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Kuwait: 2013 Car Market hit again the all-time sales record.

Accordingly with data collected by focus2move through manufacturers, local operators and press, in 2013 the light passenger vehicles market was really strong, with sales fled at 180k units a new all-time record, the third in a row, with over 40k sales more than in the previous year. The 30% increase reported by the market was one of the best performance in absolute worldwide. At the end of the year Kuwait was the World’s 41st market.

Car demand is kept up by growing GDP, strong investments in non-oil sectors and growing population for high workers immigration. Recently, income distribution has been progressively more equalized and the growth of a new middle class will further generate growing demand for consumer’s goods like vehicles.

As in all Gulf area, the Lion of the desert is Toyota, despite in this country its market share is lower than in others. Last year Toyota recorded over 56k sales with share at 31.3%, up 1 points from the previous year. Behind, Nissan was second again gaining 1.3 points of share at 13.1% followed by Hyundai, Chevrolet and Kia.

Toyota Prado and Hilux were stable as best-selling  models while Nissan D22 advanced in third place ahead of other three Toyota models, Corolla, Camry and Land Cruiser.

Focus2move projects for the entire year a new all-time record, the 4th in a row, with total volume above 150.000 units, a really significant level for such a small country.

In the interactive tables below you can sort thru the All brands and Best-selling models as you like:

Rank 2013 Rank 2012 Brand Dec 2013 H1 ’13 Q3 Q4 2013 2012
1 1 Toyota 5.988 56.496 28,8% 31,6% 34,5% 31,3% 30,3%
2 2 Nissan 1.845 23.698 14,8% 13,6% 10,4% 13,1% 11,8%
3 4 Hyundai 1.120 14.523 8,2% 8,7% 7,2% 8,0% 7,8%
4 3 Chevrolet 1.410 11.531 6,2% 5,2% 7,7% 6,4% 8,4%
5 5 Kia 1.145 11.379 6,4% 6,3% 6,2% 6,3% 7,0%
6 6 Mitsubishi 1.245 9.957 5,4% 4,4% 6,7% 5,5% 5,7%
7 7 Ford 584 5.917 3,5% 3,3% 2,9% 3,3% 4,9%
8 9 Lexus 480 5.128 2,9% 3,0% 2,7% 2,8% 2,7%
9 8 GMC 380 4.649 2,6% 2,8% 2,3% 2,6% 3,4%
10 10 BMW 260 4.457 2,7% 3,1% 1,6% 2,5% 2,2%
11 13 Volkswagen 448 4.297 2,4% 2,5% 2,3% 2,4% 1,9%
12 11 Honda 441 3.095 1,3% 2,0% 2,1% 1,7% 2,0%
13 12 Dodge 344 2.831 1,4% 1,6% 1,7% 1,6% 1,9%
14 30 Chrysler 165 2.819 2,5% 1,0% 0,8% 1,6% 0,2%
15 18 Porsche 288 2.098 1,1% 1,1% 1,4% 1,2% 0,8%

Rank 2013 Rank 2012 Model Dec ’13 Sales 2013 H1 2013 Q3 2013 Q4 2013 Dec 2013 Share 2013
1 1 Toyota Prado 1.358 15.914 6,7% 10,8% 9,9% 7,5% 8,8%
2 2 Toyota Hilux 683 7.545 4,9% 3,6% 3,7% 3,8% 4,2%
3 7 Nissan D22 465 5.810 4,5% 2,0% 2,5% 2,6% 3,2%
4 5 Toyota Corolla 617 5.659 2,9% 3,2% 3,3% 3,4% 3,1%
5 3 Toyota Camry 484 4.990 2,8% 2,9% 2,6% 2,7% 2,8%
6 4 Toyota Land Cruiser 359 4.019 2,6% 2,0% 1,9% 2,0% 2,2%
7 10 Nissan Patrol 219 3.437 2,8% 1,3% 1,2% 1,2% 1,9%
8 9 Mitsubishi Pajero 185 2.863 1,8% 2,0% 1,0% 1,0% 1,6%
9 23 Nissan Sunny 211 2.861 2,3% 1,0% 1,1% 1,2% 1,6%
10 17 Mitsubishi Lancer 257 2.732 1,6% 1,6% 1,4% 1,4% 1,5%
11 6 Chevrolet Tahoe 236 2.730 1,7% 1,6% 1,3% 1,3% 1,5%
12 60 Chrysler 300C 67 2.259 2,5% 0,3% 0,4% 0,4% 1,3%
13 12 Hyundai Tucson 191 2.247 1,5% 1,2% 1,0% 1,1% 1,2%
14 18 Hyundai Elantra 153 2.243 1,7% 1,0% 0,8% 0,8% 1,2%
15 8 Nissan Altima 195 2.195 1,3% 1,2% 1,1% 1,1% 1,2%
16 22 Hyundai Accent 212 2.098 1,2% 1,1% 1,2% 1,2% 1,2%
17 14 Dodge Charger 225 2.092 1,0% 1,3% 1,2% 1,2% 1,2%
18 11 GMC Sierra 211 1.962 1,0% 1,1% 1,1% 1,2% 1,1%
19 13 Chevrolet Silverado 172 1.904 1,2% 0,9% 0,9% 1,0% 1,1%
20 26 Kia Optima 113 1.634 1,1% 0,9% 0,6% 0,6% 0,9%

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