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Syria Q1 2012: Hyundai Elantra and Accent most popular

June 23rd, 2012 2 comments

Hyundai Elantra

* See the Top 60 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Ldman *

Once again thanks to Ldman I can now share with you official sales data for Syria for the first time on Best Selling Cars Blog. 11,514 new cars were sold in Syria over the first Quarter of 2011, at least, as not all manufacturers’s sales figures are available. As I pictured on YouTube when I started this blog and similarly to neighbouring Lebanon and Jordan, Koreans rule in Syria with Hyundai and Kia trusting almost all position within the models Top 20.

Hyundai Accent

Two recently relaunched Hyundais deliver out-of-this-world market shares: the Elantra is in pole position with 2,054 sales and 17.8% while the Accent is at 1,984 units and 17.2%. The Kia Frontier Pick-up (aka Bongo) rounds up the podium with 1,123 sales and 9.8%, ahead of the Hyundai Tucson at 8.6%, the Toyota Hilux at 7.4% and Hyundai Santa Fe at 6.9%. There are 5 more Kias and 5 more Hyundais in the Top 20 but remember not all brands are represented. The Top of the ranking should be very close to actuals though.

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Full Q1 2012 Top 60 Ranking Table below.

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Syria 2010: Cerato Forte and Elantra fight it out

November 24th, 2010 2 comments

Syrian consumers have chosen: they are into Korean cars, and nothing else – well, nearly nothing else. Hyundai Elantras can be seen literally on every street corner, which means the model must have been securing at least 10% of the market since its launch in 2006.

Another Korean model which seems to have enjoyed an even more spectacular success since its 2009 launch is the Kia Cerato Forte, with a dozen already appearing on 15 minutes’ worth of 2010 YouTube videos of the streets of Damascus.

Hyundai Elantra in Damascus

Lastly, the third extremely successful model in Syria is the Kia Rio, with other models worth mentioning being the Kia Picanto, Hyundai Accent, Tucson and Santa Fe.

More pictures below.

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