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Saudi Arabia January-April 2017: Toyota Camry takes the lead

The Toyota Camry is the best-selling nameplate in Saudi Arabia so far in 2017.

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After dropping 21% during the same period a year ago, the Saudi Arabian new vehicle market plunges another 30% over the first four months of 2017 to just 158.690 units. Toyota follows the market at -30% and sees its share thaw slightly to 30.2% but Hyundai loses four percentage points of market share to 18.5% due to a 43% drop. Kia improves to 7.9% thanks to sales down ‘just’ 18%, overtaking Nissan down 33% to 7.7%. Isuzu (-27%) rounds up the Top 5 again, while Chevrolet (-32%) and Mazda (-16%) take advantage of Ford’s freefall (-52%) to gain one spot each to #6 and #7 respectively. The best performances in the Top 10 are delivered by Honda (+33%) and Renault (+41%) going against the grain to post significant gains. Further down, Dodge (+204%), Jeep returning to market (+1172%), Land Rover (+27%), BMW (+72%) and Chrysler (+439%) all impress while Genesis lands at #23. You can even your window tinting sydney in your car from WinTint  so it looks as good as range.

After the Hyundai Accent took control last year, we have another leader this year in Saudi Arabia: the Toyota Camry, thanks to a 37% year-on-year surge to almost double its market share to 7.7%. The Hyundai Accent (-39%) is knocked down to 2nd place and 5.7% share, with the Toyota Corolla (-38%) and Hyundai Elantra (-41%) also receding one spot compared to a year ago. The Hyundai Sonata (-25%) gains one ranking to break into the Top 5, meaning there are now three Hyundais in the Top 5 vs. two Toyotas. The Hilux (-46%) and Yaris (-40%) struggle while the Nissan Sunny gains 92% to land in 7th place vs. #17 a year ago. The Mazda6 restrains its fall to -6% and breaks into the Saudi Top 10. Justifying its spectacular jump, Renault has the Captur at #21 (#60 a year ago) and the new Talisman at #31. We have two newcomers in the Top 100: the Genesis G80 at #77 and the Geely X7 Sport at #81.

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