Archive for 2013 年 5 月 20 日

Bahrain Car Market was up 29% in November 2012. Toyota Prado in the sky.

Bahrain has one of most dynamic world’s car markets and November confirmed the trend with a 29% increase over last year. The 2012 is running towards the new all-time record with a yearly increase of 47%. Toyota above 40% of share.

 

 

Pushed by a very favorable economic environment, the Bahrain car market posted in November 3.717 sales, up 29.3%, with the 21st consecutive year-on-year increase. Year-to-date sales were 42.159, up 47.0% from last year and 2012 will post the new all-time record.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Toyota dominated the market, selling 1.524 units with a share of 41.0%, up 4.1 points of share from the previous month thanks to the large SUV Prado exploit. Year-to-date November sales were 15.883 with a share of 37.7%. Toyota held 10 models in the top 25, with the Prado as market leader and other 3 Toyota in the following positions.

Nissan was 2nd, selling 440 units with a share of 11.8%, down 2.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 5.700 with a share of 13.5%.Nissan held 4 models in the Top 25, with the Altima in 6th position.

Hyundai was 3rd, with 418 units and a share of 11.2%, down 0.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 4.950 with a share of 11.7%.The best-selling model was Tucson, 5th this month, while the Accent was 7th.

Mitsubishi climbed to the 4th position (6th year-to-date) selling 222 units with a share of 6.0%, up 0.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date November sales were 2.239 with a share of 5.3%.

Kia was 5th (4th year-to-date) selling 203 units with a share of 5.5%, up 3.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 2.418 with a share of 5.7%.

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

Rank

Brand

Nov

Ytd Nov

I Half

Q3

Oct

Nov

Ytd Nov

1

Toyota

1.524

15.883

38,5%

35,4%

36,9%

41,0%

37,7%

2

Nissan

440

5.700

12,8%

15,0%

14,6%

11,8%

13,5%

3

Hyundai

418

4.950

11,4%

12,4%

12,1%

11,2%

11,7%

4

Kia

203

2.418

6,5%

5,7%

2,1%

5,5%

5,7%

5

Honda

135

1.391

2,8%

3,8%

4,4%

3,6%

3,3%

6

Mitsubishi

222

2.239

4,9%

5,8%

5,6%

6,0%

5,3%

7

Lexus

149

1.241

2,7%

2,9%

3,7%

4,0%

2,9%

8

Ford

111

1.080

2,2%

3,0%

2,7%

3,0%

2,6%

9

Chevrolet

54

665

1,4%

1,8%

2,1%

1,5%

1,6%

10

Volkswagen

40

591

1,6%

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

1,4%

11

Mazda

46

570

1,3%

1,4%

1,6%

1,2%

1,4%

12

BMW

38

539

1,5%

1,0%

0,8%

1,0%

1,3%

13

Isuzu

43

514

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

14

Mercedes

27

466

1,1%

1,1%

1,8%

0,7%

1,1%

15

GMC

36

419

0,9%

1,4%

0,6%

1,0%

1,0%

16

Fuso

15

194

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

17

Dodge

26

348

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

18

Suzuki

10

326

0,8%

1,0%

0,2%

0,3%

0,8%

19

Infiniti

15

295

0,7%

0,8%

0,5%

0,4%

0,7%

20

Jeep

17

281

0,7%

0,8%

0,5%

0,5%

0,7%

21

Porsche

31

260

0,7%

0,3%

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

22

Land Rover

10

195

0,5%

0,5%

0,2%

0,3%

0,5%

23

Renault

16

135

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

24

Mini

5

43

0,1%

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

25

Hino

21

47

0,0%

0,1%

0,1%

0,6%

0,1%

Looking at the best-selling models, the Toyota Prado was the market leader (2nd last month and year-to-date) selling 426 units with a share of 11.5%, up 4.9 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.109 with a share of 7.4%.

The Land Cruiser was 2nd, with 296 units and a share of 8.0%,up 0.8 points from the previous month, followed by the Hilux in 3rd (4th last month and year-to-date) with 204 units and a share of 5.5%, up 1.1 points from October.

The Corolla was 4th (3rd last month and year-to-date) with 162 units and 4.4% of share, down 0.2 points from October, followed by the Hyundai Tucson in 5th (8th last month and 12th year-to-date) with 147 units and a share of 4.0%, up 0.8 points from the previous month

The Nissan Altima was 6th (5th last month and 14th year-to-date) with 127 units and 3.4% of share, down 0.2 points from the previous month, followed by the Accent in 7th (13th last month and 10th year-to-date) with 97 units and a share of 2.6%, up 0.7 points from October.

Behind it was a good month for the Lexus LX and RX, in 15thand 16th, up 10 spots from the last month, for the Kia Sorrento in 19th, up 14 spots and for the Hyundai Azera in 20th, up 25 spots from October. It wasn’t good for the Elantra in 22nd, down 16 spots.

In the table below, the Best 25 selling models, ranked for the last month position:

Rank Nov

Rank Oct

Rank Ytd

Models

Nov

Ytd Nov

I Half

Q3

Oct

Nov

Ytd Nov

1

2

2

Toyota Prado

426

3.109

6,7%

7,7%

6,6%

11,5%

7,4%

2

1

1

Toyota Land Cruiser

296

3.584

9,4%

7,5%

7,2%

8,0%

8,5%

3

4

4

Toyota Hilux

204

2.022

4,7%

5,0%

4,4%

5,5%

4,8%

4

3

3

Toyota Corolla

162

1.822

4,3%

4,3%

4,6%

4,4%

4,3%

5

8

12

Hyundai Tucson

147

1.312

2,6%

3,8%

3,2%

4,0%

3,1%

6

5

14

Nissan Altima

127

938

1,4%

3,0%

3,6%

3,4%

2,2%

7

13

10

Hyundai Accent

97

1.224

3,3%

2,6%

1,9%

2,6%

2,9%

8

10

9

Toyota Camry

88

1.227

3,3%

2,4%

2,5%

2,4%

2,9%

9

11

8

Honda Accord

88

704

1,6%

1,5%

2,2%

2,4%

1,7%

10

9

5

Toyota Hiace

79

1.223

3,2%

2,5%

3,0%

2,1%

2,9%

11

7

7

Nissan Sunny

73

1.058

2,0%

3,4%

3,3%

2,0%

2,5%

12

14

38

Toyota Avalon

60

598

1,5%

1,2%

1,7%

1,6%

1,4%

13

12

11

Toyota Yaris

57

494

1,3%

0,6%

2,0%

1,5%

1,2%

14

41

21

Kia Rio

55

653

1,8%

1,6%

0,4%

1,5%

1,5%

15

25

25

Lexus LX

54

497

1,4%

0,9%

0,8%

1,5%

1,2%

16

26

44

Lexus RX

54

497

1,4%

0,9%

0,8%

1,5%

1,2%

17

15

17

Toyota FJ Cruiser

48

484

1,1%

1,0%

1,6%

1,3%

1,1%

18

17

32

Nissan D22

45

467

1,0%

1,2%

1,4%

1,2%

1,1%

19

33

34

Kia Sorrento

45

415

0,8%

1,3%

0,5%

1,2%

1,0%

20

45

26

Hyundai Azera

42

372

1,0%

0,8%

0,3%

1,1%

0,9%

21

21

22

Toyota RAV4

41

517

1,3%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

22

6

6

Hyundai Elantra

40

1.060

2,5%

2,6%

3,5%

1,1%

2,5%

23

20

20

Nissan Tiida

31

858

2,5%

1,9%

1,1%

0,8%

2,0%

24

27

19

Isuzu D-Max

31

378

0,8%

1,1%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

25

60

13

Kia Carens

29

355

1,3%

0,2%

0,1%

0,8%

0,8%

South Korea car market soared 2% in April when Volkswagen smashed a new all-time record share.

In April, the car market in South Korea was up 2.6% partially recovering on cumulated sales data, now down only 1.3% from last year. While Mercedes confirmed the growing trend, Volkswagen increased the share at 1.7%, new all-time record here.

 

 

In spite of South Korea economy is struggling and internal demand falling, the light passenger vehicles market resists, also thanks to the tax reduction applied by the government few months ago. In April, sales were 132.136, up 2.6% with year-to-date sales were 488.381, down 1.3%.

All lobbies are very active in the country against the “invasion” from foreign makers as Koreans automakers are for the first time facing an internal competition and consumers are finally welcoming the opportunity to choose among hundreds models.

German Premium brands had already achieved in this country a respectable share, with BMW performing better than globally, in average.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Hyundai sold 58.365 vehicles further reinforcing the market share, climbed at 44.2%, up 1.0 points from first quarter 2013. Year-to-date sales were 212.121 with a share of 43.4%. The Sonata advanced as the models leadership.

Kia in second sold 40.554 cars with a share of 30.7%, up 0.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 149.204 with a share of 30.6%, really stable if compared with the last three quarters. The Top model, the Morning (called Picanto in many others markets) has lost the leadership, slipping in second place.

Chevrolet/Daewoo in 3rd sold 10.260 units, with a share of 7.8%, down 2.2 points from the previous month. While March was above the expectations, April Performance was really awful! Year-to-date sales were 43.232 with a share of 8.9%.

SsangYong in 4th sold 5.115 units with a share of 3.9%, up 0.1 points from the previous month. Cumulate sales in April were 18.408 with a share of 3.8%. The top model, the Korando Sport, was ranked 20th.

Renault/Samsung was 5th with 4.535 sales and a share of 3.4%, down 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 17.284 with a share of 3.5%, down 0.1 points from Q3.

BMW in 6th sold 2.719 units, with a share of 2.1%, down 0.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 11.492 with a share of 2.4%. BMW share in Korea is already higher than in the World.

Mercedes was 7th with 2.324 sales and 1.8%, up 0.2 points from the previous month, consolidating a good progression shown in the last period. Year-to-date sales were 7.789 with a share of 1.6%.

Volkswagen was 8th with 2.206 units and a share of 1.7%, up 0.4 points from the previous month and new all-time record share in this market. Year-to-date sales were 7.256 with a share of 1.7%.

Audi was 9th with 1.713 units and a share of 1.3%, up 0.3 points from the previous month. YTD sales were 6.124 with a share of 1.3%.

Toyota outpaced Ford and advanced in 10th place with 551 units and 0.4% of market share. YTD sales were 2.041.

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

Rank Ytd

Brand

Apr

YTD 2013

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

Ytd M 2013

1

Hyundai

58.365

   212.121

42,6%

43,9%

43,2%

43,0%

44,2%

43,4%

2

Kia

40.554

   149.204

31,5%

31,0%

30,5%

30,3%

30,7%

30,6%

3

Chevrolet

10.260

     43.232

9,6%

9,7%

9,3%

10,0%

7,8%

8,9%

4

SsangYong

5.115

     18.408

3,3%

3,3%

3,7%

3,8%

3,9%

3,8%

5

Renault Samsung

4.535

     17.284

3,6%

3,8%

3,6%

3,7%

3,4%

3,5%

6

BMW

2.719

     11.492

2,0%

1,6%

2,5%

2,2%

2,1%

2,4%

7

Mercedes

2.324

       7.789

1,6%

1,2%

1,5%

1,6%

1,8%

1,6%

8

Volkswagen

2.206

       7.256

1,4%

1,4%

1,4%

1,3%

1,7%

1,5%

9

Audi

1.723

       6.124

1,1%

0,9%

1,2%

1,0%

1,3%

1,3%

10

Ford

551

       2.055

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

11

Toyota

576

       2.041

0,8%

0,7%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

12

Honda

503

       1.794

0,3%

0,2%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

13

Lexus

573

       1.666

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

14

Mini

440

       1.495

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

15

Chrysler

304

       1.279

0,3%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

16

Nissan

301

           970

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

17

Peugeot

300

           890

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

18

Land Rover

230

           847

0,1%

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

19

Porsche

155

           622

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

20

Volvo

119

           571

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

Hyundai Sonata advanced in first position among top models, with 8.730 sales and a share of 6.6%, up 0.4 points from the previous month.

The previous month leader, the Kia Morning, was second with 8.080 units and 6.1% of share while Hyundai Avante was third, down 1 spot, with 7.965 units, just 21 more than the Porter in 4th.

Hyundai Grandeur was 5th, followed by Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia K3, K5 and Bongo. The tenth was the Hyundai Grand Starex.

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

Rank Apr

Rank Mar

Rank 2012

Model

Apr

Ytd Apr

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar

Apr

Ytd Apr

1

3

2

Hyundai Sonata

8.730

30.650

6,6%

7,3%

6,7%

6,2%

6,2%

6,6%

6,3%

2

1

3

Kia Morning

8.080

31.542

6,6%

6,6%

5,5%

6,6%

6,8%

6,1%

6,5%

3

2

1

Hyundai Avante

7.965

29.250

7,3%

7,3%

7,1%

6,0%

6,4%

6,0%

6,0%

4

5

5

Hyundai Porter

7.944

29.843

5,6%

5,3%

5,9%

6,1%

5,6%

6,0%

6,1%

5

4

4

Hyundai Grandeur

7.725

31.011

5,7%

5,4%

5,3%

6,5%

6,1%

5,8%

6,3%

6

6

7

Hyundai Santa Fe

7.444

26.926

5,1%

5,1%

6,0%

5,5%

5,4%

5,6%

5,5%

7

8

18

Kia K3

5.067

18.726

0,0%

1,0%

5,2%

3,8%

4,2%

3,8%

3,8%

8

9

6

Kia K5

4.973

17.998

5,8%

4,8%

4,2%

3,7%

3,8%

3,8%

3,7%

9

11

9

Kia Bongo

4.843

18.483

3,4%

2,6%

3,2%

3,8%

3,4%

3,7%

3,8%

10

10

10

Hyundai Grand Starex

4.266

16.464

3,4%

2,0%

3,2%

3,4%

3,4%

3,2%

3,4%

11

12

11

Kia Sportage R

3.616

12.279

2,8%

3,3%

2,3%

2,4%

2,4%

2,7%

2,5%

12

7

8

Chevrolet Spark

3.610

19.143

4,8%

4,3%

3,8%

4,4%

4,2%

2,7%

3,9%

13

13

13

Hyundai Tucson ix

3.414

11.412

2,1%

2,6%

2,6%

2,2%

2,3%

2,6%

2,3%

14

15

17

Hyundai Accent

3.084

9.617

2,2%

2,1%

1,8%

1,8%

1,9%

2,3%

2,0%

15

16

16

Kia Carnival R

2.762

10.090

2,1%

2,2%

1,8%

2,1%

1,9%

2,1%

2,1%

16

14

15

Samsung SM5

2.457

10.151

1,8%

1,8%

2,4%

2,2%

2,1%

1,9%

2,1%

17

19

14

Kia Sorento R

2.319

8.037

2,0%

2,8%

2,3%

1,6%

1,6%

1,8%

1,6%

18

18

12

Kia Ray

2.300

8.757

2,9%

2,5%

1,9%

1,8%

1,9%

1,7%

1,8%

19

17

21

Kia K7

2.285

9.575

1,1%

0,9%

2,1%

2,0%

1,9%

1,7%

2,0%

20

21

20

SsangYong Korando Sports

1.690

6.393

1,5%

1,2%

1,0%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

21

38

45

Kia Carens

1.512

2.943

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,4%

1,1%

0,6%

22

20

25

SsangYong Korando C

1.493

5.814

1,0%

1,2%

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

23

23

24

Samsung SM3

1.440

4.942

1,1%

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

24

26

23

Chevrolet Orlando

1.193

3.935

1,1%

1,1%

1,4%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

25

28

27

Kia Pride

1.193

4.099

1,1%

1,0%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%