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Troubled political times have meant we had not been able to publish Egyptian sales data for over a year. We can now share with you Full Year 2016 data showing a market in freefall at -40% compared to 2015 to 166.242 registrations. Big change atop the Egyptian brands ranking this year: thanks to a series of new models, Hyundai manages to only drop 11% to hit 23.1% market share vs. 15.6% in 2015, overtaking traditional leader Chevrolet following the market at -41% to 18.5% share. In third place, Nissan also gains significant share thanks to a moderate 16% drop, as does Kia (-20%) up two spots to #4. Toyota (-52%) is down one rank to #5 while Speranza (aka Chery) more than doubles its sales (+109%) to go from #16 in 2015 to #6 this year. Notice also Jeep up 37% to break into the Top 10 at #10 whereas it ranked #17 in 2015. Subaru is up 93%, Fiat up 58%, BAIC up 3% and Land Rover up 14%: that’s about all the manufacturers up inside the Top 30…
The Chevrolet TFR pickup manages a third consecutive year atop the Egyptian sales charts thanks to sales down “only” 31% to an improved 10.5% share. In fact, the podium is unchanged with the Hyundai Verna/Accent down 43% to #2 and the Nissan Sunny down only 13% to #3. The Hyundai Elantra is boosted up 43% to 4th place overall by the new generation and the Korean manufacturer manages to place three nameplates inside the Egyptian Top 5 in 2016 with the all-new Tucson making a thunderous appearance directly in 5th place with 4.7% of the market.
Below, the Mitsubishi Lancer EX gains one spot to #6, the Nissan Sentra is up 110% to #7 and we have two Chinese models inside the Egyptian Top 10 in 2016: the Speranza Tiggo soars 130% and 27 spots to land at an excellent 8th place while the Geely Emgrand 7 is up two spots to #12 despite losing 29% on 2015. Other great gainers include the Kia Sportage at #11 (+9), the Kia Cerato at #13 (+9), Speranza Envy at #14 (+28), Nissan Qashqai at #18 (+38), Hyundai Creta at #20 (+70), Subaru XV at #22 (+28), Jeep Renegade at #23 (+103) and the made-in-Russia Hyundai Solaris at #26 (49).
Full Year 2016 Top 42 All-brands and Top 222 All-models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.