October 25, 2021

Lebanon January-April 2021: Nissan Sunny storms into pole position in market down -28.3%

The Nissan Sunny is the best-selling vehicle in Lebanon so far in 2021.

The Lebanese new car market dives -28.3% year-on-year over the first four months of 2021 to just 3.166 registrations compared to 4.419 a year ago, a result that was affected by Covid-19. It is a testimony of the economic crisis the country is going through at the moment. At the lead of the brands ranking, Toyota gains over ten percentage points of share on its FY2020 level, going  from 23.7% to 35.2%. Nissan also improves from 17.8% to 23.6% as does Lexus leaping from #7 and 4% share to #3 and 10.4%. Suzuki is stable at 6.3% and overtakes Mitsubishi down from 9.1% to 4.9%. The remainder of the Top 10 all lose share vs. FY2020 with Renault, Hyundai, Kia, Land Rover and MG all weighing less in the Lebanese market than they were last year.

The models ranking is completely reshuffled and volatile this year: the Nissan Sunny is the runaway leader with 19% share thanks to the new generation as opposed to just 1% share and #23 over the Full Year 2020. The Toyota Land Cruiser remains at #2 but doubles its market share from 6.7% to 13.5% while the Toyota Hilux leaps from #10 and 2.6% to #2 and 9.3%. It distances the Toyota Corolla at 5.5% and the Lexus LX at 4.7%. The Nissan X-Trail, Suzuki Swift Dzire, Renault Duster and Lexus RX also improve drastically in the remainder of the Top 10.

Discover over a decade worth of Lebanon Historical Data here.

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Full January-April 2021 Top 35 All-brands and Top 40 models below.

Lebanon January-April 2021 – brands:

Pos Brand Jan-Apr 21 % FY20
1 Toyota 1,113 35.2% 1
2 Nissan 746 23.6% 2
3 Lexus 330 10.4% 7
4 Suzuki 198 6.3% 5
5 Mitsubishi 154 4.9% 4
6 Renault 107 3.4% 6
7 Hyundai 100 3.2% 9
8 Kia 83 2.6% 3
9 Land Rover 63 2.0% 11
10 MG 41 1.3% 10
11 Chevrolet 39 1.2% 8
12 Infiniti 37 1.2% 14
13 Cadillac 33 1.0% 19
14 GMC 23 0.7% 15
15 Opel 17 0.5% 22
16 Hino 13 0.4% 24
17 Isuzu 13 0.4% 23
18 Jeep 9 0.3% 16
19 Geely 8 0.3% 26
20 Fiat 5 0.2% 29
21 Genesis 5 0.2% 33
22 Jaguar 5 0.2% 21
23 Mazda 5 0.2% 17
24 Peugeot 5 0.2% 12
25 Citroen 4 0.1% 18
26 Subaru 4 0.1% 20
27 Aston Martin 2 0.1% 32
28 Maserati 2 0.1% 25
29 Alpine 1 0.0%  –
30 Ford 1 0.0% 27
31 Volvo 1 0.0% 30
32 Alfa Romeo 0 0.0% 28
33 Datsun 0 0.0% 31
34 Dodge 0 0.0% 34
35 Honda 0 0.0% 13

Lebanon January-April 2021 – models:

Pos Model Jan-Apr 21 % 2020 % FY20
1 Nissan Sunny 600 19.0% 108 1.0% 23
2 Toyota Land Cruiser SW 426 13.5% 723 6.7% 2
3 Toyota Hilux 294 9.3% 282 2.6% 10
4 Toyota Corolla 173 5.5% 316 2.9% 7
5 Lexus LX 148 4.7% 138 1.3% 20
6 Nissan X-Trail 111 3.5% 257 2.4% 11
7 Suzuki Swift Dzire 110 3.5% 0.0%  –
8 Mitsubishi L200 81 2.6% 403 3.8% 4
9 Renault Duster 78 2.5% 212 2.0% 13
10 Lexus RX 63 2.0% 65 0.6% 42
11 Lexus ES 61 1.9% 91 0.8% 31
12 Toyota Wigo 52 1.6% 93 0.9% 29
13 Kia Sportage 49 1.5% 256 2.4% 12
14 Lexus NX 45 1.4% 49 0.5% 55
15 Toyota Camry 37 1.2% 90 0.8% 32
16 Infiniti QX80 35 1.1% 18 0.2% 95
17 Toyota RAV4 30 0.9% 56 0.5% 47
18 Toyota Fortuner 27 0.9% 20 0.2% 85
19 Hyundai i10 25 0.8% 54 0.5% 48
20 Hyundai Tucson 25 0.8% 64 0.6% 43
21 Mitsubishi Pajero 25 0.8% 103 1.0% 26
22 Range Rover Velar 25 0.8% 38 0.4% 63
23 Toyota Prado 25 0.8% 96 0.9% 28
24 Suzuki Vitara 23 0.7% 123 1.1% 21
25 Cadillac Escalade 21 0.7% 16 0.1% 102
26 Suzuki Swift 21 0.7% 196 1.8% 15
27 Chevrolet Tahoe 20 0.6% 111 1.0% 22
28 GMC Yukon 19 0.6% 31 0.3% 72
29 Kia Picanto 19 0.6% 310 2.9% 8
30 Nissan Patrol 19 0.6% 799 7.4% 1
31 Toyota FJ Cruiser 18 0.6% 51 0.5% 50
32 Suzuki Baleno 16 0.5% 40 0.4% 62
33 Land Rover Defender 15 0.5% 30 0.3% 73
34 Hyundai Reina 14 0.4% 66 0.6% 41
35 MG RX5 14 0.4% 69 0.6% 39
36 Suzuki Jimny 14 0.4% 139 1.3% 19
37 Toyota Dyna 14 0.4% 49 0.5% 54
38 Hyundai H1 13 0.4% 20 0.2% 86
39 Isuzu N-Series 13 0.4% 53 0.5% 49
40 Range Rover Sport 13 0.4% 29 0.3% 74

Source: Manufacturers

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