United Arab Emirates: October ’12 Car Market surged 13%. Porsche Cayenne was 22nd!

The light passengers vehicles sales in October were 27.865 sales, up 13.4% from last year with the first 10 months at 256.000 sales, up 27.5% from last year.

Toyota as usual dominated, with 8.399 sales and a share of 33.2%, almost stable across the year. In the first 10 months, it sold 86.914 units and the share was 33.8%. We wish to note as UAE volumes for Toyota are higher than in Germany or UK. Toyota held 9 models in the top 20, including the Hilux, the year-to-date market leader and the Corolla raised in the 1st place last month.

Nissan in 2nd sold 4.300 units obtaining a share of 14.2%, down 0.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 37.453 units with a share of 14.6%. The best-selling model was the Sunny, stable in 7th place.

Fuso was 3rd with 1.480 sales and a share of 5.3%, up 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-dare it was 5th, outpacing Ford, with 10.799 sales and a share of 4.2%. The best-selling model was the Canter in third place.

Hyundai ranked in 4th place, with 1.444 sales and in spite of losing share from 5.9% to 5.2%. Year-to-dare sales were 15.939 with a share of 6.2%. The top selling model was the Accent, 17th this month.

Mitsubishi was 5th (4th year-to-date), down 2 spots, with 1.360 sales and 4.9% of share, down 1.2 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 15.258 with a share of 5.9%. The best-selling model was the Lancer, 10th this month, while the pick-up L200 dropped in 19th.

Ford was 6th with 1.056 sales and a share of 3.8%, down 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 10.559 with a share of 4.1%. The first Ford model was the Edge, in 29th place.

Kia was 7th with 839 sales and a share dropped at 3.0%, down 0.8 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 9.789 with a share of 3.8%. The top model was the Cerato, ranked 24th.

Honda was 8th, with 812 sales and a share of 2.9%, up 0.2 points from the previous month. YTD sales were 6.833 with a share of 2.7%. The top model was the Accord, 16th.

Chevrolet was 9th with 799 sales and a share of 2.9%, stable from Q3. YTD volumes were 6.245 with a share of 2.4%

Bmw was 10th and leader of the luxury segment, with 758 units and a share of 2.7%, up 0.1 points from the previous month. YTD it was 8th with 7.498 sales and a share of 2.9%. The best-selling model was the Seven Series, surged in 27th place this month.

In the table below, the Top 25 Brands ranked by year-to-date position:

Rank

Brand

Oct

Ytd Oct

Q2

Sep

Q3

Oct

Ytd Oct

1

Toyota

8.399

86.914

35,7%

33,1%

34,4%

30,1%

33,9%

2

Nissan

4.300

37.453

14,5%

15,0%

14,5%

15,4%

14,6%

3

Hyundai

1.444

15.939

6,5%

5,9%

6,3%

5,2%

6,2%

4

Mitsubishi

1.360

15.258

6,4%

6,1%

5,8%

4,9%

5,9%

5

Fuso

1.480

10.799

3,7%

5,0%

4,3%

5,3%

4,2%

6

Ford

1.056

10.559

4,0%

4,1%

3,7%

3,8%

4,1%

7

Kia

839

9.789

4,0%

3,8%

3,8%

3,0%

3,8%

8

Bmw

758

7.498

3,2%

2,7%

2,6%

2,7%

2,9%

9

Honda

812

6.833

2,2%

2,7%

3,1%

2,9%

2,7%

10

Chevrolet

799

6.245

2,1%

2,8%

2,8%

2,9%

2,4%

11

Lexus

735

5.832

2,3%

2,2%

2,4%

2,6%

2,3%

12

Mercedes

564

4.726

1,6%

1,9%

1,7%

2,0%

1,8%

13

Volkswagen

707

4.586

1,4%

2,0%

2,1%

2,5%

1,8%

14

Audi

382

2.942

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

15

GMC

302

2.549

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

16

Land Rover

253

2.495

0,9%

0,8%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

17

Mazda

315

2.145

0,7%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

0,8%

18

Isuzu

216

2.049

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

19

Jeep

160

1.902

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

20

Porsche

297

1.743

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

1,1%

0,7%

21

Renault

167

1.641

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

22

Peugeot

159

1.647

0,5%

0,9%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

23

Infiniti

170

1.486

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

24

Dodge

164

1.332

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

25

Suzuki

86

1.255

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

0,3%

0,5%

Looking at the best models, a new leader surged on top of the market from the previous 5th place. It was the Toyota Corolla, with 1.555 units and a share of 5.6%, just few units ahead of the King of the Desert, the Toyota Hilux, 2nd this month while confirming the leadership year-to-date, with 1.547 units and 5.6% of share.

The Fuso Carter was 3rd (5th year-to-date) with 1.314 units and 4.7% of share, up 0.4 points from the previous month.

Behind, there were others three Toyota’s, the Land Cruiser in 4th, the Camry in 5th and the Prado in 6th.

In 7th and 8th there were the Nissan Sunny and Patrol , followed by the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Looking behind, remarkable the Hyundai Accent in 17th, from the 22nd, and the BMW 7 Series in 23rd from 51st.

The Porsche Cayenne surged in 22nd, probably the best ranking in the world!

In the table below the Top 40 models ranked for last month position:

Rank Oct

Rank Sep

Rank Ytd

Model

Oct

Ytd Oct

Q2

Sep

Q3

Oct

Ytd Oct

1

5

4

Toyota Corolla

1.555

11.128

4,2%

3,8%

3,7%

5,6%

4,3%

2

1

1

Toyota Hilux

1.547

16.929

6,4%

7,4%

7,9%

5,6%

6,6%

3

2

5

Fuso Canter

1.314

9.699

3,4%

4,3%

3,8%

4,7%

3,8%

4

4

2

Toyota Land Cruiser

910

11.906

5,6%

3,9%

4,3%

3,3%

4,6%

5

6

6

Toyota Camry

842

8.158

3,2%

3,5%

3,4%

3,0%

3,2%

6

3

3

Toyota Prado

759

11.791

5,3%

4,0%

5,3%

2,7%

4,6%

7

    7

16

Nissan Sunny-N17

758

4.070

1,4%

1,0%

0,9%

2,7%

1,6%

8

12

9

Nissan Patrol

685

5.480

2,1%

2,0%

1,8%

2,5%

2,1%

9

11

11

Toyota Land Cruiser P/U

657

5.225

2,5%

2,0%

2,1%

2,4%

2,0%

10

14

13

Mitsubishi Lancer

611

4.623

1,6%

2,0%

1,7%

2,2%

1,8%

11

8

8

Nissan Tiida

598

5.709

2,1%

2,3%

2,0%

2,1%

2,2%

12

15

15

Toyota Hiace

567

4.555

1,8%

1,7%

1,7%

2,0%

1,8%

13

10

10

Nissan Altima

492

5.295

2,0%

2,1%

2,5%

1,8%

2,1%

14

9

7

Toyota Yaris

490

5.864

2,4%

2,3%

1,9%

1,8%

2,3%

15

16

14

Nissan D22

470

4.607

2,4%

1,7%

2,1%

1,7%

1,8%

16

19

19

Honda Accord

399

3.382

1,0%

1,4%

1,4%

1,4%

1,3%

17

22

20

Hyundai Accent

366

3.110

1,2%

0,9%

1,0%

1,3%

1,2%

18

17

18

Toyota Fortuner

343

3.960

1,6%

1,5%

1,5%

1,2%

1,5%

19

13

12

Mitsubishi L200

320

4.664

2,2%

2,0%

1,8%

1,1%

1,8%

20

23

21

Lexus LX

313

2.765

1,2%

0,8%

0,9%

1,1%

1,1%

21

18

17

Mitsubishi Pajero

284

3.971

1,6%

1,4%

1,5%

1,0%

1,5%

22

34

40

Porsche Cayenne

246

1.279

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,9%

0,5%

23

51

47

BMW 7 Series

243

983

0,3%

0,1%

0,3%

0,9%

0,4%

24

26

31

Kia Cerato

230

1.869

0,7%

0,8%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

25

21

26

Kia Sportage

218

2.325

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

26

24

25

Hyundai Tucson

217

2.365

0,9%

1,0%

1,2%

0,8%

0,9%

27

30

30

Isuzu NPR

191

1.871

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

28

32

23

Hyundai Sonata

185

2.447

1,2%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

1,0%

29

28

28

Ford Edge

185

2.130

1,0%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

30

27

36

Nissan Urvan

185

1.431

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

31

29

34

BMW 5 Series

179

1.566

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

32

37

32

Ford Explorer

172

1.581

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

33

36

37

Range Rover Sport

159

1.373

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

34

25

29

Toyota Coaster

150

1.544

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

0,5%

0,6%

35

20

22

Hyundai Elantra

148

2.478

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

0,5%

1,0%

36

38

33

Toyota FJ Cruiser

138

1.574

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

37

42

49

Lexus RX

129

986

0,3%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

38

41

48

Ford Focus

125

949

0,2%

0,5%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

39

45

35

Mercedes E-Class

124

1.474

0,6%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

40

35

45

Chevrolet Cruze

120

1.028

0,3%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

The above table was elaborated by focus2move.com sourcing local manufacturers and www.bestsellingcarsblog.com.

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