The Toyota Land Cruiser is once again #1 in Bahrain. Picture crankandpiston.com
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New car sales in Bahrain are down 19% year-on-year in 2016 to 49.222 units. Toyota remains ultra-dominant despite sales down 25% to 20.081 or 40.8% share. That’s over four times the sales of the #2, Nissan down 20% to 9.8%. Hyundai is up 12% to 8% of the market vs. 5.9% a year ago, Lexus is down 12% to 5.7% and Kia down 34% to 3.9%, completing a Top 5 unchanged on 2015. Honda (-14%), Isuzu (-11%) and Mazda (-12%) climb up the ranking thanks to modest declines, while outside the Top 10 Jaguar (+9%), Geely (+10%), Bentley (+26%), Hino (+32%), Volvo (+44%) and Lincoln (+107%) are among the rare carmakers to lodge a year-on-year gain in 2016.
In the models ranking, the Toyota Land Cruiser remains the best-seller for the third consecutive year and the 5th time in the past 6 years despite deliveries down 26% to 9.1% share, while the Toyota Prado (-25%) overtakes the Hilux (-40%) to take the 2nd place with 6% of the market. The Toyota Corolla (-13%) and Hiace (-25%) make the Bahraini Top 5 100% Toyota (Top 6 in 2015), add the Yaris (#7) and Camry (#8) to make it seven Toyotas in the Top 8. The Hyundai Accent dislodges the Mitsubishi Lancer EX to become the most popular non-Toyota in the country at #6 overall, and one of only two non-Toyota Group nameplates in the Top 10 alongside the Isuzu N-Series (#10). The Lexus LX confirms the brilliant 9th place it already held in 2015. The Hyundai Elantra (+57%) and Lexus RX (+151%) are the most impressive gainers in the Top 50.
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Full Year 2016 Top 45 All-brands and Top 100 models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.