgrand 7 continues to impress month after month at #4 with 1,228 sales and 5.4%, its 8th consecutive month within the Egyptian Top 4. Further down, the Hyundai ix35 is up a massive 63 spots on February to land in 9th position with 2.9% share while the Peugeot 301 maintains itself inside the Top 10 at #10 and now also ranks 10th year-to-date. Notice also the Skoda Octavia up 17 ranks to #16, the Citroen C-Elysée up 25 to #35, the Opel Insignia up 7 to #39 and the Peugeot 2008 landing at a beautiful 41st place for its very first appearance in the Egyptian sales charts.

Previous month: Egypt February 2014: Nissan Sunny stays on podium

One year ago: Egypt March 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 up to 6th place!

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Egypt February 2014: Nissan Sunny stays on podium

April 1st, 2014 1 comment

Nissan Sunny Egypt February 2014Nissan Sunny

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New car sales in Egypt are up a fantastic 38% year-on-year in February, bringing the year-to-date total to 39,874 units, up 23% on 2013. The Hyundai Verna reclaims the pole position it held over the Full Year 2013 thanks to 2,114 sales and 10.2% share, and is now also #1 year-to-date at 3,983 units and 10% vs. 3,694 and 9.3% for the Chevrolet TFR, down to 8.4% share this month. The all-new Nissan Sunny resists extremely well and holds onto its podium spot at #3 with 1,371 sales and 6.6% while the Geely Emgrand 7 continues to amaze at #4 and 6% share. Notice also the Peugeot 301 up 4 spots on January to #9 and the Hyundai Accent RB up 23 to #20.

Previous month: Egypt January 2014: Nissan Sunny on podium

One year ago: Egypt February 2013: Chevrolet TFR and Kia Cerato up

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Egypt January 2014: Nissan Sunny on podium

February 24th, 2014 3 comments

Nissan Sunny Egypt Januar 2014Nissan Sunny

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New car sales in Egypt start the year on a good note: up 10% year-on-year in January to 19,201 registrations. The Chevrolet TFR Pick-up (a previous generation Isuzu D-Max) reclaims the models pole position for the first time since last June thanks to 1,948 sales for a strong 10.1% market share, kicking traditional leader the Hyundai Verna to #2 at 1,869 units and 9.7%. While in 2013 Nissan had not communicated detailed sales figures for Egypt, the Japanese carmaker is back in the charts this year and place the new generation Sunny at a brilliant third position in January with 1,340 sales and 7% share, the previous gen Sunny at #10 and the Qashqai at #20. Other great performers this month include the Hyundai ix35 up 10 spots on December to #9, the Kia new Rio up 35 ranks to #12, Peugeot 301 up 10 to #12 and Speranza Tiggo up 7 to #14.

Previous post: Egypt Full Year 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 jumps onto podium!

One year ago: Egypt January 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 and Kia Cerato impress

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Egypt Full Year 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 jumps onto podium!

January 31st, 2014 1 comment

Geely Emgrand 7 Egypt 2013The Geely Emgrand 7 is up from #75 in 2012 to #3 in 2013 in Egypt!

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New car sales in Egypt are down 2% year-on-year in 2013 to 195,869 registrations, and for the 4th year in a row the Hyundai Verna, an Accent from two generations ago mainly used as a taxi, is the most popular model in the country in spite of sales down 9% to 19,402 units and 9.9% share. The Chevrolet TFR, a previous generation Isuzu D-Max, holds onto its 2nd position with sales down 2% to 18,182 and 9.3% share. But the big event this year is the astounding progression of the Geely Emgrand 7, only 75th with 301 sales and 0.2% share in 2012, to land directly on the Egyptian models podium in 2012 at #3 with 9,375 sales and 4.8% share! The Emgrand 7 even ranked #2 in August and was inside the Top 4 for 7 of the last 8 months of the year.

Chevroet N300 Move Egypt 2013The Chevrolet N300 “Move” is up to #13 this year in Egypt

The success of the Emgrand 7 confirms Egypt has one of the biggest sales potential  for Chinese manufacturers after Chery started selling its locally-produced models under the Speranza brand almost a decade ago… The Chevrolet Lanos (-16%) and Aveo (-13%) remain #4 and #5 while the Toyota Hilux beautifully gains 44% and 7 spots on 2012 to rank #6. Notice also the Toyota Corolla up 22% to #8, the Chevrolet Optra up 23% to #13, Chevrolet N300 up 181% to #14, Renault Sandero up 19% to #16 and the Opel Astra Notchback up 466% to #18 for its first full year of sales in the country. The Tiggo leads the Speranza attack at #20 (+2) while the Hyundai ix35 stops just short of the Top 20 at #21.

Peugeot 301 Egypt 2013. Picture courtesy of egypt.yallamotor.comThe Peugeot 301 is the most popular all-new entrant in Egypt this year.

Lots of newcomers in the Egyptian ranking, led by the Peugeot 301 at #23 with 2,147 sales, ahead of the all-new Kia Cerato at #24 with 2,101 units, the all-new Kia Carens at #30 and 1,668 sales, the Speranza Envy at #31 and 1,645 units, Mitsubishi L200 at #53, Citroen C-Elysee at #57, Geely Pandino at #58 and Skoda Rapid at #69.

Previous post: Egypt November 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 remains on podium

Previous year: Egypt Full Year 2012: Hyundai Elantra snaps up podium ranking

Two years ago: Egypt Full Year 2011: Hyundai Verna #1 again, new Elantra excels

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Egypt November 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 remains on podium

December 29th, 2013 1 comment

Geely Emgrand EC7 Egypt November 2013. Picture courtesy of masrmotors.comGeely Emgrand 7

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New car sales in Egypt slow down their fall at -6% year-on-year in November to 17,521 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 175,173 units, down just 2% on 2012. The Top 2 best-sellers are not a surprise as they are identical to the year-to-date ranking: the Hyundai Verna, an Accent from two generations ago, leads the way with 1,796 sales and 10.3% followed by the Chevrolet TFR, a previous generation Isuzu D-Max pick-up, at 1,625 units and 9.3%. The third most popular car in the country is the revelation of the year: the Geely Emgrand 7 remains on the podium for the 2nd consecutive month and the 5th time in the last 7 months thanks to 1,149 sales and 6.6% share.

Toyota Yaris sedan Egypt November 2013. Picture courtesy of mundomotorizado.comToyota Yaris sedan

Other great performers this month in Egypt include the Kia Sportage up 13 spots on October to #7, the Hyundai ix35 up 8 to #9 vs. #21 year-to-date, the Opel Astra Notchback back in the ranking at #11, the Peugeot 301 down one rank to #13 vs. #24 so far in 2013, Toyota Yaris up 25 to #17 vs. #44 thanks to the new generation sedan version, Speranza Envy up 7 to #19, Citroen C-Elysee back up to #25 vs. #61 year-to-date, VW Passat up 16 to #28 and the Mazda3 slicing its October ranking in two at #32 vs. #86 in 2013.

Previous month: Egypt October 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 on podium

One year ago: Egypt November 2012: Chevrolet TFR and Kia Rio shine

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Egypt October 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 on podium

December 2nd, 2013 9 comments

Geely Emgrand 7 Egypt October 2013Geely Emgrand 7

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The troubled political situation in Egypt has taken its toll on new car sales in the country, down 15% year-on-year in October to 15,687 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total into negative at 157,652 units, down 1% on 2012. The Top 2 best-sellers this month are identical to the year-to-date’s ranking: the Hyundai Verna leads the way with 1,563 sales and a round 10% share, ahead of the Chevrolet TFR Pick-up at 1,503 units and 9.6% vs. 9.6% and 9.2% year-to-date respectively.

The model which is turning out to be the hero of the year is lodging another very impressive month: the Geely Emgrand 7 is back up on the Egyptian podium thanks to 1,044 units sold for a 6.7% market share, lifting itself up to #4 year-to-date as a result… Other great performers in Egypt this month include the Peugeot 301 up 7 spots to #13, the Hyundai ix35 up 11 to #17 and the Dodge Dart up 27 to #62. We also welcome (back) the Seat Ibiza and Opel Insignia in the ranking at #58 and #59.

Previous month: Egypt September 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 settles in Top 5

One year ago: Egypt October 2012: Hyundai Verna leads, Jinbei H2 lands, Brilliance V5 up

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Egypt September 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 settles in Top 5

October 28th, 2013 2 comments

Geely Emgrand 7 Egypt September 2013. Picture courtesy of auto.sohu.comGeely Emgrand 7

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After a one month-hiatus due to the troubled situation in the country, Egypt is back on BSCB. September new car sales are just down 1% year-on-year to 18,420 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 141,965 units, up 0.4% on 2012. The Top 3 best-sellers are identical to the year-to-date ranking this month: the Hyundai Verna leads the way with 2,362 sales and 12.9% and reclaims the 2013 top spot from the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) at #2 with 1,473 units and 8.1% while the Chevrolet Lanos rounds up the podium with 1,240 sales and 6.8% share.

Speranza Envy Egypt September 2013. Picture courtesy of carprice.kharkov.uaSperanza Envy

After lodging an incredible 2nd position in August, the Geely Emgrand 7 confirms it is definitely now part of the big boys by ranking #4 in September thanks to 1,236 units sold for a 6.8% share, and now only 14 sales below the Chevrolet Aveo year-to-date for 4th place overall. Notice also the Speranza Envy (aka Chery E5) up to #18 vs. #32 year-to-date, the Renault Fluence at #25 vs. #37, Jinbei Haise at #31 vs. #54, Speranza M11 at #45 vs. #95 and Subaru XV at #49 vs. #69.

Previous post: Egypt July 2013: Peugeot 301 up to #4 in devastated market

One year ago: Egypt September 2012: Golden Dragon Haice #6, Brilliance shines

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