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Gulf June 2014: Toyota Corolla now #2 year-to-date

July 25th, 2014 3 comments

Kia Cerato GCC June 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comThe Kia Cerato is up to #17 in the region this month.

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The Gulf Cooperation Council area includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. New car sales in the region are up a very impressive 17% year-on-year in June to 147,198 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 872,466 units, up 12% on 2013. To give these figures a bit of perspective, let’s point out they slide in-between Italy (128,270/761,842) and France (196,257/958,776) – that’s how significant the new car market in this region is. Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux logically reigns supreme at 12,251 sales and 8.3% share and the Toyota Corolla, #2 in June at 7,838 units and a strong 5.3% share, is now also #2 year-to-date (4.6%), overtaking the Toyota Prado (4.5%), down to #4 in June. The Toyota Land Cruiser for its part steps onto this month’s podium at #3 and 6,059 sales.

Toyota Yaris Gulf June 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comToyota Yaris

The Hyundai Elantra is stable in 5th place and remains the best-selling non-Toyota model in the region thanks to a particularly strong score in Saudi Arabia (#2), while the Toyota Yaris benefits from the new model to pass the Toyota Camry and Hyundai Accent and rank 6th in June. The Toyota Land Cruiser and Nissan D22 pick-ups round up the Top 10 as they do year-to-date. Further down, let’s salute the good performances of the Isuzu D-Max up to #12 vs. #16 year-to-date, the Hyundai Santa Fe up to #14 vs. #19, Kia Cerato up to #17 vs. #20, Kia Rio up to #22 vs. #26, Nissan Altima up to #26 vs. #30 and Renault Duster up to #30 vs. #47.

Audi S8 Gulf June 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comAudi S8

The Toyota Avanza breaks into the Top 100 at #93 (#214 year-to-date) as it launched this month in most parts of the region as does the Dodge Dart at #108. Other particularities of this wealthy region is the good rankings (sometimes world-best) of expensive models. As such let’s notice the BMW 7 Series at #66, the Porsche Cayenne at #76, Mercedes S-Class at #85, Lexus LS at #117 and Audi A8 at #135.

Previous post: Gulf March 2014: Nissan Patrol slices ranking in two vs. 2013

One year ago: Gulf June 2013: Toyota Hilux and Hyundai Elantra in charge

Full June 2014 Top 250 models Ranking Table below.

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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!

Full June 2014 Top 200 models Ranking Table below.

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Categories: Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates June 2014: Nissan Tiida almost in Top 10

July 25th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Tiida UAE June 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comNissan Tiida

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New car sales in the United Arab Emirates are up a spectacular 24% year-on-year in June to 32,760 registrations, bringing the half-year total to 199,277 units, up 20% on 2013. The Toyota Hilux keeps the lead of this very dynamic market indeed at 5.5% share in June and 5.1% year-to-date, followed by the Land Cruiser (5.1%) and Prado (4.7%), these two models exchanging positions year-to-date. The Nissan Patrol is extremely strong this year in 4th place with 1,208 sales in June and 7,365 year-to-date, both times grabbing 3.7% of the UAE market.

Nissan Patrol VVIP USE June 2014. Picture courtesy of drivearabia.comThe Nissan Patrol is #4 this month and year-to-date in the UAE.

The Toyota Corolla (3.5%) and Mitsubishi Pajero (3.1%) are the only other models to sell over 1,000 units this month in the UAE. Further down, notice the Nissan Tiida up to #12 vs. #21 year-to-date thanks to the new model, the Mitsubishi L200 up to #20 vs. #44, Nissan Pathfinder up to #22 vs. #31, Toyota Innova up to #37 vs. #59 and the Dodge Dart making its very first appearance in the UAE ranking at #39 with 203 sales.

Previous post: United Arab Emirates March 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser back in the game

One year ago: United Arab Emirates June 2013: Hilux beats Prado and Land Cruiser

Full June 2014 Top 200 models Ranking Table below.

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Categories: United Arab Emirates

Kuwait June 2014: Toyota Camry on podium

July 25th, 2014 No comments

Kia Kuwait June 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comKia places 4 models inside the Kuwaiti Top 20 this month.

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The Kuwaiti new car market is up a cool 12% year-on-year in June to 12,091 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 78,829 units, up 7% on 2013. The Toyota Prado (11% share) and Hilux (8.3%) continue to dominate the sales charts, while the Toyota Camry jumps onto the podium this month thanks to 627 sales and 5.2% share, now only 44 units off a year-to-date podium ranking as the Nissan Patrol, #3 so far in 2014, is down to a paltry 6th place this month. This also benefits the Toyota Corolla (#4) and Land Cruiser (#5), making the Kuwaiti Top 5 100% Toyota for the first time in a while. Notice also the Hyundai Accent up to #8 vs. #17 year-to-date, the Kia Sportage up to #10 vs. #16, the Kia Sorento up to #13 vs. #22, Kia Optima up to #16 vs. #26 and the Chevrolet Silverado up to #21 vs. #48.

Previous post: Kuwait March 2014: Nissan Patrol up to second spot

One year ago: Kuwait June 2013: Toyota Prado leads, Chrysler 300C up to #5!

Full June 2014 Top 150 models Ranking Table below.

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Oman June 2014: Top 6 best-sellers 100% Toyota

July 25th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up Oman June 2014The Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up hits its best ranking in the world in Oman.

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New car sales are up 5% year-on-year in June in Oman to 17,733 registrations, bringing the half-year total to 107,218 units, up a shy 1.5% on 2013. A relatively stable Omani models ranking this month: the Toyota Hilux remains on top with 2,075 sales and 11.7% share, adding up to 12,665 and 11.8% year-to-date and followed in both rankings by the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up, at its world-best in Oman, at 11.1% share in June and 10.3% year-to-date.

Hyundai Santa Fe Oman June 2014. Picture courtesy of drivemeonline.comThe Hyundai Santa Fe is the best-selling non-Toyota model in Oman this month.

The Toyota Prado (#3) and Land Cruiser (#4) exchange their position vs. year-to-date while the Hiace (#5) and Corolla (#6) hold onto them, making the Top 6 best-sellers 100% Toyota both this month and year-to-date. The Hyundai Santa Fe at #6 is the best-selling non-Toyota model in Oman in June with 412 sales and 2.3% vs. #10 so far in 2014, the Hyundai Tucson is up to #11 vs. #19, the Kia Rio up to #20 vs. #29, Renault Duster up to #26 vs. #42 and the Ford F-Series is up to #45 vs. #66.

Previous post: Oman March 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up challenges Hilux

One year ago: Oman June 2013: Toyota Hilux sovereign just under 13% share

Full June 2014 Top 150 models Ranking Table below.

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Qatar June 2014: Toyota Hilux edges past Land Cruiser

July 25th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Hilux Qatar June 2014. Picture courtesy of Flickr

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The Qatari new car market is up a splendid 21% year-on-year in June to 7,967 registrations, bringing the half-year total up 12% to 47,461 units. While the Toyota Land Cruiser still holds the models ranking crown year-to-date (8.9% share) as it did over the Full Year 2013, this month the Toyota Hilux jumps into pole position thanks to 536 sales and 6.7%, 7 meagre units above the Land Cruiser. The Toyota Corolla is up to third place at 358 units and 4.5% vs. #5 year-to-date, the Mitsubishi Lancer EX is up to #4 vs. #8 year-to-date and the Toyota Camry up to #7 vs. #10. Other great performers in Qatar this month include the Hyundai Elantra up to #15 vs. #26, the VW Jetta up to #29 vs. #69 and the BMW 3 Series up to #31 vs. #62.

Previous post: Qatar March 2014: Nissan Patrol and Hyundai Santa Fe shine

One year ago: Qatar June 2013: 3 Nissans in Top 6, Patrol up to 5th place

Full June 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Categories: Qatar

Bahrain June 2014: Toyota Prado beats Land Cruiser

July 25th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Prado Bahrain June 2014Toyota Prado

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After a couple of months hiatus, Middle-Eastern data is back on BSCB and we start with Bahrain, up 8% year-on-year in June to 5,038 registrations and 22% year-to-date to 31,608 units. Like in March, the Toyota Prado is the most popular vehicle in the country this month thanks to 575 sales and 11.4% share, however it still hasn’t managed to replicate the #1 spot it held over the Full Year 2013 into the 2014 year-to-date rankings, still lagging in 2nd place below the Toyota Land Cruiser at 3,081 sales and 9.7% vs. 3,373 and 10.7%. The 5 best-sellers are all Toyotas, with the Hilux (8.7%), Corolla (4.4%) and Yaris (3.6%) following, while the Hyundai Santa Fe is up from #9 year-to-date to 6th place in June at 187 units and 3.7%. Notice also the Toyota Camry up to #9 vs. #22 year-to-date, the Hyundai Elantra up to #11 vs. #18, BMW 5 Series at #20 vs. #50 and the Toyota Avanza up to #25 vs. #83.

Previous post: Bahrain March 2014: Toyota Prado reclaims leadership

One year ago: Bahrain June 2013: Toyota Prado shoots up to 13.6% share

Full June 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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Colombia 6 months 2014: Chevrolet, Renault and Kia on top

July 23rd, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Sail Colombia June 2014Chevrolet Sail

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Thanks to Juan Felipe I can now share with you brands data for the first half of 2014 in Colombia, when the market grew 3% year-on-year to 143,900 units. Hopefully models data will follow shortly. The Top 7 best-selling manufacturers are unchanged compared to the same period last year but evolve in different ways. Chevrolet stays ahead by far in spite of sales down 1% to 36,349 and 25.3% market share, Renault is up a splendid 13% to 21,806 and 15.2% and Kia up 7% to 14,497 sales, now above 10% market share at 10.1%. Notice also Ford up 22% at #6, Mazda up 16% to #8, Suzuki up 53% to #10, Mercedes up 60% to #12 and Dongfeng up 40% to #14. Chinese manufacturers are led by Chery (#11) and follow the market at +3% to 9,296 units and 6.5% share vs. 6.4% one year ago.

Previous post: Colombia Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Sail takes the lead

One year ago: Colombia 6 months 2013: Chevrolet Sail new leader, Tracker in Top 10

Full 6 months 2014 Top 93 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Categories: Colombia

South Africa June 2014: VW Polo takes the lead for the first time

July 22nd, 2014 2 comments

VW Polo South Africa June 2014VW Polo

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The South African new car market continues to slide in June at -1% to 52,837 registrations which brings the half-year total to 308,573 units, down 4% on 2013. Manufacturer-wise, Toyota is ahead with 9825 units, followed by Volkswagen at 9,020, Ford-Mazda at 6,110, General Motors-Isuzu at 5,491, Hyundai-Kia at 4,906 and Nissan at 3,943. But the big event lies in the models sales charts this month: for the first time in history, the VW Polo (new generation) is the most popular vehicle in the country thanks to 2,994 sales and 5.7% share, a 55 unit-advantage over the Toyota Hilux at #2. The Polo had ranked 2nd numerous times but had never been able to top the charts before, traditionally outsold by the previous generation model still on sale in South Africa in a facelifted variant and sold as the Polo Vivo (#3 this month at 5% share).

Mercedes C Class South Africa June 2014The locally produced Mercedes C-Class is up to #8 in South Africa this month.

Apart from this momentous change, the rest of the Top 7 is identical to May but the Mercedes C-Class surges 4 spots to 8th position with 1,421 sales and 2.7% share, a full percentage point above its year-to-date level. Notice also the Toyota Corolla solid at #5 and 4% share vs. 2.9% year-to-date and now #6, the Nissan Qashqai up a further 3 ranks to #21 vs. #33 so far this year, the Jeep Compass up to #34 and the Honda Ballade (aka City) up to #36.

Previous month: South Africa May 2014: Toyota Corolla and Renault Sandero up

One year ago: South Africa June 2013: VW Polo Vivo back in charge

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Categories: South Africa

Indonesia June 2014: Honda Mobilio above 10,000 sales again

July 21st, 2014 No comments

Honda Mobilio Indonesia June 2014. Picture courtesy of autocarindia.comHonda Mobilio

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New car sales in Indonesia are up 4% year-on-year in June to 108,707 registrations, bring the halfyear total to 629,393 units, up 5% on 2013 and on track for another record sales figure over the Full Year. The fascinating battle atop the models ranking continues this month with the Honda Mobilio crossing the 10,000 monthly sales milestone for the 2nd time ever after March with 10,256 units and 9.4% vs. 7.3% year-to-date while the Toyota Avanza, while increasing its advantage slightly over the Mobilio compared to last month (4,646 units vs. 2,567), still evolves below its year-to-date level of 14.2% share with 13.7% this month.

The Daihatsu Gran Max is back up to a cool third place thanks to 7,195 sales and 6.6% while the Toyota Agya is strong again at #4 and 5.4% and the Daihatsu Xenia is back up 3 spots on May to #7 and 3.7%. The year-to-date ranking shows how the sales charts have been turned upside down compared to the same period last year: below the Toyota Avanza down 13%, the Honda Mobilio lands directly at #2 and the Toyota Agya at #3, the Toyota Kijang Innova is down 7% to #4, the Suzuki Ertiga down 23% to #6 and the Daihatsu Xenia down 37% and 7 spots to #9!

Previous month: Indonesia May 2014: Honda Mobilio hits 10%, Datsun Go+ lands

One year ago (June):  Indonesia June 2013: Chevrolet hits best-ever monthly volume

One year ago (6 months): Indonesia 6 months 2013: Suzuki Ertiga invites itself in 4th position

Full June 2014 Top 15 and 6 months 2014 Top 20 models Ranking Tables below.

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Categories: Indonesia