October 25, 2021

United Arab Emirates January-April 2021: Toyota Land Cruiser topples Nissan Patrol in market up 12.2%

The Toyota Land Cruiser is the best-selling vehicle in the UAE so far in 2021.

Emirati new car sales are up 12.2% year-on-year over the first four months of 2021 to 59.502 vs. 53.045 a year ago. The market is fragmenting slightly over the period with the Top 2 carmakers holding 52.2% share vs. 55.4% over the Full Year 2020. Toyota drops from 34.1% to 31.8% share and Nissan falls from 21.3% to 20.4%. In an unchanged Top 5, Mitsubishi improves to 9.5% share, Kia to 4.1% and Lexus is down to 3.4%. Outstanding performance by Suzuki up 8 spots on its FY2020 ranking to #6 while GMC is up 6 ranks to #10. Chinese MG (#20) and Changan (#23) are only moderately successful here, with Great Wall (#32) and Haval (#33) each only holding 0.1% of the market.

Over in the models ranking, the Toyota Land Cruiser topples the Nissan Patrol at 8.1% share vs. 7.4%, while the Toyota Hilux and Nissan Sunny remain at #3 and #4 respectively. The Mitsubishi Attrage is up six spots on its FY2020 ranking to round out the Top 5 ahead of the Toyota Prado and Hiace. The Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup remains at #8, the Mitsubishi Pajero is down four ranks to #9 and the Toyota Camry is down three to #10. Notice also the Suzuki Swift Dzire up 55 spots to #15, the GMC Sierra up 14 to #17, the Nissan X-Terra up 109 to #23 and the Mitsubishi Montero Sport up 35 to #24.

Previous post: UAE Full Year 2020: Nissan Patrol scores third win in past 4 years, market down -29.5%

One year ago: UAE Q1 2020: Market down -8.7% but March sales sink -28.4%

Full January-April 2021 Top 40 All-brands and Top 100 models below.

UAE January-April 2021 – brands:

Pos Brand Jan-Apr 21 % FY20
1 Toyota 18,927 31.8% 1
2 Nissan 12,130 20.4% 2
3 Mitsubishi 5,675 9.5% 3
4 Kia 2,418 4.1% 4
5 Lexus 1,999 3.4% 5
6 Suzuki 1,717 2.9% 14
7 Honda 1,564 2.6% 8
8 Hyundai 1,469 2.5% 6
9 Chevrolet 1,464 2.5% 9
10 GMC 1,417 2.4% 16
11 Ford 1,352 2.3% 7
12 Jeep 1,237 2.1% 10
13 Land Rover 1,109 1.9% 13
14 Mazda 1,023 1.7% 15
15 Renault 981 1.6% 12
16 Hino 585 1.0% 11
17 Peugeot 526 0.9% 20
18 Infiniti 511 0.9% 18
19 Isuzu 466 0.8% 19
20 MG 447 0.8% 17
21 Lincoln 336 0.6% 21
22 Dodge 310 0.5% 24
23 Changan 292 0.5% 27
24 Cadillac 288 0.5% 22
25 Volvo 243 0.4% 25
26 Ram 185 0.3% 23
27 Alfa Romeo 169 0.3% 28
28 Jaguar 112 0.2% 26
29 Maserati 90 0.2% 29
30 Fiat 89 0.1% 30
31 Genesis 80 0.1% 32
32 Great Wall 71 0.1%  –
33 Haval 59 0.1%  –
34 Subaru 57 0.1% 31
35 Opel 56 0.1% 33
36 Chrysler 26 0.0% 36
37 Citroen 15 0.0% 37
38 Aston Martin 6 0.0% 35
39 Geely 1 0.0% 34

UAE January-April 2021 – models:

Pos Brand Model Jan-Apr 21 % FY20
1 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER SW 4,803 8.1% 2
2 NISSAN PATROL 4,416 7.4% 1
3 TOYOTA HILUX 3,572 6.0% 3
4 NISSAN SUNNY 2,879 4.8% 4
5 MITSUBISHI ATTRAGE 1,881 3.2% 11
6 TOYOTA PRADO 1,582 2.7% 6
7 TOYOTA HIACE 1,408 2.4% 9
8 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER H/D 1,347 2.3% 8
9 MITSUBISHI PAJERO 1,224 2.1% 5
10 TOYOTA CAMRY 1,211 2.0% 7
11 TOYOTA FORTUNER 948 1.6% 13
12 MITSUBISHI L200 919 1.5% 10
13 TOYOTA YARIS 919 1.5% 12
14 TOYOTA COROLLA 895 1.5% 16
15 SUZUKI SWIFT DZIRE 854 1.4% 70
16 NISSAN ALTIMA 840 1.4% 17
17 GMC SIERRA 802 1.3% 31
18 NISSAN KICKS 784 1.3% 15
19 LEXUS LX 729 1.2% 14
20 JEEP WRANGLER 697 1.2% 22
21 NISSAN X-TRAIL 662 1.1% 18
22 NISSAN URVAN 646 1.1% 19
23 NISSAN X TERRA 605 1.0% 132
24 MITSUBISHI MONTERO SPORT 601 1.0% 59
25 TOYOTA RUSH 554 0.9% 21
26 HONDA CIVIC 547 0.9% 35
27 TOYOTA RAV4 528 0.9% 20
28 LEXUS ES 448 0.8% 26
29 MITSUBISHI ASX 436 0.7% 36
30 KIA PEGAS 426 0.7% 44
31 KIA SELTOS 402 0.7% 46
32 FORD F-SERIES 399 0.7% 29
33 NISSAN SENTRA 396 0.7% 27
34 ISUZU N-SERIES 394 0.7% 34
35 SUZUKI JIMNY 380 0.6% 40
36 MAZDA 6 369 0.6% 42
37 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 368 0.6% 30
38 KIA SPORTAGE 367 0.6% 23
39 CHEVROLET TAHOE 360 0.6% 54
40 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 358 0.6% 45
41 GMC YUKON 328 0.6% 65
42 HONDA HR-V 325 0.5% 39
43 KIA PICANTO 325 0.5% 77
44 NISSAN MICRA 307 0.5% 37
45 HONDA CR-V 306 0.5% 62
46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 304 0.5% 64
47 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 301 0.5% 94
48 HYUNDAI ACCENT 296 0.5% 28
49 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS 292 0.5% 48
50 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER VELAR 279 0.5% 52
51 HINO 300 Series 271 0.5% 24
52 HINO 700 Series 268 0.5% 33
53 NISSAN MAXIMA 262 0.4% 88
54 MAZDA CX-5 259 0.4% 55
55 LEXUS RX 255 0.4% 47
56 RENAULT KOLEOS 244 0.4% 75
57 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 232 0.4% 38
58 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT 231 0.4% 57
59 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 223 0.4% 133
60 RENAULT MEGANE 220 0.4% 73
61 KIA RIO 215 0.4% 87
62 LEXUS GX 215 0.4% 60
63 CADILLAC ESCALADE 210 0.4% 80
64 RENAULT DUSTER 205 0.3% 43
65 KIA OPTIMA 199 0.3% 74
66 FORD EXPLORER 198 0.3% 91
67 HYUNDAI TUCSON 193 0.3% 32
68 HONDA ACCORD 190 0.3% 51
69 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER 189 0.3% 53
70 RAM PICKUP 185 0.3% 50
71 HYUNDAI SONATA 182 0.3% 82
72 TOYOTA C-HR 175 0.3% 98
73 CHEVROLET MALIBU 173 0.3% 89
74 SUZUKI ERTIGA 167 0.3% 69
75 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 166 0.3% 121
76 HYUNDAI CRETA 162 0.3% 61
77 DODGE DURANGO 161 0.3% 124
78 JEEP GLADIATOR 160 0.3% 143
79 MG 5 159 0.3% 49
80 RENAULT SYMBOL 155 0.3% 58
81 MAZDA CX-9 154 0.3% 66
82 INFINITI QX80 152 0.3% 90
83 Mitsubishi Xpander 151 0.3% 180
84 CHANGAN CS85 149 0.3% 156
85 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 148 0.2% 116
86 MG ZS 145 0.2% 110
87 NISSAN NAVARA 144 0.2% 41
88 SUZUKI SWIFT 141 0.2% 106
89 GMC ACADIA 137 0.2% 125
90 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 137 0.2% 122
91 HYUNDAI H1 135 0.2% 68
92 RENAULT DOKKER 131 0.2% 84
93 PEUGEOT PARTNER 130 0.2% 97
94 INFINITI QX50 129 0.2% 93
95 ALFA ROMEO Giulietta 128 0.2% 134
96 FORD EXPEDITION 126 0.2% 95
97 INFINITI Q50 126 0.2% 105
98 LEXUS NX 122 0.2% 83
99 JEEP COMPASS 114 0.2% 114
100 LINCOLN AVIATOR 111 0.2% 128

Source: Manufacturers

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