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The Ugandan new vehicle market is down for the second consecutive year in 2017 at -11.9% to 2.175 registrations following a 11% drop in 2016. 1 Tonne pickup trucks hold a staggering 62% market share in the country in 2017. Brand leader Toyota falls faster than the market at -15%, resulting in a reduced share at a still crushingly dominant 39.1% vs. 40.8% in 2016. Conversely, Nissan surges 51% and two spots to land in 2nd place at 14.1%, overtaking Tata at 13.5% (+5%) and Mitsubishi at 11.7% (-17%). Isuzu soars 27% to break into the Top 5 with 10.3% while Mercedes (#7), Renault (#8) and Mazda (#10) all break into the Top 10. Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux is once again head and shoulders above the competition despite sales down 22% to 21.3% share, distancing the Mitsubishi L200 (-33%), Toyota Land Cruiser (+3%), Isuzu TFS (+32%) and Toyota Prado (-14%). The Nissan Patrol posts a 259% uplift to #6, the Mazda BT-50 is up 520% to #10 and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is up 107% to #11. Incredibly, the best-selling sedan only ranks 15th: it’s the Nissan Sentra with a modest 1% market share.
Full Year 2017 Top 10 brands and Top 15 models vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.