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New car sales are down 5% year-on-year in Saudi Arabia to 60,002 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 363,523 units, up 5% on 2012. For the first time on BSCB I can share with you a brands ranking in Saudi Arabia – but keep in mind Mercedes, Renault and Chinese manufacturers data is unavailable. Toyota leads the way by far with 40.2% share over the first half of 2013 thanks to 146,237 sales, followed by Hyundai (20%), Ford (6.9%), Chevrolet and Kia both at 5.8%.
The Ford Expedition is up to #7 this month in Saudi Arabia.
However there is a big surprise atop the Saudi models ranking in June: with a massive 5,273 sales and 8.8% share (in all likeliness best-ever scores for the model in the country), the Hyundai Elantra becomes the most popular vehicle in the country in June, ahead of the Toyota Hilux (7.3%), Corolla (6.7%) and Camry (6%)… The Toyota Hilux leads the year-to-date race with 28,768 units and 7.9%, followed by the Toyota Corolla very close at 27,553 sales and 7.6%, the Hyundai Elantra at 6.9% and Hyundai Accent at 5.7%.
The Toyota Sequoia knocks at the Saudi Top 10’s door this month!
Other great performers this month include the Ford Expedition, unflagging in 7th position at 1,986 units sold and 3.3% share vs. #11 and 2.4% year-to-date, the Honda Accord up to #10, Toyota Sequoia up to #11 with 2.2% share vs. #25 and 1.2% year-to-date, Ford Taurus up to #12 vs. #21, Ford F-Series up to #22 vs. #49, Mazda6 up to #27 vs. #40 and the Mitsubishi Lancer up to #37 vs. #77. Finally, notice the Lamborghini Aventador rounding up the Top 200 year-to-date with 20 units sold.
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Full 6 months Top 200, June Top 160 models and Top 35 brands Ranking Tables below.