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Bahrain September 2012: Nissan Altima on podium

Nissan Altima

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The Bahraini new car market is up 28% year-on-year in September to 3,997 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 34,609 units, up a massive 51% on 2011 and in fact already way above the Full Year 2011 total (31,212) after just 9 months… After dropping to #2 for the first time in 2012 last month, the Toyota Land Cruiser reclaims the pole position in September and for the 8th time this year thanks to 259 sales and 6.5%. It is also #1 year-to-date at 3,001 units and 8.7%. The Toyota Prado is down one spot to #2 with 247 sales and 6.9% and also ranks #2 YTD at 2,418 units and 7% share.

Bahrain International Circuit. Picture by Nasser Bouhadoud, all rights reserved.

This month’s best performance is delivered by the Nissan Altima, up 7 ranks to land on the podium at #3 with 201 sales and 5% share vs. #12 and 1.9% YTD. The Hyundai Elantra also shines, up 9 spots to #6 with 3.5% vs. 2.5% YTD. The Nissan Sunny remains solid at #7 while the Mitsubishi L200 is up a mammoth 61 ranks to #12 and the Hyundai Santa Fe reappears in the ranking at #13 thanks to the new generation of the model.

Chevrolet Colorado

Notice also the Hyundai Azera up 46 spots to #16, the Nissan Micra up 32 to #19, Honda City up 4 to #30 vs. #58 YTD, Lexus GS up to #40 and Renault Duster up to #57. The Chevrolet Colorado lands directly at #62 with 14 sales for its first month of presence in the country.

Previous month: Bahrain August 2012: Toyota Prado #1, Hyundai Tucson on podium

Previous year: Bahrain Full Year 2011: Land Cruiser leads, Hyundai Accent shines

Full September 2012 Top 80 Ranking Table below.

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