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Qatar 9 months 2021: Land Rover Defender up to #6 in market up 15.3%

The Land Rover Defender is the 6th best-selling vehicle in Qatar so far in 2021.

New car sales in Qatar gain 15.3% year-on-year over the first 9 months of 2021 to 30,660 units. Toyota (-6.9%) goes against the market with a year-on-year drop but easily remains the most popular carmaker in the country with 31.1% share. It distances Nissan (+12%) also below the market growth rate holding 12.6% share. The next 7 best-selling manufacturers all  beat the market with stellar gains, led by Land Rover (+161.3%), MG (+42.7%), Kia (+40.7%), GMC (+27.1%), Mitsubishi (+25.7%) and Hyundai (+19.1%). Lexus (-30.1%) on the other hand is in dire straits and the only Top 10 brand to lose ground year-on-year alongside Toyota. Below, Geely (+1000%), Genesis (+711.5%), Peugeot (+237.8%), Cadillac (+193%), Infiniti (+158.1%), Isuzu (+70.6%) and Mazda (+60.6%) stand out.

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Land Cruiser (-14.5%) drops but remains ultra-dominant at 11.6% share vs. 5.6% for the #2, the Toyota HIlux (+10.8%), also losing share year-on-year. Excellent result for the Nissan Patrol (+36.9%) in third place love the Nissan Sunny (-19%) and Toyota Hiace (-10.6%) both in difficulty. The Land Rover Defender (+359%) is a blockbuster success in Qatar, ranking #6 overall, while the Toyota Yaris (+18.1%) is the only additional gainer in the Top 10. The Chevrolet Tahoe (+324.7%), Kia Picanto (+210.7%), Nissan Urvan (+74.1%) and Honda City (+60.5%) also shine further down. The Kia Sonet (#46) is the best-selling recent launch just above the Mitsubishi Xpander (#47) and the Nissan Xterra (#61). 

Previous post: Qatar 7 months 2021: Toyota Land Cruiser resists Hilux, Nissan Patrol in market up 13.5%

Previous year: Qatar Full Year 2020: Toyota Land Cruiser #1, MG up to #7, market down -17.5%

Full 9 months 2021 Top 37 All-brands and Top 50 models below.

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