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Saudi Arabia 2011: Toyota Hilux & Camry on top, Hyundai shines

Toyota Hilux. Picture by Nora Al-Soli. All rights reserved.

Toyota Camry. Picture by Ageel. All rights reserved.

* See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Ldman *

The Saudi car market accounts for roughly half of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region with 51,695 registrations in December and 594,299 in the Full Year. The Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in Saudi Arabia in 2011 with 44,744 sales and 7.5% share, followed by the Toyota Camry at 38,940 units and 6.6% and the Toyota Corolla with 38,708 sales and 6.5%.

Hyundai Accent. Picture by Ahmad Saleh. All rights reserved.

Hyundai had a very strong year in Saudi Arabia. It places the new generation Accent at #4 over the Full Year at 28,634 units and 4.8% but the Accent could well threaten the Toyotas for the pole position in 2012: building up all through 2011, it reached an outstanding 2nd place in September and December when it was only 54 sales below the Corolla!

Hyundai Elantra

For its last year, the previous generation Hyundai Elantra ranks 5th with 23,462 sales and 3.9% and it even managed to do the impossible while in run-out mode: rank #1 overall for 2 months in April and May when it delivered the highest monthly volume of any model in the country in 2011 at 5,252 sales and a record 10.2% share!

Hyundai Sonata. Picture by Ahmad Al-Abdan. All rights reserved.

Below the Toyota Yaris, the Hyundai Sonata delivers a very solid 7th place at 20,181 units and 3.4%, peaking at #3 in March. A Saudi oddity, the Ford Crown Victoria manages to grab the 8th place this year with 16,488 sales. The new generation Hyundai Elantra is an instant hit: launched in April it was already #4 in July and finishes the year at #10. There are 4 American SUVs in the Top 20: the Chevrolet Tahoe at #12, GMC Yukon at #14, Ford Expedition at #19 and GMC Yukon XL at #20.

In December, the Toyota Corolla keeps the lead at an impressive 9.6% share ahead of the Toyota Camry at 7.9% and Hyundai Accent at 6.7%. The Toyota Yaris is up to #4, Ford Crown Victoria up to #5, Toyota Sequoia up to #20, GMC Sierra up to #21, Kia Optima up to #31 and Dodge Charger up to #35.

Previous month: Saudi Arabia November 2011: Hyundai Accent threatens Toyota Corolla

Full Year 2011, December and every Monthly Top 100 Ranking Tables below.

You can check out each and every Monthly Top 100 for Saudi Arabia in 2011 here: Saudi Arabia 2011 Month by Month

Saudi Arabia Full Year 2011:

PosModelS 2011%
1Toyota Hilux44,7447.5%
2Toyota Camry38,9406.6%
3Toyota Corolla38,7086.5%
4Hyundai Accent (JAN11)28,6344.8%
5Hyundai Elantra23,4623.9%
6Toyota Yaris20,9923.5%
7Hyundai Sonata20,1813.4%
8Ford Crown Victoria16,4882.8%
9Isuzu D-Max16,3182.7%
10Hyundai Elantra (MAR11)14,9622.5%
11Toyota Land Cruiser14,8942.5%
12Chevrolet Tahoe13,4232.3%
13Toyota Fortuner13,2752.2%
14GMC Yukon12,1742.0%
15Kia Cerato9,7491.6%
16Honda Accord (incl Coupe)9,2081.5%
17Kia Rio8,8011.5%
18Toyota Land Cruiser P/U8,7191.5%
19Ford Expedition8,2251.4%
20GMC Yukon XL8,0341.4%
21Ford Explorer8,0231.3%
22Toyota Hiace7,5141.3%
23Isuzu NPR7,2741.2%
24Nissan Sunny – RSM7,1301.2%
25Toyota Innova6,7701.1%
26Toyota Prado6,4861.1%
27Hyundai Tucson5,8871.0%
28Daihatsu Gran Max5,6961.0%
29Toyota Aurion5,6651.0%
30Toyota Sequoia5,4750.9%
31Toyota Avalon5,0250.8%
32Hyundai H1 100 Bus4,7820.8%
33Toyota RAV44,2370.7%
34Ford Taurus4,1920.7%
35Chevrolet Suburban4,1460.7%
36Toyota FJ Cruiser4,0240.7%
37GMC Sierra3,5310.6%
38Kia Sportage3,3830.6%
39Hyundai Azera (MAR11)3,2800.6%
40Chevrolet Aveo3,1670.5%
41Chevrolet Cruze3,0170.5%
42Mitsubishi L2002,9500.5%
43Ford Ranger2,9110.5%
44Nissan D222,8390.5%
45Renault Logan2,7650.5%
46Hyundai Santa Fe2,5920.4%
47Chevrolet Malibu2,5150.4%
48Chevrolet Caprice2,5120.4%
49Daihatsu Terios2,3270.4%
50Nissan Altima2,3120.4%
51Lexus ES2,3090.4%
52Ford Fusion2,1310.4%
53Kia Optima2,1170.4%
54Chevrolet Silverado2,0290.3%
55Nissan Navara2,0070.3%
56Lexus LX1,9590.3%
57GMC Acadia1,9430.3%
58Chevrolet Traverse1,8950.3%
59Mazda CX-91,8800.3%
60Fuso Canter1,8250.3%
61Chevrolet Optra1,7790.3%
62Kia Carnival1,7220.3%
63Renault Fluence1,6740.3%
64Ford Edge1,5580.3%
65Toyota Dyna1,5320.3%
66Mitsubishi Lancer1,4740.2%
67BMW 7 Series1,4650.2%
68Dodge Charger1,4510.2%
69Nissan Patrol1,4260.2%
70Toyota Coaster1,2950.2%
71Kia Carens1,2930.2%
72Nissan Maxima1,2860.2%
73Mercedes S-Class1,2420.2%
75Kia Picanto1,2090.2%
76Chevrolet Epica1,1430.2%
77Ford F-Series1,1380.2%
78Jeep Grand Cherokee1,0980.2%
79GMC Savana1,0830.2%
80Fuso Fuso1,0780.2%
81Isuzu F-Series1,0530.2%
82Kia Cadenza9420.2%
83Kia Sorento9150.2%
84Isuzu NMR8920.2%
85Suzuki APV Truck7950.1%
86Mazda BT-507550.1%
87Renault Safrane7380.1%
88Hyundai Accent7350.1%
89Ford Flex7250.1%
90Isuzu NQR7240.1%
91Dodge Durango7070.1%
92Ford Focus6940.1%
93Honda Civic6860.1%
94Honda Odyssey6690.1%
95Mercedes E-Class6610.1%
96Chevrolet Sonic6450.1%
97Mitsubishi Lancer EX6370.1%
98Kia Frontier6120.1%
99Mitsubishi Pajero6050.1%
100BMW 5 Series5940.1%

Saudi Arabia December 2011:

PosModelS Dec 11%NovS 2011%Pos
1Toyota Corolla4,9609.6%138,7086.5%3
2Toyota Camry4,0667.9%538,9406.6%2
3Hyundai Accent (JAN11)3,4396.7%228,6344.8%4
4Toyota Yaris1,9603.8%720,9923.5%6
5Ford Crown Victoria1,6803.2%916,4882.8%8
6Hyundai Elantra (MAR11)1,6543.2%414,9622.5%10
7Isuzu D-Max1,6383.2%616,3182.7%9
8Hyundai Sonata1,5903.1%1020,1813.4%7
9Chevrolet Tahoe1,4872.9%1413,4232.3%12
10Toyota Land Cruiser1,3022.5%1114,8942.5%11
11GMC Yukon1,0802.1%1612,1742.0%14
12Toyota Hiace8821.7%197,5141.3%22
13Kia Cerato8771.7%129,7491.6%15
14Honda Accord (incl Coupe)8731.7%189,2081.5%16
15Toyota Hilux8391.6%344,7447.5%1
16Toyota Land Cruiser P/U8091.6%158,7191.5%18
17Toyota Fortuner8011.5%813,2752.2%13
18Isuzu NPR7431.4%207,2741.2%23
19Kia Rio7091.4%238,8011.5%17
20Toyota Sequoia6451.2%255,4750.9%30
21GMC Sierra6321.2%443,5310.6%37
22GMC Yukon XL6251.2%308,0341.4%20
23Toyota Avalon5951.2%325,0250.8%31
24Daihatsu Gran Max5051.0%285,6961.0%28
25Toyota FJ Cruiser4961.0%264,0240.7%36
26Hyundai Tucson4931.0%335,8871.0%27
27Ford Explorer4760.9%378,0231.3%21
28Toyota RAV44720.9%224,2370.7%33
29Nissan Sunny – RSM4700.9%137,1301.2%24
30Hyundai H1 100 Bus4540.9%274,7820.8%32
31Kia Optima4260.8%382,1170.4%53
32Toyota Innova4170.8%246,7701.1%25
33Toyota Prado3980.8%176,4861.1%26
34Kia Sportage3970.8%313,3830.6%38
35Dodge Charger3820.7%571,4510.2%68
36Renault Logan3750.7%452,7650.5%45
37Ford Taurus3560.7%364,1920.7%34
38Chevrolet Suburban3300.6%554,1460.7%35
39Chevrolet Cruze3280.6%423,0170.5%41
40Hyundai Elantra3040.6%4123,4623.9%5
41Lexus LX3000.6%701,9590.3%56
42Lexus ES2960.6%402,3090.4%51
43Fuso Canter2830.5%741,8250.3%60
44Chevrolet Malibu2810.5%482,5150.4%47
45Hyundai Santa Fe2700.5%342,5920.4%46
46Renault Fluence2460.5%431,6740.3%63
47Chevrolet Traverse2440.5%581,8950.3%58
48Nissan Patrol2400.5%851,4260.2%69
49Chevrolet Silverado2350.5%522,0290.3%54
50Chevrolet Sonic2350.5%716450.1%96
51Ford Fusion2220.4%462,1310.4%52
52Daihatsu Terios2000.4%472,3270.4%49
53Toyota Aurion1980.4%565,6651.0%29
54Toyota Coaster1960.4%681,2950.2%70
55Kia Carnival1940.4%541,7220.3%62
56Chevrolet Optra1900.4%1,7790.3%61
57Toyota Dyna1850.4%621,5320.3%65
58Ford Expedition1810.4%298,2251.4%19
59Dodge Durango1800.3%637070.1%91
60Hyundai Azera (MAR11)1670.3%213,2800.6%39
61Jeep Grand Cherokee1650.3%781,0980.2%78
62GMC Acadia1600.3%531,9430.3%57
63Ford Edge1590.3%901,5580.3%64
64Mitsubishi L2001560.3%672,9500.5%42
65Chevrolet Epica1560.3%651,1430.2%76
67Kia Sorento1410.3%669150.2%83
68Chevrolet Caprice1390.3%352,5120.4%48
69Kia Cadenza1380.3%829420.2%82
70Isuzu F-Series1280.2%721,0530.2%81
71BMW 7 Series1270.2%801,4650.2%67
72Nissan Altima1210.2%502,3120.4%50
73Jeep Cherokee1190.2%5560.1%
74Mazda CX-91150.2%761,8800.3%59
75Isuzu NMR1070.2%898920.2%84
76Fuso Fuso950.2%491,0780.2%80
77Mitsubishi Lancer EX950.2%6370.1%97
78Chevrolet Aveo890.2%513,1670.5%40
79Kia Picanto890.2%881,2090.2%75
80Mercedes S-Class880.2%641,2420.2%73
81VW Jetta (MAY 11)880.2%3140.1%
82Nissan Maxima870.2%731,2860.2%72
83Ford Flex850.2%7250.1%89
84Audi A8790.2%865560.1%
85GMC Savana780.2%601,0830.2%79
86Honda Odyssey760.1%6690.1%94
87Kia Carens720.1%611,2930.2%71
88Renault Safrane720.1%947380.1%87
89Kia Frontier720.1%6120.1%98
90Suzuki APV Van710.1%4710.1%
91Kia Mohave670.1%994380.1%
92Isuzu NQR610.1%937240.1%90
93Mercedes E-Class610.1%6610.1%95
94Lexus RX600.1%924810.1%
95Cadillac CTS590.1%5010.1%
96Hyundai Veloster570.1%2250.0%
97Volvo S60540.1%770.0%
99Mitsubishi Pajero Sport500.1%775800.1%
100Chevrolet Camaro490.1%4580.1%

Many thanks to Ldman for sharing the data!

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. Well, this is great news. Figures on the GCC markets. Many thanks to Ldman. Great blog, Matt.
    PS I looked at the month by month model level figures, but they do not add up to the total market ones. What’s missing (maybe some low volumes vehicles)? It would be interesting to see them all as part of them are part of premium/luxury segment

  2. Hi curious,
    I verified the Top 100 before publishing, and the source is manufacturers.
    Hope this helps

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