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United Arab Emirates First Half 2018: Nissan Patrol sails off to 12.6%

One in 8 new vehicles sold in the UAE so far in 2018 is a Nissan Patrol.

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New car sales in the United Arab Emirates take a 19% hit over the First Half of 2018 to 107.299, a drop that reduces drastically to -10% when comparing the same set of manufacturers, in effect removing the VW and BMW Groups from 2017 figures as these have not reported 2018 sales – and the BMW brand alone held 6.6% of the UAE market a year ago. Toyota (-21%) retains the brand leadership with 28.6% share vs. 29.6% a year ago, but Nissan (+25%) is catching up fast, brilliantly improving this share from 16.7% to 25.8% in the space of just a year. In third place, Mitsubishi (+1%) also sees its share jump from 9.6% over H1 2017 to 12% now. Reversely, Hyundai (-48%), Kia (-32%), Lexus (-31%) and Ford (-20%) all freefall just below, with Lincoln (+59%), Land Rover (+39%) and Citroen (+13%) the only other double-digit gainers in market.

The Range Rover Velar lands directly at #40.

Logically given the brand’s behaviour this year, the Nissan Patrol (+35%) tightens its grip on the Emirati models ranking even further, seeing its share jump an astounding five percentage points from 7.6% a year ago to 12.6% so far in 2018. The Toyota Land Cruiser (-17%) is totally overwhelmed, only managing to maintain its share at 6.7%, and is now threatened by the Mitsubishi Pajero (+49%) in even great shape than the Patrol and seeing its share almost double from 3.3% in H1 2017 to 6% now. The Nissan Sunny (+63%) leaps up 5 spots to #4 and #1 passenger car, overtaking the Toyota Hilux (-14%), Prado (-11%), Mitsubishi Lancer EX (-28%) and Toyota Camry (-40%). The Toyota Fortuner (-8%) breaks into the Top 10 despite a sales decline but it’s the Nissan Kicks (+124%) that lodges the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 100 hitting a record #11. The Range Rover Velar (#40) is the most popular recent launch (<12 months) ahead of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#53), Chevrolet Equinox (#84) and Toyota Rush (#91) launched in June.

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United Arab Emirates Full Year 2017: Nissan Patrol surprise leader

The Nissan Patrol outsells its archenemy the Toyota Land Cruiser to rank #1 in the UAE.

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New car sales in the United Arab Emirates sink a steep 15.2% year-on-year in 2017 to 271.123 registrations. Toyota limits its fall to -13% and as a result climbs back above the symbolic 30% share milestone at 30.5% vs. 29.7% a year ago. Nissan does even better with a slim 1% drop triggering a 2.5 percentage point increase of its market share from 15.2% to 17.7%. Mitsubishi on the other hand falls heavily at -18% to 9% share in third place. BMW (-1%), Kia (-1%), Chevrolet (-3%), Lexus (-6%) and Honda (-13%) all beat the market in the Top 10 whereas Hyundai (-54%) and Ford (-21%) implode. Further down, Citroen (+140%), Geely (+62%), Ram (+42%), Peugeot (+38%), Volvo (+27%), Mazda (+17%) and Dodge (+8%) all impress with sizeable gains.

The BMW X5 is up to 7th place overall in the UAE.

Big event in the UAE models ranking: for only the second time in the past 8 years, a Toyota isn’t the best-seller, this honour going to the Nissan Patrol thanks to deliveries surging 36% to a sumptuous 7.8% market share, knocking its archenemy the Toyota Land Cruiser – leader in 2016 – down 3% to #2. The Toyota Hilux (-25%) rounds up the podium like in 2016, followed this time by the Toyota Prado (-6%), Mitsubishi Lancer EX (-21%) and Toyota Camry (+19%). The BMW X5 (+11%) climbs up two spots to a stunning 7th place overall and the Nissan Kicks (#24) is the best-selling all-new launch in UAE for 2017 as is the case in most Middle-Eastern markets. It is followed here by the Mazda CX-3 (#130), Geely X7 Sport (#140) and Range Rover Velar (#146).

Geely sales are up 62% in the UAE in 2017, partly thanks to the new X7 Sport aka Boyue.

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United Arab Emirates November 2017: Nissan Patrol strong leader

The Nissan Patrol continues to dominate the UAE market.

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New car sales in the United Arab Emirates slow down their decline in November at -3.8% to 22.870 units, leading to a year-to-date volume down 14.4% to 242.637 registrations. Toyota remains the most popular carmaker in the country by far but drops much faster than the market at -17% to 28.5% share vs. 30.3% so far this year. In contrast, Nissan gains 14% to 18% share, BMW is up 31% to 9.7% in third place and Mitsubishi up 18% to 9.2% at #4. Ram (+152%), Volvo (+123%), Honda (+99%), Peugeot (+98%), Suzuki (+85%) Mazda (+57%), Mini (+24%) and Jeep (+21%) also impress.

The BMW X5 is up to #3 in the UAE in November. 

The Nissan Patrol (+29%) brilliantly holds onto the models pole position with 8.2% share vs. 7.5% year-to-date, frankly outselling its archenemy the Toyota Land Cruiser down 11% to 5.9% for the month vs. 6.7% year-to-date. The BMW X5 shoots up 35% to third place vs. #7 so far in 2017, followed by the Mitsubishi Pajero (+29% and making the Top 4 100% composed of large SUVs), Toyota Camry (+42%) and Hilux (-27%). Further down, the Mitsubishi Lancer EX (+36%), Nissan Sunny (+64%), Mitsubishi L200 (+51%), Nissan Altima (+54%), BMW 5 Series (+739%) and Honda Accord (+617%) make themselves noticed in the Top 25. The Nissan Kicks (#26) is the only recent launch in the Top 50, distancing the Range Rover Velar (#53) and Mazda CX-3 (#82).

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United Arab Emirates August 2017: Nissan Patrol up 67% to 10.3% share

The Nissan Patrol holds 10.3% of the UAE market in August. 

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New car sales in the UAE are down 12% year-on-year in August to 21.027 units, faring a little better than year-to-date down a harsh 18% to 173.921 registrations. Leader Toyota follows the market with a 13% decline to 31.6% market share vs. 30.3% year-to-date, but once again Nissan stands out as the only manufacturer to gain ground in the Top 10 with a splendid 25% year-on-year increase to 21.9% share vs. 17.2% so far in 2017. Mitsubishi (-3%), Kia (-8%) and BMW (-9%) lose less ground than the market but Ford (-20%), Chevrolet (-23%), Honda (-42%) and most strikingly Hyundai (-69%) all freefall. Further down the ranking, GMC (+17%), Mazda (+44%), Hino (+22%) and Peugeot (+5%) are the only Top 25 carmakers in positive, with Lincoln (+150%), Ram (+118%) and McLaren (+100%) dominating smaller brands. Chinese SAIC-MG (+7%) and Geely (+32%) also both gain ground year-on-year.

The BMW X5 ranks at a stunning 5th place in the UAE in August. 

Over in the models ranking, the Nissan Patrol soars 67% year-on-yera to break the 10% market share barrier at 10.3%, increasing the gap over its archenemy the Toyota Land Cruiser down 5% to 7.5% share. Year-to-date, the Patrol also leads with 7.4% of the market thanks to deliveries up 35% vs. -7% and 6.7% for the Land Cruiser. In August, the Toyota Prado jumps 42% to land in third position, with the Mitsubishi Lancer EX also very impressive at #4 and +64%. Even though the BMW X5 is up just 5%, this means an outstanding 5th place overall for the luxury SUV in the UAE. Toyota also places the Hilux (-53%), Camry (+16%) and Corolla (+6%) in the Top 8. Notice also the Ford Escape up 162% to #24 thanks to the new generation. The Nissan Kicks (#24) dominates recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Geely Emgrand GT (#101), Fiat Fullback (#128, Dodge Neon (#137), Chevrolet Trailblazer (#141) and Mazda CX-3 (#144).

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United Arab Emirates First Half 2017: Nissan Patrol cements top spot

The Nissan Patrol confirms its newfound leadership in the UAE. 

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The United Arab Emirates new car market is down a harsh 19% year-on-year over the First Half of 2017 to 132.261 registrations. Market leader Toyota follows the market with a 20% drop to 29.6% share, a fair distance above Nissan down 15% to 16.7% and Mitsubishi down 33% to 9.6%. BMW remains 4th but improves to 6.6% share thanks to sales down just 9%. Kia actually improves 7%, gains thee spots compared to the same period in 2016 to land in 5th place overall. Lexus (-4%) is up one spot to #6 but Ford (-28%) and Hyundai (-51%) both freefall. Jeep (-2%) is up four ranks to #13, Mazda (-3%) up two to #16 and Dodge (+16%) is the only other manufacturer showing a positive result in the Top 20. Further down, Peugeot (+11%), Cadillac (+18%), Maserati (+21%), Geely (+15%) and MG (+32%) are also progressing.

The BMW X5 breaks into the UAE Top 10 over the period. 

In the models ranking, we are witnessing a historical change of guard between a long favourite, the Toyota Land Cruiser, down 5% year-on-year to 6.6% share, and the new UAE leader the Nissan Patrol, up a spectacular 39% on the same period last year. The Patrol thus becomes the only nameplate with a five-digit sales figure in the UAE halfway through 2017. Below, the Toyota Hilux (-32%), Mitsubishi Lancer EX (-39%) and Pajero (-41%) are all in freefall while the Toyota Prado (-3%), Camry (+3%) and most impressively the BMW X5 (+28%) improve their rankings. Other great performers in the UAE in 20178 include the Kia Sportage (+31%), BMW 7 Series (+24%) breaking into the Top 20, the Kia Cerato (+50%) and Mitsubishi ASX (+507%). As it is the case in almost every country in the region, the Nissan Kicks is the most popular newcomer at #36, distancing the Dodge Neon (#107) – a rebadged Fiat Tipo sedan, the Chevrolet Trailblazer (#110), Renault Talisman (#114) and Geely X7 Sport (#124).

The Dodge Neon lands just outside the UAE Top 100. 

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United Arab Emirates January-April 2017: Nissan Patrol beats all Toyotas

The Nissan Patrol is #1 in the UAE. Picture courtesy drivearabia.com

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New vehicle sales in the United Arab Emirates are down a harsh 23% year-on-year to 88.781 units. Leader Toyota remains ultra-dominant and manages to lose less ground than the market at -20%, resulting in a 29% market share. Nissan also holds its head above water at -22% to 16.1% share but Mitsubishi freefalls 45% to 9.2%. BMW (-13%), Chevrolet (-13%) and Lexus (-14%) lose less ground than the market inside the Top 10 but the best performer by far is Kia managing a 17% improvement to 4.3% share in 5th place vs. #7 over the Full Year 2016. Dodge (+24%), Hino (+10%), Peugeot (+42%), Maserati (+46%), Geely (+25%) and Lincoln (+43%) also manage a year-on-year gain inside the Top 30 albeit with much smaller volumes. At the other end of the scale, Ford (-30%), Volkswagen (-31%), Audi (-35%), Land Rover (-36%), Hyundai (-43%) and Renault (-49%) struggle.

The Geely X7 Sport has landed in the UAE. Picture uae.yallamotor.com

The UAE models ranking is the theatre of a rare event: a non-Toyota new leader. The Nissan Patrol manages to take the lead thanks to a much improved 7.8% market share vs. 4.9% over the Full Year 2016. It is the first time the Patrol leads a YTD ranking in the UAE since BSCB started following this market in 2005. It outsells its archenemy and 2016 leader the Toyota Land Cruiser by over 1.200 sales, a frank victory. The Toyota Hilux remains in third place while the Mitsubishi Lancer EX and Pajero exchange positions to #4 and #5 respectively. The Toyota Camry and Hiace both jump three spots to #7 and #9 respectively, making it six Toyotas in the Top 10 along with the Prado and Land Cruiser pickup. The BMW X5 brilliantly stays inside the Top 10 with an improved 2.7% share. Notice also the BMW 7 Series up to #19, the Kia Cerato up from #50 in FY2016 to #20, the Honda City up from #92 to #37 and the Mitsubishi ASX up from #98 to #39. The Nissan Kicks (#59) and Geely X7 Sport (#119) are the most popular newcomers.

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United Arab Emirates Full Year 2016: Land Cruiser takes control

First win in the UAE this decade for the Toyota Land Cruiser. Picture crankandpiston.com

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It’s a difficult year for new car sales in the UAE: down 23% to 319.878 registrations vs. a 415.897 amended total in 2015. Toyota is in line with the market at -25% to 95.064 and sees its share slide below the symbolic 30% at 29.7% for the year. In second place, Nissan’s share is unchanged at 15.2% with deliveries down 23%. Mitsubishi on the other hand takes a hit at -46% to drop from 13.3% in 2015 to 9.4% now but remains in third place. In fact, the entire Top 10 brands ranking is identical to 2015. BMW gains 5% to jump from 4.6% share to 6.3% at #4, ahead of Hyundai (-14%), Ford (-24%) and Kia (-11%).

The Nissan Patrol gains 3 spots to land in 2nd place in 2016. 

Lexus skids just 1% to improve from 2.5% to 3.3% share, while outside the Top 10 Hino (+2%), Bentley (+6%), Ram (+6%), Renault (+9%), Maserati (+14%), Jaguar (+15%), McLaren (+45%) and Ferrari (+68%) are some of the rare carmakers to register a sales hike this year, while Chinese Geely (+129%) and MG (+189%) take off. Finally, notice the arrival of Datsun with 3 mi-DO registered in December.

The BMW X5 breaks into the UAE Top 10… 

We have a new leader in the UAE models charts for 2016: thanks to deliveries down just 2%, the Toyota Land Cruiser leaps from third to first place for the first time this decade in the UAE at 18.328 units, a comfortable distance over its closest follower – and direct competitor – the Nissan Patrol, down 7% but up three ranks to #2 overall. The Toyota Hilux drops 27% and one rank to #3, ahead of the Mitsubishi Pajero (-30%) and Lancer EX (-59%), freak leader last year.

…while the 7 Series is up 198% to break into the Top 30. 

The Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup gains 4 spots to #7 and the BMW X5 breaks into the Top 10 at #9. Notice also the Nissan X-Trail up 24% to #18, the BMW 7 Series up 3-fold (!) to #28 thanks to the enw generation, the BMW X4 up 60% to #34 and the Renault Symbol up 179% to #38. The Hyundai Creta is the most popular all-new nameplate at #35, followed by the Lexus NX (#85), Renault Captur (#12( and Bentley Bentayga (#141)

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United Arab Emirates January-July 2016: Land Cruiser takes charge

Toyota Land Cruiser UAE July 2016The Toyota Land Cruiser tops the UAE sales charts so far in 2016. 

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Reflecting an overall gloomy trend in the Middle-East, new light vehicles in the United Arab Emirates are down a steep 20% year-on-year over the first 7 months of 2016 to 189.084 units. Toyota maintains its stranglehold on the market, selling almost double any other carmaker around with 56.983 units and 30.1% share vs. 30.019 and 15.9% for #2 Nissan. Mitsubishi falls 33% to 11.1% in third place above BMW, stunning at -2% and 6% share vs. 4.9% a year ago, Hyundai (-15%), Ford (-23$) and Lexus (-5%) round up the Top 5 with Infiniti (+1%), Dodge (+6%), Peugeot (+21%), Jaguar (+9%), Volvo (+12%) and Geely (+2600%) the only Top 30 carmakers posting year-on-year gains. Ram (#31), SAIC-MG (#33) and Opel (#35) also leap up.

bmw-7-series-uae-july-2016Sales of BMW 7 Series are up 5-fold in the UAE with the arrival of the new generation.

In the models ranking, thanks to sales down just 2% due to the arrival of the new generation, the Toyota Land Cruiser takes the lead of the UAE sales charts with 10.926 sales and 5.8% share, overtaking the Toyota Hilux at 9.195 (-29%) and the Mitsubishi Lancer EX at 8.517 (-37%). The Nissan Patrol (-19%), Mitsubishi Pajero (-16%) and Toyota Prado (-23%), all evolve roughly in the same category as the market leader but all fall sharply. The only nameplates managing a year-on-year sales gain inside the Top 20 are the Toyota Camry (+5%), Fortuner (+9%), Lexus LX (+2%) and Nissan X-Trail (+61%). Helping the brand achieve the 4th spot detailed above, the BMW X4 is up 182% to #32 and the 7 Series up 5-fold on the previous generation to #33. The Hyundai Creta lands at #36, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport at #69 and the Suzuki Vitara at #165. Full sales charts are below.

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United Arab Emirates January-April 2016: Mitsubishi Lancer EX stays #1, Pajero up to #3

Mitsubishi Lancer EX UAE April 2016The Mitsubishi Lancer EX is once again the market favourite in the UAE. 

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New car sales in the UAE are down 18% year-on-year to 111.065 units during the first four months of 2016, reflecting the downward trend that is affecting the region. The Top 3 most popular manufacturers all evolve roughly like the market and more or less hold on to their market share: Toyota is down 21%, Nissan down 19% and Mitsubishi down 16%. Reversely, BMW manages to gain 1%, overtaking both Hyundai (-31%) and Ford (-28%) to soar to #4 brand overall. Lexus (-4%) also jumps two spots to #7, with Land Rover (-10%), Isuzu (-9%), Infiniti (+8%), Dodge (+3%), Jaguar (-5%), Volvo (+74%) and Ram (+52%) also outperforming the market. Geely (#30) and SAIC-MG (#31) are the only two Chinese brands in the ranking, while Opel makes an appearance at #34.

Mitsubishi Pajero UAE April 2016Mitsubishi Pajero

The Mitsubishi Lancer EX manages to stay atop the models ranking despite a 10% drop to 6.406 units, just enough to outsell the Toyota Land Cruiser at 6.333. Mitsubishi also places the Pajero at #3 with deliveries up 10% to 5.944, overtaking the Toyota Hilux (-39%). The Nissan Patrol (-13%) and Toyota Prado (-26%) hold onto their rankings while the Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup (-3%) is up four spots to #7. In fact, Toyota places 8 nameplates inside the Top 12, ending with the Fortuner up 24% to #12. Notice the Nissan X-Trail up 59% to #17, the BMW X4 up 206% to #27 and the Hyundai Creta landing directly at #37 with 758 units sold.

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United Arab Emirates Full Year 2015: Mitsubishi Lancer EX up to #1

Mitsubishi Lancer EX UAE 2015The Mitsubishi Lancer EX is the best-selling car in the UAE in 2015.

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New car sales in the United Arab Emirates are up 4% year-on-year in 2015 to 401.922 units, and Toyota remains ultra-dominant here despite sales down 1% that bring back its market share to 31.4% vs. 33.1% a year ago. Below Nissan up 2% to 15.7% share, the most spectacular evolution is delivered by Mitsubishi up a fantastic 62% to 55.413 units and 13.8% share vs. 8.9% in 2014. Even more impressive: Mitsubishi manages to place the Lancer EX above all Toyotas in 2015 thanks to sales up a whopping 173% to 27.553. An extraordinary performance by the Japanese manufacturer. BMW is up an equally impressive 24% to gain two spot and establish itself as the #4 brand in the country, bypassing Hyundai (-18%) and Ford (+1%). Further down, Land Rover is up 11%, Infiniti up 12%, GMC up 15%, Renault and Cadillac up 22% and Subaru up 54%.

BMW X5 UAE 2015. Picture courtesy carbonoctane.comExceptional year for the BMW X5: sales up 114% to #12 overall.

Over in the models sales charts, the Toyota Hilux gets knocked down to #2 below the Mitsubishi Lancer EX despite sales up 3% and an unchanged market share at 5.3%, the Toyota Land Cruiser is up 15% to #3, the Mitsubishi Pajero up a fantastic 40% and 3 spots to #4 and the Nissan Patrol up 9% to #5. This means the Toyota Prado (-20%) and Corolla (-10%), once leaders in their segments, get pushed down the ranking to #6 and #7 respectively. The other impressive surge in the Top 20 is delivered by the BMW X5 more than doubling its sales (+114%) thanks to the new generation to land at #12 with 8.191 units.

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