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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. Complete analysis will follow shortly. 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

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

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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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Gulf: Direct fast-forward to November 2012 sales

December 23rd, 2012 1 comment

Infiniti QX56

Ldman’s Christmas present to BestSellingCarsBlog is November figures for the Gulf Cooperation Council area, one month in advance! So there will be no October updates, only November articles which will integrate October figures and commentaries. Saudi ArabiaKuwaitQatarBahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman will all be updated within the next 24 to 48 hours.

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

November 23rd, 2012 No comments

Nissan Sunny

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The new car market is Oman is up a very dynamic 26% year-on-year in September to 18,503 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 154,485 units, up 23% on 2011. The Toyota Hilux lodges another impressive month, grabbing no less than 14.6% of the Omani market in September thanks to 2,705 sales. Year-to-date the Hilux is at 21,819 units and 14.1%. The Toyota Land Cruiser is #2 this month like in year-to-date ranking with 8.2% and 8.7% share respectively.

Street scene in Muscat, Oman. Picture by Roving I, all rights reserved.

Exceptional month for the Nissan Sunny boosted by the new generation, up 2 spots to land in third positionwith 1,386 sales and 7.5%, by far its highest share in the country in a long while. In fact it is the first time since I follow the Omani car market monthly in January 2011 that a non-Toyota manages to rank on the Omani podium! (Note that little trick may have been helped by the fact that Sunny data is aggregated into one model this month).

Taxis in Muscat, Oman. Picture by It’s Stefan, all rights reserved.

There are still 7 Toyotas in the Top 10 with Nissan the only other brand represented. Other great performers in Oman in September include the Nissan D22 up 10 spots to #6, the Hyundai i20 up 6 to #18 vs. #36 YTD and #86 in 2011, the Kia Sorento up 25 to #21, the Nissan Armada up 33 to #22, the Lexus ES up 13 to #39, the Ford Taurus up 32 to #43 and the Infiniti JX35 landing directly at #78 for its first month of sales in the country.

Previous month: Oman August 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser and Nissan Patrol strong

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

Full September 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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