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Iraq January-August 2021: Kia Frontier leads, Chevrolet Captiva in Top 10, market soars 46.6%

The Chevrolet Captiva breaks into the Iraqi Top 10 over the first 8 months of 2021.

The Iraqi new car market soars 46.6% year-on-year over the first 8 months of 2021 to 51.245 units vs. 34.960 over the same period in 2020. Kia remains ultra dominant in this market with a 42.5% share, slightly less that over the first four months of the year (43%). Toyota vastly improves its footprint over the period, going from 16.8% after four months to 19.1% now. Meanwhile Hyundai is stable at 13.5%. The Top 3 carmakers command an overwhelming 75.1% of the Iraqi market so far in 2021 vs. 73.1% at the 4 months mark. Only 12 units below Nissan, MG breaks into the Top 5 at #5 and is followed by Chevrolet, both brands displacing Jeep down two spots to #7. Great Wall stays in 8th place but improves its share over the 4 months mark from 2.1% to 3.1%. Changan is up one spot to #9 while Dodge rounds out the Top 10.

Over in the models ranking, the Kia Frontier continues to hold an outstanding 19.5% share and is followed like last year by the Kia Sorento at 11% of the market. In fact, the entire Top 5 has returned to the same order as over the Full Year 2020. The Hyundai Tucson is up to #3 ahead of the Toyota Hilux while the Kia Sportage is down two spots on the 4-month order at #5. The Toyota Land Cruiser, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Hyundai Elantra follow while the Chevrolet Captiva aka Baojun 530 breaks into the Top 10 at #9 and the Toyota Corolla closes out the Top 10. Notice also the Great Wall Wingle up to #11, the MG5 up to #15, the Kia Seltos up to #24 and MG T60 up to #42.

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

One year ago: Iraq 7 months 2020: Volumes down -38.4%, Toyota, Jeep, Nissan survive

Full January-August 2021 Top 23 All-brands and Top 50 models below.

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