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Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

October 30th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Patrol Gulf August 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.com The Nissan Patrol is the best-selling non-Toyota in all 4 nations covered in this report.

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Now that Gulf Cooperation Council data is available for August, I will share with you the highlights in each country in the region. You can find the Saudi Arabia update here and the UAE report here, for the remaining four countries and the Gulf region as a whole, see below for the complete analysis.

In Bahrain, new car sales slow down their growth to 8% year-on-year in August to 4,718 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 42,266 units, up 17% on 2013. The Toyota Prado outsells both the Land Cruiser and Hilux to jump into pole position with a fantastic 455 units and 9.6% share. Its deficit on the Land Cruiser year-to-date is now only 85 sales, meaning the Prado should dislodge the Land Cruiser from its YTD throne if it continues at the same rate. The Corolla (4.5%), Hiace (3.7%) and Yaris (3.3%) make the Top 6 100% Toyota this month in Bahrain, with the best-selling non-Toyota being the Nissan Patrol at #7 followed by the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage. The Lexus LX continues to deliver world-best performances here, ranking at an outstanding #10 with 2.4% share, with the Mitsubishi Lancer (#15) and BMW 7 Series (#25 vs. #59 year-to-date) also performing particularly well.

Lexus LX Gulf August 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comThe Lexus LX is among the 10 best-sellers in Bahrain.

In Kuwait, the new car market is markedly less dynamic than other parts of the region, up ‘only’ 3% year-on-year in August to 12,188 registrations and 2% year-to-date to 100,964 units. Operating the exact reverse move than in the UAE and Bahrain, the Toyota Hilux takes a frank advantage over the Prado in Kuwait, selling a huge 1,308 units this month for a 10.7% market share vs. 7.6% year-to-date. 10.7% is exactly the market share of the Toyota Prado year-to-date here, however at just 7% in August it ranks 2nd while the Toyota Camry rounds up the podium in both rankings. The Corolla completes a Top 5 100% Toyota with the Nissan Patrol the most popular non-Toyota here too at #5, one spot below its YTD ranking. Noticeable good performers in Bahrain this month also include the Mitsubishi Lancer EX at #8 vs. #31 YTD, the Toyota Aurion at #15 vs. #27, the Hyundai Sonata at #18 vs. #33 and the Hyundai i10 at #41 vs. #154.

Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup Oman August 2014The Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup leads in Oman with 12.8% market share.

In Oman, new light vehicle sales have stalled: up 2% in August to 18,970 registrations but down 5 units (!) year-to-date to 145,954…  The Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up achieves the unbelievable feat of topping the Omani models sales charts with a huge 12.8% market share thanks to 2,419 sales. It still ranks 2nd year-to-date however at 10.3% below the Toyota Hilux at 11.3%. Here too the Top 5 is 100% Toyota with the Prado (#3), Land Cruiser (#4) and Hiace (#5) and the Nissan Patrol is the best-selling non-Toyota at #6. Notice the Toyota RAV4 up to #12 vs. #22 YTD, the Lexus LX at #13, Lexus ES back up to #24, Nissan X Terra up to #29, Nissan Juke up to #34 and the Geely EC7 at #53 after shining at #30 in July vs. #80 year-to-date.

Ford Figo Qatar August 2014. Picture courtesy of mouthshut.comThe Ford Figo is a new entrant in the Qatari Top 10

In Qatar, the market is up a very satisfying 23% in August to 7,770 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 62,541 units, up 8% on 2013. Surpassed by the Toyota Hilux in the July models sales charts, the Toyota Land Cruiser reclaims its due title this month thanks to just one unit! It sells 482 examples over the month vs. 481 for the Hilux, but remains firmly in control year-to-date at 5,155 sales vs. 4,287. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the Top 4 models are 100% Toyota (add the Corolla and Prado) and in Qatar too the best-selling non-Toyota is the Nissan Patrol at #5 and 3.6% share. Great performances of the Nissan Navara up a huge 63 spots on July to #7 vs. #38 year-to-date, the Ford Figo taking off at #9 and 2.6% share vs. #52 YTD and the Chevrolet Tahoe up 12 ranks to #17.

The overall Gulf Cooperation Council region data and analysis will follow shortly.

Previous posts for each nation:

Bahrain June 2014: Toyota Prado beats Land Cruiser

Kuwait June 2014: Toyota Camry on podium

Oman June 2014: Top 6 best-sellers 100% Toyota

Qatar June 2014: Toyota Hilux edges past Land Cruiser

Previous year for each nation:

Bahrain Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado dislodges Land Cruiser

Kuwait Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado leads at record 10.3% share

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

Qatar Full Year 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX shine

Full August 2014 Bahrain + Qatar Top 50, Kuwait + Oman Top 100 models Ranking Tables below.

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Oman June 2014: Top 6 best-sellers 100% Toyota

July 25th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up Oman June 2014The Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up hits its best ranking in the world in Oman.

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New car sales are up 5% year-on-year in June in Oman to 17,733 registrations, bringing the half-year total to 107,218 units, up a shy 1.5% on 2013. A relatively stable Omani models ranking this month: the Toyota Hilux remains on top with 2,075 sales and 11.7% share, adding up to 12,665 and 11.8% year-to-date and followed in both rankings by the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up, at its world-best in Oman, at 11.1% share in June and 10.3% year-to-date.

Hyundai Santa Fe Oman June 2014. Picture courtesy of drivemeonline.comThe Hyundai Santa Fe is the best-selling non-Toyota model in Oman this month.

The Toyota Prado (#3) and Land Cruiser (#4) exchange their position vs. year-to-date while the Hiace (#5) and Corolla (#6) hold onto them, making the Top 6 best-sellers 100% Toyota both this month and year-to-date. The Hyundai Santa Fe at #6 is the best-selling non-Toyota model in Oman in June with 412 sales and 2.3% vs. #10 so far in 2014, the Hyundai Tucson is up to #11 vs. #19, the Kia Rio up to #20 vs. #29, Renault Duster up to #26 vs. #42 and the Ford F-Series is up to #45 vs. #66.

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

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

Full June 2014 Top 150 models Ranking Table below.

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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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Contact me at matt@bestsellingcarsblog.com for a more in-depth analysis of this market.

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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