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Saudi Arabia January-September 2020: MG (+83%), Changan (+67.7%) survive market down -8.4%

Changan Saudi Arabian sales are up 67.7% so far this year.

Thanks to a strong Q1 (+28.6%), new vehicle sales in Saudi Arabia limit their fall to -8.4% year-on-year over the first 9 months of 2020 to 334.340 units. However August volumes are down -33.1% to 26.711 and September is off -33.9% to 34.327. Toyota (-7.2%) slightly improves its share from 27.3% over the same period in 2019 to 27.6% now but #2 Hyundai (-29.6%) isn’t that lucky and falls over five percentage points from 23.8% to 18.3%. Nissan (+3.6%) swims upstream with a gain lifting it past Mazda (-20.4%). Chevrolet (+7.8%) is also up at #5 but the most impressive uplifts are generated by Chinese fares Changan (+67.7%) and MG (+83%) both fitting within the Top 9. Strong results below include Lincoln (+141.7%), Alfa Romeo (+86.7%), Renault (+35.4%), Infiniti (+32.3%), Suzuki (+29.5%) and Cadillac (+14.2%).

8 of the Top 10 models are down year-on-year, starting with the Hyundai Elantra (-19.2%) and Toyota Camry (-18.5%) both taking advantage of last year’s leader, the Hyundai Accent’s freefall (-40%) to grab the first two spots in the 2020 YTD ranking. The Toyota Hilux (-6.3%) limits its fall and remains in 4th place, distancing the Toyota Yaris (-13.7%) and Mazda6 (-10.5%). The Toyota Corolla (+5.8%) at #7 and Chevrolet Tahoe (+16.1%) at #10 are the only year-on-year gainers in the Top 10. Launched last year, the Kia Pegas (+303.9%) is up 4-fold year-on-year to #13 while the MG 5 is up 781.6% to #19. The Changan Alsvin (#29) is the best-selling new launch in Saudi Arabia above the Changan CS35 Plus (#38) and Chevrolet Captiva (#39).

Consult Saudi Arabia Historical Data here

Previous post: Saudi Arabia July 2020: MG (+97.4%), Geely (+57.5%), Ford (+51.1%) ignore market back in hell (-39%)

One year ago: Saudi Arabia Q3 2019: Women impact on sales accelerates to +37.8%, Mazda, Changan and MG impress

Full January-September 2020 Top 35 All-brands and Top 100 models below.

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