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

February 15th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Prado Kuwait 2012Toyota Prado

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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.

Nissan Patrol 2012Nissan Patrol

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%.

Dodge Charger Kuwait 2012Dodge Charger

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.

Previous month: Kuwait November 2012: Toyota Prado lodges outstanding month

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Full Year and December 2012 Top 150 Ranking Tables below.

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Kuwait November 2012: Toyota Prado lodges outstanding month

December 24th, 2012 No comments

Toyota Prado

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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.

Previous post: Kuwait September 2012: Toyota Hilux and Ford Edge in great shape

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

Full October and November 2012 Top 160 Ranking Tables below.

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Gulf: Direct fast-forward to November 2012 sales

December 23rd, 2012 1 comment

Infiniti QX56

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

November 22nd, 2012 No comments

Ford Edge Sport

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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%.

Chevrolet Silverado. Picture by MadVette, all rights reserved.

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

Full September 2012 Top 150 Ranking Table below.

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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

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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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