15 December 2017

Car Sales Lebanon: 2013


For 2013, the 2% increase was down on the previous year. The two top Korean brands continued their dominance, with Nissan falling away from them. Toyota was making a move up and Mitsubishi had a great 12 months after a very poor year before. European brands are quite popular but not among the very best selling makes. Land Rover had an annus mirabilis, over doubling sales and reaching #12 ranking.

The list below is colour coded according to regions the brand is associated with. Yellow is Asia, salmon Japan. North America is dark blue and Europe light blue.


09 10 11 12 13 Make 2013 % +/-

3 1 1 1 1 Kia 9,310 26% -2%

4 3 3 2 2 Hyundai 6,901 19% 6%

1 2 2 3 3 Nissan 4,974 14% -14%

2 4 5 4 4 Toyota 2,189 6% 18%

7 5 4 5 5 Chevrolet 1,184 3% -21%

5 7 6 6 6 Renault 1,065 3% -18%

9 6 9 18 7 Mitsubishi 940 3% 195%

14 13 10 7 8 VW 823 2% 4%

11 12 8 8 9 Mercedes 743 2% 6%

16 14 11 11 10 Audi 681 2% 19%

6 8 7 10 11 Peugeot 614 2% -1%

25 21 21 20 12 Land Rover 607 2% 109%

12 9 13 12 13 Mazda 586 2% 16%

23 20 17 14 14 Dacia 562 2% 35%

10 11 12 15 15 Honda 529 1% 30%

8 10 14 9 16 BMW 428 1% -36%

38 36 41 21 17 Geely 361 1% 37%

17 16 16 17 18 Suzuki 338 1% -1%

24 27 20 16 19 Chrysler 325 1% -8%

19 19 18 19 20 Porsche 286 1% -4%

30 29 25 26 21 Ford 277 1% 70%

15 15 15 13 22 Seat 236 1% -44%

28 23 27 28 23 Subaru 218 1% 66%

13 18 22 22 24 GM US 205 1% -13%

21 22 24 29 25 Infiniti 201 1% 90%

20 17 19 23 26 Citroën 176
-20%

32 33 28 25 27 MINI 174
-17%

29 28 23 24 28 Škoda 148
-32%

34 30 26 27 29 Fiat 138
-1%

- - - - 30 BYD 127
n/a

33 34 34 33 31 Volvo 114
81%

- - 30 31 32 JAC 109
45%

22 25 33 37 33 Chery 106
141%

26 32 35 36 34 Lexus 92
74%

27 24 29 30 35 Jaguar 83
-8%

37 39 36 32 36 smart 59
-19%

31 31 31 33 37 Opel 56
-11%

- - 37 38 38 DFSK 33
18%

42 38 37 40 39 Maserati 24
26%

- 43 32 35 40 Brilliance 22
-59%


Other 65


Total 36,109
2%

Data source: AIA.

14 December 2017

Car Sales Lebanon: 2012

By 2012, Hyundai and Kia had secured the top two spots in the market, with combined penetration of 45%. Add Nissan and three brands exceed 60%, which is surprising in a country that has no car industry that would attract partisan support. As neither the top two brands stir any emotion within me, their success is not something I can relate to. However, they certainly strike a chord with people in Lebanon.

The list below is colour coded according to regions the brand is associated with. Yellow is Asia, salmon Japan. North America is dark blue and Europe light blue.


08 09 10 11 12 Make 2012 % +/-

3 3 1 1 1 Kia 9,484 27% 14%

5 4 3 3 2 Hyundai 6,507 18% 22%

1 1 2 2 3 Nissan 5,811 16% 0%

2 2 4 5 4 Toyota 1,861 5% 31%

6 7 5 4 5 Chevrolet 1,491 4% 4%

8 5 7 6 6 Renault 1,302 4% 9%

14 14 13 10 7 VW 792 2% 29%

12 11 12 8 8 Mercedes 698 2% -5%

11 8 10 14 9 BMW 667 2% 41%

4 6 8 7 10 Peugeot 622 2% -29%

17 16 14 11 11 Audi 573 2% 5%

10 12 9 13 12 Mazda 507 1% 8%

16 15 15 15 13 Seat 424 1% -5%

20 23 20 17 14 Dacia 417 1% 19%

7 10 11 12 15 Honda 408 1% -11%

26 24 27 20 16 Chrysler 353 1% 40%

21 17 16 16 17 Suzuki 343 1% -10%

13 9 6 9 18 Mitsubishi 319 1% -50%

25 19 19 18 19 Porsche 297 1% -5%

23 25 21 21 20 Land Rover 291 1% 26%

37 38 36 41 21 Geely 264 1% n/a

9 13 18 22 22 GM US 235 1% 3%

18 20 17 19 23 Citroën 220 1% -15%

27 29 28 23 24 Škoda 217 1% 15%

32 32 33 28 25 MINI 209 1% 65%

31 30 29 25 26 Ford 163
3%

30 34 30 26 27 Fiat 139
-9%

22 28 23 27 28 Subaru 131
2%

27 29 22 24 29 Infiniti 106
-43%

24 27 24 29 30 Jaguar 90
-21%

- - - 30 31 JAC 75
-29%

36 37 39 36 32 smart 73
59%

28 31 31 31 33 Opel 63
-25%

35 33 34 34 33 Volvo 63
13%

- - 43 32 35 Brilliance 54
-10%

29 26 32 35 36 Lexus 53
10%

- 22 25 33 37 Chery 44
-20%

- - - 37 38 DFSK 28
65%

15 18 26 39 39 Daihatsu 21
17%

40 42 38 37 40 Maserati 19
12%


Other 43


Total 35,477
9%

Data source: AIA.