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Oman March 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up challenges Hilux

May 27th, 2014 No comments

Updated Toyota Land Cruiser SeriesToyota Land Cruiser Pick-up

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New car sales in Oman are up 2% year-on-year in March to 19,059 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 54,180 units, up just 0.5% on 2013. Like in January, February and year-to-date, Toyota monopolises the Top 6 best-sellers. The Toyota Hilux keeps the lead it held in 2012 and 2013 thanks to 2,050 sales and 10.8% share in March and 6,206 and 11.5% year-to-date, however this month the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up challenges the Hilux leadership with a brilliant 2,022 units and 10.6%. The Toyota Land Cruiser is down to 9.1% vs. 10.1% year-to-date, and the Prado, Hiace and Corolla holds onto their ranking at #4, #5 and #6 respectively.

Ford F150 SVT Raptor Oman April 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Ford F-Series is among the 50 most popular vehicles in Oman this month.

This month the most popular non-Toyota is the Hyundai Elantra in 7th place with 422 sales and 2.2%, but the Toyota Group also nabs the 8th spot with the Lexus LX at 2.1% share. The Hyundai Santa Fe and Fuso Canter round up the Top 10. Great performers in Oman in March include the Nissan Sunny up 14 spots on February to #12, Nissan Urvan up 39 to #13, Mitsubishi L200 up 16 to #26, Renault Duster up 20 to #43, Ford F-Series up 67 to #45 and the Suzuki SX4 up 77 to #46.

Previous post: Oman January 2014: Hilux leads, Top 6 is 100% Toyota

Previous year: Oman Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser PU/HT at world-best #2

Full March 2014 Top 140 models Ranking Table below.

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Oman: 2005-2013 Historical Data soon available

May 19th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up 2012Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up

2005-2010 Historical data for Oman is in the process of being compiled. Please come back soon to check it out! The links to the annual articles for the past 3 years are below.

Oman Full Year 2011: 7 Toyotas in Top 7, Land Cruiser edges Hilux out

Oman Full Year 2012: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser Pick-up on top

Oman Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser PU/HT at world-best #2

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Oman January 2014: Hilux leads, Top 6 is 100% Toyota

March 17th, 2014 1 comment

Toyota Yaris Oman January 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comToyota Yaris

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Omani new car sales are up a shy 1% year-on-year in January to 17,344 registrations, and Toyota brilliantly monopolises the Top 6 best-sellers this month (vs. Top 4 over the Full Year 2013). The Hilux continues to dominate the sales charts in Oman thanks to 2,175 sales and 12.5%, the Land Cruiser (#2 at 10.6%) and Land Cruiser PU/HT (#4 at 9.8%) exchange positions vs. their 2013 ranking while the Prado remains third at 10.3% share. The Hiace and Corolla are both up one spot to #5 and 3.7% and #6 and 3.6% respectively. Note all leading Toyotas deliver January market shares above their FY2013 levels!

Mazda6 Oman January 2014. Picture courtesy of drivearabia.comMazda6

The best-selling non-Toyota is the Nissan Patrol at a solid 7th place with 3.5% share vs. 2.3% in 2013. Other great performers this month in Oman include the Hyundai Santa Fe up 7 spots on its 2013 ranking to #11, the Toyota Yaris up 13 to #15 thanks to the new generation, the Mazda6 up 15 to #29, the Suzuki Jimny up a massive 89 spots to #35, the Mitsubishi Outlander up 65 to #43 and the Lexus IS up 68 to #48.

Previous post: Oman Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser PU/HT at world-best #2

One year ago: Oman January 2013: Lexus LX and Nissan Altima shine

Full January 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Oman Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser PU/HT at world-best #2

March 12th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Land Cruiser P:U Oman 2013Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up

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New vehicle sales in Oman are up 6% year-on-year in 2013 to 219,636 registrations. If Toyota monopolised the Top 7 models in 2011 and the Top 5 in 2012, it slightly loosens its grip this year (only slightly) by ‘just’ monopolising the Top 4… The Hilux remains by far the most popular thanks to 26,760 sales and a massive 12.2% market share, albeit down 11% on 2012. The Land Cruiser Pick-up-Hardtop remains at a world-best 2nd place and evolves like the market at 19,274 units and 8.8% (+6%), followed closely by the Prado at 19,012 sales (+28%) and the Land Cruiser at 17,665 (+1%).

Nissan Patrol Pick-up Oman 2013Nissan Patrol Pick-up sales are up 134% in 2013 in Oman.

This means only Toyota models manage to sell over 10,000 units and hold at least 5% of the Omani market this year: the best-selling non-Toyota is the Nissan D22 Pick-up up a fantastic 82% year-on-year to #5 with 9,983 units and 4.5%, ahead of the Toyota Hiace (+32%) and Corolla (-4%). Notice the Nissan Patrol up a very robust 50% to #9, the Lexus LX up 20% at #11, the Nissan Altima up 40% to #14, Nissan Navara up 54% to #21, the Nissan Sentra landing directly at #25, the Lexus ES up 82% to #34, Nissan Patrol Pick-up up 134% to #45 and the Renault Duster up 158% to #48.

Previous post: Oman July 2013: Toyota Hilux and Prado kings of the roads

Previous year: Oman Full Year 2012: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser Pick-up on top

Full Year 2013 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Oman July 2013: Toyota Hilux and Prado kings of the roads

September 29th, 2013 1 comment

Hyundai Santa Fe Oman July 2013. Picture courtesy of drivemeonline.comHyundai Santa Fe

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Shock, horror: new car sales in Oman are actually down 4% year-on-year in July to 19,919 registrations, a very rare feat in the region. The year-to-date total however is up 9% on 2012 to 126,442 units. No surprises on top: the Toyota Hilux is leader once again thanks to 2,347 sales and 11.8% share, slightly below its year-to-date level of 12.5%. The Toyota Prado gains one spot on June to land in 2nd place at 1,654 units and 8.3% vs. 7.9%, benefitting from a particularly weak month for both the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up down to 6.8% vs. 9.4% year-to-date and the Toyota Land Cruiser down to 5.6% vs. 7.9%.

Toyota Prado Oman July 2013Toyota Prado

Further down, the Hyundai Santa Fe continues to progress thanks to the new model, up 2 spots on June to #13 with 354 sales and 1.8% vs. #16 and 1.3% year-to-date, the Nissan Pathfinder is stable at #17 vs. #28 year-to-date, the Nissan X-Terra is up 3 ranks to #24 vs. #37 year-to-date and the Chevrolet Tahoe up 23 to #29 vs. #51 year-to-date.

Previous month: Oman June 2013: Toyota Hilux sovereign just under 13% share

One year ago: Oman July 2012: Hyundai Elantra up to #5

Full July 2013 Top 150 Ranking Table below.

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Oman June 2013: Toyota Hilux sovereign just under 13% share

August 29th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Hilux Oman June 2013The Toyota Hilux holds almost 13% of the Omani market this month.

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The Omani new car market is down 1% year-on-year in June to 16,870 registrations, however the year-to-date total after 6 months is still up 10% on 2012 to 105,650 units. Brand-wise, Toyota monopolises over half the Omani car market so far this year at 52.9% and 55,902 sales (56.1% with Lexus)! Nissan ranks 2nd at 18,802 units and 17.8% share while Hyundai rounds up the podium with 9,883 sales and 9.4% but 11.3% in June. The Toyota Hilux is sovereign in the models ranking once again, selling 2,163 units for a 12.8% market share, very close to the 12.7% it holds year-to-date.

Nissan Pathfinder Oman June 2013. Picture courtesy of tflcar.comNissan Pathfinder

It is followed by the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up (9.5%), Prado (8.3%) up from #4 year-to-date, and Land Cruiser (6.3%). The most popular non-Toyota model both in June and year-to-date is the Nissan D22 pick-up at #5 with 788 sales and 4.7%, however two more Toyotas follow: the Hiace (#6) and Corolla (#7)! Excellent month for the Nissan Altima up to #8 vs. #13 year-to-date, the Hyundai Accent up to #10 vs. #14, Nissan Pathfinder up to #17 vs. #29 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee up to #33 vs. #55.

Previous post: Oman February 2013: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser above 10%

One year ago:  Oman June 2012: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser kings of the desert

6 months Top 170, June Top 120 models and Top 33 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Oman February 2013: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser above 10%

April 12th, 2013 4 comments

Toyota Land Cruiser Oman February 2013. Picture courtesy of Motoring Middle EastToyota Land Cruiser

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New car sales in Oman perform really well once again, up 10% year-on-year to 17,629 registrations in February which brings the year-to-date total to 34,867 units after two months, up 21% on 2012. The Toyota Hilux is still sovereign with 2,047 sales and 11.6% share and this month it is joined in the 10%+ club by the Toyota Land Cruiser at 1,801 units and 10.2%. The Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up is down to #3 with a still very sizeable 1,701 sales and 9.6%, followed by the Toyota Prado at 7.7% and the Nissan Sunny up 2 spots on January to #5 at 5.7%. Notice also the Nissan Patrol up 2 ranks to #9, the Hyundai Tucson up 7 to #13 and the Nissan Sentra landing directly at #42.

Previous month: Oman January 2013: Lexus LX and Nissan Altima shine

One year ago: Oman February 2012: Toyota Hilux above 12% market share

Full February 2013 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Oman January 2013: Lexus LX and Nissan Altima shine

April 1st, 2013 No comments

Lexus LX Oman January 2013Lexus LX

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After gaining 27% in 2012, the Omani new car market is still on fire at the start of 2013: up 29% year-on-year in January to 17,187 registrations. The Top 5 best-selling models this month are identical to December and 100% Toyota. The Hilux leads the way once again with a solid 2,204 sales and 12.8%, followed by the Land Cruiser Pick-up at 1,664 units and 9.7%, the Prado with 1,551 sales and 9%, the Land Cruiser at 1,403 units and 8.2% and the Corolla with 622 sales and 3.6%.

Nissan Altima Oman January 2013Nissan Altima

Further down, the Lexus LX is up to #9 at 416 units and 2.4%, the Nissan Altima is up to #10 vs. #18 over the Full Year 2012, the Nissan Patrol is up 5 spots on December to #11, the Toyota Avalon is up 12 to #17, Hyundai Santa Fe up 7 to #19, Nissan Tiida up 34 to #26, Nissan Maxima up 16 to #32 and Renault Fluence up 35 to #33.

Previous post: Oman Full Year 2012: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser Pick-up on top

Full January 2013 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Oman Full Year 2012: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser Pick-up on top

February 16th, 2013 3 comments

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The Omani new car market is up 27% year-on-year in December to 18,782 registrations, bringing the Full Year 2012 total to 206,920 units, up 23% on 2011. While last year the Toyota Hilux lost its crown at the last minute to the Land Cruiser due to Thailand supply issues, in 2012 the Hilux is sovereign and commends a huge 14.5% market share thanks to 29,929 sales, up 58% year-on-year. Far below, the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up delivers its best performance in the region, up 31% and one spot to #2 at 18,220 units and 8.8%. The Toyota Land Cruiser, leader in 2011, rounds up the podium this year with 17,574 sales and 8.5%.

Toyota Hilux Oman 2012Toyota Hilux

In 2011, Toyota amazingly placed 7 models in the Top 7. This year the Japanese manufacturer loosens its grip a little, with ‘just’ 5 models in the Top 5: the Prado is up 37% and ranks #4 while the Corolla is up 11% and remains #5. The Nissan Sunny becomes the best-selling non-Toyota, up 146% to #6, followed by the Nissan D22 up 50% to #8. Notice also the Lexus LX up 35% to #11, Hyundai Accent up 53% to #13, Nissan Patrol up 98% to #14, Kia Optima up 77% to #16 and Hyundai Tucson up 111% to #20.

Previous month: Oman November 2012: Nissan Altima in Top 10

Previous year: Oman Full Year 2011: 7 Toyotas in Top 7, Land Cruiser edges Hilux out

Full Year Top 150 and December Top 130 Ranking Tables below.

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Oman November 2012: Nissan Altima in Top 10

December 25th, 2012 No comments

Nissan Altima

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The Omani new car market is up 17% year-on-year in November to 17,339 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 188,138 units, up 22% on 2011. The Full Year 2011 total (168,789) was passed  by end-October. October highlights included the Nissan D22 at #5, Toyota Fortuner at #13, Nissan Pathfinder at #23, Nissan Patrol Pick-up at #31 and Mercedes S-Class at #54. In November and as is the tradition in the country, Toyota and Nissan totally dominate the models ranking: Toyota places 6 models in the Top 6 and Nissan holds the remaining 4 spots in the Top 10!

Nissan Patrol

The Hilux and Land Cruiser Pick-up are the 2 best-sellers this month like in the year-to-date ranking with 15.2% and 9.4% share respectively vs. 14.4% and 8.8% year-to-date. The Toyota Prado excels in Oman this month with 1,436 sales and 8.3% share vs. 5.8% in October and 7.1% YTD, it ranks third ahead of the Toyota Land Cruiser at 8.2% with the Corolla (3.9%) and Hiace (3.7%) following. Exceptional performance of the Nissan Altima and Patrol both up 10 spots to #8 and #10 respectively.

Previous post: Oman September 2012: Nissan Sunny first non-Toyota on podium since 2010

One year ago: Oman November 2011: Land Cruiser family at 34% market share!

Full October and November 2012 Top 125 Ranking Tables below.

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