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Lebanon Full Year 2020: Mitsubishi (+45%) ignores freefalling market (-66.5%), Nissan Patrol #1

The Nissan Patrol is the best-selling vehicle in Lebanon in 2020.

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Under the direct impact of an economic meltdown, the Covid-19 crisis and the aftermath of the Beirut explosion, the Lebanese new car market freefalls -66.5% year-on-year in 2020 to just 10.741 units. Toyota (-78%) falls even faster to see its market share thaw from 36.1% in 2019 to 23.7% this year, still enough to secure the brands pole position however. Nissan (-59.9%) and Kia (-65.8%) manage to slightly outpace the market in the remainder of the podium, while Mitsubishi (+45%) completely ignores the depressed context and shoots up 6 spots to #4. Suzuki (-52.5%), Lexus (-56.9%) and Renault (-58.1%) also resist somewhat. For its first full year in market, Chinese carmaker MG (+270.4%) lands directly inside the Top 10 brands at #10 and 2.4% share.

Over in the models ranking, the Nissan Patrol (-56.6%) snaps the top spot, dislodging its archenemy the Toyota Land Cruiser (-84.5%) at 7.4% share vs. 6.7%, while the Toyota Yaris (-57.9%) gains three spots to #3. The Mitsubishi L200 (+158.3%) shoots up 38 ranks to land in 4th place, distancing the Nissan Micra (-38.5%) and Kia Rio (-32.4%) also improving their ranking significantly on their 2019 level. The Nissan Kicks (-24.5%) breaks into the Top 10 at #9.

Previous post: Lebanon 7 months 2020: Mitsubishi defies market imploding -65.4%, MG lands in Top 10

Previous year: Lebanon 2019: Land Cruiser hits 12.1% share, Toyota (+27.5%), Lexus (+69.8%) defy market down -19.5%

Two years ago: Lebanon 2018: Nissan Patrol (+87.2%) spectacularly topples Toyota Prado (-74%)

Full Year 2020 Top 35 All-brands and Top 50 models vs. Full Year 2019 figures below.

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