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Now updated with sales of all Toyota models.
After a one year-hiatus, our exclusive South Pacific islands coverage resumes on BSCB. Tonga is a Polynesian archipelago composed of 177 islands spread over 700.000 km2 (270.000 sq mi) and stretching over 800 km (500 mi) in a north-south line, about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii. It has 103.000 inhabitants, 70% of which lives on the main island of Tongatapu. See exact location on the map below.
The Tongan new car market is one of the smallest in the world, with just 63 units sold in 2017, up 12.5% on a year ago. This is Toyota territory through and through, with the Japanese manufacturer holding a gargantuan 84.1% market share vs. 80.4% in 2016 thanks to deliveries up 18%. Only Hyundai (9.5%) and Mazda (6.3%) are also present on the archipelago, whose car sales are for a large part used. The Toyota Hilux is estimated to top the Tongan models charts.
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Full Year 2017 Top 4 All-brands ranking vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.
Full Year 2017 sales of all Top 8 Toyota models.