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Morocco August 2019: Opel (+99.3%), Hyundai (+30.4%) defy market down -10%

Hyundai sales soar 30.4% in a declining Moroccan market.

New light vehicle sales in Morocco skid down -10% year-on-year in August to 10.231 units, and the decline is even steeper for passenger cars down -12.2% to 9.143 as light commercials soar 13.4% to 1.088. The year-to-date, evolution is similar, with the Moroccan market falling -10.3% over the first 8 months of 2019 to 104.016 units including 93.259 PC (-13%) and 10.757 LCV (+21.8%). Brand leaders Dacia (-11.4%) and Renault (-13.5%) roughly follow the market and add up to a mammoth 46.6% share, while Volkswagen (-9.3%) resists slightly better to reclaim a spot on the podium at #3. The best performer atop the charts is without contest Hyundai (+30.4%) managing a spectacular gain to step up to #4 above Peugeot (-21%). Toyota (+3.1%) and Citroen (+2.7%) also secure meagre upticks at #8 and #6 respectively but it’s Opel (+99.3%) that once again posts the largest gain in the Top 10 with sales almost doubling on August 2018.

Previous month: Morocco July 2019: Opel, VW, Citroen impress in market down -6.5%

Previous year: Morocco Full Year 2018: Locally produced Dacia Dokker snaps lead off Logan in market up 5.2%

Full August 2019 Top 10 PC brands ranking below.

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