United Arab Emirates February 2013: BMW X5 shines
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New car sales in the United Arab Emirates are up a very healthy 16% year-on-year to 27,674 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 56,256 units after two months, up 21% on 2012. Surprisingly down to #4 last month, the Toyota Hilux is back in pole position in February with 1,656 sales and 6%, however this is not enough to get back to #1 year-to-date, far from it… The Toyota Corolla, leader in January but down to #4 this month is still #1 and year-to-date at 3,156 units and 5.6%, whereas the Hilux still lags in 4th place so far in 2013. The Toyota Prado, very strong again in February at #2 with 1,571 sales and 5.7%, and the Toyota Land Cruiser at #3 this month with 1,443 units and 5.2% are still ahead of the Hilux year-to-date.
After the X6 last month it’s the turn of the BMW X5 to shine: it is up a fantastic 40 spots on last month to land at #14 with 461 sales and 1.7%. Note the X5 is the best-selling non-Japanese model in the country this month! The Ford Edge is up 14 ranks to #17, the Nissan Navara is up 119 spots to #33 and the Nissan Sentra lands directly at #36 with 175 sales and 0.6% for its very first month in market.
Previous month: United Arab Emirates January 2013: Toyota Corolla and BMW X6 impress
One year ago: United Arab Emirates February 2012: Toyota Corolla and Hilux fight it out
Full February 2013 Top 180 Ranking Table below.