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Qatar March 2014: Nissan Patrol and Hyundai Santa Fe shine

May 27th, 2014 No comments

Hyundai Santa Fe Qatar March 2014. Picture courtesy of drivearabia.comHyundai Santa Fe

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The Qatari new car market is up 10% year-on-year in March to 8,365 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 23,723 units, up 7% on 2013. The Toyota Land Cruiser reigns supreme on the Qatari models sales charts with 768 units sold this month and 9.2% share, followed by Toyota Hilux at 7.8% and the Toyota Prado at 4.1%. This podium is identical to the 2014 year-to-date as well as the Full Year 2013 rankings. Outstanding month for the Nissan Patrol up 7 spots on February to land in 4th place and rank 5th so far in 2014 vs. #9 in 2013, the Nissan Sunny is solid at #5, the Lexus LX is up one rank on last month to #6 and the Hyundai Santa Fe is #7 and #6 year-to-date vs. #14 in 2013.

Previous post: Qatar January 2014: Ford Edge breaks into Top 10

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

Full March 2014 Top 150 models Ranking Table below.

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Qatar: 2005-2013 Historical Data soon available

May 19th, 2014 No comments

Doha, Qatar. Picture by Lucie Debelkova, all rights reserved.

2005-2010 Historical data for Qatar 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.

Qatar Full Year 2011: Land Cruiser & Hilux on top, Nissan strong

Qatar Full Year 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser holds onto top spot

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

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Qatar January 2014: Ford Edge breaks into Top 10

March 17th, 2014 No comments

Ford Edge Qatar January 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Ford Edge is among the 10 most popular vehicles in Qatar this month.

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The Qatari new car market is up 4% year-on-year in January to 7,745 registrations, and this month the Toyota Hilux edges out 2013 leader the Toyota Land Cruiser by just 3 sales at 623 units vs. 620, both models holding a 8% market share. The Toyota Prado remains third at 5.8% share while the Nissan Patrol is up 5 spots on its FY2013 ranking to 4th place with 361 sales and 4.7% and the Toyota Corolla is up one to #5. Notice also the Hyundai Santa Fe up 8 to #6, the Ford Edge up a spectacular 34 ranks to break into the Top 10 at #10, the Nissan Altima up 11 to #16, Mercedes S-Class up 27 to #19 and the Toyota RAV4 up 37 to #20.

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

One year ago: Qatar January 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser #1, Mercedes S-Class up

Full January 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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

March 12th, 2014 No comments

Lexus LX Qatar 2013Lexus LX

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The Qatari new car market is up 9% year-on-year in 2013 to 89,876 registrations and the most popular vehicle in the country has now been unchanged for 3 years in a row: the Toyota Land Cruiser reigns supreme in spite of sales down 4% to 7,845 units and 8.7% share. It is followed like in 2012 by the Toyota Hilux at 6,770 sales (-4%) and the Toyota Prado at 4,325 (+23%). Down 2% on 2012, the Toyota Camry is still up one spot to #4, making the Top 4 100% Toyota. World-best performance of the Lexus LX is Qatar: it is up 4% and two spots on 2012 to land at an incredible 5th place with 2,291 sales and 2.5% share. Interestingly it is the only Lexus model with the RX (#69) to manage a Top 100 ranking in Qatar this year…

Range Rover Qatar 2013Range Rover sales are up 321% in 2013 in Qatar.

Potentially helped by pre-deliveries of the new generation coupled with the previous model in runout mode, the Toyota Corolla gains 4 ranks and 13% on 2012 to hit #6, while the Hyundai Elantra is up 44% to #10 and the Hyundai Accent up 55% to #11. Other impressive performers this year in Qatar include the Mitsubishi Lancer EX up 457% (!) to #15, the Nissan Sentra landing directly at #16, the Mitsubishi Pajero up 125% to #19, Toyota Sequoia up 107% to #30, the Range Rover up 321% and 64 spots to #33, Renault Duster up 143% to #47, Hyundai Sonata up 182% to #52 and the Toyota RAV4 up 786% to #57.

Previous post: Qatar July 2013: Lexus LX up to 4th place

Previous year: Qatar Full Year 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser holds onto top spot

Full Year 2013 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Qatar July 2013: Lexus LX up to 4th place!

September 29th, 2013 No comments

Lexus LX Qatar July 2013Lexus LX

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After gaining a huge 47% year-on-year in July 2012, new car sales in Qatar are up a further 23% in July 2013 to 7,702 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 51,344 units, up 7% on 2012. Dethroned by the Toyota Hilux last month, the Toyota Land Cruiser resumes its domination of the Qatari models ranking in July thanks to 631 sales and 8.2%, level with its year-to-date market share of 8.1%. The Hilux is down to #2 but only 29 units below at 602 sales and 7.8%, way above the 6.6% it commands year-to-date, while the Toyota Prado rounds up the Qatari podium as it does year-to-date, albeit with a much stronger market share of 5.3% vs. 3.8%.

VW Passat Qatar July 2013. Picture courtesy of automiddleeast.comVW Passat

The best performer this month is the luxury version of Qatar’s best-seller, the Lexus LX, up 4 spots on June to a fantastic 4th place at 209 units and 2.7%. Let’s also salute the 5th place of the Nissan Patrol, stable on last month but significantly above its year-to-date level, the Hyundai Elantra up 8 ranks to #6, the Hyundai Tucson up to #7 vs. #13 year-to-date, Mitsubishi Lancer EX up 6 to #10, Nissan Altima up 21 to #15 and the Ford Expedition and VW Passat, both up from outside the Top 100 in June to #20 and #21 respectively in July, vs. #66 and #58 year-to-date.

Previous month: Qatar June 2013: 3 Nissans in Top 6, Patrol up to 5th place

One year ago: Qatar July 2012: Toyota Hilux beats Land Cruiser again

Full July 2013 Top 120 Ranking Table below.

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Qatar June 2013: 3 Nissans in Top 6, Patrol up to 5th place

August 29th, 2013 No comments

Nissan Patrol Qatar June 2013The Nissan Patrol jumps inside the Top 5 most popular models in Qatar this month.

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New car sales in Qatar are up 4% year-on-year in June to 6,577 registrations and 2% year-to-date to 42,400 units. If the Toyota Hilux takes the lead this month thanks to 591 sales and 9% share, the Toyota Land Cruiser holds onto its year-to-date pole position for dear life at 4,136 units and 9.8% vs. a less convenient 3,379 and 8% for the Hilux. The Toyota Prado is third in both rankings but far below at 5.7% this month and 4.6% in 2013. Nissan has an excellent showing: 3 models in the Qatari Top 6 this month (like Toyota), okay it’s the bottom 3 but still: the Sunny is up to #4 vs. #8 year-to-date, the Patrol up to #5 vs. #9 and the D22 pick-up down to #6 vs. #5.

Lexus LX Qatar June 2013The Lexus LX is #7 year-to-date in Qatar.

Before we leave the Top 10, let’s salute the great performance of the super luxurious Lexus LX, ranking 7th year-to-date with 1,213 sales and 2.9% share. Further down, great gainers in June include the Hyundai Tucson up to #10 vs. #18 year-to-date, the Toyota Fortuner up to #15 vs. #28, Mitsubishi Lancer EX up to #16 vs. #31, Ford Ranger up to #22 vs. #65 and the Hyundai Sonata up to #23 vs. #48.

Previous post: Qatar February 2013: Toyota Avalon #10, Nissan Sentra #19

One year ago: Qatar June 2012: Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser fight

6 months Top 180, June Top 100 models and Top 35 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Qatar February 2013: Toyota Avalon #10, Nissan Sentra #19

April 12th, 2013 1 comment

Nissan Sentra Qatar February 2013Nissan Sentra

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Qatar is the only market in the Gulf Cooperation Council region to lose ground year-on-year this month, down 5% to 6,811 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still up by a healthy 10% to 14,283 units. The Toyota Land Cruiser and Hilux continue to dominate the Qatari models ranking head and shoulders with 751 sales and 11% and 558 and 8.2% respectively. Far below, the Nissan D22 is up one spot on January to jump onto the podium this month at 258 units and 3.8%, the Toyota Camry and Nissan Sunny are both up 3 to #4 and #5 respectively while the Nissan Patrol is up 7 to 9 and the Toyota Avalon up a huge 61 ranks to land at #10 with 128 sales and 1.9%. The Ford Edge is up 44 to #18 and the Nissan Sentra lands directly within the Qatari Top 20 for its first month in market at #19 with 92 units and 1.4%.

Previous month: Qatar January 2013: Toyota Land Cruiser #1, Mercedes S-Class up

One year ago: BQatar February 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser reigns supreme

Full February 2013 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Qatar January 2013: Land Cruiser #1, Mercedes S-Class up

April 1st, 2013 2 comments

Mercedes S Class Qatar January 2013Mercedes S-Class

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Qatar is another Middle-Eastern market to display impressive growth these days: after gaining 32% over the Full Year 2012, it is up 29% year-on-year in January to 7,472 registrations. The Toyota Land Cruiser is still sovereign here thanks to 726 sales and 9.7% share this month, followed by the Toyota Hilux at 523 units and 7% and the Toyota Prado with 374 units and 5%, which makes the January podium identical to the Full Year 2012 one.

Chevrolet Trailblazer Qatar January 2013Chevrolet Trailblazer

Great performers in Qatar this month include the Nissan D22 pick-up up 5 spots on December to #4, the Toyota Corolla up 13 to #5, Toyota Coaster up 29 to #10, Honda Accord up 37 to #14, Mercedes S-Class up 59 to #21, Chevrolet Trailblazer up to #32, Kia Sportage up to #33, BMW X5 up to #36 and Mercedes M-Class up to #42.

Previous post: Qatar Full Year 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser holds onto top spot

Full January 2013 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Qatar Full Year 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser holds onto top spot

February 16th, 2013 1 comment

Toyota Land Cruiser Qatar 2012Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture by Abdulrahman BinSlmah, all rights reserved.

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New car sales in Qatar slow down their growth in December, up ‘only’ 12% year-on-year to 6,650 registrations, which brings the Full Year 2012 total to 82,274 units, up a massive 32% on 2011. December highlights include the Ford F-Series up 30 spots on November to #6, the Hyundai Accent up 18 to #10, Nissan Altima up 25 to #12, Mitsubishi Lancer EX up 73 to #23 and Peugeot 207 up to #25.

Ford F-Series Qatar December 2012. Picture courtesy of DriveArabia.comFord F-Series

Over the Full Year, the Toyota Land Cruiser manages to stay in pole position for the 2nd year in a row with 8,250 sales for a round 10% share but the fight was tight with the Toyota Hilux, #2 at 7,053 units and 8.6%. Both models are up 39% on 2011 and both topped the monthly ranking 6 times this year, with a peak of 1,127 sales in March for the Land Cruiser and 1,116 in May for the Hilux… This year Toyota monopolises the Qatari podium: the Prado is up a magnificent 135% to #3 with 3,523 sales and 4.3%. It is followed by the Hyundai Santa Fe up 201% and 8 ranks to 2,950 units and 3.6%.

Lexus LX Qatar 2012Lexus LX

The Lexus LX also impresses, up a huge 141% and 7 spots to #7 with 2,208 sales and 2.7%. Notice also the Nissan Patrol up 60% to #8, Nissan Sunny up 185% to #8, Hyundai Tucson up 111% to #15, Porsche Cayenne up 114% to #19, Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up up 106% to #24, Honda CR-V up 125% to #35, Ford F-Series up 194% to #43, Ford Taurus up 351% to #46, Ford Expedition up 193% to #8 and Chevrolet Sonic up 867% to #50 for its first full year in market.

Previous month: Qatar November 2012: Hyundai Santa Fe and Lexus LX impress

Previous year: Qatar Full Year 2011: Land Cruiser & Hilux on top, Nissan strong

Full Year Top 125 and December Top 100 Ranking Tables below.

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Qatar November 2012: Hyundai Santa Fe and Lexus LX impress

December 25th, 2012 No comments

Hyundai Santa Fe

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The Qatari new car market is up a very robust 17% year-on-year in November to 6,681 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 75,625 sales, up 34% on 2011. The Full Year 2011 figure (62,346) was passed during the first week of October… October highlights included the Toyota Land Cruiser reclaiming the top spot for the first time since last March at 9.9% share, the Mitsubishi Pajero up to #7 vs. #37 year-to-date, the Kia Rio up to #8 vs. #27 and the Chevrolet Sonic at #25. In November, the Land Cruiser is in pole position for the 5th time in 2012 with 767 sales and an excellent 11.5% share. Its 2012 total now amounts to 7,736 units and 10.2%, a safe margin above the Toyota Hilux at 6,791 sales and 9%.

Lexus LX

The biggest event in November in Qatar is the outstanding 2nd place of the Hyundai Santa Fe, boosted by the new generation. It sells 417 units for an incredible 6.2% market share, to be compared to 3.5% year-to-date – now the best-selling non-Toyota in the country at #5 – and 1.6% in 2011… The other great performer this month is the Lexus LX, up 5 spots on October to a fantastic 4th position thanks to 236 sales and 3.5% vs. 2.6% (#7) year-to-date and 1.5% (#14) in 2011.

Porsche Cayenne

Further down, notice the Hyundai Tucson up 4 to #11, the Porsche Cayenne up 3 to #13 vs. #21 year-to-date, the Honda City up 13 to #15, the Mitsubishi Lancer also up 13 to #18, Ford Edge up 37 to #21, Ford Focus up 32 to #23, BMW X5 up 53 to #30, Kia Sorento up 15 to #34, Ford F-Series up 3 to #36 vs. #68 year-to-date, Chevrolet Malibu up 21 to #39 and the Dodge Durango up to #47 vs. #112 YTD.

Previous post: Qatar September 2012: Ford Taurus up to #7

One year ago: Qatar November 2011: Toyota Land Cruiser #1, BMW 7 Series in Top 10

Full October and November 2012 Top 100 Ranking Tables below.

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