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Kuwait Q3 2019: Toyota Camry snaps lead, Changan up to #14 in market back down (-22.8%)

The Toyota Camry is the best-selling vehicle in Kuwait over Q3.

After gaining a solid 14.8% year-on-year over the First Half of 2019, new light vehicle sales in Kuwait are back in hell in Q3, tumbling down -22.8% to 26.088 units which is enough to tilt the YTD tally into negative at -0.8% to 80.980. Toyota (+26.1%) blissfully ignores the surrounding gloom and advances to 34% share vs. 32.1% so far in 2019, annihilating the competition: Nissan (-2.2%) is at 9.2% of the Kuwaiti market vs. 9.8% YTD and both Kia (+5.1%) and Chevrolet (-18.9%) are at 7.9%. Lexus (+24.2%), Honda (+17.5%) and Ford (+6.4%) also manage upticks in the remainder of the Top 10 whereas Mitsubishi (-31.3%) and Hyundai (-26.4%) freefall. Just outside the Top 10, MG (+95.4%), Dodge (+147.3%), Ram (+16.3%) and Mazda (+16.3%) impress while newcomer Changan is up to #14 and 1.3% share vs. #19 YTD.

The Toyota Camry (-8.5%) snaps the Q3 pole position in Kuwait despite a year-on-year drop, eclipsing both the Toyota Prado (+17.1%) and Land Cruiser (+67.8%) but the latter two remain comfortably in the lead year-to-date at 6.1% and 5.6% share respectively. Toyota monopolises the Kuwait Q3 Top 5 with the Hilux (+23.2%) and Corolla (+28.3%) in great shape, while the Nissan Sunny (+56.5%), Nissan Patrol (+49.6%) and Kia Sportage (+21.8%) also post fantastic gains in the remainder of the Top 10. Just as the Mitsubishi Pajero (-65.4%) is in total perdition, at the other end of the SUV scale the Toyota Rush (+276.3%) celebrates one year in the Kuwaiti market with a Top 10 finish in Q3. If the Toyota Ace (#38) and Honda HR-V (#51) are the most popular new launches, Changan manages to place 3 nameplates in the Q3 Top 100: the CS35 (#57), CS75 (#65) and CS95 (#96). Notice also the Kia Telluride at #63, the Chevrolet Blazer at #76 and the Lexus UX at #98.

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