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Kuwait August 2012: Toyota Prado and Nissan Patrol shine

October 5th, 2012 No comments

Nissan Patrol

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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

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

Full August 2012 Top 140 Ranking Table below.

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

September 16th, 2012 No comments

Nissan Altima

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New car sales in Kuwait are up an astounding 44% year-on-year to 11,339 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 79,465 units, up 24% on 2011. For the third time in the last 4 months, there are 4 Toyotas in the Top 4: the Prado leads the way again with 1,202 sales and 10.6%, making it 8,008 sales and 10.1% over the first 7 months of the year. The Hilux ranks #2 with 7.1% of the market, ahead of the Camry at 3.8% and the Corolla at 3.1% vs. 2.4% and #7 year-to-date.

Nissan Maxima

Excellent month for the Nissan Altima, up 5 spots to #5 with 327 sales and 2.9% vs. #8 and 1.9% year-to-date, while the Hyundai Elantra at #8 (vs. #18 ytd), Hyundai Accent up 12 ranks on June to #9 (vs. #23 ytd) and Kia Cerato up 6 to #10 also shine. Other great performers in Kuwait in July include the Mitsubishi Lancer up 15 spots to #12, the Ford Expedition at #13 vs. #21 ytd, the BMW 5 Series up 14 ranks to #16, the Kia Optima up 6 to #17, the Nissan Maxima up 34 to #19, the Hyundai i20 up to #27 vs. #62 ytd, the Kia Picanto up 64 spots to #43, Ford Fusion up 96 to #54, Peugeot Partner up 55 to #67, and Nissan X-Terra and Dodge Challenger both up 26 to #72 and #82 respectively.

Previous month: Kuwait June 2012: Dodge Charger up to #4

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

Full July 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Kuwait June 2012: Dodge Charger up to #4!

August 13th, 2012 No comments

Dodge Charger

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The Kuwaiti new car market is up 31% year-on-year in June to 10,621 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 68,126 units, up 22% on 2011. The Toyota Prado is in the top spot way above the rest of the market once again with 1,335 sales and a mammoth 12.6% share, followed by the Toyota Hilux at 6.5% and the Toyota Camry at 3.2%.

Nissan Juke

But the big event this month is the 4th position of the Dodge Charger, up 3 spots on an already extremely strong month of May to clock in 324 sales for an exceptional 3.1% market share to be compared with #15 and 1.6% year-to-date and #27 and 0.8% in 2011… In the Top 10, two models also lodge great results: the Nissan Juke up 37 spots to #8 and the Ford Expedition up 27 to #9.

Further down, notice also the Honda Accord up 16 ranks to #11, the Toyota Sequoia up 15 to #18, the Chevrolet Malibu staying in the Top 20 for the second consecutive month to #19, the Hyundai Atos up 104 to #20, the Hyundai i20 up 68 to #31 and the Porsche 911 up 40 to #86.

Previous month: Kuwait May 2012: Toyota Prado up to 16.8%, Dodge Charger #7

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

Full June 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Kuwait May 2012: Toyota Prado up to 16.8%, Dodge Charger #7

June 30th, 2012 1 comment

Dodge Charger

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Kuwaiti new car sales are up 35% year-on-year in May to 12,108 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 57,505 units, up 20% on 2011. After a weak month of March, the Toyota Prado reaffirms its total domination of the models ranking in Kuwait, grabbing 11.1% of the market in April and an astounding 16.8% in May thanks to 2,038 sales. The Prado is in pole position in the 2012 year-to-date ranking with 5,471 units and 9.5%, nearly double its Full Year 2011 market share (5.1%) which was already enough to place it #1…

Hyundai Tucson

The Top 4 models are unchanged on April: the Toyota Hilux ranks #2 with 558 sales and 4.6%, followed by the Toyota Land Cruiser at 432 units and 3.6% and the Toyota Camry with 374 sales and 3.1%. The Hyundai Tucson is up 5 spots to #5 with 283 units and 2.3% and now ranks #11 year-to-date vs. #20 in 2011. The Dodge Charger delivers an exceptional month: selling 246 units for a 2% market share it reaches the 7th place overall which should be its highest ranking anywhere in the world… It is #18 year-to-date vs. #27 in 2011.

Toyota Sequoia

Other great performers this month in Kuwait include the Hyundai Elantra up 66 spots to #9, the Chevrolet Malibu up 84 to #12, the Chevrolet Caprice up 15 to #14, the Mitsubishi L200 up 27 to #22, while the Hyundai Azera (#20 in April, #26 this month) and Toyota Sequoia (#18 last month, #33 in May) lodge another solid month.

Previous post: Kuwait March 2012: Nissan D22 up to #1, Toyota Prado leads YTD

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Full May 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Kuwait March 2012: Nissan D22 up to #1, Toyota Prado leads YTD

May 12th, 2012 1 comment

Toyota Prado

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The Kuwaiti car market is down 4% in March to 12,728 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 34,014 units, still up a very healthy 14% on 2011. While in February it looked like the Toyota Hilux had resumed its market domination for good after losing the Full Year 2011 top spot to the Toyota Land Cruiser because of supply issues, the cards are redistributed again this month. The Nissan D22 makes up for a horrid start of the year (#104) by brilliantly taking the lead of the models ranking with 965 sales and 7.6% share. It is the first time in at least 15 months that a non-Toyota models ranks #1 in Kuwait!

Nissan D22

The Toyota Prado stays solid in 2nd place at 683 units and 5.4% and therefore holds onto the 2012 year-to-date pole position with 2,165 sales and 6.5%, still comfortably ahead of the Toyota Hilux, #3 in March, at 1,752 units and 5.2% while the Nissan D22 is up to #3 with 1,625 sales and 4.8%. The Toyota Land Cruiser is up an impressive 8 spots on last month to #4, followed by the Toyota Camry. Another excellent month for the Mitsubishi Pajero at #6, it is #5 year-to-date vs. #12 in 2011. The Hyundai Tucson also excels at #7, up 10 ranks on February.

Lexus GS

Outside the Top 10, notice the Nissan Sunny up 9 spots to #17 (it is #14 year-to-date vs. #55 in 2011), the Mitsubishi Galant up 12 ranks to #19, the Lexus LX up a huge 103 spots to #23, the Nissan Juke up 10 to #25 whereas it was #113 in 2011, the Suzuki APV van up 62 to #27, the BMW 5 Series up 52 to #30, the Lexus GS up 162 to #40 and the Honda Odyssey up 92 to #53.

Previous month: Kuwait February 2012: Toyota Prado holds onto top spot…for now

Full March 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Kuwait February 2012: Toyota prado holds onto top spot…for now

April 9th, 2012 2 comments

Toyota Prado

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Kuwaiti car sales are up 27% in February to 10,900 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 21,286 units, up 28% on 2011. In 2011 the Toyota Prado inherited the models ranking pole position thanks to supply issues for the Toyota Hilux. This trend continues at the start of the year, with the Toyota Prado leading the 2012 year-to-date ranking at end-February with 1,482 sales and a shiny 7% market share. The Hilux claws its way back to #1 in February at 7.3% share but with January at #9 it is #2 YTD at 1,086 units and 5.1%.

Mitsubishi Pajero

The Nissan D22 pick-up rounds up the podium in February with 641 sales and 5.9% and is now #5 year-to-date at 3.1% vs. #15 and 1.4% in 2011. The Mitsubishi Pajero also performs really well: #4 in January at 3.8% and #5 in February at 2.7% vs. #12 over the Full Year 2011. The other great performer in the Top 10 is the Nissan Patrol at #8 and 2.5% vs.#19 and 1.1% in 2011.

Porsche 911

Further down, the Hyundai Elantra is up 23 spots on January to #18, the Ford Edge up 52 to #20, the Range Rover Sport at #33 vs.#62 in 2011, the Hyundai Azera up 85 to #38, the Hyundai i20 up to #60 and the Porsche 911 at #69 vs.#155 in 2011.

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

Full February 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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

January 27th, 2012 3 comments

Toyota Prado

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112,569 new vehicles were registered in Kuwait in 2011, including 10,074 in December. Yet another country – the third in the region – where Thai floods and production disruption cost the Toyota Hilux the pole position. The Toyota Prado ends the year in first place in Kuwait with 5,720 sales and 5.1% share. It was #1 3 times this year, peaking at 1,129 units and 8.9% in March. The Toyota Hilux was #1 YTD at end November and ranked #1 6 times but with only 17 sales in December it finishes the year #2 with 5,551 sales and 4.9%. The Toyota Camry, #1 in May and June, rounds up the podium at 4,746 units and 4.2%.

Chevrolet Tahoe. Picture by Talal Al-Mtn. All rights reserved.

Excellent performance of the Chevrolet Tahoe in 4th place with 3,470 sales and 3.1%, ahead of the Toyota Corolla (3%) and Land Cruiser (2.8%) and Nissan Altima (2.6%). The Chevrolet Silverado is the second US model in the Kuwaiti Top 10 at #8 with 2,393 units and 2.1%, followed by the Ford Crown Victoria with 2,289 sales and 2%. Notice also the GMC Sierra at #11 and the GMC Yukon at #14.

Mercury Grand Marquis

Kuwait is by far the most volatile market in the GCC region, with models reaching the highest steps of the ranking for a couple of months before disappearing again. The Mercury Grand Marquis was #2 in January and #4 in February before being discontinued, the Suzuki Kizashi was #9 in March and the Suzuki SX4 #2 in April.

Dodge Nitro

In December, the Toyota Corolla tops the models ranking for the first time in 2011, the Ford Crown Victoria is up to an amazing 2nd place, the Dodge Nitro up to a fantastic 7th spot (vs. #52 in Full Year), the Nissan Sunny is up to #11 and the VW Tiguan up to #20.

Previous month: Kuwait November 2011: Toyota Prado shines, some US influence

Full Year 2011 Top 75, December and every Monthly Top 50 Ranking Tables below.

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Kuwait November 2011: Toyota Prado shines, some US influence

December 25th, 2011 No comments

Toyota Prado

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9,186 new vehicles were registered in Kuwait last month and there is one model that stands out from the crowd here: the Toyota Prado. It leads with 745 sales and 8.1% market share, way above the #2 the Toyota Hilux, at 437 units and 4.8%. In fact Toyota monopolises the podium with the Camry ranking third this month with 394 sales and 4.3%, ahead of the Nissan D22 Pick-up at #4.

Chevrolet Silverado

GMC Yukon

Compared to its neighbouring countries, Kuwait presents a clearer American influence in its models ranking: the Chevrolet Silverado reaches an excellent 5th position in November at 284 units and 3.1%, the Chevrolet Tahoe is at #8 with 2.3%, the Ford Crown Victoria at #9 and 2%, the GMC Sierra at #13, Dodge Nitro at #16, GMC Yukon at #22 and Chevrolet Traverse at #24. Notice also the Nissan Altima at #6 and the Hyundai Tucson at #10.

Full November 2011 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Kuwait 2010: Camry, Hilux & Lumina should lead sales

November 27th, 2010 No comments

Chevrolet Lumina

The Kuwaiti car market is similar to its neighbour’s, Saudi Arabia. 2 of the Top 3 likely best sellers are imported from Australia: The Toyota Camry should be the leader, and the Chevrolet Lumina (aka Holden Commodore) could be #3. The Toyota Hilux should come in 2nd.

Toyota is very strong in Kuwait with the Toyota Prado, Land Cruiser, Corolla and Yaris sedan also reasonably successful, as are the Chevrolet Tahoe, Mitsubishi Lancer old gen and Honda Accord. This speculation is based on the observation of the streets of Kuwait City through recent YouTube videos. If you have additional infomation, please make sure to get in touch!

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