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Kuwait August 2012: Toyota Prado and Nissan Patrol shine

Nissan Patrol

* See the Top 140 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Ldman *

The Kuwaiti new car market is up 24% year-on-year both in August to 11,189 registrations, and year-to-date at 90,654 units. For the 6th time in 2012, the Toyota Prado is the best-selling model in Kuwait and with 1,132 units and 10.1% share it sells almost double the amount of the #2 the Toyota Hilux at 621 sales and 5.1%. The Prado reinforces its 2012 year-to-date lead at 9,140 units and 10.1% vs. 5.1% in 2011… In fact the entire Top 4 best-sellers in unchanged since June and is 100% Toyota: below the Hilux the Camry ranks third at 3.6% and the Corolla is #4 at 2.9%.

Toyota Prado

Exceptional performance of the Nissan Patrol, up 13 spots to #5 with 268 sales and 2.4% vs. #11 and 1.7% year-to-date and #19 in 2011. This is by far the Patrol’s best ranking in Kuwait in at least 2 years. The Mitsubishi Lancer is up 4 ranks to #8, the Hyundai Sonata is up 5 to #16, the Lexus ES up a mammoth 42 to #17, the GMC Yukon up 10 to #21, the Toyota Aurion up 40 to #22, the Chevrolet Malibu up 12 to #25, the Hyundai Azera up 27 to #29, the Kia Picanto up 8 to #35 vs. #89 ytd, the VW Jetta up 76 to #51, the BMW X3 up 22 to #70, the Dodge Challenger up 7 to #75 vs. #111 ytd and the BMW X6 up 22 to #77.

Previous month: Kuwait July 2012: 4 Toyotas in Top 4, Nissan Altima up to #5

Previous year: Kuwait Full Year 2011: Toyota Prado passes Hilux to become #1

Full August 2012 Top 140 Ranking Table below.

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