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United Arab Emirates June 2013: Hilux beats Prado & Land Cruiser

BMW X5 UAE June 2013The new model could help the BMW X5 break into the Emirati Top 10…

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After gaining a huge 54% in June 2012, the Emirati new car market is up a further 5% this June to 26,473 units, adding up to 166,290 registrations year-to-date, up 12% on 2012. In the brands sales charts, Toyota is crowned #1 by far with 36,4% of the market followed by Nissan at 18.3% while Hyundai at 7.6% passes Mitsubishi at 5.1% (but #3 year-to-date at 7.6%). Toyota monopolises the Top 5 spots in the models ranking in June: the Hilux is the king of the Emirates this month thanks to 1,497 sales and 5.7% ahead of the Prado (5.3%), Land Cruiser (4.9%), Corolla (4.4%) and Camry (3.8%), these models being the only ones selling over 1,000 units in June…

Toyota Prado UAE June 2013The Toyota Prado is #1 so far in 2013 in the UAE.

However the year-to-date ranking is different as the race to the title of most popular vehicle in the Emirates is extremely tight this year: only 750 units separate the #1 from the #4, with the Toyota Prado surprisingly leading the way for now at 9,494 units, ahead of the Hilux at 9,136, the Corolla at 8,781 and the Land Cruiser at 8,748. As a reminded let’s note the Corolla was #1 in 2011 and the Hilux dominated in 2012. Back to the June ranking where the Nissan Patrol and D22 are kicked down to #6 and #7 even though they deliver performances higher than their year-to-date levels. There are two more Toyotas in the Top 9 (making it 7 in 9): the Land Cruiser Pick-up at #8 and Hiace at #9. Notice also the BMW X5 up to #13 vs. #22 year-to-date and the Jeep Grand Cherokee up to #21 vs. #38.

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6 months Top 240, June Top 200 models and Top 34 brands Ranking Tables below.

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