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Egypt July 2013: Peugeot 301 up to #4 in devastated market

Peugeot 301 Egypt July 2013. Picture courtesy of egypt.yallamotor.comPeugeot 301

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Egypt going through some very serious trouble at the moment, its new car market is down 42% year-on-year in July to just 9,664 registrations. It’s actually surprising that any cars found a buyer at all in the current context. Going through the models ranking you will notice that models used as taxis and light commercial vehicles have kept their traditional monthly volumes, resulting in a vastly increased market share. Case in point, the Hyundai Verna, adored by taxi companies all along the Nile valley, shoots up to 17.5% share in July thanks to 1,675 sales but remains #2 year-to-date at 10,233 units and 9.1% below the Chevrolet TFT (aka Isuzu D-Max) also up to 11.2% share and 1,086 sales this month and adding up to 10,923 units and 9.7% year-to-date.

Speranza Tiggo Egypt July 2013. Picture courtesy of autocosmos.comThe Speranza Tiggo is inside the Egyptian Top 10 for the first time since December 2011.

The Toyota Hilux is up a shiny 5 spots on June to land on the third spot of the podium with 540 sales and 5.6%, but the performance of the month is delivered by the Peugeot 301, up no less than 19 ranks to #4 at 360 units and 3.7% share, making Egypt the second country in the world so far (both in Africa) where the 301 has managed to break into the monthly Top 5 with Algeria. Speranza (the brand Chinese manufacturer Chery uses in Egypt) has a great month, with the Tiggo up 15 spots to #9 potentially thanks to the facelifted model, its first time in the Top 10 since December 2011, and the A113 (#16) and Envy (#19) both up 6 spots. Other gainers include the Renault Fluence up 104 spots to #20, Peugeot 508 up 42 to #21, Skoda Octavia up 21 to #22, Citroen C-Elysee up 32 to #23 and the Peugeot 208 back in the ranking at #29.

Previous month: Egypt June 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 on the podium

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Full July 2013 Top 128 models Ranking Table below.

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