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The Qatari new car market freefalls 29.3% year-on-year in 2017 to just 51.135 registrations. Brand leader Toyota falls slightly faster than the market at -32%, resulting in a reduced by still ultra-dominant market share of 31.8%. That’s still almost double the #2, Nissan down 23% to go from 14.8% last year to 16.1% now. Mitsubishi falls 33% in third place, whereas Kia is down just 3% and up one spot to #4. The best performer in the Top 20 is by far Hyundai up a gigantic 96% and 6 ranks on its 2016 score to land in 5th place with a round 5% share. Lexus (-24%) and Chevrolet (-22%) remain at #6 and #7 respectively while Ford (-45%) and Honda (-38%) register the largest drops in the Top 10. Below, Lincoln (+98%), Ram (+64%), Mazda (+9%) and Cadillac (+1%) are the only other carmakers in market to post a year-on-year increase. Genesis lands at #32 above Volvo and Jaguar.
Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Land Cruiser is the best-seller for at least the 7th consecutive year despite deliveries down 27% that however result in a slightly improved market share at 12.5%. The Nissan Patrol surges 20% and four spots to land in 2nd place, dislodging the Toyota Hilux (-44%). The Lexus LX (-24%) gains one spot to #4, overtaking the Toyota Prado (-37%) with the Mitsubishi Pajero (-30%), Lancer EX (-50%) and Nissan Navara (+96%) in tow. The Ford F-Series jumps 6% and 6 spots to #15, the Hyundai Accent is up 241% to #16 and the Hyundai Elantra up 88% to #17. The Nissan Kicks is the best-selling new launch for 2017 at #34, well ahead of the Range Rover Velar (#80) and Genesis G80 (#153).
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Full Year 2017 Top 40 All-brands and Top 40 models vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.