The Isuzu D-Max is estimated to be the best-selling vehicle in the Solomon Islands in 2018.
The Solomon Islands are located east of Papua New Guinea and composed of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands stretching 1.500 km (930 mi). Solomon is home to 599.419 inhabitants and has sometimes been described as an ‘unformed state’. The country’s capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal.
Solomon Islands location – picture courtesy Wikipedia
After 3 consecutive years of freefall, the Solomon new car market rallies back up 19.5% year-on-year in 2018 to 270 sales. Toyota (+11%) remains ultra-dominant but sees its share thaw from 48.2% to 44.8% whereas Isuzu (+21.3%) outpaces the market to hit 33.7% and Hyundai (+43.8%) does so even more spectacularly to reach 8.5%, overtaking Nissan (-5.3%) with Kia (+142.9%) in tow. Model-wise, given the score of Isuzu it is reasonable to estimate that the D-Max pickup is the best-selling vehicle in the country, while the Toyota Hilux (-8.1%) and Land Cruiser 70 (+3%) now sell exactly the same amount and the Prado (+14.3%) shines.
Full Year 2018 Top 5 All-brands and Top 9 All Toyota models below.