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Like most countries in the GCC region, the Qatari new car market drops sharply over the first four months of 2016 at -26% to just 24.422 registrations. No surprises on top though: Toyota remains master in command, even improving its market share to 36.5% share thanks to sales down ‘just’ 22% to 8.921. In second place, Nissan falls faster than the market at -36%, resulting in a reduced 14.9% share above Mitsubishi at 9.2% (-13%) while Lexus manages the very impressive feat of gaining 34% to jump four spots to #4 overall with 5.3% of the market. Kia (+3%) overtakes Ford (-29%) and Hyundai in freefall (-67%). Bentley (+15%), Jaguar (+18%), Lincoln (+19%), Infiniti (+48%), Peugeot (+105%), Jeep (+166%) and Ram (+242%) are the only other marques in positive this year. Model-wise, the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser cements its domination even further thanks to the new model and sales up 14% to 3.704 and 15.2% share. This pales in comparison however with its luxury twin the Lexus LX, up a gargantuan 55% thanks to the new generation to land in third place overall, the nameplate’s best ranking anywhere in the world. The full sales charts are below.
Full January-April 2016 Top 40 All-brands and Top 279 All-models below.