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Iraq January-April 2021: Kia monopolises podium, MG up to #6 in market up 34.4%

MG is up to #6 brand in Iraq so far in 2021.

New light vehicle sales in Iraq soar 34.4% year-on-year over the first four months of 2021 to 22.866 registrations. The market is fragmenting slightly this year with the Top 3 carmakers all losing share on their FY2020 level. Kia is down from 47.2% to 43%, Toyota down from 19.2% to 16.8% and Hyundai down from 16.6% to 13.3%. This means some brands are enlarging their footprint in Iraq so far in 2021. Indeed Nissan climbs one spot to #4 and 5.8% share vs. 3.1% last year, Jeep is up from 3.4% to 5% but down one rank to #5 while the most spectacular leap is delivered by MG up from 1.1% over the Full Year 2020 to 4.1% so far this year and #6 vs. #9 over FY2020. Great Wall (#8) and Haval (#11) now report sales in the region and are with Changan (#10) the other Chinese carmakers in the Iraqi charts.

In the models ranking, the Kia Frontier remains by far the best-seller in the country but sees its market share drop slightly from 22.4% over FY2020 to 19.5% so far this year. The Kia Sorento also dips from 11.8% to 10.7% but the Kia Sportage is up two spots to #3 and 8.5% share, making the podium 100% Kia and dislodging the Hyundai Tucson (#4) and Toyota Hilux (#5). Below, the Toyota Land Cruiser and Jeep Grand Cherokee leap past the Hyundai Elantra while the Nissan Sunny is up 36 ranks to #9 and the Nissan X-Trail up 6 to #10. Not because of a recent launch but due to the brands now sharing sales for the region, the Great Wall Wingle makes its first appearance at #12 and the Haval H6 at #24.

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Previous post: Iraq Full Year 2020: Kia and Frontier tighten grip on market down -18.1%, Chevrolet up 55%

One year ago: Iraq Q1 2020: Toyota catches up on Kia in market down -15.4%

Full January-April 2021 Top 22 All-brands and Top 50 models below.

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