October 25, 2021

Iraq January-April 2021: Kia monopolises podium, MG up to #6 in market up 34.4%

MG is up to #6 brand in Iraq so far in 2021.

New light vehicle sales in Iraq soar 34.4% year-on-year over the first four months of 2021 to 22.866 registrations. The market is fragmenting slightly this year with the Top 3 carmakers all losing share on their FY2020 level. Kia is down from 47.2% to 43%, Toyota down from 19.2% to 16.8% and Hyundai down from 16.6% to 13.3%. This means some brands are enlarging their footprint in Iraq so far in 2021. Indeed Nissan climbs one spot to #4 and 5.8% share vs. 3.1% last year, Jeep is up from 3.4% to 5% but down one rank to #5 while the most spectacular leap is delivered by MG up from 1.1% over the Full Year 2020 to 4.1% so far this year and #6 vs. #9 over FY2020. Great Wall (#8) and Haval (#11) now report sales in the region and are with Changan (#10) the other Chinese carmakers in the Iraqi charts.

In the models ranking, the Kia Frontier remains by far the best-seller in the country but sees its market share drop slightly from 22.4% over FY2020 to 19.5% so far this year. The Kia Sorento also dips from 11.8% to 10.7% but the Kia Sportage is up two spots to #3 and 8.5% share, making the podium 100% Kia and dislodging the Hyundai Tucson (#4) and Toyota Hilux (#5). Below, the Toyota Land Cruiser and Jeep Grand Cherokee leap past the Hyundai Elantra while the Nissan Sunny is up 36 ranks to #9 and the Nissan X-Trail up 6 to #10. Not because of a recent launch but due to the brands now sharing sales for the region, the Great Wall Wingle makes its first appearance at #12 and the Haval H6 at #24.

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Full January-April 2021 Top 22 All-brands and Top 50 models below.

Iraq January-April 2021 – brands:

Pos Brand Jan-Apr 21 % FY20
1 Kia 9,840 43.0% 1
2 Toyota 3,849 16.8% 2
3 Hyundai 3,039 13.3% 3
4 Nissan 1,317 5.8% 5
5 Jeep 1,147 5.0% 4
6 MG 933 4.1% 9
7 Chevrolet 683 3.0% 6
8 Great Wall 480 2.1%  –
9 Dodge 328 1.4% 10
10 Changan 279 1.2% 8
11 Haval 262 1.1%  –
12 Ford 187 0.8% 15
13 GMC 172 0.8% 11
14 Land Rover 164 0.7% 12
15 Suzuki 59 0.3% 13
16 Chrysler 38 0.2% 16
17 Cadillac 24 0.1% 19
18 Ram 21 0.1% 17
19 Jaguar 17 0.1% 20
20 Mazda 17 0.1% 18
21 Mitsubishi 10 0.0% 7
22 Renault 0 0.0% 14

Iraq January-April 2021 – models:

Pos Model Jan-Apr 21 % FY20
1 Kia Frontier 4,454 19.5% 1
2 Kia Sorento 2,449 10.7% 2
3 Kia Sportage 1,955 8.5% 5
4 Hyundai Tucson 1,645 7.2% 3
5 Toyota Hilux 1,468 6.4% 4
6 Toyota Land Cruiser SW 1,136 5.0% 7
7 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1,127 4.9% 8
8 Hyundai Elantra 797 3.5% 6
9 Nissan Sunny 599 2.6% 45
10 Nissan X-Trail 475 2.1% 16
11 Toyota Corolla 461 2.0% 10
12 Great Wall Wingle 362 1.6%  –
13 Chevrolet Tahoe 360 1.6% 17
14 Kia Optima 353 1.5% 13
15 Toyota Prado 295 1.3% 15
16 Kia Cerato 280 1.2% 14
17 Chevrolet Captiva 279 1.2% 12
18 MG HS 244 1.1% 36
19 MG5 238 1.0% 47
20 Hyundai Santa Fe 237 1.0% 11
21 Dodge Charger 221 1.0% 22
22 Toyota RAV4 181 0.8% 19
23 MG ZS 175 0.8% 53
24 Haval H6 171 0.7%  –
25 Toyota Camry 169 0.7% 24
26 Kia Pegas 161 0.7% 20
27 Hyundai H1/Starex 149 0.7% 31
28 GMC Yukon 122 0.5% 27
29 Hyundai Accent 120 0.5% 39
30 Nissan Urvan 119 0.5% 18
31 Great Wall Poer 118 0.5%  –
32 MG RX5 105 0.5% 52
33 Dodge Durango 101 0.4% 32
34 Nissan Patrol 99 0.4% 72
35 MG RX8 95 0.4% 55
36 Hyundai H100 91 0.4%  –
37 Toyota Land Cruiser H/D 77 0.3% 44
38 Kia Seltos 75 0.3% 21
39 Changan Alsvin 63 0.3% 25
40 Ford Escape 61 0.3% 58
41 Kia Telluride 55 0.2% 28
42 Changan CS75 54 0.2% 34
43 Range Rover 54 0.2% 42
44 Ford Ranger 52 0.2% 73
45 Changan Eado 51 0.2% 37
46 Haval H9 49 0.2%  –
47 Changan CS35 45 0.2% 49
48 MG6 42 0.2% 68
49 Changan CS95 38 0.2% 50
50 Chrysler 300C 38 0.2% 56

Source: Manufacturers

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