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United Arab Emirates Full Year 2023: Nissan places Sunny and Patrol atop market up 26.4%

The Nissan Sunny is the best-selling vehicle in the UAE in 2023.

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The United Arab Emirates new vehicle market soars 26.4% year-on-year to 275,710 sales, the highest annual volume since the 319,878 units reached back in 2016. Toyota (+16.6%) easily keeps the  brands lead but sees its share thaw from 30.8% to 28.4%. Nissan for its part advances 29.7% to improve from 15.1% to 15.5%. It’s a year to forget for Mitsubishi down an abysmal -40.2% to 6.2% share vs. 13.1% in 2022. The next four carmakers all beat the market, with Lexus (+70.9%) the most dynamic followed by MG (+66.2%), Kia (+35.3%) and Hyundai (+27.1%). Land Rover (+141%) manages the largest gain in the Top 10 and advances three spots on last year to #10. JAC appears directly at #11 and Geely at #15.

Over in the models aisle, the Nissan Sunny (+35.3%) grows to 5.4% to snap the pole position, it’s the first time since 2015 and the Mitsubishi Lancer EX  that a sedan is the best-selling vehicle in the UAE, a ranking usually taken by SUVs or pickups. Nissan even manages a 1-2 with the Patrol (+19.5%) staying at #2. Leader in 2022, the Toyota Hilux (-6.7%) is down to #3 this year, followed by a surging Toyota Land Cruiser (+31.9%). Spectacularly, the next 7 models are all Toyotas, led by the Camry, Hiace, Yaris Sedan, Prado, Corolla and Fortuner. 

Previous year: United Arab Emirates 2022: Toyota Hilux takes the lead in market up 13.3%

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