04 June 2020

Saudi Arabia Sales : 2019


Over 550,000 light vehicles were sold here in 2019. That's up 32% compared to last year but someway short of some better years of late. Toyota and Hyundai are the go to brands when a car is required. They take half the sales! I'm not sure why this dominance is so pronounced.

There is a desire for the economy to move away from oil dependence, which is understandable. Toyota was approached to see if the company was interested in setting up a plant. It did due diligence but the decision there wasn't a business case for it. Perhaps Hyundai can find one instead.





19 Brand 2019 %




1 Toyota 152,044 27.5%




2 Hyundai 127,444 23.0%




3 Mazda 37,153 6.7%




4 GM 34,586 6.2%




5 Nissan 34,396 6.2%




6 Kia 30,180 5.5%




7 Isuzu 25,176 4.5%




8 Mitsubishi 17,698 3.2%




9 Ford 15,717 2.8%




10 Chrysler 13,723 2.5%




11 ChangAn 12,256 2.2%




12 Renault 9,101 1.6%




13 Lexus 8,971 1.6%




14 Honda 7,980 1.4%




15 MG 7,468 1.3%




16 Suzuki 3,815 0.7%




17 Geely 2,673 0.5%




18 Roewe 2,485 0.4%




19 BMW 2,084 0.4%




20 Land Rover 2,009 0.4%




21 Peugeot 1,081 0.2%




22 Genesis 959 0.2%




23 Hino 787 0.1%




24 Audi 419 0.1%




25 VW 413 0.1%




26 Fiat 389 0.1%




27 Volvo 170 0.0%




28 Maxus 156 0.0%




29 Subaru 142 0.0%




30 Alfa Romeo 35 0.0%




31 MINI 34 0.0%





Others 1,849 0.3%





Total 553,393

If anyone can add to what's below, please let me know by leaving a message at the end of the article or emailing me on rdc1234@gmail.com

UAE Sales : 2019


Sales for what I assume is cars and LCVs were 233,000 units, up 4% for the year. It's hard to know how accurate data is from this region. If anyone can add to what's below, please let me know by leaving a message at the end of the article or emailing me on rdc1234@gmail.com

Considering that the market is an open one as far as I understand, it's amazing one brand can command nearly 30% share, yet that is what Toyota did in 2019. Reliability must the a major factor in that. The premium brand that is also from the same company leads the premium sales as well, although not by much.





19 Brand 2019 %




1 Toyota 68,221 29.3%




2 Nissan 45,537 19.6%




3 Mitsubishi 29,131 12.5%




4 GM US 10,130 4.4%




5 Ford 8,191 3.5%




6 Lexus 7,618 3.3%




7 BMW 7,611 3.3%




8 Hyundai 6,978 3.0%




9 Kia 6,931 3.0%




10 Chrysler 5,885 2.5%




11 Honda 5,566 2.4%




12 Mazda 3,815 1.6%




13 Land Rover 3,769 1.6%




14 Renault 3,706 1.6%




15 Infiniti 2,633 1.1%




16 Hino 2,531 1.1%




17 Suzuki 2,388 1.0%




18 Peugeot 2,319 1.0%




19 MG 1,644 0.7%




20 Isuzu 1,334 0.6%




21 VW 1,171 0.5%




22 Audi 983 0.4%




23 Volvo 571 0.2%




24 Roewe 490 0.2%




25 MINI 430 0.2%




26 Geely 293 0.1%




27 Subaru 257 0.1%




28 Alfa Romeo 231 0.1%




29 Fiat 142 0.1%




30 Genesis 139 0.1%




31 ChangAn 125 0.1%




32 Opel 63 0.0%





Other 1,979 0.9%





Total 232,812

03 June 2020

Mauritius Passenger Car Sales : 2019


In this island nation in the Indian Ocean, car sales were down slightly in 2019, 2% to be precise. The nearly 8,200 sales for the year was up on the 2010's decade average of 6,700. In other words, that's a sizable 22% above the ten year average that has just concluded.

Kia retained its top spot, the third consecutive year it has been there. Hyundai had a poor 2018 but rebounded to come home second. Toyota lost its second place by just a single sale. Nissan was the best selling brand four years ago, but is now moving down the list. Both Land Rover and Jaguar had a good twelve months, passing Mazda in the process. Two new brands were Haval and Volvo.


16 17 18 19 Brand 2019 % +/-

4 1 1 1 Kia 1,145 14.0% -8%

3 2 6 2 Hyundai 939 11.5% 51%

2 3 2 3 Toyota 938 11.5% -8%

7 6 4 4 Suzuki 938 11.5% 19%

1 4 3 5 Nissan 671 8.2% -32%

5 5 5 6 BMW 588 7.2% -12%

6 7 7 7 Renault 470 5.7% -2%

11 11 11 8 Mitsubishi 452 5.5% 84%

8 8 9 9 Mercedes 336 4.1% 5%

10 9 8 10 Honda 330 4.0% -16%

9 10 10 11 Audi 241 2.9% -11%

15 14 13 12 Peugeot 170 2.1% 0%

12 12 12 13 Perodua 114 1.4% -37%

18 15 15 14 VW 101 1.2% -19%

20 18 18 15 Land Rover 94 1.1% 42%

16 17 17 16 Jaguar 86 1.1% 12%

14 13 14 17 Mazda 73 0.9% -56%

17 19 19 18 Citro├źn 71 0.9% 16%

13 16 16 19 Ford 68 0.8% -38%

19 22 22 20 MINI 66 0.8% 40%

25 24 24 21 MG 63 0.8% 117%

21 20 21 22 Porsche 53 0.6% 2%

23 21 20 23 Chrysler 35 0.4% -40%

25 23 23 23 SEAT 35 0.4% -10%

22 26 28 25 Proton 20 0.2% 54%

- - - 26 Haval 18 0.2% n/a

28 27 29 27 Infiniti 16 0.2% 78%

31 28 31 28 Subaru 8 0.1% 33%

- 30 33 28 Embuggy 8 0.1% 700%

- - - 28 Volvo 8 0.1% n/a

- 30 26 31 Moke 7 0.1% -56%

29 24 27 32 Fiat 6 0.1% -60%

32 29 30 33 Alfa Romeo 5 0.1% -29%


Others 15 0.2%

Total 8,188
-2%

Data source: NLTA.