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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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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

Full April 2013 Top 147 All-models Ranking Table below.

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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

Full March 2013 Top 141 Ranking Table below.

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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

Full February 2013 Top 166 All-models Ranking Table below.

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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.

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

Previous month: Egypt December 2012: Renault Logan takes the lead!

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

Full January 2013 Top 144 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Egypt Full Year 2012: Hyundai Elantra snaps up podium ranking

February 1st, 2013 3 comments

Hyundai Elantra

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In 2012 Egyptian new car sales recover from a year 2011 disrupted by the Spring revolution. The market is up 13% to get back above the 200,000 annual sales mark at 200,252. The Hyundai Verna, an Accent from two generations ago mainly used as a taxi, keeps the pole position for the third consecutive year and even manages to improve its market share once again to 10.6% thanks to sales up 20% to 21,277. The Chevrolet TFR Single Cab Pick-up, a previous gen Isuzu D-Max nicknamed ‘El Dabbabah’ – the tank in Egypt, remains the 2nd most popular vehicle in the country at 18,530 units and 9.3%, up a fantastic 34% year-on-year. In fact the two models above shared the monthly #1 ranking all through 2012 (Verna 8 times, TFR 3 times) until December when the Renault Logan dominated.

The Golden Dragon Haice is the best-performing all-new model in Egypt in 2012.

The new generation Hyundai Elantra slips into the podium this year with 11,087 sales and 5.5%, up 30% on 2011, kicking the Chevrolet Lanos down to #4 at 10,878 units and 5.4%, up just 4%. Other great performers this year in Egypt include the Chevrolet Aveo up 38% to #5, Renault Logan up 44% to #6 and #1 in December, Mitsubishi Lancer up 103% to #9, Toyota Corolla up 53% to #12 and the Golden Dragon Haice landing directly at #15 and ranking within the Top 10 for 3 of the last 5 months of the year.

The Rio is one of 5 Kias ranking within the 21 most popular vehicles of 2012 in Egypt.

Kia has an extremely strong year:  the Carens is up 4% to #8, the Cerato up 43% to #10, the Sportage up 312% to #17, the new gen Rio lands directly at #18 and the new gen Picanto is up 225% to #21… Notice also the Renault Sandero up 189% to #23 and the Chevrolet N300, a rebadged Wuling Rongguang produced locally from April this year, is up to #30. Other newcomers for 2012 include the Peugeot 508 at #34, Brilliance V5 at #36, new gen VW Jetta at #37 and Opel Astra at #46.

Previous post: Egypt December 2012: Renault Logan takes the lead!

Previous year: Egypt Full Year 2011: Hyundai Verna #1 again, new Elantra excels

Full Year 2012 Top 228 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Egypt December 2012: Renault Logan takes the lead!

February 1st, 2013 No comments

Renault Logan

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New car sales in Egypt are up an encouraging 23% year-on-year in December to 21,715 registrations, bringing the Full Year 2012 total to just above 200,000 units and 200,252 exactly, up 13% on 2011. Big event this month: for the first time since November 2011 when the Hyundai Elantra led the way, the most popular vehicle in the country isn’t the Chevrolet TFR or Hyundai Verna, but the Renault Logan. Potentially boosted by runout prices before the arrival of the new generation, the Logan jumps up 21 spots on November to hit a best-ever 1,616 sales and 7.4% after ranking #4 in June and #6 in July. The Chevrolet TFR (7%) and Hyundai Verna (6.9%) follow albeit at much lower levels than their Full Year averages.

Brilliance V5

The Hyundai Elantra continues to shine at #4 and 6.5% share, as does the Kia Cerato at #7 and the Golden Dragon Haice back into the Top 10 for the third time in the last 5 months at #10. The Renault Sandero is up 6 spots on last month to #14, the Opel Astra NB up 5 to #19, the Brilliance V5 is up 8 ranks to reach a best-ever 24th spot with 282 sales and 1.3% and the Geely Emgrand 7 shines for its 2nd month in market: up 16 spots to #25 at 247 units and 1.1%.

Full Year 2012 post: Egypt Full Year 2012: Hyundai Elantra snaps up podium ranking

Previous month: Egypt November 2012: Chevrolet TFR and Kia Rio shine

One year ago: Egypt Full Year 2011: Hyundai Verna #1 again, Hyundai Elantra excels

Full December 2012 Top 145 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Egypt November 2012: Chevrolet TFR and Kia Rio shine

December 30th, 2012 No comments

Kia Rio. Picture courtesy of Motoring Middle East

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The Egyptian new car market is up a very robust 35% year-on-year in November to 18,590 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 178,537 units, up 12% on 2011 and already above the Full Year 2011 figure of 176,157 sales. In November the Chevrolet TFR Pick-up, nicknamed ‘El Dabbabah’ (The Tank) in the country, takes the lead of the Egyptian models ranking for the first time since last June and only the third time so far this year with February with 1,780 sales and 9.6% share. It is however still #2 year-to-date at 17,008 units and 9.5% vs. 19,788 and 11.1% for the Hyundai Verna, down to #2 and 9.2% this month.

Chevrolet “El Dabbabah” TFR

The Chevrolet Lanos is very solid at #3 with 1,307 sales and 7% and even passes the Hyundai Elantra (back to #4 in November after two months off) to now rank #3 also year-to-date. Notice the excellent performances in the Top 10 of the Kia Cerato up 4 spots to #7 and 3.7%, the Kia Rio up 12 to #8 and 3.5% and the Kia Carens also up 12 to #9.

Geely Emgrand 7

Further down, the Golden Dragon Haise is back up 23 ranks to #12, the Renault Fluence is up 19 to #34, Suzuki Maruti M800 up 11 to #17, Opel Astra NB up a massive 51 spots to #21, Renault Duster up 21 to #25, Brilliance V5 still strong at #32 and the Geely Emgrand 7 lands directly at #41 with 54 sales for its first month in market.

Previous month: Egypt October 2012: Hyundai Verna leads, Jinbei H2 lands, Brilliance V5 up

Previous year: Egypt Full Year 2011: Hyundai Verna #1 again, new Elantra excels

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Egypt October 2012: Verna leads, Jinbei H2 lands, Brilliance V5 up

November 20th, 2012 2 comments

The Jinbei H2 is based on the current generation Toyota Hiace.

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New car sales in Egypt are up a healthy 15% year-on-year in October to 18,492 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 159,947 units, up 11% on 2011. The Top 4 most popular models are unchanged vs. September: the Hyundai Verna leads the way again and for the 8th time this year with 1,966 sales and 10.6%, reinforcing its 2012 year-to-date leadership at 18,085 units and 11.3%. It is followed by the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) with 1,600 sales and 8.7%, also #2 YTD at 15,228 units and 9.5%, the Chevrolet Lanos with 1,026 sales and 5.5% and the Chevrolet Aveo at 915 units and 4.9%. The Hyundai Elantra, down to #27 last month, is back up to #13 in October and only keeps its third place YTD above the Lanos for 80 sales at 8,583…

Brilliance V5

Renault has a stellar month and places two models in the Top 8: the Logan sedan is up 14 spots to #5 with 672 units and 3.6%, bettering the #6 it reached last July. It ranks #8 YTD vs. #11 in 2011. The Sandero for its part is up 10 ranks to #8 at 523 sales and 2.8% and is #21 YTD vs. #31 in 2011. Notice also the Kia new Picanto stable at #10 vs. #19 YTD. A couple of Chinese models shine this month: the Jinbei H2 is the best-performing newcomer in the ranking in October, landing directly at #23 with 227 sales while the Brilliance V5 is up 15 spots for its 2nd month of sales to #27 at 188 units and 1% and the Brilliance FSV is strong again at #45 vs. #77 YTD.

Previous month: Egypt September 2012: Golden Dragon Haice #6, Brilliance shines

One year ago: Egypt October 2011: Chevrolet TFR in the lead

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

October 24th, 2012 No comments

First month of sales in Egypt for the Brilliance H530

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New vehicle sales in Egypt are up 5% year-on-year in September to 18,420 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 141,455 units, up  10% on 2011. The Top 2 best-sellers stay unchanged compared to last month: the Hyundai Verna leads the way again with 1,811 sales and 9.8% share but this time the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) is significantly closer at 1,729 units and 9.4%. The Chevrolet Lanos climbs on the third step thanks to 1,258 sales and 6.8% and with the Chevrolet Aveo also up one spot to #4 and 853 units, there are 3 Chevrolets in the Egyptian Top 4 this month.

Golden Dragon Haice

Below the Skoda Octavia in excellent shape at #5 and 4.2% share, the Golden Dragon Haice improves on an already extremely impressive score in August, up a further 3 ranks to an outstanding 6th position with 499 sales and 2.7%. It is now #15 year-to-date with 2,836 units and 2% of the Egyptian market. The Toyota Hilux follows, with the new generation Kia Picanto rounding the Top 10.

Renault Fluence

The Renault Fluence is up 21 spots to #11, the Suzuki Maruti M800 is up 12 to #14, the Renault Logan MCV is back in the ranking at #22 vs. #57 year-to-date, potentially in runout mode before the arrival of the Lodgy… The Fiat Punto Evo is also back at #28 vs. #76 ytd, the Chevrolet New Spark is up 40 spots to #34 and both the Suzuki Alto K10 at #84 with 20 sales and the Suzuki Swift DZire at #99 with 10 units, imported from India, make their first appearance in the Egyptian ranking.

Brilliance Cross

Brilliance has a brilliant month: the FSV is up 89 spots on last month to #37 with 93 sales, the FRV is up 55 to #70 at 39 units and no less than 3 models land in the ranking for the very first time: the Cross appears at #39 with 89 sales, the V5 ranks #42 at 87 units and the H530 is #90 with 15 sales.

Previous month: Egypt August 2012: Golden Dragon Haice in Top 10!

One year ago: Egypt September 2011: New Kia Picanto directly in Top 10

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