The Mitsubishi Lancer EX is the best-selling car in the UAE in 2015.
* Now updated with the Top 44 All-brands and Top 384 All-models *
New car sales in the United Arab Emirates are up 4% year-on-year in 2015 to 401.922 units, and Toyota remains ultra-dominant here despite sales down 1% that bring back its market share to 31.4% vs. 33.1% a year ago. Below Nissan up 2% to 15.7% share, the most spectacular evolution is delivered by Mitsubishi up a fantastic 62% to 55.413 units and 13.8% share vs. 8.9% in 2014. Even more impressive: Mitsubishi manages to place the Lancer EX above all Toyotas in 2015 thanks to sales up a whopping 173% to 27.553. An extraordinary performance by the Japanese manufacturer. BMW is up an equally impressive 24% to gain two spot and establish itself as the #4 brand in the country, bypassing Hyundai (-18%) and Ford (+1%). Further down, Land Rover is up 11%, Infiniti up 12%, GMC up 15%, Renault and Cadillac up 22% and Subaru up 54%.
Exceptional year for the BMW X5: sales up 114% to #12 overall.
Over in the models sales charts, the Toyota Hilux gets knocked down to #2 below the Mitsubishi Lancer EX despite sales up 3% and an unchanged market share at 5.3%, the Toyota Land Cruiser is up 15% to #3, the Mitsubishi Pajero up a fantastic 40% and 3 spots to #4 and the Nissan Patrol up 9% to #5. This means the Toyota Prado (-20%) and Corolla (-10%), once leaders in their segments, get pushed down the ranking to #6 and #7 respectively. The other impressive surge in the Top 20 is delivered by the BMW X5 more than doubling its sales (+114%) thanks to the new generation to land at #12 with 8.191 units.
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Previous year: UAE Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux overtakes Prado
Two years ago: UAE Full Year 2013: Toyota Prado edges Hilux out
Full Year 2015 Top 44 All-brands and Top 384 All-models vs. Full 2014 figures below.