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Saudi Arabia November 2012: Chevy Colorado just outside Top 10

Chevrolet Colorado

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

Another outstanding month for new car sales in Saudi Arabia, up a huge 42% year-on-year in November to 63,094 registrations and bringing the year-to-date total to 634,634 units, up 17% on 2011 and already way above of the Full Year 2011 tally which was 594,299. In the models ranking, October highlights included the 2nd place of the Hyundai Accent at an excellent 6.9% share and Kia placing the Cerato at #9 and the Rio at #14. In November, Toyota monopolises the podium with the Hilux stable at a shining 10% share, followed by the Corolla at 7.7% and the Camry at 5.4%.

Isuzu D-Max. Picture courtesy of

After a couple of months at slightly lower levels, the Ford Expedition is back at stratospheric heights, up to #7 with 2,274 sales and 3.6% (vs. 2.9% year-to-date and 1.4% in 2011), its second best month in Saudi Arabia after reaching #6 and 4.1% last August. But the best performer in November is without doubt the Chevrolet Colorado, up to #11 at 1,261 units and 2% for its first full month in market… The Isuzu D-Max is back in the Top 10 at #10 while Chevrolet Sonic also excels, up 40 spots on October to #15 with 912 sales and 1.4%.

Chevrolet Trailblazer. Picture courtesy of

Further down, notice the Toyota FJ Cruiser at #24 (after ranking #22 in October), the Chevrolet Traverse at #26 vs. #51 year-to-date, the GMC Acadia up 11 ranks to #35, the Ford Figo up 94 to #44, the Lexus LS up 83 to #69, the Chevrolet Trailblazer landing directly at #110 with 46 sales and the Kia Quoris arriving at #151. Finally the Citroen C-Elysee sells its first 2 units in the country this month.

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Full October and November 2012 Top 150 Ranking Tables below.

Saudi Arabia October 2012:

PosModelS Oct 12%20122011
1Toyota Hilux5,1019.9%11
2Hyundai Accent (JAN11)3,5306.9%34
3Toyota Corolla3,4766.8%23
4Toyota Camry2,6985.3%42
5Hyundai Elantra (MAR11)2,5294.9%510
6Toyota Yaris2,4194.7%66
7Toyota Land Cruiser1,5293.0%911
8Ford Expedition1,3702.7%819
9Kia Cerato1,2452.4%1315
10Hyundai Sonata1,1832.3%77
11Toyota Fortuner1,1662.3%1213
12Isuzu D-Max9851.9%109
13Toyota Land Cruiser P/U8981.7%1418
14Kia Rio8371.6%1917
15Honda Accord (incl Coupe)8241.6%1516
16Chevrolet Tahoe7931.5%1112
17Toyota Innova7681.5%2125
18Toyota Sequoia7081.4%2530
19Toyota Hiace6801.3%2022
20Isuzu NPR6781.3%1723
21Toyota Prado6741.3%1826
22Toyota FJ Cruiser6691.3%3036
23Toyota Avalon6621.3%2431
24Hyundai Tucson6261.2%2327
25GMC Yukon6241.2%1614
26Daihatsu Gran Max5891.1%2228
27Hyundai Santa Fe5301.0%3146
28Chevrolet Malibu4931.0%3647
29Ford Taurus4810.9%3434
30Chevrolet Cruze4270.8%3841
31GMC Yukon XL4260.8%2620
32Kia Sportage3590.7%3938
33Chevrolet Suburban3320.6%3735
34Kia Optima3300.6%2953
35Chevrolet Traverse3210.6%5158
36Lexus LX3030.6%4056
37Toyota RAV42960.6%2733
38Ford Explorer2890.6%3521
39Lexus ES2840.6%4451
40Chevrolet Silverado2790.5%4854
41Ford Edge2740.5%4364
42GMC Savana2400.5%6179
43Daihatsu Terios2360.5%5349
44Chevrolet Caprice2350.5%5048
45Hyundai Azera (MAR11)2290.4%2839
46GMC Acadia2050.4%5457
47Ford Fusion2020.4%4252
48GMC Sierra2010.4%3337
49Dodge Charger2010.4%4768
50Renault Logan1910.4%5245
51Chevrolet Aveo1810.4%4640
52Fuso Canter1790.3%5660
53Kia Carnival1740.3%5862
54Toyota Aurion1550.3%7429
55Chevrolet Sonic1460.3%4996
56Chrysler 300C1450.3%57124
57Isuzu F-Series1350.3%7081
58Hyundai Veloster1310.3%67146
59Kia Sorento1280.2%6483
60Fuso Fuso1240.2%9280
61Jeep Cherokee1230.2%85103
62Ford F-Series1220.2%8377
63Mercedes S-Class1200.2%8273
64Ford Flex1190.2%7689
65Jeep Grand Cherokee1160.2%7778
67Lexus GS1110.2%89n/a
68Renault Duster1090.2%115 –
69Toyota Dyna1090.2%6665
70Renault Fluence1070.2%6363
71Ford Focus1050.2%7992
72BMW 7 Series1020.2%6967
73Kia Cadenza1020.2%6582
74Toyota Coaster990.2%6870
75Kia Mohave900.2%96117
76Hyundai Atos890.2%60176
77Chrysler Sebring880.2%162 –
78Kia Picanto880.2%8075
79Nissan Sunny-N17870.2%93 –
80Honda Odyssey750.1%9194
81Mitsubishi L200740.1%4542
82Hyundai i30700.1%166 –
83Suzuki APV Truck700.1%8785
84Isuzu NMR670.1%7584
85Mazda CX-9660.1%7359
86BMW 5 Series640.1%90100
87Lexus RX580.1%100109
88Renault Logan Van580.1%121122
89Kia Carens570.1%8171
90Honda Pilot550.1%109110
91Kia Soul540.1%114135
92Mercedes E-Class530.1%10195
93Suzuki APV Van530.1%133113
94Dodge Durango510.1%5591
95Isuzu NQR500.1%8890
96Range Rover Sport500.1%104112
97Cadillac Escalade490.1%108129
98Ford Crown Victoria490.1%418
99Renault Safrane460.1%8687
100Chevrolet Colorado450.1%72 –
101Audi A6450.1%123159
102GMC Terrain430.1%95n/a
103Honda CR-V430.1%120169
104Chevrolet Captiva420.1%117n/a
105Jeep Wrangler420.1%116106
106Ford Mustang410.1%165166
108Hyundai Genesis390.1%62104
109Honda City390.1%167177
110VW Touareg390.1%142132
111VW Passat380.1%160 –
112Kia Frontier370.1%5998
113Hyundai i20370.1%125n/a
114Audi A8370.1%98102
115BMW X6340.1%140140
116Cadillac SRX320.1%127136
117Cadillac CTS310.1%107108
118Mazda BT-50300.1%12286
119VW Jetta (MAY 11)300.1%105131
120Mitsubishi Galant300.1%138139
121Chevrolet Camaro290.1%110115
122Suzuki Swift Dzire290.1%179 –
123Suzuki Jimny280.1%136170
124Porsche Cayenne280.1%99121
125Mitsubishi Pajero Sport270.1%111101
126Mitsubishi L300260.1%103119
127Nissan Patrol260.1%10269
128Hyundai H1 100 Bus250.0%3232
129Hino WU250.0%124137
130Jaguar XJ240.0%134 –
131Peugeot 508240.0%155 –
132Peugeot Partner240.0%128168
133Chevrolet Spark230.0%94 –
134Nissan Diesel L-Trucks230.0%143127
135Dodge RAM210.0%148 –
136Isuzu NKR200.0%n/a –
137Peugeot 207200.0%147n/a
138Ford Figo190.0%84n/a
139Mercedes C-Class190.0%137138
140Nissan Tiida190.0%126116
141Renault Koleos180.0%149 –
142Honda Civic180.0%12993
143Audi Q7180.0%132123
144Suzuki Alto180.0%154179
145Dodge Challenger180.0%113153
146Range Rover Evoque170.0%150n/a
147Peugeot 206170.0%130 –
148BMW 6 Series170.0%171n/a
149Jaguar XF170.0%n/an/a
150BMW X5160.0%161134
151BMW 3 Series160.0%157157

Saudi Arabia November 2012:

PosModelS Nov 12%OctS 2012%Pos2011
1Toyota Hilux6,31710.0%161,4789.7%11
2Toyota Corolla4,8727.7%345,1517.1%23
3Toyota Camry3,3925.4%434,0345.4%42
4Hyundai Accent (JAN11)3,1775.0%236,5535.8%34
5Toyota Yaris2,9934.7%625,1514.0%66
6Hyundai Elantra (MAR11)2,5484.0%528,3344.5%510
7Ford Expedition2,2743.6%818,4572.9%819
8Toyota Land Cruiser1,8843.0%717,9152.8%911
9Hyundai Sonata1,6792.7%1019,3333.0%77
10Isuzu D-Max1,2922.0%1215,1762.4%109
11Chevrolet Colorado1,2612.0%1001,3420.2%72 –
12Toyota Fortuner1,0481.7%1113,0732.1%1213
13Toyota Land Cruiser P/U9821.6%1311,3431.8%1418
14Toyota Innova9281.5%178,2781.3%2125
15Chevrolet Sonic9121.4%552,5960.4%4996
16Toyota Prado8571.4%218,9091.4%1826
17Toyota Hiace8421.3%198,6611.4%2022
18Toyota Avalon8221.3%237,1841.1%2431
19Honda Accord (incl Coupe)8121.3%1511,3071.8%1516
20Hyundai Tucson8071.3%247,8801.2%2327
21Chevrolet Tahoe8061.3%1614,1792.2%1112
22Kia Cerato7171.1%912,4022.0%1315
23Daihatsu Gran Max7151.1%268,0871.3%2228
24Toyota FJ Cruiser7061.1%224,7260.7%3036
25Isuzu NPR6781.1%209,0241.4%1723
26Chevrolet Traverse6501.0%352,4720.4%5158
27Kia Rio6281.0%148,7911.4%1917
28Chevrolet Cruze6281.0%303,7430.6%3841
29Hyundai Santa Fe6091.0%274,6520.7%3146
30Ford Taurus5550.9%294,0150.6%3434
31Toyota Sequoia5380.9%186,6531.0%2530
32Toyota RAV44960.8%375,0040.8%2733
33Chevrolet Aveo4930.8%512,6980.4%4640
34GMC Yukon4410.7%2511,0271.7%1614
35GMC Acadia4280.7%461,8590.3%5457
36GMC Sierra4130.7%484,1400.7%3337
37Ford Explorer3870.6%383,9690.6%3521
38Lexus LX3800.6%363,3330.5%4056
39Chevrolet Malibu3780.6%283,8110.6%3647
40Chevrolet Silverado3560.6%402,6090.4%4854
41Chevrolet Suburban3480.6%333,7700.6%3735
42GMC Yukon XL3470.5%316,1581.0%2620
43Lexus ES3380.5%392,8520.4%4451
44Ford Figo3370.5%1389660.2%84n/a
45Mitsubishi L2003270.5%812,7230.4%4542
46Kia Optima3240.5%344,8010.8%2953
47Dodge Charger3190.5%492,6360.4%4768
48Hyundai H1 100 Bus3140.5%1284,3030.7%3232
49Hyundai Azera (MAR11)3000.5%454,9900.8%2839
50Kia Frontier2930.5%1121,6830.3%5998
51GMC Savana2810.4%421,6240.3%6179
52Hyundai Atos2720.4%761,6460.3%60176
53Chevrolet Caprice2700.4%442,4960.4%5048
54Daihatsu Terios2670.4%432,1730.3%5349
55Ford Fusion2600.4%473,1680.5%4252
56Ford Edge2540.4%412,9700.5%4364
57Toyota Aurion2450.4%541,3110.2%7429
58Kia Sportage2270.4%323,5550.6%3938
59Chevrolet Captiva2020.3%1054360.1%117n/a
60Hyundai Genesis1840.3%1081,5880.3%62104
61Kia Carnival1760.3%531,6870.3%5862
62Chrysler 300C1710.3%561,7730.3%57124
63Renault Fluence1600.3%701,5770.2%6363
64Chevrolet Spark1590.3%1337550.1%94 –
65Fuso Canter1550.2%521,7850.3%5660
66Renault Duster1510.2%694390.1%115 –
67Ford F-Series1500.2%621,0840.2%8377
68Dodge Durango1480.2%941,8190.3%5591
69Lexus LS1480.2%1524670.1%112120
70Hyundai Veloster1470.2%581,5010.2%67146
71Renault Logan1460.2%502,3660.4%5245
72Jeep Cherokee1370.2%619310.1%85103
73Isuzu F-Series1350.2%571,3830.2%7081
74Ford Flex1290.2%641,2640.2%7689
75Ford Focus1260.2%711,2030.2%7992
76GMC Terrain1250.2%1027480.1%95n/a
77Jeep Grand Cherokee1190.2%651,2500.2%7778
78Mercedes S-Class1130.2%631,1400.2%8273
79Kia Sorento1090.2%591,5460.2%6483
80Mazda CX-91080.2%851,3140.2%7359
81BMW 7 Series1030.2%731,4030.2%6967
83Toyota Coaster990.2%741,4330.2%6870
84Lexus GS980.2%678670.1%89n/a
85Renault Safrane900.1%999280.1%8687
86Kia Cadenza890.1%721,5420.2%6582
88Fuso Fuso810.1%608140.1%9280
89Lexus RX810.1%876250.1%100109
90VW Amarok760.1% –1080.0%187 –
91Kia Carens720.1%891,1810.2%8171
92Toyota Dyna700.1%681,5260.2%6665
93Chrysler Sebring680.1%781820.0%162 –
94Mitsubishi Lancer680.1%1663690.1%11966
95Isuzu NMR670.1%841,2870.2%7584
96Kia Picanto650.1%771,2020.2%8075
97Hyundai i20650.1%1143450.1%125n/a
98Kia Mohave640.1%757190.1%96117
99Jeep Wrangler640.1%1044370.1%116106
100Mitsubishi Pajero Sport580.1%1254710.1%111101
101BMW 5 Series570.1%868240.1%90100
102Audi A8560.1%1136320.1%98102
103Honda Odyssey520.1%808220.1%9194
104Renault Logan Van510.1%883650.1%121122
105Isuzu NQR500.1%958920.1%8890
106Mitsubishi L300480.1%1275520.1%103119
107Nissan Sunny-N17470.1%797550.1%93 –
108VW Passat470.1%1111850.0%160 –
109Chevrolet Camaro460.1%1214730.1%110115
110Chevrolet Trailblazer460.1% –460.0%n/a –
111Mercedes E-Class450.1%926020.1%10195
112Cadillac Escalade450.1%985120.1%108129
113Honda CR-V450.1%1033680.1%120169
114Honda Pilot440.1%905090.1%109110
115Mazda BT-50430.1%1193620.1%12286
116Suzuki Jimny400.1%1242790.0%136170
117Mitsubishi Pajero400.1%n/a3910.1%11899
118Range Rover Sport390.1%965430.1%104112
119Audi A6380.1%1013590.1%123159
120Jaguar XJ380.1%1312830.0%134 –
121Honda City370.1%1101750.0%167177
122Nissan Diesel L-Trucks360.1%1342490.0%143127
123Hino WU350.1%1293570.1%124137
124Cadillac CTS330.1%1175280.1%107108
125Renault Koleos330.1%1442280.0%149 –
126Cadillac SRX320.1%1163400.1%127136
127BMW X5310.0%1511840.0%161134
128Lincoln MKX310.0%n/a1360.0%174 –
129VW Touareg300.0%1092540.0%142132
130Kia Soul290.0%914410.1%114135
131Range Rover290.0%n/a1730.0%168171
132Ford Mustang270.0%1061760.0%165166
133VW Jetta (MAY 11)270.0%1185390.1%105131
134Suzuki Celerio250.0%1561620.0%170n/a
135Honda Civic240.0%1423210.1%12993
136BMW X6230.0%1152650.0%140140
137Audi Q7230.0%1432850.0%132123
138BMW 3 Series230.0%1501970.0%157157
139Range Rover Evoque220.0%1472240.0%150n/a
140Hyundai Coupe210.0% –1810.0%163133
141Hyundai i30200.0%831760.0%166 –
142Isuzu NKR200.0%137580.0%n/a –
143Porsche Panamera190.0%1632790.0%135128
144Porsche Cayenne180.0%1236310.1%99121
145Peugeot 508180.0%1322050.0%155 –
146Peugeot 206180.0%1463090.0%130 –
147Mercedes G-Wagon180.0%164890.0%n/a178
148Suzuki Swift Dzire170.0%1221200.0%179 –
149Mercedes C-Class170.0%1402680.0%137138
150BMW 6 Series160.0%1481610.0%171n/a
151Kia Quoris160.0% –160.0%n/a –

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

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. @kurtbinh
    Haha, Toyota is the most reliable car, efiicient, the best SUV’s, best hybrids. Why somebody to buy german car,when Toyota does everything better than german rivals. In the desert ,where the climate is very hot,in the sands we see what’s the real car – That’s TOYOTA And not ti forget to mention LEXUS – exclusively fine luxury cars nad real SUV’S.

  2. I Arabian is rich country why everybody use Toyota ‘cars, Toyota for poor man. I think German car, American car is number one, Toyota is only for poor country and poor man.

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