Qatar January-July 2016: Land Cruiser, Lexus LX & Bentley Bentayga shine

lexus-lx-qatar-july-2016-picture-courtesy-caronweb-comThe Lexus LX ranks #4 best-seller in Qatar so far in 2016. 

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New light vehicle sales in Qatar are down a steep 30% year-on-year over the first 7 months of 2016 to an almost round 40.003 units vs. 56.759 a year ago. Toyota accounts for over 1 in every 3 sales in the country, even managing to improve its market share to 34.6% thanks to deliveries down ‘just’ 26%. Nissan is hit harder at -35% in 2nd place with Mitsubishi (-24%) rounding up the podium. Kia goes from 3.6% share a year ago to 5% now thanks to sales down just 2% but the best performer in the Top 10 is without a doubt luxury marque Lexus posting a stunning 47% year-on-year increase to 1.979 units and 4.9% share. Outside the Top 10, Jeep (+171%), Infiniti (+14%), Peugeot (+149%), Ram (+257%), Bentley (+38%), Jaguar (+15%) and Volvo (+29%) also shine but Hyundai (-78%), Volkswagen (-60%) and Land Rover (-50%) struggle.

bentley-bentayga-qatar-july-2016The Bentley Bentayga is already among the 100 best-sellers in Qatar. 

The Toyota Land Cruiser is king of the sales charts once again in Qatar, improving its market share greatly from 9% a year ago to 13.7% now thanks to deliveries up 7% to 5.483. The Toyota Hilux (-38%) sells less than half of this amount at 2.189 with the Mitsubishi Lancer EX (-21%) in tow. Replicating the performance of the brand into the models ranking, the Lexus LX leaps up 71% year-on-year to land at a world-best 4th place with 1.663 sales and 4.2% share, missing out on a podium ranking for just 4 units. The Toyota Corolla (-27%), Prado (-37%) and Nissan Patrol (-56%) suffer the most inside the Top 10. Below, notice the Ford F-Series up 86% to #19, the Kia Picanto up 69% to #22 and Jeep Grand Cherokee up 144% to #23. Among recent launches, the Hyundai Creta (#58) and Bentley Bentayga – already among Qatar’s 100 best-sellers at #94 – do best. The full sales charts are below.

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Qatar January-April 2016: Land Cruiser at 15.2% share, Lexus LX #3

Lexus LX Qatar April 2016. Picture courtesy middleeastcar.comThe Lexus LX is the third best-selling vehicle in Qatar so far in 2016 – a world best.

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Like most countries in the GCC region, the Qatari new car market drops sharply over the first four months of 2016 at -26% to just 24.422 registrations. No surprises on top though: Toyota remains master in command, even improving its market share to 36.5% share thanks to sales down ‘just’ 22% to 8.921. In second place, Nissan falls faster than the market at -36%, resulting in a reduced 14.9% share above Mitsubishi at 9.2% (-13%) while Lexus manages the very impressive feat of gaining 34% to jump four spots to #4 overall with 5.3% of the market. Kia (+3%) overtakes Ford (-29%) and Hyundai in freefall (-67%). Bentley (+15%), Jaguar (+18%), Lincoln (+19%), Infiniti (+48%), Peugeot (+105%), Jeep (+166%) and Ram (+242%) are the only other marques in positive this year. Model-wise, the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser cements its domination even further thanks to the new model and sales up 14% to 3.704 and 15.2% share. This pales in comparison however with its luxury twin the Lexus LX, up a gargantuan 55% thanks to the new generation to land in third place overall, the nameplate’s best ranking anywhere in the world. The full sales charts are below.

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Qatar Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser sails off to 10.2% share

Toyota Land Cruiser Qatar 2015The Toyota Land Cruiser is boosted to 10.2% share in Qatar by its facelift. 

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The Qatari new car market marks a pause in 2015 with total registrations down 2% to 92.916 units. Toyota dominates the sales charts as usual despite a 5% year-on-year drop to 31.352 sales and 33.7% share It is followed by Nissan at 15.6% (-6%), Mitsubishi at 8.9% (+21%), Hyundai at 7% (-11%) and Ford at 4.5% (+26%). Very different fortunes among the Top 5 brands indeed. Notice also Renault up 25%, Mazda up 29%, Cadillac up 35%, Isuzu up 90%, Lincoln up 238% and Peugeot up 247%.

Nissan Patrol Qatar 2015. Picture courtesy of suvcar.ruThe Nissan Patrol ranks third in Qatar in 2015. 

Boosted up 21% by its facelift, the Toyota Land Cruiser sails off to 10.2% share vs. just 6% for its immediate pursuant, the Toyota Hilux (-14%). The Nissan Patrol is up 14% to climb onto the podium at #3 ahead of the Mitsubishi Lancer EX surging 40% to #4. The Toyota Prado (-24%), Corolla (-12%) and Camry (-1%) make it five Toyotas in the Top Seven. Further down, the Mitsubishi Pajero is up 21% to #8, the Lexus LX is down 9% but remains inside the Top 10 at #9, the Mitsubishi L200 is up 40% to #17, Hyundai Accent up 33% to #18 and Nissan X-Trail up 85% to #26.

Previous post: Qatar Q1 2015: Nissan Patrol jumps onto podium

Previous year: Qatar Full Year 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser leads, Nissan Patrol up 81%

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

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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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Qatar 1st Quarter 2015: Nissan Patrol leaps onto podium

Nissan Patrol VVIP Qatar March 2015. Picture courtesy of drivearabia.comThe Nissan Patrol is the third best-selling vehicle in Qatar so far in 2015.

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The new car market in Qatar is up a very pleasant 6% year-on-year over the 1st Quarter of 2015 to 25.154 registrations. Toyota unsurprisingly leads the way in the brands ranking with 34.6% share, selling double the cars as the #2 Nissan (18%), while Mitsubishi brilliantly snaps a podium spot thanks to 7.6% share above Hyundai (7.4%), Ford (4%), Kia (3.5%), Honda (3.1%), Lexus (2.9%) and GMC (2.7%). Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser cements its leadership with sales up 8% year-on-year to 2.198 and 8.7% share while the Toyota Hilux drops 5% to 1.705. The Nissan Patrol continues to impress, up one spot compared to its FY2014 ranking to leap onto the podium at #3 with sales up a fantastic 41% year-on-year to 1.142. The Toyota Corolla (+20%) also gains one spot on 2014 to #4, the Mitsubishi Lancer EX is up 70%, the Honda City up 62%, Toyota Camry up 61%, Mitsubishi Pajero up 42% and Hyundai Tucson up 31%.

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Qatar Full Year 2014: Land Cruiser leads, Nissan Patrol up 81%

Nissan Patrol Qatar 2014. Picture courtesy of suvcar.ruNissan Patrol (UAE model shown)

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New car sales in Qatar are up 6% year-on-year in 2014 to 95,171 registrations. As it is the case in every country in the region, Toyota dominates the brands ranking head and shoulders with 34.5% share, above Nissan at 16.3%, Hyundai at 7.7% and Mitsubishi at 7.2%. Notice Ford at a strong 6th place, Chevrolet at #8, GMC at #10 and Renault at #15. The models podium is unchanged on 2013 with the Toyota Land Cruiser taking the lead at 8.2% share above the Hilux at an estimated 6.8% and the Prado at 4.9%. The star of the year is the Nissan Patrol, up 81% to land at an impressive 4th place with 3.5% share. The Toyota Corolla (+50%), Hyundai Santa Fe (+46%), Mitsubishi Pajero (+77%) and Toyota Yaris (+228%) also shine.

Previous post: Gulf August 2014: Nissan Patrol consistently shines

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

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

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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

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

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Qatar June 2014: Toyota Hilux edges past Land Cruiser

Toyota Hilux Qatar June 2014. Picture courtesy of Flickr

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The Qatari new car market is up a splendid 21% year-on-year in June to 7,967 registrations, bringing the half-year total up 12% to 47,461 units. While the Toyota Land Cruiser still holds the models ranking crown year-to-date (8.9% share) as it did over the Full Year 2013, this month the Toyota Hilux jumps into pole position thanks to 536 sales and 6.7%, 7 meagre units above the Land Cruiser. The Toyota Corolla is up to third place at 358 units and 4.5% vs. #5 year-to-date, the Mitsubishi Lancer EX is up to #4 vs. #8 year-to-date and the Toyota Camry up to #7 vs. #10. Other great performers in Qatar this month include the Hyundai Elantra up to #15 vs. #26, the VW Jetta up to #29 vs. #69 and the BMW 3 Series up to #31 vs. #62.

Previous post: Qatar March 2014: Nissan Patrol and Hyundai Santa Fe shine

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

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Qatar March 2014: Nissan Patrol and Hyundai Santa Fe shine

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.

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Qatar: 2005-2015 Historical Data now available

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

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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

Qatar Full Year 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser leads, Nissan Patrol up 81%

Qatar Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser sails off to 10.2% share