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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

December and Full Year 2013 All-models Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full October 2013 Top 135 All-models Ranking Table below.

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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

Full September 2013 Top 130 All-models Ranking Table below.

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

August 30th, 2013 22 comments

Peugeot 301 Egypt July 2013. Picture courtesy of egypt.yallamotor.comPeugeot 301

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Egypt going through some very serious trouble at the moment, its new car market is down 42% year-on-year in July to just 9,664 registrations. It’s actually surprising that any cars found a buyer at all in the current context. Going through the models ranking you will notice that models used as taxis and light commercial vehicles have kept their traditional monthly volumes, resulting in a vastly increased market share. Case in point, the Hyundai Verna, adored by taxi companies all along the Nile valley, shoots up to 17.5% share in July thanks to 1,675 sales but remains #2 year-to-date at 10,233 units and 9.1% below the Chevrolet TFT (aka Isuzu D-Max) also up to 11.2% share and 1,086 sales this month and adding up to 10,923 units and 9.7% year-to-date.

Speranza Tiggo Egypt July 2013. Picture courtesy of autocosmos.comThe Speranza Tiggo is inside the Egyptian Top 10 for the first time since December 2011.

The Toyota Hilux is up a shiny 5 spots on June to land on the third spot of the podium with 540 sales and 5.6%, but the performance of the month is delivered by the Peugeot 301, up no less than 19 ranks to #4 at 360 units and 3.7% share, making Egypt the second country in the world so far (both in Africa) where the 301 has managed to break into the monthly Top 5 with Algeria. Speranza (the brand Chinese manufacturer Chery uses in Egypt) has a great month, with the Tiggo up 15 spots to #9 potentially thanks to the facelifted model, its first time in the Top 10 since December 2011, and the A113 (#16) and Envy (#19) both up 6 spots. Other gainers include the Renault Fluence up 104 spots to #20, Peugeot 508 up 42 to #21, Skoda Octavia up 21 to #22, Citroen C-Elysee up 32 to #23 and the Peugeot 208 back in the ranking at #29.

Previous month: Egypt June 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 on the podium

One year ago:  Egypt July 2012: Renault Logan in great shape

Full July 2013 Top 128 models Ranking Table below.

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Egypt June 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 on the podium

July 29th, 2013 4 comments

Geely Emgrand EC7 Egypt June 2013. Picture courtesy of masrmotors.comGeely Emgrand EC7

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After one month off due to the unrest in the country, Egypt is back on BSCB for June figures, up 17% year-on-year to 16,002 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 102,452 units, up 15% on 2012. If the Chevrolet TFR Single Cab pick-up (a previous gen Isuzu D-Max) and the Hyundai Verna from 2 generations ago still dominate the ranking in this order, the big surprise is on the third step of the podium: Chinese model Geely Emgrand EC7 manages to rank #3 both in May with 1,052 sales and 5.7% and in June at 1,000 units and 6.2%! It now ranks #6 year-to-date with 3,747 sales and 1.7%.

Renault Sandero Egypt June 2013Renault Sandero

The Renault Sandero (still the old generation) is up 8 spots on May to #4 at 888 units and 5.5% share and now #10 year-to-date vs. #23 in 2012 while the new generation Hyundai Elantra continues to climb back the ranking at #5, as does the Toyota Corolla at #6. The Golden Dragon Haice gets a boost at #9, its 6th time inside the Egyptian Top 10 in the last 11 months. The new gen Kia Rio is up 10 ranks to #12, the all-new Cerato up 11 to #16, all-new Carens up one to #17 and the Brilliance V5 is up 15 to #18.

Peugeot 301 Egypt June 2013. Picture courtesy of nilemotors.comPeugeot 301

Among recent launches, we welcome the Peugeot 301 at #23 with 210 sales and 1.3% after ranking #24 in May, the Speranza Envy (aka Chery E5) is stable at #25, the Geely Pandino lands at #26 with 182 units and 1.1% and the Citroen C-Elysee appears at #55 with 35 sales.

If you require a more in-depth analysis of the Egyptian new car market, contact me at matt@bestsellingcarsblog.com

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

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Egypt April 2013: Speranza Envy lands

May 27th, 2013 No comments

Speranza Envy Egypt April 2013Speranza Envy

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The Egyptian new car market continues to satisfy this year, up 13% year-on-year in April to 18,500 registrations, which brings the year-to0-date total to 67,106 units, up 12% on 2012. The Chevrolet TFR, a previous generation Isuzu D-Max, tops the sales charts for the third consecutive month and the 5th time in the last year thanks to 1,882 sales and 10.2% share, logically maintaining its 2013 leadership at 6,832 units. However this month the Hyundai Verna (an Accent from two generations ago) is only 46 units below at 1,836 sales and 9.9%.

Hyundai Elantra Egypt April 2013Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra is back to where it belongs: in third position – which was its ranking over the Full Year 2012 – at 955 units and 5.2% but is still only #9 in 2013 so far. The Mitsubishi Lancer is stable at #4 followed by the Chevrolet Lanos and Aveo. Notice the Geely Emgrand EC7 brilliantly spending its 2nd month in a row among the Top 10 most popular models in Egypt at #8 with 525 sales and 2.8% while the Renault Sandero is up a mammoth 47 spots on March to land in 9th place at 503 units and 2.7%, potentially on the back of runout promotions on the current generation as the new model hasn’t launched yet in the country.

Kia Carens Egypt April 2013Kia Carens

Below, the Kia Sportage is up 11 ranks to #12, the Opel Astra Notchback lodges its third month in the Top 20 for the year at #18 and we welcome no less than 3 all-new models within this month’s Top 50: the Speranza Envy (aka Chery E5) lands at #27 with 160 sales and 0.9%, the Skoda Rapid is #29 at 151 units and 0.8% and the Kia Carens ranks 45th with 50 sales and 0.3%.

Previous month: Egypt March 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 up to 6th place!

One year ago: Egypt April 2012: Hyundai Verna leads, Chevrolet Sonic lands #20

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Egypt March 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 up to 6th place!

May 1st, 2013 No comments

Emgrand EC7 2013. Picture courtesy of autosohu.comGeely Emgrand EC7

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The Egyptian new car market is flat like the country’s desert this month, down 0.5% year-on-year to 17,123 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 49,606 units, up 17% on 2012. The Top 5 best-sellers are unchanged compared to February which means the Chevrolet TFR, a previous gen Isuzu D-Max, tops the charts for the 4th time in the last 12 months, this time with an extremely solid 1,946 sales and 11.4%. The Hyundai Verna follows at 1,402 units and 8.2% ahead of the Chevrolet Lanos at 4.6%, Mitsubishi Lancer at 4.3% and Chevrolet Aveo at 4.1%.

Opel Astra Notchback Egypt March 2013Opel Astra Notchback

But the big event this month in Egypt is the arrival of the Geely Emgrand EC7 within the Top 10 for the first time, shooting up to a fantastic 6th place thanks to 656 sales and 3.8% share, and this for only its 5th month in market! It will be very interesting to see if the Chinese model can climb even higher over the coming months… Another Chinese model in great shape in March is the Golden Dragon Haice, up a massive 24 spots on last month to #7 at 573 units and 3.3%. Notice also the Opel Astra Notchback up 9 ranks to #12 (making Egypt its best performing country in the world so far with Turkey), the Mitsubishi L200 making its first appearance in the Egyptian ranking at #14, the all-new Kia Cerato progressing again at #16 and the Hyundai ix35 landing at #17.

Previous month: Egypt February 2013: Chevrolet TFR and Kia Cerato up

One year ago: Egypt March 2012: Hyundai Verna at 19% share

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Egypt February 2013: Chevrolet TFR and Kia Cerato up

March 27th, 2013 1 comment

Kia Cerato Egypt February 2013Kia Cerato

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Good hold for new car sales in Egypt in February: up 8% year-on-year to 15,020 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 32,483 units, up 25% on 2012. For the first time since last November and the third time in the last 12 months, the Chevrolet TFR, a previous gen Isuzu D-Max nicknamed ‘El Dabbabah’ (The Tank) locally, takes the lead of the Egyptian models ranking thanks to 1,559 sales and an excellent 10.4% share. It is now also #1 year-to-date at 3,004 units and 9.2% vs. 2,775 and 8.5% for the Hyundai Verna, 2012’s leader.

Most great performers from January do it again this month: the Mitsubishi Lancer is up a further 2 spots to #4, the Toyota Corolla is up 9 to #6, the Toyota Hilux down 2 to #7, King Long XMQ6500E up one to #8, Suzuki Maruti M800 down one to #14 and Geely Emgrand EC7 stable at #19. Notice also the Renault Sandero up 14 ranks to #10, the all-new Kia Cerato up 18 to #23 with 200 sales and 1.3% and the Toyota Auris making its first appearance in the Egyptian ranking at #42.

Previous month: Egypt January 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 and Kia Cerato impress

One year ago: Egypt February 2012: Chevrolet TFR and Hyundai Accent shine

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Egypt January 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 & Kia Cerato impress

February 22nd, 2013 No comments

Kia Cerato Egypt January 2013Kia Cerato 

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Egyptian new car sales start the year up a very healthy 43% year-on-year in January to 17,463 registrations. The Hyundai Verna reclaims the pole position with 1,827 sales and 10.5% and is followed by 3 Chevrolets this month: the TFR Single Cab (aka Isuzu D-Max) is #2 at 1,445 units and 8.3%, the Lanos is #3 with 930 sales and 5.3% and the Aveo is #4 at 827 units and 4.7%.

Geely Emgrand EC7 Egypt January 2013Geely Emgrand EC7

Excellent showing of the Toyota Hilux, up 13 spots on December to #5 with 634 sales and 1.6%, as well as of the Golden Dragon Haice up to a fantastic 7th spot at 566 units and a best-ever 3.2% share, the King Long XMQ6500E up to #9, Opel Astra up to #12 and Suzuki Maruti M800 up 23 ranks to #13. Notice also the Geely Emgrand EC7 breaking into the Top 20 for its third month of sales in the country at #19 with 268 sales and 1.5%, the Suzuki Alto back up to #23, the Fiat Grande Punto up 98 spots on December to #35 and the Brilliance Cross up 52 to #43.

JAC J2 Egypt January 2013JAC J2

But the big news in Egypt this month is the high number of all-new models making their first appearance in the ranking, led by the all-new Kia Cerato landing directly at #41 with 73 units. The JAC J2 is #72, the Peugeot 208 #73, JAC J6 #84, Haima1 #94, Haima2 #97 and Haima3 #109.

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One year ago: Egypt January 2012: It’s Kia’s month!

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