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Egypt April 2015: Hyundai ix35 up to #4, Speranza back in shape

Speranza Envy Egypt April 2015. Picture courtesy Instagram

For the first time since November 2013, Egyptian new vehicle sales decline year-on-year at -3% in April to 21.742 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still up by a dynamic 10% to 93.935 units. Chevrolet remains king of the castle by far despite sales down 9% on a year ago to 4.908 and 22.6% share, above Hyundai (14.3%), Nissan (10.2%) and Toyota (9.9%). Suzuki (+117%) and Mitsubishi (+119%) both double their deliveries year-on-year while Skoda is up 58% and 148% year-to-date. Thanks to sales down just 10%, Chinese manufacturer Geely is back up to #7 overall (vs. -50% and #10 so far in 2015) while fellow Chinese Speranza – a rebrand of bad mouthed Chery assembling cars locally – is back inside the Top 10 at #8 thanks to sales up 53% to 690.

In the models ranking, the Chevrolet TFR (aka D-Max) is settling comfortably in its throne with 8.7% share vs. just 6.5% for its archenemy the Hyundai Verna with the Nissan Sunny rounding up the podium as usual. Excellent performance of the Hyundai ix35 up 23 spots on March to 4th place overall and of the Mitsubishi Lancer EX staying at #5 vs. #17 over the FY2014. The Geely Emgrand 7 is back up 26 ranks to #6, the Suzuki Ciaz is stuck at an outstanding 12th position, the Speranza Envy (picture above) is up 25 spots to #13, the Chevrolet New Optra (aka Baojun 730) is up 27 to #22 and the Suzuki New Alto 800 shines at #25. In April we welcome the Ford Kuga at #55 and the Fusion at #84.

Previous month: Egypt March 2015: Suzuki Ciaz takes off

One year ago: Egypt April 2014: Chevrolet TFR and Hyundai Verna neck-to-neck

Full April 2015 Top 15 brands and Top 136 All-models below.

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