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It has now been one year since I last gave you an update on Mauritius, but thanks to Lorenzo I can now share with you some information about this market for the whole of 2012. Mauritius new car sales are up a very robust 18% year-on-year in 2012 to an all-time record 9,423 registrations. Local magazine Motor Mag publishes a Top 5 best-selling models each month and a Top 10 brands, but so far no overall models ranking for 2012. Based on successive Top 5 rankings, it is clear that Korean models ruled the Mauritius ranking in 2012…
The Kia Rio should finish the year on top, having ranked #1 in April, May (at a record 11.1% share) and October and very regular at the highest level. The Hyundai i10 should follow, never topping the charts but on the podium 4 times, while the Kia Cerato could round up the podium (#1 in March, June and July) ahead of the Kia Picanto (#1 in February). The Mercedes C-Class, Chevrolet Cruze and BMW 3 Series are also very successful.
Brand-wise, interestingly two Japanese carmakers rule the All-vehicles ranking (including LCVs): Toyota takes the lead thanks to sales up 44% year-on-year to 1,348 and 14.7% share, passing Nissan at 1,291 units and 13.7%. Kia is up 54% to 1,047 sales and 11.1% in third place, followed by Hyundai up 38% to 835 units and 8.9%. Mitsubishi is down a dramatic 34% to #7, Peugeot is up 111% to #10, Great Wall down 32% to #13, Perodua up 68% to #14 and JMC up 66% to #17. In the Passenger Cars ranking, Kia is logically on top ahead of Toyota, 2011 leader Nissan and Kia.
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Full Year 2012 Top 10 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.