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Saudi Arabia August 2012: Ford Expedition improves further

Ford Expedition

* See the Top 150 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Ldman *

It seems that the European gloom has now reached the Middle-East. For the first time in 2012, the Saudi new car market is down year-on-year at -3% in August to 47,899 registrations. The year-to-date total is however still up a very healthy 14% on 2011 to 456,120 units. The leading trio is unchanged on July and is 100% Toyota for the 2nd time in 2012. The Toyota Hilux leads once again with 3,880 sales and 8.1% (-9% year-on-year) ahead of the Toyota Corolla at 3,463 units and 7.2%, up an impressive 38% on August 2011. The Toyota Camry rounds up the podium with 2,898 sales and 6.1%, above its 2012 year-to-date share (5%) but still 8% below August 2011.

Toyota Camry. Picture by Khalid Al-Atwi, all rights reserved.

Two Hyundais follow: the Accent is #4 at 2,494 units and 5.2% but stays #3 year-to-date at 6.1% and the Elantra is #5 both this month (4.6%) and year-to-date (4.7%). The Ford Expedition was already the highlight model in May, June and July and is now seriously shaping up to be the success story of 2012 in Saudi Arabia. In August it reaches never-seen before heights: up 57% year-on-year and one spot further up to #6 with 1,977 sales and 4.1% market share, potentially its first time above 4% in Saudi Arabia… It ranks #9 year-to-date at 2.6% vs. #19 and 1.4% in 2011…

Chevrolet Malibu

The other great performers in the Saudi Top 20 all come from Asia: the Kia Cerato is up 4 ranks to #9 with 1,339 units and 2.8%, the Toyota Prado is up 12 to #11 and 2.2%, double its July share, and the Toyota Avalon is up 7 to #18. Notice also the Chevrolet Malibu continuing its progression to #26, the Ford Crown Victoria enjoying its last breath and up 54 spots to #29, the Lexus ES up 20 to #35, the Dodge Durango up 25 to #37 and the BMW 7 Series up 24 to #42.

Renault Duster

Further down, the Hyundai Atos is up 55 ranks to #45, the Toyota Aurion up 26 to #46, the Jeep Grand Cherokee up 23 to #50, its little brother the Jeep Cherokee up 20 to #61, the Dodge Challenger up 21 to #73, the Lincoln Town Car up 16 to #87, the Renault Duster up 25 to #96 and the Suzuki Swift Dzire making its first appearance in the Saudi models ranking at #132.

Previous month: Saudi Arabia July 2012: Ford Expedition up again

Previous year: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2011: Toyota Hilux and Camry on top

Full August 2012 Top 150 Ranking Table below.

Saudi Arabia August 2012:

PosModelS Aug 12%JulS 2012%Pos2011
1Toyota Hilux3,8808.1%142,6639.4%11
2Toyota Corolla3,4637.2%231,2946.9%23
3Toyota Camry2,8986.1%322,8535.0%42
4Hyundai Accent (JAN11)2,4945.2%427,9006.1%34
5Hyundai Elantra (MAR11)2,2174.6%521,3194.7%510
6Ford Expedition1,9774.1%712,9892.8%919
7Hyundai Sonata1,6033.3%815,2753.3%77
8Toyota Yaris1,4503.0%617,0343.7%66
9Kia Cerato1,3392.8%139,0512.0%1315
10Honda Accord (incl Coupe)1,1712.4%128,6211.9%1516
11Toyota Prado1,0452.2%236,2861.4%1826
12Isuzu D-Max9582.0%1011,6172.5%109
13Toyota Land Cruiser9542.0%913,3192.9%811
14Toyota Land Cruiser P/U9031.9%158,1391.8%1618
15Chevrolet Tahoe8711.8%1111,5252.5%1112
16GMC Yukon7721.6%188,9692.0%1414
17Toyota Fortuner7491.6%149,7362.1%1213
18Toyota Avalon7491.6%254,9911.1%2431
19Toyota Hiace7331.5%166,0841.3%2122
20Hyundai Tucson6741.4%175,6261.2%2227
21Toyota Innova6271.3%215,5211.2%2325
22Kia Rio6241.3%286,2191.4%2017
23Isuzu NPR5531.2%206,8591.5%1723
24Daihatsu Gran Max5191.1%226,2641.4%1928
25Toyota Sequoia5001.0%264,3130.9%2630
26Chevrolet Malibu4791.0%272,4510.5%3947
27Toyota RAV44711.0%193,7740.8%3033
28Hyundai Azera (MAR11)4220.9%294,0430.9%2739
29Ford Crown Victoria4050.8%832,4260.5%408
30Kia Sportage3780.8%342,6970.6%3638
31Kia Optima3690.8%363,8090.8%2953
32Hyundai H1 100 Bus3430.7%303,9050.9%2832
33GMC Yukon XL3260.7%314,9261.1%2520
34Toyota FJ Cruiser3220.7%322,8490.6%3336
35Lexus ES3090.6%551,9140.4%4551
36Ford Taurus3070.6%242,7220.6%3434
37Dodge Durango3070.6%621,3130.3%5591
38GMC Sierra2880.6%513,2200.7%3137
39Ford Fusion2660.6%422,3550.5%4152
40Dodge Charger2640.6%451,8520.4%4668
41Ford Edge2450.5%432,0930.5%4464
42BMW 7 Series2350.5%661,1090.2%6467
43Chevrolet Caprice2340.5%601,7050.4%4848
44Ford Explorer2310.5%382,9770.7%3221
45Hyundai Atos2130.4%1009780.2%71175
46Toyota Aurion2080.4%727500.2%7929
47Renault Logan2010.4%441,7220.4%4745
48Chevrolet Suburban2000.4%402,7110.6%3535
49Chrysler 300C1840.4%671,2730.3%57124
50Jeep Grand Cherokee1750.4%738400.2%7578
51Hyundai Genesis1710.4%491,2840.3%56104
52Toyota Coaster1620.3%641,0450.2%6770
53Chevrolet Silverado1540.3%541,6520.4%4954
54Kia Carnival1540.3%571,2370.3%5862
55Kia Sorento1540.3%581,1970.3%6083
56Kia Cadenza1500.3%591,2200.3%5982
57Ford Focus1480.3%467630.2%7892
58Chevrolet Traverse1460.3%561,3420.3%5358
59Daihatsu Terios1450.3%471,5250.3%5149
60Lexus LX1370.3%412,3150.5%4256
61Jeep Cherokee1340.3%815370.1%91103
62Chevrolet Cruze1310.3%522,4870.5%3841
63Hyundai Santa Fe1270.3%352,5650.6%3746
64Mitsubishi L2001260.3%482,1130.5%4342
65Hyundai Veloster1220.3%531,0230.2%69146
66Kia Picanto1210.3%719530.2%7475
67Honda Odyssey1110.2%806160.1%8894
68Chevrolet Aveo1050.2%371,5350.3%5040
70Mercedes S-Class960.2%1058110.2%7673
71Kia Carens950.2%799750.2%7271
72GMC Acadia940.2%771,1010.2%6557
73Dodge Challenger920.2%943460.1%110153
74Mazda CX-9900.2%691,0380.2%6859
75Toyota Dyna870.2%781,1410.3%6265
76Renault Fluence850.2%631,1280.2%6363
77Isuzu F-Series830.2%619920.2%7081
78Lexus RX810.2%863930.1%105109
79Ford F-Series800.2%686590.1%8677
80Lexus GS790.2%825590.1%89n/a
81Nissan Altima750.2%701,1660.3%6150
82Kia Frontier750.2%877420.2%8298
83Chevrolet Sonic710.1%331,4960.3%5296
84Fuso Canter700.1%651,3280.3%5460
85Kia Mohave690.1%904710.1%99117
86Ford Figo660.1%895370.1%92n/a
87Lincoln Town Car660.1%1031920.0%139 –
88Nissan Sunny640.1%845240.1%95 –
89Audi A8620.1%1124770.1%98102
90BMW 5 Series610.1%956240.1%87100
91Suzuki APV Truck590.1%507470.2%8085
92Range Rover Sport590.1%973950.1%104112
93GMC Savana540.1%397370.2%8379
94Renault Duster520.1%1181650.0%148 –
95Isuzu NMR510.1%769670.2%7384
96Mercedes E-Class510.1%1134540.1%10095
97Isuzu NQR490.1%747460.2%8190
98Mitsubishi L300490.1%1024540.1%101119
99Cadillac CTS480.1%914290.1%103108
100Honda Pilot480.1%983540.1%109110
101Jeep Wrangler470.1%1272840.1%115106
102Renault Safrane460.1%856680.1%8587
103Porsche Cayenne460.1%925070.1%97121
104VW Passat460.1% –n/an/an/a –
105GMC Terrain450.1%965290.1%94n/a
106Ford Mustang450.1%n/a810.0%182166
107Suzuki APV Van430.1%1092070.0%133113
108Audi Q7410.1%1412030.0%136123
110VW Jetta (MAY 11)380.1%1194460.1%102132
111Renault Logan Van380.1%1392410.1%126122
112Honda City370.1%133750.0%185178
113Mitsubishi Lancer360.1%1442460.1%12466
114Hyundai i20340.1%1461150.0%165n/a
115Mitsubishi Pajero Sport330.1%883700.1%106101
116Lexus LS320.1%992820.1%116120
117Cadillac Escalade310.1%1083680.1%107130
118Hino WU300.1%1202670.1%117137
119BMW 6 Series290.1%136990.0%172n/a
120Fuso Rosa290.1%1671850.0%140141
122Cadillac SRX280.1%1142460.1%125136
123Range Rover Evoque280.1%1241570.0%154n/a
124Ford Flex280.1%n/a8110.2%7789
125Nissan Patrol270.1%1065220.1%9669
126VW Touareg270.1%1151630.0%149131
127BMW X6270.1%1401730.0%143140
128Mercedes C-Class270.1%1481960.0%138138
129Hyundai Coupe270.1%1491450.0%156133
130Audi A6260.1%1532270.0%128159
131Fuso Fuso250.1%935320.1%9380
132Suzuki Swift Dzire250.1% –250.0%n/a –
133Mitsubishi Galant240.1%1472070.0%134139
134Mazda BT-50230.0%1012520.1%12186
135Honda CR-V230.0%1072470.1%123169
136Hyundai Centennial230.0%1312080.0%132 –
137Renault Koleos230.0%1321620.0%150 –
138Dodge RAM220.0%1171710.0%146 –
139Mitsubishi Pajero220.0%1253170.1%11399
140Kia Soul220.0%1373340.1%112135
141Peugeot Partner210.0%1102620.1%119168
142Audi Q5210.0%1641120.0%166158
143Peugeot 508210.0%1681300.0%160 –
144Porsche Panamera200.0%1112260.0%129128
145BMW 3 Series200.0%1351280.0%161157
146Chevrolet Camaro190.0%1343600.1%108115
147Jaguar XJ190.0%1452020.0%137 –
148Suzuki Alto170.0%1231710.0%144179
149Mitsubishi Lancer EX170.0%1631750.0%14297
150Lincoln Navigator170.0%172280.0%n/a –

Source: Manufacturers, many thanks to Ldman for sharing the data!

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