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Kuwait March 2012: Nissan D22 up to #1, Toyota Prado leads YTD

Toyota Prado

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The Kuwaiti car market is down 4% in March to 12,728 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 34,014 units, still up a very healthy 14% on 2011. While in February it looked like the Toyota Hilux had resumed its market domination for good after losing the Full Year 2011 top spot to the Toyota Land Cruiser because of supply issues, the cards are redistributed again this month. The Nissan D22 makes up for a horrid start of the year (#104) by brilliantly taking the lead of the models ranking with 965 sales and 7.6% share. It is the first time in at least 15 months that a non-Toyota models ranks #1 in Kuwait!

Nissan D22

The Toyota Prado stays solid in 2nd place at 683 units and 5.4% and therefore holds onto the 2012 year-to-date pole position with 2,165 sales and 6.5%, still comfortably ahead of the Toyota Hilux, #3 in March, at 1,752 units and 5.2% while the Nissan D22 is up to #3 with 1,625 sales and 4.8%. The Toyota Land Cruiser is up an impressive 8 spots on last month to #4, followed by the Toyota Camry. Another excellent month for the Mitsubishi Pajero at #6, it is #5 year-to-date vs. #12 in 2011. The Hyundai Tucson also excels at #7, up 10 ranks on February.

Lexus GS

Outside the Top 10, notice the Nissan Sunny up 9 spots to #17 (it is #14 year-to-date vs. #55 in 2011), the Mitsubishi Galant up 12 ranks to #19, the Lexus LX up a huge 103 spots to #23, the Nissan Juke up 10 to #25 whereas it was #113 in 2011, the Suzuki APV van up 62 to #27, the BMW 5 Series up 52 to #30, the Lexus GS up 162 to #40 and the Honda Odyssey up 92 to #53.

Previous month: Kuwait February 2012: Toyota Prado holds onto top spot…for now

Full March 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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