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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

Full November 2012 Top 150 all-models Ranking Table below.

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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

Full October 2012 Top 140 All-models Ranking Table below.

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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

Full September Top 160 All-models ranking below.

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Egypt August 2012: Golden Dragon Haice in Top 10!

September 29th, 2012 2 comments

Golden Dragon Haice

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The Egyptian new car market is back into positive in August at +6% year-on-year to 17,458 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 123,035 units, up 11% on 2011. The Hyundai Verna hits its highest market share in at least 2 years and potentially ever in Egypyt at a mammoth 13.2% thanks to 2,301 sales, adding up to 14,308 units so far in 2012 for a 11.6% share. In fact the entire August Top 5 is identical to the 2012 year-to-date ranking with the Chevrolet TFR Single Cab (aka Isuzu D-Max) #2 with 1,669 sales and 9.6% and the Hyundai new Elantra #3 at 1,303 units and 7.5%.

But the event of the month in Egypt is the arrival within the Top 10 of a lesser known Chinese model: the Golden Dragon Haice, a minibus based on the previous generation Toyota Hiace, akin to the Jinbei Haise best-seller in North Korea under the name Pyeonghwa Samchunri. At #9 with 424 sales units 2.4% share, the Golden Eagle manages the impressive feat of being the best-selling Chinese model in Egypt this month way above the King Long XMQ (another minibus) at #20 and the Speranza Tiggo at #24,

Maple Primera

Back to the top of the ranking with the Chevrolet Lanos and Aveo both down one spot on July to land at #4 with 1,119 sales and 6.4% and #5 with 1,042 units and 6% respectively. Excellent showing of the Skoda Octavia up 3 ranks on July to #6 and of the Toyota Hilux up 7 to #8. Notice also the Kia new Rio up 3 spots to #15, the VW new Jetta up 39 to #28 and the Peugeot 508 up 10 to #30. Chinese manufacturer Maple now places 4 models in the Egyptian ranking: the Aspire at #75, the Romeo at #101, the Escala at #103 and the new Primera at #135…

Previous month: Egypt July 2012: Renault Logan in great shape

One year ago: Egypt August 2011: Hyundai Verna and new Elantra on top

Full August 2012 Top 140 Ranking Table below.

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Egypt July 2012: Renault Logan in great shape

August 30th, 2012 1 comment

Renault Logan

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The Egyptian new car market is down 5% year-on-year in July to 16,802 registrations, but the year-to-date total is still up 11% on 2011 to 105,577 units. After being passed by the Chevrolet TFR in June, the Hyundai Verna reclaims its traditional top spot in July with 2,167 sales and no less than 12.9% market share, bringing its year-to-date total to 12,007 units and 11.4% vs. 10,230 and 9.7% for the TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max). The Chevrolet Lanos is up 2 spots on May and June to round up the podium with 1,074 sales and 6.4%.

The Cairo police has chosen the Renault Logan too

Below the Chevrolet Aveo also up 2 ranks to #4 and the Hyundai new Elantra down 2 to #5, the Renault Logan delivers another outstanding month: after ranking at an exceptional 4th place with 718 units and 5.3% in June it is #6 at 639 sales and 3.8% in July and now up to #8 and 2.8% year-to0-date. Notice also the Mitsubishi Lancer up to #7 with 611 units and 3.6%.

Other great performers this month in Egypt include the Jinbei Haise landing back at #18, the Toyota Fortuner stable at #21 for its third month in the country, the Mitsubishi Lancer EX up to #28 vs. #64 year-to-date, the VW Crafter up to #30 vs. #68, the BMW 3 Series up to #31 vs. #52, the BMW X3 up to #33, the BMW 5 Series up to #36 vs. #58 and the Hyundai Accent Hatchback up to #50 with 46 sales.

Previous post: Egypt May 2012: Chevrolet TFR up to 10.9% market share

One year ago: Egypt July 2011: New gen Hyundai Elantra starts with a bang

Full July 2012 Top 143 Ranking Table below.

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Egypt May 2012: Chevrolet TFR up to 10.9% market share

June 22nd, 2012 No comments

Chevrolet TFR in Cairo, Egypt January 2009

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New car sales in Egypt are up 4% year-on-year in May to 15,456 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 75,108 units, up 26% on a start of 2011 disrupted by the Spring revolution. The best-selling models podium is unchanged vs. April but all 3 models improve their market share on last month: the Hyundai Verna sells 1,760 units and is up to 11.4% share, the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) is at 1,688 sales for a 10.9% share of the Egyptian car market, its highest in at least a year and its third month in a row above 10%. The Hyundai Elantra rounds up the podium again with 1,272 units and 8.2%, its highest share since December 2011.

Toyota Fortuner

The other great performers in the Egyptian Top 20 this month are the Toyota Hilux up 13 spots on April to #6 with 631 sales and 4.1%, the Skoda Octavia up 9 to #8 at 413 units and 2.7%, the Kia Picanto new generation up 12 to #14 and the Toyota Fortuner new gen landing directly at #20 with 148 sales and 1% share.

Peugeot RCZ

Further down, the VW Jetta new gen reappears in the ranking at #25, the Kia Soul is up 13 ranks to #29, the VW Crafter lands #35, the Volvo S60 is up 22 spots to #40, the Peugeot Partner is up 57 to #52, the Peugeot Pars is back at #67, the Audi Q5 is up 39 ranks to #72 and the Peugeot RCZ shines at #89 with 5 units sold.

Previous month: Egypt April 2012: Hyundai Verna leads, Chevrolet Sonic lands #20

One year ago: Egypt May 2011: Old gen Hyundai Verna and Chevrolet Pick-up leads

Full May 2012 Top 134 Ranking Table below.

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

May 25th, 2012 3 comments

Chevrolet Sonic

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The Egyptian car market is up 32% year-on-year in April to 16,405, but the 2011 figure was by the Spring revolution. In this context April 2012 is down 15% on April 2010. The 2012 year-to-date total stands at 59,652 units, up 33% on 2011 but down 23% on 2010. The Top 2 best-selling models are unchanged vs. last month, the 2012 year-to-date and Full Year 2011 rankings: the Hyundai Verna is in pole position with 1,768 sales and 10.8% share, followed by the Chevrolet TFR Pick-up (aka Isuzu D-Max) at 1,635 units and 10%. The new generation Hyundai Elantra rounds up the podium, up 2 spots on March with 1,147 sales and 7% share, its highest in the country since December 2011.

Peugeot 508

Other great performers this month include the Suzuki Maruti M800 up 15 ranks on last month to #11, the new generation Kia Rio up 12 to #16 and the Renault Fluence up 21 to #18. One model manages to land directly within the Egyptian Top 20 for its very first month of sales in the country and it’s the Chevrolet Sonic with 124 sales for a solid 0.8% market share. Further down, notice the Chevrolet Cruze up 8 spots to #23, the new gen Kia Picanto up 12 to #26, the Chevrolet Spark up 46 to #29 and the Peugeot 508 reappearing in the ranking at a best-ever 30th place.

Maple Aspire 

There are no less than 22 Chinese models in the Egyptian ranking this month, with the Speranza Tiggo leading the pack at #15 with 244 sales and 1.5%. But I decided to put the spotlight on a little-known Chinese brand: Maple, also known as Shanghai Maple Guorun Automobile or SMA. As it happens, this brand actually doesn’t exist anymore, having been fully consolidated into Geely in 2008 and then replaced by Englon. But a few very last models are being sold in various countries, including Ukraine and Egypt: the Maple Aspire is #86 with 7 units sold…

Maple Escala

…the Maple Escala is #129 with just one unit sold…

Maple Romeo

…whereas the Maple Romeo follows at #130, also with one lonely sale.

Previous post: Egypt March 2012: Hyundai Verna at 19% share!

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

Full April 2012 Top 132 Ranking Table below.

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Egypt March 2012: Hyundai Verna at 19% share!

May 1st, 2012 2 comments

Hyundai Verna

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In March 17,213 new vehicles were registered in Egypt, a 41% year-on-year progression on March 2011 data influenced by the Spring revolution. The year-to-date total stands at 42,347 units, up 33% on 2011. Down to #3 last month, the Hyundai Verna, an Accent from two generations ago and the year-end Egyptian leader in 2010 and 2011, is back in pole position this month with an outstanding 3,280 sales and 19.1% market share, quite possibly its strongest month ever in the country. The Verna also reclaims the #1 spot year-to-date at 5,183 units and 12%.

Kia Soul

Leader last month, the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) is #2 in March with 1,921 sales for an excellent 11.2% share, bringing its year-to-date total to 4,146 units and 9.6%. The Chevrolet Lanos is back in shape, up 4 spots to #3 with 1,087 sales while the new generations Hyundai Accent and Elantra are #4 and #5 with 5.1% and 3.9% respectively. In the Top 10, notice the Kia Cerato up 7 ranks to #7 and the Toyota Hilux up 8 spots to #8.

ChangHe Beidouxing

Other great performers this month in Egypt include the Renault Duster at #22, Hyundai ix20 up to #23, Kia Soul up 20 ranks to #30 and VW new Jetta up 45 spots to #33. The best-selling newcomer is the ChangHe Super Panda (cool name!) at #36 with 61 sales however I couldn’t find any pictures of this car, which may in fact be the Beidouxing pictured above (many thanks to Austin for the tip).

Previous month: Egypt February 2012: Chevrolet TFR and Hyundai Accent shine

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

Full March 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Egypt February 2012: Chevrolet TFR and Hyundai Accent shine

March 28th, 2012 2 comments

Hyundai Accent RB

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13,950 new vehicles found a buyer in Egypt in February and for the first time since last October the Chevrolet TFR pick-up is the best-selling model in the country, by far, with 1,404 sales and 10.1% market share, making it the best-seller in 2012 year-to-date as well at 2,225 units and 8.5%. After a January off at #19 the Hyundai Accent RB is back in great shape and ranks #2 this month with 1,005 sales and 7.2%.

Chevrolet TFR

The Hyundai Verna, #1 in January and in Full Year 2011, is down to #3 at 974 units and 7%, followed by the third Hyundai in the Top 4 this month: the new Elantra with 965 sales and 6.9%. Very solid month for the Chevrolet Aveo up to #5 and the Renault Logan up to #6 but not as good as the Skoda Octavia up 7 spots to #8 and up to #10 year-to-date vs. #29 in 2011. The new generation Kia Rio is also ramping up, from #37 in January to #23 now.

Changhe Freedom

Brilliance FRV

There are quite a few new models in the Egyptian ranking this month – and they are all Chinese! The Changhe Freedom manages to rank #28 for its very first month of sales in the country with 73 sales while the Chevrolet N300, originally a Wuling Rongguang, is #30 with 69 units. On sale in the country since 2008 but enjoying a nice revival, the Brilliance FRV is up to #37 with 50 sales. Other newcomers include the JAC A10 at #57 and the JAC J3 at #62.

Previous month: Egypt January 2012: It’s Kia’s month!

Full February 2012 Top 85 Ranking Table below.

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