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Qatar January-October 2018: Land Cruiser, Lexus LX and Patrol lead

The Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX are the two best-selling nameplates in Qatar.

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The Qatari new car market endures a 13% year-on-year drop over the first 10 months of 2018 to 37.616 registrations, a slight improvement on the 14% drop recorded over the First Half. This decline is reduced to 9% when only accounting for the same set of manufacturers, which means removing the VW and BMW Groups from 2017 data as both have stopped reporting sales for the region. Brand leader Toyota (-8%) falls slightly slower than the market to improve its share to 34.1%, that’s more than double the #2, Nissan (-19%) at 15.3% while Mitsubishi (-9%) and Kia (-6%) somewhat resist but Lexus (+20%), Chevrolet (+6%) and most strikingly Land Rover (+88%) brave the adverse conditions in the Top 10 to post year-on-year gains. GMC (-4%) and Honda (-9%) also see their share lift but Hyundai (-55%) implodes. Further down, Renault (+79%), Peugeot (+68%), Jaguar (+37%), Isuzu (+15%), Subaru (+9%), Infiniti (+6%) and Jeep (+5%) are among the best performers while MG lands at #19.

The Range Rover Velar is inside the Qatari Top 50 so far this year.

Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser (-5%) cements its leadership with a staggering 13.8% market share, followed by its premium twin the Lexus LX (+19%) up two spots on its FY 2017 ranking to #2 overall. The Nissan Patrol (-29%) completes a podium exclusively composed of large up-scale SUVs, with the Toyota Hilux (-12%) and Prado (-17%) rounding up the Top 5. Outstanding performers below include the Nissan Sunny (+88%) and Toyota Hiace (+39%) in the Top 10 and the Suzuki Swift Dzire (+803%), Ford Edge (+459%), Renault Duster (+287%), Range Rover Velar (+195%) and Range Rover (+170%) further down.

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Qatar First Half 2018: Twins Land Cruiser & Lexus LX top market at -14%

The Lexus LX is up 83% year-on-tear to leap to #2 overall in Qatar so far this year.

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New car sales in Qatar continue their descent to hell: after dropping 22% over H1 2017, it endures another 14% decline halfway through 2018 at 23.644 registrations, reduced to -10% when only accounting for the same set of manufacturers (removing the VW and BMW Group from 2017 data as they haven’t reported their sales for 2018). Toyota (-6%) continues  to reign supreme over the Qatari sales charts, even managing to improve its market share from 30.4% to 33.1% thanks to a slim drop. Reversely, Nissan (-20%) and Mitsubishi (-22%) both lose share on the remainder of the podium while Kia (-8%) resists in 4th place. But it’s Lexus (+68%) that posts the best performance near the top, gaining three spots on a year ago to now point in 5th place. Renault (+112%) up 8 ranks to #12 and Land Rover (+86%) up 5 to #9 also make waves while Hyundai (-49%), Mazda (-35%), Suzuki (-30%) and Ford (-29%) freefall. Citroen (+1167%), Peugeot (+37%) and Hino (+35%) also make themselves noticed while Chinese MG lands directly at #21.

The Toyota Land Cruiser has been #1 in Qatar each and every year since at least 2010.

Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser (+1%) holds onto the top spot, gaining two percentage points of market share at 13.7% vs. 11.7% a year ago, and is now followed by its (even) more luxurious twin the Lexus LX, up a gargantuan 83% and 7 spots to #2 at 5.4% share vs. 2.5% over the same period a year ago, without a doubt thanks to the help of the top-of-the-line variant LX570 Signature. As a result, the Nissan Patrol (-20%) is knocked down one rank to #3, still making the Qatari podium 100% luxury SUV. The Toyota Hilux (-18%) and Prado (+1%) both drop one spot year-on-year to round up the Top 5, just as the Toyota Hiace (+63%) and Nissan Sunny (+61%) post the other two double-digit gains in the Top 10 and the Mitsubishi Pajero (-42%) and Lancer EX (-32%) the two largest drops. Further down, the Range Rover (+103%) Honda Accord (+92%) and Kia Picanto (+75%) also shine and the Range Rover Velar (#42) is the only recent launch (<12 months) inside the Top 50.

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One year ago: Qatar First Half 2017: Nissan Patrol and Navara shine in market down 22%

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Qatar Full Year 2017: Toyota Land Cruiser and Nissan Patrol dominate

The Toyota Land Cruiser remains the most popular vehicle in Qatar. 

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The Qatari new car market freefalls 29.3% year-on-year in 2017 to just 51.135 registrations. Brand leader Toyota falls slightly faster than the market at -32%, resulting in a reduced by still ultra-dominant market share of 31.8%. That’s still almost double the #2, Nissan down 23% to go from 14.8% last year to 16.1% now. Mitsubishi falls 33% in third place, whereas Kia is down just 3% and up one spot to #4. The best performer in the Top 20 is by far Hyundai up a gigantic 96% and 6 ranks on its 2016 score to land in 5th place with a round 5% share. Lexus (-24%) and Chevrolet (-22%) remain at #6 and #7 respectively while Ford (-45%) and Honda (-38%) register the largest drops in the Top 10. Below, Lincoln (+98%), Ram (+64%), Mazda (+9%) and Cadillac (+1%) are the only other carmakers in market to post a year-on-year increase. Genesis lands at #32 above Volvo and Jaguar.

The Nissan Patrol is up 20% to 2nd place in Qatar in 2017. 

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Land Cruiser is the best-seller for at least the 7th consecutive year despite deliveries down 27% that however result in a slightly improved market share at 12.5%. The Nissan Patrol surges 20% and four spots to land in 2nd place, dislodging the Toyota Hilux (-44%). The Lexus LX (-24%) gains one spot to #4, overtaking the Toyota Prado (-37%) with the Mitsubishi Pajero (-30%), Lancer EX (-50%) and Nissan Navara (+96%) in tow. The Ford F-Series jumps 6% and 6 spots to #15, the Hyundai Accent is up 241% to #16 and the Hyundai Elantra up 88% to #17. The Nissan Kicks is the best-selling new launch for 2017 at #34, well ahead of the Range Rover Velar (#80) and Genesis G80 (#153).

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Previous post: Qatar November 2017: Land Cruiser #1, Ford Explorer up to #3

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Two years ago: Qatar Full Year 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser sails off to 10.2% share

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Qatar November 2017: Land Cruiser #1, Ford Explorer up to #3

The Ford Explorer leaps to third place overall in Qatar in November. 

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The Qatari new car market tumbles down 30.8% year-on-year in November to 4.353 registrations, sending the year-to-date volume down 23.9% to 47.402 units. Toyota remains by far the best-selling carmaker in the county despite sales down 35% to 31.7% share vs. 32.3% year-to-date, followed this month by Nissan down 29% to 13.9%, Ford down 17% to 9.3% but up to #3 vs. #8 YTD, Mitsubishi down 38% to 7.3% and Kia down 27% to 6.2%. Chevrolet manages to only drop 3% while Suzuki soars 60%, Cadillac gains 122%, Isuzu is up 29%, Infinity is up 44% and Lincoln up to #13 vs. #24 year-to-date. In the models ranking, the Toyota Land Cruiser sells over double the amount of any other nameplate in the country at 12.2% share, and this despite a 29% year-on-year drop. The Toyota Hilux (-8%) ranks #2 while the Ford Explorer delivers the best performance of the month with sales up 32-fod in third place vs. #24 in 2017 so far and #78 in FY2016. The Nissan Sunny is up to #6, the Toyota Coaster up to #8, the Ford F-Series up to #10 and the Lincoln MKC up to #14 vs. #100 year-to-date. The Nissan Kicks (#21) leads all recent launches above the Range Rover Velar (#66).

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Qatar August 2017: Toyota resists at 37.2% share in market down 13%

The Toyota Land Cruiser holds 15.9% of the Qatari market in August. 

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The Qatari new car market is down a harsh 13% year-on-year in August to 3.741 registrations, yet this is an improvement on the 21% year-to-date drop to 35.239 units. Brand leader Toyota beats the market with sales up 0.3% to a mammoth 37.2% share vs. 31.9% (-26%) so far in 2017. Nissan follows at 16.2% but drops 20% on August 2016. On the other hand Lexus (+89%) and Kia (+64%) both post fantastic gains to rank #3 and #4 respectively for the month. Ford (-23%), Chevrolet (-34%) and Mitsubishi (-60%) struggle. Further down, BMW (+13%) and GMC (+14%) are the only additional carmakers delivering double-digit gains. Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser brilliantly remains atop the charts thanks to sales up 165% year-on-year to a gargantuan 15.9% share vs. 12.5% year-to-date (-23%). The Nissan Patrol (+139%) and Lexus LX (+112%) also more than double their sales on the podium. Below, the Toyota Hilux (-41%) and Prado (-47%) implode but the Ford Explorer (up 39-fold) and Nissan Navara (up 8-fold) shoot up. The Chevrolet Trailblazer is the best performing newcomer at #33, followed by the Nissan Kicks (#46) and Cadillac XT5 (#49). Notice also the Bentley Bentayga at #53.

Previous post: Qatar First Half 2017: Nissan Patrol and Navara shine in market down 22%

One year ago: Qatar January-July 2016: Land Cruiser, Lexus LX and Bentley Bentayga shine

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Qatar First Half 2017: Nissan Patrol & Navara shine in market down 22%

The Nissan Patrol is up 43% to land in 2nd place overall in Qatar. 

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The Qatari new car market is down a harsh 22% year-on-year over the First Half of 2017 to 27.539 registrations. Market leader Toyota suffers even more, losing one-third of its sales compared to a year ago and dropping from 35.1% to 30.4% share. Nissan gains one percentage point of market share to 16.1% thanks to deliveries down by “only” 17% while Mitsubishi follows the market at -21% to 9.2% share. Kia (+5%) and most impressively Hyundai (+77%) go against the grain to post volume gains. In the Top 10, Lexus (-50%)( and Ford (-42%) are hit the hardest. Below, Suzuki (+42%), Mazda (+35%) and Maserati (+53%) are the only other brands gaining ground inside the Top 30.

The Nissan Navara replaces the D22 and breaks into the Top 10. 

Despite a 36% drop, the Toyota Land Cruiser remains by far the most popular vehicle in Qatar with 11.7% share (14.3% a year ago), more than double any nameplate in the country. Very impressive in 2nd place is the Nissan Patrol up 43% and six spots to a round 5% share, overtaking the Toyota Hilux (-42%), Prado (-14%), Mitsubishi Pajero (-20%), Lancer EX (-42%) and Lexus LX (-54%). Thanks to stable sales, the Kia Cerato #7) and Toyota Camry (#8) slide into the Top 10 while the Nissan Navara is up 7-fold to also break into Qatar’s 10 most successful nameplates at #10. The Hyundai Accent (+255%), Elantra (+49%), Mitsubishi L200 (+23%) and Kia Sportage (+28%) also impress. Like in the majority of countries in the region, the Nissan Kicks (#62) is the most popular newcomer in Qatar over the period.

Previous post: Qatar January-April 2017: Land Cruiser dominates market down 21%

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Qatar January-April 2017: Land Cruiser dominates market down 21%

The Toyota Land Cruiser holds 12% of the Qatari new car market so far in 2017. 

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The Qatari new vehicle market is down 21% year-on-year over the first four months of 2017 to 20.217 registrations. Toyota remains by far the most popular manufacturer in the country but sees its market share drop to 29.4% due to sales freefalling down 33%. Nissan does better than the market at -14% and improves to 15.4% share in 2nd place but Mitsubishi plunges 37% to 6% share in third position. Kia manage to stabilises its sales to jump to 4th place and 6% share but the best performer in the Top 10 is Hyundai up 41% year-on-year to leap to #5 and 5.9% share. Below, Ford (-33%) and Lexus (-51%) struggle. Just outside the Top 10, a series of manufacturers post impressive gains: BMW (+32%), Suzuki (+57%), Land Rover (+23%) and Mazda (+33%) with Porsche also in great shape at +38%.

Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser continues to reign supreme, selling more than 2.5 times the amount of the #2, the Nissan Patrol up from #6 in FY2016. Both the Toyota Hilux and Prado are knocked down one spot to third and fourth places respectively while the Mitsubishi Pajero gains two ranks to #5 and the Toyota Camry overtakes the Mitsubishi Lancer EX to become Qatar’s best-selling passenger car at #6. Notice also the Hyundai Accent up 57 spots to #9, the Hyundai Elantra up 27 to #14 and the Nissan Navara up 7 to #16.

Previous post: Qatar Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser towers above competition

One year ago: Qatar January-April 2016: Land Cruiser at 15.2% share, Lexus LX #3

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Qatar Full Year 2016: Toyota Land Cruiser towers above competition

The Toyota Land Cruiser improves its Qatari market share to 12.1%.

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The Qatari new car market suffers a 26% decline in 2016 to 72.312 registrations vs. an amended 97.768 units in 2015. Leader Toyota evolves roughly like the market at -24% and now accounts for almost exactly one in every three vehicles sold in the country at 33.1% share. Nissan and Mitsubishi both drop 26% resulting in identical market shares compared to 2015 at 14.8% and 8.5% respectively. Ford (-15%) and Kia (-5%) post limited shares and both take advantage of Hyundai freefalling down 80% to nudge up to #4 and #5 while Lexus posts a stunning 13% increase pushing its share from 2.8% to 4.3% and earning the Japanese luxury brand a two-spot jump to 6th place. Chevrolet (-5%), Honda (-11%) and BMW (-12%) also manage to improve their presence inside the Top 10. Outside, a lot of carmakers struggle: along with Hyundai (-80%), Renault (-40%), Isuzu (-46%), Land Rover (-47%) and Volkswagen (-60%) disappoint. Reversely, Jeep (+79%), Bentley (+73%), Dodge (+52%) and Ram (+52%) stand out with spectacular gains.

lexus-lx-qatar-july-2016-picture-courtesy-caronweb-comThe Lexus LX is up to a world-best 5th place in Qatar.

The Toyota Land Cruiser remains the perennial best-seller in Qatar and even manages to markedly improve its market share to 12.1% thanks to a limited 8% decline, widening the gap with the next best-seller, the Toyota Hilux, to more than double. The Toyota Prado (-19%) gains two spots to make the podium 100% Toyota. The Mitsubishi Lancer EX manages to hold onto the 4th place in spite of a 28% drop. The Lexus LX continues to gallop towards the top of the Qatari ranking, up a further 4 ranks on last year to hit a world-best 5th place. The Nissan X-Trail (+13%), Ford F-Series (+40%), Kia Sportage (+11%), Chevrolet Tahoe (+13%) and Kia Picanto (+32%) are the only other nameplates managing year-on-year growth inside the Top 30.

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Two years ago: Qatar Full Year 2014: Toyota Land Cruiser leads, Nissan Patrol up 81%

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Qatar January-July 2016: Land Cruiser, Lexus LX & Bentley Bentayga shine

lexus-lx-qatar-july-2016-picture-courtesy-caronweb-comThe Lexus LX ranks #4 best-seller in Qatar so far in 2016. 

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New light vehicle sales in Qatar are down a steep 30% year-on-year over the first 7 months of 2016 to an almost round 40.003 units vs. 56.759 a year ago. Toyota accounts for over 1 in every 3 sales in the country, even managing to improve its market share to 34.6% thanks to deliveries down ‘just’ 26%. Nissan is hit harder at -35% in 2nd place with Mitsubishi (-24%) rounding up the podium. Kia goes from 3.6% share a year ago to 5% now thanks to sales down just 2% but the best performer in the Top 10 is without a doubt luxury marque Lexus posting a stunning 47% year-on-year increase to 1.979 units and 4.9% share. Outside the Top 10, Jeep (+171%), Infiniti (+14%), Peugeot (+149%), Ram (+257%), Bentley (+38%), Jaguar (+15%) and Volvo (+29%) also shine but Hyundai (-78%), Volkswagen (-60%) and Land Rover (-50%) struggle.

bentley-bentayga-qatar-july-2016The Bentley Bentayga is already among the 100 best-sellers in Qatar. 

The Toyota Land Cruiser is king of the sales charts once again in Qatar, improving its market share greatly from 9% a year ago to 13.7% now thanks to deliveries up 7% to 5.483. The Toyota Hilux (-38%) sells less than half of this amount at 2.189 with the Mitsubishi Lancer EX (-21%) in tow. Replicating the performance of the brand into the models ranking, the Lexus LX leaps up 71% year-on-year to land at a world-best 4th place with 1.663 sales and 4.2% share, missing out on a podium ranking for just 4 units. The Toyota Corolla (-27%), Prado (-37%) and Nissan Patrol (-56%) suffer the most inside the Top 10. Below, notice the Ford F-Series up 86% to #19, the Kia Picanto up 69% to #22 and Jeep Grand Cherokee up 144% to #23. Among recent launches, the Hyundai Creta (#58) and Bentley Bentayga – already among Qatar’s 100 best-sellers at #94 – do best. The full sales charts are below.

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Qatar January-April 2016: Land Cruiser at 15.2% share, Lexus LX #3

Lexus LX Qatar April 2016. Picture courtesy middleeastcar.comThe Lexus LX is the third best-selling vehicle in Qatar so far in 2016 – a world best.

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Like most countries in the GCC region, the Qatari new car market drops sharply over the first four months of 2016 at -26% to just 24.422 registrations. No surprises on top though: Toyota remains master in command, even improving its market share to 36.5% share thanks to sales down ‘just’ 22% to 8.921. In second place, Nissan falls faster than the market at -36%, resulting in a reduced 14.9% share above Mitsubishi at 9.2% (-13%) while Lexus manages the very impressive feat of gaining 34% to jump four spots to #4 overall with 5.3% of the market. Kia (+3%) overtakes Ford (-29%) and Hyundai in freefall (-67%). Bentley (+15%), Jaguar (+18%), Lincoln (+19%), Infiniti (+48%), Peugeot (+105%), Jeep (+166%) and Ram (+242%) are the only other marques in positive this year. Model-wise, the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser cements its domination even further thanks to the new model and sales up 14% to 3.704 and 15.2% share. This pales in comparison however with its luxury twin the Lexus LX, up a gargantuan 55% thanks to the new generation to land in third place overall, the nameplate’s best ranking anywhere in the world. The full sales charts are below.

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