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The Iraqi new vehicle market is logically impacted by the continuing conflict at the north of the country with sales down 51% year-on-year over the first seven months of 2016 to just 16.913 units. Kia skids down even faster than the market at -61% and sees its market share lose 10 points from 47.1% to 37.3%, still ultra-dominant though. Toyota drops ‘just’ 50% to improve its share slightly to 20.9% and reclaims the 2nd spot off Hyundai down 62% to 16.6%. Reversely, Nissan surges 145% to 4th place and Ford leaps 72% to 5th. Land Rover (+9%), Jaguar (+14%) and Volkswagen (+50%) are the only other gainers among the 16 brands having registered at least one sale in Iraq over the period.
Model-wise, despite tumbling down 53% – only slightly more than the market – the Kia Frontier actually tightens its grip on the sales charts with a mammoth 17.5% share vs. just 7.4% for its most immediate follower, the Kia Sportage down 48%. The Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup surges 6 spots year-on-year to land on the third step of the podium thanks to sales down just 15%. The Toyota Hilux, #2 a year ago, dives 66% to #4 and is now threatened by the Nissan Patrol Pickup at #5. The Kia Sorento suffers particularly at -74%, going from #3 a year ago to #7 in 2016. Going against the grain are the Nissan Sunny (+118%), Chevrolet Cruze (+277%), Nissan Urvan (+442%) and Hyundai HR Truck (+481%).
Full January-July 2016 Top 16 All-brands and Top 90 All-models below.