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Qatar September 2012: Ford Taurus up to #7

Ford Taurus. Picture courtesy of DriveArabia

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New car sales in Qatar are up a massive 38% year-on-year both in September at 7,483 registrations and year-to-date at 61,845 units which is already nearly as much as the entire 2011 figure (62,346). The Toyota Hilux is in pole position for the 6th consecutive month with 616 sales and 8% share vs. 562 and 7.5% for the Toyota Land Cruiser, however this is still not enough for the Hilux to snap the 2012 year-to-date top spot away from the Land Cruiser, leading at 6,266 units and 10.1% vs. 5,857 and 9.5%. Excellent performance of the Nissan Sunny up two spots to land on the podium with 375 sales and 5%.

Doha, Qatar. Picture by Lucie Debelkova, all rights reserved.

The Toyota Prado slides down one rank to #4 at 4.3% but stays #3 year-to-date at 5%. Solid showing for the Hyundai Santa Fe up to #5 at 308 units and 4.1% vs. 2.9% YTD. But the performer of the month is definitely the Ford Taurus, boosted by the arrival of the 2013 model: it is up a huge 57 spots to land in 7th place with 215 sales which represent 73% of its 2012 total. Year-to-date, it now ranks #45 vs. #114 in 2011.

Chevrolet Sonic

Other great performers this month in Qatar include the Nissan Urvan up 7 ranks to #12, the Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up up 47 to #16, the Chevrolet Sonic up 91 to #22, Mitsubishi Galant up 10 to #25 vs. #79 YTD, Kia Rio up 15 to #26 and the Nissan Pathfinder up 42 to #28.

Previous month: Qatar August 2012: Toyota Hilux leads, Nissan Sunny up to #4

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

Full September 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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