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Jordanian data is very rare so let’s enjoy it this month! 5,113 new vehicles found a buyer in the country in February, bringing the year-to-date total to 9,390 units. As we found last time we had access to Jordanian data, the models ranking is totally dominated by Korean cars, with 9 in the Top 10 and 17 in the Top 20. The Hyundai Elantra is in the lead both in February with 793 sales and 15.5% share and year-to-date at 1,217 units and 13%. The Hyundai Accent takes the 2nd spot in February at 11% share but is #3 year-to-date at 10.1%, below the Kia Frontier at 10.9%. The Hyundai Tucson is up 9 ranks to #4 with 342 sales and 6.7%, ahead of the Kia Cerato at 5.7% and the Hyundai Santa Fe at 5.1%.
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Full February 2013 Top 20 Ranking Table below.
* See the Top 114 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Ldman *
For the very first time on Best Selling Cars Blog and thanks to Ldman I can share with you official models sales figures for Jordan! 6,302 new vehicles were sold in the country in March and 17,018 over the first Quarter of 2012. As I had predicted by viewing an exhaustive number of videos of the streets of Amman, the Koreans completely dominate car sales in Jordan with 18 models in the Top 20 both in March and year-to-date! Note these figures may not be 100% complete and some models may be missing.
The Kia Frontier pick-up (aka Bongo or K2500) is the best-selling vehicle in Jordan with 785 sales and 12.5% in March and 2,194 units and 12.9% year-to-date. In March the Hyundai Accent is #2 with 595 sales and 9.4%, ranking #4 YTD at 1,665 units and 9.8% while the Hyundai Elantra is #3 both this month at 575 sales and 9.1% and YTD with 1,764 units and 10.4%. #4 in March, the Kia Cerato is up to #2 YTD with 1,875 sales and an excellent 11% market share.
Below the Hyundai H1 at #5, the Kia Sportage excels in March at #6 with 308 units and 4.9% vs. #16 YTD, the Hyundai Santa Fe ranks #7 vs. #10 and the Kia Picanto is #12 vs. #15. The Nissan Sunny (#8) and Toyota Hilux (#17) are the only non-Koreans in the Top 20. Other great performers include the Hyundai i20 at #19, the Hyundai i30 at #25 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee at #28.
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Full March 2012 Top 114 Ranking Table below.
There is no official car sales data available for Jordan, but thanks to James and some 2011-2012 YouTube videos of the streets of Amman I can share with you some info about this market. Now of course this is complete speculation so please get it touch if you have anything more!
The Jordanian market has a history of Korean brands domination, even though they seem to have released their grip somewhat over the last 3 to 5 years. The streets of Amman are literally swarming with 1992 Kia Sephias, 1997 Daewoo Nubiras, 2004 Hyundai Elantras and the 1995 & 2000 Hyundai Accents built in neighbouring Egypt.
The Nissan Sunny sold in Jordan is in fact a previous generation Samsung SM3
Some of this heritage has ‘translated’ today into the strength of the Hyundai Elantra, which I will venture is possibly the best-selling car in Jordan especially since the arrival of the new generation in late 2011 (pictured). The Mitsubishi Lancer previous generation is still on the catalogue and still selling very well, it could be on the podium this year along with the Nissan Sunny, a rebadged previous generation Samsung SM3.
Other popular models in Jordan include the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Nissan Sunny Classic, Kia Picanto and Honda Civic. Peugeot also seems to be doing relatively well with the 207 and 206+. As far as pick-ups are concerned, the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Pickup and Mitsubishi L200 dominate.
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Absolutely no car sales data coming from Jordan, so I’m using YouTube videos of Amman’s streets to find out more about this market. This is complete speculation based on very little information so please get it touch if you have any more info!
It looks like the old generation Mitsubishi Lancer is holding the #1 spot in Jordan, having been kept in the range alongside the new gen Lancer EX. Not far behind, we could find the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Elantra, possibly followed by the Honda Civic and Kia Picanto. The Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi L200 should be the best-selling commercial vehicles. I also noticed a few Chery QQ’s in the streets of Amman.
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