United Arab Emirates First Half 2017: Nissan Patrol cements top spot

The Nissan Patrol confirms its newfound leadership in the UAE. 

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The United Arab Emirates new car market is down a harsh 19% year-on-year over the First Half of 2017 to 132.261 registrations. Market leader Toyota follows the market with a 20% drop to 29.6% share, a fair distance above Nissan down 15% to 16.7% and Mitsubishi down 33% to 9.6%. BMW remains 4th but improves to 6.6% share thanks to sales down just 9%. Kia actually improves 7%, gains thee spots compared to the same period in 2016 to land in 5th place overall. Lexus (-4%) is up one spot to #6 but Ford (-28%) and Hyundai (-51%) both freefall. Jeep (-2%) is up four ranks to #13, Mazda (-3%) up two to #16 and Dodge (+16%) is the only other manufacturer showing a positive result in the Top 20. Further down, Peugeot (+11%), Cadillac (+18%), Maserati (+21%), Geely (+15%) and MG (+32%) are also progressing.

The BMW X5 breaks into the UAE Top 10 over the period. 

In the models ranking, we are witnessing a historical change of guard between a long favourite, the Toyota Land Cruiser, down 5% year-on-year to 6.6% share, and the new UAE leader the Nissan Patrol, up a spectacular 39% on the same period last year. The Patrol thus becomes the only nameplate with a five-digit sales figure in the UAE halfway through 2017. Below, the Toyota Hilux (-32%), Mitsubishi Lancer EX (-39%) and Pajero (-41%) are all in freefall while the Toyota Prado (-3%), Camry (+3%) and most impressively the BMW X5 (+28%) improve their rankings. Other great performers in the UAE in 20178 include the Kia Sportage (+31%), BMW 7 Series (+24%) breaking into the Top 20, the Kia Cerato (+50%) and Mitsubishi ASX (+507%). As it is the case in almost every country in the region, the Nissan Kicks is the most popular newcomer at #36, distancing the Dodge Neon (#107) – a rebadged Fiat Tipo sedan, the Chevrolet Trailblazer (#110), Renault Talisman (#114) and Geely X7 Sport (#124).

The Dodge Neon lands just outside the UAE Top 100. 

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United Arab Emirates January-April 2017: Nissan Patrol beats all Toyotas

The Nissan Patrol is #1 in the UAE. Picture courtesy drivearabia.com

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New vehicle sales in the United Arab Emirates are down a harsh 23% year-on-year to 88.781 units. Leader Toyota remains ultra-dominant and manages to lose less ground than the market at -20%, resulting in a 29% market share. Nissan also holds its head above water at -22% to 16.1% share but Mitsubishi freefalls 45% to 9.2%. BMW (-13%), Chevrolet (-13%) and Lexus (-14%) lose less ground than the market inside the Top 10 but the best performer by far is Kia managing a 17% improvement to 4.3% share in 5th place vs. #7 over the Full Year 2016. Dodge (+24%), Hino (+10%), Peugeot (+42%), Maserati (+46%), Geely (+25%) and Lincoln (+43%) also manage a year-on-year gain inside the Top 30 albeit with much smaller volumes. At the other end of the scale, Ford (-30%), Volkswagen (-31%), Audi (-35%), Land Rover (-36%), Hyundai (-43%) and Renault (-49%) struggle.

The Geely X7 Sport has landed in the UAE. Picture uae.yallamotor.com

The UAE models ranking is the theatre of a rare event: a non-Toyota new leader. The Nissan Patrol manages to take the lead thanks to a much improved 7.8% market share vs. 4.9% over the Full Year 2016. It is the first time the Patrol leads a YTD ranking in the UAE since BSCB started following this market in 2005. It outsells its archenemy and 2016 leader the Toyota Land Cruiser by over 1.200 sales, a frank victory. The Toyota Hilux remains in third place while the Mitsubishi Lancer EX and Pajero exchange positions to #4 and #5 respectively. The Toyota Camry and Hiace both jump three spots to #7 and #9 respectively, making it six Toyotas in the Top 10 along with the Prado and Land Cruiser pickup. The BMW X5 brilliantly stays inside the Top 10 with an improved 2.7% share. Notice also the BMW 7 Series up to #19, the Kia Cerato up from #50 in FY2016 to #20, the Honda City up from #92 to #37 and the Mitsubishi ASX up from #98 to #39. The Nissan Kicks (#59) and Geely X7 Sport (#119) are the most popular newcomers.

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United Arab Emirates Full Year 2016: Land Cruiser takes control

First win in the UAE this decade for the Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture crankandpiston.com

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It’s a difficult year for new car sales in the UAE: down 23% to 319.878 registrations vs. a 415.897 amended total in 2015. Toyota is in line with the market at -25% to 95.064 and sees its share slide below the symbolic 30% at 29.7% for the year. In second place, Nissan’s share is unchanged at 15.2% with deliveries down 23%. Mitsubishi on the other hand takes a hit at -46% to drop from 13.3% in 2015 to 9.4% now but remains in third place. In fact, the entire Top 10 brands ranking is identical to 2015. BMW gains 5% to jump from 4.6% share to 6.3% at #4, ahead of Hyundai (-14%), Ford (-24%) and Kia (-11%).

The Nissan Patrol gains 3 spots to land in 2nd place in 2016. 

Lexus skids just 1% to improve from 2.5% to 3.3% share, while outside the Top 10 Hino (+2%), Bentley (+6%), Ram (+6%), Renault (+9%), Maserati (+14%), Jaguar (+15%), McLaren (+45%) and Ferrari (+68%) are some of the rare carmakers to register a sales hike this year, while Chinese Geely (+129%) and MG (+189%) take off. Finally, notice the arrival of Datsun with 3 mi-DO registered in December.

The BMW X5 breaks into the UAE Top 10… 

We have a new leader in the UAE models charts for 2016: thanks to deliveries down just 2%, the Toyota Land Cruiser leaps from third to first place for the first time this decade in the UAE at 18.328 units, a comfortable distance over its closest follower – and direct competitor – the Nissan Patrol, down 7% but up three ranks to #2 overall. The Toyota Hilux drops 27% and one rank to #3, ahead of the Mitsubishi Pajero (-30%) and Lancer EX (-59%), freak leader last year.

…while the 7 Series is up 198% to break into the Top 30. 

The Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup gains 4 spots to #7 and the BMW X5 breaks into the Top 10 at #9. Notice also the Nissan X-Trail up 24% to #18, the BMW 7 Series up 3-fold (!) to #28 thanks to the enw generation, the BMW X4 up 60% to #34 and the Renault Symbol up 179% to #38. The Hyundai Creta is the most popular all-new nameplate at #35, followed by the Lexus NX (#85), Renault Captur (#12( and Bentley Bentayga (#141)

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United Arab Emirates January-July 2016: Land Cruiser takes charge

Toyota Land Cruiser UAE July 2016The Toyota Land Cruiser tops the UAE sales charts so far in 2016. 

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Reflecting an overall gloomy trend in the Middle-East, new light vehicles in the United Arab Emirates are down a steep 20% year-on-year over the first 7 months of 2016 to 189.084 units. Toyota maintains its stranglehold on the market, selling almost double any other carmaker around with 56.983 units and 30.1% share vs. 30.019 and 15.9% for #2 Nissan. Mitsubishi falls 33% to 11.1% in third place above BMW, stunning at -2% and 6% share vs. 4.9% a year ago, Hyundai (-15%), Ford (-23$) and Lexus (-5%) round up the Top 5 with Infiniti (+1%), Dodge (+6%), Peugeot (+21%), Jaguar (+9%), Volvo (+12%) and Geely (+2600%) the only Top 30 carmakers posting year-on-year gains. Ram (#31), SAIC-MG (#33) and Opel (#35) also leap up.

bmw-7-series-uae-july-2016Sales of BMW 7 Series are up 5-fold in the UAE with the arrival of the new generation.

In the models ranking, thanks to sales down just 2% due to the arrival of the new generation, the Toyota Land Cruiser takes the lead of the UAE sales charts with 10.926 sales and 5.8% share, overtaking the Toyota Hilux at 9.195 (-29%) and the Mitsubishi Lancer EX at 8.517 (-37%). The Nissan Patrol (-19%), Mitsubishi Pajero (-16%) and Toyota Prado (-23%), all evolve roughly in the same category as the market leader but all fall sharply. The only nameplates managing a year-on-year sales gain inside the Top 20 are the Toyota Camry (+5%), Fortuner (+9%), Lexus LX (+2%) and Nissan X-Trail (+61%). Helping the brand achieve the 4th spot detailed above, the BMW X4 is up 182% to #32 and the 7 Series up 5-fold on the previous generation to #33. The Hyundai Creta lands at #36, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport at #69 and the Suzuki Vitara at #165. Full sales charts are below.

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United Arab Emirates January-April 2016: Mitsubishi Lancer EX stays #1, Pajero up to #3

Mitsubishi Lancer EX UAE April 2016The Mitsubishi Lancer EX is once again the market favourite in the UAE. 

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New car sales in the UAE are down 18% year-on-year to 111.065 units during the first four months of 2016, reflecting the downward trend that is affecting the region. The Top 3 most popular manufacturers all evolve roughly like the market and more or less hold on to their market share: Toyota is down 21%, Nissan down 19% and Mitsubishi down 16%. Reversely, BMW manages to gain 1%, overtaking both Hyundai (-31%) and Ford (-28%) to soar to #4 brand overall. Lexus (-4%) also jumps two spots to #7, with Land Rover (-10%), Isuzu (-9%), Infiniti (+8%), Dodge (+3%), Jaguar (-5%), Volvo (+74%) and Ram (+52%) also outperforming the market. Geely (#30) and SAIC-MG (#31) are the only two Chinese brands in the ranking, while Opel makes an appearance at #34.

Mitsubishi Pajero UAE April 2016Mitsubishi Pajero

The Mitsubishi Lancer EX manages to stay atop the models ranking despite a 10% drop to 6.406 units, just enough to outsell the Toyota Land Cruiser at 6.333. Mitsubishi also places the Pajero at #3 with deliveries up 10% to 5.944, overtaking the Toyota Hilux (-39%). The Nissan Patrol (-13%) and Toyota Prado (-26%) hold onto their rankings while the Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup (-3%) is up four spots to #7. In fact, Toyota places 8 nameplates inside the Top 12, ending with the Fortuner up 24% to #12. Notice the Nissan X-Trail up 59% to #17, the BMW X4 up 206% to #27 and the Hyundai Creta landing directly at #37 with 758 units sold.

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United Arab Emirates Full Year 2015: Mitsubishi Lancer EX up to #1

Mitsubishi Lancer EX UAE 2015The Mitsubishi Lancer EX is the best-selling car in the UAE in 2015.

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New car sales in the United Arab Emirates are up 4% year-on-year in 2015 to 401.922 units, and Toyota remains ultra-dominant here despite sales down 1% that bring back its market share to 31.4% vs. 33.1% a year ago. Below Nissan up 2% to 15.7% share, the most spectacular evolution is delivered by Mitsubishi up a fantastic 62% to 55.413 units and 13.8% share vs. 8.9% in 2014. Even more impressive: Mitsubishi manages to place the Lancer EX above all Toyotas in 2015 thanks to sales up a whopping 173% to 27.553. An extraordinary performance by the Japanese manufacturer. BMW is up an equally impressive 24% to gain two spot and establish itself as the #4 brand in the country, bypassing Hyundai (-18%) and Ford (+1%). Further down, Land Rover is up 11%, Infiniti up 12%, GMC up 15%, Renault and Cadillac up 22% and Subaru up 54%.

BMW X5 UAE 2015. Picture courtesy carbonoctane.comExceptional year for the BMW X5: sales up 114% to #12 overall.

Over in the models sales charts, the Toyota Hilux gets knocked down to #2 below the Mitsubishi Lancer EX despite sales up 3% and an unchanged market share at 5.3%, the Toyota Land Cruiser is up 15% to #3, the Mitsubishi Pajero up a fantastic 40% and 3 spots to #4 and the Nissan Patrol up 9% to #5. This means the Toyota Prado (-20%) and Corolla (-10%), once leaders in their segments, get pushed down the ranking to #6 and #7 respectively. The other impressive surge in the Top 20 is delivered by the BMW X5 more than doubling its sales (+114%) thanks to the new generation to land at #12 with 8.191 units.

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United Arab Emirates September 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser 200 on top

Toyota Land Cruiser 200 UAE September 2015The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 reclaims the UAE Top spot off the Toyota Hilux in 2015.

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A rare treat: UAE returns to BSCB with a Top 20 brands and Top 50 models for September (41.410 sales) and year-to-date (414.637). Toyota holds almost one-third of the market this month at 31.7%, followed by Nissan and Mitsubishi both well above their respective year-to-date at 17.1% and 11.3%. Reversely, Hyundai, BMW, Kia, Ford and Lexus are all a notch below and round up the Top 8.

Mitsubishi Pajero UAE September 2015The Mitsubishi Pajero ranks 6th in the UAE this month.

Model-wise, after losing to the Toyota Hilux in 2014, the Toyota Land Cruiser 200, helped by its facelift, reclaims its title this year, even breaking the symbolic 10% market share milestone this month. The Hilux, also boosted by a new model, excels too at 8.1% share in September vs. 4.7% year-to-date even though it is trailing the Land Cruiser so far this year. Similarly impressive from the Nissan Patrol at #3, Toyota Land Cruiser 70 at #4, Mitsubishi Lancer at #5 and Pajero at #6. Notice also the Nissan Patrol Pickup leaping to #13 vs. #32 year-to-date, the Jeep Grand Cherokee up to #21 and the Volvo XC90 shooting up to #26 vs. #84 so far this year thanks to the new generation.

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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.

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Saudi Arabia Q1 2015: Hyundai Accent leaps to #2

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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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United Arab Emirates Q1 2015: Mitsubishi Lancer up 3-fold to #2

Mitsubishi Lancer EX UAE March 2015The Mitsubishi Lancer EX ranks 2nd overall in the UAE so far this year.

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The UAE new car market is up 1% year-on-year over the First Quarter of 2015 to 101.676 registrations. Toyota is the most popular manufacturer in the country once again thanks to 30.575 sales and 30.1% share, distancing Nissan (17.2%) while Mitsubishi shoots up to 12.4% share and rounds up the podium like in 2014. Hyundai (5.3%), BMW (4.7%) and Ford (4%) follow with Lexus at #8 and Land Rover at #10. Apart from the Toyota Hilux sovereign in pole position with 5.8% share, we witness a complete reshuffle in the models ranking: the Mitsubishi Lancer EX is up 3-fold year-on-year to jump to 2nd place overall thanks to 5.117 units sold for a 5% market share, a rare performance for a nameplate that hasn’t made significant waves in any country so far.

BMW X5 UAE March 2015. Picture courtesy carbonoctane.comBMW X5

The Toyota Land Cruiser rounds up the podium like in 2014 with 4.663 sales and 4.6% share, the Nissan Patrol is up one spot and 25% to #4, the Mitsubishi Pajero up two and 24% to #5, the Nissan Sunny up 3 and 20% to #8, the BMW X5 is up a spectacular 211% year-on-year thanks to the new generation to brilliantly break into the UAE’s Top 10, the Mitsubishi L200 is up an even more impressive 324% to #14, the Hyundai Elantra up 158% to #17 and the Range Rover up 123% to #19.

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United Arab Emirates Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux overtakes Prado

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The Emirati new car market is up by a solid 7% year-on-year in 2014, still largely dominated by Toyota at 33.1% share above Nissan (16%), Mitsubishi particularly strong at 8.9%, Hyundai (5.7%), Ford (4.1%) and BMW (4%). Thanks to sales up by an estimated 17%, the Toyota Hilux takes the lead of the UAE models ranking this year with 5.2% share, overtaking the Toyota Prado at 4.9% while the Toyota Land Cruiser passes the Corolla to establish itself in third position. Just below we witness very robust results from the Nissan Patrol (+54%), Toyota Yaris (+56%) and Mitsubishi Pajero (+26%).

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