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Saudi Arabia Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux #1, Yaris in Top 5

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

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New car sales in Saudi Arabia are purposely driving their way towards the annual million units, with 2014 up 10% to a record 833,711 registrations. As expected, Toyota dominates the brands ranking with 36% of the market, above Hyundai at a region-best 17.7%, Kia at 7%, Nissan at 6.9% and Isuzu at 6.4%. Chevrolet (#7), GMC (#9) and Renault (#10) are particularly strong in Saudi Arabia compared to other markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. The Toyota Hilux keeps its crown but sees its market share drop to 8.2%, in fact the entire Top 4 is identical to 2013 with the Toyota Corolla saving its 2nd spot by the skin of its teeth despite sales down 19% vs. -9% for the Hyundai Elantra at #3 and the Hyundai Accent up 21% at #4. The Toyota Yaris (+50%) enjoys the benefits of its new generation to overtake the Toyota Camry (-2%) for 5th place while the Isuzu D-Max remains at #7 with sales up 25%. Outstanding performance of the Nissan D22 Pickup up 25 spots to #8.

Previous post: Saudi Arabia August 2014: Toyota Camry shoots up to #2

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

Two years ago: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2012: Toyota Hilux up 52%, Hyundai Accent #3

Full Year 2014 Top 25 models vs. Full Year 2013 and Top 15 brands below.

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