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Tunisia Full Year 2019: Isuzu (-23.5%) suffers, Kia (+24.9%), Chinese (+66.2%) impress in market down -4.2%

Kia soars to #1 Passenger Car brand and #2 overall in 2019.

Discover a decade’s worth of Tunisian Historical Data here.

New vehicle sales in Tunisia skid again in 2019 at -4.2% to 49.216 registrations. The market drop is solely the responsibility of Light Commercial Vehicle sales down -19.5% to 12.919 whereas Passenger Cars actually gain 2.8% to 36.296 units. Isuzu (-23.5%) is hit full frontal but remains the most popular carmaker in the country for the 4th year in a row, while Kia (+24.9%) does the opposite and soars 3 spots to land in 2nd place overall, also snapping the Passenger Cars brand lead. Renault (+0.7%) and Peugeot (+5.3%) camp on their positions at #3 and #4 respectively, Volkswagen (-0.3%) is up one spot to #5 and Hyundai (-1.2%) up two to #6 but Citroen (-38.2%) implodes to #7 whereas it was market leader in 2015.

Seat (+29%) posts the largest gain in the Top 10. Below, the Chinese are the most dynamic with Geely (+2560%), ZX Auto (+260%), Foton (+145.6%), Great Wall (+125.1%), MG (+96.7%), Chery (+59.3%) and Dongfeng (+36.9%) scoring 9 of the 10 largest gains in the Tunisian market in 2019. Overall, Chinese brands shoot up 66.2% to 9.4% share vs. just 5.4% in 2018. Honda (+52.4%), Skoda (+44%), local carmaker Wallyscar (+37.8%), Mahindra (+34.1%), Mercedes (+17.5%) and Suzuki (+13.4%) also shine with market-defying double-digit gains.

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Previous year: Tunisia Full Year 2018: Isuzu (+1.2%) tightens hold on market down -19.4%

Two years ago: Tunisia Full Year 2017: Isuzu, Citroen, Renault top market up 5.1%

Full Year 2019 Top 60 All-brands, Top 15 Passenger Car brands and Top 15 LCV brands vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.

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