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United Arab Emirates 2011: Corolla snatches last minute win

Toyota Corolla

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Emirati consumers purchased 21,197 new vehicles in December for a 2011 final total of 243,582 units. After Oman, the United Arab Emirates is the second country in the region where the Toyota Hilux saw its leadership slip between its wheels in the last month of the year: #1 YTD at end Nov and ranking first 6 times this year, December sales disrupted by the Thai floods kicked the Hilux down 2nd place in the Full Year with 11,416 sales and 4.7%. The Toyota Corolla, #1 four times this year, is the best-selling model in the UAE with 12,288 units and 5% share.

Mitsubishi Pajero

The iconic Land Cruiser takes the third spot with 11,011 sales and 4.5%, ahead of the Toyota Camry at 3.8% and Toyota Prado at 3.7%. The Nissan Tiida is the best-selling non-Toyota model in the UAE at #6 with 7,380 sales and 3%, only 20 units above the Mitsubishi Pajero reaching in the UAE its best ranking in the region. Mitsubishi is fairly strong in the Emirates, placing the L200 Pick-up at #10, the Lancer at #11 and being the only brand to manage to place a model at #2 in the monthly rankings: the Pajero in May and June and the L200 in July.

Mercedes S Class

The best-selling non-Japanese model in the Kia Sportage at #19 and the best-selling non-Asian model is the BMW 5 Series at #25. Notice also the Toyota FJ Cruiser at #22 with 2,308 sales, the Mercedes E-Class at #26, BMW X6 at #30, Porsche Cayenne at #31, BMW X5 at #32, BMW 7 Series at #35, Range Rover Sport at #37 and Mercedes S-Class at #38.

Previous month: UAE November 2011: Hilux leads, 5 Toyotas in Top 5!

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

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