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112,569 new vehicles were registered in Kuwait in 2011, including 10,074 in December. Yet another country – the third in the region – where Thai floods and production disruption cost the Toyota Hilux the pole position. The Toyota Prado ends the year in first place in Kuwait with 5,720 sales and 5.1% share. It was #1 3 times this year, peaking at 1,129 units and 8.9% in March. The Toyota Hilux was #1 YTD at end November and ranked #1 6 times but with only 17 sales in December it finishes the year #2 with 5,551 sales and 4.9%. The Toyota Camry, #1 in May and June, rounds up the podium at 4,746 units and 4.2%.
Chevrolet Tahoe. Picture by Talal Al-Mtn. All rights reserved.
Excellent performance of the Chevrolet Tahoe in 4th place with 3,470 sales and 3.1%, ahead of the Toyota Corolla (3%) and Land Cruiser (2.8%) and Nissan Altima (2.6%). The Chevrolet Silverado is the second US model in the Kuwaiti Top 10 at #8 with 2,393 units and 2.1%, followed by the Ford Crown Victoria with 2,289 sales and 2%. Notice also the GMC Sierra at #11 and the GMC Yukon at #14.
Kuwait is by far the most volatile market in the GCC region, with models reaching the highest steps of the ranking for a couple of months before disappearing again. The Mercury Grand Marquis was #2 in January and #4 in February before being discontinued, the Suzuki Kizashi was #9 in March and the Suzuki SX4 #2 in April.
In December, the Toyota Corolla tops the models ranking for the first time in 2011, the Ford Crown Victoria is up to an amazing 2nd place, the Dodge Nitro up to a fantastic 7th spot (vs. #52 in Full Year), the Nissan Sunny is up to #11 and the VW Tiguan up to #20.
Previous month: Kuwait November 2011: Toyota Prado shines, some US influence
Full Year 2011 Top 75, December and every Monthly Top 50 Ranking Tables below.