Oman First Half 2017: Nissan advances 123% in market down 8%

The Nissan Patrol is only 135 units below the Toyota Hilux in Oman so far in 2017. 

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The Omani new car market is down 8% year-on-year over the First Half of 2017 to 73.364 registrations. Toyota continues to dominate the brands charts head-and-shoulders but sees its market share drop a full six percentage points to 46% due to a 19% year-on-year drop. Reversely, Nissan shoots up a spectacular 123% to go from 8.7% share in 2016 to 21.2% now. In third place, Hyundai freefalls 42% to 7.2% share but sister company Kia goes the other way around, posting a stellar 73% rise to 5.5% share. Below, Lexus (-35%), Isuzu (-40%) and Mitsubishi (-20%) struggle. Other rare gainers include Jeep (-23%), BMW (+21%) and Maserati (+75%).

The Nissan Juke shoots up from #43 a year ago directly to #6 in Oman. 

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux remains in the lead but drops a harsh 25%. It is now threatened for the pole position by the Nissan Patrol, up a fantastic 259% and 9 spots over the same period last year to land in 2nd place overall, only 134 units below the Hilux. The fight for the annual Omani top spot will be very tight indeed. The rest of the Top 5 is 100% Toyota with the Land Cruiser down 21% but staying at #3. the Prado down 3% and the Land Cruiser Pickup down 42% from #2 to #4. Just below, the Nissan Juke is up 8-fold (!) from #43 a year ago to #6 now, the Nissan Sunny is up 218% from #26 to #9 and the Nissan X-Trail is up 326% from #38 to #12. Notice also the Toyota Prius up 488%, the Kia Rio up 139%, the Kia Sorento up 100% and the Toyota Previa up 141%. We welcome the Geely X7 Sport at #47 and the Nissan Kicks at #66.

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Oman January-April 2017: Nissan Patrol teases Toyota Hilux for #1

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The Omani new vehicle market is down 11% year-on-year over the first four months of 2017 to 47.259 registrations. This market has traditionally been overwhelmingly dominated by Toyota, but the star manufacturer sees its share thaw a little more each year, this time to 46.9% due to a decline double that of the market at -22%. Reversely, Nissan more than doubles its sales year-on-year at +111% to take off to 22.3% market share vs. 12.3% over FY2016 and 9.5% a year ago. Hyundai crumbles down 52% but sister brand Kia surges 70%, with Jeep also getting noticed with a 97% gain in 7th place and Honda up 27% to #10. Lexus (-41%), Isuzu (-35%) and Mitsubishi (-23%) struggle.

In the models ranking, strikingly the Top 15 best-sellers are either Toyota or Nissan. The Toyota Hilux stays on top with 8.9% share (9.6% in FY2016) but is getting caught up fast by the Nissan Patrol, leaping from #5 in FY2016 directly to 2nd place and just 173 sales below. The rest of the Top 5 is entirely Toyota with the Prado, Land Cruiser and Land Cruiser Pickup. The Nissan Juke is up 10 spots on its FY16 ranking to #6, the Nissan Sunny up 18 to #7, the X-Trail up 13 to #8 and the Sentra up 18 to #11. Notice also the Geely X7 Sport breaking into the Top 50 at #46. We welcome the Mazda CX-3 at #91 and the Nissan Kicks at #117.

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Oman Full Year 2016: Hilux overtakes Land Cruiser Pickup to #1

Toyota Hilux Oman July 2016. Picture courtesy saudishift.comThe Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in Oman in 2016.

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New car sales in Oman are down a harsh 20% year-on-year in 2016 to 157.069 units. Toyota remains the uncontested leader here even though it sees its market share thaw from 54.2% a year ago to 49.4% now due to deliveries down 27% to 77.560. Far, far below and like in 2015 we find Nissan up 5% to gain almost four percentage points of market share, shooting up from 9.4% to 12.3%. Similarly, Hyundai remains in third place but improves its share from 9% to 10.2% thanks to sales down just 9%. Luxury brand Lexus (-13%) manages to climb up to a stunning 4th position, overtaking Kia (-33%), with Isuzu (-4%), Mitsubishi (-37%) and Mazda (-19%) in tow and holding onto the 2015 ranking. Jeep more than doubles its sales year-on-year at +104%, surging from #17 to #9, with Honda (+4%), Ram (+7%), Volvo (+252%), SAIC (+292%) and Alfa Romeo (+1767%) the only other carmakers posting gains. Notice also Geely, the best-selling Chinese brand in Oman, ranking at #15 vs. #11 in 2015.

The Hyundai Creta is the most popular all-new nameplate in Oman in 2016. 

In the models ranking, despite sales down 27% on 2015 the Toyota Hilux manages to snap the pole position off the Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup (-40%), leader in 2015 but down to #3 this year. The Toyota Prado (-16%) is up two spots to #2, while the Land Cruiser (-43%) makes the Top 4 best-sellers 100% Toyota. The Nissan Patrol goes agains the grain and gains 17% to climb up two ranks to #5, followed by the Toyota Corolla (-21%), Hyundai Elantra (-1%) and Toyota Hiace (-33%). The Lexus LX is down 23% but remains among Oman’s 10 best-sellers at #10. The Toyota Fortuner surges 75% and 13 spots to #13, the Hyundai Sonata is up 43% to #15, the Nissan Juke up a gigantic 242% to #16 and the Nissan X-Trail up 267% to #21. The Hyundai Creta is the best-selling newcomer at #26, followed by the Toyota Prius (#42) and Geely KC (#72).

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Oman January-July 2016: Hilux and Land Cruiser P/Up top market down 21%

Toyota Hilux Oman July 2016. Picture courtesy saudishift.comThe Toyota Hilux remains the best-selling vehicle in Oman in 2016. 

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The Omani new light vehicle market is down 21% year-on-year over the first 7 months of 2016 to 91.318 registrations. Toyota continues to account for more than 1 in every 2 sales in the country but sees its market share thaw to 52% from 54.2% a year ago due to sales down 24%. Reversely, Hyundai (+2%), Lexus (+4%) and Isuzu (+9%) all gain ground inside the Top 5 whereas Nissan crumbles down 33%. Chevrolet (+3%) and Jeep (+48%) are the only other carmakers displaying positive results within the 20 best-sellers. Toyota logically monopolises the Top 5 best-selling models charts but four of them fall even faster than the market: the Hilux remains the market leader despite deliveries down 29% and is followed by the Land Cruiser Pickup (-30%), Land Cruiser SW (-31%), Prado (-34%) and Corolla (-13%). The Hyundai Elantra, up 11%, is the most popular non-Toyota in Oman at #6. Notice the Hyundai Sonata up 92% to #10, the Toyota Fortuner up 39% to #15 and the Nissan D22 Pickup up 51% to #20, The Hyundai Creta lands at a cool 23rd spot with 792 sales so far this year.

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Oman January-April 2016: Toyota holds 53.9% market share

Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup Oman April 2016The Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup is #2 in Oman so far this year.

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The Omani new light vehicle market falls 18% year-on-year over the first four months of 2016 to 52.595 units, and is still obliterated by Toyota at 53.9% share with deliveries down 21% to 28.330. Hyundai (+2%) overtakes Nissan (-27%) while Lexus (+10%) and Isuzu (+29%) pass Kia (-56%). Ford gains a beautiful 18% at #9 overall, with other carmakers in positive including GMC (+1%), Hino (+23%), Subaru (+3%), Jaguar (+70%) and Volvo (+440%). Model-wise, as expected it is a Toyota festival with the brand monopolising the Top 6. The Hilux (-31%), Land Cruiser Pickup (-7%) and Land Cruiser SW (-17%) all fit with in less than 200 sales and each account for more than 10% of the market, the three nameplates adding up to 31% share. Notice the Hyundai Sonata up 96% to end just outside the Top 10.

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Oman Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser P/up edges past Hilux

Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up 2012The Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up takes the lead of Omani sales in 2015.

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Another year of correction for the Omani new car market: after losing 5% in 2014, new light vehicle sales in the country drop another 7% in 2015 to 194.155 units. Toyota once again secures over half of the market with sales down 8% to 106.419 and 54.8% share, above Nissan (9.5%), Hyundai (9.1%) and Kia (4.9%) all seeing volumes drop by 13%. Lexus remains 5th and even improves by 1% to 8.602 deliveries for a 4.4% share. Notice also Mitsubishi up 24%, Chinese carmaker Geely up 98% to #11, BMW up 13%, GMC up 15%, Renault up 16% and Subaru up 32%.

Geely GC7 Oman 2015. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comChinese carmaker Geely is about to enter Oman’s Top 10 brands. 

In the models ranking, the Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup manages to edge past the traditional leader, the Toyota Hilux, by dropping just 3% to 21.300 units and 11% share vs. -11% to 20.638 and 10.6% for the Hilux, while the Land Cruiser is catching up fast just below with volumes up 12% to 20.339 and 10,5% share. The Prado (-15%), Corolla (-10%) and Hiace (-41%) make the Top Six 100% Toyota like in 2014, with the Nissan Patrol (-8%) the best-selling non-Toyota above the Hyundai Elantra (-10%). The Lexus LX holds onto its Top 10 ranking at #9 despite sales down 12%, the Toyota RAV4 is up 18% to #15, the Mitsubishi Pajero is up 32% to #27, the Lancer EX up 105% to #30 and the Toyota FJ Cruiser enjoys a second wind at +85% to #36.

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Gulf 1st Half 2015: All Toyota models data now available (BSCB exclusive)

Toyota Hilux Saudi Arabia August 2015. Picture courtesy saudishift.comThe new generation Toyota Hilux has just launched in the Gulf region.

Thanks to the work of Toyota’s head office in Japan, we are able to share with you today exclusive sales figures for the Gulf Cooperation Council region for all Toyota and Lexus nameplates over the First Half of 2015. Keeping in mind Toyota is over-dominant in the region, this data is equivalent to understanding the Top 5 best-sellers in each country that is part of the area. The data covers no less than 34 nameplates across the Toyota and Lexus brands for the following markets:

– Saudi Arabia
– United Arab Emirates
– Bahrain
– Kuwait
– Oman
– Qatar

We learn that the Toyota Hilux is once again the brand’s and the overall best-seller in the region as a whole but also in Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE. The Toyota Corolla follows over the GCC region but does not rank #1 anywhere, only #2 in Saudi Arabia below the Hilux. The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 for its part is #1 in Bahrain and Qatar, while the Toyota Prado dominates in Kuwait.

Previous GCC updates:

Saudi Arabia Q1 2015: Hyundai Accent leaps to #2

United Arab Emirates Q1 2015: Mitsubishi Lancer up 3-fold to #2

Bahrain Q1 2015: Toyota Hilux overtakes Land Cruiser to #1

Kuwait Q1 2015: Toyota Prado ultradominant

Oman Q1 2015: Toyota sovereign in market down 12%

Qatar Q1 2015: Nissan Patrol jumps onto podium

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Oman 1st Quarter 2015: Toyota Hilux sovereign in market down 12%

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After years of record sales, the Omani new car market hits on the brakes in 2015: down 12% year-on-year over the first Quarter to just 47.894 registrations. Toyota still obliterates the sales charts with a 54.4% market share and monopolises the Top 6 models ranking. Nissan (11%), Hyundai (8%) and Kia (4.9%) follow. The Toyota Hilux remains the best-selling vehicle in Oman by a large margin, selling more than any other manufacturer as a whole, and despite sales down 9% to 5.646 units or 11.8% share. The Toyota Land Cruiser (-14%) passes the Land Cruiser Pick-up (-24%) and Prado (-17%) to claim the 2nd spot overall while the Corolla (-1%) overtakes the Hiace (-21%) to rank 5th. The Nissan Patrol at #7 (+6%) and Toyota RAV4 at #10 (+60%) are the only nameplates in the Top 10 managing to gain ground year-on-year.

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Oman Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux resists Land Cruiser P/U assault

Updated Toyota Land Cruiser SeriesThe Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up ranks at a world-best #2 in Oman.

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It’s a year to forget for the Omani new car market: down 5% to 208,029 registrations. Surprisingly, Oman is the one country in the world where Toyota manages its highest market share at an astounding 55.6%, selling 5.5 times more than any other brand in the market… Nissan follows very far at 10.2% ahead of Hyundai at 9.7%, Kia at 5.3% and Lexus at 4.1%. Ford is the only non-Asian brand in the Top 11 at #8. Model-wise, despite sales down an estimated 12%, the Toyota Hilux keeps the lead at 11.3% share but the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up is catching up at +11% to 10.3%, lodging once again a world-best performance in Oman. The Toyota Prado and Land Cruiser both hold 8.8% of the Omani market, above the Hiace and Corolla, making the Top 6 100% Toyota. The Nissan Patrol is up 20% to #7, Hyundai Santa Fe up 45% to #10 and Toyota Yaris up 59% to #17.

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Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

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.

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

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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

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