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In 2017, new vehicle sales in Egypt are down a steep 23.9% year-on-year on a corrected 2016 figure to just 132.171 units. Toppled by Hyundai in 2016, Chevrolet reclaims the brands lead thanks to deliveries down just 4% to 22.2% share while Hyundai crumbles 43% to 16.6%, only 700 units above Nissan down 8% to 16% share. Toyota (-4%) and Renault (+182%) both overtake Kia (-51%) to round up the Top 5. Chery (-33%) remains by far the best-selling Chinese carmaker in Egypt at #7 overall, distancing Geely (#11) and King Long (#12). Ford (+61%), Dongfeng (+8%), Opel (+4%) and Jinbei (+1%) are among the rare manufacturers reporting a year-on-year increase in 2017.
Model-wise, the Chevrolet TFR Pickup is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the 4th year running and resists better than the market at -15%, resulting in an improved 11.2% share. The Nissan Sunny (-12%) follows, overtaking the Hyundai Accent (-41%), the latter handicapped by the discontinuation of the 2003 model that was still sold to taxi companies in Egypt. The Hyundai Elantra (-16%) remains in 4th place while the Mitsubishi Lancer is up one spot to #5 despite sales down 25%.
The Chevrolet Optra, a rebadged Baojun 630, is up 249% to land in 7th place overall with the Nissan Sentra (+10%) and Qashqai (+43%) also in positive in the Top 10. The Chery Tiggo (#11) and Geely Emgrand 7 (#13) are the best-selling Chinese nameplates in the country in 2017, but both disappear from the annual Top 10. Renault makes a splash with the Kadjar being by far the most popular new launch in Egypt for 2017 at #20, the Logan up 139% to #16 and the Duster up 404% to #17.
Full Year 2017 Top 30 All-brands and Top 50 models below.