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Egypt 2007: Hyundai Verna leads, Speranza A516 in Top10

Hyundai Verna

* See the Top 70 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at the end of the post *

Egyptian car sales continue to grow nicely this year, up 34% at 227,818 units. After a couple of years of domination from the Chevrolet TFR (aka Isuzu D-Max), the Hyundai Verna takes the lead thanks to a fantastic 72% progression year-on-year at 20,420 sales and an imposing 9% market share.

Mitsubishi Lancer

The Chevrolet TFR is down to #2 at 7.7%, followed by the Mitsubishi Lancer at 13,349 units and 5.9% in 3rd place, its best position so far in Egypt. The Daewoo Lanos and Hyundai Matrix follow, and the Hyundai Elantra & Chevrolet Optra are both up 4 spots at #7 and #8 respectively.

Speranza A516 in Cairo, Egypt

Chery launched the brand Speranza exclusively in Egypt to sell the cars it assembles in the former Daewoo plant in Cairo, and it works! In 2007, for its first full year of sales, the Speranza A516 (aka Chery A5) climbs into the Top 10 at #9 with 6,943 sales and 3% share.

Speranza A620

The Speranza A620 (aka Chery Eastar) lands in the Top 20 at #20 with 2,363 sales and 1% and the Speranza A113 (Chery A1) is #35 with 886 units and 0.4%.

Full Year 2007 Top 70 Ranking Table below.

Egypt Full Year 2007:

PosModel2007%07/062006%Pos
1Hyundai Verna20,4209.0%72%11,8967.0%2
2Chevrolet TFR17,4627.7%22%14,3058.4%1
3Mitsubishi Lancer13,3495.9%25%10,6656.3%5
4Daewoo Lanos12,0985.3%7%11,2636.6%3
5Hyundai Matrix10,4974.6%32%7,9354.7%7
6Toyota Corolla9,4884.2%3%9,1855.4%6
7Hyundai Elantra7,5513.3%75%4,3182.5%11
8Chevrolet Optra7,4843.3%81%4,1392.4%12
9Speranza A5166,9433.0%467%1,2250.7%22
10Nissan Sunny6,7393.0%46%4,6032.7%10
11Tofas Sahin6,4432.8%-10%7,1984.2%8
12Toyota Yaris5,7002.5%44%3,9672.3%13
13Chevrolet Aveo5,2672.3%58%3,3392.0%14
14Daewoo Nubira4,7532.1%-15%5,5873.3%9
15Suzuki Maruti3,9741.7%266%1,0860.6%25
16Toyota Hilux3,9001.7%51%2,5891.5%16
17Hyundai Verna Viva3,3081.5%new00.0%
18Skoda Octavia2,8561.3%-11%3,2111.9%15
19Hyundai Accent2,6621.2%-75%10,8586.4%4
20Speranza A6202,3631.0%503%3920.2%48
21Proton Gen21,9100.8%new00.0%
22Nissan Pickup S/C1,7950.8%-25%2,3941.4%17
23VW Passat1,7520.8%8%1,6180.9%19
24Honda Civic1,7210.8%new230.0%
25Toyota Land Cruiser1,7150.8%48%1,1590.7%23
26Daihatsu Terios1,5010.7%117%6920.4%37
27Hyundai Getz1,3350.6%436%2490.1%60
28Renault Megane1,3110.6%-37%2,0821.2%18
29VW Jetta1,2950.6%98%6550.4%38
30Peugeot 405 Roa1,2700.6%new00.0%
31Ford Focus1,1600.5%new00.0%
32BMW 3 Series1,1090.5%2%1,0910.6%24
33Opel Vectra1,1070.5%708%1370.1%
34Suzuki Alto9640.4%338%2200.1%62
35Speranza A1138860.4%new00.0%
36Peugeot 3078480.4%63%5190.3%42
37Mercedes E Class8360.4%0%8330.5%32
38Toyota Avanza8240.4%new90.0%
39Nissan Tiida8180.4%192%2800.2%57
40Jeep Cherokee8080.4%0%8060.5%34
41Hyundai Atos8020.4%new00.0%
42Chery A117910.3%-15%9330.5%29
43Honda City7770.3%-22%1,0000.6%28
44BMW 5 Series7740.3%7%7240.4%36
45Brilliance Galena7570.3%38%5480.3%40
46Renault Clio Classic7470.3%new550.0%
47Seat Ibiza7100.3%143%2920.2%55
48Mercedes C Class7090.3%38%5150.3%43
49Opel Astra6810.3%82%3750.2%49
50Lada 21076720.3%-34%1,0200.6%27
51Chevrolet Spark6530.3%516%1060.1%
52Nissan X-Trail6340.3%317%1520.1%
53Suzuki Zen5770.3%40%4120.2%46
54Daihatsu Sirion5320.2%97%2700.2%58
55Toyota Avensis5140.2%23%4170.2%45
56Chery A154800.2%465%850.0%
57Suzuki Grand Vitara4790.2%9%4390.3%44
58Mercedes S Class4640.2%511%760.0%
59Proton Waja4620.2%141%1920.1%65
60Hyundai Sonata4590.2%new60.0%
61BMW X34490.2%104%2200.1%63
62Nissan Pickup D/C4450.2%36%3270.2%53
63Zotye Xplosion3820.2%new00.0%
64Ssang Yong Musso3750.2%15%3270.2%54
65Mercedes B Class3740.2%-7%4020.2%47
66Fiat Grande Punto3700.2%new00.0%
67Seat Cordoba3580.2%67%2150.1%64
68Mitsubishi Lancer EX3580.2%new00.0%
69Fiat Palio3500.2%-66%1,0400.6%26
70Suzuki Pickup3390.1%38%2450.1%61

Source: www.amicegypt.com, many thanks to Ldman1 for the source tip.

Note: I took the Speranza A516 and A520 pictures during my trip to Egypt in December 2008/January 2009.

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