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The Kuwaiti new car market brakes down 11% over the First Half of 2017 to 48.370 registrations, and over the period we witness a certain fragmentation of the market towards smaller brands as the Top 2 best-sellers both fall at almost 3 times the rate of the market: Toyota is down 28% to see its market share plunge from 32% to 26% and Nissan is down 26% from 12.2% a year ago to 10.2% of the market so far in 2017. Mitsubishi declines 8%, resulting in a slight share improvement to 8.7% while Kia sees its volume actually go up 15%, jumping up two spots to #4 and 8.6%. Honda (+41%) and Ford (+10%) are the only two other gainers in the Top 12. Below, Suzuki (+27%), Dodge (+111%), Jeep (+23%), Volkswagen (+27%), Cadillac (+18%), SAIC (+65%) and Maserati (+75%) all impress.
In the models ranking, the Toyota Prado remains by far the most popular and follows the market at -12% to 9.15 share. In fact the Top 7 best-selling models fall faster than the market, resulting here too in a fragmentation of the market. The Mitsubishi Pajero (-19%) and Toyota Camry (-34%) complete the podium ahead of the Toyota Land Cruiser (-41%), Nissan Patrol (-25%), Toyota Hilux (-32%) and Chevrolet Tahoe (-31%). The Hyundai Elantra (+30%) and Tucson (+100%) are the only two nameplates gaining ground in the Top 10, followed by the Nissan Altima (+70%) at #11. Notice also the Kia Cerato up 81%, the Chevrolet Impala up 102%, the Kia Sorento up 170% and the Dodge Charger up 168%. The Nissan Kicks (#64) is the most popular newcomer, followed by the Cadillac XT5 (#88) and Infiniti Q30 (#92).
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Full H1 2017 Top 43 All-brands and Top 348 All-models vs. Full H1 2016 figures below.