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Saudi Arabia 1st Quarter 2015: Hyundai Accent leaps up to #2

July 1st, 2015 No comments

Hyundai Accent Saudi Arabia March 2015Hyundai Accent

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The Saudi new car market is up a robust 9% year-on-year over the First Quarter of 2015 to 211.444 registrations. Toyota is master in command once again with 71.755 deliveries and just under 34% share (vs. 36% in 2014), ahead of Hyundai at 18.9% (vs. 17.7%) and Nissan leaping up to 9.4% compared to 6.9% last year. Isuzu gains one spot to #4 while Kia drops two to #5, Ford and Chevrolet are stable, Mazda is up four to #8 and 2.2% share and GMC brilliantly rounds up the Saudi Top 10.  If the Toyota Hilux stays in command of the models ranking, the Hyundai Accent surprises by leaping up 18% to 2nd place overall, overtaking the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla compared to the FY2014 ranking. Below, the Isuzu D-Max is up 34% year-on-year at #8, the Isuzu NPR is up 3 spots to #9, the Nissan Sunny up 28% to #11 and Hyundai Tucson up 118% to #18.

Previous post: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux #1, Yaris in Top 5

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

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

July 1st, 2015 No comments

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.

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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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One year ago: United Arab Emirates March 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser back in the game

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Kuwait 1st Quarter 2015: Toyota Prado ultra-dominant

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The Kuwaiti new car market drops by 2% year-on-year over the First Quarter of 2015 to 40.772 registrations, with Toyota still evolving at stratospheric heights here at 33.9% share above Nissan (17.5%), Hyundai (7.4%), Chevrolet (7.2%), Kia (6.2%) and Mitsubishi (6%). The Toyota Prado is head and shoulders above the competition despite sales down 12% year-on-year to 4.686 deliveries and 11.5%, distancing the Toyota Camry up 81% and the Nissan D22 Pickup down 39%. The Toyota Hilux stalls (-42%), while the Toyota Land Cruiser (+8%) and Mitsubishi Lancer EX (+59%) shine. Notice also the Nissan Sunny up 7-fold, the Chevrolet Caprice up 153%, Toyota Yaris up 123% and Nissan Sentra up 159%.

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Previous post: Kuwait Full Year 2014: Toyota Prado dominates Hilux and Camry

One year ago: Kuwait March 2014: Nissan Patrol up to second spot

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Qatar 1st Quarter 2015: Nissan Patrol leaps onto podium

June 30th, 2015 No comments

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.

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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%.

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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

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Bahrain 1st Quarter 2015: Toyota Hilux overtakes Land Cruiser to #1

June 30th, 2015 No comments

Nissan X-Trail Bahrain March 2015. Picture courtesy aliraq.infoThe Nissan X-Trail leaps up to #13 so far in 2015 in Bahrain.

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New car sales in Bahrain are up 11% year-on-year over the 1st Quarter of 2015 to 18.006 registrations. Toyota jumps to an extravagant 45.8% market share, followed by Nissan at 12.4%, while Lexus ranks at a world-best third position overall with 6.3% share above Hyundai (5.6%), Kia (5.2%), Mitsubishi (4.6%) and Honda (3.5%). Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux overtakes both the Prado (-8%) and Land Cruiser (-28%) to land in first place thanks to sales up a fantastic 45% to 1.877 and 10.4% share. The Corolla (+25%), Hiace (+44%) and Yaris (3%) complete a Top 6 100% Toyota, the Lexus LX jumps back up 72% to 7h place overall (a world record), the Mitsubishi Lancer EX is up 10-fold year-on-year to #8 and the Nissan X-Trail leaps up to #13 thanks to the new generation.

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Previous post: Bahrain Full Year 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser edges Prado out

One year ago:  Bahrain March 2014: Toyota Prado reclaims leadership

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Oman 1st Quarter 2015: Toyota Hilux sovereign in market down 12%

June 30th, 2015 No comments

Toyota Hilux Oman March 2015. Picture courtesy autotraderuae.comToyota Hilux

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After years of record sales, the Omani new car market hits on the brakes in 2015: down 12% year-on-year over the first Quarter to just 47.894 registrations. Toyota still obliterates the sales charts with a 54.4% market share and monopolises the Top 6 models ranking. Nissan (11%), Hyundai (8%) and Kia (4.9%) follow. The Toyota Hilux remains the best-selling vehicle in Oman by a large margin, selling more than any other manufacturer as a whole, and despite sales down 9% to 5.646 units or 11.8% share. The Toyota Land Cruiser (-14%) passes the Land Cruiser Pick-up (-24%) and Prado (-17%) to claim the 2nd spot overall while the Corolla (-1%) overtakes the Hiace (-21%) to rank 5th. The Nissan Patrol at #7 (+6%) and Toyota RAV4 at #10 (+60%) are the only nameplates in the Top 10 managing to gain ground year-on-year.

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Previous post: Oman Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux resists Land Cruiser Pick-up assault

One year ago: Oman March 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up challenges Hilux

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Vietnam May 2015: Ford Ranger up to 2nd place in market up 48%

June 29th, 2015 No comments

Ford Ranger Vietnam May 2015Ford Ranger

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The Vietnamese new car market continues on its sky high rise in 2015 with sales up a gargantuan 48% year-on-year in May to 17.921 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 84.806 registrations, up an even more impressive 59% on 2014. Brand-wise, Thaco-Kia distances itself from Toyota thanks to 5.238 units and 29.3% including medium-heavy commercials vs. 3.880 and 21.7% for the Japanese manufacturer. Ford (9.7%), Mazda (7.3%) and Honda (3.6%) follow. Model-wise, while the Toyota Vios holds onto the pole position it also claims year-to-date with 865 sales and 4.8% share (5.127 and 6% so far in 2015), this month the Ford Ranger surprises everyone and leaps past the Toyota Fortuner and Innova to a record-breaking 2nd place overall thanks to 818 units sold for a 4.6%. Notice also the Toyota Camry up 6 spots to #7, the Mazda BT-50 up two ranks to #9 and the Mazda CX-5 solid at #10.

Previous month: Vietnam April 2015: Toyota monopolises podium, Ford Ranger up

One year ago: Vietnam May 2014: Toyota Vios takes the lead

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Romania May 2015: Fiat 500L climbs further up

June 29th, 2015 No comments

Fiat 500L Romania May 2015Fiat 500L hits a record-breaking 6th place in Romania in May.

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May marks the second month of 2015 in negative in Romania after January with overall registrations down 1% to 5.927 units but the year-to-date total remains 6% above its level one year ago at 25.842 deliveries. Despite sales down 3% on May 2014, domestic manufacturer Dacia lodges a market share of 31.1%, above its year-to-date level of 30.5%. It is followed by Skoda (+25%), Volkswagen (+10%), Renault (-12%), Ford (-22%) and Opel (-21%). Further down, notice Mercedes and Audi up 18%, BMW up 48%, Land Rover up 53%, Citroen up 50% and Jeep up 44%. Over in the models ranking, the Dacia Logan and Duster stay in command, with the Skoda Rapid now #4 year-to-date below its larger sibling the Octavia. The Fiat 500L is up a further 4 spots to a record-breaking 6th place, the Renault Clio is up 10 to #7, the Captur up two to #9, the Ford Mondeo up 8 to #15, Opel Mokka up 33 to #21 and the Honda Civic up 43 to #30.

Previous month: Romania April 2015: Ford and Fiat pull market up 11%

One year ago: Romania May 2014: Podium 100% Dacia in market up 46%

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New Caledonia (France) May 2015: Nissan Navara leaps back up to #4

June 29th, 2015 No comments

Nissan Navara New Caledonia May 2015. Picture courtesy carsguide.com.auNissan Navara

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New car sales in New Caledonia, an overseas French territory located north-east of Australia, are back into negative territory in May at -8% year-on-year to 591 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 3.581 deliveries, down 9% on 2014. Ford remains the most popular manufacturer on the archipelago by far with 11.2% share, placing the Ranger atop the models ranking (5.6% share), above Peugeot, Citroen (both at 8.5%) and Dacia (8.3%). Nissan is back up 8 spots on April to 4th overall with 40 units sold and 6.8% share mainly due to the Navara shooting up 41 ranks on last month to #4 also with 3.6% of the market. Notice also the Dacia Duster solid in 2nd place, the Isuzu D-Max up to #3, Suzuki Swift up 14 spots to #6, Dacia Logan up 12 to #9 and the VW Polo up to #11.

Previous month: New Caledonia (France) April 2015: Citroen C4 Cactus blockbuster

One year ago: New Caledonia (France) May 2014: Renault Clio jumps to #2

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Colombia May 2015: Mazda & Suzuki stay afloat in market down 16%

June 29th, 2015 No comments

Mazda2 Colombia May 2015. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auMazda sales are up a fantastic 52% year-on-year in May in Colombia.

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The Colombian new car market is falling deeper and deeper into recession with sales down a depressing 16% again in May to 22.513 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 6% on 2014 to 113.216 units. Chevrolet bucks the negative trend with sales up 1% year-on-year in May to 6.035 units for a strong 26.8% market share vs. 24.2% so far in 2015 (-10%), Renault (-15%), Kia (-23%) and Nissan (-24%) all tumble down while Mazda (+52%) and Suzuki (+16%) deliver outstanding performances inside the Top 10. Toyota (-52%), Hyundai (-38%), Ford (-36%) and Volkswagen (-32%) are the hardest hit. Outside the Top 10, notice Mercedes up 15%, Foton up 4% and Subaru up a gigantic 168%.

Previous month: Colombia April 2015: Kia Sportage on podium, market down 16%

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2014: Chevrolet Sail tops record market

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