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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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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Full February 2012 Top 85 Ranking Table below.

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Egypt January 2012: It’s Kia’s month!

February 27th, 2012 2 comments

Kia Carens

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12,234 new vehicles were registered in Egypt this month, down 18% on January 2011 which was the start of the revolution in the country. The Hyundai Verna, 2011′s best-seller, keeps the lead with 929 sales and 7.6% share, above 2011′s #2 the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) at 821 units and 6.7%. The new gen Hyundai Elantra rounds up the podium with 759 sales and 6.7%.

Kia Sportage

This month is Kia’s month in Egypt. The Kia Carens is up 6 spots to #4 at 505 units and 4.1%, the Sportage is up 16 ranks to #9 with 304 sales and 2.5, the new generation Picanto is up 8 spots to #12 and the new generation Rio lands directly at #34.

Hyundai Veloster

Other great performers this month include the Mitsubishi Lancer up to #5 at 441 units and 3.6%, Hyundai i10 up to #10 with 293 sales and 2.4%, Hyundai Veloster up to a fantastic 21st place at 145 units and 1.2% share, JMC Pickup up to #23 and Speranza M11 up to #25. The two models to make their very first appearance in the Egyptian ranking are Peugeots: the 508 lands at #42 with 39 sales and the 5008 is #70 at 12 units.

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Full January 2012 Top 75 Ranking Table below.

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

January 28th, 2012 1 comment

Hyundai Verna taxi in Cairo. Photo by Hossam.

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Car sales in Egypt are down 15% year-on-year in December at 17,711 units, bringing the final 2011 total to 176,157 registrations, down 29% on 2010. The Hyundai Verna, an Accent from two generations ago, keeps its title of best-selling car in Egypt and even manages to increase its market share from 8.8% in 2010 to a square 10% in 2011 thanks to 17,690 sales, down 20%. The Verna owes its #1 spot to its success with taxi companies: a third of its sales or 5,622 units were taxis.

Hyundai Elantra

The Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) stays in 2nd position and behaves exactly like the market at -29% to 13,789 units and 7.8% share. In fact the podium is unchanged vs. 2010 with the Chevrolet Lanos still valiant in third place with 10,475 sales and 5.9%, down 38%. The big change comes just after: launched early this year, the new generation Hyundai Elantra is an instant hit with Egyptian consumers and flirted with the pole position most of the year, reaching it in November and finishing 2011 in 4th place at 8,535 units and 4.9% share.

Hyundai Accent 

The new generation Hyundai Accent also starts with a bang, directly #5 with 7,658 sales and 4.3%, ahead of the Chevrolet Aveo up 3 spots to #6 (-12%), Kia Carens (-38%), previous generation Hyundai Elantra (-53%), Chevrolet Optra (-37%) and Nissan Sunny (-55%). Other good performers this year include the Toyota Hilux up 4% to #13, the Mitsubishi Lancer up 19 ranks and 126% to #17, Renault Sandero up to #29 and Renault Duster up to #34. The best-selling ‘Chinese’ model is the Speranza Tiggo at #14 with 3,326 sales (-27%).

Speranza A113

In December, the new generation Hyundai Elantra continues to impress after its November pole position, down to a still outstanding 2nd place behind the Verna at 1,459 units and 8.2%. The Skoda Octavia A5 has an exceptional month at #4, the Renault Logan is strong at #8 as is the Speranza Tiggo at #9, the Speranza A113 at #11, Renault Duster at #24, Kia Sportage at #25 and Speranza M11 at #29.

Previous post: Egypt October 2011: Chevrolet TFR in the lead

Previous year: Egypt Full Year 2010: Hyundai Verna reclaims top spot

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Egypt October 2011: Chevrolet TFR in the lead

December 4th, 2011 3 comments

Chevrolet TFR

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Egyptian car sales are still fragile this month, down 20% year-on-year to 16,040 registrations, with the year-to-date total standing at 144,662 units, down 30%. For the first time in at least 6 months, a commercial vehicle, the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max), leads the market with 1,528 sales and a very solid 9.5% share. It is however still #2 year-to-date at 11,747 units and 8.1%, well below the Hyundai Verna, down to #2 and 9.1% in November but totalling 14,328 sales and 9.9% share over the first 10 months of 2011.

Speranza Tiggo

Excellent performance for the ageing Chevrolet Lanos, up 2 spots on September to #3 at 1,152 units and 7.2%, well above its year-to-date level at 5.9%. The new generation Hyundai Accent resists in 4th place with 937 sales and 5.8%, and now also ranks 4th year-to-date, while the new gen Elantra takes a breather at #6 and 4.3% after a couple of exceptional months.

Peugeot 408

A very strong month also for the Speranza Tiggo, up 8 spots on last month to #8 at 541 units and 3.4%, the Kia Sportage up 9 ranks to #14, the Renault Logan MCV up 7 spots to #18, the Renault Duster up a massive 70 ranks to #22, the Hyundai Veloster up 22 spots to #24 and the Speranza M12 up 18 ranks to #26. The Peugeot 408 is up 75% and 19 spots to #34 for its 2nd month of sales in the country.

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Egypt September 2011: New Kia Picanto directly in Top 10

November 1st, 2011 13 comments

Hyundai Accent

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The Egyptian car market is struggling again in September, down 19% year-on-year to 17,514 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 128,622 units, down 32%. The Hyundai Verna leads the way with 1,693 sales and 9.7% ahead of the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max) at 1,394 units and 8%, both very close to their overall 2011 levels.

The Hyundai Elantra new generation establishes itself on the podium at #3 with 1,204 sales and a very solid 6.9% share, just above an equally impressive Hyundai Accent RB (= new generation) at 1,124 units and 6.4%. The two Hyundai hits are now respectively #4 and #5 year-to-date, behind the Chevrolet Lanos, #5 this month at 6.3%. The Mitsubishi Lancer old gen is up to #8 with 3.6%.

Kia Picanto

First month of sales for the new generation Kia Picanto and it’s a great start: directly in 9th position with 475 sales and 2.7% share. The Hyundai i10 is also in great shape this month, up no less than 78 spots on August to #12. Other good performers include the Kia Sportage up 28 spots to #23, the Renault Logan MCV up to #25 and the BMW X3 up to #36. The Peugeot 408 lands in 53rd position for its first month with 40 sales.

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