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Egyptian new vehicle sales are definitely back on an explosive growth trend after a couple of wobbly years due to an unstable political situation. The market is up a vertiginous 53% year-on-year in September to 28,264 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 210,544 units, up 48% on the same period in 2013 and already above the Full Year 2013 total (195,869 sales)! After being overtaken by the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) in August, the Hyundai Verna, an Accent from two generations ago mainly used as taxi, reclaims its crown in the models sales charts thanks to an excellent 2,650 sales and 9.4% share vs. 2,366 and 8.4% for the TFR. Below, the Nissan Sunny and Geely Emgrand 7 are faithful to the #3 and #4 respective spots they occupy year-to-date, while the Chevrolet Aveo is up one notch to 5th place.
The big event is in 6th position: boosted by the arrival of the new generation, the Renault Logan Sedan shoots up 31 ranks on August and sells 1,020 units for a 3.6% market share vs. 1.3% and #21 year-to-date. This is the Logan nameplate’s best ranking in Egypt since December 2012 when it actually ranked #1. Other great performers this month include the Mitsubishi Lancer EX up 6 spots to #10, the Kia Sportage stable at #13 vs. #22 YTD, the Renault Sandero returning to the charts here too thanks to the new model at #19 vs. #38 YTD, the Jinbei Haise splitting its ranking in two at #23 vs. #45 YTD, Nissan Sentra at #33 vs. #76, Peugeot 3008 at #41 vs. #80 and the Suzuki New Alto 800 stabilising around the #50 mark at #52.
We welcome no less than 5 all-new models in the Egyptian sales charts in September, 3 of which Chinese. We start with the Hyundai Grand i10 imported from India and landing directly at the Top 50’s doorstep at #54 with 80 units sold. The DFSK (DongFeng) K01 mini pickup follows at #70 and 42 sales while the BAIC (Beijing Auto) MZ40 minivan and the Brilliance-Jinbei S30 both sell 32 units and rank #79 and #80 respectively. Lastly the Ford Ka sells one unit but it is unclear whether this is a leftover from the European model or the start of the new Brazilian model being imported here. If you have more info about the Egyptian Ka please get in touch by commenting on this article.
One year ago: Egypt September 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 settles in Top 5
Full September 2014 Top 165 All-models Ranking Table below.