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Syria January-April 2016: Kia Frontier & Hyundai Tucson top market at -63%

Kia Frontier Bongo Syria April 2016. Picture courtesy iqbazaar.comThe Kia Frontier is the best-selling nameplate in Syria so far this year. 

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The war-stricken country sees its new car market crumble down 63% year-on-year over the first four months of 2016 to just 2.358 units. Korean manufacturers are the only ones maintaining significant activity in the country, with Hyundai down 57% to 60.6% share and Kia down 70% to 36% share. Nissan is up 14% but only sells 72 units while Subaru is down 25% to just 6 sales and Mazda has disappeared from the ranking. Model-wise, the Kia Frontier pick-up takes the lead thanks to sales down “just” 31% to 20.6%, whereas the Hyundai Elantra, leader in 2015, is down 87% to third place. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Tucson gains 46% thanks to the new model to land in 2nd place with 19.9% share vs. 5.1% a year ago.

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