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Lebanon First Half 2018: Land Cruiser (-45%) and Patrol (+47%) lead

The Toyota Land Cruiser is the most popular vehicle in Lebanon so far in 2018.

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New car sales in Lebanon return to negative in 2018 with deliveries down a steep 18% year-on-year halfway through the year at 20.721 units, a drop that reduces slightly to -14% when taking into account the same set of manufacturers – in effect removing the VW and BMW Groups from 2017 data as these don’t report in 2018. Despite suffering the sharpest dive in the Top 25, Toyota (-41%) remains comfortably in the lead of the Lebanese brands ranking at 25.2% share vs. 33% a year ago, distancing Nissan (+32%) which finds itself at the other end of the scale, posting the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 8 and overtaking Kia (-7%) in the process. Honda (+97%) is by far the best performer in the Top 10 and gains 8 spots to #9, with Suzuki (+18%) and Hyundai (+5%) also managing an uplift while Chevrolet is stable at #7. Further down the ranking, Geely (+150%), Jaguar (+82%), Citroen (+77%), Jeep (+61%) and Land Rover (+47%) make themselves noticed whereas the success story of 2017, reborn Datsun, hits the brakes at -92% to #26.

The Nissan Patrol is up two spots on last year to land in 2nd place.

The Toyota Land Cruiser implodes 45% but paradoxically this earns the luxury SUV the Lebanese pole position as last year leader, the Toyota Prado, is in even greater difficulty at -69%. The Nissan Patrol surges 47% and two spots to land in 2nd place, giving the Lebanese ranking a distinct Persian Gulf taste and turning its back on neighbouring markets such as Israel. The Kia Rio (+15%) leads a collection of small and compact cars successful in the streets of the capital Beirut and with rental companies: the Hyundai i10 (+18%), Kia Picanto (-14%), Toyota Yaris (-14%), Corolla (+32%) and Kia Cerato (-9%). In the remainder of the Top 20, the Suzuki Jimmy (+2360%), Hyundai i20 (+1864%), Nissan X-Trail (+306%), Micra (+186%), Suzuki Swift (+105%) and Nissan Kicks (+93%) all gallop ahead, while the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#37) is the only all-new nameplate to find its way inside the Top 50, distancing the Range Rover Velar (#52) and Geely X7 Sport (#73) aka Boyue.

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Lebanon Full Year 2017: Toyota Prado & Land Cruiser on top, Datsun #10

The Toyota Prado remains the best-selling vehicle in Lebanon.

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The Lebanese new car market is down 2.7% year-on-year in 2017 to 50.820 registrations. The Top 5 best-selling carmakers remain unchanged on 2016: Toyota (+9%) improves its share to 33%, but Kia (-7%), Nissan (-21%), Hyundai (-4%) and Renault (-18%) all lose ground. Below, Suzuki (+18%), Mazda (+12%) and Chevrolet (+11%) impress but it’s Datsun that posts a stunning performance: directly at #10 with 1.7% share for its first full year in market. Further down, Land Rover (+69%), GMC (+48%), Honda (+44%), Jaguar (+34%), Citroen (+27%) and Infiniti (+24%) post some of the most spectacular year-on-year gains for 2017.

In the space of one year, Datsun has become a Top 10 brand in Lebanon. 

The Toyota Prado is the best-selling vehicle in Lebanon for the 2nd year running with deliveries shooting up 40% thanks to the new models to hit a gargantuan 12.1% share. It is followed by the Toyota Land Cruiser up 28% to 10.6% while the Kia Picanto is up one spot but down 10% to #3. The Kia Rio (+5%), Toyota Yaris (-48%), Hyundai i10 (-13%) and Nissan Patrol (-31%) follow. The Renault Duster is up 41% to #13, the Datsun mi-DO ends its first full year in Lebanon at a splendid 18th place while the Nissan Kicks (#21) and Toyota C-HR (#24) top the list of 2017 new launches, ahead of the Suzuki Baleno (#33), Mazda CX-3 (#43), Datsun on-DO (#48) and Range Rover Velar (#67).

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Lebanon November 2017: Kia Rio leads, Datsun shines

The Kia Rio is the best-selling vehicle in Lebanon in November. 

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The Lebanese new car market is down a harsh 21% year-on-year in November to 3.001 sales but the year-to-date volume remains n positive for now at +1.7% to 46.623 units. Hyundai is the surprise leader in the brands ranking this mont thanks to sales more than doubling year-on-year at +115% to 21.7% share, distancing Kia down 0.3% to 19.9%, Nissan down 43% to 11.6%, Toyota imploding down 70% to 8.6% share vs. 33.1% year-to-date as most of its nameplates had a month off and Renault down 46% to 5%. Reversely, Chevrolet gains 41% to #6, Datsun is up to #8 with 3.4% share vs. 1.8% year-to-date and Mazda is up 11% to 2.8%. Land Rover is up 7-fold to #11 vs. #16 YTD, Jaguar is up 300%, GMC up 48%, Isuzu up 32% and Peugeot up 20%.

The on-DO is one of two Datsun nameplates inside the Lebanese Top 20 this month.

Model-wise, the Kia Rio takes the lead thanks to sales up 51% year-on-year, distancing the Kia Picanto (-1%), Hyundai i10 (+91%), Hyundai Accent (+89%) and Toyota Corolla (+178%). The Hyundai i20 is up 25-fold at #7 and the Hyundai Elantra up 10-fold at #10. There are no less than five recent launches (<12 months) inside the Top 20: the Nissan Kicks (#13), Toyota C-HR (#14), Range Rover Velar (#15), Datsun on-Do (#16) and mi-Do (#19).

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Lebanon August 2017: Toyota Prado and Land Cruiser sail off

The Toyota Prado holds 17.2% of the Lebanese market in August. 

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The Lebanese new car market edges up 2% both in August to 5.029 registrations and year-to-date at 34.990 units. Toyota remains the runaway leader, selling almost three times the amount of any other carmaker. In August, the Japanese manufacturer vastly outpaces the market with a 31% surge to 39.2% share, bettering its YTD level of 35% (+23%). The following brands in the charts, on the contrary, are all struggling: Kia (-7%), Nissan (-22%) and most strikingly Hyundai (-42%). Suzuki (+25%), BMW (+56%) and Chevrolet (+117%) shine in the Top 10, while beyond GMC (+46%), Infiniti (+64%), Land Rover (+167%) and Chinese Geely (+460%) make themselves noticed. Newly relaunched Datsun drops to #11 and 1.3% share this month vs. #10 and 1.9% so far in 2017.

The Nissan X0Trail is up 248% to #7 in August. 

In the models ranking, the top two best-selling nameplate impressively tighten their stranglehold on the Lebanese charts: the Toyota Prado is up 44% year-on-year to 17.2% share vs. 14.2% YTD while the Land Cruiser shoots up 142% to 12% share vs. 10.5% year-to-date. In third place, the Kia Picanto is far down at 5.1% of the market, down 3% year-on-year. It distances the Kia Rio (+9%) and Hyundai Accent, stable. The Nissan X-Trail signs the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 10 at +248% with the Kia Cerato (+27%) and Suzuki Swift (+41%) also posting robust increases. The Nissan Kicks (#17) leads newcomers above the Chevrolet Aveo (#23), Suzuki Baleno (#33), Toyota C-HR (#36) and Mazda CX-3 (#43).

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Lebanon First Half 2017: Prado and Land Cruiser on top, Datsun shines

The Toyota Prado is the most popular vehicle in Lebanon so far in 2017. 

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In a declining region, Lebanon new car sales actually manage to edge up 2% year-on-year over the First Half of 2017 to 25.291 units. Market leader Toyota improves at ten times the rate of the market with a splendid 20^% gain to lift its market share from 29.5% a year ago to 34.7% now. The rest of the Top 5 is all in negative: Kia (-5%), Nissan (-16%), Hyundai (-32%) and Renault (-13%). Suzuki (+13%), Chevrolet (+13%) and Mazda (+18%) also manage a gain in the Top 10 while we welcome Nissan’s low cost brand Datsun directly in 10th position with 2% of the Lebanese market. Further down, notice Porsche (+30%), Land Rover (+48%), Infiniti (+69%), GMC (+79%), Honda (+155%) and Opel (+700%) all posting spectacular gains.

Datsun lands directly among Lebanon’s 10 most successful brands in 2017. 

The Lebanese models ranking is completely reshuffled compared to a year ago, taking a definite SUV air. The Toyota Prado takes the lead thanks to sales up a whopping 125% to a stunning 14.2% share and the Toyota Land Cruiser shoots up 78% to land in 2nd place with 10.6% of the market, The Kia Picanto (-11%) rounds up the podium whereas the Toyota Yaris, leader at the same stage last year, tumbles down 56% to #7. The Nissan Patrol is up 54% and 7 spots to #4 and the Kia Cerato is up 35% and 6 ranks to #9 but all other nameplates in the Top 10 lose volume year-on-year. The Datsun mi-DO is by far the most popular new launch, landing directly at #13 – Lebanon has cottoned on to the relaunch of the brand so far. The Nissan Kicks (#24), Toyota C-HR (#41) and Mazda CX-3 (#42) are the other newcomers in the Top 50.

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Lebanon January-April 2017: Prado leads, Datsun impresses

The Toyota Prado is the best-selling vehicle in Lebanon so far this year.

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Contrary to the majority of other markets in the region, new vehicle sales in Lebanon are actually up year-on-year over the first four months of 2017 at +1% to 16.248 registrations. Best-seller Toyota advances faster than the market at +10% and crosses the 30% share milestone at 30.8%. The Japanese manufacturer sells more than double the #2, Kia, down 7% to 13.3% while Nissan (-18%) and Hyundai (-17%) tumble down. Renault is also down at -8% but remains in 5th place. Suzuki (+24%) overtakes Mitsubishi (-39%) for 6th place overall with Chevrolet (+14%) and Mazda (+30%) the other two brands in positive inside the Top 10. The big surprise comes from Nissan’s low-cost brand Datsun which manages a successful landing directly in 10th place with over 2% of the Lebanese market. Outside the Top 10, Infiniti (+92%), Honda (+180%) and GMC (+125%) post spectacular gains.

Datsun mi-DO. Picture courtesy zr.ru 

The Lebanese models ranking is dominated by two Toyotas both improving their market share year-on-year: the Prado lifts to an imposing 12.2% ahead of the Land Cruiser at 9.7%. The Nissan Patrol gains two spots on its FY16 ranking to land on the third step of the podium, overtaking the Kia Picanto (#4) and Toyota Yaris (#7). The Hyundai i10 also steps up two ranks to #5 while the Kia Rio remains at #6. Illustrating the brand’s strong debut, the Datsun mi-Do leaps directly to 13th place, outselling such tried-and-tested nameplates as the Hyundai Accent, , Renault Sandero, Suzuki Swift and Mazda2. Notice also the Toyota FJ Cruiser’s swan song, back up to #18 vs. #42 over FY16 and the Infiniti Q30 up 46 spots to #21.

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Lebanon Full Year 2016: Toyota Prado snaps top spot

The Toyota Prado is the new best-seller in Lebanon. Picture crankandpiston.com

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The Lebanese new car market is down 6% year-on-year in 2016 to 52.249 registrations. Toyota continues to dominate the brands ranking head and shoulders, even going against the grain with a 5% gain to hit 29.5% share vs. 26.5% a year ago. The Japanese carmaker widens the gap with the second ranked brand, Kia (-11%) to now account for more than double its sales at 15.427 vs. 7.529. Nissan (-1%) edges up to 12.7% ahead of Hyundai (-16%). Renault progresses 7% to overtake Mitsubishi (-52%) for fifth place, with Suzuki (-1%), BMW (+6%), Mazda (+10%) and most strikingly Chevrolet (+31%) managing market share increases inside the Top 10. Below, Lexus is up a spectacular 44% and 4 spots to #11, Peugeot is up 19% and 3 ranks to #13, Infiniti surges 84% and 8 spots to #15, with Jaguar (+19%), Dodge (+25%), Cadillac (+35%), Ferrari (+36%), Maserati (+40%), Isuzu (+46%), Jeep (+53%) and Bentley (+100%) also posting spectacular gains.

The Nissan Patrol breaks into the Lebanese Top 5 in 2016. 

There is a new leader in the Lebanese models ranking this year: the Toyota Prado shoots up 63% to 4.366 sales and snaps the pole position (it ranked #6 in 2015), while the Toyota Land Cruiser gains 38% to land in second place vs. #4 a year ago. Leader in 2015, the Toyota Yaris is knowcked down 20% to third place while the Kia Picanto (-3%) is down one spot to #4. The Nissan Patrol brilliantly soars 66% to land inside the Top 5. Notice also the Hyundai Accent up 43% to #8, the Kia Sportage up 18% to #9 and Renault Sandero up 44% to #11. Among recent launches, the Suzuki Vitara is up 739% to end its first full year of sales inside the Top 20 and the Hyundai Creta surges 868% to #26. The Chevrolet Cobalt is the most popular all-new nameplate for 2016 in Lebanon at #27, ahead of the Infiniti Q30 (#67), Cadillac CT6 (#93), Geely GC5 (#100) and Cadillac XT5 (#113).

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Lebanon: 2010-2017 Historical Data now available

Toyota Yaris Lebanon 2015. Picture courtesy drivearabia.comThe Toyota Yaris was #1 in Lebanon in 2015. Picture drivearabia.com

Historical Data covering the past seven years is now available for Lebanon. Direct links below.

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Lebanon 2014: Kia Picanto most popular

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Lebanon 2016: Toyota Prado snaps top spot

Lebanon 2017: Toyota Prado and Land Cruiser on top, Datsun #10

Lebanon January-July 2016: Toyota places Yaris, Prado & Land Cruiser on podium

toyota-prado-lebanon-july-2016The Toyota Prado is up 64% to rank #2 in Lebanon so far in 2016. 

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The Lebanese new car market is down slightly so far in 2016 at -6% over the first 7 months of the year to 29.252 registrations. Toyota fights the overall negative trend to post a stellar 14% year-on-year gain to lift its market share to 28.8% thanks to 8.421 sales. Kia (-10%) at 15.2% and Nissan (-11%) at 12.1% follow above Hyundai (11.6%) and Renault (5.6%) while Mitsubishi tumbles down 47% to 6th place. Lexus (+31%), Chevrolet (+34%), Mazda (+39%), Infiniti (+100%) and most strikingly Peugeot (+113%) post spectacular gains. We welcome back Opel at #26. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris remains the best-sellers thanks to sales up 7% to 2.430 and this time the podium is 100% Toyota with the Prado up a stunning 64% to #2 and the Land Cruiser up 36% to #3. The Kia Picanto (-16%), Hyundai i10 (-24%) and Kia Rio (-14%) are relegated to #4, #5 and #6 respectively. Notice also the Hyundai Accent up 119% to #7, the Renault Sandero up 107% to #13 and the Suzuki Vitara landing directly just one unit off a Top 20 ranking at #21.

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Lebanon January-April 2016: Toyota cements domination, Yaris #1

Toyota Yaris Lebanon April 2016. Picture courtesy nilemotors.netLike in 2015, the Toyota Yaris is the best-selling nameplate in Lebanon so far this year.

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The middle-eastern region isn’t showing its best new car sales form so far in 2016, yet Lebanon is one of the less affected market with a minor 2% year-on-year drop to 15.674 registrations after four months. Toyota cements its domination of the market thanks to sales up by a splendid 31% to reach 4.566 units for a 29.1% share, exactly the same figure as the combined sales of #2 Kia at 14.8% (-11%) and #3 Nissan at 14.3% (-5%). Mazda (+48%), Peugeot (+123%) and Infiniti (+126%) make themselves noticed whereas Mitsubishi (-24%), Ford (-62%), Land Rover (-62%) and Audi (-68%) fall apart. Model-wise, the Toyota Yaris holds onto the title of best-seller it acquired last year thanks to deliveries up 12%  1.199, and Toyota brilliantly manages to monopolise the podium with the Land Cruiser (+45%) and Prado (+111%). Meanwhile, the Kia Picanto (-28%) and Rio (-23%) drop sharply. Notice also the Nissan Sunny (+42%), Hyundai Accent (+152%), Toyota Hilux (+51%), Renault Sandero (+203%) and Kia Cerato ((+127%) delivering splendid gains inside the Top 15. The full rankings are below.

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