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Egypt September 2014: Renault Logan shoots up to 6th place

October 30th, 2014 1 comment

Renault Logan Egypt September 2014. Picture courtesy of uol.com.brRenault Logan (Brazilian model pictured)

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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.

Peugeot 3008 Egypt September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frPeugeot 3008

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.

Brilliance S30 Egypt September 2014a Brilliance S30 Egypt September 2014bBrilliance S30

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.

Previous month: Egypt August 2014: Chevrolet TFR leads, teases Hyundai Verna for #1 YTD

One year ago: Egypt September 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 settles in Top 5

Full September 2014 Top 165 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Egypt August 2014: Chevrolet TFR leads, teases Verna for #1 YTD

October 1st, 2014 No comments

Chevrolet TFR Dabbabah Egypt August 2014Chevrolet ‘Dabbabah’ TFR

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Devastated by internal trouble a year ago, the Egyptian new car market is mechanically up 128% year-on-year in August to 26,465 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 182,280 units, up 47% on 2013. Brand-wise, Chevrolet (24.1% share) and Hyundai (16%) move like the market at +127% and +138% respectively, however Toyota (+86%) is outpaced while Nissan is coming in strong at #4 and 9% share. Notice also Kia up 248% to #5 and Suzuki up 147% to #7. The Chevrolet TFR (a rebadged Isuzu D-Max) takes the lead of the Egyptian models ranking in August thanks to an excellent 2,326 sales and 8.8% share, earning it the right to tease the year-to-date #1 the Hyundai Verna at 15,735 sales and 8.6% vs. 15,831 and 8.7% for the Verna. The last months of the year will be fascinating to follow in order to see which of these two will come out the 2014 winner. The new generation Nissan Sunny rounds up the podium like it does year-to-date, while the Chevrolet Lanos is back up 5 spots on July to #4, overtaking the Geely Emgrand 7. Notice also the Hyundai Elantra (#8), Skoda Octavia (#10) and Kia Sportage (#13) clearly overperforming this month.

Previous month: Egypt July 2014: Chevrolet Optra breaks into Top 5

One year ago: Egypt July 2013: Peugeot 301 up to #4 in devastated market

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Egypt July 2014: Chevrolet Optra breaks into Top 5

September 1st, 2014 No comments

Chevrolet Optra Egypt July 2014. Picture courtesy of indianautosblog.comChevrolet Optra

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The Egyptian new car market is up 128% year-on-year in July to 22,045 registrations, however this is off a very low base as July 2013 sales were impacted by the political troubled affecting the country. The year-to-date total now stands at 155,815 registrations, up 39% on 2013. The Top 4 best-selling models are unchanged compared to both June and year-to-date: the Hyundai Verna (an Accent from two generations ago) leads the way once again with 1,770 sales and 8% share ahead of the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) at 6.6%, the Nissan Sunny at 6% and the Geely Emgrand 7 at 5.4%. The big surprise of the month is the arrival of the Chevrolet Optra directly in 5th position (vs. #117 in June!) with 854 sales and 3.9%.

Suzuki Alto 800 Egypt July 2014. Picture courtesy of bsmotoring.comSuzuki Alto 800

Official data does not say whether this is the old or new generation (a rebadged Baojun 630) however given only the new gen is now visible on the Chevrolet Egypt webpage I will venture that this is indeed the new model gearing up very nicely. Other great performers this month include the Skoda Octavia up 10 spots on June to #10, the Renault Logan up 11 to #12, the Mitsubishi Lancer EX at #16, Mitsubishi Attrage at #29 and Chevrolet Cruze up 28 ranks to #31. Finally we welcome an all-new model inside the Egyptian Top 40 this month: the Suzuki Alto 800 landing directly at #35 with 165 sales.

Previous month: Egypt June 2014: Hyundai Accent back inside Top 10

One year ago: Egypt July 2013: Peugeot 301 up to #4 in devastated market

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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

Full June 2014 Top 160 All-models and Top 15 brands Ranking Tables below.

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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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