Changan sales are up 47.1% year-on-year in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi new vehicle market is up a stellar 24.2% or 110,000 units year-on-year in 2021 to 567,771 sales. Toyota (+26.1%) just outraces the market to cement its pole position at 28.4% share, a level lower than other markets in the region. Hyundai (+16.5%) underperforms but remains in 2nd place with 16.6% of the market vs. 17.8% a year ago. Nissan (+27.8%) completes a podium unchanged on 2020. Changan is the hero of the year, up 47.1% and four spots to end the year in 4th place. Only Ford (+36.5%) and MG (+29.3%) outpace the market in the remainder of the Top 10 with Chevrolet (-15.1%) and Mazda (-0.3%) even in negative. The Chinese are in great shape: Geely is up 191.7% to #12, Haval lands directly at #13 with 1.9% share, Great Wall is at #17 and Jetour at #31. All-in-all, Chinese manufacturers shoot up 93.9% to 14.6% share in 2021 vs. just 9.3% in 2020.
Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Camry (+26.6%) reclaims the lead for the first time since 2018 with 5.9% market share, toppling the Hyundai Elantra (-7.3%) down from 5.9% last year to 4.4%. The Toyota Yaris (+40.8%) is up two spots on 2020 to land on the third step of the podium above the Hyundai Accent (+11.7%) and Toyota Hilux (+5.1%) down two ranks to #5. The Toyota Corolla (+21.7%) and Nissan Sunny (+22.2%) follow, improving their ranking even though they underperform slightly, making it 6 sedans in the Top 7. The Ford Taurus (+73%) and Hyundai Sonata (+69.4%) round out the Top 10 with its two biggest year-on-year upticks. The MG ZS (+143.1%), Toyota Rush (+98%) and Chevrolet Captiva also impress further down. The Haval H6 (#32) is the best-selling novelty for the year, distancing the Changan Eado Plus (#36), Great Wall Wingle (#52), Changan CS75 Plus (#54) and Haval Jolion (#58).
Full Year 2021 Top 40 All-brands and Top 100 models below.