Kuwait January-July 2016: Toyota Prado, Land Cruiser & Camry on top

Toyota Prado Kuwait July 2016. Picture courtesy crankandpiston.comThe Toyota Prado is #1 in Kuwait so far in 2016. Picture crankandpiston.com

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New light vehicle sales in Kuwait are down a harsh 29% year-on-year over the first 7 months of 2016 to just 62.355 registrations. Market leaders Toyota (-37%) and Nissan (-33%) are hit even harder while Mitsubishi (-11%) and Chevrolet (-15%) both gain share just below. Lexus manages to gain 12% over the same period in 2015 and sees its market share leap from 3% a year ago to 4.8% now. Similarly, Ford goes from 2.2% to 2.8% and GMC from 1.9% to 2.4%. Outside the Top 10, notice Jeep up 1%, Hino up 86%, Peugeot up 11% and Jaguar up 27%. Lincoln (+274%), Acura (+261%), SAIC (+144%) and Volvo (+1200%) post extravagant gains but remain at low volumes.

mitsubishi-pajero-kuwait-july-2016-picture-courtesy-performancedrive-com-auThe Mitsubishi Pajero is up 53% to land in 4th place. Picture performancedrive.com.au 

Model-wise, the Toyota Prado remains by far the most popular choice in Kuwait, and this despite sales tumbling down 43% year-on-year to 5.607 for a 9% market share. The Toyota Land Cruiser (+1%) and Camry (-32%) complete a podium 100% Toyota. Excellent performance of the Mitsubishi Pajero up 53% to 4th place with 2.477 sales and of the Nissan Patrol also going against the grain at +8% to 2.387 in 5th position. Notice also the Kia Optima up 53% to #10, the Nissan X-Trail up 22% to #12, Toyota RAV4 up 28% to #18, Mitsubishi Outlander up 70% to #24 and Lexus RX up 74% to #25.

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Kuwait January-April 2016: Prado, Land Cruiser, Patrol & Pajero on top

Toyota Prado Kuwait April 2016. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auThe Toyota Prado is the most popular vehicle in Kuwait in 2016. Picture caradvice.com.au

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New light vehicle sales are down a harsh 32% year-on-year in Kuwait over the first four months of 2016, falling from 53.875 to just 36.827 units. Market leaders Toyota (-38%) and Nissan (-37%) fall even faster than the market, diminishing their respective market shares to 32.1% and 14%. Mitsubishi on the other hand is up 4% to 8.7% share, followed by Chevrolet (-24%), Kia (-27%) and Hyundai down a dramatic 51%. Lexus (+14%), Suzuki (+13%), Renault (+27%) and Jeep (+9%) also gain ground. Model-wise, the Toyota Prado continues to dominate head-and-shoulers at 10.8% share and despite a 43% year-on-year drop. Its direct follower, the Toyota Land Cruiser, is at 4.8% share above the Nissan Patrol (+8%) while the Mitsubishi Pajero more than doubles its deliveries year-on-year (+108%) to leap to 4th place overall. The Toyota Camry is the best-selling passenger car in the country at #5 with sales down a drastic 45%.

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Kuwait Full Year 2015: Toyota Prado crosses 10% share milestone

Toyota Prado Kuwait 2015. Picture courtesy crankandpiston.comThe Toyota Prado is by far the best-selling vehicle in Kuwait in 2015. 

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The Kuwaiti new car markets declines for the second straight year in 2015 at -1.2% to 150.893 registrations, but market leader Toyota posts stable sales at 55.802 units to improve its already gigantic market share just a little bit further to 37%. Nissan drops 2% to 11.4% in 2nd place, while Mitsubishi surges 38% to bypass Kia (+4%), Hyundai (-22%) and Chevrolet (+0.4%). Nice also Mazda up 25%, Suzuki up 37%, Chrysler up 80%, Renault up 92% and Daihatsu up 141%. On the other hand, BMW falls 22%, Honda is down 28%, Dodge down 31% and Ford down 32%.

Kia Mohave Kuwait 2015Kuwait is the only market in the world where the Kia Mohave manages a Top 20 ranking.

In the models ranking, the Toyota Prado cements its leadership with sales up 1% to cross the 10% share milestone at 10.2%, while its direct follower the Toyota Hilux tumbles down 20% in the midst of a generation changeover. The Toyota Camry is up 17%, the Corolla down 5% and the Land Cruiser up 14%, making the Top Five best-sellers 100% Toyota vs. Top Four in 2014. The Mitsubishi Lancer EX (+182%) and Pajero (+68%) deliver the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10, while further down the Toyota Yaris (+70%), Kia Mohave (+215%) and Nissan Sunny (+198%) also shine.

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Gulf 1st Half 2015: All Toyota models data now available (BSCB exclusive)

Toyota Hilux Saudi Arabia August 2015. Picture courtesy saudishift.comThe new generation Toyota Hilux has just launched in the Gulf region.

Thanks to the work of Toyota’s head office in Japan, we are able to share with you today exclusive sales figures for the Gulf Cooperation Council region for all Toyota and Lexus nameplates over the First Half of 2015. Keeping in mind Toyota is over-dominant in the region, this data is equivalent to understanding the Top 5 best-sellers in each country that is part of the area. The data covers no less than 34 nameplates across the Toyota and Lexus brands for the following markets:

– Saudi Arabia
– United Arab Emirates
– Bahrain
– Kuwait
– Oman
– Qatar

We learn that the Toyota Hilux is once again the brand’s and the overall best-seller in the region as a whole but also in Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE. The Toyota Corolla follows over the GCC region but does not rank #1 anywhere, only #2 in Saudi Arabia below the Hilux. The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 for its part is #1 in Bahrain and Qatar, while the Toyota Prado dominates in Kuwait.

Previous GCC updates:

Saudi Arabia Q1 2015: Hyundai Accent leaps to #2

United Arab Emirates Q1 2015: Mitsubishi Lancer up 3-fold to #2

Bahrain Q1 2015: Toyota Hilux overtakes Land Cruiser to #1

Kuwait Q1 2015: Toyota Prado ultradominant

Oman Q1 2015: Toyota sovereign in market down 12%

Qatar Q1 2015: Nissan Patrol jumps onto podium

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Kuwait 1st Quarter 2015: Toyota Prado ultra-dominant

Toyota Prado Kuwait March 2015Toyota Prado

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The Kuwaiti new car market drops by 2% year-on-year over the First Quarter of 2015 to 40.772 registrations, with Toyota still evolving at stratospheric heights here at 33.9% share above Nissan (17.5%), Hyundai (7.4%), Chevrolet (7.2%), Kia (6.2%) and Mitsubishi (6%). The Toyota Prado is head and shoulders above the competition despite sales down 12% year-on-year to 4.686 deliveries and 11.5%, distancing the Toyota Camry up 81% and the Nissan D22 Pickup down 39%. The Toyota Hilux stalls (-42%), while the Toyota Land Cruiser (+8%) and Mitsubishi Lancer EX (+59%) shine. Notice also the Nissan Sunny up 7-fold, the Chevrolet Caprice up 153%, Toyota Yaris up 123% and Nissan Sentra up 159%.

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Kuwait Full Year 2014: Toyota Prado dominates Hilux and Camry

Toyota Prado Kuwait 2014. Picture courtesy of drivenews.co.zaToyota Prado

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Shock: new car sales in Kuwait are actually down year-on-year in 2014 at -1% to 152,477 registrations. Toyota (36.5%), Nissan (11.6%) and Hyundai (8%) top the brands ranking with Chevrolet at a strong 5th place, GMC at #11, Land Rover at #14 and Porsche at #15. The Top 2 best-sellers are unchanged on 2013: the Toyota Prado is the best-selling nameplate in the country once again but its share slips under 10% due to sales down 5%. The Toyota Hilux is up 53% to 7.6%, the Camry up 35% to 4.4% and the Corolla up 9% to 4.1%, making the Top 4 100% Toyota. Excellent performance of the Nissan Patrol up 55% to 5th place, the Chevrolet Tahoe up 26% to #8, Hyundai Santa Fe up 98% to #10 and Kia Sportage up 45% to #19.

Previous post: Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

One year ago: Kuwait Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado leads at record 10.3% share

Two years ago: Kuwait Full Year 2012: Toyota Prado and Nissan Patrol double sales

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Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

Nissan Patrol Gulf August 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.com The Nissan Patrol is the best-selling non-Toyota in all 4 nations covered in this report.

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Now that Gulf Cooperation Council data is available for August, I will share with you the highlights in each country in the region. You can find the Saudi Arabia update here and the UAE report here, for the remaining four countries and the Gulf region as a whole, see below for the complete analysis.

In Bahrain, new car sales slow down their growth to 8% year-on-year in August to 4,718 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 42,266 units, up 17% on 2013. The Toyota Prado outsells both the Land Cruiser and Hilux to jump into pole position with a fantastic 455 units and 9.6% share. Its deficit on the Land Cruiser year-to-date is now only 85 sales, meaning the Prado should dislodge the Land Cruiser from its YTD throne if it continues at the same rate. The Corolla (4.5%), Hiace (3.7%) and Yaris (3.3%) make the Top 6 100% Toyota this month in Bahrain, with the best-selling non-Toyota being the Nissan Patrol at #7 followed by the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage. The Lexus LX continues to deliver world-best performances here, ranking at an outstanding #10 with 2.4% share, with the Mitsubishi Lancer (#15) and BMW 7 Series (#25 vs. #59 year-to-date) also performing particularly well.

Lexus LX Gulf August 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comThe Lexus LX is among the 10 best-sellers in Bahrain.

In Kuwait, the new car market is markedly less dynamic than other parts of the region, up ‘only’ 3% year-on-year in August to 12,188 registrations and 2% year-to-date to 100,964 units. Operating the exact reverse move than in the UAE and Bahrain, the Toyota Hilux takes a frank advantage over the Prado in Kuwait, selling a huge 1,308 units this month for a 10.7% market share vs. 7.6% year-to-date. 10.7% is exactly the market share of the Toyota Prado year-to-date here, however at just 7% in August it ranks 2nd while the Toyota Camry rounds up the podium in both rankings. The Corolla completes a Top 5 100% Toyota with the Nissan Patrol the most popular non-Toyota here too at #5, one spot below its YTD ranking. Noticeable good performers in Bahrain this month also include the Mitsubishi Lancer EX at #8 vs. #31 YTD, the Toyota Aurion at #15 vs. #27, the Hyundai Sonata at #18 vs. #33 and the Hyundai i10 at #41 vs. #154.

Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup Oman August 2014The Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup leads in Oman with 12.8% market share.

In Oman, new light vehicle sales have stalled: up 2% in August to 18,970 registrations but down 5 units (!) year-to-date to 145,954…  The Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up achieves the unbelievable feat of topping the Omani models sales charts with a huge 12.8% market share thanks to 2,419 sales. It still ranks 2nd year-to-date however at 10.3% below the Toyota Hilux at 11.3%. Here too the Top 5 is 100% Toyota with the Prado (#3), Land Cruiser (#4) and Hiace (#5) and the Nissan Patrol is the best-selling non-Toyota at #6. Notice the Toyota RAV4 up to #12 vs. #22 YTD, the Lexus LX at #13, Lexus ES back up to #24, Nissan X Terra up to #29, Nissan Juke up to #34 and the Geely EC7 at #53 after shining at #30 in July vs. #80 year-to-date.

Ford Figo Qatar August 2014. Picture courtesy of mouthshut.comThe Ford Figo is a new entrant in the Qatari Top 10

In Qatar, the market is up a very satisfying 23% in August to 7,770 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 62,541 units, up 8% on 2013. Surpassed by the Toyota Hilux in the July models sales charts, the Toyota Land Cruiser reclaims its due title this month thanks to just one unit! It sells 482 examples over the month vs. 481 for the Hilux, but remains firmly in control year-to-date at 5,155 sales vs. 4,287. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the Top 4 models are 100% Toyota (add the Corolla and Prado) and in Qatar too the best-selling non-Toyota is the Nissan Patrol at #5 and 3.6% share. Great performances of the Nissan Navara up a huge 63 spots on July to #7 vs. #38 year-to-date, the Ford Figo taking off at #9 and 2.6% share vs. #52 YTD and the Chevrolet Tahoe up 12 ranks to #17.

Previous posts for each nation:

Bahrain June 2014: Toyota Prado beats Land Cruiser

Kuwait June 2014: Toyota Camry on podium

Oman June 2014: Top 6 best-sellers 100% Toyota

Qatar June 2014: Toyota Hilux edges past Land Cruiser

Previous year for each nation:

Bahrain Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

Kuwait Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado leads at record 10.3% share

Oman Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser PU/HT at world-best #2

Qatar Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX shine

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Kuwait June 2014: Toyota Camry on podium

Kia Kuwait June 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comKia places 4 models inside the Kuwaiti Top 20 this month.

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The Kuwaiti new car market is up a cool 12% year-on-year in June to 12,091 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 78,829 units, up 7% on 2013. The Toyota Prado (11% share) and Hilux (8.3%) continue to dominate the sales charts, while the Toyota Camry jumps onto the podium this month thanks to 627 sales and 5.2% share, now only 44 units off a year-to-date podium ranking as the Nissan Patrol, #3 so far in 2014, is down to a paltry 6th place this month. This also benefits the Toyota Corolla (#4) and Land Cruiser (#5), making the Kuwaiti Top 5 100% Toyota for the first time in a while. Notice also the Hyundai Accent up to #8 vs. #17 year-to-date, the Kia Sportage up to #10 vs. #16, the Kia Sorento up to #13 vs. #22, Kia Optima up to #16 vs. #26 and the Chevrolet Silverado up to #21 vs. #48.

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One year ago: Kuwait June 2013: Toyota Prado leads, Chrysler 300C up to #5!

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Kuwait March 2014: Nissan Patrol up to second spot

Nissan Patrol Kuwait March 2014. Picture courtesy of suvcar.ruNissan Patrol

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The Kuwaiti new light vehicle market is up 3% year-on-year in March to 16,376 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 41,786 units, up a shy 1% on 2013. The Toyota Prado continues to dominate the models sales charts head and shoulders: another 1,871 sales for a 11.4% market share in March, adding up to 5,297 and 12.7% so far in 2014. Excellent performance of the Nissan Patrol, boosted by its facelift and up to 2nd place with 1,090 units and 6.7% share this month, 2,045 and 4.9% year-to-date (#4). The Toyota Hilux is back to the third spot it held over the Full Year 2013 and now holds year-to-date, while the Nissan D22 is down to #4 but remains #2 in 2014.

GMC Sierra Kuwait March 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe GMC Sierra ranks just outside the Top 10 in Kuwait this month.

Further down, the Hyundai Santa Fe is back up 22 spots on February to #8 thanks to 341 sales and 2.1%, the Hyundai Tucson back up 26 to #9, GMC Sierra up 10 to #11, Dodge Charger up 14 to #15 and the Nissan Micra is up a mammoth 110 ranks to #17, now ranking #43 year-to-date vs. #109 in 2013. Other great performers this month in Kuwait include the Dodge Durango up 24 spots to #20, Nissan Maxima up 99 ranks to #22 and Toyota Sequoia up 15 to #30. Among new arrivals, let’s salute the Infiniti Q50 landing at #109, the Mitsubishi Mirage at #135 and the Maserati Ghibli at #152.

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Kuwait: 2005-2015 Historical Data soon available

The Toyota Prado has led the annual Kuwaiti sales charts for the past 3 years.

Please Contact us for 2005-2010 detailed monthly data by model for Kuwait.

The links to the annual articles for the past 4 years are below.

Kuwait Full Year 2011: Toyota Prado passes Hilux to become #1

Kuwait Full Year 2012: Toyota Prado and Nissan Patrol double sales

Kuwait Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado leads at record 10.3% share

Kuwait Full Year 2014: Toyota Prado dominates Hilux and Camry

Kuwait Full Year 2015: Toyota Prado crosses 10% share milestone