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Egypt January 2015: Skoda Octavia hops onto podium

March 3rd, 2015 No comments

Skoda Octavia Egypt January 2015. Picture courtesy drive2.ruSkoda Octavia

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Spectacular start of the year for the Egyptian new vehicle market: up 19% year-on-year in January to 22,755 registrations. The Chevrolet TFR confirms the pole position it snapped at the last minute in 2014 by ranking first again in January, albeit by just 3 units at 2,040 deliveries vs. 2,037… These two nameplates are head and shoulders above the competition in January with the other hero of the month being the Skoda Octavia, up 8 spots on December to land on the podium thanks to 863 sales and 3.8% share. Notice also the Toyota Corolla strong at #5, the Mitsubishi Lancer EX at #11, Golden Dragon Haice at #12, and the breakout star if the month: the Suzuki Ciaz up 39 ranks on last month to break into the Egyptian Top 20 at #18 with 390 sales and 1.7% share.

Suzuki Ciaz Egypt January 2015. Picture courtesy of Top GearThe Suzuki Ciaz breaks into the Egyptian Top 20 this month.

Previous post: Egypt Full Year 2014: Chevrolet TFR edges out Hyundai Verna

One year ago: Egypt January 2014: Nissan Sunny on podium

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Egypt Full Year 2014: Chevrolet TFR edges out Hyundai Verna

February 5th, 2015 No comments

Chevrolet TFR Dabbabah Egypt 2014The Chevrolet “El Dabbabah” TFR is the best-selling vehicle in Egypt in 2014.

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After a tumultuous year in 2013, the Egyptian new vehicle market is back on track in 2014 with sales back up a massive 50% to 292.893 registrations. Big event atop the models ranking: thanks to a bumper month of December (10.9% share), the Chevrolet TFR, nicknamed “El Dabbabah” here (“The Tank”), edges into pole position, ending 4 consecutive years of Hyundai Verna domination with 24,892 sales (+37%) vs. 24,281 (+25%). In 2014 Nissan resumed communicating sales data for Egypt and has the new generation Sunny landing directly on the podium with 5.7% share, knocking the Geely Emgrand 7 down to #4 despite sales up 60% to just under 15,000 units.

Nissan Sunny Egypt 2014The Nissan Sunny lands at #3 in Egypt in 2014.

Other notable improvements in Egypt this year include the Hyundai ix35 up 180% to #8, the Renault Logan Sedan up 58% to #12 but peaking at an outstanding 2nd place in December, the Skoda Octavia up 142% to #14, Hyundai Accent RB up 155% to #15, Mitsubishi Lancer EX up 8-fold to #17 and the Peugeot 301 more than doubling its sales on 2013 to crack the Top 20. The most popular all-new nameplate is the Hyundai Grand i10 imported from India and landing directly just outside the Top 50 at #51, followed by the Mitsubishi Attrage at #52, Suzuki New Alto 800 at #54 and Chevrolet new Optra at #62.

Previous month: Egypt November 2014: Renault Logan steps up

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

Two years ago: Egypt Full Year 2012: Hyundai Elantra snaps up podium ranking

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Egypt November 2014: Renault Logan steps up

December 25th, 2014 No comments

Renault Logan Egypt September 2014. Picture courtesy of uol.com.brRenault Logan

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The Egyptian new vehicle market continues to catch up on the backlog of missed sales it accumulated last year when the country was troubled by political unrest. Sales are up 59% year-on-year in November to 27,921 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 264,581 units, up a very dynamic 51% on 2013. The Top 5 best-selling models are identical to the year-to-date ranking: the Hyundai Verna is on top followed by the Chevrolet TFR Single Cab, Nissan new Sunny, Geely Emgrand 7 and Chevrolet Lanos. The Renault Logan sedan gains a further two spots on October to land at #6 thanks to 755 sales, the Toyota Hiace is up 6 to #8, the Kia Sportage remains solid at #11 vs. #18 YTD and the Hyundai Grand i10 continues its progression at #26 and 1.1% share. Notice also the arrival of the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross at #79.

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Egypt October 2014: Hyundai ix35 inside Top 5

December 1st, 2014 No comments

Hyundai ix35 Egypt October 2014. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auHyundai ix35

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New car sales in Egypt are up a flamboyant 66% on October last year which was troubled by the political situation at the time, to 26,116 registrations and bringing the year-to-date total to 236.660 units, up 50% on 2013. The Top 4 best-selling models are identical to the YTD ranking: the Hyundai Verna is on top with 9.4% share, ahead of the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) at 7.3%, the Nissan new Sunny at 5.3% and Geely Emgrand 7 at 5.2%.

BAIC MZ40 Egypt Octover 2014BAIC MZ40

The Hyundai ix35 breaks into the Egyptian Top 5 for the very first time at #5 with 946 sales, the Hyundai Elantra is up to #7, the Renault Logan is strong again at #8 while the Kia Sportage breaks into the Top 10 at #9. Most September newcomers improves their score this month: the Hyundai Grand i10 is up 20 spots to #32, the BAIC MZ40 is up 21 to #58 and the Brilliance S30 up 19 to #61. Finally we welcome the Renault Captur in the Egyptian sales charts in October at #128 with 3 units sold.

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

One year ago: Egypt October 2013: Geely Emgrand 7 on podium

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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

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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

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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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