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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.
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%.
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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Full Year and December 2012 Top 150 Ranking Tables below.