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Qatar May 2012: Toyota Hilux takes the lead, Lexus LX #5

Lexus LX

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Qatari new car sales are on fire this year: up 71% year-on-year in May to 8,180 registrations and up 40% year-to-date at 35,401 units. While the Toyota Land Cruiser is still in pole position year-to-date with 4,020 sales and 11.4% share, it is down to #2 in May for the second month in a row at 927 units and 11.3% down from 12.2% in April and passed by the Toyota Hilux at 1,116 sales and 13.6%, a stable share on April. The Hilux is #2 year-to-date with 3,391 units and 9.6%.

Only #8 over the Full Year 2011, the Toyota Prado is up to #3 both in May at 552 sales and 6.7% and year-to-date with 1,831 units and 5.2% vs. 2.4% in 2011. The Nissan D22 is solid at #4 with 3.5% ahead of the Lexus LX, extremely impressive since the start of 2012: after two months at 3.9% share it is down to a still excellent 3.1% in May and ranks #7 year-to-date with 979 sales and 2.8%, Qatar being the LX’s best performing country in the world.

Porsche Cayenne. Picture by Fouzzan, all rights reserved.

Notice also the Porsche Cayenne holding itself within the Qatari Top 20 for the second consecutive month: after ranking #16 in April with 1.2% share it is #19 this month with 85 sales and 1% and #25 year-to-date at 0.8% compared to #38 in 2011. The Ford Focus is up 99 spots on April to #31, the Nissan Qashqai is up 8 to #43, the Ford Escape is up 65 to #44 and the Renault Duster lands directly at #61 with 23 sales.

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

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

Full May 2012 Top 75 Ranking Table below.

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