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

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New vehicle sales in Kuwait are up 9% year-on-year in 2013 to 153,800 registrations, and the best-seller in the country remains in pole position for the 2nd consecutive year: the Toyota Prado is up 16% to a record 15,914 sales and 10.3% share, the first time the Prado nameplate is above 10% over a Full Year in Kuwait. It is more than twice the score of the #2, the Toyota Hilux down 10% to 7,545 units and 4,9%. Reversely the Nissan D22 Pick-up is up a mammoth 81% and 4 spots to round up the podium with 5,810 sales and 3.8%, ahead of the Toyota Corolla (+56%!), Camry and Land Cruiser, both down 7%.

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After doubling its sales year-on-year in 2012, the Nissan Patrol lodges another outstanding performance in Kuwait, up 38% and 3 ranks to land at #7 with 3,437 units. With the Nissan Sunny N17 up 37% to #9 and the Mitsubishi Lancer up 56% to #10, the entire Top 10 best-sellers are 100% Japanese this year in Kuwait unlike in 2012 when the Chevrolet Tahoe led the American charge at #6. On the other hand the Chrysler 300C delivers the best progression in the Top 30, up a stratospheric 811% and 101 spots on 2012 to land at #12 with 2,259 units and 1.5%. Other notable gainers in Kuwait this year include the Lexus ES up 61% to #21, Hyundai Santa Fe up 148% to #27, Nissan Navara up 873% to #37 and the VW Passat up 344% to #59.

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Kuwait July 2013: Mitsubishi Pajero up to second place

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The Kuwaiti new car market is up 8% year-on-year in July to 12,234 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 86,852 units, up 9% on 2012. If the Toyota Prado unsurprisingly holds onto its traditional pole position thanks to 1,099 sales and 9% share (vs. 10.5% year-to-date), the big event this month is the 2nd place of the Mitsubishi Pajero, up 9 spots on June to 616 sales and 5% share which is more than double its year-to-date level of 2.2% (#8).

Kia Optima Kuwait July 2013. Picture courtesy of almrsal.comKia Optima

The Toyota Camry is also in great shape, up 3 spots to #3 while the Toyota Hilux is down 2 to #4. The other two great performers in the Top 10 are the Chevrolet Tahoe up 4 ranks to #6 with 304 sales and 2.5% and the Kia Optima up 5 to #9 at 218 units and 1.8%. Notice also the Dodge Charger up 13 to #12 vs. #20 year-to-date, the Toyota Sequoia up 19 to #15 vs. #26 and the Nissan Sentra up 47 to #19 vs. #53.

Previous month: Kuwait June 2013: Toyota Prado leads, Chrysler 300C up to #5!

One year ago: Kuwait July 2012: 4 Toyotas in Top 4, Nissan Altima up to #5

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

Toyota Prado Kuwait June 2013The facelifted model should help the Toyota Prado reinforce its lead in Kuwait this year.

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New car sales in Kuwait are up 2% year-on-year in June to 10,788 registrations and up 8% year-to-date to 73,731 units. While it had improved from 5.1% in 2011 to 9.7% share over the Full Year 2012, the Toyota Prado continues to progress in Kuwait, passing the symbolic 10% share milestone to hold 10.9% of the market over the first 6 months of 2013 thanks to 8,027 sales and in spite of a month of June slightly weaker at 1,017 units and 9.4%. This score is over double the sales of any other model in Kuwait, with the Toyota Hilux ranking 2nd both in June at 4.2% share and year-to-date at 5% and the Nissan D22 pick-up rounding up the podium in both cases as well at 4.1% and 4.6% respectively.

Chrysler 300 Kuwait June 2013The Chrysler 300C is inside the Kuwaiti Top 5 this month!

Below the Toyota Corolla stable at 3.9% share, the Chrysler 300C delivers the performance of the month in Kuwait, up to a fantastic 5th position thanks to 342 sales and 3.2% and now #8 year-to-date at 2.6%. It even beats the Toyota Camry, down to #6 at 3%. Other gainers in June in Kuwait include the Mitsubishi Lancer up to #8 vs. #13 year-to-date, the Toyota Fortuner up to #9 vs. #22, Chevrolet Silverado up to #12 vs. #17, Ford Taurus up to #15 vs. #45 and the Nissan Navara up to #20 vs. #63. Finally, notice the Bentley Continental GTC rounding up the Top 200 year-to-date with 19 units sold.

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Kuwait February 2013: Toyota Prado at 16%, Nissan Patrol #2

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The new car market in Kuwait is up a further 16% year-on-year in February to 12,602 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 25,167 units after two months, up 18% on 2012. Quite a lot of movement atop the models ranking this month in Kuwait. The Toyota Prado keeps its pole position by very far and manages to almost double its market share compared to January to reach a huge 15.8% thanks to 2,000 sales (which sounds like an estimate to me). The Nissan Patrol amazes its world by gaining 10 spots on last month to land in 2nd place at 609 units and 4.8%, ahead of the Toyota Hilux, Nissan D22 and Sunny. The other great performers this month are all American: the Chrysler 300C is up 26 ranks to #6, the Chevrolet Silverado up 21 to #15 and the Ford Edge up 60 to #22.

Previous month: Kuwait January 2013: Toyota Prado ultra-dominant again

One year ago: Kuwait February 2012: Toyota Prado holds onto top spot… for now

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Kuwait January 2013: Toyota Prado ultra-dominant again

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Building up on an excellent 2012 year (up 25%), the Kuwaiti new car market is up 21% year-on-year in January to 12,565 registrations. The Toyota Prado is more than ever the dominant player in the Kuwait models ranking, selling 1,119 units for a 8.9% market share, that’s a full 4 percentage points above the Toyota Hilux at #2 with 612 sales and 4.9%. Very solid showing of the Nissan Sunny-N17 up 8 spots on December to #3 at 577 units and 4.6%, and of the Hyundai Tucson up a massive 24 ranks to 5th position with 426 sales and 3.4%.

Toyota Avalon Kuwait January 2013Toyota Avalon

Notice also the GMC Yukon up 15 spots to #15, the Hyundai Azera up 49 to #20, Hyundai Veracruz up from outside the Top 150 in December to #24 this month, Kia Sportage back in the ranking at #26, BMW 7 Series up 29 ranks to #31, Chrysler 300C up 64 to #32, Kia Sorento up 54 to #40, Toyota Avalon up 38 to #50 and the Cadillac ATS landing directly at #131.

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

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The December new car market in Kuwait is in line with the rest of the year: up a very robust 26% year-on-year to 12,718 registrations, which bring the Full Year 2012 total to 140,535 units, up 25% on 2011. December highlights include the Toyota Hilux at 914 units, its best volume in 2012, the Nissan Altima up 5 spots to #3, Nissan Patrol up 2 to #6, Toyota Sequoia up 22 to #14, Lexus ES up 8 to #15, Chevrolet Caprice up 33 to #16, Mazda6 up 48 to #18 and Hyundai Santa Fe up 61 to #19.

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Over the Full Year 2012, the Toyota Prado stays in pole position but lodges an absolutely outstanding year, going from 5,720 sales and 5.1% in 2011 to 13,694 and 9.7% in 2012, up a huge 139%. The Prado was the only model to manage to sell over 1,000 monthly units in Kuwait this year, and it did so 8 times, peaking at an all-time record (for any model in the country) of 2,038 in May. The only model to come close is the Toyota Hilux, hitting 914 sales in December and finishing the year at 8,367 units and 6%, up a very respectable 51% year-on-year. In fact, the podium is unchanged on 2011 with the Toyota Camry at #3 with 5,365 sales and 3.8%.

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Monopolising the podium in 2011, Toyota does even better this year and places 5 models in the Top 5! The Land Cruiser is up 2 spots to #4 and the Corolla stays #5. The Chevrolet Tahoe is down 2 to a still impressive #6, the Nissan D22 is up 8 to #7, Mitsubishi Pajero up 29% to #9 and Nissan Patrol up 102% to #10. Notice also the Nissan Sunny up 257% to #13, Dodge Charger up 99% to #15, Hyundai Elantra up 106% to #18, Hyundai Sonata up 137% to #19, Ford Expedition up 134% to #20, Kia Optima up 101% to #25 and Nissan Juke up 373% to #32.

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Kuwait November 2012: Toyota Prado lodges outstanding month

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The Kuwaiti new car market reaches new heights in November, up 31% year-on-year to 13,183 registrations, the highest monthly volume in at least 2 years and potentially ever. Year-to-date sales are up 25% on 2011 to 127,817 and the Full Year 2011 total was passed as early as by end-October… In the models ranking, October performers included the Hyundai Sonata up to #8, Chevrolet Tahoe at #9, Ford Expedition at #12, BMW 5 Series at #13, Chevrolet Malibu at #14, Lexus LS at #17, Ford Taurus at #27 and Dodge Durango at #60.

Mitsubishi Pajero

In November, the Toyota Prado confirms it is the favourite vehicle in Kuwait by far, selling 1,481 units for an outstanding 11.2% market share. This is the 2nd highest volume ever achieved by any model in a single month in Kuwait, behind the 2,038 units reached by the same Toyota Prado last May… Year-to-date the Prado stands at 12,529 sales and 9.8% share, almost double the 5.1% it hit over the Full Year 2011… As usual in the country, the podium is 100% Toyota with the Hilux at #2 and 5.5% and the Land Cruiser at #3 and 3.7% vs. #5 year-to-date, the Camry dropping to #5.

VW Touareg

The best non-Toyota performer this month is without contest the Mitsubishi Pajero, up a massive 42 spots on October to land in 4th position thanks to 483 units and 3.7% share. It is #9 year-to-date at 1.8%. Other November highlights include the Hyundai Accent back from hell in October (#128) to #12, the VW Touareg up 34 spots to #14, the Kia Rio up 33 to #16, Suzuki Grand Vitara up 115 to #20 and Lexus LS up to #25 vs. #112 year-to-date.

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One year ago: Kuwait November 2011: Toyota Prado shines, some US influence

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Ldman’s Christmas present to BestSellingCarsBlog is November figures for the Gulf Cooperation Council area, one month in advance! So there will be no October updates, only November articles which will integrate October figures and commentaries. Saudi ArabiaKuwaitQatarBahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman will all be updated within the next 24 to 48 hours.

Kuwait September 2012: Toyota Hilux & Ford Edge in great shape

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New car sales in Kuwait are up 27% year-on-year in September to 12,290 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 102,944 units, up 25% on 2011. For the first time since last February, the Toyota Hilux leads the Kuwaiti models ranking thanks to 929 sales for a 7.6% market share vs. 904 and 7.4% for the Toyota Prado, however still #1 year-to-date by far at 10,044 units and 9.8% vs. 5,915 and 5.7% for the Hilux. Both following models are 1) Toyotas and 2) doing really well: the Camry is at 6.5% share vs. 4% year-to-date while the Corolla is at 4.1% vs. 2.6%.

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Excellent month for the Chevrolet Tahoe, up 4 spots to #5, the Chevrolet Silverado up 8 to #10, the Ford Edge up a massive 27 ranks to #11 with 180 sales and 1.5% vs. 0.7% YTD, the Toyota Aurion up 8 to #14, Mitsubishi L200 up 41 to #19, VW Touareg up 21 to #20, VW Jetta also up 21 to #30, Mitsubishi Lancer EX up 69 to #33 and the Ford Flex up from outside the Top 150 last month to #54 vs. #116 YTD.

VW Polo

Finally, notice the VW Polo landing directly at #114 with 25 sales for its first month in Kuwait, by far its best performance in the region, and the Infiniti JX35 at #126 and 18 units.

Previous month: Kuwait August 2012: Toyota Prado and Nissan Patrol shine

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

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Kuwait August 2012: Toyota Prado and Nissan Patrol shine

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The Kuwaiti new car market is up 24% year-on-year both in August to 11,189 registrations, and year-to-date at 90,654 units. For the 6th time in 2012, the Toyota Prado is the best-selling model in Kuwait and with 1,132 units and 10.1% share it sells almost double the amount of the #2 the Toyota Hilux at 621 sales and 5.1%. The Prado reinforces its 2012 year-to-date lead at 9,140 units and 10.1% vs. 5.1% in 2011… In fact the entire Top 4 best-sellers in unchanged since June and is 100% Toyota: below the Hilux the Camry ranks third at 3.6% and the Corolla is #4 at 2.9%.

Toyota Prado

Exceptional performance of the Nissan Patrol, up 13 spots to #5 with 268 sales and 2.4% vs. #11 and 1.7% year-to-date and #19 in 2011. This is by far the Patrol’s best ranking in Kuwait in at least 2 years. The Mitsubishi Lancer is up 4 ranks to #8, the Hyundai Sonata is up 5 to #16, the Lexus ES up a mammoth 42 to #17, the GMC Yukon up 10 to #21, the Toyota Aurion up 40 to #22, the Chevrolet Malibu up 12 to #25, the Hyundai Azera up 27 to #29, the Kia Picanto up 8 to #35 vs. #89 ytd, the VW Jetta up 76 to #51, the BMW X3 up 22 to #70, the Dodge Challenger up 7 to #75 vs. #111 ytd and the BMW X6 up 22 to #77.

Previous month: Kuwait July 2012: 4 Toyotas in Top 4, Nissan Altima up to #5

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