The Land Rover Defender is up to #6 in Qatar in 2021.
The Qatari new vehicle market is up by a dynamic 11.8% year-on-year in 2021 to 41,823 registrations. Toyota (-1.4%) goes against the positive trend but has no issues holding onto the brands pole position with 31.6% of the market vs. 35.9% a year ago. #2 Nissan (-1.6%) also loses volume and share at 11.9% vs. 13.6% in 2021. In contrast the next 9 carmakers all outpace the market, with Land Rover (+96.4%) the most impressive followed by Chevrolet (+74.2%), Kia (+39.2%), MG (+24.4%), Mitsubishi (+23.7%), Hyundai (+21.6%), GMC (+20.3%), Honda (+15.3%) and Suzuki (+14.7%). Below Geely (+413.3%) ends its first full year in market at #15 vs. #24 a year ago with Peugeot (+187.4%), Genesis (+170.2%), Cadillac (+162.6%) and Infiniti (+153.5%) all posting fantastic gains.
Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser (-15.3%) remains the most popular in Qatar but its market share drops sharply from 14.8% to 11.2%. That’s still more than double the #2, the Toyota Hilux (+4.6%), while the Nissan Patrol (+9.7%) dislodges the Nissan Sunny (-20.8%) from the podium to finish the year at #3. The Land Rover Defender (+260.1%) ends its first full year in market at a splendid 6th place, distancing the Mitsubishi L200 (-2.1%) and Toyota Yaris (+41.1%). The Toyota Camry (+62.2%) and Corolla (+44.7%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10 while just outside, the Kia Picanto (+231.2%) is up more than 3-fold year-on-year and 37 spots to #11. The Kia Sonet (#52) is the most successful 2021 launch in Qatar.
Full Year 2021 Top 40 All-brands and Top 50 models below.