Qatar August 2017: Toyota resists at 37.2% share in market down 13%

The Toyota Land Cruiser holds 15.9% of the Qatari market in August. 

* See the Top 35 All-brands and Top 50 models by clicking on the title *

Qatar 2005-2017 All-Make and All-Models monthly data availableContact us here for more details

The Qatari new car market is down a harsh 13% year-on-year in August to 3.741 registrations, yet this is an improvement on the 21% year-to-date drop to 35.239 units. Brand leader Toyota beats the market with sales up 0.3% to a mammoth 37.2% share vs. 31.9% (-26%) so far in 2017. Nissan follows at 16.2% but drops 20% on August 2016. On the other hand Lexus (+89%) and Kia (+64%) both post fantastic gains to rank #3 and #4 respectively for the month. Ford (-23%), Chevrolet (-34%) and Mitsubishi (-60%) struggle. Further down, BMW (+13%) and GMC (+14%) are the only additional carmakers delivering double-digit gains. Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser brilliantly remains atop the charts thanks to sales up 165% year-on-year to a gargantuan 15.9% share vs. 12.5% year-to-date (-23%). The Nissan Patrol (+139%) and Lexus LX (+112%) also more than double their sales on the podium. Below, the Toyota Hilux (-41%) and Prado (-47%) implode but the Ford Explorer (up 39-fold) and Nissan Navara (up 8-fold) shoot up. The Chevrolet Trailblazer is the best performing newcomer at #33, followed by the Nissan Kicks (#46) and Cadillac XT5 (#49). Notice also the Bentley Bentayga at #53.

Previous post: Qatar First Half 2017: Nissan Patrol and Navara shine in market down 22%

One year ago: Qatar January-July 2016: Land Cruiser, Lexus LX and Bentley Bentayga shine

Full August 2017 Top 35 All-brands and Top 50 models below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

Qatar First Half 2017: Nissan Patrol & Navara shine in market down 22%

The Nissan Patrol is up 43% to land in 2nd place overall in Qatar. 

* See the Top 40 All-brands and Top 330 All-models by clicking on the title *

Consult over 10 years worth of Qatari Historical Data here

The Qatari new car market is down a harsh 22% year-on-year over the First Half of 2017 to 27.539 registrations. Market leader Toyota suffers even more, losing one-third of its sales compared to a year ago and dropping from 35.1% to 30.4% share. Nissan gains one percentage point of market share to 16.1% thanks to deliveries down by “only” 17% while Mitsubishi follows the market at -21% to 9.2% share. Kia (+5%) and most impressively Hyundai (+77%) go against the grain to post volume gains. In the Top 10, Lexus (-50%)( and Ford (-42%) are hit the hardest. Below, Suzuki (+42%), Mazda (+35%) and Maserati (+53%) are the only other brands gaining ground inside the Top 30.

The Nissan Navara replaces the D22 and breaks into the Top 10. 

Despite a 36% drop, the Toyota Land Cruiser remains by far the most popular vehicle in Qatar with 11.7% share (14.3% a year ago), more than double any nameplate in the country. Very impressive in 2nd place is the Nissan Patrol up 43% and six spots to a round 5% share, overtaking the Toyota Hilux (-42%), Prado (-14%), Mitsubishi Pajero (-20%), Lancer EX (-42%) and Lexus LX (-54%). Thanks to stable sales, the Kia Cerato #7) and Toyota Camry (#8) slide into the Top 10 while the Nissan Navara is up 7-fold to also break into Qatar’s 10 most successful nameplates at #10. The Hyundai Accent (+255%), Elantra (+49%), Mitsubishi L200 (+23%) and Kia Sportage (+28%) also impress. Like in the majority of countries in the region, the Nissan Kicks (#62) is the most popular newcomer in Qatar over the period.

Previous post: Qatar January-April 2017: Land Cruiser dominates market down 21%

Previous year: Qatar Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser towers above competition

Full H1 2017 Top 40 All-brands and Top 330 All-models vs. Full H1 2016 figures below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

Qatar January-April 2017: Land Cruiser dominates market down 21%

The Toyota Land Cruiser holds 12% of the Qatari new car market so far in 2017. 

* See the Top 38 brands and Top 272 models by clicking on the title *

The Qatari new vehicle market is down 21% year-on-year over the first four months of 2017 to 20.217 registrations. Toyota remains by far the most popular manufacturer in the country but sees its market share drop to 29.4% due to sales freefalling down 33%. Nissan does better than the market at -14% and improves to 15.4% share in 2nd place but Mitsubishi plunges 37% to 6% share in third position. Kia manage to stabilises its sales to jump to 4th place and 6% share but the best performer in the Top 10 is Hyundai up 41% year-on-year to leap to #5 and 5.9% share. Below, Ford (-33%) and Lexus (-51%) struggle. Just outside the Top 10, a series of manufacturers post impressive gains: BMW (+32%), Suzuki (+57%), Land Rover (+23%) and Mazda (+33%) with Porsche also in great shape at +38%.

Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser continues to reign supreme, selling more than 2.5 times the amount of the #2, the Nissan Patrol up from #6 in FY2016. Both the Toyota Hilux and Prado are knocked down one spot to third and fourth places respectively while the Mitsubishi Pajero gains two ranks to #5 and the Toyota Camry overtakes the Mitsubishi Lancer EX to become Qatar’s best-selling passenger car at #6. Notice also the Hyundai Accent up 57 spots to #9, the Hyundai Elantra up 27 to #14 and the Nissan Navara up 7 to #16.

Previous post: Qatar Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser towers above competition

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

Full January-April 2017 Top 38 brands and Top 272 models below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

Qatar Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser towers above competition

The Toyota Land Cruiser improves its Qatari market share to 12.1%.

* See the Top 40 All-brands and Top 100 models by clicking on the title *

Consult over 10 years worth of Qatari Historical Data here

The Qatari new car market suffers a 26% decline in 2016 to 72.312 registrations vs. an amended 97.768 units in 2015. Leader Toyota evolves roughly like the market at -24% and now accounts for almost exactly one in every three vehicles sold in the country at 33.1% share. Nissan and Mitsubishi both drop 26% resulting in identical market shares compared to 2015 at 14.8% and 8.5% respectively. Ford (-15%) and Kia (-5%) post limited shares and both take advantage of Hyundai freefalling down 80% to nudge up to #4 and #5 while Lexus posts a stunning 13% increase pushing its share from 2.8% to 4.3% and earning the Japanese luxury brand a two-spot jump to 6th place. Chevrolet (-5%), Honda (-11%) and BMW (-12%) also manage to improve their presence inside the Top 10. Outside, a lot of carmakers struggle: along with Hyundai (-80%), Renault (-40%), Isuzu (-46%), Land Rover (-47%) and Volkswagen (-60%) disappoint. Reversely, Jeep (+79%), Bentley (+73%), Dodge (+52%) and Ram (+52%) stand out with spectacular gains.

lexus-lx-qatar-july-2016-picture-courtesy-caronweb-comThe Lexus LX is up to a world-best 5th place in Qatar.

The Toyota Land Cruiser remains the perennial best-seller in Qatar and even manages to markedly improve its market share to 12.1% thanks to a limited 8% decline, widening the gap with the next best-seller, the Toyota Hilux, to more than double. The Toyota Prado (-19%) gains two spots to make the podium 100% Toyota. The Mitsubishi Lancer EX manages to hold onto the 4th place in spite of a 28% drop. The Lexus LX continues to gallop towards the top of the Qatari ranking, up a further 4 ranks on last year to hit a world-best 5th place. The Nissan X-Trail (+13%), Ford F-Series (+40%), Kia Sportage (+11%), Chevrolet Tahoe (+13%) and Kia Picanto (+32%) are the only other nameplates managing year-on-year growth inside the Top 30.

All-Make and All-Models monthly data available. Contact us here for more details

Previous post: Qatar January-July 2016: Land Cruiser, Lexus LX and Bentley Bentayga shine

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

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

Full Year 2016 Top 40 All-brands and Top 100 models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

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. 

* See the Top 40 All-brands and Top 300 All-models by clicking on the title *

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.

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

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

Full January-July 2016 Top 40 All-brands and Top 300 All-models below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

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.

* See the Top 40 All-brands and Top 279 All-models by clicking on the title *

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.

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

Full January-April 2016 Top 40 All-brands and Top 279 All-models below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

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. 

* See the Top 40 All-brands and Top 340 All-models by clicking on the title *

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

Full Year 2015 Top 40 All-brands and Top 340 All-models vs. Full 2014 figures below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

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

Full H1 2015 sales figures for 34 nameplates in the 6 countries of the GCC region below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

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.

* See the Top 15 best-selling models by clicking on the title *

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%.

Contact us for more info and analysis.

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

One year ago: Qatar March 2014: Nissan Patrol and Hyundai Santa Fe shine

Full Q1 2015 Top 15 models Ranking Table below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register

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

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

* See the Top 25 best-selling models and Top 15 brands by clicking on the title *

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

Full Year 2014 Top 25 models vs. Full Year 2013 figures and Top 15 brands below.

This content is for 1 Year members only.
Log In Register
Search