Kathmandu street scene. Picture by antlyz, all rights reserved.
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Up until today the most recent official information I had about car sales in Nepal dated back to 2002, not anymore thanks to Andrea. We learn that Hyundai overtook Maruti to become the best-selling manufacturer in the country in 2009 with a massive 42% market share. The Santro was the best-seller for the brand then in spite of its 10 years of age, and therefore most probably the #1 car overall in Nepal.
The Santro, Eon and i10 have cemented Hyundai’s domination in Nepal.
It’s hard to tell whether it would still be the case in 2013 with the arrival of the Eon which could have encroached on Santro sales. If you have more information about the Nepalese new car market please make sure to get in touch by either commenting on here or filling the ‘Contact’ form on top of the page.
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Street scene in Kathmandu, Nepal
The next country under the spotlight this week is Nepal, where Hyundai has managed to establish itself solidly along with neighbours Maruti and Tata.
The last Nepalese official car sales figures date back to 2002 when the Hyundai Santro overtook the Maruti Alto to become the best-selling car in the country. If the Nepalese market has continued in the same vein during the last years, the Hyundai i10 could be leading the models ranking in 2011.
Hyundai Santro, Eon and i10: the trio that should dominate Nepalese car sales
The Maruti 800, Swift, Wagon R, Tata Indica, Kia Rio and Hyundai Verna are also very well represented in the streets of Kathmandu (based on the observation of YouTube videos). Building on the success of the Santro and i10, it is reasonable to assume that the all-new Hyundai Eon should be starting with a bang right now. Nepal was also one of the first countries with Bhutan to import the Tata Nano a few months after it launched in India.
2003 article and more pictures below.