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Lebanon January-August 2021: Toyota Land Cruiser reclaims top spot, sales off -11.3%

The Toyota Land Cruiser is the best-selling vehicle in Lebanon over the period.

The Lebanese new car market drops -11.3% year-on-year over the first eight months of 2021 to 7.036 units vs. 7.935 a year ago. Toyota improves its share even further to 38.3% vs. 35.2% after four months this year, while Nissan tumbles down from 23.6% to 13.5% of the market. In fact, the Top 9 brands are unchanged on the January-April period, with Lexus rounding out the podium, Suzuki and Mitsubishi closing the Top 5 and Renault, Hyundai, Kia and Land Rover in tow. Chevrolet knocks MG out of the Top 10, while Isuzu and Jeep both gain two spots to #15 and #16 respectively.

The models ranking gets reshuffled once again, with the Toyota Land Cruiser easily snapping the pole position with 14.9% share, distancing the Toyota Hilux at 9.7% and the leader after four months, the Nissan Sunny at 8.6%. The Mitsubishi L200 and Toyota Corolla round out the Top 5, displacing the Lexus LX, Nissan X-Trail and Suzuki Swift Dzire. The Suzuki Baleno is up 23 spots to break into the Top 10 at #9 and the Lexus ES makes it two Lexuses in the Top 10 at #10. The Toyota Prado is up 8 spots to #15 and the Toyota C-HR is up 27 to #18.

Previous post: Lebanon January-April 2021: Nissan Sunny storms into pole position in market down -28.3%

One year ago: Lebanon January-July 2020: Mitsubishi defies market imploding -65.4%, MG lands in Top 10

Full January-August 2021 Top 35 brands and Top 50 models below.

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