2013 UAE Car Market rose 16%. Toyota posted 5 models in top 5.

Accordingly with data collected by focus2move with local operators and media, UAE light passenger vehicles market in 2013 achieved the record volume of 362.838 sales, a robust increase of 16.6% from 2012. This level was almost the double of that achieved in 2009 after the global financial crisis.

During 2013 the United Arab Emirates car market kept the momentum further booming sales and achieving the second best level ever, at double volume from 2009. Toyota run ahead achieving a record volume of 122k while BMW advanced as best premium brand.

In the country the debate is raising around the car prices practiced by local dealers compared with neighboring countries, KSA overall, that have created a huge level of grey market (estimated at 90k per year). In last October the Ministry of Economy has asked local auto dealerships to cut car prices in order to close the price disparity between their cars and those imported directly from other countries in the Gulf region through unofficial channels.

Local media reported that the government has set up a committee dedicated to determining how UAE car dealers can reduce prices. The ministry says the price gap can be as large as $8,000 (Dh29,000) for some vehicles, leading to a competitive advantage for unauthorized vehicle import agencies. Should the government manage to persuade local dealers to cut their prices, this would likely lead to greater numbers of official new car sales, which would climb at 450k in short time.

Toyota kept dominating the market although raising competition and ended the year with over 120k, new record volume, with share at 33%.

Nissan ranked in second with 55k while Mitsubishi outpaced Hyundai conquering the third place. The best premium brand was BMW, ranked 8th with over 10k

The five best-selling model are Toyota’s, with Corolla leading with 19k ahead of Land Cruiser with 18k, Prado, Hilux and Camry respectively with 16k, 16k and 13k.

First non-Toyota model was Nissan Prado with 9k while the best premium model was Lexus LX with 3.8k. In the table below, the Top 15 Brands ranking:

Rank Dec

Rank 2013

Brand

Dec ’13

Sales 2013

Share H1 2013

Q3 2013

Q4 2013

Nov 2013

Dec 2013

Share 2013

1

1

Toyota

10.604

122.260

33,8%

32,8%

34,4%

34,4%

33,5%

33,7%

2

2

Nissan

4.704

55.398

15,9%

15,1%

14,3%

14,6%

14,9%

15,3%

4

3

Mitsubishi

1.688

22.791

7,2%

5,6%

5,3%

5,2%

5,3%

6,3%

3

4

Hyundai

1.715

20.800

6,1%

5,5%

5,2%

5,3%

5,4%

5,7%

7

5

Ford

1.247

15.432

4,0%

4,6%

4,4%

3,9%

3,9%

4,3%

6

6

Kia

1.287

14.065

3,6%

4,3%

4,0%

4,0%

4,1%

3,9%

5

7

Fuso

1.387

12.951

3,0%

3,8%

4,3%

4,4%

4,4%

3,6%

8

8

BMW

850

10.200

2,9%

2,8%

2,7%

2,6%

2,7%

2,8%

10

9

Honda

815

9.509

2,7%

2,6%

2,5%

2,5%

2,6%

2,6%

9

10

Chevrolet

823

8.479

2,2%

2,5%

2,5%

2,6%

2,6%

2,3%

12

11

Lexus

679

8.030

2,3%

2,2%

2,1%

2,1%

2,1%

2,2%

11

12

Volkswagen

741

7.331

1,7%

2,3%

2,3%

2,3%

2,3%

2,0%

13

13

Mercedes

541

6.351

1,6%

2,1%

1,8%

1,7%

1,7%

1,8%

14

14

Audi

462

4.576

1,3%

1,1%

1,4%

1,4%

1,5%

1,3%

15

15

Land Rover

387

4.515

1,3%

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

In the table below the Top 25 models ranked for last month position:

Rank Dec

Rank 2013

Model

Dec ’13

Sales 2013

H1 2013

Q3 2013

Q4 2013

Dec 2013

Share 2013

Share 2012

1

1

Toyota Corolla

1.736

19.197

5,0%

5,7%

5,4%

5,5%

5,3%

3,2%

2

2

Toyota Land Cruiser

1.609

18.402

5,0%

5,3%

5,0%

5,1%

5,1%

3,2%

4

3

Toyota Prado

1.179

16.568

5,4%

3,9%

3,7%

3,7%

4,6%

3,2%

5

4

Toyota Hilux

1.145

16.006

5,2%

3,8%

3,6%

3,6%

4,4%

4,6%

3

5

Toyota Camry

1.418

13.240

2,7%

4,7%

4,4%

4,5%

3,6%

2,2%

7

6

Nissan Patrol

750

9.617

2,8%

2,8%

2,2%

2,4%

2,7%

1,6%

9

7

Nissan D22

590

8.543

2,8%

2,0%

1,9%

1,9%

2,4%

1,3%

8

8

Nissan Sunny

600

8.308

2,4%

2,4%

1,9%

1,9%

2,3%

1,2%

6

9

Fuso Canter

962

7.642

1,1%

3,2%

3,0%

3,0%

2,1%

2,8%

14

10

Mitsubishi Pajero

400

6.760

2,5%

1,3%

1,3%

1,3%

1,9%

1,2%

11

11

Toyota Hiace

531

6.682

2,0%

1,8%

1,7%

1,7%

1,8%

1,3%

10

12

Nissan Altima

589

6.210

1,5%

1,9%

1,8%

1,9%

1,7%

1,4%

24

13

Toyota Land Cruiser P/U

284

6.078

2,5%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

1,7%

1,6%

15

14

Toyota Yaris

386

5.180

1,6%

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,4%

1,6%

16

15

Toyota Fortuner

357

5.092

1,7%

1,2%

1,1%

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

32

16

Mitsubishi Lancer

200

4.392

1,7%

0,9%

0,6%

0,6%

1,2%

1,3%

18

17

Honda Accord

312

4.324

1,3%

1,4%

0,7%

1,0%

1,2%

0,9%

45

18

Mitsubishi L200

114

4.302

2,1%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

1,2%

1,3%

20

19

Hyundai Elantra

306

4.040

1,2%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

0,7%

12

20

Lexus LX

441

3.827

1,1%

1,2%

0,9%

1,4%

1,1%

0,8%

25

21

Hyundai Accent

280

3.818

1,2%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

1,1%

0,9%

19

22

Nissan Sentra

307

3.642

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

0,0%

14

23

Mitsubishi Lancer EX

400

3.531

0,4%

1,8%

1,3%

1,3%

1,0%

0,0%

21

24

Hyundai Tucson

293

3.482

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,7%

17

25

Toyota Coaster

318

3.183

0,7%

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

0,4%

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