September 18, 2021

Kuwait January-April 2021: Nissan Sunny teases Toyota Land Cruiser for #1 in market up 44.4%

The Nissan Sunny is up to #2 in Kuwait so far in 2021.

The Kuwaiti new light vehicle market is up 44.4% year-on-year over the first four months of 2021 to 34.058 units vs. 23.589 over the corresponding period last year. Toyota still leads by an overwhelming margin but sees its share drop from 33.6% over the Full Year 2020 to 27.2% this time. In reverse, Nissan improves from 9.4% to 12.4% and Mitsubishi climbs up two spots from #5 and 6.3% to #3 and 7.7%, edging past Chevrolet for 22 units. Honda is also in great share and gains three ranks to land in 5th place above Lexus and Kia, but reversing course. GMC is up to 3.2% share and progresses to #10, knocking MG out of the Top 10.

Model-wise, the Toyota Land Cruiser remains the best-seller in Kuwait but drops from 8% share over the Full Year 2020 to 6.9%. In contrast, the Nissan Sunny leaps from #6 to #2 and from 2.6% to 6.6%, ending the period less than 100 sales below the Land Cruiser. The Toyota Camry and Hilux camp on their positions while the Toyota Prado is down three spots to #5. The Nissan Patrol improves its share to 2.9% but drops one rank to #6. Notice also the Honda Civic up 14 spots to #9 and the Chevrolet Captiva sliding outside the Top 10 at #11.

Discover over 15 years of Kuwait Historical Data here.

Previous post: Kuwait Full Year 2020: Toyota Land Cruiser repeats at #1, Chinese up in market down -23.7%

One year ago: Kuwait Q1 2020: Toyota up to 37.4% share, MG (+32.3%) breaks into Top 10, sales down -20.3%

Full January-April 2021 Top 38 All-brands and Top 70 models below.

Kuwait January-April 2021 – brands:

Pos Brand Jan-Apr 21 % FY20
1 Toyota 9,262 27.2% 1
2 Nissan 4,231 12.4% 2
3 Mitsubishi 2,629 7.7% 5
4 Chevrolet 2,607 7.7% 3
5 Honda 1,910 5.6% 8
6 Lexus 1,669 4.9% 6
7 Kia 1,550 4.6% 4
8 Ford 1,442 4.2% 7
9 Hyundai 1,275 3.7% 9
10 GMC 1,089 3.2% 11
11 MG 926 2.7% 10
12 Land Rover 651 1.9% 14
13 Jeep 622 1.8% 13
14 Changan 435 1.3% 12
15 Geely 409 1.2% 17
16 Dodge 342 1.0% 16
17 Mazda 330 1.0% 21
18 Ram 324 1.0% 18
19 Renault 313 0.9% 15
20 Cadillac 280 0.8% 23
21 Isuzu 266 0.8% 20
22 Suzuki 206 0.6% 19
23 Peugeot 200 0.6% 22
24 Lincoln 150 0.4% 28
25 Hino 137 0.4% 25
26 Acura 124 0.4% 26
27 Infiniti 88 0.3% 31
28 Haval 85 0.2%  –
29 Great Wall 85 0.2%  –
30 Volvo 84 0.2% 27
31 Chrysler 76 0.2% 24
32 Genesis 69 0.2% 33
33 Jaguar 66 0.2% 29
34 Maserati 54 0.2% 32
35 Subaru 39 0.1% 34
36 Fiat 22 0.1% 30
37 Alfa Romeo 9 0.0% 35
38 Aston Martin 2 0.0% 36

Kuwait January-April 2021 – models:

Pos Brand Model Jan-Apr 21 % 2020 % FY20
1 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER SW 2,363 6.9% 6,651 8.0% 1
2 NISSAN SUNNY 2,255 6.6% 2,176 2.6% 6
3 TOYOTA CAMRY 1,887 5.5% 4,727 5.7% 3
4 TOYOTA HILUX 1,305 3.8% 2,371 2.8% 4
5 TOYOTA PRADO 1,015 3.0% 4,945 5.9% 2
6 NISSAN PATROL 984 2.9% 2,229 2.7% 5
7 MITSUBISHI PAJERO 970 2.8% 1,925 2.3% 8
8 MITSUBISHI L200 917 2.7% 1,413 1.7% 13
9 HONDA CIVIC 777 2.3% 944 1.1% 23
10 CHEVROLET TAHOE 700 2.1% 1,709 2.0% 11
11 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 694 2.0% 1,877 2.2% 9
12 KIA SPORTAGE 689 2.0% 1,672 2.0% 12
13 HYUNDAI TUCSON 625 1.8% 976 1.2% 22
14 FORD F-SERIES 623 1.8% 1,959 2.3% 7
15 TOYOTA HIACE 545 1.6% 1,256 1.5% 16
16 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 545 1.6% 983 1.2% 21
17 GMC YUKON 491 1.4% 1,048 1.3% 18
18 LEXUS LX 424 1.2% 925 1.1% 24
19 TOYOTA COROLLA 409 1.2% 1,741 2.1% 10
20 LEXUS RX 393 1.2% 988 1.2% 19
21 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 391 1.1% 170 0.2% 97
22 CHEVROLET MALIBU 355 1.0% 479 0.6% 41
23 TOYOTA RUSH 343 1.0% 1,110 1.3% 17
24 TOYOTA RAV4 342 1.0% 1,290 1.5% 14
25 RAM PICKUP 324 1.0% 744 0.9% 30
26 GMC SIERRA 314 0.9% 405 0.5% 52
27 LEXUS ES 307 0.9% 985 1.2% 20
28 MG RX8 304 0.9% 440 0.5% 48
29 FORD EXPEDITION 294 0.9% 749 0.9% 29
30 DODGE CHARGER 294 0.9% 705 0.8% 31
31 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 286 0.8% 138 0.2% 106
32 HONDA ACCORD 277 0.8% 761 0.9% 28
33 NISSAN URVAN 276 0.8% 840 1.0% 26
34 HONDA CR-V 245 0.7% 564 0.7% 35
35 HONDA HR-V 241 0.7% 475 0.6% 42
36 NISSAN ALTIMA 238 0.7% 452 0.5% 46
37 MG HS 223 0.7% 405 0.5% 53
38 CHANGAN CS85 217 0.6% 253 0.3% 76
39 TOYOTA YARIS 215 0.6% 1,260 1.5% 15
40 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER H/D 203 0.6% 450 0.5% 47
41 RENAULT DOKKER 195 0.6% 465 0.6% 44
42 NISSAN KICKS 193 0.6% 497 0.6% 40
43 HYUNDAI SONATA 187 0.5% 455 0.5% 45
44 MITSUBISHI MONTERO SPORT 187 0.5% 232 0.3% 82
45 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 182 0.5% 402 0.5% 55
46 JEEP WRANGLER 179 0.5% 573 0.7% 34
47 HONDA ODYSSEY 171 0.5% 420 0.5% 51
48 LEXUS NX 170 0.5% 534 0.6% 39
49 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 168 0.5% 655 0.8% 32
50 CADILLAC ESCALADE 167 0.5% 70 0.1% 150
51 MAZDA 6 163 0.5% 278 0.3% 70
52 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER VELAR 162 0.5% 250 0.3% 77
53 TOYOTA FORTUNER 160 0.5% 537 0.6% 38
54 MITSUBISHI ASX 159 0.5% 422 0.5% 50
55 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 155 0.5% 300 0.4% 63
56 KIA OPTIMA 147 0.4% 878 1.0% 25
57 KIA CARNIVAL 147 0.4% 639 0.8% 33
58 FORD TAURUS 147 0.4% 243 0.3% 79
59 ISUZU N-SERIES 145 0.4% 340 0.4% 58
60 GEELY COOLRAY 139 0.4% 404 0.5% 54
61 NISSAN X-TRAIL 134 0.4% 803 1.0% 27
62 Geely Tugella 134 0.4% 12 0.0% 218
63 HONDA CITY 130 0.4% 169 0.2% 98
64 MG RX5 129 0.4% 474 0.6% 43
65 MG ZS 128 0.4% 283 0.3% 68
66 CHANGAN CS95 122 0.4% 285 0.3% 67
67 KIA TELLURIDE 119 0.3% 286 0.3% 66
68 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 114 0.3% 563 0.7% 36
69 GEELY AZKARRA 114 0.3% 255 0.3% 74
70 CHEVROLET BLAZER 111 0.3% 267 0.3% 72

Source: Manufacturers

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