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Saudi Arabia June 2014: Toyota Corolla up to second place

July 25th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Saudi Arabia June 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comToyota Corolla

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After losing 5% in June last year, the Saudi new car market is back up a splendid 19% year-on-year this month to 71,609 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 408,073 units, up 12% on 2013. Below the Toyota Hilux untouchable in pole position with 6,380 sales and 8.9% share (8.8% year-to-date), the Toyota Corolla steps up to 2nd place thanks to the new generation and 4,945 units for a strong 6.9% market share vs. #4 and 5.8% year-to-date… As a result the Hyundai Elantra (#2 year-to-date) is knocked out to third place in June at 3,828 sales and 5.3% vs. 5.9% year-t0-date. The Toyota Yaris, also boosted by a new generation now on sale in the region, holds very well at #4 and 4.5%, overtaking the Hyundai Accent.

Chevrolet Impala Saudi Arabia June 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comChevrolet Impala

Other great performers this month in Saudi Arabia include the Kia Cerato up to #11 vs. #16 year-to-date, the Hyundai Santa Fe up to #17 vs. #23, Ford Taurus up to #19 vs. #25, Chevrolet Impala up to #22 vs. #37, Ford Explorer up to #25 vs. #39, Renault Duster up to #32 vs. #47, Nissan Altima up to #33 vs. #53, Ford Ranger up to #58 vs. #95, Honda City up to #82 vs. #129 and the Toyota Avanza landing at #99 for its first month of sales in the country at 71 units.

Previous post: Saudi Arabia March 2014: Toyota Hilux leads, Yaris up to #2

One year ago: Saudi Arabia June 2013: Hyundai Elantra beats all Toyotas!

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Saudi Arabia March 2014: Toyota Hilux leads, Yaris up to #2

May 27th, 2014 1 comment

Toyota Yaris Saudi Aarabia March 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comToyota Yaris

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The Saudi new car market is up 11% year-on-year in March to 69,015 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 194,479 units, up 5% on 2013. After the Hyundai ‘hijack’ from January (Hyundai Elantra #1 and Accent #2!), the models sales charts is back to a little bit of normalcy in Saudi Arabia. The Toyota Hilux lodges a 2nd consecutive month in pole position with 5,949 sales and a strong 8.6% market share, bringing it back into #1 spot year-to-date at 15,049 units and 7.7% vs. 12,842 and 6.6% for the Hyundai Elantra and 11,562 and 5.9% for the Hyundai Accent.

Chevrolet Tahoe Saudi Arabia March 2014The 2015 model should push the Chevrolet Tahoe further up in Saudi Arabia.

This month’s best performer is the Toyota Yaris, up 3 spots on February to a fantastic second place overall thanks to 4,174 sales and 6% share, that’s a 63% improvement on March 2013, partly due to the arrival of the new generation sedan pictured above. The Toyota Corolla is down 3 ranks to #5 (remaining #4 YTD) above the Toyota Camry. Excellent showing of the Chevrolet Tahoe up two spots to #7 and #8 YTD vs. #13 in 2013, making it the best-selling non-Asian vehicle in the country this month. The Nissan D22 Pick-up is stable at #8 and #7 YTD, a far cry from the #33 spot it held over the Full Year 2013. The Isuzu D-Max makes it 3 pick-ups inside the Top 9.

Infiniti Q50 Saudi Arabia March 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comFirst appearance of the Infiniti Q50 in Saudi rankings.

Outside the Top 10, let’s salute the GMC Yukon solid at #18 and 1,069 sales, the Hyundai Santa Fe up 6 spots on February to #19, the Nissan Patrol up 14 ranks to #23 and up to #31 YTD vs. #121 over the Full Year 2013, the Mazda6 up 9 to #31, Nissan Altima up 89 ranks on last month to #52, Dodge Challenger up 77 to #54, Nissan Maxima up 61 to #57 and the Kia Cadenza up 27 to #75. In fact most Nissan models display explosive growth this month as the carmaker enjoys a successful return to the Saudi car scene. Among newcomers, the Infiniti Q50 lands at #131, the Maserati Ghibli at #174 and the Audi A3 at #206.

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Full March 2014 Top 200 models Ranking Table below.

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Saudi Arabia January 2014: Hyundai Elantra & Accent beat all Toyotas!

March 17th, 2014 3 comments

Hyundai Elantra Saudi Arabia January 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comHyundai Elantra

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New car sales in Saudi Arabia are surprisingly down 4% year-on-year in January to 59,871 registrations, the only country in the region to lose ground this month. And there is another big surprise atop the models sales charts: not one but two Hyundais dominate, above all Toyotas! This is potentially the first time it ever happens in Saudi Arabia. The Hyundai Elantra is the most popular vehicle in the country thanks to 4,296 sales and 7.2% share while the Hyundai Accent holds the 2nd spot at 3,835 units and 6.4%.

Mazda CX-9 Saudi Arabia January 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comMazda CX-9

Leader over the Full Year 2013, the Toyota Hilux is kicked down to third place with 3,496 sales and 5.8% share, way below the 9% it commended in 2013. The Corolla, Camry and Yaris save Toyota’s honour in the Top 6. Just below the Nissan D22 Pick-up sparks, up from #33 in FY2013 to #7, as do the Nissan Sunny N17 up 47 spots to #11, the Toyota RAV4 up 11 to #19, the Mazda CX-9 up 9 to #31, GMC Savana up 63 to #34, Hyundai i10 up 48 to #35, Nissan Patrol up 79 to #42 and the Citroen C-Elysée up a huge 184 ranks to #53.

Previous post: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2013: Toyota Corolla catches up on Hilux

One year ago: Saudi Arabia February 2013: Toyota Hilux edges back past Corolla

Full January 2014 Top 150 models Ranking Table below.

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Saudi Arabia Full Year 2013: Toyota Corolla catches up on Hilux

March 12th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Saudi Arabia 2013. Picture courtesy of drivearabia.comToyota Corolla

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New car sales in Saudi Arabia are up a very satisfying 7% year-on-year in 2013 to 755,563 registrations, cementing the country as one of the 20 biggest car markets in the world (in between Turkey and Spain). The Toyota Hilux remains the most popular choice with car buyers in Saudi Arabia with 67,899 sales and 9% share, stable on 2012, however the next two models are catching up fast: the Toyota Corolla is up 22% to 62,254 units and 8.2% share while Hyundai Elantra is up an even more impressive 69% to 52,823 sales and 7% share vs. 4.4% in 2012! The Hyundai Accent (-3%) and Toyota Camry (-7%) both drop one spot to #4 and #5 respectively and the Toyota Yaris stays 6th.

Hyundai Elantra Saudi Arabia 2013. Picture courtesy of drivearabia.comHyundai Elantra

Let’s salute the solid performance of the Isuzu D-Max up 17% and 3 ranks to #7, the Ford Expedition up one spot to #8, the Honda Accord up 31% to #12, Ford Taurus up a huge 85% to #18, Hyundai Santa Fe up 50% to #25, the Nissan D22 pick-up back to life at #33, Mazda CX-9 up 174% to #40, Ford F-Series up 161% to #43 and Mazda6 up 511% to #45. The Nissan Sentra is the best-selling all-new entrant at a relatively low 82nd place just above the Hyundai i10 at #83 and the Peugeot 301 at #96 with 989 sales.

Previous post: Saudi Arabia July 2013: Toyota Corolla takes the lead year-to-date

Previous year: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2012: Toyota Hilux up 52%, Hyundai Accent #3

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Saudi Arabia July 2013: Corolla takes the lead year-to-date!

September 29th, 2013 6 comments

Toyota Corolla Saudi Arabia July 2013The Toyota Corolla is now in pole position year-to-date in Saudi Arabia…

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As usual with a bit of delay we can explore the Gulf region, let’s start with Saudi Arabia, whose new car market is up a healthy 6% year-on-year in July to 64,870 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 433,611 units, also up 6% on 2012. And we witness a coup atop the models ranking this month: now in total run-out mode, the Toyota Corolla takes the lead both in July with 6,877 sales and a huge 10.6% market share and year-to-date at 34,430 units and 7.9%, passing the Toyota Hilux down to a weak third place this month and adding up to 32,340 sales and 7.5% year-to-date.

Chevrolet Impala Saudi Arabia July 2013. Picture courtesy of almuraba.netThe Chevrolet Impala breaks into the Saudi Top 100 for its 2nd month in market.

Surprise leader in June, the Hyundai Elantra is down to a still remarkable 2nd place in July at 4,531 units and 7%, a little bit over its year-to-date level of 6.8%. The Toyota Camry and Hyundai Accent keep their June rankings at #4 and #5 respectively, which is reverse their year-to-date order. The Honda Accord jumps 3 ranks to a brilliant 7th place at 2.9% vs. #13 year-to-date while the Chevrolet Tahoe is very solid at #8 and 2.8% share, the Toyota Fortuner is up 4 to #9 and the GMC Yukon up 6 to #12. Excellent hold of the Toyota Sequoia at #13 vs. #24 year-to-date. Notice also the Chevrolet Impala up to #80 for its 2nd month in market.

Previous month: Saudi Arabia June 2013: Hyundai Elantra beats all Toyotas!

One year ago: Saudi Arabia July 2012: Ford Expedition up again

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Saudi Arabia June 2013: Hyundai Elantra beats all Toyotas!

August 29th, 2013 3 comments

Hyundai Elantra Saudi Arabia June 2013Hyundai Elantra

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New car sales are down 5% year-on-year in Saudi Arabia to 60,002 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 363,523 units, up 5% on 2012. For the first time on BSCB I can share with you a brands ranking in Saudi Arabia – but keep in mind Mercedes, Renault and Chinese manufacturers data is unavailable. Toyota leads the way by far with 40.2% share over the first half of 2013 thanks to 146,237 sales, followed by Hyundai (20%), Ford (6.9%), Chevrolet and Kia both at 5.8%.

Ford Expedition Saudi Arabia June 2013The Ford Expedition is up to #7 this month in Saudi Arabia.

However there is a big surprise atop the Saudi models ranking in June: with a massive 5,273 sales and 8.8% share (in all likeliness best-ever scores for the model in the country), the Hyundai Elantra becomes the most popular vehicle in the country in June, ahead of the Toyota Hilux (7.3%), Corolla (6.7%) and Camry (6%)… The Toyota Hilux leads the year-to-date race with 28,768 units and 7.9%, followed by the Toyota Corolla very close at 27,553 sales and 7.6%, the Hyundai Elantra at 6.9% and Hyundai Accent at 5.7%.

Toyota Sequoia Saudi Arabia June 2013The Toyota Sequoia knocks at the Saudi Top 10′s door this month!

Other great performers this month include the Ford Expedition, unflagging in 7th position at 1,986 units sold and 3.3% share vs. #11 and 2.4% year-to-date, the Honda Accord up to #10, Toyota Sequoia up to #11 with 2.2% share vs. #25 and 1.2% year-to-date, Ford Taurus up to #12 vs. #21, Ford F-Series up to #22 vs. #49, Mazda6 up to #27 vs. #40 and the Mitsubishi Lancer up to #37 vs. #77. Finally, notice the Lamborghini Aventador rounding up the Top 200 year-to-date with 20 units sold.

Lamborghini Aventador Saudi Arabia June 2013. Picture courtesy of dexigner.comLamborghini Aventador

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July 17th, 2013 No comments

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Saudi Arabia: 2005-2012 Historical Data now available!

July 8th, 2013 2 comments

Toyota Camry Saudi Arabia by Imran AkramThe Toyota Camry was the best-selling vehicle in Saudi Arabia in 2005.

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For the first time on BSCB I an now share with you Historical Data for Saudi Arabia, with an all-models data for each year up to 2005! You won’t find I give you the rankings for now, commentary will follow shortly.

Full Year 2005-2012 All-models Data Tables below.

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Saudi Arabia February 2013: Toyota Hilux edges back past Corolla

April 12th, 2013 3 comments

Toyota Hilux Saudi Arabia February 2013Toyota Hilux

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Excellent month for new car sales in Saudi Arabia once again, up 12% year-on-year in February to 62,284 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 121,583 units, up 14% on 2012. Note my source is slightly different for all Middle-Eastern countries this month so there will be some little differences. First neither Mercedes nor Renault have reported sales for the region this month so they don’t appear in the ranking. Passed by the Toyota Corolla last month, the Toyota Hilux is back to its traditional pole position in February with 5,224 sales and 8.4% vs. 4,907 and 7.9%, even edging past the Corolla year-to-date at 10,019 units vs. 10,016…

Chevrolet Tahoe Saudi Arabia February 2013Chevrolet Tahoe

The rest of the Top 9 is absolutely identical to the January ranking, talk about a stable market! Both the Hyundai Elantra (6.5%) and Accent (5.5%) lodge stronger market share, the Toyota Yaris is down 4.8%, the Camry up to 4.7% and the Hyundai Sonata stable at 3%. The Chevrolet Tahoe is up 10 spots and doubles its market share vs. January at #10 and 2.6%, the Honda Accord is up 8 to #15, the Ford Econoline appears at #17, the Toyota RAV4 is up 14 to #18, Toyota Aurion up 28 to #32, Chevrolet Trailblazer up 40 to #50 and the Hyundai Genesis is up 34 to #51.

Previous month: Saudi Arabia January 2013: Toyota Corolla in top spot

One year ago: Saudi Arabia February 2012: 3 Hyundais in Top 5, Accent #2 at 8%

Full February 2013 Top 150 Ranking Table below.

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Saudi Arabia January 2013: Toyota Corolla in top spot

March 31st, 2013 No comments

Toyota Corolla Saudi Arabia February 2013Toyota Corolla

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Traditionally available with a little bit of delay, new car sales in Saudi Arabia start the new year with a bang: up 17% on January 2012 to 59,719 registrations. Surprise in pole position: for the first time since January 2012, the Toyota Corolla leads the Saudi models ranking thanks to an excellent 5,109 sales and 8.6% share vs. 4,795 and 8% for the Hilux, #1 over the Full Year 2012. Hyundai is strong this month and places the Elantra at #3 with 3,458 units and 5.8%, the Accent at #4 with 3,133 sales and 5.2% and the Sonata at #7 with 1,771 units and 3%.

Kia Cerato Saudi Arabia January 2013. Picture courtesy of uae.yallamotor.comKia Cerato

Other great performers this month include the Toyota Yaris up to #5 with 3,109 sales and 5.2%, the Isuzu D-Max up to #8 with 1,757 units and 2.9%, the Kia Cerato up to #11 with 1,410 sales and 2.4% thanks to the all-new model now in dealerships, the Ford Edge up 20 spots on December to #16, Ford Flex up 41 to #36 and the Cadillac ATS making its very first appearance in the Saudi models ranking at #149 with 18 sales.

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