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Kuwait Full Year 2017: Toyota Prado celebrates 7 years on top

The Toyota Prado celebrates 7 consecutive years at #1 in Kuwait.

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After dropping 26% in 2016, the Kuwaiti new car market loses another 11.5% in 2017 to 101.772 registrations. Toyota doubles the market fall at -22% and sees its share thaw from 33.2% in 2016 to 29.4% now, still almost three times the amount of the #2, Mitsubishi surging 18% to go from 7.5% of the market to a round 10% and knocking Nissan (-17%) down to #3. Toyota seems to have absorbed most of the market’s decline as Honda (+47%), Ford (+38%), GMC (+10%), Chevrolet (+9%) and Kia (+3%) all post healthy gains in the Top 10. Hyundai (-38%) isn’t that lucky. Further down, Dodge (+64%), SAIC (+47%), Ram (+37%), Suzuki (+31%), Cadillac (+18%), Jeep (+16%) and Acura (+12%) also shine.

The Mitsubishi Pajero soars 22% to climb to 2nd place overall. 

Model-wise, the Toyota Prado celebrates 7 consecutive years in the Kuwaiti pole position despite a steep 19% drop to 8.8% share. That’s still a very comfortable advantage on the Mitsubishi Pajero up 22% and three spot to #2 at 4.8%, followed closely by the Toyota Camry (-23%) and Toyota Land Cruiser (-1%). The Chevrolet Tahoe edges up 5% and gains three ranks to round up the Top 5 ahead of the Toyota Corolla (-21%), Nissan Patrol (-30%) and Toyota Hilux (-50%). The Kia Sportage is up 12% to climb up to #10, the Nissan X-Trail is up 22% to #12, the Nissan Sunny is up 117%, the Dodge Charger up 92% and the Honda Civic up 366%. The Nissan Kicks is the only all-new launch to manage a Top 50 ranking this year at #47, well above the MG360 (#93), Dodge Neon (#129) and Range Rover Velar (#130).

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Previous post: Kuwait November 2017: Toyota Prado at 13.3% in market down 9.3%

Previous year: Kuwait Full Year 2016: Toyota Prado and Camry top market down 26%

Two years ago: Kuwait Full Year 2015: Toyota Prado crosses 10% share milestone

Full Year 2017 Top 42 All-brands and Top 50 models vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.

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