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Saudi Arabia March 2022: Toyota Hilux, Yaris and Camry top market edging down -0.2%

The Toyota Hilux takes control of the Saudi models ranking in March.

New light vehicle sales in Saudi Arabia edge down -0.2% year-on-year in April to 49,992 units. Toyota (+28%) vastly outpace the market to reinforce its dominance at 33.3% share, while Hyundai (-31.4%) struggles but stays #2. Isuzu (+26.6%) is up four spots on its FY2021 ranking to #3, knocking Nissan (-6.7%) out of the podium. Below Kia (+20.1%), Changan (+68.7%) sports the biggest year-on-year gain in the Top 10 but falls to #6 vs. #4 over the Full Year 2021. MG (+11.9%) advances to #7 just as Geely (+53.1%) breaks into the Top 10 at #9. Ford (-42.4%) implodes and rounds out the Top 10. Other great performers include Fiat (+2416.7%), Genesis (+270.7%), Suzuki (+182.1%) and Cadillac (+48.1%). All-in-all, Chinese carmakers shoot up 32% year-on-year to 15.4% share vs. 11.6% a year ago. 

Over in the models ranking, the top of the charts is completely reshuffled, with the Toyota Hilux (+68.9%) up from #5 in FY2021 to the pole position this month with 4.9% share. The four top models fit within less than 200 sales, with the Toyota Yaris (-13.5%), Camry (-5.6%) and Isuzu TF (+75.3%) in tow. Below the Hyundai Elantra (-29.4%) and Toyota Corolla (+2.3%), the Toyota RAV4 (+198.8%) triples its sales year-on-year and shoots up to #7 vs. #21 over FY2021. The Ford Taurus (+4.8%) manages to beat the market and remains at #10 in a market still very fond of sedans. Below, the Toyota Land Cruiser (+67.9%), Hyundai Kona (+22.5%) and Toyota Fortuner (+28.3%) also make themselves noticed, as do the Kia Sonet (+190.6%) and Suzuki Swift Dzire (+284.3%) in the remainder of the Top 20. The Changan CS75 Plus (#36), MG GT (#37), Toyota Raize (#42), Haval Jolion (#44) and Chevrolet Groove aka Baojun 510 (#50) are the best-selling recent launches. 

Previous post: Saudi Arabia Full Year 2021: Changan up to #4, Chinese up 93.9%, Toyota Camry #1 in market up 24.2%

One year ago: Saudi Arabia January-April 2021: MG up to #6, Toyota Camry advances to #1 in market up 27.6%

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