Toyota Land Cruiser 70 sales shoot up 44% in Samoa in 2019.
Samoa corresponds to the western part of the Samoan Islands, the Eastern part being American Samoa. It is home to 195.843 inhabitants, with the two main islands being Upolu – hosting the capital city Apia and the Faleolo International Airport – and Savai’i, one of the biggest islands in Polynesia.
The Samoan new car market is down -4.3% year-on-year in 2019 to 424 units, Toyota (-3.8%) improves its share slightly to 41.5%, as does Ford (-3.1%) to 29% but Hyundai (-8.1%) drops over one percentage point to 26.7%. The Hiace (-32.4%) remains Toyota’s best-selling model despite a steep fall, just two sales above the Hilux (-15.8%) also sinking. In fact the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 (+44%), Coaster (+200%) and RAV4 (+33.3%) are the best performers for the brand this year. The Hiace and Hilux’s poor performances make it difficult to predict the overall best-seller in Samoa in 2019, it could also be the Ford Ranger.
Two years ago: Samoa Full Year 2017: Toyota down, Ford and Hyundai up
Full Year 2019 Top 5All-brands and Top 9 Toyota models below.