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Saudi Arabia March 2014: Toyota Hilux leads, Yaris up to #2

Toyota Yaris Saudi Aarabia March 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comToyota Yaris

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The Saudi new car market is up 11% year-on-year in March to 69,015 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 194,479 units, up 5% on 2013. After the Hyundai ‘hijack’ from January (Hyundai Elantra #1 and Accent #2!), the models sales charts is back to a little bit of normalcy in Saudi Arabia. The Toyota Hilux lodges a 2nd consecutive month in pole position with 5,949 sales and a strong 8.6% market share, bringing it back into #1 spot year-to-date at 15,049 units and 7.7% vs. 12,842 and 6.6% for the Hyundai Elantra and 11,562 and 5.9% for the Hyundai Accent.

Chevrolet Tahoe Saudi Arabia March 2014The 2015 model should push the Chevrolet Tahoe further up in Saudi Arabia.

This month’s best performer is the Toyota Yaris, up 3 spots on February to a fantastic second place overall thanks to 4,174 sales and 6% share, that’s a 63% improvement on March 2013, partly due to the arrival of the new generation sedan pictured above. The Toyota Corolla is down 3 ranks to #5 (remaining #4 YTD) above the Toyota Camry. Excellent showing of the Chevrolet Tahoe up two spots to #7 and #8 YTD vs. #13 in 2013, making it the best-selling non-Asian vehicle in the country this month. The Nissan D22 Pick-up is stable at #8 and #7 YTD, a far cry from the #33 spot it held over the Full Year 2013. The Isuzu D-Max makes it 3 pick-ups inside the Top 9.

Infiniti Q50 Saudi Arabia March 2014. Picture courtesy of motoringme.comFirst appearance of the Infiniti Q50 in Saudi rankings.

Outside the Top 10, let’s salute the GMC Yukon solid at #18 and 1,069 sales, the Hyundai Santa Fe up 6 spots on February to #19, the Nissan Patrol up 14 ranks to #23 and up to #31 YTD vs. #121 over the Full Year 2013, the Mazda6 up 9 to #31, Nissan Altima up 89 ranks on last month to #52, Dodge Challenger up 77 to #54, Nissan Maxima up 61 to #57 and the Kia Cadenza up 27 to #75. In fact most Nissan models display explosive growth this month as the carmaker enjoys a successful return to the Saudi car scene. Among newcomers, the Infiniti Q50 lands at #131, the Maserati Ghibli at #174 and the Audi A3 at #206.

Previous post: Saudi Arabia January 2014: Hyundai Elantra and Accent beat all Toyotas!

Previous year: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2013: Toyota Corolla catches up on Hilux

Full March 2014 Top 200 models Ranking Table below.

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