Saudi Arab car sales jumped 43% in September 2012. Toyota near 50%.

Thanks to outstanding economic environment, the Saudi Arab car market is fast growing. In September sales were 64.070, up 43.3% from last year with year-to-date sales at 520.000 units, up 16.6%. Focus2move.com held the full year 2012 forecast at 680.000 units, up 14% from previous year, the world’ 20th market this year.

Looking at the top brands performance:

Toyota was clearly the best, selling 30.840, more than three times from the second, for a share of 48.1%, up 8.0 points of share from August. Year-to-date September sales were 212.632 with a share of 40.9%. Toyota held 12 models in the top 30 and the best 4 models in the monthly ranking

Hyundai in 2nd posted 8.135 sales with a share of 12.7%, down 5.1 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date September sales were 92.754 with a share of 17.8%. Hyundai held 2 models in the Top 10.

Ford was 3rd in the month (4th year-to-date) with 4.351 units and a share of 7.1%, down 0.9 points from previous month. Year-to-date sales were 33.203 with a share of 6.4%. The top model was the Expedition, 7th this month.

Kia was 4th (3rd year-to-date) with 4.351 sales and a share of 6.8%, down 0.6 points from August. Year-to-date sales were 11.451 with a share of 6.6%. The top model was the Cerato 8th this month, followed by the Rio in 14th position.

Chevrolet was 5th, selling 3.547 units with a share of 5.5%, up 0.2 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 10.155 with a share of 6.2%. The best-selling model was the Tahoe, 18th this month.

Isuzu in 6th sold 2.468 units for a share of 3.9%, up 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 6.946 with a share of 4.5%. The Isuzu D-Max was 10th this month.

GMC in 7th sold 2.300 units with a share of 3.6%, up 0.3 points from August. Year-to-date sales were 5.830 with a share of 4.2%.

Honda was 8th, selling 1.257 vehicles with a share of 2.0%, down 0.9 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 4.341 with a share of 2.2%.

Lexus grew up in 9th and was the leader of luxury segment with 885 sales and a share of 1.4%.

In the table below, the Top 20 Brands, ranked for the year-to-date position:

Rank

Brand

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

Q1

Q2

Aug

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

1

Toyota

30.840

76.117

212.632

39,2%

39,4%

40,1%

48,1%

44,0%

40,9%

2

Hyundai

8.135

27.236

92.754

19,9%

17,9%

17,8%

12,7%

15,7%

17,8%

3

Kia

4.351

11.451

34.236

7,0%

6,2%

7,4%

6,8%

6,6%

6,6%

4

Ford

4.569

12.606

33.203

5,7%

6,1%

8,0%

7,1%

7,3%

6,4%

5

Chevrolet

3.547

10.155

32.451

6,1%

6,7%

5,3%

5,5%

5,9%

6,2%

6

Isuzu

2.468

6.946

23.661

5,2%

4,5%

3,6%

3,9%

4,0%

4,5%

7

GMC

2.300

5.830

21.782

4,0%

5,1%

3,3%

3,6%

3,4%

4,2%

8

Honda

1.257

4.341

11.541

2,2%

2,0%

2,9%

2,0%

2,5%

2,2%

9

Daihatsu

664

2.245

8.453

1,8%

1,8%

1,4%

1,0%

1,3%

1,6%

10

Lexus

885

2.288

6.632

1,2%

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

11

Renault

728

1.738

4.734

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

0,9%

12

Dodge

685

1.848

4.371

0,8%

0,7%

1,4%

1,1%

1,1%

0,8%

13

Mitsubishi

388

1.124

4.105

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

14

Mazda

289

914

3.252

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

15

Nissan

242

777

3.177

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

16

Bmw

262

900

2.395

0,5%

0,4%

0,8%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

17

Fuso

259

595

2.304

0,5%

0,5%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

18

Jeep

362

975

2.141

0,3%

0,3%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

0,4%

19

Suzuki

275

771

1.988

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

20

Mercedes

207

511

1.794

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

Looking at the best models, the leader Toyota Hilux sold 7.397 units with a share of 11.5, up 3.4 points of share from the previous month.

Corolla in 2nd sold 5.509 units with a share of 8.6%, up 1.4 points from August. In third position another Toyota, the Camry (4th year-to-date) that posted 5.091 units for a share of 7.9%, up 1.8 points from the previous month, followed by the Yaris (6th year-to-date) with 2.705 units sold and a share of 4.2%, up 1.2 points from August.

The Hyundai Accent was 5th (3rd year-to-date) with 1.946 units and 3.0% of share down 2.2 points from August.

This month, some positive performance were posted by the Kia Rio at 1.7%, up 0.4 points, the Toyota Sequoia at 1.7%, up 0.7 points and the Hyundai Santa Fe at 1.5%, up 1.2 points

Among losers there were the Elantra at 3.0%, down 1.6 points, the Ford Expedition at 2.8%, down 1.3 points, the Hyundai Sonata at 1.9%, down 1.4 points, Honda Accord at 1.6%, down 0.8 points and the Toyota Avalon at 1.1%, down 0.5 points

In the table below, the Top 50 best-selling models, ranked by last month position:

Rank Sep

Rank Aug

Rank Ytd

Model

Sep

Ytd Sep

Q1

Q2

Aug

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

1

1

1

Toyota Hilux

7.397

50.060

9,7%

9,4%

8,1%

11,5%

9,8%

9,6%

2

2

2

Toyota Corolla

5.509

36.803

6,5%

6,7%

7,2%

8,6%

8,1%

7,1%

3

3

4

Toyota Camry

5.091

27.944

4,9%

4,7%

6,1%

7,9%

6,6%

5,4%

4

8

6

Toyota Yaris

2.705

19.739

3,7%

3,9%

3,0%

4,2%

3,8%

3,8%

5

4

3

Hyundai Accent

1.946

29.846

7,1%

5,9%

5,2%

3,0%

4,3%

5,7%

6

5

5

Hyundai Elantra

1.938

23.257

5,0%

4,4%

4,6%

3,0%

4,0%

4,5%

7

6

8

Ford Expedition

1.824

14.813

2,1%

3,0%

4,1%

2,8%

3,4%

2,8%

8

9

13

Kia Cerato

1.389

10.440

1,9%

1,8%

2,8%

2,2%

2,4%

2,0%

9

14

16

Toyota Land Cruiser P/U

1.324

9.463

1,7%

1,9%

1,9%

2,1%

1,9%

1,8%

10

12

10

Isuzu D-Max

1.282

12.899

2,9%

2,4%

2,0%

2,0%

2,2%

2,5%

11

7

7

Hyundai Sonata

1.196

16.471

3,6%

3,2%

3,3%

1,9%

2,7%

3,2%

12

13

9

Toyota Land Cruiser

1.183

14.502

2,9%

3,1%

2,0%

1,8%

2,3%

2,8%

13

17

12

Toyota Fortuner

1.123

10.859

2,3%

2,2%

1,6%

1,8%

1,8%

2,1%

14

22

19

Kia Rio

1.107

7.326

1,5%

1,4%

1,3%

1,7%

1,4%

1,4%

15

25

25

Toyota Sequoia

1.094

5.407

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

1,7%

1,3%

1,0%

16

11

18

Toyota Prado

1.092

7.378

1,3%

1,4%

2,2%

1,7%

1,6%

1,4%

17

21

22

Toyota Innova

1.061

6.582

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

1,7%

1,4%

1,3%

18

15

11

Chevrolet Tahoe

1.055

12.580

2,6%

2,6%

1,8%

1,6%

2,0%

2,4%

19

19

20

Toyota Hiace

1.055

7.139

1,4%

1,2%

1,5%

1,6%

1,6%

1,4%

20

10

15

Honda Accord

1.050

9.771

1,9%

1,7%

2,4%

1,6%

2,1%

1,9%

21

16

14

GMC Yukon

993

9.962

1,7%

2,5%

1,6%

1,5%

1,5%

1,9%

22

54

33

Hyundai Santa Fe

948

3.513

0,6%

0,6%

0,3%

1,5%

0,8%

0,7%

23

20

23

Hyundai Tucson

821

6.447

1,2%

1,2%

1,4%

1,3%

1,4%

1,2%

24

23

17

Isuzu NPR

809

7.668

1,7%

1,5%

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

1,5%

25

29

36

Ford Crown Victoria

785

3.211

0,6%

0,5%

0,8%

1,2%

0,7%

0,6%

26

18

24

Toyota Avalon

709

5.700

1,0%

1,0%

1,6%

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

27

24

21

Daihatsu Gran Max

519

6.783

1,5%

1,4%

1,1%

0,8%

1,0%

1,3%

28

34

34

Toyota FJ Cruiser

502

3.351

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

0,6%

29

26

31

Chevrolet Malibu

489

3.771

0,6%

0,7%

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

30

57

48

Chevrolet Aveo

489

2.024

0,0%

0,6%

0,2%

0,8%

0,6%

0,4%

31

33

26

GMC Yukon XL

459

5.385

1,0%

1,4%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

1,0%

32

27

29

Toyota RAV4

438

4.212

0,7%

0,7%

1,0%

0,7%

1,0%

0,8%

33

28

28

Hyundai Azera

418

4.461

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

34

46

37

Chevrolet Suburban

379

3.090

0,6%

0,7%

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

35

38

40

Ford Fusion

351

2.706

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

36

40

43

Ford Edge

349

2.442

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

37

31

27

Kia Optima

338

5.147

1,4%

1,0%

0,8%

0,5%

0,6%

1,0%

38

52

42

Lexus LX

335

2.650

0,5%

0,6%

0,3%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

39

49

50

Chevrolet Silverado

322

1.974

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

40

35

45

Lexus ES

316

2.230

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

41

43

35

Ford Explorer

316

3.293

0,8%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

42

44

58

Hyundai Atos

307

1.285

0,2%

0,2%

0,4%

0,5%

0,3%

0,2%

43

45

47

Renault Logan

307

2.029

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

44

37

32

GMC Sierra

306

3.526

0,9%

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,7%

45

42

49

Chevrolet Caprice

286

1.991

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

46

30

39

Kia Sportage

272

2.969

0,6%

0,5%

0,8%

0,4%

0,6%

0,6%

47

39

46

Dodge Charger

264

2.116

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

48

36

38

Ford Taurus

257

2.979

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

0,7%

0,6%

49

55

44

Mitsubishi L200

209

2.322

0,5%

0,5%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

50

60

56

Toyota Dyna

206

1.347

0,3%

0,3%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

0,3%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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