Uganda Full Year 2015: Toyota Hilux #1, pickups hold 54% share

Toyota Hilux Uganda 2015. Picture courtesy sacarfan.co.zaThe new generation hasn’t hit Ugandan dealerships yet, yet the Hilux is up 39% in 2015.

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Today we are able to share with you extremely rare data for Uganda. The Ugandan light vehicle market is up 11% year-on-year in 2015 to 2.786 registrations, a new all-time record eclipsing the 2.726 sold in 2008. Toyota remains ultra-dominant but gains less ground than the market at +3%, resulting in a slightly lower market share at 36.5% vs. 39.3% a year ago. Like in 2014, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ford and Tata follow, with the latter two posting extravagant gains: +87% and +84% respectively.

Ford Ranger Uganda 2015Same story for the Ford Ranger, up 92%.

Pickup trucks hold 54% of the total Ugandan market in 2015, and the models ranking fully reflects this: the Toyota Hilux is in the lead with 19.5% share thanks to sales up 39% even though the new generation hasn’t hit the market yet, followed by the Nissan Hardbody (+9%), Ford Ranger (+92%) and Mitsubishi L200 (+6%) in tow. Add the Tata Xenon (#7), Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup (#9) and Isuzu TFS (#10) to make it seven pickups inside the Top 10. The Toyota Corolla (#13) is the best-selling sedan in the country and the only one inside the Top 20.

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Uganda 9 months 2015: Toyota, Tata and Nissan dominate

Tata Xenon Uganda 2015The Tata Xenon breaks into the Uganda Top 10 models over the period.

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New light vehicle sales in Uganda are down 8% year-on-year over the first 9 months to 1.794 units, after the market peaked at 2.034 in 2011. Toyota is the most popular carmaker with over 35% of the market, followed by Indian manufacturer Tata, holding 16.3% of Ugandan sales mainly due to its heavy commercial vehicle range (not included in the overall 1.794 figure above). Nissan (12%), Mitsubishi (11.2%) and Ford (9.9%) follow. Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux remains sovereign at 18.3% share above the Nissan Hardbody, Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi L200. Notice the Tata Xenon pickup elbowing its way to 7th place overall.

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Uganda 1st Half 2015: Top 4 best-sellers are all pickup trucks

Nissan NP300 Hardbody Uganda June 2015The Nissan Hardbody holds 10.1% of the Ugandan new vehicle market so far in 2015.

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New vehicle sales in Uganda are down 7% year-on-year halfway through 2015 to 1.258 registrations in a market still largely dominated by Toyota at 37.4% share. Indian Tata shoots up to 2nd position at 14.9% thanks to very strong sales of heavy commercials and is followed by Mitsubishi (13.6%), Nissan (11.7%) and Ford (8.1%). The rest of the manufacturers present in the country share the remaining 14% of the market. In the models ranking (excluding medium and heavy commercials), the Top 4 best-sellers are all pickup trucks: the Toyota Hilux wins for now at 17.5% share above the Nissan Hardbody at 10.1%, Mitsubishi L200 at 8.2% and Ford Ranger at 7.5%. The Toyota Land Cruiser, #2 in FY 2014, is down to 5th place.

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Uganda 1st Quarter 2015: Toyota Hilux and Nissan Hardbody on top

Toyota Hilux Uganda March 2014. Picture courtesy of saudishift.comThe Toyota Hilux remains #1 in Uganda.

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Exclusive data for Uganda over the First Quarter of 2015 is now available. Toyota continues to dominate albeit at a lower 38.1% market share this year, followed by Tata (mainly thanks to heavy commercials) at 16.2% and Mitsubishi at 15.1%. Nissan and Ford round up the Top 5 while on the models ranking side the Toyota Hilux holds onto its throne thanks to 18.8% share above the Nissan Hardbody and Mitsubishi L200, the Toyota Land Cruiser being the only non-pure pickup in the Top 5 at #4.

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Uganda Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux & Land Cruiser lead

Toyota Land Cruiser Uganda 2014The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 is on sale in Uganda.

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New vehicle sales in Uganda are up 5% year-on-year in 2014 to 1,932 deliveries. Toyota kills all competition by securing 51.1% of the market thanks to sales up 19% on 2013. Mitsubishi (+60%) overtakes Nissan (-17%) for second place and the Toyota Hilux is the best-selling nameplate in the country with a mammoth 20.2% share, followed by the Land Cruiser and the Nissan Hardbody, in a Top 5 composed solely of pickups (3) and SUVs (2).

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Uganda January 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser at 36% market share!

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Uganda January 2014Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (picture taken in Benin)

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I can share with you today and for the first time on BestSellingCarsBlog a models ranking for Uganda. In January just 140 new vehicles found a buyer in the country, and the Toyota Land Cruiser (including Prado) carves itself the lion’s share at no less than 35.7% share thanks to 50 sales. It is followed by the Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi L200.

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Uganda Full Year 2013: Toyota reigns supreme at 45% share

2014 Toyota Corolla Sedan ZRNo launch date yet for the new generation Toyota Corolla in Uganda.

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For the first time on BSCB I can share with you official sales data for Uganda. 2,465 new vehicles were registered in the country in 2013, up 20% on 2012 and including 1,837 passenger cars and light/medium commercial vehicles, for which we now have access to detailed brand data. Japanese manufacturers are ultra dominant in Uganda, securing over 80% of the new light vehicle market. Toyota reigns supreme with 831 sales and 45.2% share and should still be in a position to place the Corolla and Hilux at #1 and #2 in the country. Nissan follows with 21.1% share ahead of Mitsubishi, Ford and a surprise 5th: Indian manufacturer Tata with 4.5% of the Ugandan market. Note a total of 50,659 vehicles were ‘first registered’ in 2013, that includes used cars imported into the country, to be compared with 39,147 in 2012, 35,529 in 2010 and 28,026 in 2007.

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Uganda: Toyota Corolla should lead the way

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Car rhymes with Toyota in Uganda with up to 3/4 of vehicles in circulation being a second hand, old gen Toyota Corolla, Camry, RAV4, Hilux or Hiace (as taxis). The new car market in Uganda is virtually non-existant, but given the composition of the traffic in the streets of the capital Kampala, the Toyota Corolla should lead the ranking ahead of the Toyota Hilux.

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