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