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For only the third time ever on BSCB, we can share with you exclusive imports data for Iran over the first six months of 2015, when 43.348 new passenger cars were imported into the country. Korean manufacturers are more dominant than ever with Hyundai holding a gargantuan 44.7% share of all imports over the period and Kia coming 2nd with 14.2% for a combined 58.9% Korean share vs. 59% over Q1 2015. Toyota (13.6%) and Changan (5.7%) follow like in Q1 with BMW overtaking BAIC and Mitsubishi to #5.
Model-wise, Hyundai logically monopolises the podium with the Santa Fe, Elantra and ix35 the most popular, while the i20 breaks into the Top 10 and the Sonata remains within its bounds. Kia adds two Top 10 nameplates to the Korean domination (the Sportage and Optima) with the Toyota Corolla staying at a lonely 5th place. Notice also the strong scores of the Ssangyong Korando (#17), BMW X4 (#19) and Mitsubishi Mirage (#30). We welcome in the Iranian imports ranking the Renault Captur (40 units), BMW 2 Series (two) and Peugeot 301 (one).
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Full H1 2015 Top 10 imported brands and models below.