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Qatar March 2012: Land Cruiser at 15.4%, Lexus LX up to #6

Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture by Abdulrahman BinSlmah, all rights reserved.

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The new car market is Qatar is euphoric this month again, up 30% year-on-year to 7,319 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 20,294 units, up 31% on 2011. Already dominant in 2011 with 9.6% of the market, the Toyota Land Cruiser is stepping up a (big) notch in 2012, reaching a formidable 15.4% share in March thanks to 1,127 units sold. The Toyota Hilux stabilises in 2nd place with 505 sales and 6.9% while the Nissan D22 is back on the podium at #3 with 334 units and 4.6%, a position it held over the Full Year 2011.

Range Rover Sport

Another model that excels this month in Qatar is the Lexus LX, the Land Cruiser’s (even more) luxurious twin, up 7 spots on February to #6 with 286 sales and 3.9%. Hyundai had an off month in February, but is back in force in March: the Accent is up 13 ranks to #9, the Elantra is up 57 to #12 and the Azera is up 76 to #20. Notice also the Ford Expedition up 66 to #25, the Honda Pilot up 75 to #30, the BMW5 Series up 89 to #42, the Range Rover Sport up 77 to #45 and the Ford Figo up 74 to #50.

Previous month: Qatar  February 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser reigns supreme

Previous year: Qatar Full Year 2011: Land Cruiser and Hilux on top, Nissan strong

Full March 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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